In the Rear View: Pension Twist and Life Saved

We look back at a week of veterans honored, festival, touring a nearby town, new technology, graduation and school roles filled.


The Village of Orland Park honored the Korean War veterans this Memorial Day weekend.

Centennial School Principal Lynn Zeder will be move to assistant director of curriculum, while Orland Park resident Tracy Marc will soon be taking over as community relations coordinator.


A 21-year-old man and 16-year-old girl came to the aid of a man authorities said “surely would’ve drowned” had they not helped him Tuesday in Orland Park.

Veterans and their supporters braved the heat in Orland Park Monday for the village's Memorial Day ceremony. Please share your pictures here of the event.

View Patch's photo gallery of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School's senior graduation, then add your own pictures.


Under pressure from Illinois Republicans and Gov. Pat Quinn, House Speaker Michael Madigan announced he's dropping his proposal to shift teacher pension costs to local school districts.

Food, music, a parade, carnival rides and more. We put together what you need to know for the fest running through Sunday night.


Two women who took part in a prank earlier this month are accused of disorderly conduct, police said. They pulled fire alarms during Advanced Placement tests at school, according to reports, forcing students to retake those exams.

Green-clad men and women were spotted all around Tinley Park on Wednesday afternoon as Patch editors roamed the streets to pass out gifts galore.


Orland School District 135 board members heard extensive technological upgrade plans during Thursday night’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Read our transcript of the meeting’s live blog for more details.

Farmers market fans rejoice! The season is upon us once again and the local vendors are ready and awaiting their loyal customers.


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