H-F grad joins Biden team at AmeriCorps

Editor's note: The Homewood Fire Department will hold its annual open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. The event is fun and education, providing activities for the whole family that teach fire safety. The UCAN medical helicopter is expected to make an appearance.

The Homewood Fire Department is celebrating 125 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Homewood. The department has responded to thousands of incidents, including these notable calls:

1896: The first fire Feb. 24 engulfed the saloon of George Mertens and spread to . . .

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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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