A male under the age of 21 was charged with DUI early Monday after the SUV he was driving collided with a rental truck on I-80, injuring one woman in southwest suburban Mokena.
Friends and family of a fallen soldier from Mokena were preparing to say their final goodbyes on Tuesday, when 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen will be laid to rest after he was killed in a friendly fire incident in Afghanistan.
It’s a sad homecoming for an Illinois soldier who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. The body of Army Pfc. Aaron Toppen arrived in his hometown of Mokena.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Parkview Christian Church in Orland Park. The funeral at the church will be Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Look around Mokena, population 20,000, and you see lots of yellow ribbons, all in memory of Aaron Toppen.
Firefighters pulled 81-year-old Edwin Pauls and 80-year-old Arline Pauls from the burning home after a neighbor called 911 when he awoke to find the home already engulfed in heavy flames and smoke.
Crews were called to the home around 3:20 a.m. Neighbor George Spear said he was awakened by the crackling and popping sounds coming from the burning home.
A 19-year-old soldier from Mokena was among five American troops killed in an apparent coalition airstrike and friendly fire incident in southern Afghanistan, his sister told the Chicago Sun-Times.
A 17-year-old girl was fatally struck by a train late Wednesday night in southwest suburban Mokena.
A Mitsubishi traveling westbound on I-80, about three miles west of Illinois Route 45, lost control after the car blew a tire and struck a Dodge pickup truck pulling a camper about 10:26 p.m.
A man and a woman, riding together on a speeding motorcycle, were killed Monday when their motorcycle slammed into the back of a semi truck on Interstate 80 near Mokena.
Donald Walsh was initially charged with domestic battery and aggravated domestic battery in July after Mokena police arrested him for allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend at her home. This week, a Will County grand jury indicted Walsh on a residential burglary charge, for which he was arraigned on Friday.
Trains on Metra’s Rock Island Line were back on a normal schedule Monday afternoon, hours after an inbound train from Joliet it a pedestrian near New Lenox.
A would be burglar with a bit of the holiday spirit is now behind bars
A Mokena family has fallen afoul of its homeowners association over a fence. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
The village of Tinley Park has reconsidered a possible full outdoor watering ban, after getting some rain overnight.
Two Metra trains are stopped Wednesday night for an incident involving a train and an automobile.
The ex-wife of former Bull Eddy Curry has been charged with aggravated battery of a child.
An Aurora man has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a child after Mokena police discovered them in a car parked at Buske Park, police said.
A Will County company that specializes in environmental cleanup is accused of endangering its employees.