Education, Local News

District 153 referendum gets more than 70% of ‘Yes’ vote

A referendum supporting Homewood schools was successful, with more than 70% approval from voters in Tuesday’s election.

The result means District 153 will avoid drastic cuts to programs and faculty and staff layoffs that would have been necessary to close its $2 million deficit. The raise in the district’s foundational level also will provide money to update aging buildings and build a financial cushion to cover emergency expenses.

Cheers go up from Citizens for Homewood Schools co-chairs Mike Dickover, left, and Annie Lawrence, right, and District 153 School Board President Shelly Marks. The . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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