D233 board rejects recording meetings, citing expense and legalities

After more than two years of research and debate, the H-F High School District 233 board voted down a proposal to videotape the board’s meetings. The roll call at the Tuesday, Sept. 17, meeting was four "no" votes from board president Steve Anderson and members Gerald Pauling, Debbie Berman and Nate Legardy, with two "yes" votes from members Annette Bannon and Beth Larocca.

Cancer Support Center adds kids fun run to Walk of Hope

Volunteers for the Cancer Support Center will be walking through Homewood for the organization’s annual Walk of Hope on Sunday, Oct. 6. Walkers will help the Cancer Support Center meet its $90,000 goal to help fund free programs for those living with a cancer diagnosis and their loved ones. 

H-F park board approves new equipment for club

The Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet & Fitness Center will be getting five pieces of new equipment. At its board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, the board agreed to replace two of its oldest elliptical machines and an old recumbent exerciser.

District 153 adopts 2020 budget for Homewood schools

Despite an increase in state funding, Homewood School District 153 school board approved a $23.7 million budget for 2020 that carries a deficit. At its meeting Monday, Sept. 16, John Gibson, chief schools business official, outlined the district’s budget that shows $23,773,000 in revenues, but $24,514,000 in operating expenses leaving the district with a $741,000 deficit.

Funding announced for Homewood train station

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller’s office announced on Monday infrastructure funding to improve Homewood train station.


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