Momentum is heading in more than the right direction for the Mokena Marketplace, which as of Monday, Oct. 27, will officially welcome a new occupant to the Village in an area currently ripe with business and development.
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The Mokena Village Board of Trustees heard a proposal for a shooting range to come to Mokena during a June 16 work session at Village Hall.
Dubbed Live Fire Gun Shop & Club, the business would be housed in a brand-new, custom-designed, 38,000-square-foot building at 18810 88th Ave. if granted a special use permit by the board. The establishment as currently proposed would contain a gun shop and shooting ranges for rifles and pistols. The business would also offer concealed carry classes and club membership.
An event that failed to earn Village Board approval last summer has been given the green light its second go around.
The Mokena Downtown Merchants Association is set to host a Feast of St. Mary Mount Carmel on Sunday, July 20, in the Front Street commuter lot.
A 3-year-old Tinley Park girl died Saturday, July 4, after falling into an inground pool during a Fourth of July family gathering in the 19300 block of Lancaster Drive in Mokena.
Lamees Mohammed was pronounced dead at 10:10 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital after being “found unresponsive in a swimming pool,” according to a press release from the Will County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy was later performed on Monday, July 6, where it was determined Mohammed died from drowning, according to a press release from the Coroner’s Office.