In the Rear View: Attendance Zone Talk and 18-Year Prison Sentence

We look back at a week of homecoming loss, traffic signals, softball for charity, new entertainment in Orland Park, death from a motorcycle crash and furnace fixing.


D230 Option Zone Residents Petitioning Against New Attendance Plan

A proposed plan to move students with the option to attend Sandburg, to Stagg and Andrew has sparked opposition among would-be affected residents.

Business Comings & Goings: Peppo’s Dili-Deli Coming to Tinley

Also in this week's business roundup: Smoothie shop Red Mango set to open in the first week of October in Orland Park • New Dave & Busters starts the fun and games Saturday • BMW of Orland Park holds official grand opening Thursday.


Village Planning Temporary Traffic Signals at 153rd and Ravinia

Orland Park trustees also moved a new seafood restaurant a step forward during Monday night’s village board and committee meetings.

Day one of the Scott National Firefighters Combat Challenge kicked off the competition portion of the event, with solo firefighters hitting the course.


People For and Against New D230 Attendance Zones Have Their Say (Video)

Consolidated High School District 230 held a special meeting Tuesday night to explain the rationale behind a plan that would restrict students living in two areas from attending Sandburg, while those against the plan offered their views.

Blackhawks Softball Classic Raises Money for Families of Fallen CPD and CFD

Mascots and former Blackhawks converge at Saint Xavier University for an afternoon of classic 16-inch softball with Chicago police officers and firefighters.


Dave and Buster’s Opens in Orland Park Saturday

First southland location opens south of Orland Square Mall with special festivities and fundraisers.

Who Do You Trust With Your Furnace?

Don't want to be left out in the cold if your heating system doesn't work this winter? Recommend your favorite business that fixes furnace.


Orland Man Pleads Guilty to Carjacking of Elderly Tinley Woman

Michael J. Kroll, 24, of Orland Park pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular hijacking charges Friday, and was sentenced to 18 years in state prison, according to county officials.

Football: L-W East Spoils Sandburg Homecoming

Lincoln-Way East 28, Sandburg 7. The Griffins' tough defense helps the team remain undefeated.

Indiana Man Dies From Motorcycle Crash in Orland Park

The man was found unconscious Thursday night on the sidewalk near Wheeler Drive and Lowes Avenue. Police are still looking for information on the crash.


Court Watch: Teen Gets Public Defender in Granat Murder Case

Also, an Orland Park man pleads guilty to a 2011 carjacking of an elderly woman in Tinley Park. 

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