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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 20-year-old Mokena man was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools at 19900 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena after police were called to the report of a suspect in a gray hoodie attempting to break into a business.
Brian Sweeney, of 19903 Fiona Ave., in Mokena, was charged after police said security cameras showed the suspect attempting to break into the front door of the business and then trying to open the drive-thru window.
FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT
Lincoln-Way West senior turns summer job into full scholarship
“I’m doing this for you.”
Sammi St. Leger’s father, Mark, often repeated that on the many early mornings after he would wake up his daughter to take her to work at Prestwick Country Club, where she was a caddy.
Sometimes all one needs to make a difference is a few inspiring words and the collective will of a few good people to put the wheels in motion, or in this instance, an electric razor.
Late last year, Summit Hill Junior High seventh grader Madalynn O’Neil learned that her mother received a second cancer diagnosis. On top of that, her friend Lilly Pavlik was also diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and became a sponsor for St. Baldrick’s.
“I was going to shave my head, but unfortunately the next day I had a dance competition so I needed my hair,” O’Neil said.