Friday, April 19, 2013
As Carl Sandburg High School was evacuated after a replica inert grenade was found on a school bus Friday, students on the ground tweeted updates. Here is what they said.
Some excerpts of the tweets tweeted from Carl Sandburg High School students after an inert grenade found on a bus forced the evacuation of their school. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Orland Park / Palos / Tinley Park Like Orland Park Patch, Palos Patch and Tinley Park Patch on Facebook.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A police search for a robbery suspect forced a soft lockdown in area schools Tuesday, following a bank robbery at 167th and 80th Avenue.
Update, as of 11:47 a.m. Area schools were on soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon, as Tinley Park Police searched for a suspect in a bank robbery. Police were looking for a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a grey hoodie, black hat and dark pants, who is suspected of robbing First Midwest Bank at 167th Street and 80th Avenue Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., according to Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro. The suspect did not infer or display a weapon during the robbery, Vaccaro said. He was last seen on foot, heading westbound from the bank. Tinley Park police officers were unable to find him. The incident has been turned over to the FBI. Update, as of 11:40 a.m. Victor J. Andrew and District 140 schools are no longer on soft …
Friday, November 30, 2012
As officials examine the 2012 property tax levy, worry grows over shortfalls that might hit the district.
An Orland Park mall's property tax dispute with Cook County and declining funds from the state could cause multimillion-dollar shortfalls for District 230, officials said Thursday. The dire forecast comes as the Consolidated High School District 230 School Board adopted resolution on an estimated property tax levy that includes a $1.4 million increase over what district taxpayers were billed last year. Even with some major shifting of funds, the district needs a 1.5 percent hike for the 2012 levy to help cover costs. The estimated levy, totaling about $100 million, was approved in a 4-1 board vote Thursday night inside Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park. A final levy will need board approval in December before it can be submitted …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Despite the close 1-0 score, the Eagles controlled much of the game against the Knights to advance in the Class 3A playoffs.
Sandburg High School dominated a hard-fought game against Lincoln-Way Central High School, beating the host school 1-0 in the 3A Boys Soccer Sectional on Saturday. Sandburg advances to the 3A Super-Sectional at Benedictine University in Lisle. The Eagles will play Fenwick at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. Even though Sandburg controlled much of the game, L-W Central's tough defense held the Eagles to one goal, scored early in the second half. Patch was there for all the action. Check out our photo gallery for the key players in the sectional match. Get News Alerts and Facebook Updates From These Patch Sites:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Orland Park family will hold annual event on Sunday to raise money for scholarships to honor memory of daughter killed by a drunk driver.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Olmsted family of Orland Park has managed to turn tragedy into triumph through Erin’s AIMM for Change 5K Run and Walk, which is set for 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. The annual event, now in its sixth year at the Metra station in Centennial Park in Orland Park, helps raise money for the Erin E. Olmsted Memorial Scholarship, which was created to honor the 17-year-old high school student killed on March 2, 1997, by a drunk driver. Her family has awarded $45,000 in scholarships in her name to 37 recipients from Sandburg High School over the past 15 years. In 2011, a scholarship program in her name was started at Plainfield East High School by teacher Kate Morris, Erin’s sister. “We do this to remember Erin and to create awareness for drunken …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Three women will appear in court later this month on charges they stole $10,000 from Sandburg High School.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
this story was updated with information from the Orland Park Police Department at 1 p.m. Two women from Worth and a third woman from Orland Park have each been charged for allegedly stealing nearly $10,000 in cash from Sandburg High School, according to a news release from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Linda Nassar, 36, and Sally Quaraveh, 22, both of Worth, and Sabrina Yassin, 20, of Orland Park, were each charged in connection with the theft last week from the high school’s cashier’s office, the release said. The women were at the school on Sept. 5 to register Nassar’s son when the theft took place, the release said. "The school resource officer was notified of the theft and immediately called detectives," said police …
Friday, February 17, 2012
A fresh face could be roaming the halls next year of high schools in Palos Hills, Tinley Park and Orland Park.
Officials are hoping their new K9 selection will be friendlier than German Shepherds and Rotweilers, while also sniffing out drugs, gun powder and alcohol in local schools. Consolidated High School 230 board members are looking to bring a golden retriever named Goldie to their three area campuses—Sandburg in Orland Park, Andrew in Tinley Park and Stagg in Palos Hills, according to TribLocal. The suggestion comes from the Houston, Texas, company, InterQuest Detection Canines, the story said. Triblocal reports: The dog is docile and we like the fact that this isn’t a growling dog,” Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Kim Dryier said. “This isn’t a scare tactic. It’s just another way to keep things out of our schools that do not belong…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Eagles outscore Porters 22-1 in the second quarter and roll to a 51-38 SouthWest Suburban Blue victory in Orland Park.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Pat McMahon leads the way for the Eagles in Saturday's state finals in Peoria. Lincoln-Way East is the highest-finishing girls team from our area.
Sandburg’s boys cross country team finished seventh in Saturday’s Class 3A state finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Sandburg compiled a team score of 263 to finish behind Palantine (114), O’Fallon (120), Neuqua Valley (144), York (151), Buffalo Grove (191) and Prospect (242). Sandburg’s top finisher was junior Pat McMahon, who was 32nd overall with a time of 15:06. Mitch Rees finished 76th (15:27), Derek Hevel was 79th (15:28), Jimmy Panozzo was 83rd (15:28) and Mike Borstel was 86th (15:29) for Sandburg. New Trier’s Leland Later won the race with a time of 14:17. Among the other south suburban Patch boys teams competing in Class 3A, Lincoln-Way Central finished in 25th place, led by sophomore Chris Kaminski in 116th (15:42). Other …
Saturday, October 22, 2011
There were thrills and chills in Orland Park as the host Eagles rallied past the Vikings.
Seniors were honored in a big way Friday night at Sandburg High School, as the host Eagles beat Homewood-Flossmoor in a 31-28 thriller. Fans stayed warm on the frigid night by cheering for their team, and the Eagles rewarded the home crowd by rallying to earn their sixth victory and earn a state playoff berth. Check out the photo gallery for highlights from the game.