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Homewood trustees approve 2015-2016 budget, signal impending fee hike

Flossmoor School District 161 officials called a halt Monday to an ambitious initiative that could have cut nearly $1.7 million in expenses from the proposed budget for next year.

Board of Education members last month trimmed about $650,000 from the proposed 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which is to be approved by September. On Monday, Frances LaBella, District 161’s assistant superintendent for business operations, said those cuts should make “a significant dent” in any budget deficit during 2015-16.

However, LaBella added that state funding is so uncertain that there is no . . .

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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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