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Homewood to consider joining new regional water agency

On Tuesday, Homewood trustees will consider joining a new group of 11 south suburban municipalities that plan to explore the feasibility of obtaining water from Lake Michigan through Hammond, Ind.Flossmoor trustees voted in December to join the group. Public Works Director John Schaefer said the exploratory project does not necessarily indicate a plan to switch water suppliers. He said the village is interested in having more control over water costs and it hopes to determine what its options are. Rates charged by Chicago have gone up significantly in recent years, he said. Homewood receives Lake Michigan water . . .

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Summer events

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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