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Work is progressing, but H-F Ice Arena may not open until Thanksgiving

Progress may seem slow, but the team assembled to help the H-F Park District get the ice arena reopened is moving with all deliberative speed, according to Debbie Kopas, parks executive director.

Kopas told park commissioners at their Feb. 15 meeting that the team of engineers, an architect and the construction manager and his support team are aware of the urgency to get the facility up and running, and she applauded them for their attempts to get the work underway as soon as possible.

The park district was forced to close the ice arena in November when the refrigeration . . .

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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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