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Phone Scam Alert

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 01:42

This money-once relinquished-cannot typically be recovered, nor can the scam artist be located. One scam encountered recently is that of a caller alleging to be a representative of the IRS and seeking to convince you that you owe a large sum of money to the IRS.

Big Night Chicago Celebrates New Year With NEXO

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:04

Big Night Chicago is the newest addition to the Big Night America New Year's Eve Series, the largest New Year's Eve party in the country, that took place this year in five cities with over 22,000 people attending. Big Night Chicago, an all-inclusive affair, combined top production values, multiple themed party areas, and 10 bands and DJs; all supported with NEXO loudspeakers.

What's Happening Around Town?

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 06:38

FFA 25th Annual Toy Show Peotone FFA will hold its 25th annual Toy Show at the Will County Atrium, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday, January 16. The first 100 adults will be entered in a drawing for a free handmade bag set. In addition, there will be hourly door prize drawings, along with a silent auction, with tons of items.

Coffee and Doughnuts Coming Soon to the Creamery

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 12:53

Owners of the Creamery's Mokena, Frankfort and Orland Hills locations just announced that they will soon offer doughnuts and coffee every morning beginning at 6 a.m. Creamery will partner with Home Cut Donuts and Passion House Coffee Roasters, beginning Feb. 1 at the Mokena location, and later in 2016 for Frankfort and Orland Hills. The breakfast addition is the latest revamp, after Owner Jillian Hersted this fall decided to keep the Mokena location, 19000 Wolf Rd., open year-round .

Open House at St. Mary School Mokena

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 05:03

All prospective families, current families, and alumni are invited to come see the difference during the St. Mary School Open House on Sunday, January 31st from 12:00 p.m.to 2:00 p.m. Stop by for a visit and see how our school prepares students for the future through spiritual and academic excellence. St. Mary Catholic School is located at 11409 195th Street in Mokena.

For Rent in Mokena

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 01:03

Traveling can cause you to make unhealthy choices. Start your trip the healthy way with these dietician suggested airport food options.

On January 12th in Mokena: `Understanding Social Security: A Look at the Bigger Picture'

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 16:35

Are you or is someone you know ready to begin receiving Social Security? If you are going to collect Social Security benefits in the next 10 years, invest an hour on Tuesday, January 12th at the Mokena Public Library to attend a free session led by a retirement expert. Starting at 6:30 p.m., Greg Kurinec of Bentron Financial Group offers a lively presentation at the library, 11327 W. 195th St. The session will help people gauge where their unique circumstances fit into the bigger Social Security picture.

LW 210 Parents Group Sues to Stop Closing of LW North High School

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 04:12

A group of Lincoln-Way District 210 residents is suing to block the closing of Lincoln-Way North High School. "We believe the decision of the District 210 Board of Education to close an eight-year-old, state-of-the-art high school was not only unlawful, but an arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable decision aimed at preventing the Illinois State Board of Education and community members from learning about the malfeasance of the Board for the past 15 years," said Todd Velky, a member of Lincoln-Way Area Taxpayers Unite , in a statement released Tuesday.

2015's Most-Read Stories on Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox Patch

Tue, 12/29/2015 - 02:12

It's been quite a year, Frankfort. Before the final countdown, let's take a look back at what made this year great, moving, tragic-just plain unforgettable.

Sold in Mokena

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 05:58

Bruce Rauner and Mike Madigan refuse to recognize a couple fundamental realities about their power. Illinois is doomed until they do.

Super Seven Stories of Year: Number Two; Closing of Lincoln Way North High School

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 04:02

The decision was made in mid-August, as the new school year was beginning. But the buildup to that decision by the Lincoln Way High School District Board had been rumbling all during the spring and summer, and before then.

Safe Ride Home Returns for New Year's Eve

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 20:46

Five south suburbs have again joined forces to reduce the number of drunk drivers on New Year's Eve. The Village of Orland Park began the Safe Ride Home Program in 1994, with Palos Heights, Mokena, Tinley Park and New Lenox all coming on board over the last several years.

Village Board Approves 2015 Tax Levy

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 01:04

The Mokena Village Board approved a tax levy for 2015 that won't dramatically raise or lower tax rates for residents. The board was able to avoid raising tax rates due to an increase in the number of property owners in Mokena and rising property values, Finance Director Barb Damron told the Chicago Tribune .

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