Friday, April 19, 2013
As Carl Sandburg High School was evacuated after a replica inert grenade was found on a school bus Friday, students on the ground tweeted updates. Here is what they said.
Some excerpts of the tweets tweeted from Carl Sandburg High School students after an inert grenade found on a bus forced the evacuation of their school. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 / Palos / Tinley Park Like Orland Park Patch, Palos Patch and Tinley Park Patch on Facebook.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
A police search for a robbery suspect forced a soft lockdown in area schools Tuesday, following a bank robbery at 167th and 80th Avenue.
Update, as of 11:47 a.m. Area schools were on soft lockdown Tuesday afternoon, as Tinley Park Police searched for a suspect in a bank robbery. Police were looking for a white male, approximately 6 feet tall, wearing a grey hoodie, black hat and dark pants, who is suspected of robbing First Midwest Bank at 167th Street and 80th Avenue Tuesday around 10:15 a.m., according to Tinley Park Police Cmdr. Steve Vaccaro. The suspect did not infer or display a weapon during the robbery, Vaccaro said. He was last seen on foot, heading westbound from the bank. Tinley Park police officers were unable to find him. The incident has been turned over to the FBI. Update, as of 11:40 a.m. Victor J. Andrew and District 140 schools are no longer on soft …
Friday, November 30, 2012
As officials examine the 2012 property tax levy, worry grows over shortfalls that might hit the district.
An Orland Park mall's property tax dispute with Cook County and declining funds from the state could cause multimillion-dollar shortfalls for District 230, officials said Thursday. The dire forecast comes as the Consolidated High School District 230 School Board adopted resolution on an estimated property tax levy that includes a $1.4 million increase over what district taxpayers were billed last year. Even with some major shifting of funds, the district needs a 1.5 percent hike for the 2012 levy to help cover costs. The estimated levy, totaling about $100 million, was approved in a 4-1 board vote Thursday night inside Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park. A final levy will need board approval in December before it can be submitted …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Consolidated High School District 230 will begin work in June on air conditioning units in its high school's gyms, hoping they get more use during the warmer months than they do now.
Many area students will soon be getting a break from the heat thanks to a $1.9 million plan add air conditioning systems in school gyms. Officials from Consolidated High School District 230 approved the deal at a recent meeting, when they said some grade schools have stopped using the district's high schools for graduation ceremonies due to the hot temps, according to a Triblocal story. “Maybe if we have air conditioning, they will come back,” board member Kathy Quilty said in the story. Some districts, including Orland School District 135, have opted beat the heat by holding summertime ceremonies in the Tinley Park Convention Center or at area community colleges. Crews will begin adding systems in gymnasiums at Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew …
Friday, February 17, 2012
A fresh face could be roaming the halls next year of high schools in Palos Hills, Tinley Park and Orland Park.
Officials are hoping their new K9 selection will be friendlier than German Shepherds and Rotweilers, while also sniffing out drugs, gun powder and alcohol in local schools. Consolidated High School 230 board members are looking to bring a golden retriever named Goldie to their three area campuses—Sandburg in Orland Park, Andrew in Tinley Park and Stagg in Palos Hills, according to TribLocal. The suggestion comes from the Houston, Texas, company, InterQuest Detection Canines, the story said. Triblocal reports: The dog is docile and we like the fact that this isn’t a growling dog,” Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Kim Dryier said. “This isn’t a scare tactic. It’s just another way to keep things out of our schools that do not belong…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Pat McMahon leads the way for the Eagles in Saturday's state finals in Peoria. Lincoln-Way East is the highest-finishing girls team from our area.
Sandburg’s boys cross country team finished seventh in Saturday’s Class 3A state finals at Detweiller Park in Peoria. Sandburg compiled a team score of 263 to finish behind Palantine (114), O’Fallon (120), Neuqua Valley (144), York (151), Buffalo Grove (191) and Prospect (242). Sandburg’s top finisher was junior Pat McMahon, who was 32nd overall with a time of 15:06. Mitch Rees finished 76th (15:27), Derek Hevel was 79th (15:28), Jimmy Panozzo was 83rd (15:28) and Mike Borstel was 86th (15:29) for Sandburg. New Trier’s Leland Later won the race with a time of 14:17. Among the other south suburban Patch boys teams competing in Class 3A, Lincoln-Way Central finished in 25th place, led by sophomore Chris Kaminski in 116th (15:42). Other …
Friday, September 23, 2011
We asked the cheerleading squads from each school to perform their crowd-pleasing routines in anticipation for Friday's battle between the two undefeated teams.
If you can't get excited for a game between two undefeated high school football teams at the height of your powers, then you might want to consider the idea that you might be a zombie. Sandburg High School visits Lincoln-Way East on Friday to take on the Griffins for their homecoming game. One team will leave with bragging rights, and one team will leave with its first loss. As a way to get fans on both sides into the right football frame of mind, Patch asked the cheerleading squads at L-W East and Sandburg to perform a couple routines to support their teams. Check Patch later tonight and Saturday for complete coverage of this big game.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The editors from your local Patch sites are wagering on the big matchup between these undefeated high school football teams. Don't worry, illegal bookmaking isn't involved.
This week, two Southland high school football powerhouses face off when Lincoln-Way East takes on Sandburg on Friday. It's not just a big game because both teams are undefeated. Or because it's L-W East's homecoming. No, it's a big game because the Patch editors have a friendly wager of epic proportions riding on it. Don't worry, this bet has nothing to do with money. In fact, the stakes are much higher. For this wager, the Patch editors representing L-W East--Joe Vince in Frankfort and Paul Dailing in Mokena--and the Patch editors representing Sandburg--Ben Feldheim in Orland Park and Carrie Frillman in Tinley Park--are putting their dignity on the line. Here's the bet: If the Eagles win, Joe and Paul will spend a day decked out in …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Both enjoyed all-state careers for Eagles and got to experience state tournament.
Mary Therese and Shannon McDonnell grew up playing sports together, but never really experienced any sibling rivalry. “Surprisingly, the way my family was raised, we were just always happy for each other,” Mary Therese said. “We were competitive, but no one was ever jealous of something someone else accomplished and just thought it was awesome. We always had great support in our family.” That kind of camaraderie has come in handy for the sisters through the years. Shannon was a four-year starting sweeper and three-time all-state selection for the Sandburg girls soccer team before graduating in 2003, while Mary Therese graduated in 2004 after earning all-state honors twice with the Eagles. “High school was the first time we played together…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Former Sandburg High School standouts relish abundance of opportunities in sport they love.
While getting caught up in the excitement of watching FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer on television, sisters Shannon and Mary Therese McDonnell couldn’t help but imagine one day being in the spotlight themselves. The Sandburg High School graduates are members of the Republic of Ireland National football team and would relish the opportunity to help Ireland qualify for its first-ever World Cup one day. “Certainly that’s what we’re shooting to be able to do,” 26-year-old Shannon said. “I would love to help get them to the World Cup and be part of the team that qualified for the first time. I’m always striving to help the team do as well as we can. "The team has grown so much over the last couple of years and the level of play has gone up a lot…