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A 56-year-old man and 54-year-old woman in Homer Glen were killed in an apparent murder-suicide while their children were home, according to a preliminary report from the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
Thomas Czaja
Two males approached a 10-year-old boy at a bus stop and asked him to get into their SUV, according to a letter sent to parents the evening of Tuesday, April 9, from Will County School District 92.
Thomas Czaja
A little over a year ago, Luis Mendoza Jr. and his father, Luis Mendoza Sr., opened Frontera Sur Mexican Restaurant in Homer Glen.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
A gun threat circulating through Snapchat was reported to Lockport Township High School administration following a Thursday, Dec. 13 incident which resulted in a student being charged with aggravated battery.
Thomas Czaja

A fire that consumed both mulch and logs the evening of Monday, May 18, at Homer Tree Service in Lockport created traffic concerns, but no injuries were reported, and the blaze did not spread to any nearby structures, according to Northwest Homer Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Todd Fonfara.

The district got a call around 7 p.m. from a truck driver passing by Homer Tree Service, 16464 143rd St. in Lockport, about a fire at the business, Fonfara said. When crews arrived, the fire had spread from a mulch pile to a log pile, according to Fonfara.

Danielle Tabor
Lauren Skiniotes grew up in a dance studio. She began before she entered elementary school, and it soon became a mainstay in her life throughout her childhood, studying at The Dance Studio Ltd. — first in New Lenox, then Homer Glen — under owner Marianne Kyler. But as Skiniotes was finishing her senior year in college last year, Kyler called her. She wanted to retire, and she asked Skiniotes to take the reins.
Thomas Czaja
Early in his playing career, Connor Ryan found himself on the B squad, unsure whether or not he’d ever make it as a baseball player. But on June 13, the Homer Glen native’s dreams were affirmed when he took his first step into the big leagues.
Erin Redmond
Orland Park native Ashley Jurjovec lived every day of her life to the fullest, according to the people who knew her best. Today, her memory lives on through her family and friends, as they work to raise funds and awareness for the rare heart condition that led to Ashley’s death — sudden and without symptoms — at the age of 31 on May 10, 2016.
Erin Redmond
A teen and young adult were killed when their vehicles collided in a head-on crash the evening of Saturday, Dec. 23, in Homer Glen, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.
Thomas Czaja
The Homer Glen Plan Commission was met with a number of unhappy residents at its Aug. 2 meeting when it discussed a proposed housing development for the Dunn Farm property.
Thomas Czaja

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