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Providence was locked up in an old-fashioned defensive battle Friday, Sept. 4, at Oswego’s Ken Pickerill Field.

Unfortunately for the Celtics, the host Panthers just had a little more offense then they did. The Celtics shut out the Panthers in the second half, but their rally fell short in a 14-13

It was an especially hurtful loss for the winless Celtics, who begin play in the Catholic League Blue Friday, Sept. 11, against Mt. Carmel.

Amanda Jarzynski
The VooDoo Kings Kustom Car Club Illinois — led by Rich “Uncle VooDoo” Grinius — recently took a drive to help local critters. Last month, the group, along with a conglomeration of car groups from the area, collected monetary donations and items to benefit TLC Animal Shelter in Homer Glen.
Max Lapthorne


Bingo for Kids

5-6 p.m. Sept. 14, Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st Street, Homer Glen. Children are invited for an hour of fun and candy prizes. No registration is required. All ages are welcome. The event is limited to 30 participants. For more information, visit



Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest

Brittany Kapa
State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is urging area residents to consider making a donation at the third annual blood drive sponsored by she in conjunction with Heartland Blood Centers.
Brittany Kapa
5K Fun Run 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, Messenger Marsh Forest Preserve, 16211 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen. The registration fee is $25 and all proceeds help support Shady Oaks Camp for people with disabilities. To register, visit
Max Lapthorne
The Homer Township Fire Protection District Board of Trustees held a special meeting May 24 where the newly elected board discussed the recent decision to expand from a three-member board to a five-member board.
Erin Redmond

A must-see step ranch home on over a half-acre lot located in the beautiful Meadowcrest subdivision.


What: An incredible four-bedroom, 3.1-bath step ranch with a three-car garage, full-finished basement and enclosed pool room with a retractable roof attached to the home.

Where: 16754 Pineview Drive, Homer Glen


Brittany Kapa
After dominating the first game, Lockport anticipated the Tigers would fight back — and they did. The two squads traded points in the early goings of Game 2 before the Porters’ Patrick Surane unleashed an untouchable cross-court kill, sparking a five-point run that helped his team pull away. Surane led Lockport with five kills and five digs en route to a 25-13, 25-15 win over the Tigers Thursday, March 30, at Joliet West High School.
Erin Redmond
Coming off its best season in nearly 30 years, the Tinley Park football team will have to reload in order to do it again. Only five starters return from last year’s team, which went 9-3 and became the first TPHS football team to advance to the quarterfinals since the 1986 Class 4A state championship squad.
Max Lapthorne


TLC Animal Shelter, Homer Glen 

Callie is a spayed female cat. She is 5-years-old, good with children and good with other cats. She is strictly a house cat. Callie is very affectionate and would make a nice lap cat. To see more of her, visit or go to the Tender Loving Care Facebook page. You can stop by the shelter to see her at 13016 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. You may also call for more information at (708) 301-1594.

Max Lapthorne