At least one resident ‘lost everything’ in Martin Avenue fire

With the goal of convening lawmakers to discuss their policy ideas to reduce local reliance on property taxes, Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new law on Friday, Aug. 2, creating the Property Tax Relief Task Force. “This bipartisan, bicameral property tax task force will review the entirety of our property tax system, study best practices in other states and make short- and long-term recommendations by the end of the year," Pritzker said. "Together, we’ll ensure our children receive the quality education they deserve even while we provide more property tax relief for our homeowners and make our . . .

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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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