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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 . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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