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Back in 2014, with their sons heading to college and new bills to pay, Shawna Howard and Darlene Mstowski came up with an idea to make some extra money. Roughly four-and-a-half years later, their party-assisting business, Maid To Party, has graduated from a concept to a full-fledged operation.
Bill Jones
A former assistant administrator for Orland Township was arrested this week after she allegedly embezzled more than $58,000 between September 2016 and March 2017 while working for the government body.
Bill Jones

No injuries were reported Tuesday, July 21, after a “heavy fire” was extinguished at Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club.

Orland Fire Protection District personnel responded to a call at 10 p.m. to a fire just outside the clubhouse, 10700 W. 153rd St. in Orland Park, according to a press release issued Wednesday, July 22, by the district.

Upon their arrival, a “heavy fire” was observed on the east side of the structure, extending upward two floors into the attic of the building, according to the release.

Danielle Tabor

A convicted felon from Orland Park was arrested again in the early morning of Thursday, Aug. 11, after Orland Park police and the South Suburban Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant on his home.

Anthony J. Grieco, 23, of 8231 Arrowhead Lane in Orland Park, was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class 3 felony, according to a press release issued the same day by the Orland Park Police Department.

Bill Jones
A former Orland Park and current Frankfort resident was arrested this week, after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a minor teenager. Philip W. Buroff, 25, was charged with two counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse/ages 13 to 18 and two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse after he was brought in Monday, May 7 ...
Bill Jones

An 31-year-old man who allegedly stole items out of lockers at an Orland Park fitness center was arrested this past week.

David A. Kost, of 15630 Park Station Blvd. in Orland Park, was charged with two felony counts of theft March 25 after he tried to take items from lockers at Palos Health and Fitness Center, 15430 West Ave., according to a press release issued March 28 by the Orland Park Police Department.

Bill Jones

Rachel R. Weaver, 25, of 9103 Franklin Court in Orland Park, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, after she allegedly tossed four bags containing heroin weighing a total of 1.5 grams into a driveway in the 14000 block of Terry Drive. A witness reported seeing her dropping bags into the driveway from a 2004 GMC Sierra, police said. The witness reportedly grabbed the bags and turned them over to police.

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Bill Jones

Heritage Enterprises and Michuda Construction began construction on a new assisted living facility in Orland Park.

The property, known as Evergreen Senior Living, is located at 10758 183rd St. in Orland Park, adjacent to Parkview Christian Church.

Evergreen Senior Living is to provide 76 assisted living apartments to seniors, with an additional 40 apartments designated for memory support to care for residents with early stage dementia.

Bill Jones

Orland Fire Protection District Chief Ken Brucki, who had been on paid leave since August, retired earlier this month.

Brucki talked to The Orland Park Prairie by phone Jan. 19 about the decision.

“I had taken off for some personal reasons,” Brucki said when asked about the leave. “I had a family member with a medical issue.”

Bill Jones

Dakota Hampton was hoping to have a good freshman season as a volleyball player at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

For the former Sandburg standout, it was better than that.

“I’d say it’s been better than I thought,” Hampton said. “Coming in, I didn’t know what to expect. But I’m excited [for the upcoming season], and I can’t believe it’s been a year already.”

Erik Schmidt

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