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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
A toddler reportedly died Aug. 27 after a display structure fell on her and led to a serious head injury while she was inside of the Akira store at Orland Square. Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy identified the girl as Alexa Martinez, a 2-year-old from Harvey, during a press conference held Aug. 28 at the station.
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 proposed plan to build a horse racetrack and casino at the site of the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center was put on hold Tuesday, Oct. 15, when the Village of Tinley Park was sent a letter indicating the State of Illinois will not sell the land to the Village “at this time.”
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
When the April 2021 election rolls around, prospective mayoral candidates for the Village of Orland Park will be campaigning for a part-time position. The Orland Park Village Board voted 6-0 March 4 to repeal an ordinance from 2016 that expanded the role of the mayor to become a full-time position with an intended focus on economic development.
Bill Jones
A Center School custodian has been arrested after police determined he allegedly abused a student last month at the Orland Park elementary school. David F. Kalas, 60, of 233 Blackthorn Road in Matteson, was charged with predatory criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony ...
Bill Jones

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