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When Orland Park’s Mike Minervini missed the Brother Rice basketball victory over Harlan Academy on Nov. 24 in the title game of the Joliet West Thanksgiving Tournament, it was a rare occasion.
Bill Jones

Customers who first walk into Rubino’s Italian Imports might assume it to be a good place to buy items to make authentic Italian meals at home. Though they would be correct, there is more to the market than meets the eye.


Those who venture past the stocked aisles and toward the red, white and green walls of the deli will find a slew of homemade Italian dishes for sale. Reminiscent of a deli in New York’s Little Italy, staff members rush to prepare roast beef, meatballs, eggplant Parmesan and other items from scratch.

Amanda Jarzynski
A 35-year-old Orland Park woman reportedly was killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run in Bolingbrook. Tricia S. Hoyt was pronounced deceased at 12:05 p.m. Nov. 5, according to a press release issued the next day by the Will County Coroner’s Office.
Bill Jones
Orland Park police have charged a man and woman involved this past weekend in a retail theft that turned into the armed robbery of a sporting goods store, while a man wanted for the armed robbery end of things reportedly is still on the loose, according to a press release issued May 2 by the Orland Park Police Department.
Bill Jones

A 62-year-old woman who was reported missing the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 11, has been found safe in Orland Park and reunited with her family, according to Lt. Tony Farrell of the Orland Park Police Department.

Dorothy A. Lavery, 62, of Orland Park, was found in the late morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 11, and no foul play was suspected, Farrell said.

Danielle Tabor
An Orland Park man died July 10 after his vehicle ended up in a ditch late in the evening of July 9 on the north side of LaPorte Road in Mokena, according to a press release from the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Michael B. Anderson, 45, was transported to Silver Cross Hospital’s emergency room ...
Lauren Finkler

Two people received traumatic injuries the evening of May 3 after two vehicles collided head on, at high speeds, according to a press release issued May 4 by the Orland Fire Protection District.

The collision reportedly occurred around 8:15 p.m. in the 9200 block of 167th Street.

The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a report of the crash and found two cars that were involved in a “high-speed head-on wreck,” according to the press release.

Bill Jones
An Orland Park doctor is facing federal charges after he was among more than 600 individuals reportedly caught in a recent national health care fraud enforcement action.
Bill Jones
Plans to bring a Texas de Brazil to Orland Square in 2018 highlighted an early morning full of announcements and updates during the September monthly membership meeting for the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, which saw Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau as its guest speaker.
Bill Jones

Sandburg baseball standout Matthias Dietz has officially gone pro.

The San Francisco Giants selected the right-handed pitcher in the 29th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, as the 876th pick overall.

Dietz, a 19-year-old from Orland Park, is billed as throwing and batting righty, while standing 6-foot-5 and weighing in at 220 pounds. He just completed his freshman year at John A. Logan College, a community college in Carterville.

Bill Jones

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