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Five individuals were transported to the hospital following a four-car collision at 143rd Street and Bell Road shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, said Will County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer. Several bystanders are believed to have assisted in extricating victims from one of the vehicles.

Danielle Tabor

When is a horse not just a horse? When the horse helps a 10-year-old girl win the World’s Championship Horse Show 2017 in Louisville, of course.

Lyla Grace Wroble, of Mokena, did just that on Aug. 23, along with a little help from the horse she rode, Roy, who goes by the name Glenview’s Excelalante in competitions. It was Lyla’s 10th win in competition this year.

Brittany Kapa

A reported Homer Glen native was killed Sunday afternoon in what Kendall County investigators are calling a hit-and-run.

The body of Amanda Stanton, 26, currently of Lockport, was found around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, June 24, near Plainfield Road and Plainsman Court in Oswego, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Department.

The department's preliminary investigation has indicated that Stanton was struck and killed by a car, which then fled the scene.

22nd Century Media Staff
On the coldest May 15 in the area in more than a century, Homer Township resident Debra Frantella was not so sure about the song blaring from a loudspeaker in the parking lot of the Big R farm and ranch store at 15830 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen.
Max Lapthorne
A 16-year-old teenage boy from Homer Glen was found safe in Garfield County, Colorado, after running away from home and stealing a vehicle, according to a press release issued Friday, Dec. 2, by the Will County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office reportedly was notified around 2 a.m. Dec. 2 that the boy was taken into custody by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office after a traffic stop was made on a red, 2005 Jaguar with only one headlight operational.
Danielle Tabor
A man and woman were killed in a head-on two-car crash Sunday, Oct. 21, in Homer Township, according to Illinois State Police.
Thomas Czaja
It was a day filled with considerable recognition, a cake and several happy tears.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
It was hard to miss the bright smile that formed from ear to ear, teeth showing and her cheeks raised so high they almost closed her eyes. She stood in front of the crowd wearing a tiara, a sash and holding a bouquet of flowers.
Jacquelyn Schlabach

Pulling up into the circular driveway of 33-year-old Homer Glen resident Yvonne Swiatek-Marcinkiewicz, there was little outdoor decor on a recent December day. But upon stepping inside the sprawling home, an impressive display of 30 Christmas trees made up for every inch that was left bare outdoors.

Lauren Finkler
An 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a 19-year-old man early in the morning Aug. 15 while staying at a relative’s home in Homer Glen, according to Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.
Thomas Czaja