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Week in Review: We Survived a Polar Vortex

Stories about a child abduction, flu, job cuts, Target data breach, a new pizza restaurant and more in Orland Park and nearby.

News

Mailman Explains How the Polar Vortex Stopped Your Mail
A local mail carrier shared his experience, and that of his colleagues, during the sub-arctic cold that just swept through the area.

How Cold Is It? Colder Than The North Pole, Too Chilly for Polar Bears
We tell you just how cold it got. (Spoiler: Really, really cold.)

Just How Low Did Temps, Wind Chill Values Go?
Use our map to find snowfall totals from Jan. 4 through 5 and the lowest temperatures and wind chill values for Jan. 6 throughout the Chicago area.

Facing the Deep-Freeze: Safety Tips for the Family, House & Car
Now that the vortex has come and gone, these tips still might help you later in the winter.

Why the Delay on Palos Child Abduction Attempt Information?
A bit of background on a recent child abduction attempt in unincorporated Palos Heights.

New Orland Restaurant Wants to Be 'Subway or Chipotle of Pizza'
Pronto Pizza Kitchen, which opened in December in Orland Park, is part of a wave of fast-casual, make-your-own pizza restaurants that could be the next big thing.

Looking for Turk’s Italian Beef? Get it at Sam’s Triple Crown
The Orland Park staple closed its doors after 18 years in business just before Thanksgiving.

Influenza Increase Leads to 44 Hospital Visits, 6 Deaths in Suburban Cook County
Six people have died and dozens more have been admitted to the ICU in Cook County due to influenza. Here's what public health officials want you to know.

Macy's Plans Job Cuts as Cost-Saving Measure
The national retailer is making changes, which may affect its Orland Park store, in order to save about $100 million, a published report said.

Target: Data For 70M Customers Breached
The retailer had earlier said 40 million customers had sensitive data stolen, like credit card numbers, debit card PINs and email addresses.

Blogs

Why Go Organic...Why Not! Eko Salon & Spa

Saying NO to your kids does not make you a bad parent, but saying yes may

Sandburg's O'Malley recognized for ‘Excellence in Teaching' by Stanford University 

135 Sandburg students earn Cook County Sheriff’s Youth Service Medal of honor

Village of Orland Park Chilly Willie Chili Challenge Returns Jan. 25

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