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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135 Board of Education member who was seeking re-election to a second term announced Thursday, Feb. 28, she had withdrawn her candidacy.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originally filed to run for re-election, but as of the evening of Feb. 28 the Cook County Clerk’s website listed her as withdrawn.
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A juvenile offender who intentionally set fire to a display wall inside Old Navy on Orland Park Place is in custody, according to a press release issued March 30 by the Orland Park Police Department.
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Orland Park saw two vehicles strike buildings in as many days, and in one of the crashes a driver was hospitalized with serious injuries. The first incident took place around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, when a vehicle went through a window and wall at the Dunkin at 15615 S. Harlem Ave., according to a press release issued the evening of Saturday, Feb. 8, by the Orland Fire Protection District. No one was injured in that crash, Orland Fire spokesperson Ray Hanania said.
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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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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 ...
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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.


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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.
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Deborah A. Caldwell, 73, of 11341 Longwood Circle in Orland Park, was charged Jan. 23 with driving under the influence of alcohol and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after she allegedly drove a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse into a tree and the front porch of a residence on Longwood Circle.
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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.
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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.

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