• Lockport Township High School wrestlers Kevin Neylon (left) and Brian Rossi (right) sled push during a training session with Setta Performance, run by LTHS graduate Nick Setta.

    Setta Performance keeps local athletes fit, busy in the summer

    August 18, 2014 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports

    Nick Setta left his mark as perhaps the most outstanding athlete in the history of Lockport Township High School.

  • Elizabeth Vernon, of Homer Glen, is preparing to compete in the 2015 Miss Illinois USA pageant Aug. 30 in Skokie. (Kim Lewis Photography)

    Homer Glen teen preps for Miss Illinois pageant

    August 15, 2014 By Jessica Cilella, Staff Writer News

    Homer Glen resident Elizabeth Vernon says she’ll always try something at least once.

  • Shown is land in the East Usambaras Mountain range in Tanzania. The forests of Tanzania are a resource Homer Glen resident and Roosevelt University graduate student Kristy Stenson is hoping to help preserve through her research project.

    Homer Glen 23-year-old finds peace, passion in Africa

    August 18, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News

    With all due respect to Homer Glen, it has some tough competition in Tanzania.

  • Instructor Janet Fender (front) leads a yoga class including students (left to right) John Lawson, Bill Meyer, Tammy Kjos and Carol Stark at the Healing Garden in Homer Glen. A portion of the fees for the class benefit Casa de Los Angeles, a daycare center in San Miguel, Mexico. (Sue O’Malley/22nd Century Media)

    Yoga classes soothe, calm and aid

    August 18, 2014 By Amanda N. Marino, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    To Tammy Kjos, nothing treats the mind, body and spirit better than yoga, especially when proceeds from the class are helping fund a great cause. 

  • Mary Ann Baer (left) and John Simoni arrive Friday, Aug. 8, at Annunciation Byzantine’s three-day long Prairie Fest in Homer Glen. (Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media)

    Curious visitors, longtime parishioners mingle at Prairie Fest

    August 11, 2014 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer News

    John and Sue Bertucci moved into Homer Glen more than a year ago, but skipped the 2013 version of Prairie Fest.