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2 | January 25, 2018 | The Homer Horizon calendar homerhorizon.com In this week’s Horizon Pet of the Week.............10 Sound Off.....................17 Faith Briefs............... 20-21 Puzzles..........................28 Home of the Week.........31 Classifieds................ 32-40 Sports...................... 41-48 The Homer Horizon ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Thomas Czaja, x12 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant editor Jacquelyn Schlabach, x15 email@example.com Sales director Julie McDermed, x21 firstname.lastname@example.org real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 email@example.com business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 firstname.lastname@example.org Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, x46 email@example.com Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin, 847.272.4565, x16 email@example.com Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 firstname.lastname@example.org president Andrew Nicks email@example.com EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 firstname.lastname@example.org 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 www.HomerHorizon.com Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries email@example.com The Homer Horizon (USPS #25577) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451. Periodical postage paid at New Lenox, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Homer Horizon, 328 E Lincoln Hwy New Lenox, IL 60451 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com Jacquelyn Schlabach firstname.lastname@example.org THURSDAY Ramen Night 6-7 p.m. Jan. 25, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Choose from 10 different ramen flavors, like chicken, jalapeño cheddar, hot and spicy beef and more. This event is for students in sixth to 12th grade. Attendees can eat as much as they would like, so come hungry. Registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. Homer Glen Junior Woman’s Club Meeting 7-9 p.m. Jan. 25, Homer Glen Village Hall, 14240 W. 151st St. For more information, email hgjwc@yahoo. com. SATURDAY Healthy Cooking 10:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 27, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Chef Susan Maddox will explore some great cuisine that is both tasty and healthy. Registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301- 7908. SUNDAY Homer Heat 9U Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 8-11 a.m. Jan. 28, Lockport American Legion, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. Proceeds from this pancake breakfast will support and help the boys for the upcoming baseball season. Tickets are $8 at the door and $7 in advance. For more information and to purchase pre-sale tickets, contact coach Don Melody at (708) 307-2321 or don. email@example.com. WEDNESDAY Preschool Round Up 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Come speak with representatives from 12 area preschools to learn more about their programs for children. Child & Family Connections will offer free developmental screenings for children birth to 3 years. No registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. UPCOMING Excel: Beyond the Basics 6-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Learn the basics of Excel and troubleshooting. Registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. Linkedin: Tips for Job Search 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Marianne Griebler will help attendees understand the profile requirements of the world’s largest online professional network. She will give attendees tips and tools to make sure those job searching will stand out and get noticed by employers and recruiters. Registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301- 7908. Food and Fitness Mindset for Life 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. During this class, Erin Dubich, MS, RDN, LDN, will teach and inspire attendees to make healthy changes. Dubich will fill in the gaps by sharing what makes habits stick long term and how to bounce back if one gets off track. Registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. Introduction to Word 2013 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Attendees will learn about covers text formatting, borders, columns, clipart, saving and printing. Registration is required. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. 100+ Women Who Care of Will County Meeting 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, P.B. Mulligan’s Restaurant & Bar, 19433 Renwick Road, Crest Hill. During the one-hour meeting, attendees will nominate, present, vote and donate 100 percent of funds to a selected charity. Lemont Artist Guild: Water color interactive 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, Homer Township Public Library, Community Meeting Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Attendees will hear from Cyn O’Brien, who has been a freelance artist specializing in Watercolor Portraits for the past 15 years. She is a longtime member of the Lemont Artist Guild. Attendees will leave the event with a small finished work of their own. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. Chris Posen Finnegan Benefit 3-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest. Friends and family of Chris Finnegan are hosting a benefit to support Chris and her family as she lives with ALS. The money raised will help alleviate the cost of medical expenses, caretakers, technology and other equipment that is not covered by insurance. Checks can be made out to Chris Posen Finnegan Benefit, U.S. Bank, 11901 W. 143rd St., Orland Park. 60467. Admission to the benefit is free. There is a free buffet dinner, dessert, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, and raffles. For more information, contact Eileen Finnegan at (312) 520-6608 or chrisposenfinneganbe firstname.lastname@example.org. ONGOING Kindergarten Preregistration in Homer 33C Parents whose children are turning 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2018 are encouraged to pre-register their child for kindergarten online. The pre-registration form can be found on the district website at www.homerschools. org. Click on the “Parents and Students” tab at the top of the page, and then scroll down to “Registration.” This information will be used to help expedite the formal registration process on Thursday, March 15, at Luther J. Schilling School. Cards for Children and Seniors 6-8 p.m. second Thursday of every month, Homer Township Public Library, Teen Room, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. This event is for students in sixth to 12th grade. Create handmade cards or letters that will be sent to Cards for Hospitalized Kids and Love for the Elderly charities. For more information, call (708) 301-7908. Heritage Village Noon-4 p.m. Heritage Village, 249 W. 2nd St., Lockport. Costumed interpreters on Saturdays; open to the public daily. Heritage Village includes historical buildings: Wells Corner Schoolhouse, the Symerton Depot, the Greenho Farmhouse, the Mokena Jail and other small buildings. For more information or tours, call (815) 838-5080 or visit www.willhistory.org. Fish Fry 5-8 p.m. Fridays. John Olson American Legion Post 18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport. Dine in or carry out. For more information, call (815) 838-4515. Postnatal Physical Therapy Screenings By appointment, Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. The screenings are designed for women six weeks to on year post-delivery and are experiencing pelvic or perennial pain, urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse or separation of the abdominal muscles. Screenings are free. To schedule an appointment, call (815) 300- 6288. Teen Volunteer Night 6-8 p.m. first Thursday of each month, Homer Township Public Library, 14320 W. 151st St., Homer Glen. Teens in grades 6-12 can participate in the volunteer night, which includes tasks such as cutting items for story time prep and straightening shelves. Registration is required and opens on the first day of each month for that month’s session. For more information, contact Heather Colby at heather@ homerlibrary.org or call (708) 301-7908. Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays one week prior to publication. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Assistant Editor Jacquelyn Schlabach at j.schlabach@22 ndcenturymedia.com or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 15.
homerhorizon.com NEWS the Homer Horizon | January 25, 2018 | 3 Village receives input for Homer at forum Meeting a way to attain more thoughts, ideas for strategic plan F. Amanda Tugade Freelance Reporter As the New Year unfolds, the Village of Homer Glen continues to work on gaining a better understanding of what its community needs in order to grow. That initiative took shape in the form of a Stakeholder Forum at the Committee of the Whole meeting held Jan. 17 at Village Hall. The Village Board, along with representatives from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies, welcomed a group of Homer Glen’s public officials so they could learn how to improve and expand the Village. CMAP Outreach Principal Jane Grover and Craig Rapp, a senior advisor to the Center for Governmental Studies at NIU, primarily led the discussion and helped the audience recognize the importance of voicing its ideas, opinions and concerns. The board voted at the end of last October to approve a professional services agreement with Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies for strategic planning services as part of the ongoing development of the Ken Marcin, 50, a longtime resident of Homer Glen who is a part of the Homer Athletic Club, speaks during the Stakeholder Forum at the Committee of the Whole meeting held Jan. 17 at Village Hall. Photos by Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media Village’s strategic plan. The Village also sent out the National Citizen Survey last spring for residents to give opinions and feedback on what they want to see in the community. The results of that survey are available on Community stakeholders and residents used clickers to respond to a number of questions both on themselves and their thoughts on Homer Glen. the Village’s website. Grover and Rapp said by taking the time to talk and listen with each other, the people of Homer Glen will have the chance to create a fuller vision of their hometown. “The idea of strategic planning for a local govern- Please see strategy, 4 Bloating,heartburn, acid reflux Depression IrritableBowel Syndrome Anxiety Crohn’s “Brain fog” UlcerativeColitis Constipation/diarrhea Pain in abdomen Excessivegas,burping Nausea/vomiting Fatigue Body aches Coated or fuzzy tongue Chronic badbreath Constant use of antacids, Nexium, Prilosec,etc. Learn abouthow it is possibleto figure out what’s wrong &, more importantly, whatcan be doneto restorehealthy digestivefunction! “Ifyou would finally liketoget answerstoyour questions then youare encouraged to attend this FREE class. At this class Iwill discuss the underlying causesofalmostall chronicdigestiveconditions. Iwill explain how to figureout what’s wrong and, more importantly,whatcan be done to restoreyou to health &vitality!” ~Dr.EdBeyer,D.C. To ReserveYourSeatCall or Text “30” to 17023 SHarlemAve, Tinley Park