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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

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
The annual Orland Days festival is returning for 2018 but with some tweaks to how it has been run in the past. Because of financial constraints, the Orland Park Lions Club, which stages the event, decided to shorten the festival by a day and remove the annual parade from this year’s lineup.
Bill Jones
In addition to local races for Village of Orland Park mayor and seats on the Orland School District 135 Board of Education, Orland Park voters were faced with two advisory/non-binding questions — designed to gauge public opinion — from the Village when they went to their polling places Tuesday, April 4. In both cases, the majority of Orland Park residents voted “No,” according to unofficial results from the Cook and Will County Clerks’ Offices.
Bill Jones
A new, 57.72-acre, mixed use planned development that could feature 104 senior-designated ranch homes, 190 townhomes, a six-story hotel, and commercial retail and restaurant space was recommended unanimously on March 18 by the Development Services, Planning and Engineering Committee to the Orland Park Village Board.
Bill Jones

District releases statements regarding alleged incidents

Just days after an former Orland School District 135 teacher was charged with abusing two former students she met during their time at Jerling Jr. High School, a 28-year-old Orland Park man was charged with abusing a minor in a separate incident.

Jeffrey Morowczynski, 28, of Orland Park, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony, according to a spokesperson for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Danielle Tabor
The South Suburban Emergency Response Team reportedly found a “felony amount” of cannabis, cocaine, scales and packaging materials upon executing a search warrant on an Orland Park residence.
Bill Jones
Saturday, Feb. 18, it was mission accomplished for Sandburg grappler Patrick Brucki. Brucki secured the state title that had eluded him in his prior trips to the individual state tournament with a 12-4 victory over Mason Kroening, of Waubonsie Valley, in the finals at 195 pounds of the Illinois High School Association Individual Wrestling Finals.
Brittany Kapa
A 43-year-old woman who had a knife pressed to her throat by a would-be robber was able to grab it and force the Park Forest teenager to walk away at an Orland Park drug store.
Bill Jones
RadioShack was down and out. But HobbyTown is hoping customers — everyone from a hobbyist building a model train to a repairman fixing a stranded ship on Lake Michigan — will take solace in new RadioShack express shops popping up nationwide.
Bill Jones