MLK Day of Service moves to home version

After 18 months of remote learning and other COVID-19 challenges, local schools are preparing to reopen with a semblance of normal operations. The staffs at school districts in Homewood and Flossmoor are hustling to be sure the schools are ready and in compliance with state and CDC regulations when the students arrive.

All schools are undergoing a thorough cleaning; classrooms are being set up to conform with proper social distancing rules; books and equipment are being prepared.

Tom Wagner, director of operations and maintenance at Homewood-Flossmoor High, said the crews there have set up all the classrooms . . .

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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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