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Along with the usual business of approving the previous meeting’s minutes, reviewing district bills and hearing reports from administrators, the Mokena School District 159 Board of Education welcomed a new face to the group at Wednesday night’s meeting.
Tim Carroll
When I began working at Creative Colors International fresh out of school, I never dreamed I would help the company grow into a thriving franchise system.
TJ Kremer III

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

James Andresen

Age: 37

Occupation: Insurance agent

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

Tim Carroll
The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education left a school closure as the only optional solution to its financial issues following discussion at its Thursday, July 16 meeting.
Meredith Dobes
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include Wyllie's arraignment hearing. Former Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, who served from 1989-2013, has been indicted on fraud charges, according to a press release issued Thursday, Sept. 14, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.
Bill Jones
John and Aimee Willis have a bit of an atypical dream. It is not to buy an island, own a hot tub or become billionaires.
Tim Carroll

A suspicious circumstance reportedly lead to charges against two individuals after police located a suspect unconscious in a parking lot.

Ryan Testa, 20, of 19721 Glennell Ave., in Mokena, was charged with illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor, and Savannah Filkins, 18, of 19404 Cranfield Lane, in Tinley Park, was charged with obstructing justice July 23 at 10129 W. 191st St., in Mokena, after police responded to the report of a suspicious circumstance.

Danny Ciamprone

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
The Will County Sheriff’s on Saturday, Feb. 24, confirmed the identity of a woman found dead in Joliet as Marissa L. Koziel, 21, formerly of Mokena and most recently of Manhattan.
TJ Kremer III