Pekau campaign signs violate village ordinances
Pekau and his endorsed candidates want you to believe that they care about the people of Orland Park. But clearly, they don’t care about the Orland Park Village Ordinances, which are evident when you look at the illegal placement of most of their signs. The “Pekau over People” slate has the Village removing signs that are not in alignment with the village Ordinance on Political Signs, except for their own signs which are everywhere, on private property, prairies, in the strip malls of the mayor’s cronies and contractors, and up and down main streets. See for yourself.
When you are evaluating candidates for the April 4, 2023 non-partisan election, you might want to consider how they abide by the existing village laws.
If they are supported by Orland Park’s beleaguered Mayor Keith Pekau, apparently they don’t care about village laws. Of course, Pekau’s candidates — under the slate of “Pekau over People” — are trying to be like him.
And Mayor Pekau doesn’t abide by the laws at all, sending out emails using the village email list, using the Village website to advocate for a political position in the April 4 election on the issue of Village Manager, and, in this election, only removing campaign signs from candidates he does not support from the village streets.
That’s our Mayor, “Pekau over People.”
According to the Village Laws, campaign signs must be at least 5 feet from a homeowners property line on their property. And, they can’t be on the public thoroughfare or against the curbs of major roadways like LaGranGe Road, 143rd Street, 151st Street or on 159th Street.
On private property like homes, the property line is the sidewalk, so signs must be placed five feet from the sidewalk. In no case can signs be placed on major roads along the curb as they may cause a distraction for drivers.
Here’s the information on the village ordinance (Section 6-307-D-1-4):
The “Pekau over People” slate of candidates have their signs everywhere, almost all in violation of village law. If candidate’s disrespect local laws, how can you expect them to be good village officials?
All you have to do is open your eyes and see for yourself.
But here are photos of the campaign signs that violate the fundamental basics of the village ordinance: