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Citizen group aims to stop development at Calumet Country Club site

A group of citizens has formed South Suburbs for Greenspace over Concrete to argue against the proposed development of a distribution warehouse at the former Calumet Country Club in Homewood. 

SSGOC operates as a campaign of Illinois Southland Against Fossil Fuel Energy, which opposed a natural-gas power plant in Glenwood. The developer backed out of that project in 2019. 

Homewood resident and SSGOC representative Liz Varmecky said there were about 320 members in SSGOC on Monday. The group formed mostly over Facebook after the Homewood village board approved the settlement with the . . .

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