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5/6/2021 | What You Need to Know Today

Just over two weeks after confirming 13,000 COVID-19 deaths in Cook County, the Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) marked another grim pandemic milestone on Friday, confirming the County’s 14,000th death due to COVID-19 infection.

The Office noted that six weeks passed between the county’s 12,000th and 13,000th COVID-19 deaths and more than three and a half months passed between the county’s 11,000th and 12,000th COVID-19 death.

The latest milestone comes during the third surge in COVID-19 cases across the County and the nation.

The Office confirmed . . .

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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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