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Week in Review: Long Police Shifts and Honoring Veterans

You may have missed stories about new business, charitable holiday efforts, new village hires, a man accused of attacking his father, fraud claims, Metra fare hike and baby Bears in Orland Park during the past week.

MONDAY

Veterans Saluted for Service at Orland Park Ceremony

Eighteen new names of veterans were added to the village's memorial this year for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.

Business Comings & Goings: Hibachi Grill Opens in Orland Park

Tinley Glass Corp. moves to Frankfort Square • Red Mango to help Hurricane Sandy victims Nov. 13 • Walgreens near 159th Street and 80th Avenue unveils new look • Toy show and sewing expo come to Tinley Park Convention Center.

TUESDAY

Ways to Give Back for the Holidays

Patch has compiled a short list of different charitable efforts around Orland Park, Tinley Park and Oak Forest.

Orland Park Police Blotter: Return Trip Theft Dump and Cursing at Police

Orland Park police reports, Oct. 12-13

WEDNESDAY

Police say there's need for a Retail Safety Officer to liaison between retailers in the village and the Police Department. The administrative assistant would work for the village manager.

Arraignment Set for Orland Man on Child Porn Charges

Eric Holt, 28, is set to enter his plea on felony possession of child porn charges in a Bridgeview courtroom on Dec. 4.

THURSDAY

Orland Hills Police Officers Working 16 Hr. Shifts 6 Days a Week

Orland Hills’ police union attorney says the village is trying to force officers into contract demands, while the village says property tax rebates have debilitated their budget for staff, leading to the numbers and long shifts.

Man Accused of Beating and Strangling 78-Year-Old Father

The Orland Park man was found two days after the attack in the house’s basement inhaling compressed air, and was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.

Mary 'Marie' Medina, 48, says she was scammed out of $191,000 by William 'Bill' Stoecker, who has been brought up on new fraud and theft charges on an unrelated case.

FRIDAY

Attorneys for 5 Indiana men accused in the Ashford House attack this summer could make a plea deal, depending on the judge's sentencing recommendation. Prosecutors submitted report that shows defendants' DNA on gloves and a baton found at the scene.

Photo Contest: Show Us Your Baby Bears

Let's celebrate an exciting Bears season with pictures of your little ones in their Bears outfits.

SATURDAY

Metra Fare Hike By the Numbers: Will You Still Buy the 10-Ride Ticket?

Metra's board voted to drop the discount on its 10-ride ticket. Now it costs the same as 10 individual fares, instead of nine. Tell us what you think of the decision. Plus, Patch breaks down the numbers surrounding the increase.

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