Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Winter is finally upon us. Got action shots of sledding, epic snow fights or pristine white winter scenery? Share them with the town.
Winter might have arrived a little late this year, but it's here. If you braved the snow today and took pictures of the surroundings in all of their winter glory, share them in our Snow Storm Gallery. Let's hope we don't have a repeat of the 2011 blizzard, right? Look back at our Blizzard 2011 gallery. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on local news:
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
While we look back at Orland Park Patch’s coverage of the Snowmageddon 2011, share your own stories, photos and videos.
I can often be found in Orland Park wherever caffeinated drinks and Wi-Fi are served. On Feb. 1, 2011, I was at Starbucks next to Target, when around 3 p.m., just as forecasters said, the snow began to fall. But I didn’t go home yet. After plugging a few last items into the site, I went like a moth to a blowtorch in search of video clips. I remember seeing a couple of guys crossing 143rd Street just west of LaGrange Road, and thought, “OK, I’m not the only lunatic on foot.” And we made it. A top roof blew off an apartment building, and Turk’s window was broken, but between that and power outages, Orland fared pretty well. This year, I’m going on a walk in shorts. Strange times we live in. Here’s our reader-created gallery from last year …
Friday, February 11, 2011
Daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Sun Rises Again in Oak Lawn for Palestinian Teen Everybody's Doing It: Your Facebook Feedback on Chris Medina, Exclusive Video, and Patch Beginnings Extra Points: Richards Wins Bragging Rights ... and So Much More Warmer Temps Could Melt Snow, Bring Localized Flooding Snow Shark! Mokena Resident Makes the Best Out of the Blizzard
Monday, February 7, 2011
Your daily video look at the top stories of the day.
Oak Forest Man Dies from Cold Exposure St. Louis de Montfort Students Go on Sentimental Journey VIDEO: Providence Catholic Athletes Sign to Play in College L-Way Co-op Beats Sandburg/Stagg for Regional Gymnastics Title VIDEO: H-F's Annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night
Sunday, February 6, 2011
We look back at a week full of intense weather, new features and pained memories.
I was not convinced the storm would be that bad. Living in the Chicago area for nearly my whole life, I have heard dozens of wolf cries in the form of weather alerts. Often the warnings simply led to a smattering of flurries, maybe some sleet. Perhaps it was the last weather alert that fueled my flippancy. And then Big Nasty hit. Driving east on 143rd Street Tuesday at dusk, my knuckles went white trying to find anything resembling a curb, after shooting a few stark scenes. Throughout Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, 20 inches of snow fell throughout the Chicago area and winds between 50 and 60 mph blew the snow into drifts several feet tall. Given the extreme circumstances, the villages stepped up to the plate with noticeable …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Orland Park kids enjoyed a clear day on Thursday by sledding down a hill at Centennial Park.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ben Feldheim
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Mike Small could watch his son Johnny go sledding all day. “Just to listen to that laughter as they go down the hill, I could do this all day long,” he said. On Thursday, with clear skies, temperatures in the teens and little wind, those still not blocked on by the snow were able to enjoy the day. At Centennial Park, dozens of children and their parents spent the day either going up and down the sledding hill near the baseball diamonds, or simply watching. “This is the fun part of the storm,” Small said.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Your daily video recap of today's top stories
Oak Lawn Students Get Physical REO Speedwagon Confirmed for 2011 Concert Series Recruiting Trail: Seven is Lucky Number at Andrew Fine at 109: Homewood Resident's Mother Celebrates Her 109th Birthday Tenants Returned to Building Where Roof Blew Off During Storm
Orland Park residents who left their home for the night when the roof was blown off of their apartment building returned the next day, as the building owners prepared a sizable clean up.
Rich Ryser took a handsaw to a piece of black building material Thursday afternoon in front of the apartment building he owns on Jefferson Avenue. “Hopefully it will all be cleared by tomorrow,” Ryser said about the wood, siding and other debris piled in front of his apartment building. “Then we’ll put a tarp up today.” While most of the work to put Orland Park back to normal was complete by Thursday afternoon, Ryser still had much to do. The roof on his apartment building at 14435 and 14439 Jefferson Avenue was torn off by winds gusting around 60 mph around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night, during a severe storm that left between 20 inches of snow throughout the Chicago area. The pitched roof that was torn off landed on the west side of the …
A handful of Orland Park restaurants were able to open back up on Wednesday and serve people weary from shoveling.
A historic storm leaving 20 inches of snow in its wake will justifiably lead to many businesses, schools and services to shut down. But a few restaurants in Orland Park braved the continuing storm Wednesday, even though snow was zipping horizontally on 60 mph winds, to open their doors to customers. Here are a few that were open. If you know of others that were able to open up the day after the storm, please add them in the comments. Fox’s Orland Park Restaurant and Pub Where there’s an upbringing there’s a way. Frank Fox, owner of Fox’s Orland Park Restaurant and Pub, said he opened his restaurant Wednesday because “it was the way I was brought up.” No amount of snow could impede the unmistakable work ethic he inherited from his parents, …
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Check out our new daily video recap highlighting the biggest local stories of the day.
The Lane Bryant Killings: Victim's Family Keeps Memory Alive by Helping Others (VIDEO) Mokena Man Tasered After Assaulting Officer, Police Say Police: Oak Forest Woman Grabbed Rent Checks From Her Neighbors and Went on a Christmas Shopping Spree D135: Illinois Central Bus Co. Footing $82,000 Repair Bill for Crash at OJH Find Your Local Blizzard Coverage: Palos, Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Forest, New Lenox, Mokena, Frankfort, Chicago Heights and Homewood-Flossmoor