Posts Tagged “Orland Park”

Something big to cheer about, for a change

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Something big to cheer about, for a change

Something big to cheer about, for a change Suburban officials in Orland Park come out strong to cheer on local Olympic favorite Evita Griskenas who is one of a team of Americans who will compete in the Tokyo Olympics July 26 through August 8. Griskenas performs in the rhythmic gymnastic, a popular competition for audiences….

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Orland journalist among finalists for 2021 Pulitzer prize

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Orland journalist among finalists for 2021 Pulitzer prize

Orland journalist among finalists for 2021 Pulitzer prize Bill Healy Jr., who rose up in journalism as a young writer for The Villager Newspapers in the Orland Park region, was among a group of journalists who were named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Although he did not win the Pulitzer Prize, being an official…

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Bingo marks the return of Senior activities at Orland Township

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Bingo marks the return of Senior activities at Orland Township

Bingo marks the return of Senior activities at Orland Township Over 100 residents arrive at Orland Township to celebrate the re-opening of the Senior Activity Center. Excitement filled the air as residents flocked to Orland Township on June 17th and 18th. After a tense year and a half of strict pandemic guidelines and stay-at-home orders,…

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Orland Park Police Remind All to Drive Sober This Independence Day, and Every Day

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Orland Park Police Remind All to Drive Sober This Independence Day, and Every Day

Orland Park Police Remind All to Drive Sober This Independence Day, and Every Day This Independence Day, the Orland Park Police Department and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want to remind drivers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. However your celebrations may look this year, make sure you celebrate…

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Texas de Brazil in Orland Park rocks

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Texas de Brazil in Orland Park rocks

Texas de Brazil in Orland Park rocks With the COVID pandemic easing and more and more people getting vaccinations, it just felt GREAT to get out of the house and enjoy a meal at a great restaurant. And one of the best restaurants is Texas de Brazil in the Orland Park Mall. Although the Orland…

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Orland Township presents Scholarship awards

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Orland Township presents Scholarship awards

Orland Township presents Scholarship awards The Orland Township Scholarship Foundation awarded 17 area students scholarships recognizing their academic excellence. The scholarship presentations were made by Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady and members of the Orland Township board which is recognized as one of the best and most efficient government agencies in the Orland Park region Orland…

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Smith named principal at Carl Sandburg High school District 230

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Smith named principal at Carl Sandburg High school District 230

Smith named principal at Carl Sandburg High school District 230 The High School District 230 School Board unanimously approved the hiring of Dr. Derrick Smith as Principal of Sandburg High School beginning on July 1, 2021. “The School Board looks forward to seeing Dr. Smith’s passion for student achievement and connection shine in his new…

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Fire damages bathroom and attic in Orland Park home, no injuries

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Fire damages bathroom and attic in Orland Park home, no injuries

Fire damages bathroom and attic in Orland Park home, no injuries The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a fire that damaged a bathroom and an attic in an Orland Park Home at the 7300 block of 157th Street on Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 6:44 AM. There were no injuries. Companies arrived on scene…

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No injuries, minor damage at Life Time Fitness fire in Orland Park

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No injuries, minor damage at Life Time Fitness fire in Orland Park

No injuries, minor damage at Life Time Fitness fire in Orland Park The Orland Fire District responded to Life Time Fitness, 16333 LaGrange Road at 7:18 pm for an automatic fire alarm from the property on Friday evening April 16, 2021. Upon arrival, evacuation was in progress. Fire crews entered the building to investigate the…

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Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall

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Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall

Families Invited to Add Veterans’ Names to Orland Park’s Memorial Wall Those Wishing to Add Veteran’s Name to Orland Park Memorial Wall Must do so by May 1 The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day and invites area families to add their veterans’ names to the Village’s granite walls…

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Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine

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Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine

Opinion: Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine By Ray Hanania After a bruising political election, Orland Park’s Mayor Keith Pekau managed to defeat his challenger, former Mayor Dan Mclaughlin. I guess it pays to have a $150,000 a year salary and $600,000 in income over four years for a part-time…

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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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