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Jan. 5 | What You Need to Know Today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Cook County from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, predicting heat indices from 102 to 108 degrees. The County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) offers the following tips to help residents stay safe:

  • Stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and sugary drinks.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and those with functional needs.
  • Try to stay in the shade or indoors as much as possible.
  • If working outside, take frequent breaks, preferably in an air-conditioned . . .

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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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