Orland Township food pantry receives donation from Lions Club

  Orland Township was recently given a substantial donation from the Orland Park Lions Club for the Food Pantry’s Grocery Distribution to assist residents experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the office of Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady. The Orland Park Lions Club donated $5,000 in gift cards to local grocery stores,…

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Orland Park sues Pritzker over slow reopening after shutdown

By Dermot Connolly The village of Orland Park has filed a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker, asking afederal judge to overturn the executive orders he has issued relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Filed June 17 by village attorneys from the law firm of Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, the motion seeks a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction…

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Secretary of State closes Orland Park Village Hall facility

The Illinois Secretary of State Express Facility, formerly located within Orland Park’s Village Hall, will not be reopening. Secretary of State facilities across the state had been closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced a reopening plan for facilities. The plan did not include the…

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Palos Heights camera captures ruse burglars in action

  By Bob Bong Palos Heights police are warning residents about two men dressed as a utility or municipal workers who attempted at least two ruse burglaries on Jan. 26. In one incident in the 1200 block of 69th Avenue, cameras installed by the homeowner captured a man wearing a tool belt and a neon…

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Another big year planned for Holidays in the Heights

By Anthony Caciopo Mother Nature played a trick with the calendar this year, fast-forwarding from summer almost directly into winter. But with the cold weather comes thoughts of the holiday season and Palos Heights has a big slate of activities in store, starting next week. Holidays in the Heights returns again for 2019, following a…

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Fundraiser honors memory of Palos Heights man who took his own life

Family establishes foundation to award scholarships and other donations to students in need By Anthony Caciopo The late Jim Mikulski was, by many accounts, a loving guy. “He was always smiling,” said Kathy Grady, a longtime family friend. “He had a heart of gold, loved his family so much. He really was a great man,”…

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Palos Heights Woman’s Club hosts garden walk

The original way to go green By Anthony Caciopo Regional News Editor Gardens have benefitted immensely from above-average precipitation this year, and on a recent Saturday the sun smiled on nature lovers who came to view all the local color. The “Palos in Bloom” Garden Walk, held June 29 by the Palos Heights Woman’s Club…

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Palos Park woman is breast cancer spokesperson

                          Kelly White Lori Smith has a positive outlook on life. She loves her family and the Palos Park community. The only real battle Smith’s family had to face over the years was choosing between her Chicago Cubs or her husband’s Chicago White…

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Fusion59 business incubator gains traction in Palos Heights

Will host Shark Tank-like pitch session for local businesses April 17                   By Anthony Caciopo Regional News Editor In a world full of dizzying statistics, the number 2,500 was one to remember during a recent presentation at Trinity Christian College. And that number has a potentially big…

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Brent Lewandowski wins Ward 3 alderman’s seat

                            First new Council member since 2013 By Anthony Caciopo Regional News Editor The Palos Heights City Council will have its first new alderman since 2013 following the election Tuesday night of Brent Lewandowski in Ward 3. Lewandowski beat opponent Patty Schwartz…

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