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Georgia Alexandros, 15, of Homer Glen — a sophomore at Lockport Township High School — who had been missing since approximately 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, ultimately returned home at about 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, according to her mother, Christine.
Thomas Czaja
A Lockport man has been missing after last being seen by his family late last Wednesday evening, according to his sister. Sean Joy, 20, a former Lockport Township High School student, was last seen about 11:45 p.m. March 21 inside his garage at the family's home with a friend, his sister, Alison, said. The friend left at that time and Sean stayed at home.
Thomas Czaja
It was a photograph, but to Danielle Sarna, it may as well have been a mirror. As Sarna stared at the image of the blonde-haired, seventh-grade girl, which she said was shown to her by her former boyfriend who was also her former Lockport Township High School teacher, Paul Loveall, she realized that the last seven years of her life were not what she thought they were.
Thomas Czaja
On July 4, 2016, Laura Manikas and her eldest daughter, Stephanie, went on a three-mile trail run together. By the end of the month, Laura could barely walk. The lifelong Lockport and Homer Glen resident found a small lump on her upper hip, which grew rapidly. A biopsy revealed Laura had an an extremely rare cancer called soft tissue sarcoma. She died March 11.
Erin Redmond
On what would be the final night of Simone Radde’s life, she was out doing some last-minute Christmas shopping this past Dec. 23 at Target in Lemont, according to her family.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
A Homer Glen teen who ran away from home for the second time this month on March 14 has been found and is safe, according to a March 20 Facebook post from the Will County Sheriff's Office.
Thomas Czaja

Zachary Lammers, 27, was found dead in the early morning hours of Monday, Aug. 4, after falling from a residential 56th floor balcony on the 200 block of North Columbus Drive in Chicago.

Officer Ana Pacheco, of the Chicago Police Department, said Lammers was found dead at the scene of the fall at 2:55 a.m. 

The Cook County Medical Examiners Office conducted an autopsy Tuesday, Aug. 5, and concluded that the cause of death was “multiple injuries and fall from height.” The incident was ruled as accidental.

Lauren Finkler

There is a new “big ranch” in town, and it is ready to live up to its large name.

The owners of Big R, a well-known farm and ranch store chain in central Illinois and northern Indiana, decided to open the chain’s first Chicagoland location in Homer Glen. The store was scheduled to officially open Wednesday, May 6.

Amanda Jarzynski

The butterflies gradually began to kick in for Dan Donegan for the first time in years.


Sitting on a couch in the dressing room at the House of Blues in Chicago on Aug. 21, the guitarist of the band Disturbed would shortly take the stage with his group. With the band having been on hiatus for four years before that night, Donegan, a Homer Glen resident, knew their first show back would be something special.

Amanda Jarzynski
A third-grader from Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C died Sept. 6, according to a letter sent to parents Sept. 7 by Superintendent Kara Coglianese. The student, who was a third-grader at Shilling School, reportedly died at home “suddenly” and was not named by the district.
Bill Jones

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