COVID-19 numbers: April 1

Vaccines for the whole family are being offered at three programs hosted by School Districts 153 in Homewood and 161 in Flossmoor on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 16 and Dec. 17, and on Friday, Jan. 7.

Vaccines are safe, effective and free for all regardless of insurance and immigration status, according to school officials. Children as young as age 5 are now eligible for the vaccine.

These programs will provide first and second doses of the COVID-19 shots, booster shots and pediatric doses. A parent must be present for children ages 5 to 17 to receive the shot.

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Summer events

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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