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Aug. 13

• Tom Vesvardes, 18, of Oak Forest, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. and charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug equipment at West 191st Street and 80th Avenue in Mokena after police observed the suspect driving with one headlight. His court date is Sept. 9.

Aug. 10

Rebecca Susmarski

Nina Heidkamp is a senior at Lincoln-Way East and the No. 1 singles player on the Griffins girls tennis team. 

You played doubles last season, correct?

Yes. Last year was the only time I’ve played doubles.

Do you like singles or doubles better?

Singles. I like it because there’s more decision-making time than in doubles. 

 

How long have you been on the varsity?

Rebecca Susmarski

As a tax paying citizen of Mokena, I want to be informed of the Village’s issues, so I attend park district meetings on a regular basis.

I have found that I am one of the very few who attend. As a result, I would like to inform the citizens of some information about the park district referendum soon to be decided on Nov. 4.

Danny Ciamprone

When Mokena resident Lindsey Thielmann made an international friend with a secret, she decided to use her position as a Peace Corps volunteer to help others like him.

Thielmann, a Lincoln-Way East graduate, returned from her more than two-year volunteer session with the Peace Corps last year. Thielmann lived in Barranquilla, a city in Colombia, and helped English teachers in Colombian schools practice their English skills and teach the subject.

Danny Ciamprone

A 27-year-old man was arrested around 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, on numerous charges, including DUI and possession of marijuana, after police recorded him driving 98 mph on LaGrange Road.

Mamduh Hashem Beituni, of the 7200 block of West 108th Street, Worth, was also arrested on charges of reckless driving, speeding more than 40 mph over the posted limit, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to stop and improper lane usage.

Will O'Brien

Welcome back.

It’s the middle of the day and you have a hankering for a corned beef or pastrami sandwich on marble rye and you’re in beautiful Mokena, Illinois. Driving to downtown Chicago for your deli fix isn’t an option. What to do, what to do?

If you’re in Mokena or the Lincoln-Way area, then the answer is quite simple. Drop in at D’Marie’s Deli,  19031 Old LaGrange Road (right next to Stoney Point Grill) and place your order with owners Gil and Christina Rimsnider.

From shopping and wine tastings to health tips and entertainment, more than 60 vendors are scheduled to appear at 22nd Century Media’s Lady - A Women’s Expo.

The free expo will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park. The event is sponsored by Meijer, Beyer Natural Health Solutions and Bettenhausen Automotive.

Will O'Brien

Mokena Village Trustee Don Labriola hosted a public meeting on April 16 to propose the possibility of obtaining cheaper Lake Michigan water for suburbanites.

Rebecca Susmarski

The owner of a Mokena-based commercial asphalt paving company said he was “floored” by the Mokena School District 159 Board of Education’s recent decision to award a $366,896 parking lot renovation job to an out-of-town business, despite his company’s competitive bid, local ties and long-running relationship with the district.

Will O'Brien

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

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