Week in Review: Petitions Challenged and Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
In the past week, you may have missed stories about water rates, attempted murder and BB gun carjacking cases in court, a missing teen, a local sports hero, a 16-year prison sentence and others in Orland Park and nearby.
Orland Park trustees discussed raising rates by about $64 a year for average water use to account for increases handed down from Chicago and Oak Lawn. Read our live blog transcript from Monday night's meeting.
Fashion Bug closing in Orland Hills • Animal hospital expanding in Tinley Park • Limestone Grill closes in Palos Heights
Orland School District 135 answered the call to help ease Sandy Hook Elementary School students’ transition to a different building for the second half of the school year by making snowflakes.
Prosecutors asked Judge Peter Felice to raise or revoke the $150,000 bond given to former Chicago Ridge Deputy Fire Chief Gary Swiercz, 49, who is accused of the attempted rape and murder of his Tinley Park neighbor.
Family turns to social media for help in finding 15-year-old daughter.
The Orland School District 135 incumbent’s petitions to run for re-election were objected by another candidate, due to him also running for Moraine Valley’s board. The hearing will take place Tuesday.
Darrin Carter, 35, pleaded guilty Tuesday to armed robbery of an Orland Park jewelry store in October 2011, where the store's owner and a staff member were threatened with a gun and bound with duct tape as the robbery took place.
The next court date for a man and a woman accused of carjacking an Orland Park restaurant employee with a BB gun could determine whether the pair will go to trial or consider a deal.
Sandburg girls basketball standout Rachel Ruzevich has made herself right at home in the land of giants during her senior year. Her unselfish move has helped the Eagles bounce back from a slow start.
It's been three years since an Orland Park man was charged with reckless homicide in a DUI accident that killed Jessica Mejia, a 20-year-old New Lenox woman.