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Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence

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Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence

Fire in Orland Park home spreads to gazebo, deck and wood fence The Orland Fire Protection District received multiple 911 calls at approximately 4:22 PM on Saturday (April 3, 2021). for a house fire located in the 15500 block of 116th Court. The fire was restricted to a small area of the home but spread rapidly…

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Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist

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Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski joins Suburban Chicagoland as columnist Former Congressman William O. Lipinski has joined Suburban Chicagoland as a columnist writing Op-Ed commentary on national and regional politics writing the “Right from the Middle” Opinion Commentary column twice each month Lipinski served as the Democratic Committeeman from the Chicago 23rd Ward beginning in 1975 and…

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Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District

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Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District

Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District Jim Hickey is running for re-election for the Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees touting one of the best national records of any fire district in the country. Hickey, who previously served as OFPD Board President, has worked to make the Fire District the best…

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Fire hydrants had to be dug out by firefighters while fighting apartment blaze

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Fire hydrants had to be dug out by firefighters while fighting apartment blaze

Fire hydrants had to be dug out by firefighters while fighting apartment blaze Firefighters in the Town of Cicero had to dig out fire hydrants to access water while fighting a fire that destroyed two apartments in a two-story, 12-unit apartment building on Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Dominck Buscemi said that fortunately there were no…

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Orland Township Presents Seminars for Job Seekers

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Orland Township Presents Seminars for Job Seekers

Orland Township Presents Seminars for Job Seekers Learn the importance of social media and online skills when looking for employment Orland Township will offer two seminars to help residents update and adapt their skills for the current, online job market, according to the office of Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady. The seminars will be two…

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Mike Del Galdo named 1 of 8 Illinois “Best” local government lawyers

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Mike Del Galdo named 1 of 8 Illinois “Best” local government lawyers

Mike Del Galdo named 1 of 8 Illinois “Best” local government lawyers Mike Del Galdo of the Del Galdo Law Group tapped as “Super Lawyer” for 11th Year in a Row A national legal magazine is out with its 2021 list of best Illinois lawyers naming eight Chicago-area attorneys as the state’s “super” local government…

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Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library

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Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library

Independent candidate hopes to bring new ideas to Orland Library A businessman and father of two kids from Orland Park hopes to bring new ideas to expand the services of the Orland Park Library. Independent candidate Mohammed Jaber says he is running for the board to help expand the programs the library offers My name is Mohammed…

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Governor Pritzker Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Website

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Governor Pritzker Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Website

Governor Pritzker Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Website Coronavirus.Illinois.Gov Will Host Vaccination Locations, Vaccination Appointment Information, FAQs, & Updates on Vaccination Plan Building on the state’s progress as it moves into the early stages of Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccination Administration Plan, Governor JB Pritzker announced a new portal on coronavirus.illinois.gov to provide residents with easily…

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Orland Fire District recognizes needs of those with Dementia

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Orland Fire District recognizes needs of those with Dementia

Orland Fire District recognizes needs of those with Dementia In partnership with Aishling Companion Home Care, the OFPD introduced the District’s New Coffee & Conversation Community Outreach Program to help inform and educate residents on the many free educational meetings that impact the lives of the Orland Residents including Dementia. The Fire District, rated as…

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McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police

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McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police

McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police Former Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who is seeking re-election in April to replace beleaguered Mayor Keith Pekau, slammed a bill recently passed that would undermine the rights of police. As Orland Park’s Mayor, McLaughlin was always a strong proponent of supporting a strong police force and hired Tim…

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Home Fire in Orland Park: no one injured

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Home Fire in Orland Park: no one injured

Home fire in Orland Park: no one injured The Orland Fire Protection District received a call for a house fire on the 16000 block of Haven Ave. at around 8:20 AM on Friday. Companies arrived to find smoke billowing from the eves of the house and filling up the home. Most of the damage impacted the…

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Supporting Our Police: Statement from the Orland Fire Protection District

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Supporting Our Police: Statement from the Orland Fire Protection District

Supporting Our Police: Statement from the Orland Fire Protection District The Orland Fire Protection District strongly condemns the Illinois Legislature’s adoption of a law, HB 3653, that impose sweeping changes to police departments throughout the State of Illinois that undermine the support of our men and women in Blue and their ability to fight crime….

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