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Home rule could help District 153 schools meet its budget shortfall

Homewood District 153 anticipates a $760,000 windfall to its budget if Homewood residents support the home rule initiative. The village board is proposing to raise the sales tax by 0.25 percent and give the additional revenue to the other taxing bodies in Homewood — School Districts 153, 161 and 233, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and the Homewood Public Library. Homewood trustees are expected to take a vote at the Dec. 12 village board meeting that will direct the Cook County Board of Elections to put the question of home rule before the voters in a March . . .

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