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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
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

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
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

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

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 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