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District 153 approves sale of bonds funded by 2016 referendum

The Homewood District 153 board agreed to work with Mesirow Financial Inc. for the sale of $4.3 million in working cash bonds.

The sale is being underwritten by community residents who approved a referendum for a property tax increase that will cover up to $9 million in new money for Homewood’s schools.

‘These dollars are very much needed,” Superintendent Dale Mitchell said at Monday’s board meeting. From 2010 through 2015, the state reduced promised general state aid.  “The district’s been shorted $2 million in state funding over those five years . . .

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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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