Judge Arthur Willis, left, administers the oath of office to his wife, Julie Willis, as she joins the Homewood Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Aug. 23. Willis was appointed by the board to fill the seat left open by Karen Washington's resignation. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)
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Homewood board honors departing trustee, approves appointment of replacement

The Homewood Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Julie Willis to a seat on the board at the regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23. She fills the spot vacated by Karen Washington who resigned Aug. 12.

Willis is an attorney in the Cook County Public Defender’s office. She and her family have lived in Homewood for 14 years. Two of her children are graduates of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and one is currently a sophomore.

New Homewood Trustee Julie Willis, seated in the center, is surrounded by her family, from left, Samantha, Jackson, A.J . . .

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