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Picketers bring state budget concerns for Gov. Rauner

Homewood-Flossmoor High School will have a balanced 2018 budget. It is the 13th consecutive year the district has been in the black. Business manager Ken Parchem said the $53.76 million budget shows a 1.7 percent increase in revenues over the 2017 budget. “Overall revenues are fairly flat. We show a $600,000 overall increase. Expenditures are up 3.8 percent,” he said.  The school board is expected to approve the budget at the Sept. 19 board meeting. It is for the budget cycle July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Standard . . .

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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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