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Over the past nine years, Jennifer Babec has organized more than 100 blood drives. Her latest, on March 27, was nothing new for her, but it was just as important as all the others before.
Bill Jones
Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Editor Bill Jones at (708) 326-9170 ext. 20 or bill@opprairie.com.
Bill Jones
Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit a photo for “Photo Op” by emailing it to bill@opprairie.com, or mailing it to 11516 W. 183rd St., Office Condo 3 Unit SW, Orland Park, IL, 60467.
Bill Jones
Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Editor Bill Jones at (708) 326-9170 ext. 20 or bill@opprairie.com.
Bill Jones
Located 25 miles (40 kilometer) southwest of Chicago, Orland Park is close to several interstate highways, with the Interstate 80 east-west coast connector as its southern border. The Metra commuter rail system links it to the Chicago Loop, and from there to O’Hare and Midway airports.
Brittany Kapa
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Rose Ann (Huizenga) Pels, 95, of Orland Park, died Oct. 24. She was a homemaker. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Schaafsma, Shrley (Rich) DeBoer, Carol (Rich) Schutt; grandsons, Ken (Julie) Schaafsma, Dan (Sue) Schaafsma and Richard J. (Sara) DeBoer ...
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This week’s Photo Op comes from Sharon McNicholas Peterson, of Orland Park, who submitted the accompanying image by mail of Hubert the Harris Bank Lion. “In 1981, Ray Peterson, of Orland Park, donned the huge Hubert costume to appear at a children’s Christmas party,” Peterson wrote. “He is pictured with his brother-in-law.”

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The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, inviting area families to add their veterans’ names to the Village’s granite walls bordering the Village’s Veterans Memorial, Ara Pace – Place of Peace. Veterans Day is to be observed at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 with a ceremony at the memorial, located in the Village Center, 14700 S. Ravinia Ave.
Bill Jones
Do you want to see your pet pictured as Orland Park’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s photo and a few sentences explaining why your pet is outstanding to Editor Bill Jones at bill@opprairie.com.
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