State health officials announce smaller jump in COVID-19 cases last week

August 22, 2021 - 21:43
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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on Friday that 24,682 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois were recorded over the past week.

While cases are still going up, the rate seems to be slowing. Last week's number was an increase of 3,348 over the previous week. In the first week of August the cases increased by 5,060. During the second week, the increase was 4,592.

Park district takes advantage of low rates to refund $10.6M debt

August 20, 2021 - 23:12
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The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District is taking advantage of the market and refunding two general obligation bonds totaling $10.6 million for lower interest rates. 

The move should save the park district approximately $1.28 million in interest. The switch also will give the park district the ability to take on extra borrowing in the future, if needed.

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