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Metra to unveil Homewood station renovation plans at public meeting July 10

The process leading to a major renovation of Homewood's train station is moving forward.Metra will hold an informational meeting in the Homewood village hall on Monday, July 10, at 7 p.m. to present plans for the renovation of the Homewood Metra and Amtrak stations.Proposed renovations include: reconstruction of the east and west entrances; installation of new stairs and ADA compliant ramps; new stairs leading to the Amtrak platform; reconstruction of the Amtrak platform and canopy; installation of water seepage barriers and a drainage system in the tunnel; new tunnel walls, ceiling and lighting; and reconfiguration . . .

Winter events

THURSDAY, DEC. 1

  • Flossmoor Business Association open house, 5 to 7 p.m., downtown Flossmoor.

FRIDAY, DEC. 2

  • Holiday Lights in Homewood, 5 to 9 p.m., Ridge Road and Martin Avenue downtown. Shopping, carousel, mulled wine, cookies, ice sculpture, music, antique car parade.
  • Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus, 7 p.m., Irwin Park.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

  • Janet Gustafson’s gingerbread village tours, 3 to 6 p.m. Register at flossmoor.org.

 

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