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Try to imagine being a firefighter rushing into a burning house while wearing worn-out boots and using an air tank that works only half the time. Or being a police officer responding to a call of shots fired without a bulletproof jacket.
Max Lapthorne
Doctors in Homer Glen and Joliet said they were scammed over the phone Nov. 7 by someone identifying themselves as Sgt. Perry from the Will County Sheriff's Office, according to a press release issued the same day by Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.
Thomas Czaja
A man who committed an armed robbery at a Speedway gas station in Homer Glen at approximately 5:20 a.m. March 14 was caught later that day, according to a Will County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Thomas Czaja
A body found in the Des Plaines River Friday, April 13, is that of a Lockport man missing since March 21, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.
Lauren Finkler
A former Providence Catholic High School student has come forward to allege he was sexually abused by longtime Providence President Father Richard J. McGrath.
Thomas Czaja

Kyle Driscoll has changed it all.

To most, the 23-year-old’s name is Kyle Dee, and when the Homer Glen native’s band The Frantic disbanded in April 2013, change was bound to come. On April 4, his brand new band, The Fall Four, launched its first single, “Wake Up.” And while Driscoll is still commanding the vocals, the way they come out sound nothing like the old Kyle Dee.

Lauren Finkler

The grass is always greener on the side of hard work and gumption — just ask Lockport teenagers Alex Simikoski and Charlie McCulley. Simikoski, 17, and McCulley, 16, once the neighborhood go-to for a quick mow, are now the proprietors of Smart Lawns – a successful Lockport-based lawn care and landscape business. 

The idea to mow lawns was hatched while the boys were still in grade school, and looking to make some quick pocket money. 

Thomas Czaja
It all started with a struggle to find a place to eat. Though Kevin Vo had a variety of restaurant selections to choose from in Homer Glen, he realized that he missed the cuisine of his native country, so he decided to open his own restaurant.
Erin Redmond
A Homer Glen man was reportedly found dead the morning of Saturday, Sept. 2, after he “sustained multiple injuries due to a fall from heights.”
Thomas Czaja

This year, we wanted spontaneity in our Vacation Photo Contest. We wanted photos, taken quickly, of people having spur-of-the-moment fun, and we wanted them sent to us posthaste.

And area residents delivered, bombarding us with their best vacation photos over the course of just a few days.

Amanda Jarzynski