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Leavitt Park ideas are great, but money’s not available, Park District says

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District commissioners got a glimpse at what the new version of Leavitt Park could be. But for now, cost is limiting any decisions on how or when to move forward.

Commissioners were excited by the prospect of what could be in store for the park. They used words like “Wow!” and “Great ideas, great concepts!” but then reality set in. The park board is dealing with the emergency repairs to the H-F Ice Arena after its ice making system failed in November 2021. The park board has borrowed to cover those costs and . . .

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Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Homewood Fall Fest and Chili Cook-off, noon to 9 p.m. Chili tasting is open to the public for a donation from 3 to 5 p.m. Three live music performances, plus horse-drawn wagon rides, a pumpkin patch, crafts and other activities.

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