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Schools closing Thursday as storm expected to hit area (free)

UPDATE 7:55 a.m.: The forecast this morning has reduced the possible impact from the storm, now calling for 2 to 4 inches of snow. Conditions will still be windy, but the winter storm warning has been change to a winter storm advisory by the National Weather Service.

Rain. Freezing rain. Snow. Sleet. Wind. The storm predicted to hit the area Wednesday night and Thursday could include all the options winter has to offer.

Administrators in Homewood District 153, Flossmoor District 161 and Homewood-Flossmoor High School said schools will be closed Thursday. Students are to transition . . .

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Summer events

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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