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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Orland Park Police Department Hosts National Drug Take Back Day October 22


The Orland Park Police Department joins law enforcement agencies across the country for the 12th annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 22. Residents are encouraged to drop off no longer needed prescription medications to the Orland Pa...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Village of Orland Park History Museum Celebrates Fire Prevention Month & Fire Service History

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While firefighting in the Orland Park area dates back to the mid-1800s, the earliest record of a fire department is 1894, two years after the Village of Orland Park was incorporated as a municipality in the State of Illinois.

According to the Orland Fi...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

Village History Museum Hosts Cemetery Walking Tour October 23

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The burial records of the Orland Memorial Park Cemetery are a walk through Orland Park history.

Names like Humphrey, Loebe, Myrick, Schussler, Voss, Yunker and more remember some of the village’s pioneers of years past.

On Sunday, October 23, the Vi...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Orland Park Eagle Scout Project Promotes Pedestrian Safety

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Carl Sandburg High School Junior Joe Boyce was working on his traffic safety merit badge when he chose to focus on pedestrian safety with his Eagle Scout Project.

“I wanted to do something that would help people all over Orland Park,” Boyce explained....Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Village of Orland Park Arts Commission Cultural Series Presents An Afternoon of Vocal Performances


The Village of Orland Park Arts Commission presents “An Afternoon of Opera, Musical Theater and Song” on Sunday, November 13 featuring the vocal talents of Jonathan Beyer and Elizabeth Reiter. The connect is 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Orland Park Cultura...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2016

Orland Park Village Board Approves $25 Million Capital Budget

ORLAND PARK, IL (October 3, 2016) – The Orland Park Board of Trustees held its budget meeting for capital items on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

During the three hour meeting, the board tentatively approved nearly $25 million in capital improvements. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Orland Park Presents "A Night to Remember" With Rocky Bleier

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Rocky Bleier was a national champion at Notre Dame, a 16th round 1968 draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers and was drafted to serve in Vietnam in December, 1968. Robert Patrick “Rocky” Bleier was born March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Bleier is t...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 27, 2016

Milestones Mark Village of Orland Park Aquatic Center 2016 Season

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With summer over in Orland Park, the village’s Centennial Park Aquatic Center ended a busy and safe 25th year Labor Day Weekend.

The 2016 season began May 28, bringing in more than 100,000 residents and non-residents to the facility before closing on ...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 15, 2016

Orland Park Police Department Thanks Local Businesses

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Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy recently presented appreciation awards to two local businesses, thanking them for their support of the Orland Park Police Department.

C.J. Wilson Mazda of Orland Park was honored for its continued support of the de...Read on...

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: May 17, 2016

Community Wide Survey Rates Quality of Life High in the Village of Orland Park


The Village of Orland Park launched its third National Citizens Survey earlier this year with questionnaires sent to a random sample of 1600 households throughout the village.

The 18-question comprehensive questionnaire asked about the quality of lif...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Orland Park Police Department's Active Shooter Video Receives National Award


“Plan, Prepare, Act” Used to Educate School Personnel for Active Shooter Scenarios

The Orland Park Police Department created its active shooter video to present potential scenarios and options for faculty and staff at area schools.

“We wanted a tool...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...