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Park School to celebrate its long history

A celebration of Park School’s long history is slated for noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Orland Park school, 9960 W. 143rd St., according to a press release from Orland School District 135. The school, which has been part of the district for …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

VANDALISM: An exterior window was broken Oct. 14 at the Homer Township Administration Building in the 14000 block of 151st Street. The outside phone box was also damaged.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Nicholas Shellberg, 19, 14310 Hillcrest Road, Lemont, was charged with driving on a …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

VANDALISM: One tire on each of two vehicles was punctured Oct. 7 in the 15000 block of Pinto Street.

THEFT: Nicole N. Lowery, 26, 12013 W. Lake View Drive, Orland Park, was charged with theft after an incident Oct. 9 in the 12000 …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Shannon Mounts, 36, 15407 Lisa Court, Orland Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license and illegal use of a cellphone after a Sept. 23 stop at 143rd Street and Kings Road, police said.

VEHICLE BURGLARIES: A lighter and a …

Orland Park STRIKE Committee gets teens to focus on community

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The Orland Park STRIKE committee for teenagers ages 13 to 18 will host its monthly meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Orland Park Cultural Arts Center, 14760 Park Lane.

STRIKE, which stands for Supportive Teens Responding in Kindness Everywhere , consists …

Cook County clerk honors ‘best of the best’ poll workers

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Cook County Clerk David Orr recently honored “the best of the best” suburban Cook County poll workers for their dedication, hard work and depth of election knowledge at a recognition ceremony, according to a press release from the clerk’s office.

Of nearly 10,000 suburban poll …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

THEFT: Cash was stolen Sept. 20 from two exterior bill changers at Homer Glen Car Wash, 12738 W. 159th St.

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Jacob A. Maali, 21, 13941 Preston Drive, Orland Park, was charged with driving on a suspended license after a stop Sept. …

Hinderman: Public tours held at Orland Park’s historic Stellwagen Farm

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The Stellwagen family last weekend held group tours of the family farm, 17701 108th Ave., in Orland Park, which was purchased in 2002 by the village for $6 million as part of its Open Lands program to be preserved as a historic farm and open …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

BATTERY: Jack Hlustik, 50, 14150 W. Dublin Court, Homer Glen, was charged with battery, assault and resisting police after a disturbance Sept. 9 at his residence, police said.

VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Three vehicles, two of which were unlocked, were burglarized Sept. 12 in the …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

MARIJUANA CHARGE: Mark A. Dean, 33, 1247 Barbara Lane, Chicago Heights, was charged with selling marijuana Sept. 2 at 159th Street and Cedar Road, police said.

STOLEN PROPERTY: Kris M. Haber, 30, of Bolingbrook, was charged with possession of stolen property and having …

Tickets on sale for third Dancing with Senior Stars

Tickets for Orland Township’s third annual Dancing with the Senior Stars are on sale at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. The event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9 at Georgio’s Banquets in Orland Park. Five couples will compete …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

SUSPENDED LICENSE: Andrew Bochantin, 44, 14310 Saddle Brook Lane, Homer Glen, was charged with driving on a suspended license and running a stop sign after a stop Aug. 19 at Cricketwood Drive and Parker Road, police said.

DUI ARREST: Ian Kupczyk, 39, 14018 …

Hinderman: News, tips to help parents and students as school resumes

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The familiar sight of school buses reminds us that school is back in session. So I checked with Tracy Marc, Orland School District 135’s community relations coordinator, and Carla Erdey, communications director for Consolidated High School District 230, to find out what’s new with Orland …

Hinderman: Get involved, to help yourself and others

The summer is all but over, and the kids are back in school. Might be a good time to take advantage of having some more free time (if you do) to take some of the new classes being offered at Orland Park’s Sportsplex. Deborah Geghen, …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

VEHICLE BURGLARIES: Sunglasses and a watch were stolen Aug. 5 from a vehicle in the 13000 block of Baywood Lane and water was poured on the seats and center console. Gift cards and $12 cash were stolen the same day from an unlocked …

Homer Glen, Orland Park police blotter

HOMER GLEN

THEFT: An aluminum canoe was stolen July 29 from the side yard of a residence in the 13000 block of Mulranny Drive.

VANDALISM: Two banners and an awning were ripped down and two garden decorations were damaged July 29 at Sunny Lane Acres, …

Hinderman: McCord Gallery to hold fundraiser for new annex

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If you’ve traveled on LaGrange Road near 131st Street, you probably have glanced to the west and seen a large white house atop a hill just north of Carl Sandburg High School. Unusual buildings, seemingly “out of place” structures, grab my attention because it’s rare …