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On Twitter, David Dolitsky’s signature smile is everywhere. His friends and family have shared photos and short videos of the late 17-year-old Sandburg High School student, who was best known for his humor and his heart.
F. Amanda Tugade
A preliminary police investigation revealed a 59-year-old man likely shot a 43-year-old woman “numerous” times June 24 before shooting himself in the parking lot of an Orland Park restaurant.
Bill Jones
Wesley Peak

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.

Bill Jones
Yianni Livieratos will be a sophomore at Sandburg High School in the fall. He made the varsity team as a freshman, competing first in singles and later in doubles.
Tim Carroll
Keith I. Pekau is to be the Village of Orland Park’s next mayor. After campaigns that got heated in the closing weeks, it all came down to Election Day. When the numbers were tallied Tuesday, April 4, Pekau, the Republican challenger, earned 6,929 votes (54.35 percent), while incumbent Mayor Daniel J. McLaughlin counted 5,820 (45.65 percent) ...
Bill Jones
A 17-year-old boy mowing a lawn in the Silo Ridge subdivision was struck and killed by a car that veered off the road around 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, according to a press release issued the same day by the Orland Park Police Department.
F. Amanda Tugade
The preliminary results of an Orland Park police investigation into a body found in a pond at 157th Street and 76th Avenue suggest the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Bill Jones
Four men from Detroit reportedly were arrested after what police are describing as a “smash and grab type of theft” attempt the morning of Thursday, Sept. 8, at an Orland Park jewelry store in the 15100 block of LaGrange Road.
Bill Jones
Orland Park native Ashley Jurjovec lived every day of her life to the fullest, according to the people who knew her best. Today, her memory lives on through her family and friends as they work to raise funds and awareness for the rare heart condition that led to Ashley’s death at the age of 31, on May 10, 2016.
Bill Jones

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.

Brittany Kapa