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The Rev. Richard J. McGrath is no longer president of Providence Catholic High School, following allegations and an investigation into alleged “inappropriate material on his mobile device," according to a press release from the high school.
Thomas Czaja
Nicole Bolda and her husband Jim Grabner have many stories about their 8-year-old son, Tristan. There was the time he befriended strangers in line for a water ride on vacation, who cheered for him as he went down. There were the hugs he gave as he said goodbye to new friends on a sledding hill. There were the silly, yet utterly determined stares he used to intimidate batters as he quickly wound his pitches and closed out games for his little league team.
Kirsten Onsgard

A vehicle crash in Homer Glen Saturday, April 9, resulted in two fatalities.

Sameh F. Atiq, 20, of Lockport, and Noah Kask, 32, of Homer Glen, died after a reported vehicle crash at the 15000 block of 151st Street, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.

Elissa Chudwin
A Joliet man was charged Oct. 18 with the murder of another Joliet man that happened Oct. 16 in Homer Glen, according to a press release issued Oct. 18 by the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Javier Heredia-Rios, 32, of 312 N. Eastern Avenue in Joliet, was charged with four counts of first-degree murder of Oscar Garrido-Castro, 36, of Joliet, police said, along with one count of concealing homicide.
Danielle Tabor

Change was a theme for those in leadership positions in Homer Glen, as mostly newcomers were elected Tuesday, April 7, to fill different roles around the village.

With all 16 precincts reporting for Homer Glen, Beth Rodgers (3,217 votes), Christina Neitzke-Troike (2,758 votes) and Carlo Caprio (2,286 votes) were elected as to the Homer Glen Village Board, while Ann Holtz secured 62.65 percent of the vote to become Village clerk. Incumbent Gale Skrobuton finished with 37.35 percent of the vote.

Danielle Tabor

An email chain obtained by The Homer Horizon indicates that the campaign team of Citizens to Re-Elect Mayor Jim Daley has been offering to pen letters for residents who wish to support Daley in print via “unique letters” to The Horizon. 

The supporters were encouraged to make sure the letters drafted by the campaign team accurately represented the author, and were told to send them to The Horizon as soon as possible, requesting to be published in the opinion section.

Lauren Finkler

Five individuals were transported to the hospital following a four-car collision at 143rd Street and Bell Road shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, said Will County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. Several bystanders are believed to have assisted in extricating victims from one of the vehicles.

Danielle Tabor

When is a horse not just a horse? When the horse helps a 10-year-old girl win the World’s Championship Horse Show 2017 in Louisville, of course.

Lyla Grace Wroble, of Mokena, did just that on Aug. 23, along with a little help from the horse she rode, Roy, who goes by the name Glenview’s Excelalante in competitions. It was Lyla’s 10th win in competition this year.

Brittany Kapa
A 16-year-old teenage boy from Homer Glen was found safe in Garfield County, Colorado, after running away from home and stealing a vehicle, according to a press release issued Friday, Dec. 2, by the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office reportedly was notified around 2 a.m. Dec. 2 that the boy was taken into custody by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop was made on a red, 2005 Jaguar with only one headlight operational.
Danielle Tabor
It was a day filled with considerable recognition, a cake and several happy tears.
Jacquelyn Schlabach