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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
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
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
A report released by a Minnesota-based attorney who advocates for sexual abuse victims names 395 alleged abusers and others with accusations of misconduct who have served, past and present, in the Catholic Church in Illinois.
Bill Jones

State Sen. Michael Hastings hopes the youth suicide prevention and awareness legislation he is sponsoring will help Orland Park residents Susan and Mike Blaha cope with their daughter AnnMarie’s suicide in June 2013.

When Hastings learned what happened to the 11-year-old, he could not fathom why such a young person would commit suicide, he said. The senator has known the Blaha family since he was in fifth or sixth grade, and they were neighbors in Orland Hills.

Bill Jones

I have heard and read people saying that our current Board is only focused on their personal agendas to help promote and advance their professional careers. I need someone to tell me of any Village Trustee in the history of Orland Park that advanced their career as the result of holding that position. A couple have taken a run at State level positions, but none have advanced nor performed their duties as a Trustee to advance their chances.

That being said, there are a few facts that Orland Park residents need to know.

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