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Homewood library employees get contract extension and raise

After all the acrimony and angst that went into getting a union contract for Homewood library staff members two years ago, approval of the contract renewal was uneventful.

The seven-member library board unanimously approved the contract during its Nov. 17 board meeting. The union members had earlier approved the contract extension.

The 31 members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (ASCME) are in full- and part-time positions. They will get a 2.75% salary increase each year over the three-year life of the contract. They will get Juneteenth, a newly declared national holiday . . .

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Summer events

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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