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Groups form to campaign for and against home rule referendum

It comes down to trust. Residents will vote in a March 20 referendum to decide whether or not Homewood should become a home rule community with additional powers, including the ability to increase taxes and fees and institute new ones and take on more debt than it currently can as a non-home rule community.Village officials plan to use home rule authority to improve a rental housing inspection program, provide more flexibility in police and fire hiring and increase the sales tax rate and share those additional dollars with School Districts 153, 161 and 233, the Homewood-Flossmoor . . .

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