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H-F singers to help celebrate White Sox championship season at Sunday’s H-F Family Day

Homewood-Flossmoor District 233 found itself on the wrong side of two court decisions involving former Superintendent Laura Murray. The district was forced to pay an additional $225,884 to the Teachers Retirement System (TRS) after giving two 20 percent raises to Murray during her final two years with the district.

Despite making that payment in March 2009, school board members still find themselves explaining their actions. A story in the Chicago Tribune in May 2015 reported how giving raises above a 6 percent ceiling set by the Illinois legislature has forced hundreds of Illinois school districts . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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