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Homewood and Flossmoor, along with other Illinois municipalities, were spared a substantial revenue cut Thursday when the General Assembly passed a quick-fix deal designed to plug a $1.6 million hole in the state budget.

But Thursday’s deal only covers state expenses through the end of June; Illinois lawmakers begin work next month on the budget for the 2016 fiscal year, which starts in July. Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for a 50 percent cut in the shared municipal revenues – they are distributed through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) – and his proposal remains very . . .

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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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