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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

The Lockport Township High School District 205 Board of Education met on Monday, April 20, to discuss and approve several action considerations, but the board’s biggest approval of the night was to appoint James Prunty to the athletic director position.


“I feel honored and flattered,” Prunty said. “I’m really excited to get started.”


Prunty is currently the assistant men’s basketball coach at the University of Chicago. He has been coaching for the past 39 years for basketball, golf and baseball; the past nine of which was spent at UC.

Amanda Jarzynski
Online efforts to obtain lower water rates for residents of the Village of Homer Glen have taken off after resident Lissa Mauksch started a Change.org petition approximately five weeks ago.
Erin Redmond
The line during visiting hours makes its way well outside the front entrance of the church, winding almost halfway to Bell Road. Inside, on the Rev. Sotirios “Father Sam” Dimitriou’s desk, an assortment of letters — written by people around the country and globe — come in on a daily basis
Max Lapthorne

Thirty years ago, John LaFlamboy and his childhood pals were riding their bikes through the trails in Homer Glen to get to their tree forts and brace for battle. Last week, the 38-year-old film producer was in the area directing young, local actors to do the same thing on camera.

Meredith Dobes
A Homer Glen man who solicited the murder of his ex-wife received a prison sentence of 30 years today at the Will County courthouse.
Rebecca Susmarski

The 12U Homer Lady Heat have been on fire this season, winning three consecutive tournaments. 

The girls’ first win came at the USSSA Mokena Blast into Summer Tournament on May 24 and May 25. 

Two weeks later, the team traveled to Wisconsin for the USSSA Duel in the Dells. This tournament was double elimination, so the girls actually had to win the championship game twice. 

Meredith Dobes
Reagan Davidson is no stranger to the stage. The classical ballerina has performed for 10 years in more than a half dozen shows alongside dance veterans and peers who could well become Broadway professionals one day.
Kirsten Onsgard

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the alleged exchange of inappropriate text messages between as many as a dozen Hadley Middle School sixth-graders, Homer School District 33C Superintendent J. Michel Morrow confirmed Friday, April 11.

The investigation was launched Monday, April 7, when a student showed building administrators a message he or she had received. Morrow said he believes the text involved an image, as well as text, but he was not positive of the specifics.

Danielle Tabor

Two-and-a-half weeks into the job, Dr. Kara Coglianese — the new superintendent for Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C — had already begun to make a new home for herself.

“I feel extremely privileged to work here,” Coglianese said. “This has been a really great district.”

She spoke with the clarity and ease of someone who knows what they are doing – which makes sense, given that Coglianese has had a lifelong passion for education.

Meredith Dobes

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