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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
The Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C Board of Education has selected its next superintendent, one who already has considerable knowledge and background with his new employer.
Thomas Czaja

A bat trapped July 6 by a Homer Glen man near the garage of his home in the 13000 block of West Little Creek Drive tested positive for rabies, according to a press release issued July 8 by the Will County Health Department. A second bat from the same garage was also discovered July 9 that tested positive for rabies.

The latest cases are reportedly the fourth and fifth rabid bats discovered in Will County so far this year.

Danielle Tabor

Write-in candidates earned the majority of Homer Glen's votes, with all 16 precincts reporting, in Homer Glen's Consolidated Primary Election Tuesday, Feb. 24, according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk's Office. However, which write-ins exactly received those votes will remain unclear until tomorrow, Feb. 25, pending official counts.

Lauren Finkler

Nick Setta left his mark as perhaps the most outstanding athlete in the history of Lockport Township High School.

The 1999 graduate helped lead the Porters to back-to-back Illinois High School Association Class 2A cross country state championships in 1996 and 1997, set the Illinois high school football record for longest field goal (59 yards), set the school record of 6 feet, 10 inches in the high jump, and won a state title in the 800-meter run with a time of 1 minute, 52.24 seconds in 1999.

Meredith Dobes

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