Community Band preparing for two July concerts

Homewood’s biggest public works project in at least a generation, the switch in water provider from Chicago via Harvey to Hammond, Indiana, via Chicago Heights, is nearing completion.

Public Works Director John Schaefer said there is one key piece of equipment left to install, a generator at the pump station in Thornton, but the water line installation was finished in September, and the pump house was placed in October after being constructed off-site.

The generator has been delayed, one of a number of challenges imposed on the project by recent worldwide supply chain problems, but Schaefer expects it . . .

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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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