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The Orland Park Police Department is the fifth police department in the United States to receive a Blanket Area Public Safety Certificate of Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration for its drone. Orland Park was also the first municipal police department in the State of Illinois to receive Federal Aviation Administration permission to operate a drone for training purposes.
“Orland Park is more than 22 square miles of land with many bodies of water and bordered by forest preserves,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “Having a drone makes it easier to find missing people and suspects in crimes. This new certification also enables our department to help other agencies when they need it.”
The blanket area authorization enables Orland Park to operate its drone in Class G Airspace in any jurisdiction, if requested by local authorities, as long as it is not within five nautical miles of an airport.
For public aircraft operations, the FAA issues a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) that permits public agencies and organizations to operate a particular aircraft for a particular purpose in a particular area. The COA allows an operator to use a defined block of airspace and includes special safety provisions unique to the proposed operation. COAs usually are issued for a specific period – up to two years in many cases.
“The Orland Park Police Department has already responded to seven missing and endangered persons calls in the first quarter of this year – three adults and four juveniles,” noted Chief Tim McCarthy. “The drone will enable our officers to cover large areas of field and bodies of water to assist with any search.”
Orland Park’s latest COA permits the department to fly its drone at an altitude that does not exceed 400 feet or within five nautical miles of an airport.
“The Orland Park Police Department is always planning ahead and their being among the first police agencies to receive these authorizations is another example of how very progressive our police department is,” McLaughlin added.
The department's use of its drone is governed by the Freedom From Drone Surveillance Act. The act restricts the use of drones to counter a high risk of a terrorist attack; if a law enforcement agency first obtains a search warrant based on probable cause; if swift action is needed to prevent imminent harm to life or to prevent the escape of a suspect or the destruction of evidence; if looking for a missing person; for crime scene and traffic crash photography or during a disaster or public health emergency.
“The Certificate of Authorization is a two year license that is drone specific,” explained McCarthy. “Other agencies have used drones and being able to provide an aerial view has been invaluable in search and rescue situations, tactical, emergency response, hazardous incidents and investigative cases.”
The department received a grant from the Region 7 Health Care Coalition to purchase its drone.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires that officers complete the private pilot ground school and successfully pass the FAA private pilot written examination in order to fly the drone. The drones may not fly higher than 400 feet as operators monitor the flight patterns for Midway and O’Hare Airports. The FAA is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of any aircraft within the National Airspace System.
One Orland Park police supervisor and five officers have completed the training and arduous FAA written examination certification process.
“This is another example of the Orland Park Police Department utilizing technology to protect the people of Orland Park,” said Trustee Dan Calandriello, chair of the village’s Public Safety Committee. “The training that our officers have undergone is especially important in order to safely, legally and effectively use the drone. It will be a priceless tool during searches for lost children or missing adults or seniors --- especially in the nearby forest preserves and parks.”
Because of its size, many small unmanned aircraft systems can be transported in the trunk of a patrol car and quickly deployed at an incident. With a hazardous materials incident, the drones can quickly deliver an aerial view of the scene, providing enhanced situational awareness and allowing first responders to develop an effective response while documenting the scene for subsequent investigation.
Orland Park Police Lieutenant Joe Mitchell oversaw the department’s grant and authorization process.
“We began the process last May and it was very involved to receive FAA certification,” Mitchell said. “We now have certified staff who are able to operate the department’s drone.”
Reiterating the benefits, the mayor said, “There are many cases where a drone will help police on the ground --- if a child gets lost, if a fugitive takes off on foot, if a disabled resident wanders off or if first responders need to survey an inaccessible area. A drone can really make a huge difference.”
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills’ and sensory sensitivities. Again, a person on the spectrum might follow many of these behaviors or just a few, or many others besides. The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is applied based on analysis of all behaviors and their severity.
In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued their ADDM autism prevalence report. The report concluded that the prevalence of autism had risen to 1 in every 68 births in the United States – nearly twice as great as the 2004 rate of 1 in 125 – and almost 1 in 54 boys. The spotlight shining on autism as a result has opened opportunities for the nation to consider how to serve families facing a lifetime of supports for their children. In June 2014, researchers estimated the lifetime cost of caring for a child with autism is as great as $2.4 million. The Autism Society estimates that the United States is facing almost $90 billion annually in costs for autism. (This figure includes research, insurance costs and non-covered expenses, Medicaid waivers for autism, educational spending, housing, transportation, employment, related therapeutic services and caregiver costs.)
Know the signs: Early identification can change livesAutism is treatable. Children do not “outgrow” autism, but studies show that early diagnosis and intervention lead to significantly improved outcomes. For more information on developmental milestones, visit the CDC’s “Know the Signs. Act Early” site.
Here are some signs to look for in the children in your life:
Congratulations to our dearest friend and Orland Park author Nancy Gee on her return from a book signing in Paris, France.
It was an adventure not to be forgotten she says and she will also be coming out with the third book in the near future.
The 2016 Brew & Vine is April 9th at the Tinley Park Convention Center. It is the only indoor beer, wine, and food festival of its kind in the Chicagoland area! Last year we had live entertainment and hosted over 50 vendors serving close to 200 different craft beers, wines and food.
Our VIP section was such a success last year that we are bringing it back for the 2016 event and will be offering some exciting new options exclusively for VIP ticket-holders
The FCC has learned of a phone scam targeting wireless consumers.
Some wireless consumers receive calls from phone numbers with three-digit area codes that appear to be domestic, but are actually associated with international pay-per-call phone numbers. These calls often disconnect after one ring, not giving the consumer time to answer the call and tempting them to return the call. If you receive a call like this and do not recognize the number of the incoming call, do not return the call.
If you return the phone call, you may be connected to an international hotline than can charge a fee just for connecting, along with significant per-minute fees if they can keep you on the phone. These charges may show up on your bill as premium services.
This scam appears to be a variation of an old long distance phone scam that tricks consumers into receiving high charges on their phone bills. In the past, telephone consumers have been fooled into making expensive international calls by scam artists who leave messages on consumers’ answering machines or their email accounts. The messages urge consumers to call a number with an “809,” “284,” “876,” or some other area code to collect a prize, find out about a sick relative, or engage in sex talk.
How the Scam Works
If you are billed for a call you made as a result of this scam, first try to resolve the matter with your telephone company. If you are unable to resolve it directly, you can file a complaint with the FCC. There is no charge for filing a complaint.
Filing a complaint
You have multiple options for filing a complaint with the FCC:
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554
Filing a Complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
If you feel that you are a victim of an international phone scam, you can file a complaint with the FTC online at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov. You can also submit a complaint by calling the FTC toll-free at 1-877-382-4357 (voice) or 1-866-653-4261 (TTY), or writing to:
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20580
Each forthcoming car, truck, and SUV is an as-yet-unrealized promise, but none emerges wholly from the ether. Clean sheets of paper are found at Staples not car companies, whose planners juggle plants, partnerships, powertrains, and platforms to feed global sales channels. This guarantees a high likelihood of product success, but often also a bland if competent uniformity. So, when something reaches off the page and slaps you in the face, when a just-launched online configurator has you rushing to check your bank balance—that’s amazing. We are celebrating that here.
These are the vehicles that make news each time they shed a bit of camo or whenever a jet-lagged executive reveals a detail about a redesigned wiper stalk. Mere rumors of their existence accelerate competitors’ product cycles. The wait to drive them—one, two, sometimes even three years—is rewarded with hoped-for revelations in advanced technology, structural integrity, mass reduction, fuel economy, features, and acceleration. Fun, too.
Curating this stream of information is nearly as fraught as managing the billions it takes to develop a new model. We beg and borrow insights from around the business, tap sources, and hold our bladders until after the wine glasses have been cleared from the dinner table before asking questions. This year we are even ranking them, counting down to the one that’s most worth waiting for.
Fashion Unplugged Series Shoot:
Jean Therapy of Orland Park
14360 S. LaGrange Road Orland Park IL, 60462
Phone # 708.403.9900
People love people watching. What they wear ? Where they got it from ? How much was it ? and so on. Almost everyone loves fashion. Southland Tv is proud to bring to its readers the first ever south suburban street style version of photography covering select boutiques. Something you see in European fashion magazines. No studios, no backdrops, no fancy makeup, just your regular everyday people wearing what they like and what's available locally. What we want is to capture the trends that are in style. Fashion is inspired by people, their stories & ideas, and the way they want to be seen by others.
Congratulations to this hard working, relentless, and a dynamic children's author on the release of her second children's book in less than a year and she is already working on her third. She is now International with sales in Europe and Asia. She hails from none other than the beautiful Village of Orland Park.
To see more of her work please visit her website or follow her on the social media.
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Thanks to the Schmaedeke Funeral Home for sponsoring the donation
of an international children 's book , THE SECRET DRAWER an award winning gold recipient Mom's Choice Award written by Nancy Gee of Orland Park.
The family of the third generation of the Schmaedeke family, Kara and Tom Mintle
continue carrying on the legacy of the Schmaedeke Funeral Home at 10791 South Harlem in Worth , Illinois with care , compassion , hospitality and a vision of serving.
Kathryn Straniero, executive director receiving the books for Together We Cope at 17010 South Oak Park Avenue Tinley Park Illinois , where they are serving as a preventive agency providing resources to families in temporary crises .
CALLING ALL SPORTING EVENT TICKET HOLDERS:
We need donations of sporting (or any) event tickets you may have that you would like to see go to a fantastic cause! We are having our biggest fundraising event of the year on March 4th and need some great silent and live auction items to raise alot of cash for our cause! If you or someone you know has concert, sporting or any event tickets that they can donate to Together We Cope, please contact Eva or Katlin at 708-263-0302, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Sons of Italy of Orland Park Host Saint Joseph Table
Attendees Asked to Bring Non-Perishables for Together We Cope
ORLAND PARK, IL – (February 22, 2016) A long standing Italian American tradition, Saint Joseph’s Table, will be held on Sunday, March 20 when the Sons of Italy of Orland Park Leone D'Oro Lodge 2700 and Orland Park Village Trustee will host a Saint Joseph Table at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Avenue. The event begins at 1 p.m and ends at 4. Food will be served from 1 p.m. til 3:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
One of the most beloved saints among Italian-Americans, Saint Joseph was the foster father of Jesus and is the patron saint of workers and the protector of the family. He is honored with a feast day on March 19.
“I’m very excited to be working with the Sons of Italy on this great event --- inviting the community to come together to enjoy a simple pasta dinner,” said Orland Park Village Trustee Dan Calandriello. “This event hopes to bring neighbors together; foster a small town feel for Orland Park. Community members will come together to share a meal and enjoy live music” he added.
The Saint Joseph Table tradition dates back to the Middle Ages when there was a severe drought in Sicily. The people prayed to their patron, Saint Joseph, asking for relief from the famine. When the rains returned the people used their crops to give thanks and share their good fortune.
In the tradition of the Saint Joseph Table, attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the Together We Cope Food Pantry. “The Sons of Italy is excited for the Saint Joseph Table and looks forward to helping out a deserving organization. We had a great time last year and look forward to building on that success at the second annual Saint Joseph’s Table” said Sons of Italy in America, Orland Park Leone D'Oro Lodge 2700 President Paul Loparco.
There will be pasta, salad, bread and desserts served with pop, water and coffee. Live entertainment will be provided by Sandburg High School students throughout the event.
Located in Tinley Park, Together We Cope helps southland residents in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals. The non-profit helps people from 27 southland communities in Bremen, Orland, Palos and Worth Townships.
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