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7.4.2023 | What You Need To Know Today

METRA HOLIDAY SCHEDULE — Metra will operate a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Tuesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday. Alcohol will be prohibited on all Metra trains. Metra’s new train tracker can be found here: metratracker.com/home.

TRASH PICKUP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE — Homewood Disposal is operating on a holiday schedule the rest of this week: Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday, Wednesday pickup will be on Thursday, Thursday pickup will be on Friday and Friday pickup will be on Saturday.

FIREWORKS SHOWS — Local fire department officials urge residents to enjoy community sponsored fireworks shows rather than setting off fireworks at home, which is dangerous, illegal and can upset neighbors and pets who are sensitive to loud sounds. Here are the shows planned in our area tonight.

Tinley Park
Tuesday, July 4. North parking lot of the 80th Avenue Metra train station, 18001 S. 80th Ave. Live music, food and beverages. Starts at 2:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Frankfort
Tuesday, July 4. DJ at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Main Park, 200 S. Locust St.

Glenwood
Tuesday, July 4. Parade at 1 p.m. from Glenwood Oaks Restaurant, 106 N. Main St. east to village hall. Music, food and vendors at Glenwoodie Golf Course at 6 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

South Holland
Tuesday, July 4. Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park, 500 E. 160th Place. Kiddie Bike Parade at 12:15 p.m. Live music from noon to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Fireworks shortly after dusk.

Thornton
Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks at sundown. The public can view from Hubbard Park, 200 N. Wolcott. Concessions will be available.

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