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Breaking News — Mokena business triggers hazmat response

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

Mokena Fire Protection District responded to a hazardous materials incident at Future Environmental Inc, 19701 97th Ave., at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July, 17.

The reason for the hazmat response was the release of an oxidizer, according...

Motorcyclist dies following crash in Mokena

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

Mark L. Batka, 63, of Bloomingdale, was pronounced dead at 2:23 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox following a crash on southbound LaGrange Road near Interstate 80, according to Will County Coroner's Office.

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Breaking News — Teen identified in deadly train accident from Mokena

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

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 May 22.

According to the Coroner’s Office, Manka was...