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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.
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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.

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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.”
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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.
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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 ...
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Christmas came early for Kathy Waller and her family on Dec. 24 at Jack Gibbons Gardens in Oak Forest, as meaningful interactions with other guests and the staff led to the restaurant picking up their tab.
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U.S. Rep Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) was re-elected Tuesday, Nov. 4, by a wide margin over Sharon M. Brannigan (R-Palos Heights) to retain his District 3 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Lipinski thanked the voters of District 3 for their “overwhelming support” and to everyone who made the victory possible in order for him to have another two years in congress.

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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.
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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.
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A school bus driver for American School Bus Company, employed by Orland School District 135, allegedly sexually abused three male students and inappropriately touched two others, all between the ages of 7 and 11, over the past few months.
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