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Young bikers ride in the Flossmoor 4th of July parade near Parker Junior High. (ABS)

Flossmoor celebrates independence in the sunshine

Although rain moved in during the afternoon, Flossmoor residents enjoyed a warm sunny morning in which to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Scenes from the annual parade by Andrew Burke-Stevenson (ABS) and Ryan Burke-Stevenson (RBS) for the H-F Chronicle. ABS gallery RBS gallery

GSU partners with SIU on combined BA/JD degree program

Students at Governors State University will be eligible for law school admission at Southern Illinois University through a new 3 + 3 partnership between the two institutions. The agreement, approved in June, also creates a way to diversify the student body at the SIU law school that over time will[Read More…]

07.04.2022 | What You Need to Know Today

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7.2.22 | What You Need to Know This Weekend

ROCKIN’ AT THE MARKET – Homewood musician and singer-songwriter Dolph Chaney performs at Homewood Farmers Market from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday.  NEW FAMILY BUSINESS – The new business Roots + Fire Water hosts its Grand Opening from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The mother-daughter business at 1941 Ridge[Read More…]

Communities hosting variety of events, concerts in July

There’s plenty happening in the Homewood and Flossmoor communities to keep everyone entertained this month.Homewood parade, picnic returnAfter a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Homewood’s popular 4th of July parade and community picnic will return this year. As in pre-pandemic times, the parade will start at the St.[Read More…]

6.30.22 | What You Need to Know Today

LISTEN ABOUT US – WGN Radio 720 features a day of special features about Homewood, including Homewood Bat Company, Homewood Disposal Service, Homewood Science Center and Ravisloe Country Club. Also find videos online by searching “WGN Your Hometown.” RACE TO VICTORY – Create and race your own aerodynamic car, and[Read More…]

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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