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James Andresen

Age: 37

Occupation: Insurance agent

Elected Political Experience: Four years as Mokena School District 159 board member

Tim Carroll

A Mokena man was charged with five counts of child pornography and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Daniel J. Foiles, 37, of 19548 Walnut St., in Mokena, was charged May 1 after being taken into custody April 30, according to the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office.

A search warrant was served on the suspect’s home where computers were seized. Cocaine was also discovered in the home weighing 0.5 grams, according to the State’s Attorney’s Office.

Danny Ciamprone

Mokena teen who allegedly resisted police arrested again

A Mokena 19-year-old who police subdued with a stun gun during an alleged altercation in early April was arrested again Sunday, April 27, this time allegedly with 368 Xanax pills and marijuana in his possession.

Robert M. Hollingsworth, 19, of the 11400 block of Abbey Road, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, underage drinking and driving on the wrong side of the road. 

Will O'Brien

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is investing an apparent murder-suicide in Frankfort Township in which a 76-year-old man allegedly shot and killed his 72-year-old wife and then turned the gun on himself.

Bill Jones

A proposal for a new gun range in the Village of Mokena was well received by the Mokena Village Board of Trustees Oct. 19 during a regular work session meeting.

Thomas Willingham, founder and CEO of Point Blank Range & Gun Shop, is seeking a special use permit for a gun range that would potentially be located at 18810 S. 88th Ave., in Mokena, which was the original site of Live Fire Gun Shop and Club that was approved last year in September by the Mokena Village Board of Trustees.

Danny Ciamprone

The Lincoln-Way High School district that went from one high school to four in less than 10 years in the 2000s will officially go back down to three. 

Meredith Dobes
“She’s a freshman. She doesn’t even drive yet.” That is what Lisa Cursio said of her 14-year-old daughter Nina, a freshman at Lincoln-Way Central.
F. Amanda Tugade

Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 was subpoenaed by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to testify before a grand jury May 18 at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, according to a subpoena released Monday, May 23, by Taryn Atwell, community relations director for District 210.

District 210 was required to bring to the hearing a variety of documents and recordings from Jan. 1, 2000, to present, many of which related to former superintendent Lawrence Wyllie. The subpoena was dated May 4.

Danielle Tabor

Ladies and gentleman of Mokena, start your engines. Indoor go-karts could be coming to town.
Developers at Autobahn Indoor Speedway want a two-track, 65,000-square-foot racing business up and running inside the Ligo building at 9100 W. 191st St. by June or July.
The plan was first publicly detailed Monday, Jan. 20, during a Village Board work session.

Will O'Brien

The Mokena couple who died in a house fire Wednesday, June 11, has been identified.

Edwin L. Pauls, 81, and Arline R. Pauls, 80, both of Mokena, were pronounced dead at 4:48 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the 9400 block of Magnolia Drive in Frankfort Township, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.

Autopsies were performed June 11, and initial indications are that both experienced smoke inhalation. The final cause and manner of death are pending the outcome of autopsy, toxicological, police and fire reports, according to the coroner's office.

Danielle Tabor

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