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National speaker and recovering drug addict David Lee addresses the crowd at Sandburg Wednesday night. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

Community Link group gets the word out on area drug situation

Orland Township’s Community Link group welcomed parents to a recent symposium on the area’s drug problem – including increases in heroin use among young locals. More than … Read more ›

This year's National Take Back Initiative averaged nearly two pounds of drugs for each of the 526 Orland Park participants, officials said.

Residents help collect unused, outdated prescription medications

Gearing up for the National Take Back Initiative, Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy said he’d like to collect 500 pounds of unused, unwanted and … Read more ›

Florida man charged for taking a swing at a country club employee, and more

The following items were taken from Orland Park Police reports released April 12 and April 16. Country Club Uproar A 47-year-old Sunrise, Fla., man is … Read more ›

Man, 22, allegedly beat girlfriend in Orland Square Mall, and more

The following items were taken from Orland Park Police reports released April 2-9. Domestic Violence A 22-year-old Robbins man was arrested around 7 p.m. March … Read more ›

Dentist, husband found shot to death in Palos Park home

Patients writing on Dr. Larisa Markewych’s office website Wednesday recalled the Palos Heights dentist as “a warm person and a great dentist” and posthumously thanked … Read more ›

Man steals 8 rib-eye steaks from grocery store then flees in car, and more

These items were taken from reports released March 27 and April 4 by the Will County Sheriff’s Office, and information from the Will County Circuit … Read more ›

Brian M. Wehmer, right, and Moeheeb M. Maasi (Submitted photos)

Two men busted for heroin possession after a two-hour tail by cops

A 36-year-old Orland Park man and the 25-year-old Tinley Park man who allegedly chauffeured him to a heroin buy on Chicago’s South Side are scheduled … Read more ›

Ex-boyfriend allegedly batters woman outside store, and more

The following items were taken from Orland Park Police reports released March 15 through March 29. Drug-Related A 27-year-old Orland Park man from the 15300 … Read more ›

James Shaver

Child porn charge lodged against man accused of stalking pre-teen girl

Bond was set at $20,000 this week for a 57-year-old Park Forest man charged with possession of child pornography in connection with his arrest in … Read more ›

Semi carrying $250,000 worth of copper plates stolen, and more

These items were taken from reports released March 20 by the Will County Sheriff’s Office in its role as the Homer Glen Police Department and … Read more ›