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Children’s author offers Churchill students a storyteller’s magic words

The Homewood District 153 school board voted Monday to arrange for the sale of $4.5 million in General Obligation bonds in January.The sale will raise money for the district’s Working Cash Fund. Voters agreed in a 2016 referendum to give the school board permission to raise property taxes to cover the sale of $9 million in bonds to help keep school finances solvent.The first half of the bonds were sold in 2017 by Mesirow Financial Inc. The firm will also handle this sale.Schools are primarily supported by property taxes and state financial aid . . .

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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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