Fund Created For 'Greatest Mom', Homer Glen Victim Of Murder-Suicide

HOMER GLEN, IL — A GoFundMe has been created for the family of a Homer Glen woman, Jacquelyn Huff, who was the victim of a murder-suicide on Sunday in Homer Glen.

Jacquelyn, 38, was shot and killed by her husband, Michael Huff, 47, on Sunday at their Homer Glen home, the Will County Sheriff’s Office said. Michael, who was a police sergeant with the Glendale Heights Police Department, then took his own life, officials said.

Two children, ages 6 and 18, were in the home at the time of the shooting, the sheriff’s office said. Neither child witnessed the incident, but the 18-year-old did hear the incident, and called 911.

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The sheriff’s office said that since 2016, it had responded to the Huff residence three times before this incident. The first was for a welfare check on the home in May 2020, when the Huffs were out of town.

The second was on Oct. 14, when Michael called police about him being a victim of battery. A physical altercation had occurred between Michael and another family member who did not live at the home. The next day, the sheriff’s office was summoned by Jacquelyn Huff, so that she could remove items from the home, the sheriff’s office said.

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According to Will County Court documents, Jacquelyn filed for divorce on Oct. 20.

The sheriff’s office said there is additional work to do on this incident, and crime lab results are still pending.

A GoFundMe created by Jacquelyn’s family has already raised $28,000, as of Wednesday. Jacquelyn is survived by her son and two stepchildren.

The GoFundMe will help with funeral arrangements and the care of Jacquelyn’s young son, Mikey.

A memorial is planned on Nov. 29 at St. Matthew Church in Glendale Heights.

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Jacquelyn was the event coordinator for the Village of Homer Glen, and had just celebrated a year in the position.

“Jackie was the kindest of kind souls,” Homer Glen Mayor Christina Neitzke-Troike told Patch. “Her energy would not only fill the room but the entire village.”

Neitzke-Troike said Jackie was not only a good friend and employee, but the greatest mom.

“The love she had for her son was written all over her face and office,” she said.

If someone you know is facing a domestic violence situation, please call the Groundworks Domestic Violence Hotline at 815-729-1228 or the Illinois Domestic Violence Helpline at 877-863-6338.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues or thoughts of suicide, help can be found by calling the 988 Lifeline. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resource for you or your loved ones. Simply dial 988 from any touch tone phone.

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