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Homewood’s all-metal Lustron homes part of history

Do you know what a Lustron home is? Chances are that most people have never heard the name, nor do they realize there are four of these unique houses located in the village of Homewood.

Park district adjusting budget to fund new Splash Pad

Millennium Park will get a new Splash Pad in the spring, but it will cost more than what was budgeted. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is expected to approve a budget amendment at its Dec. 19 board meeting for another $100,000 to be added to the $200,000 already allocated for the project. 

Grab your mittens and head to Saturday’s Winterfest

Flossmoor Winterfest guests will step into a storybook this year as they join their neighbors Saturday for the annual downtown holiday celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. The children’s wintertime book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett is the theme for this year’s celebration.

District 161 board approves 2.1 percent tax levy increase

Months of detailed discussions about the 2017 tax levy came to an end when Flossmoor District 161 school board members conducted a public hearing on the levy and voted to approve it.
 
Action was taken at the Nov.27 board of education meeting.
 
The levy includes a 2.1 increase based on the cost of living as determined by the Consumer Price Index.  The average homeowner’s increase will be $60 per year.
 

Irish tenor Gavin Coyle sings Dec. 19 at St. Joseph Church

Irish tenor Gavin Coyle is returning to St. Joseph Church, 17941 Dixie Highway in Homewood, for a free concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19.
 
An accomplished singer and songwriter, Coyle’s musical range covers both pop and folk music as well as traditional music from his homeland. His performances often reflect this versatility as he mixes traditional and original compositions. Selections at St. Joseph will focus on the celebration of the Incarnation.
 

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