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Published every Thursday in Orland Township, IL

March 26, 2020

Orland Park Coronavirus Update

The Village of Orland Park’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak is ever-evolving as new information becomes available and situations arise.

Heading into the first full week of the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order, things may look a bit different around the Village, but rest assured that ALL ESSENTIAL VILLAGE SERVICES are fully functioning and as a community, The Village Orland Park is extremely prepared for this and any situation that may come our way.

Additionally, for the safety of the Township community and staff, to help prevent the spread of germs and illness and in accordance with CDC guidelines, as of 4 p.m. Friday, March 20, the Orland Township Administration building, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. and the Orland Township Highway Department building, 16125 S. Wolf Rd., will be closed to the public until further notice.

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger


March 19, 2020

Township Assisting Senior Residents

Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady reminds senior residents who are self-quarantining, to utilize the Township as a resource for basic necessities, if needed, during the COVID-19 virus situation.

While the Township has temporarily halted all events and activities, the office is still open for regular business, including Senior Transportation, limited to medical appointments, and the Food Pantry.

Orland Township will deliver basic household necessities to senior residents, those over 60 years of age who are self-quarantining. Bags will be pre-packed with available non-perishable and perishable items. Bottled water and other household items are available in limited quantities. Delivery requests will be limited to once every two weeks. 

Those in need should call 708-403-4222 for assistance during regular business hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Drop-off deliveries will occur during that timeframe. 

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger


March 12, 2020

District 230 School Board Hires Two Administrators

At its meeting February 27, the District 230 School Board approved the hiring of two administrators.

Current Athletic Director Tom Freyer was named Division Chair for Mathematics and Business at Sandburg High School in light of the retirement of Mark Fertel at the end of this school year.


Dave Keating was named Director of Facilities for District 230 in light of the retirement of Bob Hughes.

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger


March 5, 2020

EPA Recognizes Orland Park for Leading Green Power Use

The Village of Orland Park has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership as a Green Power Community. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently ranked the Village of Orland Park #13 in the nation in terms of total Annual Green Power usage.

“Orland Park is generating and using about 177,165,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet more than 59 percent of the Village of Orland Park’s electricity use,” said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau. 

The Village was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at the February 17 meeting of the Village Board. Mayor Keith Pekau accepted the award on behalf of the Village from Sharon Durling of Northern Illinois Electric Collaborative (NIMEC). “This is a huge honor and we are proud to be recognized by doing our part for the environment by partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Pekau.

Full Story available in the Orland Township Messenger