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Located just 11 miles southwest of Chicago, Homer Township is bordered by Lockport to the west, Orland Park to the east, Lemont to the north and New Lenox to the south. Residents and businesses enjoy taking advantage of easy access to Interstates 80, 55 and 355.

Plans have been made for a southern extension of I-355 through the western half of Homer Township which will provide a quick, convenient commute for those working in Chicago and the northern, northwestern and western suburbs.

Chicago’s O’Hare International and Midway Airports are less than an hour’s drive away. Even closer is Lewis Airport at Lewis University in Romeoville which serves smaller, private and corporate air traffic.

Efficient passenger/commuter rail service to and from downtown Chicago, and all points in-between, is provided by Metra. Stations are located in the adjacent communities of Lockport, Orland Park, Mokena, Lemont and New Lenox.

Homer Township facts at a glance:

Population:
1980 (U.S. Census) - 13,441
1990 (US Census) - 21,464
2000 (estimate) - 29,467

Median age: 32
Median Household Income: $55,721

Housing Permits Issued:
1996 - 166
1997 - 176
1998 - 211
1999 - 180

Illinois Representative Districts - 38th and 83rd
Illinois Senate
Districts - 19th and 42nd
US Congressional District - 13th

Government Officials:
Supervisor - Ron Svara
Clerk - Ethel Rodriguez
Trustees - Andrew "Bud" Fazio, Greg Fisch, Terry Healy, Russ Petrizzo
Highway Commissioner - Frank Dunn
Assessor - Kevin Murray
Planning Commission - Len Drnec, Chairman

Planning Commissioners - Laverne Carlson, Jim Davis, Saundra Ellinger, Tom Petrou

Homer Township Offices 708-301-0522

Homer Township Chamber of Commerce 708-301-8111
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