By Law Bulletin Staff Writer
Glenn Homuth celebrated his 51st anniversary with Law Bulletin Media this year. Homuth said of reaching the milestone: “You get up and you go to work and you get up and you got to work. I didn’t realize it would go that fast.”
Prior to joining Law Bulletin, Homuth worked at the former Barrington Press, conveniently located just two blocks from his family’s home, enabling him to go home for lunch made by his mom.
Over the years, Homuth has adapted his composing skills as Law Bulletin transitioned from hot-metal typesetting (in which molds were made using lead to create blocks of type) to a computerized system in 1980 and every step in between. Homuth also saw the company through its move to 415 N. State St. in 1972.
When he’s not hard at work at his desk, Homuth can be found scouting around for sweets, a reputation that has earned him the title of “Cookie Monster” in the newsroom.
Homuth is a testament to the profession he’s dedicated more than five decades of his life to. Each weekday morning, he takes a section of his Chicago Tribune along on his commute, and he still maintains his Sunday tradition of reading the paper in a comfortable chair.
When Homuth first joined the company, he was an avid roller skater. One Saturday night in 1969, a friend insisted they visit a rink in Elmhurst where they heard there were “a lot of pretty girls.” Homuth found his that night.
“She was smiling and I smiled, and I don’t know… I just fell in love with her smile I guess,” he said about meeting his late wife, Susan. “She was the one.”
Susan Homuth died in 2002. They have one daughter, Stefanie Caminiti, who lives with her husband and four children in Palatine.
When asked what his favorite part of his long career has been, Homuth replied simply: “The people.”
“The owners are fantastic,” he said. “I’m grateful to have been able to work with people like that and they pretty much… after you got used to doing it, I didn’t have any boss standing over me. Just do it.”
“It’s been a great time,” Homuth said. “I’m very pleased and honored and grateful to be working here.”
This is a revised excerpt of an article published in