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Homer Glen resident Robert Szajkovics has decorated the exterior of his home and property once again with a multi-colored, dazzling display of Christmas lights and figures.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

While some choose winter as the ideal time to travel to tropical locales, where they can catch some sun and peace of mind, Homer Glen native Angela Domenico has a different approach. 

Indeed, the 22-year-old was proudly sporting her bikini on Saturday, Jan. 31, but she didn’t have sand beneath her toes or a fruity drink in hand; instead, she was faced with the powdery white landscape of St. Germain, Wisconsin, where the Knockers Pizza Company Bikini Run and other related activities were held.

Lauren Finkler

Six people were injured after a bus and vehicle collided Thursday, April 28, near the intersection of Victoria Crossing Drive and Cedar Road in Lockport.

Roughly 40 students were on a Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C bus when the crash occurred, according to Lockport Deputy Police Chief Ron Huff. The bus was on Victoria Crossing Drive at approximately 2:20 p.m., when a vehicle failed to yield and pulled out in front of the bus, Huff said.

The bus reportedly then struck the car and went into the ditch.

Thomas Czaja

When Gene Benes was young, his father had a workshop in his basement. There, Benes learned how to use hand tools and craft wood into a variety of items. 

Benes grew up to become an accountant, but a bit of downtime rekindled his passion for woodworking. Eventually, Benes, a Homer Glen resident, became the owner of Pens by Gene, through which he has been crafting and selling handmade pens for about 15 years. 

How it all began

Meredith Dobes

At the age of 11, Henry Chudzik has already won eight national BMX championships in his division of age and difficulty.

Already competing at the expert level for the 11-year-old class, the Homer Glen resident has worked toward perfection since 2009 when his father, Chris, launched the team Dance Factory Racing.

Meredith Dobes

With one year of business in the books, CrossFit Homer Glen business owners Bridget Ahlfield and her husband, Luke, had cause to celebrate.

On Saturday, Jan. 17, the couple and about 75 customers and acquaintances did just that, marking the anniversary with a formal gathering at the gym, located at 12632 W. 159th St., with food, a disc jockey, a photo booth and more.

Since opening on Jan. 15, 2014, Bridget said her clientele has continued to blossom, and today the gym boasts approximately 94 clients, she said.

Thomas Czaja
The Cepkauskas family from Homer Glen has had a rough start to 2018.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

A residential structure fire the morning of Aug. 31 “significantly” damaged a two-story home on the southern border of Homer Glen, according to a press release issued the same day by the New Lenox Fire Protection District.

Firefighters reportedly were dispatched at 2:16 a.m. Aug. 31 with a report of a structure fire in the 13000 block of W. 184th Place — a Mokena mailing area that falls under unincorporated New Lenox Township.

Danielle Tabor
At its first meeting of 2017, the Village Board of Homer Glen took action to improve public safety Jan. 11 by passing an ordinance requiring large businesses to have Automated External Defibrillators available for public use.
Erin Redmond
After setbacks, HellsGate Haunted House is now scheduled to open Oct. 6 in Lockport.
Kirsten Onsgard

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