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H-F park board refinances debt, reviews tax levy and accepts latest audit

The Homewood-Flossmoor Park Board handled major money matters at its Oct. 18 board meeting, reviewing a 2022 tax levy, selling general obligation bonds and accepting the audit report for the fiscal year ending April 30, 2022.

Tax levy

Karen Garrity, superintendent of finance and administration, did her best to “guesstimate” numbers in preparation for the 2022 levy. Cook County still hasn’t provided the 2021 levy numbers. Garrity said the proposed tax levy is $6,314,595 and reflects using best guess equalized assessed value (EAV) and including estimates for new property . . .

Winter events


  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.


  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.


  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.


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