In the Rear View: Road Rage and Readers’ Choice

We look back at a week of bond refunds, farewell to a chef, superintendent consulting, open houses, West Nile, broken boards, football, as well as sentencing and pleas in court.


Steven Reynolds, of unincorporated Hinsdale, received a sentence that included 15 days of work-release and 30 months of probation.

Matthew Senica, 25, is expected to be back in court on Sept. 25 on reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges.

Orland Park saved more than expected Monday after refunding bonds from 2006. The Public Safety, Public Works and Development Services committees will also met. Read our live blog transcript for more details.


Klaus Ditchler, 77, was known as Chef Klaus to the customers who visited his Frankfort restaurant over the years. Ditchler's name became synonymous with traditional German food throughout the Southland.


The Orland School District 135 Board of Education discussed terms of taking on former superintendent Dennis Soustek as consultant for their permanent superintendent search during Monday's committee meeting. Board members also looked over the new budget.

It’s time again to get the young ones acquainted with their surroundings until next summer. Here are the times for Orland School District 135’s open houses.


We asked you to vote for your favorite businesses, religious institutions, organizations and services in Orland Park and across the southland in a variety of categories. Here are the winners.

The CDC announced that this is the worst year for West Nile Virus since it started tracking in 1999. Check out how your area is faring in our interactive map of diagnosed cases in humans and mosquitoes.


The woman was driving on I-80 in northwest Indiana when a man driving a pickup truck first tried to run her car into a concrete barrier before firing a small handgun into her car.

Orland School District 135 held their annual Backpack Bliss, where community organizations and businesses introduced themselves to school district families.



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