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For the second time since November, a Metra crossing at 191st Street in Mokena drew a police response.
A semitruck reportedly went through the Metra crossing on Monday, Jan. 14, which resulted in approximately $1,700 in damage to the gate arm and an oncoming train, according to a Metra spokesperson.
Panda Express and Binny’s Beverage Deport, two projects approved by the Mokena Village Board of Trustees last year and currently undergoing construction, are on track to open by the end of the year, according to a newsletter from the Village of Mokena.
Both establishments will be located at the Mokena Marketplace, which is located at the southwest corner of Wolf Road and Route 30.
A 22-year-old woman was reportedly found dead around 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at a residence in the 19200 block of Thornham Lane in Mokena.
Mokena Police Chief Steven Vaccaro said police investigated the scene after being asked by the woman’s friends to conduct a well being check after the she had not responded to calls for several days. According to a news release issued Tuesday, Sept. 29 by the Mokena Police Department, the woman was located by police in a vehicle that was parked inside the attached garage.
A Mokena man was charged with armed robbery, armed violence, home invasion and burglary after he reportedly entered a Frankfort home at approximately 10:09 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the 1000 block of Prestwick Drive.
Micah J. Romanek, 21, of the 19900 block of Newton Way, rang the home’s doorbell and entered through the front door armed with a handgun, said Kevin Keegan, deputy chief of the Frankfort Police Department. Romanek reportedly entered the home after one of the two grade-school aged children in the home opened the door.