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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The top two headlines in Mokena Patch this week spot lighted a fatality on Interstate 80 and a restaurant closure.
The top two headlines in Mokena Patch this week alerted readers to a fatality on Interstate 80 that caused three other accidents and the closing of Applebee's Restaurant. Fatality on I-80, Minor Accidents and Traffic Backups—Illinois State Police and local police handled a load of accidents Wednesday along Interstate 80. The ripple effects were felt from Veterans Memorial Tollway to Interstate 57. Mokena Applebee’s Expected to Close—The LaGrange Road location is one of at least 8 restaurants in the Chicago area that could shut down because of its franchisee's bankruptcy. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Sunday, April 28, 2013
If you're planning events, draw the most attention by adding them to the Mokena Patch Calendar of Events.
If you're planning upcoming events, draw the most attention by adding them to the Mokena Patch Calendar of Events. Here's how: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Patch readers voted in December to select Barnas as Patch's Person of the Year. The community organizer sat down recently with Patch to discuss her work coordinating events to benefit Rachel Swallow.
Editor's note: Mokena Patch readers voted in December to select Marisa Barnas as Mokena Patch's Person of the Year. To learn more about Barnas and her local fundraising efforts, read our Person of the Year profile below. When it comes to fundraising, Mokena resident Marisa Barnas is an unstoppable force. In the past year, Barnas has raised more than $100,000 for the Swallow family, whose youngest child, Rachel, spent much of the past year in a paralyzed state. The Barnas and the Swallow families know each other well — they live just one block apart in the Tara Hills subdivision and their children are friends. Last March, Rachel, who would be a sixth grader at Hilda Walker Intermediate School this year, developed a fever that worsened …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Find out who our readers selected as 2012's Patch Person of the Year.
During the past few weeks, Mokena Patch readers submitted their nominations for Person of the Year and cast their votes. Now, the votes have been tallied and the winner is ... community organizer Marisa Barnas. "She doesn't think twice about helping anyone out! She's so giving of herself and her time! Great person!" wrote Patch commenter Bonnie O'Neill. Barnas received 41 votes, which is 53 percent of the total votes cast. The runner up was Mokena School District 159 Board Member Mark Franchesini, who received 25 votes. Patch's Person of the Year is determined solely by the readers of Patch. Nominations are reader submitted and the winning nominee is determined by reader votes. Voting for Mokena Patch's Person of the Year is a way to …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Voting continues through Dec. 30.
Who deserves to be recognized as Mokena Patch's Person of the Year? During the past week, readers have submitted names of folks they feel deserve the honor. We received three nominations. Below, you'll find answers to two questions about each nominee from those who nominated them. We did not change the answers at all. What was submitted to us is what you see. Vote by selecting a person on the attached poll above. And, while you're at it, leave a few thoughts in the comment section about why he or she received your vote. You must be logged into the site to vote and comment. We will accept votes until the end of the day on Dec. 30. Whomever receives the most votes is Mokena Patch's Person of the Year and will have a story written about his …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Mokena Patch remembers the people and events that gave the community hope, optimism and joy during the past year.
As the year draws to a close, Patch remembers ten of the many inspiring stories that took place in Mokena during 2012. Check out our top 10 feel good stories of the year below. 1. Mokena Barber Cuts Hair With Fire: VIDEO Paper beats rock, scissors beat paper and, for Mokena, IL, barber Tony Dina, Jr., sometimes fire beats scissors ... to read more, click here. 2. Five-time Cancer Survivor Says 'Remain Positive' For New Lenox's Edith Saurer, a 75-year-old survivor of five different forms of cancer, the words "give up" never entered her mind ... to read more, click here. 3. Town Rallies Around Marine Who Helped Others: VIDEO John Conrath is a man who helps others, and one who found himself needing help after surgical complications left the …
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Look back at this year's highlights of the holiday season in Mokena.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Know someone who made a difference in Mokena during the last 12 months? Nominate them for Person of the Year.
Mokena Patch is currently taking nominations for Person of the Year. If you have a friend, family member or colleague who helps make Mokena a better place to live, nominate them! We're looking for people who are involved in the community and work every day to improve Mokena for residents, whether it be through service work and volunteering, community leadership or something as simple as spreading joy and positivity with an optimistic attitude. Patch will be accepting nominations Dec. 18-23. Readers will have the opportunity to vote for Person of the Year from Dec. 24-30. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
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…