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Homewood officials to initiate discussion whether to seek home rule status to help address community issues

Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, gave his support to the Debt Transparency Act that is holding state agencies accountable for their finances, gives greater transparency and will save taxpayers money. “As elected officials, it is our duty to ensure that Illinois taxpayer dollars are being spent responsibly,” DeLuca said. “Since 2014, the backlog of unpaid bills has increased to over $15 billion. When agencies fail to report past due bills, it results in unnecessary late fees and penalties that hard-working families are responsible for paying. The Debt Transparency Act is a necessary step to restore stability in . . .

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Homewood 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. from St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, then follows Ridge Road to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.
  • Flossmoor 4th of July parade. Starts at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High and ends downtown, where there will be fun activities.

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