Three-time Olympian Kendall Coyne Schofield honored at Orland Park board meeting – The Southland Journal


Three-time Olympian Kendall Coyne Schofield honored at Orland Park board meeting (Orland Park, IL) – The Village of Orland Park held its sixth board meeting on Monday, March 21. Among the items on the agenda was a proclamation honoring Kendall Coyne Schofield, who won a gold and two silver medals in women’s hockey at the Olympics.

Proclamation Honoring Orland Park Olympian Kendall Coyne Schofield

Kendall began her hockey career at the Arctic Ice Arena in Orland Park. She attended Carl Sandburg High School. Kendall earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Northeastern University. She led the NCAA in goals, goals per game, points per game, shorthanded goals and hat tricks. She received the Patty Kazmaier Award as the top female college ice hockey player in the United States, along with an impressive list of awards while earning a GPA of 4.0.

Of her accomplishments, Kendall said, “Anything that I’ve done off the ice, I think will always be more important than anything that’s been done on the ice.

She is a coach, mentor, the first woman to work for the Chicago Blackhawks as a player development coach and youth hockey growth specialist, co-owner of a women’s professional soccer team, she is a board member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association and is now also an author.

Mayor Keith Pekau expressed the gratitude of the entire community and proclaimed Monday, March 21, 2022 Kendall Coyne Schofield Day in the Village of Orland Park.

The proclamation can be read here.


Monica Gordon

Proclamation in Honor of Chief Joseph Mitchell

Chief Mitchell rose through the ranks during his 27-year career, taking on the roles of Patrol Officer, Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Commanding Officer, Deputy Chief Constable and Village Chief Constable of Orland Park for the past two years.

Chief Mitchell oversaw the implementation of a partnership with Trinity Services to provide mental health services to those in need. He was an active participant in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Illinois Special Olympics. Orland Park also saw the village’s first therapy dog ​​under his tenure.

Mayor Keith Pekau honored him for his 27 years of service.

The proclamation can be read here.

Other items on the agenda

(all approved unanimously)

    2022-0234 Accounts Payable – Approval
    A. 2022-0235 Pay – Approval
    B. 2021-0600 LaGrange Square Amendment II – Special Use Permit Amendment with Amendments, Site Plan, Elevations and Landscaping Plan
    C. 2022-0202 LaGrange Square Amendment II – Order granting Special Use Second Amendment of LaGrange Square – Key Development Partners (45 Orland Square Drive)
    D. 2022-0021 ITB 22-014 Generator, Transfer Switch and Inverter Maintenance – Rejection
    E. 2022-0241 Granicus Three-Year Contract Extension for GovAccess, Communications Cloud, Legistar, Legistar InSite, Government Transparency Suite, and Granicus Encoding Appliance Software Renewal Subscriptions
    F. 2022-0185 Fire Hydrant Painting – Tender
    G. 2022-0233 Wight and Company Engineering Agreement
    2022-0209 Civic Center BAS Upgrade Project – Bid Waiver Approval
    2022-0245 Prairie Region Flood Control Wet Basin Dredging – Order Change Request
    2022-0247 Zoning map update – Ordinance
    2022-0222 ITB #22-011 2022 Baseball Field Startup

Three-time Olympian Kendall Coyne Schofield honored at Orland Park board meeting