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People from the region dig into composting at Homewood event

Homewood trustees voted Tuesday to authorize Mayor Richard Hofeld to enter into a contract with the owner of two downtown buildings, 17900 Dixie Highway and 2066 Ridge Road. Prior to the vote, the measure was questioned by two residents.

The purchase price will be $1.16 million — $505,000 for the Ridge Road property and $655,000 for the Dixie Highway property. The Ridge Road building will be paid for from the general fund, and the Dixie Highway building will be paid for from the water fund because the village plans to use it as the site of a new . . .

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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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