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In the Rear View: Finance Circles and Gold Shopping

We look back at a week of loans, bonds, silencing, refereeing, food choices, gold digging and school supplies.

MONDAY

Creative Cabinetry and Remodeling owner said he has a new space picked out in Orland Park, but still he fears the 'unseen customers' whom assume his business has gone under. The business is among several within the Orland Plaza that will have to relocate by Feb. 2012, as the village plans to demolish the plaza to make room for redevelopment.

We've gathered the dates and times for when schools open their doors to students' families as the new school year begins.

TUESDAY

College president says the poor economy, shrinking availability of financial aid and high cost of textbooks are factors in keeping some students away. But noncredit class enrollment went up.

Patch's guide to what Orland School District 135 parents will need to fill the backpacks before the first day of school.

WEDNESDAY

The deal with developer Flaherty and Collins to build a 295-unit luxury apartment complex would double the village's debt, and repayment on the loan and incentive package could take up to 20 years.

Patch editors shopped several items around gold-buying stores in Oak Lawn, Orland Park and Frankfort to see how the gold-selling process works and to weigh the different offers.

THURSDAY

Who's the leak? Some trustees believe one of their own is sharing crucial info that compromises salary negotiations between newly hired firefighters and the board.

Ashley Horvath took part in the Shedd Aquarium's High School Marine Biology program in July, which included an 8-day research trip to the islands.

FRIDAY

A beverage salesman in the day, and whistle blower on all those who commit fouls in the Big Ten, and many other college basketball conferences, by night.

While we were building Orland Park Patch, we went around to all of the businesses, government offices, schools and even parks to build our comprehensive listing directory.  Check out our full list of restaurants in the area. Lots to choose from.

SATURDAY

A man who recently finished an 18-year prison sentence on an attempted murder and sex assault conviction was seen by police running east on Harlem Avenue, near 153rd Street. He told police he was walking without a destination.

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