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The Forest Preserve District of Will County is looking for help to maintain its natural areas by having volunteers lend their assistance for a resource management workday.

Remaining 2015 workdays will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 3-Dec. 19. On Sunday, Nov. 1, a volunteer workday will be held at Messenger Woods Nature Preserve at 13800 W. Bruce Road in Homer Glen. 

Max Lapthorne

Andrew Farina was selected as The Horizon’s Standout Student by his teacher, Megan Little. 

“Andrew is such an outstanding student,” Little wrote. “He is very athletic, smart, and really an all-around kid! He is always helping other students out in every class. You will never see him putting down anyone. Andrew is someone who will lift your spirits up. We are so lucky to have Andrew here at Reed School!” 

Max Lapthorne
Just about everything warranted and turned over to buyers at closing; everything is in tip-top condition.
Jacquelyn Schlabach
Balance beat boom. The Lockport Township girls basketball team continued its nice start to the season last week by using another balanced scoring attack to hold off Richards 50-46 in an early season battle of unbeaten teams in a matinee special Nov. 22 at Lockport.
Thomas Czaja
It was an off day for Sandburg’s boys bowling team, and Lockport was able to capitalize on it. In the team’s first conference win, Lockport would beat Sandburg by 161 pins, ultimately handing Sandburg their first loss of the season.
Erin Redmond

As the defending state champion, Lockport’s girls bowling team knows it has a target on its back this postseason.

“Every place we go, everyone knows we’re the defending state champs,” Lockport coach Art Cwudzinski said. “Everyone’s kind of gunning for us. We still have to go out and bowl our game. We just have to bowl to our ability. We don’t have to do more than what we’re capable of doing. If they stay within themselves, the results are there.”

Max Lapthorne

Going into senior year of high school, students have expectations and goals on what they will achieve their last year before college.

Some may simply hope to get a majority of A’s and B’s in their classes while finishing out the final season of their chosen sport.

For Lockport Township High School seniors Tomi Jo Mansell and Mary Kate Buchheit, the bar has been set significantly higher, with the duo accomplishing plenty so far in their senior year.

Kirsten Onsgard
A great Homer Glen two-story in Old Oak Estates.
Thomas Czaja


TLC Animal Shelter

13016 W. 151st St.

Homer Glen, IL 60491

Jerth weighs about 20 pounds and is a year old Terrier mix. He is the perfect size for many families, housebroken, good with children and good with other dogs. He has a happy-go-lucky disposition. To see more of him, visit or go to the Tender Loving Care Facebook page. You can stop by the shelter to see him. You may also call for more information at (708) 301-1594.

Max Lapthorne
We have entered the dog days of winter, the days of cabin fever and maybe even of getting on each other’s nerves. Here are just a few tips that can be helpful for married couples during these days:
Erin Redmond