Homer Glen

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Some Suburbs Also Holding Elections On Tuesday

In southwest suburban Homer Glen, five candidates are running for village president, five candidates are running for village clerk, and 13 candidates are running for three trustee seats. All 23 candidates are write-in candidates.


Emergency crews respond to a hayride rollover in the south suburbs Monday. (courtesy: Lee Balgemann)

Child, 2 Adults Hurt After Accident At Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm

Fire department officials report injuries after a tractor ride rolled over at a popular pumpkin farm in the southwest suburbs.


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Homer Glen Couple Rescues Wounded Eagle

A southwest suburban couple saved a wounded bald eagle from falling prey to coyotes after spotting the bird in their yard on Friday.


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Doctor: Don’t Arrest Kids For Sexting, Teach Them Better

As Barrington police crack down on students caught sexting and two other suburban middle schools investigate their own sexting incidents, one psychiatry expert said authorities should not rely on criminal charges to punish youths who probably don’t know any better.


Hadley Middle School in Homer Glen. (Credit: CBS)

Police Investigating Sexting Incident At Homer Glen Middle School

Counselors were visiting a middle school in southwest suburban Homer Glen on Friday to talk to children about the dangers of sexting, as police investigated an incident involving sexually explicit images shared by 6th graders.


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Officials Investigate Sexting At Homer Glen Middle School

The investigation, which started Monday, involves multiple reports of sexting among sixth-grade students, according to a statement Principal Kristen Schroeder and Assistant Principal Candis Gasa sent to parents and posted to the school’s website Thursday.


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Teen Driver Sentenced In Fatal Homer Glen Crash

A teenager who was behind the wheel of a pickup truck that crashed, killing a 16-year-old passenger, in Homer Glen last fall has been sentenced to two months in juvenile prison, the SouthtownStar is reporting.


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Fire Breaks Out At Home In Homer Glen

Two people were killed and 12 people were injured during shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.


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3-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Homer Glen Pool

A 3-year-old boy drowned in a backyard pool southwest suburban Homer Glen in Sunday morning, the Herald News reports.


A house in the 15200 block of 163rd Street in Homer Glen was destroyed in an early morning fire on March 29, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Destroys Large House In Homer Glen

Flames were visible from as far as 10 miles away as the fire raged at a large mansion-style home in the 15200 block of 163rd Street in Homer Glen.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2013

16-Year-Old Killed In Southwest Suburban Traffic Crash

A 16-year-old girl died on Saturday following a traffic crash in southwest suburban Lockport.


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3-Time Lottery Winner Would Share Her Secrets, If There Were Any

Southwest of Chicago, a three-time lottery winner says she would share her system – if there were one.

WBBM Newsradio–09/19/2012

Will County Sheriff's police work the scene as Will County Animal Control officers remove roosters from a farm on Bruce Road in Homer Glen that is allegedly part of a cockfighting operation, on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (Brett Roseman/ Sun-Times Media)

Alleged Homer Glen Cockfighting Trainers Face Three Years In Prison

A pair of Joliet men face up to three years in prison after Will County prosecutors charged them with grooming many roosters for cockfighting in Homer Glen.


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Chicago Man, 73, Accused Of Fondling Girls In Homer Glen

A 73-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly fondling girls in Homer Glen and Chicago.


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Homer Glen Residents Help Family Start Over After Fire Guts Home

A Homer Glen family who lost their home in a fire earlier this week gained an entire community’s good will, as neighbors have rallied behind them.

CBS 2–12/21/2011

Pot-Bellied Pig Survives Brush With Death

Sweetie is one lucky pig.


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Man Charged In Assault Of Elderly Relative

A 34-year-old south suburban man is being held on $350,000 bond for allegedly assaulting an elderly relative and then hijacking her vehicle.


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Rabid Bat Found In Will County For Second Time In A Week

For the fifth time this year and the second time in a week, a wild animal with rabies has been discovered in Will County.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Pfc. Michael Olivieri died this week in Iraq. He was from Chicago's southwest suburbs. (U.S. Army)

Services To Be Held For Local Soldier Killed In Iraq

Services will be held later this week for a southwest suburban soldier who was killed in Iraq last week.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Pfc. Michael Olivieri died this week in Iraq. He was from Chicago's southwest suburbs. (U.S. Army)

Illinoisan Among 5 Soldiers Killed In Iraq This Week

Pfc. Michael Olivieri of south suburban Homer Glen is remembered as a dedicated soldier and husband who was preparing to celebrate his first wedding anniversary.