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Contractor’s error raises concerns on use of chemicals on parks grass

The issue of whether it is necessary to spray weed-killing and insecticide chemicals on the turf in parks is being raised again by those who want to see the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District reduce or eliminate such chemical usage.

A contractor’s error has brought the issue back to the forefront after Irwin Park in Homewood was sprayed in July. The park district’s day camp program uses the park. The crew placed only a few small flags as notice to the public that the lawn had been treated.

Jenne Farley, who lives near . . .

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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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