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A 64-year-old Tinley Park man allegedly stabbed a manager at an automotive center in Orland Park during a dispute over a delayed oil change. J. Luis Barrios, of 16549 Prairie Drive, was charged with aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, after he stabbed the 37-year-old man with a pocket knife Saturday, March 18, at Sears Auto Center, 2 Orland Square Drive, according to a press release issued the next day by the Orland Park Police Department.
Bill Jones
Anyone who has had to clean out the residence of a loved one lost knows the types of emotions stirred by combing through the reminders of memories past. That goes triple for Robert Estand, who has been spending his time cleaning out the house on West Avenue where his parents once lived, and he now resides.
Bill Jones
An investigation into a fencing ring for stolen merchandise reportedly led to the arrests of two men from Orland Park and two individuals. Jamel Zayyad, 33, of 12561 Anand Brook Drive, was charged with wire fraud, possession of stolen property and continuing financial crimes enterprise, according to a press release issued Friday, June 29, by the Office of Deputy Chief Patrick Collins with the Village of Wilmette. Ahmad Zayyad, 65, of the same address, was charged with possession of a firearm.
Bill Jones
On Aug. 23, Jonathan Cowan announced that after the better part of a decade in Orland Park his Wooden Paddle Pizza would be closing its storefront in favor of a move to a new dine-in concept in Lemont.
Bill Jones

Plans to construct a Mariano’s grocery store and a residential housing development at Orland Park Crossing are underway after special use permits, landscaping plans and resubdivision plans were approved by unanimous votes at the Orland Park Village Board’s regular meeting Monday, Aug. 4.

The Bradford Group is slated to construct a Mariano’s grocery store and parking lot at what is currently 14131, 14201 and 14203 LaGrange Road. The grocery store is designed to be 72,925 square feet, and an 8-foot fence is to separate Mariano’s from residential property east of the grocery store.

Erik Schmidt

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.

Bill Jones
A slate of trustee candidates known as People Over Politics and supported by Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau appears to have swept three open seats in the April 2 Consolidated General Election.
Bill Jones
An Orland Park family’s home is uninhabitable following a fire on the afternoon of Saturday, July 6.
Lauren Finkler
Police reportedly put an end to a meth lab operating out of an Orland Park basement and arrested the man alleged to have been running it. Nicholas J. Fountas, 26, of 14141 Trenton Ave. in Orland Park, was charged with aggravated unlawful participation in methamphetamine production ...
Bill Jones
A 55-year-old was arrested and charged with four felonies after he allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage juvenile inside the man’s Orland Park residence. Rodger W. Burke, 55, of 11267 Endicott Court ...
Bill Jones

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