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Former Mokena resident, sports reporter stands up to cancer

November 12, 2018 by Analisa Trofimuk, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, Living

The blaring television cast a glow on the faces packed into the hospital room as Terry Boer and his family watched the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series. This was a win Boer, former Sun-Times columnist and WSCR...

Hall-of-fame dog takes family on memorable journey

by Joe Coughlin, Publisher Life & Arts, Living

This is a story about a dog and, also, a family

About individual accolades and, also, lifelong friendships.

About prestigious competitions and, also, unforgettable adventures.

This is...

A love letter to Peoria

by Amanda Villiger, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Living

There are some places you just cannot help but come back to. For me, that place is Peoria.

After going to school there and working there for a few years, I honestly can say I never thought I would miss it so much when...

Booktacular Halloween party ghoulishly good time for all

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor Life & Arts, Living

When one goes to the Mokena Community Public Library District to drop off or pick up some books, one does not usually expect to find a 8-foot tall live Frankenstein Monster to greet them at the door.

But that’s exactly...