Foundation 153 Fund Run attracts about 500 runners on Sunday

About 500 runners and walkers participated in the Foundation 153 Fund Run on Sunday, Sept. 18, helping the foundation raise money to provide support for educators in Homewood School District 153. 

 

Park District hosts celebration of Irwin Center 30th anniversary

Homewood-Flossmoor Park District hosted a birthday party Thursday, Sept. 15, to celebrate Marie Irwin Community Center's first 30 years. 

Guests were able to enter a raffle, partake in some birthday cake and learn about the history of the center. 

5. H-F water routinely passes state quality tests

Water in Homewood and Flossmoor is safe to drink. The water supply in both communities is routinely tested throughout the year and, according to reports sent to residents, no harmful levels of contaminants have been found in either town.

Homewood roots: Work in Progress will bring its own brand of Americana to Fall Fest

Work in Progress performs at the Homewood Art & Garden 
Fair in June. The band will be on stage again from 
3 to 5 p.m. Saturday during Homewood Fall Fest.

4. Villages try to keep track of a billion gallons of water

Almost a billion gallons of water each year flows into the system serving Homewood and Flossmoor. Can public works departments keep track of every drop? Not quite. But local public works officials are under increasing pressure to account for most of them.

District 153 prepares for referendum bond sale

The District 153 school board took the first steps necessary to bring dollars from the 2016 referendum into district coffers.

In March 2016, residents voted overwhelmingly to support the board’s proposal to sell a maximum of $9 million in bonds to help the Homewood schools out of severe financial debt.

3. Water adds to the beauty of life in Homewood and Flossmoor

Angela and William Dunnett pose by the Irwin Park
fountain in Homewood, demonstrating another use

Homewood schools getting more state aid this year

The Homewood District 153 school board expects to see an additional $1.2 million in its budget this year through savings and new state dollars.

John Gibson, the district’s chief school finance officer, said this year the district expects to collect about $600,000 in additional state revenues, and will see a $600,000 savings by closing Millennium School in June 2016.

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