Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Illinois Transportation Highway Authority has awarded the City of Lake Forest grant funds to complete renovations at the east side train station.
Tuesday, February 5
The City of Lake Forest is pleased to announce that it has received $1,236,520 in funding from the Illinois Transportation Highway Authority (ITEP) to complete the remainder of Phase I and Phase II of the East Side Train Station Renovation, a $3 million project. The 1899 train station in historic Market Square is requiring rehabilitation to better serve nearly 1,000 daily Metra commuters as well as ensure the station’s historic integrity. In the late 1970s, the station was scheduled for demolition but was saved by private donations. The city has been working to secure grant funding for this project since 2005. In 2009, the city and the Lake Forest Preservation Foundation partnered to apply for an ITEP grant, which resulted in securing $835…
Monday, January 7, 2013
By a one-vote margin, Patch readers say yes to a local business in the East Lake Forest Train Station and no to Dunkin’ Donuts. One Lake Bluff business makes a public pitch on Patch.
The results are in and Patch readers said no—barely—to a Dunkin’ Donuts shop at the East Lake Forest Train Station and yes to a local operator. Of the 31 people who responded, 13 want an independently owned coffee shop and 12 opt for Dunkin’ Donuts. Five prefer a new store in the location. Earlier: What Should Go in the East Lake Forest Train Station One reader, Reginald Ash, made a public pitch to open a LuLu’s Frozen Delights at the station. He even offered a 20 percent discount to Lake Forest governmental officials to taste the “World’s Greatest Coffee, unsurpassed donuts and fantastic frozen yogurt” at the company’s Lake Bluff location. “The owners of LuLu's frozen delights have been Lake Bluff residents for over 15 years and their …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Roof replacement will be the first phase of the project.
Every day, First Ward Alderman Kent Novit catches the Metra train from the East Lake Forest Train Station, and he has become alarmed by the state of repair that the building has fallen into in recent years. “The appearance of the station is horrible,” he said at Monday night's City Council meeting. “This is what is the center of our city.” Although it may not happen as soon as Novit would like, the city of Lake Forest took a step closer Monday night to Phase I of the rehabilitation of the East Lake Forest Train Station. City Council members approved the authorization to execute an agreement with Metra to begin the project. The first phase of the project is to replace the station’s roof, which has been leaking for some time. City leaders …