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Home rule proposal in Homewood discussed by District 161 board

Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members made no decision on whether to endorse a proposal for home rule status in the Village of Homewood.At the board’s Nov. 13 meeting there was no indication of what action, if any, the board will take on a possible home rule referendum. Homewood trustees are expected to approve a March referendum on home rule at their Dec. 12 meeting.  Superintendent Dana Smith said 454 students, about 20 percent of the district’s enrollment, reside in Homewood. Smith told the board that District 161 would receive $100,000 of Homewood . . .

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