• Sandburg High School graduate Dylan Cruz recently wrote, directed and starred in the feature-length production of “The Day After Halloween.” Photo submitted

    Orland Parker forging path to stardom

    January 22, 2018 By Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts
    Dylan Cruz is driven to do what he loves: create entertaining, high-quality performances. Last spring, Cruz played three different roles in Visión Latino Theatre Company’s production of “Just Like Us” at Chicago Dramatists, and since that time he has pursued many auditions and landed roles in other productions.
  • Economic development advisers make plea to trustees

    January 21, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter News, Village
    The members of the Village of Orland Park’s Economic Development Advisory Board had a simple message for the Board of Trustees Jan. 15: Do not stand in the way of the proposed $40 million redevelopment of the Sears property at the Orland Square by Seritage Growth Properties. Speaking on behalf of the other members, Jack Smith — chairman of the advisory board — said the group wholeheartedly endorses the redevelopment plan.
  • Orland Park native Ryan Slager (54) makes a tackle for Grinnell College against Illinois College. It was one of his NCAA-leading 159 tackles on the season. Photo submitted

    Accolades keep rolling in for Orland native, Grinnell College linebacker

    January 19, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports
    Orland Park native Ryan Slager is making quite a name for himself.
  • Holda

    Orland police reportedly find drugs, guns, more inside Crestwood residence

    January 19, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Breaking, Police
    Orland Park Police investigators reportedly found a felonious amount cannabis, as well as scales, packing equipment, guns and cash proceeds, after they executed a search warrant Friday, Jan. 19, on a Crestwood residence.
  • Partners Claire Donahue and Jim Pfordresher own Magnolia Design & Consign. Photos by Jonathan Samples/22nd Century Media

    Resale shop trying to make consignment cool again

    January 18, 2018 By Jonathan Samples, Freelance Reporter News
    Those in the market for vintage home decor or just looking for a place to unload some unwanted family heirlooms may want to consider Magnolia Design & Consign, Orland Park’s newest space for old merchandise.

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