home rule

‘Vote No’ home rule forum March 4

The Vote No Home Rule Homewood committee is organizing a 2 p.m. March 4 forum on home rule at St. Paul Community Church, 18200 Dixie Highway in Homewood.
 
Organizers say speakers will outline the negative impact of home rule. Addressing the audience will be Thomas Joseph, government affairs director for Mainstreet Organization of Realtors, and Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America.
 

Flossmoor resident supports Homewood home rule

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The commentary below represents the ideas, observations and opinions of the author.

Dynamic. Visionary. Proactive. Futuristic. Thriving. Growing. Innovative. Forward thinking. Risk-taking. Fluid. Creative. Open-minded. Accessible. Business-friendly. Trusted. Warm. Welcoming. 
 
These are a few words I think best describe Homewood.

My family has lived in Flossmoor for almost 50 years. My husband grew up in Homewood. We moved back to Flossmoor from Chicago almost 10 years ago. 
 

Home rule forum Feb. 25 hosted by League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters Homewood-Flossmoor area is hosting an informational meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, addressing the Village of Homewood’s home rule proposal.

Homewood voters will consider the question in the March 20 election whether to approve home rule authority for the village. For more information about the issue, visit www.hfchronicle.com/tag/home-rule.
 

Potential sales tax for schools, library, parks approved in Homewood

The Homewood Village Board, at its Jan. 23 meeting, approved a 0.25 percent sales tax should the home rule referendum be approved by voters in March. 
The tax bump aims to help other taxing bodies in the village with limited abilities to increase revenue. 
 

Municipal attorney will address Homewood’s Feb. 1 home rule meeting

A municipal law specialist will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 when the village of Homewood hosts an information meeting about home rule at the Marie Irwin Center, 18120 Highland Ave. in Homewood.

Homewood voters will be asked to consider approving home rule status for the village in the March 20 election. 
 

Groups form to campaign for and against home rule referendum

It comes down to trust.
 
Residents will vote in a March 20 referendum to decide whether or not Homewood should become a home rule community with additional powers, including the ability to increase taxes and fees and institute new ones and take on more debt than it currently can as a non-home rule community.

District 161 board members voice concerns about home rule plan

The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education is still deliberating whether it will enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Homewood as the village continues its efforts to become a home rule community. A decision is expected in January but some board members are publicly stating their reservations.
 

School District 153 expects substantial benefit from Homewood home rule

If Homewood voters approve a home rule referendum March 20, it will have a special benefit for Homewood School District 153.
 
The school board on Dec. 11 approved an intergovernmental agreement with the village and gave its approval to a resolution outlining the benefits from the proposed sales tax hike.
 

Home rule ordinances top the Homewood trustees agenda Tuesday

Trustees will consider five ordinances that, if adopted, would: 
  • Place the question before voters in the March 20 consolidated election whether to grant the village home rule authority

Home rule proposal in Homewood discussed by District 161 board

Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education members made no decision on whether to endorse a proposal for home rule status in the Village of Homewood.

At the board’s Nov. 13 meeting there was no indication of what action, if any, the board will take on a possible home rule referendum. Homewood trustees are expected to approve a March referendum on home rule at their Dec. 12 meeting. 
 

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