Happy retirement: Judy Kubas, a teacher who brought passion for art to D161 students for 38 years

When you pop the top of a soda can or a beer, think about saving the pop tab for Dylan Parry of Homewood.

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School senior and his mom, Brooke King LaBreck, have been collecting the little bits of aluminum for years for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House. This year, their donation came to approximately 160 pounds of tabs.

Dylan was born with a congenital defect and spent weeks at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago before he was strong enough to have a life-saving surgery to remove a cyst from his chest cavity . . .

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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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