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  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, the auditions continue

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, the auditions continue
    Episode 2 of auditions has us in Chicago and Los Angeles. Last week there weren't any joke auditions - some that were clearly not going to make it, but still had an interesting or heart warming story. And silly dad dancing is fine and not exploitative....
  • Will County officials looking to improve safety on bike trails

    Will County officials looking to improve safety on bike trails
    Days after a Mokena man died after falling off his bike on a Will County Forest Preserve trail, officials are looking at ways to ensure safety on the trails. Vaidas Varpucanskis, 42, died Aug. 9 after trying to avoid a jogger and a passing cyclist on...
  • Mokena man dies after bike crash on Will County trail

    Mokena man dies after bike crash on Will County trail
    A Mokena man who was riding a bike without a helmet died after falling off his bike on a Will County Forest Preserve trail Saturday. Just before 11 a.m. Saturday, Vaidas Varpucanskis, 42, of Mokena, tried to pass a jogger on the Hickory Creek Junction...
  • Meijer opens in Homer Glen, Mokena

    Meijer opens in Homer Glen, Mokena
    New Meijer stores opened last week in Homer Glen and Mokena, where officials presented local school districts with $25,000 checks and greeted the first customers. Plans for the stores sat idle for years during the recession but construction began last...
  • Mokena goes solo on road salt

     Mokena goes solo on road salt
    Mokena should go it alone on buying road salt after "an unusually harsh winter and a volatile market," upended the village's usual means of acquisition, Public Works Director Lou Tiberi told trustees. The board last week accepted his recommendation to...
  • 5th U.S. casualty named in possible friendly fire case in Afghanistan

    5th U.S. casualty named in possible friendly fire case in Afghanistan
    The Defense Department has identified the fifth of five soldiers killed last week in southern Afghanistan, possibly by friendly fire: Army Staff Sgt. Jason A. McDonald, 28, of Butler, Ga. Military officials released few details about McDonald and have...
  • 4 police agencies involved in chasing woman driver

    4 police agencies involved in chasing woman driver
    A 50-year-old Oak Forest woman accused of ramming two Mokena squad cars and nearly hitting two police officers while fleeing into Orland Park and Tinley Park has been charged with three felonies in Will County and DUI/drugs in DeKalb County, where she was...
  • Mokena re-ups police mutual aid

    Mokena re-ups police mutual aid
    Mokena trustees have voted to continue participation in two police mutual aid groups. Citing the benefits of shared resources and the availability of extra training and help from fellow officers in the event of a major disaster or serious crime,...
  • Foul play not suspected in fire that killed elderly couple

    Foul play not suspected in fire that killed elderly couple
    A Mokena house fire that killed two elderly residents this morning remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, authorities said. Edwin L. Pauls, 81, and Arlaine R. Pauls, 80, were pronounced dead Wednesday as a result of the blaze....
  • For retired police officer, Father's Day an affair of the heart

    For retired police officer, Father's Day an affair of the heart
    The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson. But in September, when a life-...
  • U.S. soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan

    U.S. soldier from Southern California killed in Afghanistan
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed Monday by an errant U.S....
  • Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar

    Flintridge Prep graduate killed in Afghanistan a "beloved" classmate, athlete and scholar
    An enlisted U.S. soldier from Southern California was among the military personnel killed by an apparent "friendly fire" incident in Afghanistan, the Los Angeles Times reports. Scott Studenmund, 24, who attended Flintridge Preparatory School, was killed...