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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Orland Park History Museum Hosts OPPD Crisis Intervention Team

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The Orland Park History Museum will sponsor a program explaining the work of the Orland Park Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at 14415 S. Beacon Ave. The program is part of the museum’s Community Awareness s...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 22, 2016

Village of Orland Park to Host “The Great Pumpkin Party”


A Day of Fall Family-Friendly Fun Returns to Centennial Park

ORLAND PARK, IL – The Village of Orland Park is gearing up for the fall season. On Saturday, October 1, its Recreation Department will host “The Great Pumpkin Party” at the Centennial Park Wa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Village to Hold Third Telephone Town Hall Meeting October 4th

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Orland Park residents are invited to join a conversation on property taxes without leaving home, as the village holds its third telephone town hall meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 7 p.m.

“The goal of having a live, telephone town hall meeting is to a...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Orland Park Police to Host Adult Citizens' Police Academy


The Orland Park Police Department will again host its Citizens’ Police Academy, offering an inside perspective into law enforcement in the Village of Orland Park.

“This is a great way to learn about all that the Orland Park Police Department does withi...Read on...

Citizens' Police Academy Registration Form
Posted on: September 21, 2016

Village of Orland Park Sportsplex Offers Free Senior Events for Senior Week

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Healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and medical screenings are just some of the activities that will be offered during Sportsplex Senior Week, hosted by the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department.

Seniors need not be Sportsplex members or villa...Read on...

Posted on: September 7, 2016

Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe Holds Auditions for “The Christmas Bus” Holiday Show

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ORLAND PARK, IL – Actors ages eight and older are invited to audition on October 3 and 4 for the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department’s Theatre Troupe’s winter show, “The Christmas Bus.”

The award-winning Theatre Troupe holds auditions from 7 t...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Village & Presbyterian Church Co-Sponsor 38th Annual Spelling Bee

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An Orland Park tradition returns on Sunday, October 16, 2016 when the Village of Orland Park and the Presbyterian Church of Orland Park co-host the 38th annual Orland Park Open Spelling Bee.

“This is a wonderful event for all ages. We’ve had families b...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2016

New Season of Comedy for Orland Park’s No Limit Laughs Improv Troupe


ORLAND PARK, IL – Get ready for a season of laughs as the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department’s improv group, No Limit Laughs, kicks off its 2016 season on Friday, September 30.
The two-hour, 18 and older show starts at 8 p.m. at the Exhibit Ha...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 9, 2016

Add Vets' Names to Orland Park's Memorial By October 12th for Veterans' Day

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The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, inviting area families to add their veterans’ names to the village’s granite walls bordering the village’s Veterans Memorial, Ara Pace – Place of Peace.

“Orland Park’s cer...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 13, 2016

Village Arts Commission Hosts Inaugural Poetry Slam


Bring your best imagery and rhymes to the Village of Orland Park Arts Commission’s first-ever Poetry Slam on Saturday, October 15.

Open to poets both young and old, the Poetry Slam runs from 6- 9 p.m. in the exhibit hall of the village’s Cultural Cente...Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2016

Village of Orland Park Arts Commission Cultural Series Continues With Oct 15 Poetry Slam


Variety fills the autumn repertoire of the Village of Orland Park Arts Commission.

The commission presented the Cadenza Piano Quartet on Sunday, September 18.

“We are very pleased and excited with all that the arts commission has offered and contin...Read on...

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: August 17, 2016

Village's Centennial Park Aquatic Center Earns Two Five-Star Safety Ratings

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The Village of Orland Park’s Centennial Park Aquatic Center earned two more 5-star safety ratings for the 2016 season. The staff at CPAC received the highest rating possible during a risk management audit on July 25 and once again on August 13. The facili...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: July 28, 2016

Centennial Park Aquatic Center Named as Chicago Magazine's "Best of Chicago"


Orland Park, IL (July 27, 2016) -Chicago Magazine recently confirmed what those from the area have known for years--- the Village of Orland Park’s Centennial Park Aquatic Center is the best waterpark in the Chicagoland area.

The August 2016 issue, now ...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...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Orland Park Police Fifth in Nation to Receive FAA Approval to Operate Drone in Class G Airspace

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The Orland Park Police Department is the fifth police department in the United States to receive a Blanket Area Public Safety Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration for its drone. Orland Park was also the first municipal pol...Read on...