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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Marks Summer's Start in Orland Park

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Memorial Day Weekend in Orland Park means the start of summer.

“We officially welcome summer to Orland Park with the arrival of Memorial Day Weekend,”
said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “The village’s aquatic center opens and we gather as a community to remem...Read on...

Centennial Park Aquatic Center Information
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 20, 2016

2016 US Log Rolling Open Holds June Tournament at Orland Park’s Lake Sedgwick

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Orland Park’s Lake Sedgwick, located within the village’s 192-acre Centennial Park, is one of the community’s prized locations for fishing, pedal boats and kayaks.

Fishing great Babe Winkelman was the guest of honor for 2000 debut of the 75-acre lake ...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: April 14, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend Welcomes Summer to Orland Park


The Village of Orland Park’s Memorial Day Ceremonies are poignant tributes to those who have died serving our country. Flags from each of the 50 states billow as they provide a colorful frame for the village’s towering memorial, Ara Pace – Place of Peace....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 25, 2016

Orland Park's Chief Tim McCarthy Named Illinois Police Chief of the Year


Orland Park Police Chief Timothy McCarthy has been named the first recipient of the Chief of the Year Award by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. The award, to be given for the first time this year, is for leadership in law enforcement, leaders...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 21, 2016

Orland Park Ranked Among 15 Safest Illinois Communities

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A national public records site has ranked Orland Park among the 15 safest Illinois communities. Backgroundchecks.org based the rankings on FBI violent crime statistics and research data. The company describes itself as an internet database for public reco...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...

Posted on: February 1, 2016

IRS Phone Scam Targeting Orland Park Residents


Orland Park Police Warn to Never Give Personal Information to Callers

The Orland Park Police Department has received numerous reports about an ongoing telephone scam in which someone calls claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

In many c...Read on...