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An Orland Fire Protection District firefighter reportedly died the morning of Sunday, Sept. 7, in a single-vehicle crash.
Wesley Peak, 36, of the 200 block of Marquette Place in Manteno, was pronounced dead at 7:43 a.m., according to the daily case ledger from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The crash took place on Peak’s way to work, according to fire district spokesperson Ray Hanania.
In an old house nestled in Orland Park’s old downtown is a lifelong dream, a labor of love for one local resident.
Sugarbaker’s Darlin’ Decor & More is to open Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9925 W 143rd St.
The Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees named an interim acting fire chief at its regular meeting in response to Fire Chief Ken Brucki’s reported request for a leave of absence.
The Fire Board voted unanimously Aug. 25 to appoint Battalion Chief Michael Schofield as the interim acting fire chief for the duration of Brucki’s absence.
Brucki requested a leave of absence with pay Aug. 21 for an indefinite period of time because of “personal issues,” district spokesperson Ray Hanania said at the meeting.
Known for her friendly and competitive spirit, as well as her recent battle with colon cancer, the Sandburg and Orland Park community is mourning the loss of Jane Caliendo.
A longtime physical education teacher — and girls swimming and water polo coach — for Sandburg, Caliendo (nee Schofield) died Saturday, Oct. 4.
Two years after an Orland Park 11-year-old girl committed suicide, school boards across Illinois are being required to implement a suicide prevention and training policy in hopes that youth suicide rates decrease across the state.
The legislation, AnnMarie’s Law, was enacted into law Aug. 21, nearly two months after Gov. Bruce Rauner received the policy, then known as Senate Bill 1793.