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Page 2: Downtown Homewood is about to change

The Cook County Sheriff's Office issued a warning on Friday, April 29, of a telephone a scam where the caller identifies as a sheriff’s office employee and tells victims they’ve missed jury duty or have outstanding citations and must pay money to rectify the situation.

The caller states that if the victim makes a payment using Zelle — a money transfer app — the victim can be assigned a judge who can hear their case. An email address is provided to the victim to send the payment.

The caller uses the name of an actual sheriff’s . . .

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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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