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It was not exactly the crime of the century, just a little bit odd. In making a recent attempt to clean out the garage, I came upon a bunch of old documents, junk mail, pictures and the like that I decided to toss. You should know that in our home we reference “the big black bags of death” as code for “Mom is thinning out the accumulation of junk again” — all of which is entirely my fault. I am an accumulator, she, my loving and patient wife, is not.

Amanda Jarzynski
Nellie is a feline owned by Homer Glen resident Samantha Dubina and is described as a “very curious” cat
Jacquelyn Schlabach
The Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club conducted a collection last month for Guardian Angel Services throughout Homer Glen neighborhoods.
Erin Redmond
A look at the top stories on The Homer Horizon’s website, based on total pageviews in 2017, through Dec. 27.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
Area children officially are now ready to head back to school. Publisher 22nd Century Media hosted its third annual Back on the Bus – A Back-To-School Expo to celebrate the start of a new school year with families at the Tinley Park Convention Center Saturday, Aug. 13. The free expo offered scholastic resources, princess and mascot appearances, a back-to-school fashion show, booths for more than 40 vendors and more. Free parking and free gift bags were offered to the first 500 attendees.
Thomas Czaja

Homer Glen resident Annette Haak shared this photo from a warmer time with a simple caption of “thinking of spring.”

Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit a photo for “Photo Op” by emailing it to, or mailing it to 11516 W. 183rd Street, Office Condo 3 Unit SW, Orland Park, IL 60467.

Max Lapthorne

Thursday: Kindergarten Registration: 4-7:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Hadley Middle School, 15731 Bell Road, Homer Glen. Homer CCSD 33C residents who have a child who will turn 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2016 can bring their child’s birth certificate, a proof of residency and any documents related to guardianship and sign their child up for kindergarten. For more information or to complete the pre-registration form, visit

Self-defense Clinic for Women

Max Lapthorne

The original owner of this ranch home will miss the peaceful surroundings and view of nature that this property affords.

What: An all-brick ranch home on a large lot 

Where: 12832 W. Hadley Road, Homer Glen

Max Lapthorne
HOMER GLEN Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant (14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; (708) 645-7000) 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Trivia
Thomas Czaja
Lincoln-Way North softball’s senior second baseman Taylor Bowman has been clutch this season for the Phoenix, helping the team to an undefeated run to start the season and delivering big hits to win the likes of the Zaxby’s Classic. The hard work has paid off in more ways than one, as she recently earned the title of Athlete of the Month by garnering the most votes for the May recognition from 22nd Century Media Southwest.
Max Lapthorne