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Posted on: July 28, 2016

Orland Park Police to Hold Annual National Night Out Against Crime

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ORLAND PARK, IL (July 18, 2016) – The Orland Park Police Department has participated in National Night Out Against Crime for more than 25 years. The event was created in 1984 by the National Association of Town Watch, a nationwide group that promotes comm...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Orland Park Police Hold Annual Bicycle Ride for Special Olympics Illinois

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ORLAND PARK, IL (July 7, 2016) – The Orland Park Police Department will hold its annual bicycle ride for Special Olympics Illinois on Sunday, August 28.

Check-in/registration begins at 6:30 a.m. with the ride beginning at 7:30 a.m., departing from and...Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2016

Village of Orland Park to Host Annual Taste of Orland Park – August 5-7


The Village of Orland Park’s annual Taste of Orland Park returns August 5-7 to the Orland Park Village Center located at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue. Celebrating its thirteenth year, the Taste of Orland Park showcases Orland Park eateries as well as commu...Read on...

Taste of Orland Park 2016
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: 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 10, 2016

Village's Annual 5K Race and Obstacle Course Returns August 13


ORLAND PARK, IL (July 11, 2016) – Get ready for mud, foam, water and fun when Pandemonium in the Park returns to the Village of Orland Park on Saturday, August 13. First debuted in 2014, the 5K obstacle course is back with even more colorful and slippery ...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2016

Orland Park Farmers' Market Offers Demonstrations for Children and Adults


ORLAND PARK, IL – Now in its fifteenth year, the Village of Orland Park Farmers’ Market continues to expand by adding unique vendors and attractions, including demonstrations for both adults and children.


Posted on: July 7, 2016

"Shop for a Cause" to Benefit Village of Orland Park Museum

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ORLAND PARK, IL (July 7, 2016) - Macy’s patrons will be able to “Shop for a Cause” on August 26-28 during regular store hours to benefit the Village of Orland Park History Museum.

Customers can purchase savings passes for $5 before the event, the proc...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin Calls For "Zero Waste at the Taste"

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ORLAND PARK, IL (June 30, 2016) – Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin has issued a challenge for the village’s Taste of Orland Park 2016 --- to reduce the amount of trash sent to landfills by offering on-site sorting for fest generated disposables.

Dubbed...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Village of Orland Park History Museum Marks Importance of Rail Service


The Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad came to Orland Township in 1879 when railroad workers began laying track to complete a connection between Chicago and St. Louis, thirteen years before the Village of Orland Park was incorporated in 1892.

“The ...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 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 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 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: 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...