Friday, December 30, 2011
What were the Mokena Patch news articles that got the most people clicking in 2011?
You can vote on the most important issue Mokena faced in 2011, but here the top 10 most popular Mokena Patch articles of the year (1 is most popular): 10. Teachers and Parents Protest D159 Board Meeting: VIDEO 9. Speedway to Buy Gas City Stations in Frankfort, Surrounding Area 8. Lincoln-Way Freshman Struck and Killed While Running in Forest Preserves 7. Family Wants 'Justice and Closure' After Hit-And-Run Kills Mokena Man 6. Tinley Park Man Accused of Sexually Abusing 13-Year-Old in Mokena 5. Orland Square Shooter to Victim: "Do As I Tell You" 4. Follow Election Results Live on Mokena Patch 3. Mokena 159 School Board Eyeing Where to Cut Next 2. Mokena Man Charged in Double-Fatal DUI 1. Mokena Man Threatens Frankfort Couple and Dog With …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
A week in review.
Hi and welcome to this week's Mokena News Quiz, a weekly feature looking back at news from our town. The rules are simple. Take the quiz, no cheaty cheaty and share your score below. There are some hints and if you're totally stuck, the link below each question will take you to the answer. Let's get to it! 1. Mokena French Market is celebrating how many years in business? A. 3 B. 8 C. 10 D. 111 For the decahedron answer, click here 2. Which union donated $25,000 to put on Mokena's fireworks display for the second year running? Hint: They also go by steamfitters For the elongated answer, click here 3. Police said that a gaggle of graffiti artists had been seen smoking, carrying Airsoft guns and doing what else? A. Throwing furniture B. …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Village Board work session Monday night focused on organizing a historic preservation committee and permits for a new sports center.
The Village of Mokena will explore setting up an historic preservation committee after recieving a request to preserve 11122 Third St. According to a letter submitted to the village board of trustees, the home was built in the 1860s in the Greek revival style popular of the era. The house's first owner had a general store downtown, and the second owner was the first pastor at St. John's United Church of Christ. His decendants held the house until recently, Director of Economic and Community Development Alan Zordan said at the board's work session Monday. Zordan suggested the board look to towns such as Orland Park, Lemont and Lockport for ways to run its committee. Mayor Joe Werner said he "wants an entity where people have a path to get …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Reader-Submitted Stories, Feb. 27 to March 5.
Every week, Mokena Patch receives press releases, calendar events and announcements from the community and beyond. Fortunately, our announcements section allows us to publish stories, alerts and, you guessed it, announcements directly from the community. Here's a wrap-up of what you sent us this week: Thanks for sending us news!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday's board meeting saw two prominent retirements and recognized new businesses in Mokena.
Business at Monday's meeting of the Mokena Village Board of Trustees was relatively light, but with that lightness came the bittersweet duty of acknowledging two retirements — Mokena Community Park District Executive Director Connie Eskoff and Police Commander Chris Surdel. Eskoff spent 34 years working with the Mokena Park District, and saw it grow from a space not much larger than a 2-car garage and a “mom and pop” organization, according to Trustee John Mazzorana, to what it is today. The board cited Eskoff’s dedication, hard work, and unselfish sacrifice of time to the park district. Eskoff was responsible for the forming of Halloween Hollow and helped put Yunker Farm on the National Register of Historic Places. “I thank the village …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Reader-submitted news, Jan. 7 to Jan. 13.
With Mokena and Lincoln-Way schools back in session after a two-week winter break, Patch received a hefty amount of school news this week.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Mokena Patch's stories of the year.
Since it first appeared in September, Mokena Patch has published nearly 400 articles, videos, photo slideshows and other stories. So, even though we've only been around for three months, we have a wealth of stories to choose from for our top 10 list (see part 1 here).
Monday, December 27, 2010
Mokena Patch's best articles from the year.
Since it first appeared in September, Mokena Patch has published nearly 400 articles, videos, photo slideshows and other stories. So, even though we've only been around for three months, we have a wealth of stories to choose from for our top 10 list. Editor's note: please check back tomorrow for Mokena Patch's top five stories from 2010.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
A week-in-review from Mokena Patch.
This past week, Mokena saw its first real wintry days of the year, and Patch found itself finally getting into the holiday spirit. Mom columnist Caroline Hoag gave us some ideas for Christmas decorating with the kids, arts columnist Myra Eder previewed some exciting holiday concerts and Mokena Patch launched its first holiday giveaway. Regionally, we showed you how local legislators voted on the Illinois civil unions bill and reported on a bizarre phone scam that targets restaurants. Mokena had its share of hard news as well, and Patch reported on a police officer who was shocked with his own Taser, a resident whose Christmas decorations were destroyed or damaged and on a Mokena teenager who pleaded guilty in the murder of his sister. …
Sunday, October 3, 2010
A look back at stories covered by Mokena Patch last week.
Mokena Patch is only two weeks old, but we remain ambitious and professional in our news coverage. This past week, we brought you a variety of news, features and human interest stories spread across a variety of media including text, photos and video.