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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.
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.
The past nine months have been trying times for Nader Judeh and his family.
After experiencing back pain in early August 2014, Judeh spent several weeks visiting doctors, before finally ending up in an emergency room, undergoing surgery and learning he had a spinal cord abscess. He had suffered significant nerve damage, resulting in paralysis from the chest down.