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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

Pulling up into the circular driveway of 33-year-old Homer Glen resident Yvonne Swiatek-Marcinkiewicz, there was little outdoor decor on a recent December day. But upon stepping inside the sprawling home, an impressive display of 30 Christmas trees made up for every inch that was left bare outdoors.

Lauren Finkler

The Megaplex that sits at 15301 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen houses all sorts of athletic activity, and since July, has been quite the cheerful place.

That’s because Megan Picard and Patrick Williams have created Reign Allstar Cheer and Tumbling, a new business dedicated to cheerleading and tumbling in their own family-friendly way.  

The duo has found quick success with the undertaking, as they had three teams of cheerleaders all finish in first place at the Holiday Classic in DeKalb on Dec. 6 and 7 — the business’ first competition. 

Thomas Czaja

Homer Glen, a magical vacation destination? Absolutely, said David Swanson. 

Swanson, a Lockport resident with cerebral palsy, is among the throngs of campers who, for 68 years, have called Shady Oaks Camp in Homer Glen their summer “home away from home.”

A safari-themed open house was held July 19, featuring food, entertainment and a special performance by Shady Oaks campers and staff.

Thomas Czaja
A lot can happen in the course of a day. Friendships form, memories are created and beautiful music is materialized from the hard work, dedication and talents of many individuals working toward one common goal.
Brittany Kapa
On the coldest May 15 in the area in more than a century, Homer Township resident Debra Frantella was not so sure about the song blaring from a loudspeaker in the parking lot of the Big R farm and ranch store at 15830 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen.
Max Lapthorne
In the aftermath of a heated election season, 4 Homer Township reigned supreme. The 4 Homer Township slate swept the Feb. 28 Consolidated Republican Primary, and it repeated its dominance in the April 4 Consolidated Election, again seeing all of its candidates win.
Thomas Czaja

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