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CHRISTMAS

HOLIDAY SAFETY

THINK BEFORE YOU POST

If you are planning to be away this

holiday season, be sure to keep your

travel plans off social media networks.

Never post where you are going,

when you are leaving, or when you

will be back. This is prime information

for thieves who benefit from knowing

when your house will be unattended.

You can share vacation photos and

posts when you return.

NOTIFY A NEIGHBOR

Notify a trusted neighbor of your travel

plans Ask the neighbor to keep an

eye on your house and report any

suspicious activity. You’ll also want this

neighbor to keep your walks cleared

of snow and to pick up your mail and

newspapers while you are away.

LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS

Unlocked car doors are an easy

target for burglars looking to nab

items from inside vehicles. Simply

locking car doors and removing

valuables from inside the vehicle can

cut the number of auto burglaries.

Remember, many of us keep our

garage door openers in our cars as

well. With this, possible burglars

not only have access to the property

in vehicles, but can gain access to

homes as well. Be safe and lock

your car doors.

IT SHOULD APPEAR THAT

SOMEONE IS HOME

A simple timer can be added to lights

in your home to make it appear as if

someone is home and turning them

on/off as different times during the

evening. Curtains should be left the

way they normally are kept so that

nothing seems different to anyone

who may be watching. Also, it

is difficult for neighbors to notice

movement indoors and notify the

police if curtains are closed.

KEEP VALUABLES HIDDEN

Ask a neighbor to take in any packages

that are delivered in your absence.

Pretty wrapped gifts under the Christmas

tree looks nice, but is also an open

invitation for a burglar. Try to keep your

Christmas tree, with gifts underneath,

away from windows. When you aren’t

home, it’s easy to break through a

window and grab all of your gifts.

Put valuables away and out of sight.

REMOVE YOUR SPARE KEY

That plastic rock isn’t fooling anyone. If

a criminal figures out you’re away

on vacation, it’s likely that he or she

will check your porch for a spare

key. So reach under the mat, into the

mailbox, above the door frame or into

the flower pot and remove your spare

key before you leave on your vacation.

“We want everyone to have a happy, health and safe

holiday season. The Village of Orland Park has one

of the best police forces in the country, making sure

residents and visitors are safe every single day. No

one can deter those who want to take advantage of the

abundance of “easy targets” such as unlocked car doors,

presents in a car or packages sitting at a front door.

Taking a few, simple precautions can help deter the

possible thefts and break-ins this holiday season.” 

Trustee Daniel Calandriello

PUBLIC SAFETY

GET BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS TREES AND

WREATHS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 24 AND

ENDING WHEN ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT!

MONDAY - FRIDAY

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4:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

SATURDAY

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9:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

SUNDAY

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11 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

14700 S. RAVINIA, ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF VILLAGE HALL

THE LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE AND WREATH SALE

HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS THIS YEAR!

Newly located this Christmas season to the grounds just outside

village hall, the Lions Club will offer their always wonderful

variety of festive Christmas trees and wreathes available for

purchase. All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the

Lions Club and support their efforts in serving the community.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

TREE LIGHTING AT 4:45 P.M.

ORLAND PARK CIVIC CENTER,

14750 RAVINIA AVENUE

LIONS CLUB

CHRISTMAS TREE

ANDWREATHSALES

HOLIDAY

FESTIVAL & TREE

LIGHTING CEREMONY