• Homer Glen resident Yvonne Swiatek-Marcinkiewicz poses in her living room, where a grouping of 13 trees is on display for the holidays. Lauren Finkler/22nd Century Media

    Homer Glen home boasts 30 Christmas trees

    December 18, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor Life & Arts

    Pulling up into the circular driveway of 33-year-old Homer Glen resident Yvonne Swiatek-Marcinkiewicz, there was little outdoor decor on a recent December day.

  • Homer Glen resident aided by military-trained good Samaritans

    December 16, 2014 By Thomas Czaja, Assistant Editor News

    It was about 6 p.m. on Nov. 16 when Scott Ouimet and Matthew Tybor came upon a startling scene at 143rd Street and Creme Road in Homer Township.

  • Pictured is the Szajkovics’ Homer Glen home, located at 14635 Saddle Brook Lane, which is decked out for the holidays with a synchronized light display. Photo by Lauren Finkler/22nd Century Media

    Homer resident debuts brighter, larger synchronized holiday display

    December 16, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News

    He’s back at it again.

  • Megan Chorley (left) gets a sprinkling of magic fairy dust from Jade Nicole — an author, singer and fairy snow princess — during the Fairy Tea Party event held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Homer Township Public Library. Photos by Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Magic in the air at library’s Fairy Tea Party

    December 16, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Dreams really do come true at the Homer Township Public Library. 

  • Pictured is Bobby’s Favorite BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($8.95) from J.W. Hollstein’s in Tinley Park. It is smothered in barbecue sauce, and served with bacon and cheddar jack cheese on a pretzel roll. Photo by Michael Gilbert/22nd Century Media

    Hollstein’s offers fresh take on bar food

    December 16, 2014 By Michael Gilbert, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    “Upscale bar food” seems like a phrase too good to be true, something far from the norm.