Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Orland Park residents and business owners can help determine whether the village will receive state and federal money to offset damage costs.
The Village of Orland Park is asking residents and businesses to participate in a survey to evaluate flood damage caused by the recent heavy rain storms. The survey, which addresses flooding inside of homes and businesses, will help determine whether state and federal funding will be made available to the Orland Park area. Cook County government recently asked that the village report this type of damage to them by Friday. Residents and businesses that experienced flooding are asked to access the village’s website at www.orland-park.il.us to complete the survey by noon on Friday, April 26. Click Here to Take the Flood Damage Survey Online. Survey results will be provided to Cook County, which is collecting all necessary information and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Village of Orland Park is investigating a massage parlor on Humphrey Drive after two people were cited on Feb. 25.
The Village of Orland Park is investigating a massage parlor after a naked man was found inside a shower room. Police cited a 47-year-old Tinley Park man for having exposed buttocks inside 7 Day Spa, 14406 John Humphrey Dr., according to a report. Police also cited a 26-year-old Alsip woman for not having her massage therapy license. An inspector saw a nude man with a woman in one of the business’ showers on Feb. 25, according to the report. One woman was seen running from the spa. The case is closed at the police level but the village’s Department of Development is investigating possible building code and license violations. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on local news:
Friday, November 23, 2012
The sold out race welcomed over 700 participants, including Sandburg running star and Olympic triathlete hopeful Lukas Verzbicas, four months after doctors told him he may never walk again after a serious biking accident.
Over 700 runners took their place on Ravinia Avenue Thursday morning prepared to tackle the 2.5 mile cross country path of Orland Park's annual Turkey Trot. The race is a tradition for many Orland Park families, as well as families from surrounding communities. One participant, rising Olympian hopeful and Sandburg alum Lukas Verzbicas, overcame unimaginable odds to run in his first race since enduring serious spinal injuries in July while biking. "I am thankful to get that competitive feeling again," said Verzbicas. "This is something I was born to do and to be feeling this again after all that has happened, I am really appreciative of that." In about four months since his injury, Verzbicas said he was grateful to just be at the race. "I …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Contract talks between the Village of Orland Park and Metropolitan Alliance of Police Chapter 159 continue well past a year since the officers’ previous contract officially ended.
With arbitration closely approaching, the president of an Orland Park police union expressed frustration in a lack of progress in contract negotiations, well over a year since the contract expired. Members of Metropolitan Alliance of Police Chapter 159 have been working without a current contract since May 2011. Arbitration was first planned for last February, but was later moved to September 12. MAP 159 President Ron Ahrendt described a July 2 mediation meeting as a “very disappointing experience,” mainly because talks focused on health insurance, which was the cause of previous disagreements between the village and union. “The village seemed ill prepared for the mediation process, providing no comparisons to justify ground breaking …
Monday, November 28, 2011
Over 700 participants and their families woke up bright and early on Thanksgiving morning to take part in the local tradition.
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Monday, November 28, 2011
For the past six years, the Sullivan family has set aside Thanksgiving morning for the exact opposite of a giant meal. They have participated in Orland Park's annual Turkey Trot. Mark Sullivan ran this year with his son Eddie and daughter Megan, as wife Julie cheered them on from the sidelines with sons Andy and Mark Jr. “We have always done it,” said Megan Sullivan, about the Turkey Trot. “It is tradition.” The lower level of the Franklin Loebe Center served as Turkey Trot central. Registration began at 7 a.m. where runners were given an anklet with a timing chip and their race number. Nancy Flores, Village or Orland Park Director of Recreation, described the event as “an exciting, local homegrown tradition that families come back to …