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Homer Glen resident Mike McGuire captured this photograph outside his home on a nice fall day. 

Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit a photo for “Photo Op” by emailing it to, or mailing it to 11516 W. 183rd Street, Office Condo 3 Unit SW, Orland Park, IL 60467.

Max Lapthorne

The effort was there for the Lockport Township girls basketball team, even if the result was not.

Lockport’s hustle couldn’t overcome its poor shooting as the Porters fell to Bolingbrook 61-42 on Friday, Jan. 8, in the first game of the girls and boys varsity hoops doubleheader at Lockport Central Campus.

Max Lapthorne
Dolores A. Dzikowski (nee Obiala), 92, of Homer Glen, died March 11. She is survived by her children, Lynn (John) McGary and Stephen Dzikowski. Services are set to be held April 2 at Our Lady of the Woods Church in Orland Park.
Max Lapthorne

An increase in Lockport Township High School’s graduation rate and an evaluation of the school’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers dominated discussion Dec. 21 at the District 205 Board of Education regular meeting.

Superintendent Todd Wernet and Assistant Superintendent Brett Gould presented the 2015 Illinois District Report Card to the Board of Education. The report card included data related to the district’s financial status, graduation rates and PARCC test results. 

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


TLC Animal Shelter

13016 W. 151st St.

Homer Glen, IL 60491

Carson is a 5-year-old red merle chihuahua. He would be better for a family with older children since he was not raised with toddlers. He his housebroken, loves to cuddle up in your arms and weighs about eight pounds. 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.

Max Lapthorne
Lockport Township High School is now accepting applications for the Petite Porters Preschool.
Thomas Czaja

Thursday: ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. There will be a showing of the movie along with subtitles and lyrics shown so participants can sing along with the songs. Attendees are encouraged to wear “Frozen” costumes, but it is not required. Children under age 5 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Susie Spratt at (708) 301-7908 or

Max Lapthorne
There were some good plays, there were some errors, there were a lot of things crammed into a two-hour plus first game. But there was also a lot of things that showed why the two competing softball teams are always among the best in the area.
Erin Redmond
The streaker came, and the streak continued. In the bottom of the sixth inning of the Thursday, May 25, regional semifinal baseball game, a streaker jumped over the right-field fence, ran around for a few moments and jumped back over the fence.
Erin Redmond