A new system implemented in Orland Park Snow plows will allow the fleet of trucks to better route and understand their location relative to others. The GPS trackers and additional hardware and software improve response times and allow plowing “triage” during poor weather conditions. Continue reading here.
This snow plow tracking application was implemented by the city of Ann Arbor Michigan and allows residents to track plows online. A similar system will be implemented in Orland Park, but more for the plow drivers themselves.
According to Nielsen research, Moms represent 19.2 percent of the online population and 1 in every 3 bloggers identify themselves as a mother. Some Chicagoland mothers are using their blogs to share their ideas about cyber security for the home, and these blogs are becoming major forums for sharing a variety of quality information. Continue reading here.
Alicia Peiffer, a 28-year-old mom blogger and marketing professional, (with sons Lucas, 2, left, and Jacob, 3) is taking part in a cybersecurity study, "Keeping Up with the Digital Joneses" to learn more sophisticated ways of securing her and her family's personal information online. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times
Sandburg High School and surrounding area students will get to learn outside this coming summer. The Outdoor Learning Center at Sandburg High School in Orland Park aims to teach students about green building technology and alternative energy sources. Continue reading here.
Two Students plant a tree while constructing a natural fence around Sandburg's Outdoor Learning Center. Photo credited to Brett Roseman - Sun-Times Media.
For the first time ever, you can watch live concerts in HD with no buffering via the internet. Two Chicago suburban men have built a business out of myliveticket.com, and their idea, which is now making waves in the music industry, came from sitting on the couch. Continue reading here.
The pair's streaming of the Too White Crew concert in Merrionette Park in December was the first ever concert streamed live over the internet in full HD. - Photo courtesy of www.toowhitecrew.com
Traditionally, a township would have to employ workers to dig up the road and gauge it’s quality. However, with advances in technology, Orland Park is considering hiring an engineering firm to employ ghostbuster-style vehicles to drive around taking readings with sensors, lasers, and cameras. Continue reading here.
What's the best way to assess road damage like this across an entire city? - Photo taken by Rick at http://blog.loughlinfamily.com/