Week in Review: Surviving the Polar Vortex

Stories about flu, job cuts, Target data breach, pizza and more in Mokena and nearby.


Mailman Explains How the Polar Vortex Stopped Your Mail
A local mail carrier shared his experience, and that of his colleagues, during the sub-arctic cold that just swept through the area.

Just How Low Did Temps, Wind Chill Values Go?
Use our map to find snowfall totals from Jan. 4 through 5 and the lowest temperatures and wind chill values for Jan. 6 through the Chicago area.

Facing the Deep-Freeze: Safety Tips for the Family, House & Car
Tips we gathered which can continue to help you throughout the winter, even if that's our last brush with sub-arctic temps.

Flu 'Widespread' in Illinois; Still Time to Get Flu Shot
In Will County, 19 patients were admitted to the ICU for the flu during the first week of January.

Search Foreclosed Homes in Mokena as of Jan. 10
The latest in local real estate information from our partners at Zillow.

Local Jobs: Tree Care, Student Finance, Clinic Administration, Floyd's Alehouse
Looking for a new line of work or a way to supplement your income? Check out what Patch found for you.

Frankfort Men Want New Orland Restaurant to Be 'Subway or Chipotle of Pizza"
Pronto Pizza Kitchen, which opened in December in Orland Park, lets customers design their own pizzas using 45 ingredients. It's part of a wave of fast-casual, make-your-own pizza restaurants that could be the next big thing.

Target: Data For 70M Customers Breached
The retailer had earlier said 40 million customers had sensitive data stolen, like credit card numbers, debit card PINs and email addresses.

Macy's Plans Job Cuts as Cost-Saving Measure
The national retailer is making changes, which may affect its Orland Park store, in order to save about $100 million, a published report said.


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