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Police are searching for a man who allegedly took a woman’s car at gunpoint in the parking lot of an Orland Park restaurant and fled the scene, and then struck a construction worker and a police officer while taking another vehicle in Oak Forest.
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
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.
Bill Jones

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.

Bill Jones
A 74-year-old Orland Park man allegedly responsible for a vehicle that left the roadway June 17, striking and killing 17-year-old David Dolitsky outside his family’s Orland Park home, was charged Dec. 1 with three traffic offenses by the Orland Park Police Department.
Bill Jones
The Orland Park Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects from an armed robbery that reportedly took place this past weekend. Orland Park police were dispatched at 3:16 p.m. July 8 to the parking lot near Macy’s at Orland Square for a report of an armed robbery, according to a press release issued July 10 by the department.
Bill Jones

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.

Danielle Tabor
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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.

Bill Jones