• Rachael Fedor, of Mokena, holds her 5-week-old “rainbow baby,” Amelia. Fedor gave birth to Amelia four years after she lost her son Jason, who inspired her to start Heavenly Brothers, a nonprofit that sends care packages to mothers who lost their babies due to miscarriages or complications. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    ‘One in Heaven,’ two on Earth

    January 27, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor News

    Not a day goes by that Rachael Fedor doesn’t think of the son she lost, but last year helped her find “hidden joy” in a tragedy. 

  • Shoppers and vendors fill the floor Sunday, Jan. 18, during the Mokena Community Park District's indoor flea market at The Oaks. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Treasures sought at indoor flea market

    January 27, 2015 By Amanda Del Buono, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Driving toward The Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center on Sunday, Jan.

  • Officer Dennis Boardman demonstrates how to use the Rapid Recovery equipment Friday, Jan. 16, at the Mokena police station. The service utilizes a transmitter, which is worn by a recipient with a neurological disorder, and a receiver that is carried by Mokena police officers. In the event that the resident is reported missing, police can quickly track the resident and get him to safety. Danny Ciamprone/22nd Century Media

    Rapid Recovery helps those in need

    January 28, 2015 By Danny Ciamprone, Editor News

    Every couple of months, Officer Dennis Boardman makes a trip from Mokena’s police station to visit a couple residents, see how they are doing and change a battery.

  • Pictured is Pulpo al Mojo de Ajo, an octopus-based dish expected to soon hit the menu at Mama Maria’s Taco & Tequila Bar in Orland Park. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Quality ingredients plentiful at Mama Maria’s

    January 29, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor Life & Arts

    Since chef and owner Laco Seeber opened Mama Maria’s Taco & Tequila Bar in the summer of 2013, not much has changed in terms of his vision for the high-end Mexican establishmen

  • The Mokena Messenger brings back Gratuitous Displays of Affection

    January 24, 2015 By Bill Jones, Managing Editor News

    Oh, you love her, do you?

    That’s what they all say. We say, “prove it.”