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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Orland Park Braces for Severe Temperatures and More Snow

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The Village of Orland Park is prepared for the winter weather coming to the Chicago area. Extreme temperatures and more snow are expected this weekend and into next week. “Our Public Works Department is ready to go once the snow comes and the p...

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Posted on: December 9, 2016

Eligible Village Residents Must Apply for Property Tax Rebate By December 16


There are an estimated 20,000 Village of Orland Park residents who are eligible for the village’s property tax rebate. Just more than half of those --- 12,000 --- have applied for the rebate as of December 7. The last day to apply is Friday, Dec...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Orland Park Mayor Co-Hosts Property Tax Appeal Seminar

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Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will co-host a free property tax assessment appeal seminar on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. The 6:30 p.m. sem...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2016

Orland Park Village Board Approves Balanced Budget


The Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees approved the annual budget for 2017 at its December 5 meeting.

“Once again, the village has approved a balanced budget,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin.  “Reflected in this bu...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Eligible Village Residents Must Apply for Property Tax Refund Before December 16th


Eligible Village of Orland Park residents may apply for the village’s residential property tax refund beginning October 31, 2016.  For 2016, the Village Board has approved a property tax refund in the amount ...Read on... PROPERTY TAX REBATE ONLINE APPLICATION

Posted on: November 23, 2016

Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe Presents "The Christmas Bus"


Orland Park’s award-winning Theatre Troupe celebrates the holiday season with their rendition of Robert Inman’s play, “The Christmas Bus.” Performances are Friday, December 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and S...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2016

Mayor McLaughlin Seeks Nominations for Kind Village Residents and Businesses

Volunteer-of-the-year1.jpg Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin is looking for Orland Park students, adults and businesses that demonstrate and share kindness. Everyone is invited to nominate an individual or business for the "Orland Park is Kind Awards" that will be presen...Read on...
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Orland Park Community Groups Invited to Decorate Centennial Park Trees


Show your holiday spirit and creativity at the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department’s third annual Community Tree Trim on Sunday, Dec. 11.  The village invites local scouts, youth, school or other community groups to adopt a tr...Read on...

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Lowe's Orland Park Store Employees Make Aesthetic Improvements at Village's Vets Center

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The Village of Orland Park Veterans Center --- the George Brown Commons --- at 15045 West Avenue, recently received a refreshing face lift because of the generosity of the employees from the Orland Park Lowe’s Store #1828.  “...Read on...

Posted on: December 1, 2016

Orland Park Theatre Troupe Holds Auditions for "Beauty and the Beast"

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The Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe will hold auditions for a Disney favorite, "Beauty and the Beast," on Sunday, Dec. 18 and Monday, Dec. 19 at the Cultural Center, 14760 Park Lane.

On December 18, children ages 6-15 may audition from noon to 5 p.m...Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Mayor Begins Social Media Campaign to Recognize Kindness in the Community

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Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin has launched a social media campaign to publicly recognize those who practice acts of kindness.  

Using the hashtag #OPKind on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, everyone is encouraged to seek ways to s...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

ORLAND PARK POLICE: Buckle Up & Drive Sober This Holiday Season


The Orland Park Police Department is joining its counterparts across the country reminding motorists to travel safely this holiday season.

“We are issuing a holiday reminder to everyone --- drive sober and buckle up,” said Police Chie...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Village of Orland Park Hosts Delegates from China


On November 14 & 15, the Village of Orland Park welcomed nine delegates from Shenzhen, China, to meet with village employees and gain a better understanding of the inner workings of local government.  The two-day training explored Orland Park...Read on...

Posted on: November 9, 2016

Village Honors Darvin Furniture --- Illinois Retailer of the Year


Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin honored a longtime family owned Orland Park business at the November 7 Village Board Meeting. Darvin Furniture, 15400 South LaGrange Road, was recently named Illinois Retailer of the Year by the Illinois Retail Merchants A...Read on...

Posted on: September 27, 2016

Orland Park Public Works Completes Village Wide Stump Removal Process

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The Village of Orland Park Public Works Department recently completed its village wide stump removal process, part of its Ash Tree Removal/Replacement Program.

Approximately 7,000 parkway trees have been removed in Orland Park because of the emerald a...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

Mayor McLaughlin Tours UCMC Orland Park's Advanced Care Center


The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground on its 108,000-square-foot, four-story ambulatory health care facility in Orland Park in September.

Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin recently joined village staff for a tour of the facility that is slated...Read on...

UCMC Groundbreaking Story/Sept 2015
Posted on: September 20, 2016

Village Officials and Staff Tour Public Parking Facility Under Construction

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Orland Park village officials and staff recently visited the Downtown Main Street Parking Structure currently under construction at the northwest corner of 143rd Street and Ravinia Avenue.

The multi-level facility will bring more than 500 parking spac...Read on...

Walsh Construction Website
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Village of Orland Park Debuts New Wayfinding Icon/Village Logo


Orland Park has a new image and the community played an active role in its creation.

“Creating a new logo for the village has been a community effort,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “We had a steering committee of officials and staff that invited everyon...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Village's History Museum Seeks Wedding Dresses & Accessories for 2017 Exhibit

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The Village of Orland Park History Museum is asking residents and history lovers to “say yes” to loaning the dress.

In preparation for a special 2017 wedding exhibit planned from February 2 to March 12, the museum is seeking wedding dresses from the f...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Orland Park Substance Awareness Forum Unveils New Website

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ORLAND PARK, IL (July 25, 2016) —Individuals and families of those dealing with substance abuse have a new resource. At a recent Orland Park Substance Awareness Forum (OPSAF) meeting at the Orland Park Police Station, Mayor Dan McLaughlin previewed the g...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Village of Orland Park: Maintaining A Safe, Clean Water Supply Is Highest Priority

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Media reports of lead in drinking water in parts of the country have prompted the Village of Orland Park to assure its water customers that maintaining a safe and clean water supply is one of the village's highest priorities.

“We want people to know t...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Village of Orland Park Launches Passport Mobile Parking App

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The Village of Orland Park has launched a new mobile parking payment system at its three Metra commuter parking lots. Commuters can now pay for parking using Passport, the village’s new mobile payment provider.

Like the village’s previous mobile payme...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Village Joins Illinois Communities to Help First Time Home Buyers


The Village of Orland Park is joining a number of Illinois communities and transferring its volume cap authority to the City of Aurora in order to provide potential funding for the Assist 2016 First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program.

Thi...Read on...