Posts Tagged “Orland Park”

Man rescued from Orland Park Water Tower

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Man rescued from Orland Park Water Tower

The Orland Fire Protection District used a hook-and-ladder truck (Tuesday, August 23, 2016) to rescue a village employee who became sick while working on one of the village’s water towers near 147th and 88th Avenue in Orland Park. The employee had climbed up the water tower’s internal ladder system of steps and platforms to the…

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Orland Fire honors officer for saving boy’s life

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Orland Fire honors officer for saving boy’s life

Orland Fire honors Chicago officer who saved pool drowning victim’s life Chicago Officer presented with the Orland Fire Protection District’s William Bonnar Life Saving Award The Orland Fire Protection District Tuesday honored Chicago Police Officer Sgt. Cindy Guerra for her role in saving the life of a 12-year-old boy from drowning during a backyard pool…

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Video: Visit to Orland Park History Museum

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Video: Visit to Orland Park History Museum

A Video visit to the Orland Park History Museum By Steve Neuhaus @neuhaus_ilnews The Orland Park History Museum is located at 14413 S. Beacon Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. The phone number is (708) 254-1411. Here is a video tour of the museum and an interview with the museum’s curator Diane Grah, who has experience working with some Chicago…

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Rhythmic gymnast Griskenas honored by Chicago suburb

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Rhythmic gymnast Griskenas honored by Chicago suburb

The Village of Orland Park in Chicago’s southwest suburbs honored rhythmic gymnast Evita Griskenas during their regular village board meeting on Monday June 20, 2016. Griskenas is one of the nation’s leading competitors in the Olympic field of rhythmic gymnastics. By Steve Neuhaus and Ray Hanania Olympic hopeful Evita Griskenas, one of the world’s top…

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Video: Orland Days Parade helps kick off summer

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Video: Orland Days Parade helps kick off summer

Video: Orland Days Parade helps kick off summer Hundreds of Orland Park residents came out to cap a weekend of celebration to enjoy the annual Orland Days Parade which was held on Sunday, June 5, 2016 along West Avenue. Orland Days is held at the Centennial Park Metra Station in Orland Park, Illinois. The annual…

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OFPD Chiefs receive Chief Fire Officer certifications

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OFPD Chiefs receive Chief Fire Officer certifications

OFPD Battalion Chiefs receive Chief Fire Officer certifications On May 26, 2016, Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) Fire Chief/Administrator Mike Schofield (far right), Battalion Chief Bill Bonnar (2nd from right), Jr, Battalion Chief Nick Cinquepalmi (center) and Battalion Chief Greg Ferro (far left) received their Chief Fire Officer certification. This is the highest certification that the…

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Registration begins June 6 for Fire District Kid’s Camp

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Registration begins June 6 for Fire District Kid’s Camp

Registration begins June 6 for Fire District Kid’s Camp The Orland Fire Protection District will host the annual Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp beginning Tuesday July 12 through Friday July 15 offering programs to educate children between the ages of 8 and 12 on fire and life safety. The camp is made possible through…

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Orland Chamber hosts golf outing June 16

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Orland Chamber hosts golf outing June 16

The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for golfers and sponsors for the 2016 Annual Golf Outing, scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park. The Golf Outing is the perfect way to combine networking with a day on the green, says Executive Director Keloryn Putnam. More…

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Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier

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Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier

Olympic hopeful Griskenas wins All-Around Senior National Qualifier. Orland Park high school freshman will compete in Nationals for Olympic gymnast spot Orland Park, IL — Sandburg High school freshman and honors student Evita Griskenas, 15, won All-Around Senior National Qualifier Sunday (May 15, 2016) at the Olympic Training Center at Lake Placid, New York. Griskenas, a…

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Schofield named full-time Orland Fire Protection District Chief

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Schofield named full-time Orland Fire Protection District Chief

Schofield named full-time Orland Fire Protection District Chief The Orland Fire Protection District Tuesday named Michael Schofield, 54, as the district’s new fulltime fire chief approving a three year contract effective March 1, directing attorney Jim Roche to negotiate and recommend Schofield’s salary. One of the district’s top three longest serving firefighters, Schofield became “interim…

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