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H-F approves textbooks with electronic resources

Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, voted to support a bill that would restore funding for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) and community colleges.

Statewide, approximately 130,000 students use the MAP grant program to seek higher education. The bill also restores grants for technical education, adult education and adult literacy programs across Illinois that have not been funded since July 1, 2015 as a result of the ongoing budget impasse.

The legislation, Senate Bill 2043, passed both the Illinois House and Senate Jan. 28 solely on Democratic support. It is now on Gov. Bruce . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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