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Jackson Blue watches trains zip around a track on one of model displays at Homewood Rail Fest on Saturday. (Photo by Eric Crump/HF Chronicle)

Jackson Blue came from Plainfield to watch trains in Homewood. 

The trains that held his attention were models zipping around tracks set in elaborate model villages and countrysides, the centerpieces of Homewood Rail Fest on Saturday, May 16,  in the H-F Park District Auditorium."He loves trains," said Matt Blue, Jackson's father, who grew up in Homewood. "He has his own trains . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, June 25

  • Homewood Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Martin Square.
  • Amtrak station rehabilitation ribbon cutting, 8:30 a.m. at the station.

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