Don’t forget, Cruise night is July 16
The 17th annual Classic Car Event scheduled for Thursday, July 16, has been turned into a 6.4-mile cruise through Palos Heights.
The cruise will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will start at 123rd Street and 72nd Court, where participants will check in and receive route maps at the Palos Heights Firehouse. All past sponsors will be recognized on the maps.
From there, cars will proceed west to 76th Avenue, turn right on College Drive (Route 83) and proceed 1.2 miles to Oak Park Avenue. Vehicles will turn right there, left on 125th Street, and right on West Navajo Drive.
They will continue to 127th Street, turn right, and then left onto Oak Park Avenue. From there, drivers will turn right on 131st Street, right again on 76th Street and back to the firehouse at 123rd Street.
Police applications being accepted
The City of Palos Heights Board of Fire and Police Commission is accepting applications for the position of Police Officer with the Palos Heights Police Department.
Salary starts at $69,735.12.
There is a $45 nonrefundable application processing fee. Deadline to apply is July 16.
For requirements and details, visit the city website at https://www.palosheights.org/
Police Explorer Cadet program recruiting
The Palos Park Police Department Explorer Cadet Program is designed to introduce young men and women 14 to 20 years of age interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
The program is designed to provide law enforcement training and experience to the Explorer Cadet through mentoring, classroom instruction, and hands-on training.
Sunday is usually a training day for the cadets.
For more information, call 708-671-3770 or contact Officer Chibe at Rchibe@palospark.org.
Chipper service on hold in July
There will be no chipper service in July. Check the village website for specifics on chipping.
Municipal pool now open
The Centennial Park Aquatic Center, at 153rd Street and West Avenue in Orland Park, opened July 2 with restrictions imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemics. The pool complex has a capacity of 1,300 people but that has been cut to 200 due to maintain social distancing. Orland Park residents may attend for periods between noon and 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. daily. An evening session from 6 to 8 p.m. is open to residents and guests. Everyone coming in has their temperature checked.
Shop Orland win gift cards
Beginning July 6 and continuing through August 2, the Village of Orland Park will sponsor the Shop Orland Park Incentive Rebate Program.
Under the terms of the program, purchases from $300-499 qualify for a $10 Visa gift card, and purchases $500 and more qualify for a $30 Visa gift card.
In order to claim the gift card, shoppers must submit sales receipts along with a completed Shop Orland Park Incentive rebate form, available at www.ShopOP.org, to Orland Park Village Hall, 14700 Ravinia Ave., Orland Park IL 60462 by August 31. There is a limit of one gift card per adult. The incentive program is open to both residents and non-residents and is based on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
The second program, the Orland Park Autos Vehicle Incentive Program, grants a rebate in the form of a Visa gift card after the purchase of a new or used vehicle at any Orland Park auto dealership from July 6 through August 2. The Shop Orland Park Visa gift card is based on the vehicle purchase price and can be valued at up to $525.
The gift cards will be redeemable at any Orland Park business.
Food pantry donations accepted during business hours
Orland Township will accept in-person donations during the Food Pantry’s regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Non-perishable items in demand include: canned fruit, pasta sauce, tuna, broth, cereal, dry potato mix, dry stuffing mix, cake mix and macaroni and cheese.
For more information, call the township at 708- 403-4222, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.