5/25/2021 | What You Need to Know Today

The District 233 school board voted Tuesday, Feb. 15, to reduce property taxes by $1.75 million in exchange for receiving $1.7 million in additional state funding.

This is the third time the state has made the funding available to Homewood-Flossmoor High School, with the stipulation that it abate taxes over two years. The money was not available in fiscal 2020-21, according to Lawrence Cook, chief school business official.

Illinois has shifted its school funding formula to try and give funding equity between districts that have great property wealth and those that do not. The evidence-based . . .

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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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