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H-F park commissioners confront minimum wage increases in budget plans

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District officials are struggling with how best to pay the increases in the state’s minimum wage as they plan for the coming year’s budget.

The next fiscal year starts May 1. The board of commissioners expects to collect $14 million in revenue. So far, it shows expenses of $14.3 million, and administrators will be working to eliminate that $300,000 deficit by the time the budget is adopted, said Debbie Kopas, parks executive director.

As park commissioners reviewed proposed department budgets at a Tuesday, March 3, meeting, they learned . . .

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