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A Cook County resident who participated in multiple Lincolnway Special Recreation Association events this month has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Keith Wallace, executive director of the LWSRA.
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Jacob A. Manka, 17, of Mokena, was identified by Will County Coroner’s Office as one of two teens involved in a fatal incident with a westbound Metra train in Joliet Wednesday, May 22.
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Metra has confirmed that a pedestrian at its Hickory Creek station has died after being struck by a train.
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Illinois Department of Public Health officials confirmed Wednesday, March 18, that four individuals in Will County have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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One patient in ICU at Silver Cross Hospital tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent by President/CEO Ruth Colby on Wednesday, March 18.
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Two men robbed the Verizon store at 19200 S. LaGrange Road on Thursday, Feb. 6, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise, according to Mokena Chief of Police Steve Vaccaro.
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Crime was on many residents’ minds Monday, Jan. 27, as nearly a hundred people packed into the Village of Mokena Board of Trustees meeting to vocalize their concerns.
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Illinois State Police said three people were not injured after their vehicle was shot at the evening of Sept. 30 while traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 near LaGrange Road.
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The search is over.

Mokena School District 159 Board of Education members voted 6-0 at a special meeting Feb. 26 to approve a contract for the district’s new superintendent, Mark Cohen, effective July 1 and continues until June 30, 2023. Board member Lisa Zielinski was absent. Cohen’s contract stipulates a $165,000 per year salary.

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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.

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