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Accelerate, Mokena police encourage safety for young drivers

by Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News, Village, Community

With prom just around the corner, the Mokena police teamed up with Accelerate Indoor Speedway to show students the dangers of distracted and impaired driving firsthand.

“Hopefully kids will have a better appreciation...

Village of Mokena Board of Trustees: Cheers! Mokena Brewing Company granted special use permit

by Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News, Local Government, Village

There will soon be another brewery in town to frequent, after the Village of Mokena Board of Trustees voted 6-0 May 14 to approve a special use permit for Mokena Brewing Company.

Steve Smolinske, on behalf of Mokena...

Fast and speedy wins the Mokena Mud Turtle Race

by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter News, Village

The standard motto of tortoises and turtles may be “slow and steady wins the race,” but fast and speedy were the qualities needed to win the Mokena Chamber of Commerce’s Mud Turtle Race.

The Saturday, May 5 event, held...