Homewood officials Tuesday unveiled a plan to provide a revenue boost to local schools, parks and the library and cut through some red tape by becoming a home rule community. Home rule status in the village requires approval by local voters in a special referendum. Village Manager Jim Marino made a presentation on home rule to the village board at its Oct. 10 meeting. “It’s gotten to the point where there seems to be consensus amongst all of us, staff and my counterparts (at other local taxing bodies), that we need to have a conversation with the . . .
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