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Taylor Gestes is a survivor.

For the past nine years, she has been strengthening her mind, body and soul after a horrific accident nearly ended her life.

Now, the 18-year-old Sandburg High School senior has big plans to show everyone who has supported her and her family over the years how perseverance and a positive outlook have outshined her darkest day.

Bill Jones

What does jellyfish taste like? Any guesses? “It has no taste,” said Edith Chen, owner of the new H-Tide Asian grocery store in Orland Park.

Jellyfish is apparently very crispy when cooked. It is also a staple appetizer in banquets for Chinese weddings. It is also available at H-Tide — near the corner of 179th Street and Wolf Road, officially 17849 Wolf Road in Orland Park — in case one was interested in a new protein.

Bill Jones

Orland Park police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who reportedly brandished a handgun in an attempted robbery outside Orland Square Mall.

Police received a 911 call at 11:02 a.m. Nov. 27 regarding a 72-year-old woman who said a man tried to rob her outside the mall, according to a press release issued Dec. 3 by the Orland Park Police Department.

Bill Jones
Photographers capture trustee candidates before, after results
Bill Jones
Miguel I. Ochoa, 31, of 15316 Treetop Drive in Orland Park, was charged with one count of public indecency, a Class A misdemeanor, after he touched himself under his clothing while at the Franklin Loebe Recreation Center, 14650 Ravinia Ave., according to a press release issued Feb. 8 by the Orland Park Police Department.
Bill Jones
A 55-year-old woman whose last known address was in Orland Park reportedly died at the scene Thursday, Dec. 29, following a head-on vehicular collision in Palos Park. Palos Park police were advised around 9:04 p.m. of multiple 911 calls regarding a head-on collision on 123rd Street, between Wolf Road and Will-Cook Road, according to a statement posted Friday, Dec. 30, on the “Palos Park PD” Facebook page.
Bill Jones

A 40-year-old man with a history of attacking his ex-fiancée was found dead at the scene in the early morning of Feb. 17 after police say he removed a monitoring device, invaded the ex’s Orland Park home and attacked her with a hammer.

Danielle Tabor
What started as a disappointing night for Sandburg senior Grace Wierus turned into a semester-long phenomenon for Wierus and her classmates in Kathy Krueger’s college algebra class at Sandburg High School.
Bill Jones
A juvenile offender who intentionally set fire to a display wall inside Old Navy on Orland Park Place is in custody, according to a press release issued March 30 by the Orland Park Police Department.
Bill Jones

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