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State and national health agencies are recommending a partial return to mask-wearing, even for those who have received COVID-19 vaccines.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidelines on Tuesday recommending that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas with substantial and high transmission. Cook County is at a moderate level of transmission, one step below the substantial level, according to the CDC.

The CDC is also recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K . . .

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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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