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Community unites to oppose redevelopment project

From left, Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld, restauranteur Jim Burke, developer Bob Hansen and developer Tim Flanagan take the first shovels of dirt to mark the official start of construction of the Hartford Building. The groundbreaking ceremony took place Thursday, Dec. 16, at the building site on the corner of Ridge Road and Martin Avenue in Homewood.
(Nick Ulanowski/H-F Chronicle)

Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld, Mokena restaurant owner Jim Burke and HCF of Homewood developers Bob Hansen and Tim Flanagan stood on a vacant lot at the corner of Martin Avenue and Ridge Road. Holding shovels and wearing . . .

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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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