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It might have been a prank, but it was unsettling to some Flossmoor residents. 

A van blaring a siren and driving slowly through Flossmoor neighborhoods north and west of the downtown caused concern among some residents Wednesday night, according to reports on a local social media page. 

The sound was described as the "purge siren," referring to the horror TV series in which all crime is made legal during a period knows as "the purge," which begins with a siren alert.

Several residents found the incident . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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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