Scenes from Flossmoor 4th of July parade 2017

Scenes from Homewood 4th of July parade 2017

Homewood residents flocked to Dixie Highway and along Ridge Road on Tuesday to celebrate the nation's independence with the annual Fourth of July parade. 
Homewood Events Manager Allisa Opyd estimated about 2,000 people watched the 52 parade entries make the mile-long trek from the St. Joseph Church parking lot to Izaak Walton Preserve. 
"People started lining to get their space at 7 a.m." she said. The parade started at 10 a.m. "We had a great day. The weather worked in our favor!"

Sorrow turns to joy when singing neighbor comes home


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Truth be told, I felt terrible about the vacant real estate just behind our house.

PSC adjunct professor receives statewide honor

Prairie State College (PSC) adjunct professor of music Alexandra Green was recognized as an Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award winner.

Toxic weed alert! Wild parsnip sighted in H-F area

Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a highly toxic weed that is spreading rapidly through Illinois and has now been spotted in Homewood. Local gardener Kate Duff offers advice about identifying and safely removing the plant.

Report on long-range Flossmoor street program to debut Wednesday

Flossmoor officials Wednesday will outline plans for a multi-year street maintenance program in the village.

Results of a pavement management report (PMR) will be presented at the rescheduled village board meeting, along with preliminary proposals on how to best operate a long-range street program. Flossmoor is likely to look for alternative funding sources so that village streets can be maintained in good condition for years to come.

Testing water, bus transportation are topics at District 161 session

Updates on various projects being tackled this summer in Flossmoor School District 161 were discussed at a special board of education meeting June 26. Also, two recently graduated eighth graders from Parker Junior High were honored by the board.

Page 2: 2 long awaited infrastructure projects make progress

News about the train station, the Dixie Highway Viaduct, a young Flossmoor trumpeter who makes a television appearance, state representatives available to talk with constituents in Homewood, progress on the Homewood Police Department entrance, a benefit 5K run sponsored by St. Andrew Church, county beverage tax implementation delayed, old friends make new friends at Hot Fun in the Summertime, Homewood officials take a turn making White Castle 'burgers and a new TALK program has artists pitching their ideas to potential sponsors.


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