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Marietta Glass may have retired as department secretary from the Village of Mokena, but few will forget her smile, charisma, creativity and spirit of volunteerism that she brought to the Village every day.

Glass was honored with a proclamation at the Mokena Village Board’s Monday, July 28, regular meeting. The 15-year employee recently retired from service with the Village.

Rebecca Susmarski


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

(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)

The Lincoln-Way North girls soccer team won a sectional title for the first time in Class 3A on strong throw ins by midfielder Valen Manns and incredible offensive depth.

The Phoenix defeated Mother McAuley 3-0 Friday, May 30, in the title game of the Illinois High School Association Class 3A Andrew Sectional in Tinley Park. North got its first two goals early in the first half and cruised into the supersectionals.

Rebecca Susmarski

March 26 

• 20040 S. Kohlwood Drive, Mokena, 60448-9477 - HUD to William L. Holzgethan, Marilyn A. Holzgethan, $159,000

March 27 

• 18945 Lansbrook Lane, Mokena, 60448-7542 - Whisper Creek LLC to Joseph C. Halper, Kristine M. Halper, $75,000

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Rebecca Susmarski

Mokena resident Denise Loverde shows some appreciation during a Saturday, April 12 comedy night event at the Lockport American Legion. Proceeds benefited an animal shelter. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

For me, and millions of others around the world, Easter reminds us that our hope is in a personal God, not an abstract idea or cosmic power. God visited us in Jesus and brought the relationship of the divine Trinity into human experience. Early Christians reflected on this truth in many ways, and the Apostle Paul remarked, “Christ left heaven and set aside its glories to become human and take on the form of a servant. And in his humanity he became obedient even to the point of death on a cross.”

While their competitors are hesitant to utter their names, Chipotle and Subway have a concept that clearly works. Walk down the line, pick out the toppings and watch as a custom meal is created (quickly) right before the diner’s eyes.

Martha Mejia’s sweetest dreams have come true, and Homer Glen residents are sure to benefit.

On Saturday, May 3, Mejia officially opened the doors of the brand new Artesa Bakery Boutique, 14045 S. Bell Road. From breakfast to dessert, Mejia has an eye-opening stash of sweet and savory goods that span as far as the imaginations of her customers can go.

Rebecca Susmarski

Mokena United Methodist Church (10901 LaPorte Road, Mokena)
Bible Study
7 p.m. Tuesdays. The Bible study group is studying the book, “The Story,” by Randy Frazee.  It is the Bible written in the form of a novel. All are invited.

Parker Road Bible Church (18512 Parker Road, Mokena)
Sparks Activity Day
9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Pressin’ On Youth Group
6-8 p.m. Sundays through May 18.

Will O'Brien