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Water measures approved in Homewood

Homewood and Flossmoor moved closer to getting water through Chicago Heights instead of Harvey, as the village board in Homewood approved several measures Tuesday.

A 25-year agreement between Chicago Heights and Homewood will begin after the village’s current contract with Harvey is up at the end of 2022. As part of the agreement, the initial rate Homewood pays for water will be $4.05 per 1,000 gallons. Hammond, Indiana — from which Chicago Heights gets Lake Michigan water — will be paid $2.05 of that. The rate will be adjusted each year based on the . . .

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