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Staring into a crystal ball; Debate over future of downtown Mokena continues

by Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government

The long-term planning and direction of the Village of Mokena’s downtown was discussed Monday, July 9, during a work session following the regular meeting.

Mayor Frank Fleischer opened the conversation by stating he...

O say, can you see; Village Board approves 60-foot flagpole along I-80

by Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government

Motorists driving along Interstate 80 in Mokena will soon feel a little more patriotic thanks to a unanimous vote by the Village of Mokena Board of Trustees Monday, July 9.

Graefen Spring Lake, LLC, the company that...

Village: Storms play havoc with 4th of July evening festivities

by Submitted by the Village of Mokena News, Local Government

An unexpected string of “pop up” thunderstorms charged with lightning played havoc with Mokena’s 4th of July activities yesterday evening, necessitating cancellation of the Encore Community Band’s performance and bringing about an early and...