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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
Before Homer Jr. High School students march to “Pomp and Circumstance,” it’s tradition that they first shake, rattle and roll.
Lauren Finkler

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
New faces Karen A. DeFilippis, Christine Marcinkewicz, Kevin DeSchaaf and James Ketelaar were elected to the Homer Community Consolidated School District 33 Board of Education, according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s Office.
Thomas Czaja

This is a crucial window for Homer Glen voters. 

Mayor Jim Daley’s campaign team is well aware of this. Many voters have made up their minds; however, there are surely many who are still teetering, still trying to gather the facts and still seeking guidance on which candidate will make the best mayor. 

Lauren Finkler
The Homer Township Officers Electoral Board convened for a hearing Jan. 3 to address an objection to a candidate in the April 4, 2017 Consolidated Election for Township clerk. Renea Wojnowski, a resident of Lockport and Homer Township, has filed an objection with the Township Electoral Board against the candidacy of Marcela Cuevas for the office of Township clerk.
Erin Redmond

Homer Stallions football mom Christina Petit is a force to be reckoned with on the sidelines, where her team pride has turned heads.

This month, the Homer Glen resident will face off with 99 other finalists for the Team Mom of the Year competition, put on by Indianapolis--based USA Football and MinuteClinic (the walk--in medical clinic inside CVS pharmacy).

Lauren Finkler
Online efforts to obtain lower water rates for residents of the Village of Homer Glen have taken off after resident Lissa Mauksch started a petition approximately five weeks ago.
Erin Redmond