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District 161 board members voice concerns about home rule plan

The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education is still deliberating whether it will enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Homewood as the village continues its efforts to become a home rule community. A decision is expected in January but some board members are publicly stating their reservations. “I still have doubts,” said board member Cameron Nelson. “It still bothers me that this board would be party to a sales tax increase affecting other communities.” The school board discussed the proposal at its Dec. 11 meeting. During the meeting, State Rep. Will Davis also discussed the newly-approved school . . .

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