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Homewood joins group in conducting two water-related studies

At their regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13, Homewood trustees approved joining other municipalities in a pair of studies aimed at alleviating potential issues with the water the village buys from the city of Harvey.

The first will assess the rate the village pays Harvey for water.

Robert Handler, court-appointed receiver tasked with overseeing Harvey’s water department, has issued three reports about the Harvey water system. Handler claims Homewood pays a rate of 3.25 cents per cubic foot of water. Harvey’s water expenses are 4.8 cents per cubic foot, according to Handler’s report.

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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