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Homewood trustees to consider fee changes

Homewood trustees will consider a number of proposed fee changes at their regular meeting Tuesday, in addition to holding a public hearing for the 2019-2020 budget.

Dollar store robbed by armed man

A man brandishing a firearm robbed the Dollar Tree store in Homewood on Saturday, April 6, according to Homewood Police. At 5:13 p.m., police received a report of a robbery at the store, 17510 Halsted St., Homewood. Witnesses told police that a black man with a medium build entered the store and visibly showed a firearm while demanding money from the store clerk.
 

Grow a great produce garden

It doesn’t matter how pretty the plant is, if Mary Buschmann can’t eat it, she’s not going to bother with it. The Flossmoor resident plants a produce garden every year, drawing ingredients for summer cooking and freezing vegetables to use all year long. In early March, Buschmann was still using up last year’s garden goodies, tomatoes from the freezer and carrots her husband, Joseph, had in the fridge since September.

 

Tax data collection bill passes Illinois Senate

A legislative reform package designed to improve property assessment data collection passed the Illinois Senate on April 4 and has moved to the Illinois House Rules Committee. 
 
“Property taxes are something that every politician from both sides of the aisle talks about, but little is done to actually reform the system,” said legislation sponsor Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Chicago Heights. 
 

ComEd reminds customers to dial 811 before they dig

If you’re planning any outside work, the number you want to call is 811.
 
Whether installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree or laying a patio, ComEd customers, or their contractors, should call 811 before starting a digging project of any size.

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