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Homewood signs agreement in search for alternative water source

In a 5 to 1 vote Tuesday, Homewood’s Board of Trustees approved an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) to join 10 area municipalities in a search for an alternate method of obtaining Lake Michigan water rather than the existing route through the City of Chicago. Trustee Karen Washington cast the opposing vote.

Chicago has imposed hefty rate hikes in recent years: 25 percent in 2012 and 15 percent in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

In presenting the resolution request, Village Manager Jim Marino explained that due to the history of escalating water rates imposed by the . . .

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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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