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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. 
 

ComEd grant accelerates street light replacement in Homewood

The last of the LED lights in Homewood are expected to be installed by the end of the year thanks to a grant from Commonwealth Edison that provided funds to purchase new bulbs.
 

Rep. Kelly explains her ‘no’ vote on proposed tax reform plan

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., cast a ‘no’ vote Thursday, Nov. 16, on the Republican-sponsored tax reform plan. She said the measure will hike taxes on the middle class, automatically cut $15 million from Medicare and add $1.5 trillion to the deficit.
 

Kelly represents Homewood and Flossmoor in Congress. 
 

The following is her statement after she cast her vote, slightly edited:
 

Medical offices will open in Flossmoor following $3 million renovation

A renovated medical offices building is expected to open on Governors Highway in Flossmoor within the next few months. Healthcare Providers Group LLC, located in Chicago, is converting the building, at 19831 Governors Highway, into a medical complex that will have approximately 15 examination and procedure rooms along with multiple offices and ancillary facilities such as a lab and reception areas.

Nutcracker ballet to be presented at GSU’s Center for Performing Arts

The classic Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” will be performed by the Salt Creek Ballet at the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts at 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. 

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