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A 17-month-old boy was found unresponsive in a Homer Glen swimming pool Sunday, June 19, and was pronounced dead later that evening, according to a press release issued Monday, June 20, by the Will County Coroner’s Office.
Danielle Tabor
Habano Cigar Lounge in Homer Glen has only been in business for about six months, but they’re already making their mark among cigar enthusiasts.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

Homer Glen’s Meijer supercenter, 14125 S. Bell Road, was in full hustle and bustle Tuesday, July 29, when store officials, Village officials, Homer Township Chamber of Commerce members and community members gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Under an arch of balloons, Homer Glen Store Director Brian Danner, Meijer Co-Chairman Hank Meijer and Mayor Jim Daley spoke before gathering to snip the ribbon. A performance by The Dance Studio of Homer Glen followed, as did a separate ribbon cutting at the store’s U.S. Bank location.

Meredith Dobes

Homer Glen’s Konow’s Farm, 16849 S. Cedar Road, has plenty in store this fall, with lively bands, a liquor license and plenty more new offerings.

The farm’s ever-popular corn maze opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 20, but not before pausing to extend an exclusive invite to those with special needs from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Christina Neitzke, Konow’s event coordinator, said the Special Needs Day will offer free entry to those with special needs, as well as their families from 3-8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Lauren Finkler

The City of Lockport held a special board meeting preceding its Committee of the Whole meeting on June 17, along with the Village Board of Homer Glen, and representatives of Homer and Lockport Townships, for the purpose of discussing a proposed plan for a new roadway and Des Plaines River bridge with the Will County Transportation Corridor Committee.

Amanda Jarzynski

Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Young School in Homer Glen at approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, after school personnel reported voice messages left indicating a bomb was located in the building, according to a press release issued from the Will County Sheriff’s Office.

The release stated a male individual left the voice messages over the weekend and did not identify himself. Once the messages were received, the sheriff’s office was immediately called, said Charla Brautigam, Homer 33C public relations manager.

Danielle Tabor
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

It may take a little while for Richaun Holmes’ head to stop spinning.


The Lockport native had a stretch in which he pinballed across the country after he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the NBA Draft.


On Thursday, June 25, he was in Bowling Green, Ohio, on the night his name was called.


On Friday and early Saturday, he was in Philadelphia for a press conference. He flew to Chicago on Saturday night and was honored at a party at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills on Sunday.

Amanda Jarzynski
Sometimes cover band musicians have to swallow their pride to make sure patrons swallow some suds. Homer Glen’s Jim Tomaszewski had dreams of becoming a big rock star when he was attending St. Laurence High School and headbanging with groups such as Under Fire and Sweet Revenge back in the late 1980s.
Kirsten Onsgard
The Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C community was informed recently of the resignation of Superintendent Kara Coglianese. Coglianese tendered her resignation to the school board on Feb. 1, and her last day will be on June 30.
Thomas Czaja

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