If Homewood voters approve a home rule referendum March 20, it will have a special benefit for Homewood School District 153. The school board on Dec. 11 approved an intergovernmental agreement with the village and gave its approval to a resolution outlining the benefits from the proposed sales tax hike. With home rule approval, the village would increase its sales tax by one-quarter of one percent from 9 to 9.25 percent. Although the village would collect the tax, it has worked out an agreement that the additional revenue will be shared with School District 153 . . .