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Orland Park native Ashley Jurjovec lived every day of her life to the fullest, according to the people who knew her best. Today, her memory lives on through her family and friends, as they work to raise funds and awareness for the rare heart condition that led to Ashley’s death — sudden and without symptoms — at the age of 31 on May 10, 2016.
Erin Redmond
The Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C Board of Education has selected its next superintendent, one who already has considerable knowledge and background with his new employer.
Thomas Czaja

A bat trapped July 6 by a Homer Glen man near the garage of his home in the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive tested positive for rabies, according to a press release issued July 8 by the Will County Health Department. A second bat from the same garage was also discovered July 9 that tested positive for rabies.

The latest cases are reportedly the fourth and fifth rabid bats discovered in Will County so far this year.

Danielle Tabor

Write-in candidates earned the majority of Homer Glen's votes, with all 16 precincts reporting, in Homer Glen's Consolidated Primary Election Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk's Office. However, which write-ins exactly received those votes will remain unclear until tomorrow, Feb. 25, pending official counts.

Lauren Finkler

When Lockport Township High School baseball coach Andy Satunas wants to give an example of what work ethic will do, he does not have to look far.

All he has to do is mention one of Lockport’s former players.

That is 2012 Lockport graduate Josh Altmann, who was drafted by the Texas Rangers on June 10 in the 22nd round with the 648th pick of the Major League Baseball Draft.

Thomas Czaja
One of Tyler Cepkauskas, 4, favorite family activities is to draw monsters and snakes outside in chalk.
Brittany Kapa
Pete Pfeiffer would walk in a room and immediately make an impact. Yes, he was tall. Standing about 6-foot-4, he had a signature bright beard that could not be missed and helped earn him the nickname of “Red.”
Brittany Kapa

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

The 1999 graduate helped lead the Porters to back-to-back Illinois High School Association Class 2A cross country state championships in 1996 and 1997, set the Illinois high school football record for longest field goal (59 yards), set the school record of 6 feet, 10 inches in the high jump, and won a state title in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 52.24 seconds in 1999.

Meredith Dobes

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, located at 13341 W. 151st St. in Homer Glen, will see an expansion after the family purchased additional land that was closed on Dec. 28, according to Jeremy Bengtson, a member of the family and part owner of the land.

The farm that guests were accustomed to for the annual fall festival was approximately 13 acres, Bengtson said in a phone interview with The Horizon Monday, Jan. 4. With the new property purchase, the family now has approximately 126 acres extending to Bell Road and encompassing the area around the farm. 

Thomas Czaja

A star softball pitcher, a strong comeback from injury and great team chemistry are just three elements of Lockport’s latest state championship bid.

The Porters’ competitive cheerleading squad took second at state last year in the Large Team division. Now the Joliet West sectional championship has Lockport in prime contention for another lofty state finish this weekend in Bloomington.

Max Lapthorne

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