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Breaking News — Police pursue stolen vehicle, driver along Interstate 80 corridor

by Bill Jones, Managing Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

Area police reportedly pursued a stolen vehicle and its driver, who eventually fled and escaped on foot, the evening of Oct. 1 along the Interstate 80 corridor.

The incident started around 9 p.m., when someone stole a Chevrolet Impala from...

BREAKING NEWS — Apartment complex temporarily evacuated during laundry room fire

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

Mokena Fire Protection District responded to a call for a fire at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at single-story, 12-unit apartment complex at 19325 S. Wolf Road, according to a press release issued by the district.

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BREAKING NEWS — Former Mokena firefighter files sexual discrimination suit against department

by T.J. Kremer III, Editor News, Breaking, Police-Fire

A former firefighter with the Mokena Fire Protection District filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit on Aug. 19 against the department, according to court records.

In the lawsuit, Justin R. Bakker, of Beecher, alleges...