| Dec 29, 2011
Illinois Democratic State Rep. Kevin McCarthy is resigning, effective immediately.
The Southtown Star reports that he made the announcement in a letter issued by his office this week.
McCarthy, who's from southwest suburban Orland Park, did not...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:32 AM
A 67-year-old woman was shot in an attempted armed robbery in a parking lot outside Orland Square Mall Friday night, police said.
According to a media release from the Orland Park Police Department, the incident happened about 8:55 p.m. in a part of...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:15 PM
A 34-year-old man was charged this afternoon with sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman in a field behind a home-repair store in Orland Park Friday, officials said.
Dennis D. Dodson Jr., who is believed to be homeless, was charged with one count of...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 7:36 PM
A 35-year-old Worth man appeared in Cook County court today, charged with two counts of retail theft in connection with the Sept. 15 and Sept. 22 theft of gold chains collectively valued at $4,650 from two Orland Park jewelry stores.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:28 PM
The Cook County Forest Preserve District moved ahead today with a plan to borrow up to $70 million to buy more land and make repairs to buildings and picnic enclosures.
The massive new fund would be created by using $4 million in existing annual...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:49 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- House members voted Wednesday to adopt changes to smart grid legislation that was vetoed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The vote 91-24 is significant because it clears the way for legislators who voted against the original bill to change their votes...
| May 26, 2011
| 8:05 AM
Former Sandburg High School standout Lukas Verzbicas of Orland Park will be trying to break his course record in Monday's Foot Mechanics Memorial Day Street Mile in St. Charles.
But Verzbicas, headed for the University of Oregon, wouldn't be able to...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 1:16 PM
An Orland Park woman found dead in her home with her estranged husband Tuesday was killed by “an assault and cervical injury,” according to police and autopsy results from the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Her husband died of a...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 1:50 PM
A 24-year-old Orland Park man charged with carjacking an 88-year-old woman was ordered held on $500,000 bond during a court appearance Monday in Cook County court, officials said.
Peter Sousan, of the 8300 block of Sunset Ridge Court, is charged with...
| Apr 15, 2012
Julie Gorczynski was getting a ride after her shift at a suburban movie theater when a Mazda smashed into the passenger's side of her friend's Jeep, rolling the vehicle and killing the 17-year-old.
Orland Park police determined the Mazda was going at...
| Apr 22, 2012
WASHINGTON — It's not something that economists routinely track, but it provides a rough sense of what's happening in local real estate markets. Call it the low-ball index.
A year ago, according to researchers at the National Assn. of Realtors, 1...