Customers say they will miss Homewood Family Video

It's down to two.

Wind Creek Illinois, which hopes to build a casino on property in Homewood and East Hazel Crest, made the cut on Wednesday as the Illinois Gaming Board continued the process of selecting a site for a south suburban casino.

Also still in the running is a proposed casino in Matteson that would be operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Proposals for sites in Calumet City and Lynwood were eliminated by the board.

Wind Creek Hospitality President and CEO Jay Dorris welcomed the decision.

“Wind Creek Illinois is excited to have been selected by the . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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