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Homewood approves expansion of quarry blasting near Halsted

Hanson property at 17401 Halsted Street . Image courtesy of Google Maps.

The Homewood village board has approved a special use permit for Hanson Material Service to expand its mining facility at the Thornton Quarry.

Hanson listed the property at 17401 Halsted Street as vacant since a gas station on the site closed about 25 years. The site is already owned by Hanson and is within the village’s M-2 heavy manufacturing zoning district. The quarry provides a high-quality crushed stone for roads, concrete and bituminous asphalt. The site has been mined since 1924…Please click here to read David P. Funk’s story in the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle.

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