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A look back: September 2020 edition

It was good while it lasted. 

In early June, mask requirements for those fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19 were relaxed and local residents were enjoying seeing their neighbors smiles for the first time in more than a year.

The feeling of liberation was welcome, but of course the pandemic was not and is not over. 

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance recommending that everyone wear masks in indoor public settings, even those who are fully vaccinated. 

The state of Illinois, Cook County and the village of . . .

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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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