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Transportation

The Village of Homewood is ideally situated within Chicago’s growing south suburbs. Part of Cook County, Homewood is positioned just 25 miles outside of the Loop and all of its culture, entertainment, shopping and dining. The community’s strategic location places it in the midst of the Chicagoland area’s extensive transportation network of highways, railways, public transportation and airports.

Commuters have quick access to the Bishop Ford Freeway (a portion of I-94), the Tri-State Tollway (I-80/I-94/I-294), I-57 and Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30), along with a web of local thoroughfares. Area residents also get around town by bicycle, thanks to the Village’s dedication to developing a bicycle-friendly environment for transportation and recreational uses.

Several Pace bus routes provide local transit at a minimal fee in the Homewood area, and the Homewood Metra station offers convenient commuter rail service between University Park and Chicago (Metra Electric District line). Homewood hosts the first Amtrak station outside of Chicago, which is served by two daily routes: the Illinois Service, for those traveling down state, and the City of New Orleans route. Also making stops in Homewood is the Canadian National Railroad, which operates its U.S. headquarters here.

Access to regional, national and international air travel rounds out the transportation options for Homewood residents. Chicago’s Midway International Airport is reachable within 35 minutes, while O’Hare International Airport is approximately 45 minutes from town.

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