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Ice arena expenses spiking due to rising labor costs, delays for materials

Costs for work on the H-F Ice Arena are going up as consultants find the project is being affected by delays in getting needed materials and rising labor costs.

Construction management services consultants John Emser and Chris Powell of W.B. Olson Inc. shared the bad news with the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District Board of Commissioners during a June 28 special board meeting.

The ice arena, at 777 Kedzie Ave. in Flossmoor, was shut down in November 2021 when the refrigeration system failed. Despite staff’s best attempts, the dated system couldn’t be . . .

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