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The Lockport Township High School District 205 Board of Education continued its fiscal year 2015-2016 budgetary process July 20 as board members voted 6-0 to adopt the tentative budget.

Lisa Bickus was absent.

The tentative budget, which Director of Business Services Stefanie Croix said will undergo some changes by the time it is officially adopted by the School Board in September, is to be made available to the public later in August.

Thomas Czaja

Lincoln-Way North is now five for five.

Jaylin Branch, a running back on the Phoenix football team, was named the winner of the October Athlete of the Month contest.

Through nine games this season, Branch rushed for 883 yards and 21 touchdowns. His averages were 6.4 yards per carry and 98.1 yards per game. His longest run of the season was a 59-yard burst. Branch has also caught six passes for 74 yards and a touchdown.

Lauren Finkler
Homer Glen resident Terry Knight shared this photograph, which she described as containing a “fleeing visitor.”
Thomas Czaja
Jimmy Margas wasn’t going to miss the big match at the end of this season.
Thomas Czaja

Buddy is a beagle terrier mix who is about 20 pounds and 3-years-old. He is housebroken and would prefer a home with older children. He is a very loving dog who just wants to be by your side. He would make a great walking companion. He is a very devoted dog and will make a great forever friend. To see more of him, visit or go to the Tender Loving Care Facebook page. You can stop by the shelter to see him. You may also call for more information at (708) 301-1594.

Thomas Czaja

The original owners decided to move to a warmer climate, so their home is now available.

What: A spacious two-story that is loaded with updates and upgrades.

Where: 14428 Golden Oak, Homer Glen  

Erin Redmond

The late Jim Valvano, a legendary college basketball coach, famously said, “If you laugh, you think and you cry, that’s a full day.”

I admit that I rarely take Valvano’s advice and do all three of those things during any given day, but I have found my life to be much more interesting and fulfilling when I do. I think every day — to varying degrees — and I usually only cry when something especially upsetting happens, so I’ve found that laughter is the most unpredictable and most rewarding of the three experiences.

Max Lapthorne

St. Bernard Parish

(13030 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen)

Patriotic Rosary on the Hill

Erin Redmond
Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant (14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; (708) 645-7000) 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Trivia
Max Lapthorne

The Homer Township and Lockport Chambers of Commerce joined forces for an afternoon of food and holiday cheer on Dec. 8 when they held a bi-chamber holiday luncheon at Tazza Italian Ristorante in Homer Glen.

About 65 chamber members and guests gathered for the event, where there was time to socialize over a meal and a musical performance by the Lockport Township High School Madrigals.

Max Lapthorne