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A residential fire in Orland Park reportedly left the homeowner in critical condition, as two other members of his family also were treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
Bill Jones
Police who were looking for two alleged carjackers in Orland Park the morning of Monday, Dec. 17 — and said one may be armed — announced around 9:15 a.m. that the area was thought to be clear. Orland Park police officers were in the area of 153rd Street and Hilltop Drive ...
Bill Jones

Ethan Snoreck, a Sandburg High School junior, was chosen as The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student because he is a budding musician known as Wheathin.

What is one essential you must have when studying and why?

One essential I must have when studying is music, because it helps me focus and recall information later.

What do you like to do when not in school or studying?

When I’m not in school or studying, I enjoy playing hockey or producing music.

Amanda Jarzynski
A teenager and her companion were arrested Oct. 11 after she allegedly tried to sell 110 hits of LSD and 1 gram of ecstasy to an undercover police officer. Cynthia Parker, 19, of 4840 W. Engle Road 2SE in Alsip, and Brent Tyssen, 23, of 14400 Kostner Ave. in Mildlothian ...
Bill Jones
A 43-year-old man has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside his Orland Park home. Gregory E. Perkins, of 13723 Legend Trail Lane in Orland Park, was charged with two counts of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony, following an investigation into a Jan. 29 incident inside his home, according to a press release issued Feb. 1 by the Orland Park Police Department.
Bill Jones
As if there wasn’t already enough variety on the menu at Joey’s Red Hots in Orland Park, a new expansion is set to bring even more fare to the community. Just across the parking lot from Joey’s Red Hots at 17400 Wolf Road in Orland Park, a new structure bearing the Joey’s name is getting set to open some time in the next several weeks, according to Nick Iozzo, who owns the business along with Anthony Nardo.
Bill Jones

A 22-year-old Orland Park woman died after she reportedly was involved in a head-on motor vehicle collision.

Lidija Krajewski, of the 16600 block of Paw Paw Avenue, was pronounced dead at 6:04 a.m. Oct. 6, according to a spokesperson from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

She was involved in a head-on motor vehicle collision on Route 83 near Archer Avenue, according to the spokesperson.

Bill Jones

The Sandburg-blue bracelet on Michael Schofield’s thick wrist clashed badly with the dark, ranger green workout tank he was wearing at the 2014 NFL Combine, but he didn’t seem to care.

Schofield wasn’t trying to make a fashion statement; he was sending a message:.

Cancer — much like those poor Big Ten defensive linemen that Schofield smashed while playing offensive tackle for the University of Michigan — doesn’t stand much of a chance.

Erik Schmidt
A convicted felon found to be living inside of a closed storefront in Orland Park was allegedly in possession of two loaded handguns, more than 100 rounds of ammunition, a bobcat and more when police searched the space Feb. 28.
Bill Jones

The Taste of Orland Park is to return July 31-Aug. 2 at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave.

In its twelfth year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases Orland Park eateries, community organizations and event sponsors, and offers a number of activities, including Kids’ Day, a car show and live entertainment on two stages.

Bill Jones