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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.

Rebecca Susmarski
To the passing students, teachers and staff in the hallways of Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 schools, Mark Cohen’s presence was difficult to miss.
Tim Carroll
Brian McMahon signed up his twin daughters, Anna and Olivia, for Irish dance classes when they were 5 years old, just so they could learn more about their heritage. He did not expect that nearly a decade later, his girls would go from novice learners to world champions.
Amanda Jarzynski

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.

Amanda Jarzynski

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.

Rebecca Susmarski

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.

Danielle Tabor

Back in 1978, late-night snackers had a tough time finding places open past 10 p.m. not named White Castle.

Then came Submarine City.

Ted and Tom Gatses opened the first Submarine City location at 1130 S. State St. in Lockport in 1977 and expanded to a second restaurant at 9573 W. 144th Place in Orland Park just two years later. From the start, the restaurant was open late — 2 a.m. on weekdays and 4 a.m. on weekends — and the reasoning behind it was simple.

Tim Carroll
“Old school” is a phrase that’s tossed around, oftentimes applied to something or someone simply because of its age. But “old school” can mean much more than that; it can be indicative of the way a person lives their life, and a throwback to a time when business practices weren’t so much corporate policy as common sense.
TJ Kremer III

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.

Danielle Tabor
There are more than a couple new faces at the Mokena Community Park District Administration Center. With a new executive director, recreation supervisor of special events and trips and recreation supervisor of athletics, the park district is going into the new year with new ideas ...
Tim Carroll

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