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Queen of hearts raffle approved for Glenwood Academy, 5th Quarter

Homewood officials approved a license for a Queen of Hearts raffle beginning this month to benefit Glenwood Academy.The village board approved the license at its Nov. 13 meeting. It includes an extension of Homewood’s usual 90-day maximum to a one-year term. It also raises the maximum prize value from $5,000 to $2 million.Queen of Hearts raffles have become a popular fundraiser in the Chicago area. A raffle board includes 54 numbered cards, a full deck plus two jokers. Participants buy a ticket and choose a number. One ticket is chosen at random in . . .

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