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Legislators look for solutions to school funding challenges

As the debate about how to best fund Illinois’ schools continues, focus has shifted to Senate Bill 16 (see related story “School Funding Legislation Would Hurt Homewood Schools”).

The legislation would reduce state allocations from wealthier districts and redistribute the monies to poorer schools. The Homewood Chronicle solicited comment from legislators representing Homewood in the Illinois Legislature.

Below are comments from 40th District Senator Toi Hutchinson, representing Homewood and Flossmoor; 15th District Senator Napoleon Harris, representing Homewood; 38th District Representative Al Riley, representing Homewood and . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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