Today, everything came full circle with Metra’s announcement of complete renovations for three South Side stations right where I used to play basketball as a child.
It’s now a beautiful garden in a park across the street from the entrance to their 79th/Chatham Station!
Just like how this very ground served as a crucial recreation space for kids like me, it will now take those same South Side youth on journeys to every corner of Chicago and every stretch of Cook County.
This $33M project that will beautify & modernize the 79th, 87th, and 103rd Stations is a part of the Metra Electric Community Initiative, a multiyear commitment to improve the Metra Electric line that serves the South Side and South Suburbs. Learn more about it on Metra’s website: https://metracommunity.com/