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State plans expansion of testing and alternate housing in communities of color, including new testing site in South Suburbs

Homewood's Family Video at 2000 183rd St. will be closing soon as the company shutters all of its nearly 250 stores, according to a statement on Sunday from owner Keith Hoogland. 

Hoogland cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the cause for the move, noting the reduction in foot traffic to stores and the dramatic slowdown in movie production "pushed us to the end of an era."

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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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