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Our good fortune is your good fortune.

When Tom Houlihan decided to retire from the Chronicle, Marilyn Thomas and I knew that would leave a big pair of shoes to fill. Tom brought a half century of journalism experience to the project of building a local newspaper for Homewood and Flossmoor.

As it happened, Tom’s last gift to the newspaper and the community . . .

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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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