• 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.

  • Pictured is the six-piece shrimp meal served at Just Shrimp in Tinley Park. The flaky, crispy and succulent shrimp come served on a bed of fries with homemade organic coleslaw and the diner's choice of cocktail or tartar sauce. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Just Shrimp finds seafood niche in Tinley Park

    January 22, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    John Mihalos’ new restaurant would have made his grandmother proud.

  • Pictured are Mokena Elementary School teacher Debi Blank (right) and her 18-year-old son Kirk enjoying Blank’s “bubble pizza.” Blank submitted her recipe to “Made in Mokena,” a cookbook created by Mokena resident Kristen Grant. Any Mokena resident can submit any recipe they’d like to the cookbook. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Cookbook accepting recipes from Mokena residents

    January 22, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Many in Mokena love to cook, and now there’s an opportunity for those to share their passion with the rest of the community. 

  • 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.”