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Mayor's Welcome

PresidentGenerally speaking, a community’s quality of life is determined by the sum of its “parts”. Ease of transportation, quality of schools, recreational opportunities and local government services are all important factors when determining your family’s home. The Village of Mokena, nestled in the northeast corner of Will County, is ideally situated between Interstate 80 and U.S. Route 30. Our residents enjoy convenient transportation to interstate highways, rail service and two major airports. Interstate 80, which runs along the northern border of Mokena provides easy access to I-355, I-55, I-57 and I-294. Daily, over 100,000 motorists pass through the I-80/Rt. 45 interchange with another 35,000 traveling through the 191st/LaGrange Road intersection. In addition, Mokena is home to both the Hickory Creek and Front Street Metra stations located along the Rock Island line to downtown Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station. Approximately 1,000 people use these facilities daily to travel to and from the Chicago loop for work and play.

Whether it’s public or private, grammar or high school, Mokena students receive an excellent education from top-notch schools. Mokena #159, Frankfort #157C, New Lenox #122 and Summit Hill #161 are all within Mokena’s boundaries. These schools consistently meet or exceed State education standards and feed into LincolnWay High School #210. In addition to being ranked in the upper 10% of Illinois schools, LincolnWay High School has been recognized with one of the lowest per-pupil expenditures for all high schools in the six counties of the Chicagoland area.

There is no shortage of recreational opportunities in Mokena. As a walker, I frequently take advantage of the walking paths throughout our community. No matter what the season, I am in awe of the scenic beauty along the Hickory Creek Preserve and Old Plank Trail and urge you to take advantage of these local gems. Bad weather? Not a problem. The Mokena Park District offers a wide variety of recreational programs including indoor basketball/volleyball courts, walking track, fitness center, exercise rooms, etc. at The Oaks field house. There are plenty of opportunities for organized team sports, Burros Football, Jr. Griffins Football, Mokena Baseball/Softball Association to name a few. There are also a multitude of civic and charitable organizations that would welcome new members.

The Village of Mokena employees take great pride in offering our residents great customer service and user-friendly programs, such as the prescription drug drop off location. Our employees are knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and helpful. I encourage you to contact the Village Hall at any time with your questions or concerns.

Frank A. Fleischer
Village President


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