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Posted on: June 21, 2016

City Lights Orchestra Headlines Village's Independence Weekend Festivities

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The Village of Orland Park continues its Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, July 3 with its annual City Lights Orchestra concert at Centennial Park West. Rich Daniels and The City Lights Orchestra make their annual appearance at the village’s 12-acre...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Pedal Boats & Kayaks Return to Village's Lake Sedgwick


The Village of Orland Park Centennial Park Aquatic Center debuted with one pool during the village’s 100th year, 1992. Then called Centennial Pool, the facility has grown to include a second pool along with a lazy river, body flume slides, drop slides, tu...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Outdoor Water Use Limited to Odd/Even Address System

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The Village of Orland Park’s Water Conservation Program is in effect year-round. From May 15 through September 15, outdoor water may be used from 7 to 11, both a.m. and p.m, according to the odd/even address system.

All outdoor water usage—lawn sprink...Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2016

Village Officials Discuss Mosquito Control With Abatement Administrators


Orland Park village officials recently met with administrators from the South Cook County Mosquito Abatement District to learn more about the agency’s mosquito control efforts in the village and how residents can help minimize mosquito populations.

“Th...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

Orland Park's Grand Slam White Sox Event Open to Everyone

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The Village of Orland Park’s Grand Slam Event with the Chicago White Sox has become an annual favorite for baseball fans from throughout the region. The Wednesday, July 6th 7:10 p.m. home game against the New York Yankees is this year’s event for Orland P...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 27, 2016

Village of Orland Park Farmers' Market Begins Season 15 June 3


An Orland Park summer favorite, the village’s Farmers’ Market is a Friday morning destination. This year brings the village’s fifteenth season of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and potted plants, bakery items, fudge, jams, jellies, gourmet foods, sp...Read on...

Posted on: May 26, 2016

Orland Park Police Department Offers Teen Citizens' Police Academy

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The Orland Park Police Department will again offer its Teen Citizens’ Police Academy giving young adults an inside view of law enforcement. The department will offer a free two-day worksite-based program for village residents between the ages of 15 and 1...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 19, 2016

Village's Bond Ratings Remain High & Refunding Bonds Saves $803,000

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The Village of Orland Park continues to pursue opportunities to refund its outstanding general obligation debt. Taking advantage of these refunding opportunities ensures that the village is paying the lowest interest rates available in the municipal bond ...Read on...

Posted on: March 22, 2016

Orland Park Virtual Town Hall Now Available Online

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The Village of Orland Park is offering residents a new way to join conversations on issues affecting the community. Residents can now click on the link, ‘Virtual Town Hall,’ in the far left column on the village’s main web page and be directed to the onli...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...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Village & Palos Community Hospital Reach Tentative Understanding to Preserve Fitness Center

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The Village of Orland Park and St. George Corporation, parent of Palos Community Hospital, have drafted a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would preserve the Palos Health & Fitness Center at 15430 West Ave in Orland Park.

Mayor Dan McLaughlin and...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2016

Andrew & Sandburg Bass Fishing Teams Create Fish Habitats for Village's Lake Sedgwick

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While most of their peers were at home, enjoying a day off from school, nearly 20 members of the Victor J. Andrew and Carl Sandburg High Schools Bass Fishing Teams spent a chilly Friday morning creating fish habitats at the Village of Orland Park’s Lake S...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Village Offers Free Rain Barrels with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

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The Village of Orland Park has joined with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to provide free rain barrels for residents.

The Rain Barrel Program is open to all Village of Orland Park homeowners and offers a valuable ...Read on...