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A proposal to bring a Panda Express to the Mokena Marketplace was well received by the Mokena Village Board of Trustees Monday, Feb. 16, during a Village worksession.
Panda Express is seeking a special use permit for a proposed 3,000-square-foot fast casual restaurant with one drive-through lane at 11255 Lincoln Highway in Mokena.
Alan Zordan, director of community and economic development for the Village of Mokena, said the board first took a look at the concept plan for Panda Express in April 2014, but the board did not feel the designs were well suited to the area.
The Will County Coroner’s Office determined that “multiple injuries due to the motor vehicle accident” attributed to the death of a 56-year-old Mokena man May 30 in a single-vehicle traffic accident.
Michael J. Nardo crashed his vehicle near the intersection of Crystal Creek Drive and Floxglove Lane in Mokena where he was pronounced dead at 3:17 p.m. May 30 after his vehicle “struck several fixed objects” before coming to a rest in a ravine, according to the Will County Coroner’s Office.
Guy Moses bought mountain bikes for himself and his sons 20 years ago to try his best at persuading them to take it up as an activity instead of following in the footsteps of his pastime motorcycle trail riding.
But instead, it has become an extension of his old hobby for the 70-year-old, as he recently completed the 2015 REI Palos Meltdown, a mountain bike trail race in Willow Springs. It was his third straight year participating in the event.
After months of review from both the State and local levels, a medical marijuana facility will be coming to Mokena – one of only three that will come to fruition in all of Will County.
On April 27, the Mokena Village Board of Trustees unanimously approved the special use permit to Greenhouse Group LLC for a 5,100-square-foot medical marijuana facility to be located at 9930 W. 190th St., Unit H, located in the Mokena Crossings.
Trustee Don Labriola was absent from the meeting.
Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 is less than one month away from officially becoming a three-school system, but the transition process is already underway.
Superintendent: No official talks amid financial crisis
The rumors were out there; they just weren’t addressed – until now.
A troubling financial reality — which includes a reduction in State aid, unmet enrollment projections and a spot on the Illinois State Board of Education’s financial watch list — has caused talks of a school closing to circulate Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, which directs four area high schools.
Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
An 18-year-old Tinley Park woman was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug equipment and improper display of registration after police observed the vehicle operating without a front registration plate.
Savannah Filkins, 18, of 19404 Cranfield Lane, in Tinley Park, was charged April 26 at Everett Lane and West Willow Lane in Mokena.
Village to see new trustee
Mokena voters elected a new Village trustee while also re-electing two familiar faces Tuesday, April 7, as the Friends of Mokena slate was able to garner a majority of the votes in the municipal election, according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s website.