Tag: home rule

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. “I still have doubts,”[Read More…]

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 Place limits on some of the authorities granted by home rule status, including the promise to abide by non-home rule property tax[Read More…]

Homewood taking steps to address home rule concerns

Homewood officials this week distributed an informational packet in an attempt to address the concerns some residents have voiced about home rule. The village is exploring the possibility of placing a home rule referendum on the March 20, 2018, consolidated election ballot.  A home rule municipality has more direct control of its[Read More…]

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Homewood meeting spells out home rule proposal

The first informational meeting on home rule for Homewood drew an estimated 80 people anxious to learn why trustees are proposing a change in the village government’s status. More than a dozen people asked questions during the meeting Nov. 9 at the Marie Irwin Community Center.  You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register[Read More…]

Fall events

SATURDAY, NOV 26

  • Celebrate the season in Flossmoor from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Shopping, Santa, singing and more in downtown Flossmoor. Tree lighting ceremony in Flossmoor Park at 5:30 p.m.
  • Small Business Saturday in Homewood and Flossmoor. Holiday shoppers can help local merchants succeed.

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