Week in Review: Remembering Scheidegger and Saving a Life

In the past week, you may have missed stories about school enrollment, locker room Taco Bell, new business, unprescribed pills, new groping charges and others in Orland Park and nearby.


UPDATED: Sandburg Athletic Director Bruce Scheidegger Dies in Car Accident

The head of Carl Sandburg High School athletics was found dead in Carroll County early Sunday morning outside of southwest of Freeport. Those who knew Scheidegger remembered him as a supportive and caring figure in the school.

Remembering Bruce Scheidegger

Athletes, colleagues, friends and students expressed their grief Sunday over the Carl Sandburg High School athletic director, who died in a car accident in Carroll County. Read their thoughts in our Storify collection.


D135 Projecting Enrollment to Drop by 59 Students and More (Live Blog Transcript)

Paul Howell announced his retirement, and a new director of curriculum was approved by the Orland School District 135 board Monday night. Read our live blog transcript of both the committee of the whole and regular meetings.

Business Comings & Goings: Pink Boutique Opens in Orland Hills

International Cafe opens in Tinley Park • Pizzeria Bella closes in Orland • Eddie Bauer moving at Orland Square Mall.


Orland Park Police Blotter: Trespassing to Eat Taco Bell in a Locker Room

Orland Park police reports, Jan. 17-23

This Week's Pet: Fun and Feisty Maya

Meet Maya, an 8-year-old Chihuahua with white hair and brown eyes. She just might make fun addition to your home.


Man Saved After Suddenly Collapsing During Basketball Game by Fire Chief and Lifeguard

Orland Fire Battalion Chief Nick Cinquepalmi and 17-year-old Jake Pechukas worked together to help a 32-year-old man who had a heart attack on a basketball court Sunday.

Senior Property Tax Break Deadline Extended

The Cook County Assessor's Office extended the senior property tax exemption deadline two weeks, from Wednesday, Feb. 6, to Wednesday, Feb. 20. The exemptions are for residents 65 and over.


Orland Park Man and Son Caught with 100 Unprescribed Pills

The two men were found by police at Hollywood Casino in Joliet and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Accused ‘Ghost Rider’ Looking for New Lawyer

The Orland Park man accused of videoing himself as he eluded and mocked police on a motorcycle will be hiring a new attorney, after his previous one was disqualified because of a conflict with a key witness.


Watch: Moment of Silence for Bruce Scheidegger

Fans observed a moment of silence in memory of the late-Bruce Scheidegger before Sandburg's boys basketball game vs. Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday night in Orland Park.

Frankfort Pediatrician Accused of Groping Women Arrested; Four New Victims Come Forward

Dr. Kishor Jain, of Frankfort, turned himself in to police on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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