BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Pictured (l to r) Trustee Michael Carroll, Trustee Patricia Gira, Village Clerk John
Mehalek, Mayor Daniel McLaughlin, Trustee Kathleen Fenton, Trustee Carole Griffin
Ruzich, Trustee Daniel Calandriello, Trustee James Dodge
Daniel J. McLaughlin
John C. Mehalek
Planning & Engineering
Mayor Pro Tem; Technology,
Innovation and Performance Improvement
Parks & Recreation
Carole Griffin Ruzich
Calendar of Events
Property Tax Rebate
Home Sweet Home
Holidays In Orland Park
The University of Chicago
Welcome to Orland Park
There are so many new and exciting things going on
around town that I do not know where to begin.
It was great to talk to so many of you during the last
Telephone Town Hall. I want to thank the over 2,600
residents who participated by asking questions, just listened
in or left messages about your concerns. Thank you for
continuing to be an integral part of our growing community.
We believe communication is key and are very pleased
with the outcome and participation in the meeting.
As you wrap up your Christmas shopping, be sure to visit
many of the local businesses in Orland Park. Along with some
long-time Orland Park businesses like Mitchell’s Flowers that just
celebrated 100 years, there are several new businesses that
have chosen our village as their new home. Many families
are already enjoying the new Sky Zone Trampoline Park and
Gizmo’s Fun Factory that opened recently near the mall.
As the Illinois Department of Transportation wrapped up the
LaGrange Road Widening Project, I think we all breathed a
sigh of relief. The newly enhanced roadway is now better
suited for Orland Park and fits the needs of our growing
community, while offering increased safety and ease of travel.
With a few final touches in the spring, such as shrubbery and
decorative accents, we can call the entire process complete.
Thank you for your patience during the construction.
We were happy to once again offer the Village of Orland Park
Property Tax Rebate Program for our residents. Applications
began being accepted on October 31 and the deadline
to turn them in was on Friday, December 16. Rebates
will be mailed or credited the week of March 20, 2017.
Property tax rebate questions may be directed to the
village’s tax rebate hotline at 708/403-3086.
We kicked off the winter season with the Holiday Fest and
Tree Lighting at the Village Complex on November 27. It
was wonderful to see so many of our residents, young and
old, getting excited about the holiday season. Winter in
Orland Park is tons of fun if you know where to go. Be sure
to stop by the Winter Wonderland at Centennial Park for
some ice skating, bonfires and scheduled activities that are
a great time for the whole family.
As 2016 comes to a close, I wish everyone a safe and
joyous holiday season.
Daniel J. McLaughlin, Mayor
LETTER FROM THE MAYOR
Mayor Dan McLaughlin presented a community pride award to George Mitchell
and family marking the 100th anniversary of the flower shop that came to
Orland Park in 1973. Three generations of Mitchells attended the board meeting.