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10.25.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

DIXIE DRAINAGE PROJECT — Nicor’s work on moving a gas line has closed the sidewalk on the east side of Dixie Highway from Willow Road south to 186th Place. Following that project, the Illinois Department of Transportation is planning to complete a drainage upgrade there, according to Homewood Public Works Director John Schaefer. That stretch of Dixie Highway often has standing water for several days following rainstorms. 

READ, ROCK ‘N’ RHYME STORYTIME — The 10:30 a.m. program at Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway, is designed for kids aged 0 to 7 years old and gives them a chance to get up and dance, shake and wiggle during stories, songs and rhymes. Registration is not required, but preferred. 

TRICK OR TREAT HOURS — The hours for trick-or-treating in Homewood and Flossmoor will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Homewood is inviting kids to trick-or-treat from 3 to 5 p.m. at village hall, 2020 Chestnut Road; the police and fire departments, 17950 Dixie Highway; the Homewood Public Library, 17917 Dixie Highway; and the Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway. 

WORKING IN WATER — David Zaber, an aquatic ecologist and environmental scientist, will present “Working in Water, an International View,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Senior Hall at Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood. He will discuss protecting and managing global water supplies for people and the environment, based on his experiences working in several African countries.


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