A cook prepares food at a past Taste of Orland Park. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

A cook prepares food at a past Taste of Orland Park. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Taste of Orland Park kicks off on Friday

From staff reports The Village of Orland Park's annual Taste of Orland Park returns to Orland Park Village Center from Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7. Now in its 19th year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases Orland Park eateries, community organizations and several bands throughout the weekend. Special events within the fest include…

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Sandburg pair allegedly assault classmate at home

Orland Park police arrested Erin M. Eischen, 18, of Orland Park, at 5:17 p.m. and charged her with battery, aggravated assault and criminal trespass to a residence, police said. Mohammed R. Farhoud, 17, of Orland Park, was also arrested and charged with assault and criminal trespass to a residence, police said. Both students at Sandburg……

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Palos Park home burglarized

A residence was burglarized between 12 and 12:45 p.m. Sept. 2 in the 10000 block of 125th Street in Palos Park. There were pry marks on the front door, and the back doors were opened, according to the police report. The residents said a gray metal lock box containing coins was stolen as well as……

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Worth woman charged in Hickory carjacking

by William Jones From The Reporter A Worth woman is accused of using a blade to take a car from a woman outside a Hickory Hills drugstore. Kelly Skarnulis, 33, is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking after she allegedly took the woman’s vehicle from her outside Walgreens, 95th Street and Roberts Road, at 5:05 p.m.……

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Women accused of car burglaries

by William Jones From The Reporter Two Chicago women have been charged with six felony counts each of burglary to a motor vehicle after they allegedly took stereos, purses, global positioning systems and other goods from several vehicles in Oak Lawn earlier this month. Shantelle Wise, 22, and Shatar Hart, 20, were arrested the morning……

Forest preserve cops torch illicit crop

By Jason Maholy from The Reporter An estimated 3,000 pounds of pot were burned last week in Pioneer Woods near Palos Hills, and that was just what police set ablaze during what has become an annual tradition here in the southwest suburbs – the annual torching of cannabis plants found growing in the Cook County……

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Four arrested at Lake Katherine

Palos Heights police arrested four individuals who were drinking beer in the Lake Katherine Nature Preserve, west of the Harlem Avenue Bridge and south of the Calumet Sag Channel at 9:14 p.m. Aug. 15, police said. Further investigation found the four individuals had a small amount of cannabis and drug paraphernalia in their possession, according……

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Retail theft arrest leads to pot charge

Orland Park police arrested Renee M. Zagajowski, 19, of Tinley Park, at 5:48 p.m. Aug. 12 and charged her with retail theft, police said. Zagajowski allegedly removed sunglasses, bracelets, jeans and dresses valued at $308 from a department store in the Orland Square Mall without rendering payment, police said. While transferring Zagajowski to the Orland……

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Palos Park to introduce speed cameras

by Kevin Olsen staff reporter Red light violations will be soon be caught on camera in Palos Park. At the Palos Park Village Council meeting on Monday, the council passed Commissioner Dan Polk’s motion to approve agreement between RedSpeed Illinois LLC and the village for a traffic law enforcement system after a presentation of the……

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Man charged with criminal trespass to neighbor’s vehicle

Orland Park police arrested Michael J. Galvin, 46, of Orland Park, at 4:51 a.m. Aug. 4 and charged him with criminal trespass to a vehicle, police said. Galvin allegedly entered a vehicle that belonged to a neighbor in the same apartment complex in which he lives in the 7400 block of Sycamore Court, police said.……

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Pizza deliveryman reportedly robbed

Orland Park police are looking for two men suspected in the armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman July 25, police said. Police were called to the 9200 block of Bedford Lane at 10:56 p.m. after a pizza delivery man reported that an African American male in his late teens allegedly stuck a pistol into a……

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Martin Hopkins, a 2009 St. Rita graduate, will lead the school's football program beginning next season. Supplied photo

Area sports roundup: No drama here, St. Rita grad Hopkins named Mustangs football coach

By Jeff Vorva Staff writer There will be no drama waiting to see who the will coach St. Rita’s football team in 2023. Even though there are four weeks to go in the 2022 regular season, the school last week named Martin Hopkins the successor to Todd Kuska. Kuska, in his 25th season as the……

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Football: Evergreen Park edges Reavis in SSC Red

By Steve Millar Correspondent The back-and-forth battle waged against Reavis in Week 5 was the kind of game for which Evergreen Park prepares. It provided the Mustangs a chance to test how they would respond in an intense situation. They passed the test. “Resilience was the key,” Evergreen Park coach Jerry Verde said after the……

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Football: York hands Lyons first loss of season

By Steve Metsch Correspondent Lyons’ bid for a fifth win and to essentially clinch a playoff spot was put on hold by York and junior running back Jake Melion. Melion, thrust into the RB1 role because of an injury to starter Kelly Watson, ran for three touchdowns in a 27-14 win for the Dukes. Lions……

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Palos 118’s West Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Palos West Elementary School in Palos Consolidated School District 118 has been named a National Blue Ribbon School award winner by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made the announcement on September 16. “This is a moment of extreme pride for us here in District 118,” said Supt. Dr. Anthony……

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Palos Park Woman’s Club turns 120

The Palos Park Woman’s Club officially turned 120 years old on August 21, 2022. A celebration was held on that day at the Palos Park Rec Center with approximately 100 people in attendance including members, local dignitaries, family and friends. The Village of Palos Park recently proclaimed August 21 through September 17 as Palos Park……

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Northwestern College holds summer pinning ceremony

Northwestern College’s Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing held a Pinning Ceremony for its Summer Quarter Nursing graduates on September 8. The ceremony was conducted at the Oak Lawn Public Library’s lower-level conference room, a new location following the college’s recent move from Bridgeview to Oak Lawn. The traditional ceremony marks the formal induction of……

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Join the Polish American Cultural Club Meetings of the Polish American Cultural Club are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 1941, 900 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Dues are $20 per year for individual membership and $35 for a family membership. The mission of our……

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9th annual Halloween run at Moraine Valley

Grab a costume, dress up the kids and head to the ninth annual Halloween 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Participants can walk or run the officially timed 5K (3.1 mile) path throughout campus. The Kid’s Dash will start……

Stagg football players get ready to take on Lincoln-Way West on Friday night. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pigskin Wrap: Lincoln-Way West blanks Stagg as Chargers go 0-for-Lincoln-Way

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Stagg had just been beaten 36-0 by Lincoln-Way West in a SouthWest Suburban Red matchup in Palos Hills. It was the third consecutive game against a Lincoln-Way team. It was the third consecutive loss. And in this unholy trinity of games, the Chargers were outscored 126-3. Coach Colt Nero is……

Anthony Morales, 7, of Worth, shows off his pumpkin at last year's Worth Fall Fest at Gale Moore Park, 109th and Nordica, Worth. (File photo)

Activities for autumn are offered in Worth

By Joe Boyle Worth officials welcomed autumn by reminding residents that a variety of activities will be taking place in the village beginning this week. Village Clerk Bonnie Price said that Tag Days sponsored by the Knights of Columbus from Our Lady of the Ridge Parish in Chicago Ridge will take place on Friday, Sept.……

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