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Sample ballots show voters choices in March 20 primary election

The Cook County Clerk's Office has released sample ballots for the March 20 primary election. The H-F Chronicle is publishing these to give voters lists of the candidates.

Flossmoor residents speaking out in favor of tax proposal

A group of Flossmoor residents has come together in support of the village’s sales tax referendum set to appear on the March 20 ballot. According to the group’s spokesperson, Don Grasse, about a dozen community members have gathered twice to discuss promoting the referendum, which would create a 1 percent village sales tax.

Flossmoor resident supports Homewood home rule


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Potential sales tax for schools, library, parks approved in Homewood

The Homewood Village Board, at its Jan. 23 meeting, approved a 0.25 percent sales tax should the home rule referendum be approved by voters in March. 
The tax bump aims to help other taxing bodies in the village with limited abilities to increase revenue. 

Flossmoor sets forums for tax increase proposal

Before voters go to the polls March 20, administrators at the Village of Flossmoor have set two informational meetings to give insights into the reasons for the proposed sales tax increase.

The meetings will be at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Flossmoor Village Hall, 2800 Flossmoor Road.

District 161 board members voice concerns about home rule plan

The Flossmoor District 161 Board of Education is still deliberating whether it will enter into an intergovernmental agreement with Homewood as the village continues its efforts to become a home rule community. A decision is expected in January but some board members are publicly stating their reservations.

School District 153 expects substantial benefit from Homewood home rule

If Homewood voters approve a home rule referendum March 20, it will have a special benefit for Homewood School District 153.
The school board on Dec. 11 approved an intergovernmental agreement with the village and gave its approval to a resolution outlining the benefits from the proposed sales tax hike.

Vote on Flossmoor’s sales tax proposal expected Monday

Flossmoor village board members Monday are likely to ask residents to back a proposed referendum to raise local retail sales taxes by 1 percent. If approved by the board, the proposed sales tax initiative will appear on the ballot in the March 20 consolidated election.

Home rule could help District 153 schools meet its budget shortfall

Homewood District 153 anticipates a $760,000 windfall to its budget if Homewood residents support the home rule initiative.
The village board is proposing to raise the sales tax by 0.25 percent and give the additional revenue to the other taxing bodies in Homewood — School Districts 153, 161 and 233, the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District and the Homewood Public Library.

It's official: Tax sharing, easement agreement will help Glenwood deal with loss of Walmart

Work continues Wednesday on the former Kmart 
store at 175th and Halsted streets. Walmart is 
completely renovating the building to convert 
it into a new superstore.

(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

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