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Juneteenth got another boost Thursday when the Cook County Commission voted to make the observance of African American emancipation a county holiday. Flossmoor officials recently announced support for a local Juneteenth parade and festival in 2021 that will be organized by You Matter 2, a local youth empowerment organization.

Cook is the first county in the state to grant Juneteenth that status. The commission's vote means Juneteenth will be a paid holiday for county staff.

Donna Miller, 6th District commissioner and co-sponsor of the measure, said she hoped the move would encourage other . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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