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Two local Jewish organizations sponsor Good Deeds Day charity electronics collection

After a number of twists and turns in the face of multiple options on how to approach its 2021 tax levy, the Flossmoor School District 161 board of education gave its final nod of approval to a 1.5% increase over last year’s tax extension.

The school board voted unanimously Monday, Dec. 13, to approve a total levy of $25.51 million.

The district applied for another two-year Property Tax Relief Grant, through which it is to receive $1.71 million in state funds in exchange for $1.89 million in property tax abatements for two consecutive years . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

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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