Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A car drove through the 131st Street and LaGrange Road intersection Monday night, striking a motorcycle making a turn.
Police are investigating a vehicle crash between a car and a motorcycle Monday night at the LaGrange Road and 131st Street intersection. The Orland Park Police Department was called to the intersection between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. about a two-vehicle accident with injuries. A car driving north on LaGrange Road disobeyed a red light at the intersection, driving through as a motorcycle was turning east on to 131st Street from LaGrange Road, according to Orland Park Police Lt. Tim McCormick said Tuesday. The car struck the motorcycle, injuring the motorcycle driver, though he is expected to recover from his injuries, McCormick said. No one else was in the car when the accident happened, and the driver was not injured. Charges specific to …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Police on the scene late Friday afternoon determined that the replica found by a student was inert and not a threat.
Updated at 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Friday A replica grenade found on a bus in the Carl Sandburg High School parking lot Friday afternoon was determined by authorities not to be a threat. A student discovered a replica grenade rolling on a bus floor and gave it to the bus driver, according to an official release by the Orland Park Police Department. Police were then called in around 3:11 p.m. Friday, and the building was immediately evacuated. READ: Students Tweet Through Sandburg Grenade Scare Orland Park police personnel were seen directing hundreds of students across LaGrange Road to the Southmoor Commons around 3:30 p.m. The bus area on the west side of the school was cordoned off, and with help from the Cook County Sheriff's…
Monday, February 11, 2013
The head of Carl Sandburg High School athletics was found dead in Carroll County early Sunday morning outside of southwest of Freeport. Those who knew Scheidegger remembered him as a supportive and caring figure in the school.
Bruce Scheidegger, who served as Carl Sandburg High School’s athletic director for the last five years, was found dead early Sunday morning, according to law enforcement. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office was first told by the Orland Park Police Department around 11:05 p.m. Saturday that Scheidegger was missing. Scheidegger’s car was found shortly after on Loran Road near Indian Trail Road, north of Mt. Carroll, and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The car left the road, drove over a steep embankment and overturned, according to the release. The accident is still under investigation. Scheidegger, 54, of Orland Park, also owned a residence in Lake Carroll. He was attending…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
There are two ways we can handle news and reports of rising heroin use in this area: a panicked reaction or an effective head-on facing of facts.
The earliest piece of advice I can think of about anything involves recognizing a problem before it becomes a full bore catastrophe. Have the mechanic look at the car when you hear weird sounds, not when you’re broken down on the road. Seems simple, but we can be easily swayed. Maybe the initial problem is a little scary. Perhaps the solution appears even more daunting than the problem. Best to wait a little while. Maybe later there’ll be a better way to face this. Right? Wrong. This needs attention now. Consolidated High School District 230 decided that two New Year’s deaths of former students, one that may have involved heroin, was reason enough to put out a district-wide call to parents. Sources have also said a former Carl Sandburg …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Two arrestees were caught at Orland Square Mall with over $500 of merchandise.
Law enforcement got a pre-holiday jump on 59 people suspected of retail theft during a month-long undercover operation targeted at organized theft rings. Named Operation Whoville, the sting focused on suburban shopping malls and a handful of boutiques off Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The month-long effort was coordinated by a task force including seven federal, state and municipal law enforcement, including the Orland Park Police Department, as well as 16 retailers, according to a release from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. The purpose was to cut links in a chain starting with stolen merchandise that is then resold, or fenced, without any taxes taken, leading to a sizable profit for the theft operation, and higher costs on goods…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Orland Park police are looking for a man who struck and sexually assaulted an elderly woman.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, September 23, 2011
Orland Park police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman near 159th Street and Harlem Avenue Friday morning. The woman called police and said she was attempting to help a man she thought was homeless, and living in trees behind a department store in the 7300 block of 159th Street around 11:15 a.m., according to an Orland Park Police Department release. Read the full story on Orland Park Patch:
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Theater, music, sports, kid friendly and charitable events this weekend, July 28 - 31, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Lisa Tiess
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Don't let the department stores fool you - it is still summer! If you don't believe us, check the thermometer. So avert your eyes from the "back-to-school" sales, put down that discounted plastic pumpkin and get outside while you still can. This weekend is full of warm weather activities that will keep you and the kids entertained. Kids Dodgeball Tournament July 29, Ages 8 - 10: 1-3pm, ages 11-14: 3:15-5:15pm | Palos Park Recreation Center Bring friends down for a few hours of dodgeball and a chance to win prizes. There will be a blind draw for teams. Ninth Annual “Friday for Julie” Walk and Fundraiser July 29, 6pm - 11pm | Orland Park Civic Center Walk to support research for the eradication of leukemia and other blood cancers. …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
He's scheduled back in court on June 13 at the Bridgeview courthouse.
Bail has been set at $500,000 for a man accused of sexually exploiting a girl in both Orland Park and Palos Hills, Sun-Times Media reports. Kevin Skaritka, 34, of Justice, was arrested May 20 by Palos Hills police after an Orland Park police investigation, according to the report. Palos Hills detectives were called to the Orland Park Police Department as Orland Park police were investigating a criminal sexual assault that took place there. When detectives arrived in Orland Park, they were told of the times when a female juvenile was sexually exploited by Skaritka in Palos Hills in 2009, Palos Hills police said. Investigators could not be reached for immediate comment. Skaritka is scheduled back in court on June 13 at the Fifth Municipal …
Friday, May 20, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
Marist High School Graduation 2011 Should Bloom 206 Superintendent Be Donating to Mayor's Campaign Fund? FBI Searches for Walt's Bank Robber, Reward Offered [Update] Police: Couple Startled to Find Pantie-Clad Nighttime Creeper at Foot of Their Bed
Monday, April 18, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories.
New Lenox Resident Teaches the Teachers in Sierra Leone VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Lincoln-Way Rugby Club Hits a Milestone Police: Watch Out for Gypsy Burglars as Weather Warms Photo Gallery: Palos Park Easter Egg Hunt