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Homewood District 153 says no thanks to guns in schools proposals

Student safety is important, but Homewood District 153 board members voted unanimously not to support measures to allow staff to carry firearms in schools. Although no school district would be compelled to develop programs that allow firearms on campus, Homewood’s board members wanted to share their positions with delegates of the Illinois Association of School Boards.  The delegates will decide Nov. 17 whether three proposals advocating for such legislation should be presented to the Illinois General Assembly for consideration.  The proposals may be combined because of their similarities. The proposals call for giving local . . .

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Fall events

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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