Amtrak officials gave a glimpse of what improvements will be made to the Homewood station following a ribbon cutting ceremony for the project on Sept. 28.
Amtrak and Metra are primarily responsible for construction, and the two agencies have partnered with the village of Homewood, Cook County, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Federal Transit Agency for funding.
ComEd has been involved in work rerouting power lines to enable the project to proceed.
Metra's design for the renovation of the Homewood train station was approved by the Homewood Appearance Commission at its Aug. 6 meeting.
The commission also approved designs for a new facade at Walmart and signage at the future site of Aspen Dental.
Penny Greep, 9, ace bibliophile of Homewood, forms a book club, the first for Bookie's Homewood store. ComEd moves power lines on Park Avenue, a prerequisite to the renovation work on the west side of the Homewood train station, and John Beele gets more signatures on his Iwo Jima veterans flag.
A plan to renovate and reshape the Homewood train station, unveiled at a public meeting Monday, was met with generally positive reviews from residents and village officials.
State Rep. Will Davis, D-Homewood, visited Homewood village hall on Saturday to meet with constituents during Mayor Richard Hofeld's weekly office hours.
Tawny Smith, Davis' staff person for the 30th District, said of the handful of constituents who met with the legislator, the first question from each was about the budget.