The District 233 school board unanimously approved the 2019 levy at the Dec. 17 board meeting. The district is requesting the Cook County Clerk’s Office to raise $39.8 million in property taxes for Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Members Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca have voted against levies in the[Read More…]
Several local school board members have voted against district levies in recent years. Education editor Marilyn Thomas explores the issue, looking at what the levy is and what the rationales are for voting for or against this routine matter of school governance.
The Homewood village board approved a 3.59 percent increase in the real estate tax levy over the previous year at its Dec. 11 meeting. The board also witnessed the swearing in of Patrick McAneny, the new assistant director of public works.
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is proposing a 4.8 percent increase in the 2018 tax levy. The park board will adopt the levy at its Dec. 4 meeting. It expects to raise $5.44 million next year.
Flossmoor District 161 school board members Monday began deliberations on whether to approve a 2.1 percent increase in the property tax levy that will fund next year’s budget. Board members asked Associate Superintendent Frances LaBella to bring back estimated levy figures based on a flat rate and one that rises[Read More…]
Halsted Street’s food options will make a swap next year, exchanging spicy for sweet. Homewood Mayor Richard Hofeld announced at the Dec. 12 board of trustees meeting that Freddie’s Frozen Custard will be replacing Taco Bell at 17601 Halsted St.
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.[Read More…]