River: Hickory Creek
Population: 19,923 (EST 2015)
Time zone: Central (CST)
Postal code: 60448
Area code: 708, 815, 779
The name Mokena is derived form a a Native American language meaning TURTLE. Mokena is a quaint friendly village in Will County, Illinois.
Mokena is served by Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210, students attend Lincoln-Way East High School, Lincoln-Way Central HIgh School and Lincoln-Way North High School. Elementary school services are provided by one of four school districts: Mokena School District 159, New Lenox School District 122, Frankfort School District 157C, and Summit Hill School District 161. Schools within District 159 include MES (Mokena Elementary School), MIS (Mokena Intermediate School), and MJHS (Mokena Junior High School). Higher education is provided through Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first public community college, and through Rassmussen College.
The Village of Mokena is serviced by the Metra rail service Rock Island District. Two commuter rail stations are located within Mokena; Hickory Creek and Front Street, providing service to downtown Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station, connecting with components of the Chicago Transit Authority. Mokena is also served by I-80, which runs along the northern border of the village providing commuters convenient access to I-355 (Veteran’s Memorial Tollway) and to I-57.