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Business Comings & Goings: Palermo’s Reopens in New Orland Park Location

Also, the annual Discover Tinley Expo is coming to Tinley Park Convention Center on Saturday, and more.

, which recently closed its location at 11255 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park, reopened on Friday in at its new site, 15832 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park.

The location offers carryout, delivery and catering and has a history in pizza making. It's been home to several pizzerias over the years including Pizza Trio and Little Town Pizza.

Hours for the new location will mirror those of , which are from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

For information, call 708-349-9400 or visit its Facebook page.

Rent-a-Center Coming to Tinley

Workers have begun transforming the former Hollywood Video store at 17129 S. Harlem Ave. in into a Rent-a-Center store and an adjoining small office unit.

Home Show Coming to Orland

, 8800 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills, will host the Home Show on April 14 and 15.

The show is free and guests will get the chance to see the latest in home remodeling and repair products and services.

Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

For information, call 630-385-4000 or visit the show's website.

Expo is Saturday

Meet businesses and organizations from Tinley Park at the Discover Tinley Community Awareness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at the , 18451 Convention Center Drive.

The annual expo is free and showcases the community's businesses, nonprofit organizations and government services. This family-friendly, free event also features entertainment, food samples and free giveaways at many of the booths.

This year's attractions include:

  • An expanded format
  • Continuous entertainment with music and dance from local groups.
  • Children's entertainment featuring face painting, balloon artists, and more.
  • Food samples from some of Tinley Park's finest restaurants.

Marquette Bank to Offer Scholarships

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, has announced 55 local high schools that have been selected to participate in the 2012 Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program.

The program has a 46-year tradition of awarding scholarships to graduating seniors from neighborhoods the bank's 24 branches. They are available to students who demonstrate financial need, maintain at least a B average and have an outstanding record of community service. 

Since 1967, more than $2.3 million has been awarded to more than 1,281 high school students, according to the program's website.

The 2012 scholarship amount is $2,500. Scholarship recipients are selected by their school’s principal or guidance counselors and are recognized at an awards ceremony attended by friends and family. The scholarship can be used to cover expenses at any higher education program including: four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, vocational training or trade schools. To apply, students from participating schools can pick up an application in the guidance counselor’s office.

Southland schools participating in the program include:

  • Alan B. Shepard High School
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Leo Catholic High School
  • Maria High School
  • Marist High School
  • Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School
  • Mount Assisi Academy
  • Mount Carmel High School
  • Providence Catholic High School
  • Queen of Peace High School
  • St. Ignatius College Prep.
  • St. Laurence High School
  • St. Rita of Cascia High School

For information on the Marquette Bank Education Foundation Scholarship Program check out its website or call 1-888-254-9500.

Southwest Community Services Open House

, 6775 Prosperi Drive in , is hosting an Open House and Business After Hours sponsored by BMO Harris Bank from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, for the Chicago Southland, Mokena, Orland Park and Tinley Park chambers of commerce.

Refreshments will be provided by Crazy Fingers Catering, Polonia Catering and Dove Chocolate Discoveries.

RSVP to the Orland Chamber at 708-349-2972, online at or to Lorraine Barnes at SCS at 708-429-1260.

Orland Library Hosts Business Unwrapped

The , 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., will host its Business Unwrapped session Friday, April 13, at 11:45 a.m.

This month’s topic is its annual social media wrap-up. Find out how using blogs, Twitter and Facebook are just a few of the ways that you can let your customers know about your latest sales promotion or newest products. Bring your lunch and learn.

A look at new businesses coming into town and a fond farewell to those that have, for whatever reason, called it quits.

Tollway Director to Address Chamber

Kristi Lafleur, executive director of the Illinois Tollway Authority, will be the guest speaker at the monthly Regional Consensus Luncheon of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce, today at the , 18451 Convention Center Drive.

Lafleur will give an update on the tollway including the Tri-State Tollway Interstate 294/Interstate 57 interchange project.

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 its website.

If you're interested in more local happenings, check out Orland Park business news and Tinley Park business news.


If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bob@chicago-patch.com.

You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com.

OrlandParker April 09, 2012 at 03:36 PM
So, what is going into Palermo's old and now vacated restaurant space at 143rd and Wolf? I heard that another restaurant is going in to that space.
Ben Feldheim April 09, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Thanks for letting us know, Alan. I drove by it late a week or so ago and saw it was closed, but figured they just weren't running 24 hours anymore. I appreciate the update.
Ben Feldheim April 09, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Good question. I haven't heard anything yet, but we'll certainly let folks know when we hear of it. Thanks.
Paul April 09, 2012 at 04:34 PM
There are signs in the windows that state " Rocco Vinos" coming soon. They have several other locations throughout the Chgo. area. Lots of remodeling activity going on.
Ben Feldheim April 09, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Awesome, thanks a lot Paul. More on that soon.

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