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Big fun with big machines: Homewood Public Works open house

Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) said an increase for schools passed by the Illinois Legislature and signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner Thursday will bring an estimated $2.23 million to schools in Homewood and Flossmoor.

Hutchinson’s district includes parts of Flossmoor. She was a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 2047 that funds these increases.

According to numbers released by Hutchinson, the legislation gives an additional $658,321 to Homewood District 153; $712,723 to Flossmoor District 161; and $864,976 to Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

“The vote means parents won’t . . .

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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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