Mokena's Top 10 Stories of 2012

See which articles were among the most read during the past year.

As the year draws to a close, Mokena Patch revisits some of our most read stories of 2012. The articles below were among those that most captivated readers during the last year:

1. Mokena Barber Cuts Hair With Fire: VIDEO

Paper beats rock, scissors beat paper and, for Mokena, IL, barber Tony Dina, Jr., sometimes fire beats scissors ... to read more, click here.

2. Five-time Cancer Survivor Says 'Remain Positive'

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.

3. Mokena Teen Killed in Homer Township Crash

A 16-year-old boy was killed Tuesday night in a one-vehicle crash in Homer Township, the SouthtownStar is reporting ... to read more, click here.

4. Boy Taken to Hospital After Alleged Belt Beating

Bail was set at $25,000 on Thursday for a Mokena woman accused of beating a 10-year-old boy with a belt, sending him to the hospital later with bruises and welts on his face and back ... to read more, click here.

5. UPDATE: Witnesses Tried to Warn Driver Before Train Struck Car

One woman was killed Wednesday night when a Metra train struck her car at a crossing in Mokena ... to read more, click here.


First, he killed one wife, then he was named a suspect in the disappearance of another, and now Drew Peterson's very existence has mucked up Christopher Vaughn's murder trial, the Oswego man's lawyer said Monday ... to read more, click here.

7. Scenes From a Manhunt (Photo Gallery)

Cook County Sheriff's Police were investigating a possible lead in the 800 block of South Cedar Road in New Lenox. According to police, a New Lenox resident was identified as having shared a mutual friendship with one of the escaped convicts. A police officer, who refused to give his name, said the lead "didn't pan out" ... to read more, click here.

8. Burros Athletic Director Bans Pink Uniform Accents

For years, Mokena Burros youth football players have worn pink athletic gear during October games to honor breast cancer survivors ... to read more, click here.

9. Mokena Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of Children

A 72-year-old Mokena man was booked in county jail Tuesday after police say he sexually abused three children ... to read more, click here.


After the park district would not rent fields to the Mokena Burros, the youth football and cheer program found their own space to play—the vacant Meijer development at Route 30 and Wolf Road ... to read more, click here.

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