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Homewood approves 3-cents per gallon gas tax

A 3-cents per gallon tax on gasoline from Homewood pumps was approved by the village board at its July 9 meeting. The state’s motor fuel tax also increased by 19 cents per gallon July 1. It’s the first increase since 1990. 
 

GSU/50: Governors State University grows from a great experiment to a 4-year university

The past 50 years of experimentation and growth has led GSU to become a comprehensive university in the South Suburbs. Its outstanding faculty has taught more than 45,000 graduates who have taken their degrees into the work world.

 

Science Center hosts moon landing celebration July 17

The Homewood Science Center will have you looking at the moon — and doing a few other fun things — at its Wednesday, July 17, “Footsteps on the Moon” program. Stop by the science center at 18022 Dixie Highway between 5 and 9 p.m. to mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by Apollo 11 astronauts. The event is free, but registrations are being accepted at https://forms.gle/hk9aQafo1Tmr8GcD6.
 

Tesla plans electric car charging stations at Flossmoor Meijer

Drivers of Tesla electric cars will soon be able to stop by the Meijer complex in Flossmoor to power up their vehicles. The California-based automotive and energy company plans to add 10 charging stations to its Supercharger network in the southeast corner of the parking lot at the Meijer store, 3800 Vollmer Road.
 

Homewood trustees to consider local gas tax, alternative water sources

Homewood trustees will consider a measure Tuesday to add a 3-cent per gallon tax to gasoline sold in the village. If implemented, and in combination with an expected increase in Motor Fuel Tax revenue from the state, the village could more than double the funds used for the street resurfacing program.

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