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At a long special meeting of the Homer Glen Village Board on Wednesday, May 20, at the Woodbine Golf Course property, residents were encouraged to give input about the development of the land on which they sat, as some verbalized confusion and uncertainty about the Village’s plans for future use of the space.

Thomas Czaja

It made sense that Providence Catholic High School played its first varsity lacrosse game against the Lincoln-Way team Tuesday, March 18.

Providence coach Mike Janicek became involved with lacrosse when his son was in sixth grade and signed up for the Lincoln-Way youth program. Before he knew it, Janicek found himself assisting Lincoln-Way coach Todd Hyatt.

Lauren Finkler

This spring, the race for mayor in Homer Glen will be between Jim Daley and George Yukich.

Daley, the incumbent and mayor since 2007, will be opposed by Yukich, who is currently a trustee on the Village board.

Candidate questionnaires were sent to both men, who were given equal opportunity to fill them out for publication.

Election Day is Tuesday, April 7.

 

Thomas Czaja

While most parents worry about their children picking up germs and getting sick, for Stacy and Matt Creed of Lockport, it is a central focus of their lives. 

The Creeds’ 5-year-old daughter Dylan has an immune system which is compromised by an unidentified disorder and has already spent more time in the hospital than most adults. The cost of this illness has been draining on the family, which is why friends and relatives threw a benefit for Dylan Saturday, Sept. 27, at Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant in Homer Glen.

Thomas Czaja
The decision is final. Woodbine Golf Course will cease operation on Dec. 31, 2014, due to a recent decision that restored the Village board’s initial agreement, which was unanimously approved at a special meeting held Dec. 23, 2013. The motion to remove the agenda item was raised by Trustee George Yukich and seconded by Trustee Michael Costa during a Wednesday, Sept. 10 regular meeting. The item passed 6-0, nixing consideration of a 2015 management agreement with Woodbine — a topic that has divided the board in recent months.
Lauren Finkler
Many young athletes play their game of choice with the dream of one day being drafted by a professional sports team.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

Homer Glen resident Alexandria Balich has 56 reasons to smile. For one, she finished her education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry on May 10. 

The remaining 55 reasons are in Guatemala, where the 26-year-old recently completed her final rotation tending to the teeth of 55 preschool and kindergarten students at Susanna Wesley School in Camanchaj. 

The trip was organized through Project Salud y Paz, which has worked with UIC for the past three years.

Lauren Finkler
The Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C Board of Education continued with its appointments of administrators at its June 26 meeting, following the appointment of Craig Schoppe to replace outgoing Superintendent Kara Coglianese.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
A father and daughter were injured during a home explosion the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 15, in Homer Glen, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The source of a natural gas leak that began that afternoon was found by Nicor Gas crews after working overnight following the home explosion, according to Nicor.
Thomas Czaja

The Zalga family has had their hands full for about a month now. On Friday, April 18, the world welcomed Kole Patrick, Ruby Annmarie and Ethan Joseph Zalga. 

“I was in shock,” Kevin Zalga recalls of hearing his wife, Carrie, was pregnant with triplets. “We just got back from vacation. Just told my parents that we were about to get the ultrasound. I probably didn’t say a word for five minutes.”

Michael Ranieri

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