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Retiring District 153 staff feted Wednesday with vehicle parades

Arizona developer Walt Brown, Jr. said he still plans to work with Hazel Crest and Mayor Vernard Alsberry despite a social media video criticizing plans for a development at the site of the former Calumet Country Club. 

For the first time Tuesday, Alsberry said he does not support the planned distribution warehouse. Homewood agreed to a settlement with Brown’s firm Diversified Partners in January, in part to prevent the land being disconnected from the village and annexed by Hazel Crest. 

Alsberry previously said he was "neutral" on the distribution center. In the . . .

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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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