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Boys basketball

Dec. 11 - at Joliet Central, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 15 - host Sandburg, 6:30 p.m.

Girls basketball

Dec. 10 - at Stagg, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 14 - host Joliet Central, 6 p.m.


Dec. 10 - host Lincoln-Way West, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 11- at Homewood Flossmoor, 5 p.m.

Max Lapthorne

Penny is a Rex rabbit who just celebrated her 1st birthday. She loves running around, eating kale and finding a good hiding place.

Brittany Kapa, The Homer Horizon assistant editor 


Brittany Kapa
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is seeking volunteers who are willing to pitch in to improve local preserves by signing up for an upcoming workday. During the scheduled workdays, volunteers will help remove invasive species in the preserves, which allows native plants and trees to flourish and provide food and shelter for the insects, birds and animals that live in Will County’s forests.
Erin Redmond

Many students had never heard of the traditional Korean dish Bee-bim Bop until they read about it in the popular children’s book of the same name by Linda Sue Park.

 Now they can’t get enough of it and want to learn more.

To feed their interest, Young School Library Media Professional Debra Primozic has created a display of multicultural books throughout the library, highlighting everything from the customs and traditions of Russia, Italy and Poland to the “mix-mix rice” dish of Korea and the sea turtles of Oman.

Max Lapthorne
The hot summer days and nights are certainly days with a lot of get-together opportunities and events. During these occasions, conversations can sometimes get hot, as well. While summer temperatures escalate, here are a few tips to de-escalate conversations.
Erin Redmond
The stakes were high when Sandburg and Lockport Township met in a girls tennis dual meet last week. Not only are the two teams traditionally at or near the top of the conference, a change in the way the league standings are done meant that whichever team won would get a point and a leg up in the conference race.
Thomas Czaja
Homer Glen was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Max Lapthorne


Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant

(14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; (708) 645-7000)

7 p.m. Wednesdays: Trivia


The Outpost Pub & Grill

(14929 Archer Ave., Lockport; (815) 836-8893)

Erin Redmond
Next season could be a special one for the Lockport Township girls soccer team. The team finished this year with a 14-7-2 (5-1) record — good for second place in the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division — and there was only one senior on the roster.
Max Lapthorne
By the end of the week, the Lockport Township boys basketball team had run out of moral victories. A week that started out on a positive note with a big overtime victory against Bloom Township, ended with a pair of Porter losses.
Erin Redmond