It took a little longer than expected, but Matt’s TV serviced its 100,000th customer last week.
Warren Kilmer, of Mokena, was the lucky customer on Aug. 8. He was surprised with an LG Network Blue-ray player, an LG Smart TV adapter, a Sycom surge protector, connecting cables and a certificate for $100 toward a new TV of his choice. He also took home a bag of munchies for his TV watching.
Store manager Walter Jones said the total value for all of the prizes was $500.
The store has been around for more than 50 years and has been at 17236 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park since 1971.
The store has been owned by , known as the Mayor of Oak Park Avenue, for the past eight years. He also runs his State Farm Insurance Agency from inside the store.
Treasure Chest Opens New Headquarters
The recently moved into new headquarters at 15430 S. 70th Court in Orland Park.
The foundation is a non-profit organization that tries to comfort children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing gifts from a treasure chest.
For information or to make a donation, visit them online at Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.
Dave & Busters Opening in September
has announced that Dave & Busters adult arcade will hold its grand opening on Sept. 22. Further details are expected.
Graystone Gets OK for Farm
Tinley Park trustees last week approved a special use permit so its owners can transform Graystone golf course on 191st Street into a sod farm after it closes for the season.
Tribes Alehouse Plans Tinley Location
Freyne didn’t return calls, but Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki said Freyne had all of his permits so it’s up to him when the new location opens.
Tribes features 45 craft beers on tap, a full bar and an extensive menu.
Tribes is taking applications for all positions at the new location from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Thursday on the patio at the Tinley location and also anytime at the Mokena location, 11220 W. Lincoln Highway.
Antique Shop Opens in Orland
Savers to Open in Orland Park
will be opening its Orland Park thrift store at 15625 S. 94th Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16.
Beekman Chiropractic Moves to New Office
Formerly near 171st Street and Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park, Beekman Chiropractic moved at the end of June to Orland Park. The shiny new offices can be found near 165th Street and La Grange Road.
New Furniture for Metra Station
Tinley Park trustees last week approved spending a bit more than $15,000 to buy 14 new tables and 42 new chairs for the outside patio at the .
Test Drive Chevy Volt at Orland Square Mall
Motorists can test drive a Chevy Volt electric car on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, in the lower level parking lot between and . Drivers who take a test drive will each receive a $10 American Express Simon Gift Card.
Dry Goods Now Hiring
Dry Goods, a specialty store owned by Iowa-based Von Maur Inc., will open a 4,500-square-foot store at Orland Square Mall in the fall. The company is now taking applications online at www.drygoodsusa.com.
SD135 Invites Businesses to Family Fair
is hosting the Backpack BLISS Family Fair on Wednesday at , 10801 W. 159th St., and is inviting child-oriented businesses to host tables.
Groups that offer sports, activities, tutoring, special education assistance, counseling and other services will host booths where they can distribute literature and allow parents to sign their children up for a variety of programs.
Look for Orland Park Patch Editor Ben Feldheim and Ad Manager Drew Richards at the Patch table.
For more information, call 708-364-3335 or visit the District 135 website.
Rasmussen College Holding Career Expo
Rasmussen College Mokena/Tinley Park, 8650 W. Spring Lake Road in Mokena, is holding a Career and Networking Expo on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. For information, call Amanda Paluzzi at 815-534-3300.
Illinois Veterans Office Moves to Harvey
The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Service Office in Blue Island has moved in with the Illinois Department of Human Services at 16845 S. Halsted St. in Harvey. The new location will be staffed by Charles Lawrence. The new phone number is 708-225-8030 and the new fax number is 708-225-8032. Office hours will be daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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