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Legislature working on reimbursements for South Suburban Family Shelter

Homewood-based South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS), an agency assisting domestic violence victims, may soon get reimbursements owed by the State of Illinois. The Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation that would pay SSFS for services it has provided to clients over the past year. Co-sponsors of the legislation are Reps. Will Davis (D-Homewood), Al Riley (D-Hazel Crest) and Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights). The bill is now in the Illinois Senate. Domestic violence agencies were inadvertently omitted from the state’s stopgap funding bill in June 2016, but have continued to offer services . . .

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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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