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Ava Quinlan, Mokena Elementary School first-grader

What is one essential you must have when studying and why?
Good lighting. Otherwise you can’t see what you are studying.

What do you like to do when not in school or studying?
Having play dates and going to karate class.

What is your dream job and why?
To become a therapist for children with special needs because my brother has special needs.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I will be a flower girl for the first time for a wedding I’ll be in in May 2014.

Will O'Brien

Where: 11120 Kimberly Trail, Mokena

Price: $244,808

What: This home has three bedrooms, one and a half baths and a two-and-a-half-car garage.

Welcome back.
The passion and pride of Mokena’s community spirit is certainly no secret. It is a reputation known far and wide around these parts. When it comes to helping a neighbor or supporting our heroes — such as the men and women who are serving, and have served,  in the defense of this great nation — we are second to none.
But we are not the only species on this planet who enjoy the comforts of our peaceful little burg. Our cohabitants have lived among us for quite a long spell. Rarely seen, but inevitably leaving proof that they are here.

Will O'Brien

For the last few years, leading up to Valentine’s Day, The Mokena Messenger has held a contest called How We Met, asking area couples to submit the best stories of how they fell in love.
That’s all well and good if you’re someone who likes to write essays, but what if you express your love some other kind of way?

Will O'Brien

The Chicago Fire Juniors South U10 girls premier team, a squad featuring Mokena resident Maggie Haverstock, competed in the Raiders Champions Cup on April 12-13 in Lemont.

A combination of stifling defense, relentless offense and spot-on keeper skills served the team well.

“This is a great way to start our spring season,” coach Jose Smith said in a team news release.

The team played Schwaben Athletic Club and won 7-1 before facing Eclipse Select Soccer Club in their second match, in which the Fire posted a 5-3 victory. 

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange Road, Mokena; (708) 478-3610)

9 p.m. every Tuesday: Karaoke

Jenny’s at 191 South-July   

(10160 191st St., Mokena; (708) 479-6873)

Every Tuesday and Wednesday: Karaoke

Every Friday and Saturday: Live bands

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(11247 W. 187th St., Mokena; (708) 478-8888)

PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC
Mokena resident named among March’s outstanding students
Mokena resident and Providence Catholic senior Skylar Evans was named among the school’s Students of the Month for March.
The students were recognized for achievement, improvement and accomplishments in school courses as well as other school-related activities.

Will O'Brien

What: This home features many recent updates along with a finished basement. 

Where: 9227 April Lane, Mokena

Rebecca Susmarski

Where you want to be seen this weekend:

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange Road, Mokena; (708) 478-3610)

9 p.m. every Tuesday: Karaoke

Jenny’s at 191 South-July   

(10160 191st St., Mokena; (708) 479-6873)

Every Tuesday and Wednesday: Karaoke

Where: 11657 Coach Drive, Mokena

What: Four-bedroom, three-and-half-bathroom home with four-car garage

Amenities: This well-cared-for, two-story home has a fully finished basement and is situated on a near-1-acre private lot close to a forest preserve and walking trail.

The property’s professional landscaping is complemented by a custom paver brick patio and circular driveway.

The home has extra large rooms throughout.

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