The new station is expected to open in mid-February and will be one of the busiest on Metra’s Rock Island line. Its café will serve an estimated 2,400 daily commuters along with nearby residents and visitors, according to the village.
The station will feature a clock tower, full kitchen and Internet cafe, a great hall, covered drop-off area and veranda, interior booth seating, two restrooms and a fireplace, officials have said.
A second phase of construction, to be completed next summer, will feature reconfigured parking stalls, native landscaping and a pedestrian underpass.
Those interested in working the cafe can register at the village’s new website or pick up a copy of the Request for Proposal at Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. For information, call marketing director Donna Framke at 708-444-5045.
The deadline to submit a proposal is 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.
Yana’s Café Closed
Not sure when it actually closed its doors, but Yana’s Café recently shut down at 8005 W. 183rd St. in Tinley Park’s Plaza at Tinley Crossings shopping center.
The restaurant’s sign is still up at entrances to the plaza but its signage has been taken off of the building, and its phone number has been disconnected. Its website has also been shut down.
The eatery had been operated by new owners since August 2010.
Rand’s Hallmark Closes
The Rand’s Hallmark store closed recently at 16030 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, though Charter Fitness (formerly Cardinal Fitness) recently opened in the space next door after moving from Oak Park Avenue.
Seminar Tackles Employee Appreciation
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business Unwrapped seminar on Friday, Dec. 9, on how to show appreciation to your workers during the holidays. The brown bag lunch seminar starts at 11:45 a.m. at the Orland Park Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave.
Landmark Christmas Party
Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to Landmark Flooring’s Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. at Frankie's Ristorante. RSVP to the chamber.
Making Spirits Bright Campaign
Homewood Disposal is conducting its sixth annual Making Spirits Bright campaign food drive for Together We Cope in Tinley Park.
The campaign runs through Dec. 9 and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following three locations:
- Homewood Disposal, 1501 W. 175th St., Homewood, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Star Disposal, 30 South St., Park Forest, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- NuWay/Heartland Disposal, 17726 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
PWN Hosts Business Seminar
The Professional Women's Network will host a presentation to explain how to analyze your sales performance for 2011 and identify changes needed to make 2012 a profitable year.
"Profitable Goals for 2012 ... What Needs to Change?" will be presented by Debbie Cladis on Dec. 16. Participants should check in at 8 a.m. at Egg & I Restaurant, 222 Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights.
Participants will hear about the goal-setting process and best practices from experienced professional women.
Cladis is an account executive with Warehouse Direct Business Products and Services, a 2011 member of the Warehouse Direct President's Club.
Professional Women's Network members pay for the cost of their meal, and non-members pay $10 in addition to the cost of their meal.
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