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H-F Park District expecting to receive $400,000 grant on second try

This time, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District may get its $400,000 from the State of Illinois. “We’re excited at the prospect. We pretty much wrote that off,” Renae Ross, superintendent of finance and administration, said. Park District Executive Director Debbie Kopas is filing the necessary paperwork to show the state how[Read More…]

Independent auditor gives Homewood finances good marks

Homewood trustees approved the village’s comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) on Tuesday after presentations by Finance Director Dennis Bubenik and Matt Beran, a partner in the audit firm Lauterbach & Amen LLP. Beran said his firm gave the village an unmodified opinion. “That’s the highest opinion that we give,” he[Read More…]

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Foundation 153 Fund Run attracts about 500 runners on Sunday

About 500 runners and walkers participated in the Foundation 153 Fund Run on Sunday, Sept. 18, helping the foundation raise money to provide support for educators in Homewood School District 153.    The fast runners blast off from the starting line shortly after 9 a.m. (Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle) Spectators[Read More…]

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5. H-F water routinely passes state quality tests

Water in Homewood and Flossmoor is safe to drink. The water supply in both communities is routinely tested throughout the year and, according to reports sent to residents, no harmful levels of contaminants have been found in either town.

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4. Villages try to keep track of a billion gallons of water

Almost a billion gallons of water each year flows into the system serving Homewood and Flossmoor. Can public works departments keep track of every drop? Not quite. But local public works officials are under increasing pressure to account for most of them.

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