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D161’s playgrounds in ‘poor shape,’ but how to proceed is no easy question

An inspection of Flossmoor School District 161’s elementary school playgrounds has confirmed what the district suspected: with “few exceptions,” the district’s playgrounds are in “poor shape,” per village documents. But what to do about that and when is complicated.

Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella during a board of education meeting Monday, June 28, provided the results of an inspection performed by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and assessments by Wold Architects and Team REIL Inc. A summary, which can be found Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

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  • Dia de los Muertos in downtown Homewood. Details to follow.

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