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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Illinois, the village of Homewood is encouraging all eligible residents to get vaccinated to best protect themselves, their families and their neighbors, as well as help ensure the community’s long-term economic recovery.

This recommendation follows the announcement on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine. Prior to Monday, the vaccinate was available as an emergency measure to combat the pandemic.

The village also is following guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . . .

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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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