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Flossmoor OKs pact that could lead to regional water authority

Flossmoor and 10 other south suburban communities – including Homewood – are on the verge of forming a regional commission that will study alternatives to purchasing Lake Michigan water from Chicago.

At their Dec. 19 meeting, Flossmoor village board members unanimously approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the other municipalities that is the first step toward the establishment of a regional water authority.

All 11 communities currently receive Lake Michigan water from Chicago. In recent years, the city has imposed a number of hefty price increases on its suburban water customers.

Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun . . .

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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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