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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

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
An Orland Park man who allegedly possessed more than 6,000 images of child pornography was arrested this week, following an investigation into a computer and camera inside his residence. Adam W. Buerger, 26, of 8941 Doral Lane in Orland Park, was charged with four counts of possession of child pornography ...
Bill Jones
After several chain restaurants closed their doors in Orland Park, Frank Gatto saw a void in the community. The co-owner of Gatto’s at 8801 W. 143rd St., noticed a lack of lunchtime options and decided to expand his schedule to ensure residents have a place to go for a sit-down meal.
Bill Jones
Shorewood Home & Auto has come a long way from when it first opened as a hardware store in 1974. From the original Shorewood location, the business opened a second spot in Crete in 2008 before acquiring Circle Tractor this past January in Homer Glen, which was a John Deere dealer.
Bill Jones
The continuing saga of the anonymous robocalls that have beset Orland Park further devolved into distastefulness, leading Betty Pekau — a junior high teacher and wife of Mayor Keith Pekau — to defend her reputation during a Jan. 20 meeting of the Orland Park Village Board.
Bill Jones
During a Public Safety Committee meeting held Feb. 4, trustees voted 3-0 to recommend the Village Board approve an amendment to the Village Code that would allow for the seizure and impoundment of vehicles if the driver is cited for going more than 26 mph over the speed limit.
Bill Jones
Raymond Homolka was found guilty this week of murdering his wife, Mary, in 2017 at their Orland Park residence. Judge Steven J. Rosenblum convicted Homolka on eight counts of murder at the conclusion of a trial at the Cook County Courthouse for the Fifth Municipal District in Bridgeview.
Bill Jones
Police confirmed a social media report of a shooting incident that took place Jan. 15 on eastbound Interstate 80 near Harlem Avenue. There were no reports of any injuries, according to Illinois State Police Trooper DeAnn Falat, who serves in District 5.
Bill Jones
The Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for law enforcement to investigate the distribution of Ku Klux Klan materials recently distributed in Orland Park.
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