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When Michelle Nelson was on the precipice of winning the April election that would make her Flossmoor’s mayor, much was made of the fact that she — or her competitor — would be the first woman to hold that office. But Nelson downplayed that story throughout her campaign, insisting it was more important that Flossmoor residents elect their next mayor on her merits.

Even in victory, she said while she recognized the historic moment for the village

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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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