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Published every Thursday in Orland Township, IL

MAY 21, 2020

Village Memorial Day Ceremony to Be Broadcast Live

On May 25, the Orland Park community is invited to join the Village in a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country. Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, and in order to ensure social distancing is practiced, the public is invited to attend the ceremony virtually. The names of the eight veterans that have been recently added to the Village’s granite wall will be read aloud during the ceremony.

The live broadcast of the Village of Orland Park’s Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Those interested in virtual participation can view the program on Village’s YouTube channel at Those who are subscribed to the Village YouTube channel will be automatically notified of the live broadcast. A recording will be posted on the Village’s social media accounts, cable access channel (Comcast channel 4 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99) and YouTube channel after the live viewing.

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger


MAY 14, 2020

Food Pantry in Need of Donations

After holding two highly attended grocery distribution events, Orland Township is now asking for community assistance in restocking the shelves of the Food Pantry, according to Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady.


Non-perishable items are needed. Those items include: boxed stuffing, cake mix, boxed/canned broth, canned chicken, canned fruit, canned tuna, cereal, dry potatoes, jelly, mac and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, soup, and grocery store gift cards.

Residents can also donate to the Orland Township Food Pantry via a virtual food drive. Go to to donate.

The Orland Township Food Pantry donation drives will operate as a drive-thru with Township staff coming out to take donations from vehicles. The donation drives will be held Friday, May 15 and Friday, May 29 at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

For more information, call the Township at 708-403-4222, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger


MAY 7, 2020

Township to Hold 2nd Drive-Thru Grocery Distribution

Orland Township will hold another free, drive-thru grocery distribution for residents who are experiencing financial hardship since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2nd Orland Township grocery distribution is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until boxes last. Identification with proof of residency is required and only one box per address.

The Township Food Pantry will have more than 300 boxes packed with perishable and non-perishable grocery items and a gift card to a local grocery store. Proof of residency is required.

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger


Paul O’Grady directs residents through the Township Food Pantry’s first grocery distribution. 

APRIL 30, 2020

Man Arrested for Attempted Residential Burglary; Two Others Sought

On Tuesday, April 14 Orland Park Police responded to a residence located in the 8400 Block of Cedar in answering a report of a ruse-type burglary that had just occurred. Orland Park Police Officers and Detectives arrived on the scene and met with the elderly victims. They were informed that three individuals entered the home under the guise of doing plumbing work on a neighbor’s home, to gain access to the victim’s house. The individuals covered their faces with bandanas for the majority of the time while in the home, according to the report.

Once the offenders were in the home, they attempted to conceal their intentions by distracting the victim and moving him to different areas of the home. The victim was suspicious of the offenders’ intentions and watched them carefully. He realized their true intent when he observed one offender heading to the second floor of the home. The victim confronted the offenders and they all fled the scene.

An investigation began and information was gathered which led to the identification of one offender, Anthony Miller. Miller turned himself into the Orland Park Police Department on April 22. Miller posted $5000 bond and is scheduled to appear at Bridgeview courthouse April 23. 

The investigation is still ongoing to identify the two additional offenders. Miller is 30 years old from DesPlaines and is charged with a Class 1 Felony.

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger