• “Major damage” was done to the Orland Park Red Robin during a blaze that reportedly took place the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 17. (Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District)

    Fire causes ‘major damage’ to Orland Park restaurant

    February 18, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor News, Breaking
    No one was injured, but a fire this weekend caused “major damage” to an Orland Park restaurant, according to officials. The Orland Fire Protection District responded around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, to an automatic fire alarm at Red Robin, 15503 S. LaGrange Road, according to a press release issued the next morning by district spokesperson Ray Hanania.
  • D146: Public hearing scheduled for possible $20 million bond issuance

    February 17, 2018 By Cody Mroczka, Contributing Editor News, School
    The public will have an opportunity next month to comment on Community Consolidated School District 146’s intent to sell $20 million worth of bonds. The funds, which would increase the District’s working cash fund, are earmarked for building additions to support full-day kindergarten in 2018-2019, as well as upgrade existing facilities. Approximately $14 million is designated for additions, while $6 million is designated for art and music room upgrades, most of which are already complete.
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    UPDATED: Provi ex-president not charged after phone in question vanishes

    February 16, 2018 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News, Breaking, School
    New Lenox police declined to file charges Thursday, Feb. 15, after a nearly two-month investigation into alleged inappropriate content on a cellphone used by the Rev. Richard J. McGrath, former president of Providence Catholic High School.
  • Sandburg alumnus and Northern Illinois basketball player Anastasios Demogerontas sends a free throw on its way. Demogerontas is in his first year of Division I basketball, after competing his first two years at Moraine Valley Community College. Photo by Chris Anderson

    Alumni Spotlight: Sandburg grad makes D-I dream reality

    February 16, 2018 By Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter Sports
    From Sandburg High School to Moraine Valley Community College to Northern Illinois University, Orland Park native Anastasios Demogerontas is making quite a name for himself. The 6-foot-7 junior, who is majoring in finance, is making the most of his minutes in his first season playing Division I basketball.
  • Publisher announces winners of 2018 Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest

    February 15, 2018 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts
    Proving once again to be one of the most popular annual contests run by 22nd Century Media, the 2018 Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest saw 623 total entries across three age groups and seven towns. And while a lucky nine have been chosen (see accompanying images and awards) as winners ...

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