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It was a day filled with considerable recognition, a cake and several happy tears.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
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

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
The Homer Glen Village Board approved the initial plans for a major new commercial development in the community at its March 14 meeting.
Thomas Czaja
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
An 18 year old and his juvenile accomplice were charged for their involvement in an armed robbery March 12 at around midnight at a gas station in Homer Glen, according to a press release from Will County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Dan Jungles.
Thomas Czaja

The Megaplex that sits at 15301 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen houses all sorts of athletic activity, and since July, has been quite the cheerful place.

That’s because Megan Picard and Patrick Williams have created Reign Allstar Cheer and Tumbling, a new business dedicated to cheerleading and tumbling in their own family-friendly way.  

The duo has found quick success with the undertaking, as they had three teams of cheerleaders all finish in first place at the Holiday Classic in DeKalb on Dec. 6 and 7 — the business’ first competition. 

Thomas Czaja
Encouraging young athletes to, “Be Fierce. Be Brilliant. Be Platinum!,” Platinum Cheer Association is gearing up for its first year of competitive cheerleading.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
A lot can happen in the course of a day. Friendships form, memories are created and beautiful music is materialized from the hard work, dedication and talents of many individuals working toward one common goal.
Brittany Kapa

Homer Glen, a magical vacation destination? Absolutely, said David Swanson. 

Swanson, a Lockport resident with cerebral palsy, is among the throngs of campers who, for 68 years, have called Shady Oaks Camp in Homer Glen their summer “home away from home.”

A safari-themed open house was held July 19, featuring food, entertainment and a special performance by Shady Oaks campers and staff.

Thomas Czaja