Orland Park

A tray of Twinkies that a pair of south suburban restaurants were giving away to customers on Dec. 5, 2012. The restaurant owners' bought 10,000 Twinkies after Hostess went out of business, and decided to give them away to customers. (Credit: CBS)

Restaurant Gives Away 10,000 Free Twinkies

A south suburban restaurant was handing out free Twinkies to customers on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Mark Williamson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Bond Denied For Man Who Beat, Choked Elderly Father

A 46-year-old southwest suburban man was denied bond Thursday after being charged with beating and trying to strangle his elderly father over the weekend.


Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles Expected To Stay In Forest Preserve

Bald eagles have returned to a Cook County Forest Preserve south of Chicago for the first time in 100 years.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

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Man Carjacks Woman, 88, In Orland Park

An elderly woman was hospitalized Monday after she was attacked by a man who stole her car in the parking lot of a southwest suburban Walgreens.


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Gov. Quinn Signs ‘Julie’s Law’ To Crack Down On Extreme Speeders

Julie Gorczynski, 17, was killed last year in Orland Park when a motorist traveling 26 mph over the speed limit crashed into the passenger side of the Jeep she was riding in.


Five-year-old Jack Redmond hugs his mom at O'Hare International Airport, before boarding a flight to Ireland, after judges in both Ireland and the U.S. ruled he be sent back to Ireland to live with his dad. (Credit: CBS)

Caught In Custody Fight, 5-Year-Old Boy Sent To Ireland

A 5-year-old Orland Park boy at the center of an international custody battle was sent to Ireland on Tuesday to live with his father, even though he was born in the U.S. and has lived most of his life here.


Jonathan E. Sarolas and April D. Schmidt  (Photo from Orland Park Police)

Manhunt Still On For Orland Park Carjacker

A manhunt is under way for a man who carjacked a woman Monday night in a south suburban Red Lobster parking lot, then escaped after a police chase, leaving his female accomplice behind.


Dog Park

Orland Park, Oak Forest Compete For $100K For Dog Park

A $100,000 prize has pitted two south suburbs against each other over a new dog park.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Joseph Grabenhofer (left) and Pawel Loboz (right) are accused of filling an empty Samsung Tablet box with rocks and newspaper, then trying to "return" the box to a Sears store in Orland Park to get a "refund." (Credit: Orland Park Police)

2 Teens Charged With Trying To Get ‘Refund’ For Box Of Rocks

Two southwest suburban teens were arrested this week for trying to pull off a crime that was literally as dumb as a box of rocks.


Water generic

Two Rescue Naked Man From Lake In Orland Park

A naked man holding a rosary in his right hand called for help after venturing into a southwest suburban Orland Park lake on Tuesday and was saved by a man and a girl.


Orland Park Fatal Crash

Crash That Killed Three Family Members Leads To Lawsuit

A lawsuit has been filed against a south suburban company, accusing the driver of one of its street sweepers of a causing a crash that killed three members of a Tinley Park family.


Orland Park Fatal Crash

Street Sweeper Driver Blamed For Deadly Orland Park Crash

Orland Park police are faulting the driver of a street sweeper for a deadly crash over the weekend.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Orland Park Fatal Crash

3 Family Members Killed In Orland Park Crash

A southwest suburban family is mourning three of its own, after they were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Orland Park this past weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–04/16/2012

Justin Jachimiec, 22, is charged with two counts of felony fleeing and eluding, and one count of felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He allegedly taped himself popping wheelies, speeding past police, riding on the sidewalk and pulling other dangerous stunts in Orland Park. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Biker Who Dubbed Himself ‘Orland Ghost Rider’ Arrested

He calls himself the “Orland Ghost Rider” and gets his thrills speeding, ignoring stop signs, and mocking police. Police finally caught up with Justin Jachimiec of Orland Park and have evidence of his dangerous stunts thanks to a helmet camera he wore.

CBS 2–03/21/2012

Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park (CBS)

Suit: Orland Park Teen Was Bullied At School

The family of a former girls’ basketball player at a southwest suburban high school claims their daughter was seriously injured by the ordeal — physically and psychologically. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


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Quarrel Nearly Leads To Arrests At Anti-Puppy Mill Protest

There were no arrests at a demonstration outside an Orland Park pet shop Sunday, but police came close.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

This X-ray image shows the nail that pierced Dante Autullo's skull. (Advocate Christ Medical Center)

3 1/2-Inch Nail Found Lodged In Orland Park Man’s Head

A 32-year-old Orland Park man couldn’t believe it when he saw the X-ray, revealing why he wasn’t feeling so good.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

An Orland Park firefighter on Thursday rescues a small dog that had become trapped in a pond. (Orland Park Fire Department)

Dog Not Gone, Thanks To Water Rescue In Orland Park

A small dog that found itself struggling in an Orland Park pond was rescued by firefighters who got an opportunity to practice their water-rescue skills.


Parking Ticket

Report: Officers Set To Be Fired For Bogus Tickets

A suburban man who has received a steady stream of Chicago parking tickets says he feels vindicated now that the Police Department is acknowledging they were bogus.

CBS Chicago–11/07/2011

Surveillance video images of a man suspected of stealing gold chains from two stores in Orland Park and four other stores in Chicago Ridge, Oak Brook, Lombard and Joliet. (Credit: Orland Park Police)

Thief Has Stolen $20K In Gold Chains From Suburban Jewelry Stores

Authorities are looking for a jewelry thief who ripped off at least two Orland Park stores and is suspected of similar robberies in four other suburbs.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011