Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Chris Vaughn, a student death, an oil leak and the resignation of District 159's superintendent were all hot topics for Mokena in November.
Here’s a recap of the posts that generated the most interest on Mokena Patch in November. Did you catch all of them? Click on the headlines below to read the full story. Blame it on Drew Peterson, Says Killer Chris Vaughn's Lawyer 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 ... for more, click here. Student's Arrest Tied to Friend's Overdose Death at Lewis: Cops A 20-year-old Frankfort woman died of a drug overdose while at a Lewis University dorm this weekend, and the friend with whom she was staying has been arrested for trying to conceal her role in the death, Romeoville…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Austin Lempera, of New Lenox Township, died suddenly on Nov. 19, 2012. He was 16. Here's a collection of reactions from the community.
Did you know Austin Lempera? Share your memories in the comments section below. A wake for Mr. Lempera will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Kurtz Goodale Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort. A funeral service with prayers will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, and then to St. Anthony Church, 7659 W. Sauk Trail, Frankfort, for a funeral Mass. Interment will be at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice. The collection of links, photos and social media posts above was created using Storify.com.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
16-year-old Austin Lempera died Monday night in New Lenox.
A Lincoln-Way Central football player died Monday night of an apparent heart attack, Will County Sheriff's Police said. New Lenox Township resident Austin Lempera, 16, was pronounced dead at 7:54 p.m. after he was taken to Silver Cross Hospital. While an autopsy is scheduled for later today by the Will County Coroner's Office, physicians at Silver Cross Hospital reported that it appears that Lempera died of an undiagnosed heart condition. Tests revealed that his condition looked as though he suffered from a cardiac arrhythmia. Lempera, a high school junior, was an offensive lineman on the Lincoln-Way Central Knights football team. The Lincoln-Way Central High School community today mourned Lempora's death. Grief counselors, …