Comings & Goings: Orland Plan Commission OKs Tilted Kilt
Acclaimed financial scholar will be speaking in Tinley Park about Illinois' money woes.
Plans to open a Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in the former Fat Ricky’s at 16255 S. LaGrange Road won approval last week from the Orland Park Plan Commission.
The proposal also would add more than 1,500 square feet to the building, which was vacated recently when Fat Ricky’s moved into smaller quarters in Tinley Park.
The plan now goes to the village development committee for review.
If the full village board approves it, the restaurant and sports bar – sort of a Gaelic cousin of Hooters with waitresses wearing plaid miniskirts and open midriffs – could open as soon as July.
A Tilted Kilt bar opened a few years ago near Chicago Ridge Mall.
Danny’s Corner Evicted
Cook County Sheriff’s Police on Wednesday placed an eviction notice on Danny’s Corner, 9400 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park.
Next plans are still being finalized, though apparently a new owner plans to reopen – possibly as soon as this week – with the same hours, staff and menu.
Tinley Blockbuster Closed
The going out of business sale has ended at the Tinley Park Blockbuster, which was being gutted by workmen taking down displays and shelving on Friday.
Aldo Shoes Remodeling
Aldo Shoes is closed temporarily for some remodeling at Orland Square Mall. The store is hiring new associates and should reopen soon.
Dickey’s Grand Opening
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 15110 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park, will hold its grand opening and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9. The Texas-style smokehouse opened in January.
Fiscal Expert to Discuss State Finances
Ralph Martire, a nationally acclaimed finance and fiscal policy scholar, will discuss Illinois’ dire financial situation at the March 12 Southland Chamber Regional Consensus Luncheon at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive.
The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For information and reservations, call the chamber at 708-957-6950 or visit www.chicagosouthland.com.
American Chartered to Host Chambers
American Chartered Bank, 9561 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park, will host a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Business After Hours for members of the Tinley Park and Southland chambers of commerce from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Register at http://www.tinleychamber.org or http://www.chicagosouthland.com.
Orland Township Tax Seminar
Orland Township residents are invited to a Lunch & Learn Seminar on estate planning and tax planning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the township administrative offices, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park.
The first half of the seminar will feature Attorney Mona L. O’Connor, who specializes in trust and estate planning. O’Connor will be on hand to share important information and strategies related to successful estate planning and administration. Participants will learn the vital tools needed to safeguard assets.
Topics discussed will include: wills, revocable living trusts, the power of attorney for health care, durable power of attorney, living wills, assignment of personal property and personal property memorandums.
The second half of the seminar will be led by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Local Coordinator Alice Gardner, who will provide information about tax breaks, planning tips and shortcuts, the changes affecting 2011 taxes, new 2012 tax information, tax tips for those over 50, tax filing misconceptions and free AARP assistance for those with low to moderate income, and for taxpayers 60 and older.
A complimentary lunch will be served.
For information or to register, call 708-403-4222 or visit www.orlandtwp.org.
Tinley Park Irish Parade on Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park will be wearing the green for its annual downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, along Oak Park Avenue from Central Middle School to 172nd Street. About 60 floats have registered to be in the parade.
Girl Scouts to Mark Anniversary at Mall
The Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana will mark the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting with a Promise Circle Celebration from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Orland Square Mall in the upper level Carson’s Court.
Girl Scouts and their families, alumni and the community are invited. Guests are asked to bring canned goods to support area food banks.
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