H-F varsity boys track & field ready for state meet Saturday

Destiny Watson, founder and CEO of You Matter 2, won a $20,000 award at the fifth annual LEGACY Awards Gala. The gala celebrates Black business owners and professionals in an evening of networking and opportunities. She won the Young Entrepreneur Award.

Watson, of Glenwood, founded You Matter 2 in 2015 as a student service organization at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The group's mission is to provide opportunities for youth to serve and make a difference in their community. You Matter 2 has won the support of the Chicago . . .

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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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