Allergy Kits Donated, Overturned Truck Among Top Read Mokena Stories in 2013

Meijer hiring hundreds, a tragic creek accident and a Metra death were among the most-read stories on Mokena Patch in 2013.


With 2014 just around the corner, it’s time for a look back at stories that drew your attention during 2013.

Overturned Truck Blocked Traffic on Eastbound I-80 Saturday

Read comments from people stuck in the lengthy traffic delay.

Mokena Father Donating Allergy Emergency Kits to D159

Brandon Wilson designed EpiPen holding kits especially for schools if a student has a potentially fatal allergic reaction, such as what happened earlier in the month to an 8-year-old Mokena student.

Mokena Man Dies After Driving into Creek

The 21-year-old was found dead in a vehicle in Jackson Creek in rural Manhattan Township Monday morning.

Pedestrian Killed by Metra Train Was New Lenox Man, 25

Lester P. Farrelly, Jr., died of multiple injuries from being struck by a train, according to the Will County Coroner's office.

Meijer to Hire 900 Illinois Workers

The jobs can be a "gateway to a full-time career," says Meijer's vice president.

Thanks a lot for all of the support this year, and those passed. Have a Happy New Year.

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