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Orland Park Vilage Clerk John Mehalek, talking to workers behind a solar panel to be installed at Challengers Field in Tinley Park, is looking forward to seeing two special needs baseball/softball diamonds in the area. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Jeff Vorva, Sports Editor
12:40 am CDT April 18, 2019

On a foggy Saturday morning a few weeks ago, Orland Park Village Clerk John Mehalek woke up early and headed to Challengers Field in Tinley Park.

It was the first time he had been at the facility.

Not only was he looking at the recent past — Challengers Field is five years old now — he also hoped he was looking into the future, as well.