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• At midnight near the intersection of Interstate 80 and South LaGrange Road, Juan Atenco, 43, of the 14900 block of Robey Avenue, Harvey, was arrested on charges of driving without proper lighting and without a valid license. He was released on bond, pending a March 19 court date.
After 8-year-old Bella Rodrigues lost her lower right leg to surgery, a therapy dog named Max came to her assistance — but if he could talk, he might say the young girl helped him just as much.
Rodrigues, a Mokena resident, has been attending therapy with Max since the late winter of 2014 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. Rodrigues regained much of her strength and learned to use her prosthetic leg by walking Max down the hospital’s halls, playing catch with him and performing other activities.
For the past three weeks, people have been seen walking around on sidewalks or even streets with their heads buried in their phones. They seem to be walking around aimlessly. These are not tech-crazy millennials, but rather Pokémon hunters.
The new game “Pokémon Go” has built up unbelievable popularity since being released earlier this month. The game is so popular that one local organization has taken notice.
Children’s author and mother of two, Amy Logan, has made it her personal mission to empower children and spread kindness not only through her written words, but with her actions every day.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office arrested two 15-year-old male students of Lincoln-Way East High School after they allegedly created a “hoax” threat of “shooting up and blowing up the school” the evening of Oct. 27, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a news release issued Oct. 28 by the sheriff’s office, the students were picked up at the school around noon and brought to the Sheriff’s Investigation Division for questioning.
The second annual Mokena Festa Italiana will be held on Sunday, July 19, and is expected to draw an even larger crowd than last year’s 1,000-plus attendees.
The event begins at 11 a.m. at Mokena Intermediate School, 11331 195th St., with a procession ending at the festival grounds at the Front Street Metra Station lot. The festival is based on the traditional Italian Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.