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Why are we stalling Woodbine action?

Dear Editor,

What is the deal between the former owners of Woodbine and Homer Glen Village trustees George Yukich and Margaret Sabo?

Meredith Dobes
After investigations by the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, a 22-year-old Homer Glen man was charged Feb. 27 with three counts of child pornography, according to Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.
Thomas Czaja

Mark Fisch attended Lockport Township High School the same time future major league baseball player and Cubs radio analyst Ron Coomer transferred in from St. Rita.

“I still see him, and I like to bust his chops and say, ‘You’re the reason I never made the varsity baseball squad,’” Fisch said. “I tell him, ‘I had a spot, and you bumped me out of it.’ But it was great for him to go on and have his dream career.

“Fortunately, like Ron Coomer, I was able to have my dream career, too.”

Max Lapthorne

He’s back at it again.

Homer Glen resident Robert Szajkovics was the winner of The Horizon’s Holiday House Decorating Contest in 2013 — and for good reason. In 2014, his synchronized light display has continued to flourish, with five more songs and a variety of new decorative aspects. 

The show — which takes place at 14635 Saddle Brook Lane in Homer Glen —  runs from 5:30-10 p.m. during the week and from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Thomas Czaja

One time, because he felt like it, Bryan Sord built an entire 8,000-square foot restaurant from scratch in just 93 days.

For an encore, he remodeled half of his Orland Park eatery – 94 West – in a blistering week and a half.

No, this is not a man to be trifled with.

“I don’t [mess] around,” Sord said. “We redid the floors and everything. I’m pretty good.”

Meredith Dobes

According to a police report from the Will County Sheriff’s Office, Jacob M. Roede, 19, of 13154 W. Stonewood Drive in Homer Glen, was charged with resisting a police officer on June 14 at Enzo’s Pizzeria at 13001 W. 143rd St. in Homer Glen.

June 13


• Jose Francisco Escamilla, 47, of 3750 Jonathan Simpson Drive in Joliet, was allegedly cited for driving at W. 151st St. and Arboretum Drive while his license was suspended.

June 10

Amanda Jarzynski

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

Newly elected Village officials had their cake and ate it too at a special board meeting called on April 29, when Mayor George Yukich, Trustee Beth Rodgers, Trustee Carlo Caprio and Village Clerk Ann Holtz were all sworn in to their new posts.

Christina Neitzke-Troike, the other newly elected trustee, was not sworn in at the meeting because she wanted to wait until her last meeting as trustee with Homer Township, which will be May 11, according to Yukich. She will be sworn in at the Village Board meeting on May 13.

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

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