Education

Construction work at Homewood schools starts June 2

Construction projects at Willow, Churchill and James Hart Schools totaling $9.4 million will be starting June 2. 

After months of assessments and meetings, the District 153 school board agreed in November to four major projects to bring its aging buildings up to date. Work will be completed over a two-year timeframe. In February, the board agreed to borrow $8.2 million to cover the costs. An additional $1.2 million in federal pandemic money will help cover HVAC air quality work. 

Superintendent Scott McAlister said the last day of school is May 27 . . .

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Fall events

FRIDAY, OCT. 7

  • Anew: Building Beyond Violence and Abuse Sneaker Ball fundraiser.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

  • Homewood Fire Department open house, 17950 Dixie Highway, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Recyclepalooza in Flossmoor, Parker Junior High School parking lot, 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Shops on Sterling grand reopening, 1056 Sterling Ave. in Flossmoor.
  • Pop Culture fourth anniversary celebration, noon until 7 p.m., 18035 Dixie Highway, Homewood.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SUNDAY, OCT. 16

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