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Lincoln-Way Central senior Peyton Nigro will be a key cog in the Knights defense during the 2017 season. He earned first-team honors for the 2016 Team 22 football awards.
Tim Carroll

Tinley Park police are searching for a pair of subjects who fled on foot into a cornfield Friday, July 29, after their vehicle struck two cars at the intersection of 191st Street and 80th Ave., police said.

Danielle Tabor

Wide open – 50,000 square feet to be exact – of what will soon be filled with athletes, an array of sports courts and fans all within the friendly confines of what may very well be the first of several indoor recreation facilities for a couple’s vision that knows no bounds.

Rebecca Susmarski
In many ways, Jake Morinec is a typical Mokena Junior High School eighth-grader. In a couple of key ways, though, he varies.
Tim Carroll

It’s called “With-A-Switch” because Chris Vroman and his brother Kevin can fix pretty much any electronic device out there. In fact, what Mario and Luigi are to the gaming world, the Vromans are just the same to the technology revolution.

There are some things though even the owners of one of the only electronic repair stores in Mokena can’t overcome, and why come Aug. 1, “With-A-Switch” will be relocated from Front Street.

But let’s back up to April 1, 2013 – April Fool’s Day – the same day the brothers acquired the store front. 

Rebecca Susmarski

No music is playing, rather just the sound of pouring rain, some bickering among park visitors and a tyrannosaurus rex with a dangerous combination of curiosity and appetite, who has made its way out of captivity.

Danny Ciamprone

Leslie E. Schultz

Leslie E. Schultz, 49, of Joliet and formerly of Mokena, died Feb. 22. He is survived by his mother, Carol; cousin, Judy Mance; and several aunts and uncles. A funeral service was held at Vandenberg Funeral Home. Interment St. John’s Cemetery. 


Tim Carroll


Lauren Katherine Carollo, 17, of Mokena, died suddenly May 22. She was the daughter of Randy and Ginger Lee (nee Lyons) Carollo; granddaughter of Dolly and step-granddaughter of Beverly; and niece of Kathy (Kenny) Schwartz, Peggy Beke, Peter, Bobby (Lisa), David (Ronda) and Johnny (Lynn) Carollo, Dawn (Bill) Morrison, Tammy (Paul) Litchenberg and Thomas and Frank Lyons. She had 14 cousins. Services were held at Vandenberg Funeral Home. Interment private.


Two men were both charged with possession of a controlled substance, sale or possession of hypodermic syringes or needles and possession of drug equipment July 20 at 19137 S. Wolf Road, in Mokena, after police responded to reports of subjects acting suspiciously.

Danny Ciamprone
In light of concerns from the school community about proposed fee increases, Mokena School District 159 Superintendent Omar Castillo and Chief Business Official Raphael Obafemi will lead a presentation and answer questions at a Financial State of the District meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the board room at Mokena Elementary School.
Amanda Stoll