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A Mokena man was charged with retail theft June 2 at 20005 S. Wolf Road in Mokena after attempting to steal a 750 mL bottle of vodka and conceal the bottle in the front of his pants.

David Bachar, 33, of 9403 W. Ash Ave., in Mokena, was charged after a complainant observed the suspect try to conceal the bottle and then attempt to proceed passed the last point of sale before being detained, police said. Police were then called and the subject was charged with retail theft.

May 29

Danny Ciamprone

A proposed special use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary in Mokena was generally well received by trustees during a Village board work session meeting on Monday, Sept. 15.

Greenhouse Group LLC. is requesting the special use permit for a medical marijuana dispensary for the property at 9930 W. 190th St. in Mokena – a 5,100 square foot tenant condo space in the Mokena Crossings Business Park.

Danny Ciamprone
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

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

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
With four seats up for grabs, incumbent Mokena School District 159 Board of Education President James Andresen and Secretary Anna Briscoe earned re-election, according to unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s Office Tuesday, April 4.
Tim Carroll
On Feb. 1 in the Lee F. Rosenquist Theatre at Lincoln-Way Central, parents, coaches and teachers gathered to recognize five student athletes for their commitment to compete in athletics at the collegiate level. Athletic Director Matthew Lyke welcomed those in attendance at the National Signing Day Ceremony.
Amanda Stoll
A Lockport Township High School science teacher was charged Jan. 9 with posting private photos of his ex-girlfriend online, according to the Will County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer.
Erin Redmond

Cassidy DeGraff is a junior at Lincoln-Way North. The Tinley Park resident and girls water polo player led her team in goals this season.

Lincoln-Way West upset the Phoenix 10-9 in the quarterfinals of the sectional last week. What happened in that game?

Honestly, West stepped up and we underestimated them. They set up something different with Bridget Soukup shooting from the outside, and we just kept fouling her.

Danny Ciamprone
Despite resident opposition to a proposed auto repair shop moving into the Corporate Corridors South Business Park, the Village of Mokena Board of Trustees voted 4-2 Jan. 23 to grant a special use permit to Rennology Motor Sport — paving the way for the business to open.
Tim Carroll

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