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An Orland School District 135 Board of Education member who was seeking re-election to a second term announced Thursday, Feb. 28, she had withdrawn her candidacy. Angie Sexton, who was first elected to the D135 School Board in 2015 and has been serving as its secretary, originally filed to run for re-election, but as of the evening of Feb. 28 the Cook County Clerk’s website listed her as withdrawn.
Bill Jones
A Tinley Park woman reportedly died the afternoon of Saturday, June 24, following a two-vehicle crash in Orland Park, but police said the death was not caused by the crash itself. Brittney Devoe, 27, of Tinley Park, was pronounced dead at 2:07 p.m. at the emergency room of Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox ...
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Orland Park’s 7 Day Spa has been closed, pending a hearing over alleged ordinance violations regarding two employees who were charged with prostitution.

Manling Feng, 58, of 330 W. Cermak Road in Chicago, and Lisha Zhou, 32, 454 W. 24th St. in Chicago, were each charged with one count of prostitution after they allegedly offered to perform sex acts on an undercover police officer for money at the business, 14406 John Humphrey Drive.

Bill Jones
The vacancy left at Orland Square by Carson’s departure less than two months ago has been filled prospectively. The redevelopment of Orland Square took center stage Oct. 15, as the Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve an intergovernmental agreement ...
Bill Jones
As in the past, The Orland Park Prairie newspaper is asking for your help in renewing its special class of mail that enables free delivery of an award-winning newspaper to your Orland Park home or business every single week.
Bill Jones

The death of a 39-year-old Orland Park woman whose body was found Aug. 15 in Orland Park has been ruled a suicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.


Cook County Forest Preserve District police were notified of the body around 7 a.m. Aug. 15, according to Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. A gunshot wound to the back of the head was determined as the cause of death, according to Medical Examiner’s Office spokeswoman Becky Schlikerman. The body was found in the 18000 block of 104th Avenue, Schlikerman said.


Danielle Tabor
A man who owned three accounting and financial services firms in Orland Park was sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for stealing $5.2 from several clients, including his elderly in-laws.
Bill Jones

An Orland Park teen was arrested this month after police reportedly executed a search warrant at his home and found credit cards reported stolen in an Orland Park residential burglary.

Erik L. Hammond Jr., 19, of 15226 Oxford Drive, was charged with a felony count of unlawful possession of a credit card of another after police reportedly found four stolen credit cards in his bedroom during a May 13 search, according to a press release issued May 18 by the Orland Park Police Department.

Bill Jones
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
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.
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