Editorial: Reversing the Illinois exodus

Editorial: Reversing the Illinois exodus “Monday brings a new year but not a clean slate for Illinois. The problems that bedevil this state persist and worsen. None is more troubling than this: People are fleeing Illinois in record numbers. For four years running, this state has bled population. In 2017, Illinois lost a net 33,703 residents, dropping the state to … Read More

Vet Dinner

Orland Park Honors Veterans with Steak Fry The Orland Park Veterans Commission held it’s 18th annual Veterans Steak Fry on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at the Orland Park Civic Center. “The military steak fry dates well back into history,” said Village Trustee Jim Dodge, village board liaison to the commission and a veteran. “It was always a treat for those … Read More

Transparency

Village of Orland Park Scores Perfect 100% in Transparency The Illinois Policy Institute awarded Village Orland Park local government their first ever perfect score in a transparency audit, saying that the village went above and beyond their expectations with their commitment to transparency. The agency counts transparency and accountability as their first step towards good and effective government. In pursuit … Read More

Amazon HQ

Dodge and Economic Development Advisory Committee to Submit Bid for Amazon HQ With 50,000 potential full-time jobs on the line and $100,000 of local compensation at stake, Orland Park  “absolutely has to try for this,” said Trustee Jim Dodge regarding Amazon’s search for an ideal location for their second corporate headquarters. “Participating in processes like this is important for the … Read More