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The Mokena couple who died in a house fire Wednesday, June 11, has been identified.

Edwin L. Pauls, 81, and Arline R. Pauls, 80, both of Mokena, were pronounced dead at 4:48 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the 9400 block of Magnolia Drive in Frankfort Township, according to the Will County Coroner's Office.

Autopsies were performed June 11, and initial indications are that both experienced smoke inhalation. The final cause and manner of death are pending the outcome of autopsy, toxicological, police and fire reports, according to the coroner's office.

Danielle Tabor

A 20-year-old Mokena man was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools at 19900 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena after police were called to the report of a suspect in a gray hoodie attempting to break into a business.

Brian Sweeney, of 19903 Fiona Ave., in Mokena, was charged after police said security cameras showed the suspect attempting to break into the front door of the business and then trying to open the drive-thru window. 

Rebecca Susmarski
As thousands of high schools around the country galvanized to show support for victims of last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and to raise awareness of gun violence by participating in National Walkout Day, Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 students were a no show.
TJ Kremer III
The world of bodybuilding might be foreign to most of us, but for three competitors who train out of Iron Warzone in Mokena, it’s a way of life.
TJ Kremer III
Three area girls are still coming down off the high of taking first place at the 2017 World Irish Dancing Championships in April in Dublin, Ireland.
Tim Carroll
On Saturday, Dec. 17, Jenny’s Southside Tap transformed into a rock and roll teenage wasteland, as the talented, young musicians of School of Rock Mokena took to the stage to perform as some of their favorite bands.
Tim Carroll

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Lincoln-Way West senior turns summer job into full scholarship

“I’m doing this for you.”

Sammi St. Leger’s father, Mark, often repeated that on the many early mornings after he would wake up his daughter to take her to work at Prestwick Country Club, where she was a caddy.

Amanda Stoll
At 10 a.m. on March 14, students across the nation will leave their classrooms in support of something greater than themselves. For 17 minutes, they plan to honor the 17 people who were gunned down three weeks ago on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
TJ Kremer III

Feb. 13
• 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.

Feb. 12

Will O'Brien

Sometimes all one needs to make a difference is a few inspiring words and the collective will of a few good people to put the wheels in motion, or in this instance, an electric razor.

Late last year, Summit Hill Junior High seventh grader Madalynn O’Neil learned that her mother received a second cancer diagnosis. On top of that, her friend Lilly Pavlik was also diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and became a sponsor for St. Baldrick’s.

“I was going to shave my head, but unfortunately the next day I had a dance competition so I needed my hair,” O’Neil said.

Rebecca Susmarski

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