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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

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

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

Bobby Rush had no trouble hanging on to his seat as Representative in the 1st Congressional District.

Rush (D-Chicago) was re-elected to a 12th term Tuesday, Nov. 4, with unofficial results from the clerks’ offices in Chicago and Will and suburban Cook counties showing he garnered 152,118 votes (72.73 percent), while challenger Jimmy Lee Tillman (R-Chicago) received 57,038 (27.27 percent).

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
Dave Shalabi, who was appointed to the Orland School District 135 Board of Education in June 2015 to fill a vacancy, was ousted in his first attempt at an elected position by Orland Park voters on Election Day.
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
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

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