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Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm, located at 13341 W. 151st St. in Homer Glen, will see an expansion after the family purchased additional land that was closed on Dec. 28, according to Jeremy Bengtson, a member of the family and part owner of the land.

The farm that guests were accustomed to for the annual fall festival was approximately 13 acres, Bengtson said in a phone interview with The Horizon Monday, Jan. 4. With the new property purchase, the family now has approximately 126 acres extending to Bell Road and encompassing the area around the farm. 

Thomas Czaja
The Homer Glen Village Board gave preliminary approval for a new mixed-use development at its Sept. 12 meeting, bringing up once again the question of housing density standards.
Thomas Czaja

A star softball pitcher, a strong comeback from injury and great team chemistry are just three elements of Lockport’s latest state championship bid.

The Porters’ competitive cheerleading squad took second at state last year in the Large Team division. Now the Joliet West sectional championship has Lockport in prime contention for another lofty state finish this weekend in Bloomington.

Max Lapthorne

A Homer Glen man was arrested shortly after 5:42 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Chicago Midway International Airport, after a Transportation Security Administration officer reportedly found a handgun in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.

Danielle Tabor
For Ron Coomer, it was an Opening Day like no other.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

Will County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Home Depot at 14053 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen on April 3 regarding an employee they believed to be shoplifting. The deputies met with a loss prevention manager who suspected Home Depot employee Hector Ibarra, 40, of 14228 W. Kensington Court in Lockport, of committing several retail thefts. Home Depot performed an investigation on Ibarra between Feb. 27 and April 2, finding him executing 14 thefts totaling approximately $8,532 worth of stolen property.

Amanda Jarzynski

It seems almost impossible to overshadow the Chicago Blackhawks in their quest for Stanley Cup glory, but the Lemont Classic Car Club did exactly that on Saturday, June 6, as it rolled into Homer Glen.

“I know it’s Game 2 and the puck drops in 15 minutes, but so what? There’s just no way I’m going to miss this,” said Homer Glen resident Bob Sanders, wearing a Blackhawks replica jersey as he gestured toward row upon row of spectacular automobiles parked in front of the Big R store at 15830 S. Bell Road.

Thomas Czaja
Out of thousands of videos submitted for a chance to win a trip to this year’s MLB All-Star Game in a contest held by Kingsford Charcoal, Schilling student and Homer Glen resident Moody Hasan was chosen for the trip of a lifetime.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
An American flag waves proudly outside At Ease Craft Beer Pub in Homer Glen, signifying a Lockport man’s love for and service to his country.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
Nicole Bolda and her husband Jim Grabner have many stories about their 8-year-old son, Tristan. There was the time he befriended strangers in line for a water ride on vacation, who cheered for him as he went down. There were the hugs he gave as he said goodbye to new friends on a sledding hill. There were the silly, yet utterly determined stares he used to intimidate batters as he quickly wound his pitches and closed out games for his little league team.
Kirsten Onsgard