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H-F Park District starts 2022-23 budgeting process

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District board got its first look at a 2022-23 budget showing revenues of $12.86 million and expenses projected at $12.63 million.

Revenues are expected to go up as park activities resume after the COVID-19 pandemic, and thanks to Cook County’s reassessment of South Suburbs property in 2020. The equalized assessed valuation (EAV) is up about $90 million to approximately $677 million, but it falls about $135 million short of the all-time high EAV of $812.7 million in 2010 “right before the real estate bubble burst,” according to Karen Garrity . . .

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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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