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Homewood approves reduced budget amid shutdown

Homewood officials cut more than $800,000 in expenses to help make up for more than $1 million in projected revenue lost in the 2020-21 budget approved by the Homewood village board Tuesday.

“We’ve been through recessions before, in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks and in 2008 with the housing meltdown and now, what looks even worse, with this whole COVID-19 thing,” Homewood Finance Director Dennis Bubenik said. “We do have, on-hand, options available. We didn’t go to the most-severe option but we would not do ourselves a favor . . .

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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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