As the year draws to a close, Patch remembers ten of the many inspiring stories that took place in Mokena during 2012.
Check out our top 10 feel good stories of the year below.
Paper beats rock, scissors beat paper and, for Mokena, IL, barber Tony Dina, Jr., sometimes fire beats scissors ... to read more, click here.
For New Lenox's Edith Saurer, a 75-year-old survivor of five different forms of cancer, the words "give up" never entered her mind ... to read more, click here.
John Conrath is a man who helps others, and one who found himself needing help after surgical complications left the Marine veteran unable to work ... to read more, click here.
Come Saturday morning, 9-year-old Mokena resident Lauren Peterson will be bald.
And she couldn't be happier ... to read more, click here.
Mokena Mayor Joe Werner attended a neighbor’s chili cook-off seven years ago. It was there that he was inspired to organize a fundraiser built around the three pillars of chili, football and helping others ... to read more, click here.
Dave and Buster's new location opened in Orland Park Saturday with patrons enjoying an array of games, food and drinks, but also supporting a local charity ... to read more, click here.
The tires pop in summer. The touch-screen Connor Gill, 18, uses to communicate with the world is held on with a rubber band. The "brains" of the chair broke down around Thanksgiving, leaving Gill stranded for 10 weeks as his father repeatedly called New Zealand to get the company to honor their warranty ... to read more, click here.
About a half hour Saturday, May 19, before the first Patrick Mizwicki 5K Run/Walk began, the crowd of participants gathered on Breidert Green packed the grassy common area in downtown Frankfort. It was a sight that even Terry Cleeland didn't expect ... to read more, click here.
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