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Homewood board gives green light to street resufacing program

Travel on four roads in Homewood will soon become a little smoother thanks to board action at the Feb. 28 village board meeting. Trustees approved a resolution calling for a $370,000 appropriation from the 2017 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) allocation.

This is welcome news to the village. There were no resurfacing projects completed in 2016 due to the lack of funding and the uncertainty of the state’s budget situation, according to Public Works Director John Schaefer.

“Last year was the first time we did not do any street paving. But we feel more . . .

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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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