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Homewood library board adopts $3.29 million budget

The Homewood Public library board held down costs and was able to approve its $3.29 million budget for 2021-22 at the board meeting on Sept. 15.

The budget is the identical amount as its previous budget. Library Director Colleen Waltman said only two line items changed. Liability insurance increased by $2,000 to $26,000 annually. Waltman reduced the administrative expenses by $2,000 to cover the insurance increase.

“We really tried to do our best,” said Waltman, regarding this year’s annual budget.

The biggest expense is $1.78 million in salaries and benefits for the 43 . . .

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  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
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