Posts Tagged “Orland Park Illinois”

Saturday’s are always rough, especially with disrespectful people

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Saturday’s are always rough, especially with disrespectful people

Saturday’s are always rough, especially with disrespectful people By Ray Hanania The work week is rough but Saturdays are even worse. Seriously. Even though I get to sleep a little late, I wake up to Saturday morning cartoons and several episodes of my favorite series King of Queens with Leah Remini and what’s his name…

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Orland Fire District Pension one of the region’s best

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Orland Fire District Pension one of the region’s best

OFPD Pension Fund rank among Nation’s best  By Ray Hanania A recent study by the Better Government Association (BGA) noted that almost 25 percent of the 217 police and fire pension funds in Cook County were more than 50 percent under funded, placing a huge long term debt on taxpayers. Like many public studies, the…

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Orland Fire Protection District mourns loss of firefighter

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Orland Fire Protection District mourns loss of firefighter

Orland Fire Protection District mourns loss of firefighter It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that the Orland Fire Protection District announces the loss of Firefighter Wesley B. Peak. Wes Peak passed away tragically in a motor vehicle accident on September 7, 2014. He was a 7-year Veteran of the Orland Fire Protection District….

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Fire District puzzled by Orland Mayor’s criticism of fighting drug abuse

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Fire District puzzled by Orland Mayor’s criticism of fighting drug abuse

Fire District puzzled by Orland Mayor’s criticism of fighting drug abuse Orland Fire District rebuffs criticism from Orland Park Mayor McLaughlin and urges government agencies to work together to fight rising drug use The Orland Fire Prevention District is puzzled and surprised that Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin would criticize the Fire District for hosting…

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Orland Fire hosts community meeting on increasing Heroin use and substance abuse

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Orland Fire hosts community meeting on increasing Heroin use and substance abuse

Orland Fire hosts community meeting on increasing Heroin use and substance abuse More than 100 parents and their children attended an informational meeting hosted by the Orland Fire Protection District to address the issue of increasing heroin use and substance abuse held Tuesday (July 15, 2014) at the Fire District headquarters on 151st Street. Speakers…

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Fireworks blamed on home fire Friday night

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Fireworks blamed on home fire Friday night

Fireworks blamed on home fire Friday night Firefighters of the Orland Fire Protection District responded to a fire call at the 11200 block of Poplar Creek Lane on Friday night at around 9 pm, minutes before official government fireworks displays were set to begin in surrounding communities in celebration of the 4th of July. It was among…

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Orland Fire District to host meeting to help parents respond to growing Heroin threat

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Orland Fire District to host meeting to help parents respond to growing Heroin threat

Orland Fire District to host meeting to help parents respond to growing Heroin threat Like many suburban communities, the Orland Fire Protection District is seeing an increase in heroin use by young people. In response, the OFPD will host a communitywide meeting with parents and their children on July 15 to discuss the problem and…

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No injuries reported in Monday night lightning storms, but much damage to trees and some homes

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No injuries reported in Monday night lightning storms, but much damage to trees and some homes

No injuries reported in Monday night lightning storms, but much damage to trees and some homes The Orland Fire Protection District had all of its personnel and equipment on the streets Monday night in anticipation of the lightning and thunder storms that swept through the region destroying trees, electrical lines and damaging homes. But Orland Fire…

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Orland Park home fire caused by lightning

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Orland Park home fire caused by lightning

Lightning causes Home fire in Orland Park at Karli Lane Wednesday By Ray Hanania A lightning strike damaged a home in Orland Park on Wednesday afternoon June 25, 2014. It is the 4th fire in Orland Park in the past several weeks. Residents were in their house as the thunderstorm approached their home on Karli…

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OFPD responds to home fire

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OFPD responds to home fire

OFPD responds to home fire The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a house fire around 2pm Monday afternoon June 23, 2014. Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from the roof and called 911. Orland Firefighters arrived and reported smoke showing and made a quick interior attack to confine the fire to the lower level. The…

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