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After Crash, Park Classes Run From Oaks

After a driver crashed into the Mokena Community Park District Administration Center in Main Park on Tuesday, classes have moved to The Oaks.

Workers are back at the day after a car crashed into the front of the building, but classes, registrations and permits will be run from for the time being.

At about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, a driver pulling out of a space behind the park district offices reportedly lost control of her vehicle, crashing into the building. No one was injured.

Park district Executive Director Jim Romanek was not immediately available Wednesday afternoon, but a staffer who answered the phone at the park district headquarters said they were working out of the building.

Program registrations and picnic permits will be handled from at a temporary entrance on the south side of the building, according to the park district website

All classes except for Illinois Boating Safety will be run from the Walnut Room at The Oaks, 10847 La Porte Road, for the time being.

Illinois Boating Safety has been canceled, although pre-registered particpants can attend Illinois Boating Safety on March 24 and 25 at .

This story will be updated as it develops.

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Mokena Mike March 08, 2012 at 10:24 PM
The dedication and bravery of the Park District employees during this time of duress is an inspiration. This was clearly the work of a disgruntled Burros coach who doesn't like the idea of playing his games in a Kohl's parking lot next season...
Paul Dailing March 08, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Jeez, Mike. You really enjoy making my day harder, don't you? Readers: Mokena Mike likes messing with people. He doesn't actually think this was an angry Burros coach any more than he thinks that L-Way should fill the water fountains with Red Bull, that D210 Supt. Lawrence Wyllie has hidden "a priceless artifact that men have died while searching for" somewhere on district property or that any of his other comments are true. So don't worry about responding. Not even he thinks this stuff is true. Of course, if he does actually think this all is true, that's a whole different can of worms. Paul Dailing Editor, Mokena Patch P.S. Still waiting on the Freedom of Information Act request about priceless artifacts on school property. I think that might be ISBE jurisdiction.

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