Week in Review: Orland Park Athletes in Bowls and Helping for the Holidays

Stories about a brawl at the mall, library board candidates, big gym plans and more in Orland Park and nearby.


3 Orland Park Athletes Playing in College Football Bowls
Michael Schofield at University of Michigan, Dan Lembke at Boston College and Brian Mayer with Northern Illinois University will be playing in three different bowl games after Christmas.

30 Years of Helping People on the Holidays
Orland Township’s Holiday Program put food, gifts, winter clothing, toiletries and other items in the hands of close to 200 families in need in the 30th year of the program.

Library Board Seat Applicant List Closed with 12 Eligible Applicants
Three more people threw in their hats to fill the Orland Park Public Library Board of Trustees open position since mid-December.

Mall Brawl Quelled with Help from Off-Duty Cops
An escalating fight at Orland Square Mall on Thursday was stopped with the aid of off-duty law enforcement who were shopping at the time, according to Orland Park Police.

Generous Patch Users Inspired to Give to These Local Causes
After reading these stories on Patch, many members of the Patch community were inspired to donate to help others in need.

Pounding an Off-Duty Cop’s Car Doors at McDonald’s: Blotter
An Orland Park woman was charged with disorderly conduct after she pounded on the car doors and windows of an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy while in the drive-thru line, police said.

UFC Gym Has Big Plans After Acquiring LA Boxing
As the general manager of UFC Gym in the Chicago area, Dave Nykiel has learned to fight—the gyms teach boxing,  jiu jitsu and more—but perhaps his greatest fight is against any misconceptions people might have before coming there.

Sex Assault Case Pushed Back to February
Kevin Skaritka, of Orland Park, is still facing sex assault charges though he pleaded guilty to sending sex chats and naked pictures of himself to a supposed teen in a different and unrelated case.

Teen Dies After Christmas Shooting But Her Baby Survives
South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force joins hunt for whoever shot 17-year-old Eva Casara in the head on Christmas Day and left her in an alley.


Willis On The Move

A Musical Evening At The Orland Park Library

Upcoming Programs at The Bridge Teen Center 12.23.13

Sweet Win for Attack 16s Volleyball Team

We remind you to "Shop Local" this Holiday Season!

CJB Alumni News!

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