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Blue’s adventure ends safely with a return trip to H-F High’s ZooBots program

Blue’s adventures are over. The macaw has been returned to his perch at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

During his week away from campus and his student handler Kailyn Kirkman of Flossmoor, Blue the parrot was sighted in Country Club Hills. He may have gotten as far as Markham, but he’ll never tell.

Blue, the macaw that is part of Homewood-Flossmoor High's ZooBots program, has returned, to the delight of student Kailyn Kirkman, after a weeklong adventure. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle)

Late in the evening on Friday, Oct. 7, Flossmoor police . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at


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