Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Orland Township is holding their first Senior American Idol event Thursday. Listen to the competitors on the township Facebook page.
Orland Township will once again be giving seniors the spotlight Thursday night, for the first Senior American Idol competition. Sixteen final contestants will compete at the event, which will be held starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Georgios Banquets, 8800 159th St. Watch videos of the contestants doing their best to win judges over, and find out more about the event, on the township’s Facebook page. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Orland Park / Tinley Park Like Orland Park Patch and Tinley Park Patch on Facebook.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Orland Township Youth and Family Services have collected donated prom dresses that will be given away Thursday evening to qualifying people in need.
Need a hand covering costs for prom? Orland Township Youth and Family Services are hosting a prom dress drive Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Orland Township Administrative Office, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. Donated dresses will be available for people based on financial need, and a seamstress will be on hand to help with fitting and alterations. People qualify based on monthly gross income and how many people live at home. Call 708-403-4001 with questions and ask for Gina. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Orland Park / Tinley Park Like Orland Park Patch and Tinley Park …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A Cook County sheriff’s deputy put a call out for people to raise $250 and he’d match $500 for a donation to the local food pantry. A handful of Orland Township teens raised double the money requested.
Terrence Camodeca thought he would add a twist to a yearly donation he makes to the Orland Township Food Pantry. “The news of the world is usually bad, so we need to create some good news for a change,” said the Orland Park resident, who uses his overtime pay working as a Cook County sheriff’s deputy for the contribution. Camodeca put out a call that if young people in the area got together and raised $250, he would pay $500 of his own money in addition to their raised funds, all going to the food pantry. “The idea is to help them achieve bigger goals through motivation,” he said. “Two generations working together for a common goal for all of us is very important.” SouthtownStar columnist Phil Kadner wrote about Camodeca’s offer, and 12 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The president captured his home state in Tuesday's election, but how did he fare in the Cook County precincts that cover the village?
- Joe Vince
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Although he only won 13 out of 35 Cook County voting precincts that cover the village, President Barack Obama was still the choice of the majority of Tinley Park voters in Tuesday's election, according to data released Wednesday from the county clerk's office. READ: The Race for President—How Illinois Voted The re-elected president had 12,091 votes compared to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 11,149, according to the numbers reported by the Cook County Clerk's Office. Yet Romney won the majority of the precincts that cover Tinley Park in Orland, Bremen and Rich townships. The margins of victory at those precincts, however, were very close, sometimes with only a gap of a handful of votes. In fact, only one precinct in Tinley—Rich …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Area resident Rose Walsh has spent decades helping others, starting with her father, who was often sick throughout her childhood. If you ask her, she says she is the one who reaps the benefits.
Rose Walsh is on a simple, yet dedicated journey. When she comes across people she can help, she does so. Walsh is a regular volunteer for area churches, Orland Township and for anyone who needs a hand. “They give me more than I give them, but everyone tells me that’s not true,” Walsh said. “But it is that way for me. It’s just such an exciting thing when you know you’re doing something for someone, and they need you.” Sign up to receive a free, daily e-newsletter from Tinley Park Patch. The 76-year-old has been a resident of Orland Park since 1972. She's built a busy schedule of volunteer work throughout the area. She helps with Orland Township’s immunization program, making records of shots after people receive them. A member of St. …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Orland Park Police Commander John Keating offered details earlier this year on what officers are finding in relation to drug use. He spoke during Orland Township’s Community Link Symposium.
Police Cmdr. John Keating still gets chills thinking about an emergency call he went on while working with a homicide task force. He walked up the stairs in a home, and saw a picture of a father and son holding a big walleye caught on a fishing trip. At the top of the stairs, he found the son overdosed and dead. Sign up to receive our free, Tinley Park Patch daily newsletter. “When you’ve notified a parent about an overdose death, it’s heartbreaking,” Keating said. “They say ‘I knew he had a problem, but I just didn’t know where to go or what to do. I was embarrassed.’” Keating was among three speakers at Orland Township’s Community Link Symposium at Carl Sandburg High School to offer attendees views on what police have seen, and what …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Hundreds gathered with their furry friends to enjoy a day out in the sun, with contests, a pet parade and even a K9 demonstration.
Four-legged fluffs took over Orland Township Saturday afternoon during the Second Annual Pet-Palooza. Held on the Township grounds, the event included a pet parade, contests and fair. Pet adoptions, veterinarian services and even chiropractic care was available. Entertainment included bands, face-painting and balloon sculpting, a police K9 demonstration as well as juggling and a visit from staff at the Brookfield Zoo. Numbers appeared higher than last year, despite the high temperatures. Check out our photo gallery to find your favorite pooches! Sign up for Tinley Park Patch breaking news alerts. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. Looking for more photo galleries?
Friday, April 27, 2012
Orland Township is inviting a wide range of educators, mental health practitioners, law enforcement officials and community groups to gather next week to help link drug addicts to the help they need.
Kathy Passafiume is concerned about families—particularly those who aren’t looking for help when a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. “There’s a lot of lying with addiction,” said Passafiume, the Orland Township Youth and Family Services clinical director. “People minimize and normalize and the problems just continue. That’s a shame when there are so many people who really aim to do right and keep kids safe.” Want the news delivered? Sign up for our daily email newsletter. In March, area law enforcement, mental health, school and government officials met to pool resources in the wake of a noted rise in heroin-related arrests and deaths. They determined that although a great deal of varied treatments, counseling and …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Communication problem or retaliation? Why Odelson and Sterk aren’t representing Orland Township any more all depends on who is asked.
Orland Township recently removed the Odelson and Sterk law firm as legal counsel for the government unit after about 15 years. Paul O’Grady, township supervisor, said Thursday that the firm was let go because of “communications problems,” and that they were holdovers from the last township board. Though on Sunday, O'Grady said when he joined the township board in 2008, he voted to keep Odelson on. "Despite this, the consensus opinion, one I shared at the time (in 2008), was to retain Mr. Odelson because we believed it would be more cost-effective for taxpayers given his institutional knowledge of the township government," O'Grady wrote in an email Sunday, when asked about when in the current board's three years did they take issue with the…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
But Brian H. Younker, of Tinley Park, said he was unaware of the 2010 crime until charges came a year later, putting blame on his insurance agent.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jesse Marx
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A southwest suburban public official on Tuesday pleaded guilty to theft—as part of a settlement with the state—while maintaining his innocence. Brian H. Younker, board president of the Tinley Park Park District and Orland Township highway commissioner, agreed to one year of supervision for closing his ex-wife’s life insurance policy with MetLife and depositing the $3,402 balance in his Will County bank account in July 2010. Nearly a year later, his ex-wife—who works in the records department of the Tinley Park Police Department—pressed charges after receiving a letter and $250 refund check from MetLife. Police charged Younker, 41, of the 7700 block of Bristol Park, with felony forgery, but prosecutors lowered it to misdemeanor theft. On …