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Dozens flocked to a meeting of the Will County School District 92 School Board Dec. 19, with word spreading of a recent statement sent to district staff communicating the decision not to renew Superintendent Peter Sullivan’s contract. There was standing room only for many of those on hand, and several waited outside the Administration Center’s board room to hear the business of the board.
Max Lapthorne
A Homer Glen man who solicited the murder of his ex-wife received a prison sentence of 30 years today at the Will County courthouse.
Rebecca Susmarski

Thirty years ago, John LaFlamboy and his childhood pals were riding their bikes through the trails in Homer Glen to get to their tree forts and brace for battle. Last week, the 38-year-old film producer was in the area directing young, local actors to do the same thing on camera.

Meredith Dobes
The line during visiting hours makes its way well outside the front entrance of the church, winding almost halfway to Bell Road. Inside, on the Rev. Sotirios “Father Sam” Dimitriou’s desk, an assortment of letters — written by people around the country and globe — come in on a daily basis
Max Lapthorne
Reagan Davidson is no stranger to the stage. The classical ballerina has performed for 10 years in more than a half dozen shows alongside dance veterans and peers who could well become Broadway professionals one day.
Kirsten Onsgard

The 12U Homer Lady Heat have been on fire this season, winning three consecutive tournaments. 

The girls’ first win came at the USSSA Mokena Blast into Summer Tournament on May 24 and May 25. 

Two weeks later, the team traveled to Wisconsin for the USSSA Duel in the Dells. This tournament was double elimination, so the girls actually had to win the championship game twice. 

Meredith Dobes

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged exchange of inappropriate text messages between as many as a dozen Hadley Middle School sixth-graders, Homer School District 33C Superintendent J. Michel Morrow confirmed Friday, April 11.

The investigation was launched Monday, April 7, when a student showed building administrators a message he or she had received. Morrow said he believes the text involved an image, as well as text, but he was not positive of the specifics.

Danielle Tabor

It made sense that Providence Catholic High School played its first varsity lacrosse game against the Lincoln-Way team Tuesday, March 18.

Providence coach Mike Janicek became involved with lacrosse when his son was in sixth grade and signed up for the Lincoln-Way youth program. Before he knew it, Janicek found himself assisting Lincoln-Way coach Todd Hyatt.

Lauren Finkler

At a long special meeting of the Homer Glen Village Board on Wednesday, May 20, at the Woodbine Golf Course property, residents were encouraged to give input about the development of the land on which they sat, as some verbalized confusion and uncertainty about the Village’s plans for future use of the space.

Thomas Czaja

The Lockport Township High School District 205 Board of Education met on Monday, April 20, to discuss and approve several action considerations, but the board’s biggest approval of the night was to appoint James Prunty to the athletic director position.

“I feel honored and flattered,” Prunty said. “I’m really excited to get started.”

Prunty is currently the assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Chicago. He has been coaching for the past 39 years for basketball, golf and baseball; the past nine of which was spent at UC.

Amanda Jarzynski