Monday, February 25, 2013
Firehouse Subs holds grand opening • Blackberry's reopens in Tinley • Vera Bradley eyes Orland store.
Tinley Park has become a hot spot for college campuses even with the impending demise of Sanford-Brown College. Chamberlain College of Nursing is the latest institution of higher education to settle in Tinley Park at 18624 W. Creek Drive in the same building at DeVry University. The Tinley location is the 13th campus for the school, which has been training nurses for 122 years. The campus will offer bachelor of science of nursing degrees and offers year-round study. Students could earn degrees in three years. The college features nursing skill labs, a coronary care unit, an obstetrics area, pediatric beds, two general skills labs and a health assessment lab. Chamberlain will be holding open houses for prospective students from 5 p.m.-7 p…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Little Joe's opens third location, Orland Township to host a free job fair at the township Activity Center and other business news.
- Bob Bong
Monday, October 15, 2012
Office Depot will be closing its store at Orland Park Place on Dec. 12 and is expected to move sometime in 2013 into a much smaller space across the street in Ravinia Plaza. The move is part of the office supply retailer’s move away from larger stores into much smaller stores. “During the past few years, Office Depot has been focused on improving the in-store shopping experience for our customers by remodeling stores into a smaller format, which makes them more intimate and easier to navigate,” Office Depot communications manager Julianne Carelli said in an email. “The current store is nearly 22,000 square feet and does not fit in with our new format plans. “The relocated, smaller format store will be about 7,000 square feet and is …
Monday, August 1, 2011
A look at new businesses coming into town and a fond farewell to those that have, for whatever reason, called it quits.
Fiat’s takeover of Chrysler since the automaker's financial collapse in 2009 has been a boon for Bettenhausen Auto Group in Tinley Park. Not only has the dealership started selling Fiats from its longtime home at 17514 S. Oak Park Ave. in downtown Tinley Park, but the dealership has moved into the former Thomas Dodge at 15941 S. 94th Avenue in Orland Park and taken over the former Saturn dealership at 8355 W. 159th St. in Tinley Park. The company’s Dodge and Ram truck operations are now operating from the 8355 W. 159th St. location and it is selling Chrysler and Jeep models from the 94th Avenue location. The company also operates a used car facility next to the new Fiat location, and frequent travelers on Oak Park Avenue can still see lots…
Sunday, July 31, 2011
We look back at a week of warrant arrests, wage cases, continuing cases, power use, comings and goings.
FRIDAY More than 1,000 active warrants were pursued Friday morning across suburbs and Chicago, resulting in over 50 arrests. Guns were seized, as well as cash and marijuana. It was described as the largest coordinated warrant sweep among south suburban law enforcement departments. THURSDAY Orland Fire Protection District board president James Hickey said he released salary data from 2010 of all the district’s staff for research, while union vice president Walter Rafacz said personnel have earned every penny. Hickey also responded to a subtle cut at his campaign fundraising. WEDNESDAY Operations Deputy Chief Joe Madden was let off the hook of an investigation, while he has been on paid leave. He will retire with a pension package. And two …