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Homewood trustees approve request for salt funds

The Homewood board of trustees approved a request for approximately $69,000 of motor fuel tax funds to be allocated for supplemental street salt to meet the village’s ongoing needs.

The most recent snowfall — 10.7 inches according to the National Weather Service — proved a challenge to the village in its aftermath, with some side streets still covered in snow one week later. John Schaefer, director of public works, explained that supply chain difficulties play a crucial role in the village's winter road maintenance ability.

"I want to apologize to our residents for the inconvenience," Schaefer said at . . .

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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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