Friday, February 1, 2013
Sparky, an 11-year-old black and white sheltie, has been missing from his Lemont home since Thursday.
Have you seen Sparky, an 11-year-old black and white sheltie, who lives in Lemont and was last sighted in Homer Glen? He has been missing since about 10 a.m. on Thursday. If you know of Sparky’s whereabouts, please call Tricia Krueger at 630-257-2473.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Officials of the Illinois American Water and the Northern Will County Water Agency clashed, again, at a meeting of the water agency Monday.
Illinois American Water vs. the Northern Will County Water Agency. The two sides clashed, again, at a Northern Will County Water Agency meeting Monday. Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley asked those in the audience with ties to IAW to identify themselves. He cut off an IAW rep during the "Questions from the Public" section, saying "this was not a commercial" and "we've heard this all before." Both sides accused the other of misinforming the public. Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said the IAW had been furthering its "lies" and "falsehoods" for years. Prior to the meeting, IAW representatives distributed flyers urging residents in Homer Glen to "ask for answers." The IAW said the water agency would more likely raise water rates than lower them and …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Eleven Daisy Scouts from the Lemont Montessori School recently worked to beautify the grounds at Shady Oaks Camp in Homer Glen.
Each week, Lemont Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to Local Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com. Be sure to include all of the information included below. And without further ado, this week's Whiz Kids are... Whiz Kids’ Names: Kylie Autullo, Kameryn Autullo, Erin Barndollar, Cassidy Cleveland, Charley Cleveland, Elizabeth Moonier, Bianca Perez, Gia Perme, Neha Samuel, Shameron Scapellato Elise Tanquilut Whiz Kids' School: Montessori School of Lemont …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Officials from the five area municipalities that have begun the process of creating a joint water agency are irate over the private water supplier's recent telephone campaign and new website.
Updated at 5:59 a.m. Dec. 20 As five area municipalities move closer to attempting a takeover of an Illinois American Water pipeline, the company hit back, launching a new website and conducting a telephone survey of residents of the communities. On Monday night, Lemont Mayor Brian Reaves confirmed that he and many other residents received the phone call last week. The survey was so misleading, he said, that he is consulting attorneys about filing a legal injunction against the company. "It starts off asking whether residents are happy with water rates and eventually asks questions about [me and the resident's political party affiliation]," said Reaves, who claims the calls are politically motivated. Chris Bacon, Illinois American’s …
Friday, September 2, 2011
The club will host its Saturday cruise nights at Christ Community Church after getting kicked out of the Homer Glen Sears lot in July.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 83 Friday. The bill allows Lemont and four other communities to create their own water agency.
Lemont and four neighboring communities will create the Northern Will County Joint Action Water Agency thanks to legislation that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law Friday. Those five communities will now likely look to take action against Illinois American Water and overtake the pipeline that carries Lake Michigan water from Bedford Park to the west suburbs via eminent domain. The bill—Senate Bill 83—allows Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Lemont, Romeoville and Woodridge to create the agency, which Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said would meet soon after Quinn took action. Claar says the agency would lower residents' water bills. Illinois American Water says Bolingbrook can't prove that and in the meantime, will be racking up lawyer …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Lemont-Homer Glen chapter holds annual night-long fundraiser to benefit American Cancer Society.
Months of fund-raising and planning culminated in another successful Relay for Life of Lemont-Homer Glen, which raised more than $70,000 for cancer treatment and research. Nearly 300 participants on more than 20 teams walked for 12 hours Friday night through Saturday morning at the Lemont High School Sports Complex at 131st Street and Bell Road in Lemont. According to RelayforLife.org, more than 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities across the United States take part in Relay for Life each year to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. During the event, teams of people camp out at a large community venue and take turns walking around a track or path. Since 2005, the Relay for Life of …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held Friday night through Saturday morning at the Lemont High School Sports Complex.
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Sunday, July 10, 2011
More than 200 participants walked through the night Friday for Lemont and Homer Glen's annual Relay for Life fundraiser. According to event organizers, volunteers raised more than $70,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society, which supports cancer treatment and research. For more on the event, check Patch on Monday or visit the event's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/relayforlife.lemonthomerglen. Have photos to share? CLICK HERE to learn how.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The fundraiser will take place Friday night through Saturday morning at the Lemont High School Sports Complex.
Hundreds of volunteers and cancer survivors will take to the Lemont High School Sports Complex Friday night for Lemont-Homer Glen's annual Relay for Life fundraiser. Relay For Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and continues through Saturday morning. Participants form teams, with each team having someone on the path at all times to symbolically show that they don’t sleep—just like cancer. This year’s event, which takes place at the Lemont High School Sports Complex on Bell Road and 131st Street, is expected to have a high turnout. As of Wednesday night, there are 268 participants, 25 teams, and $37,133 raised, according to the Relay for Life Lemont-Homer Glen website. “The numbers just go to show …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Gov. Pat Quinn has 60 days to sign the bill, which would let Lemont and four other communities create their own water company.
Legislation that will allow Bolingbrook and four other neighboring communities to create their own water company was officially sent to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk for signature Tuesday. Quinn now has 60 days to sign the bill into law. Bolingbrook will band together with Homer Glen, Bolingbrook, Romeoville and Woodridge, to take on Illinois American Water and likely use eminent domain to try and overtake an IAW pipeline that carries Lake Michigan water from Bedford Park to the west suburbs. State lawmakers passed the measure May 30. Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said the group would likely meet as soon as Quinn signs the bill to discuss what action may be taken. Last year, Illinois American Water got approval for a $41 million rate increase from…