Archive For The “elections” Category

Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine

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Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine

Opinion: Pekau won re-election but lost campaign to build his own Machine By Ray Hanania After a bruising political election, Orland Park’s Mayor Keith Pekau managed to defeat his challenger, former Mayor Dan Mclaughlin. I guess it pays to have a $150,000 a year salary and $600,000 in income over four years for a part-time…

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

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Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State 

Pat Dowell Announces Candidacy for Illinois Secretary of  State  Pat Dowell,  Alderman and Committeeman of Chicago’s Third Ward, announced her candidacy for Illinois Secretary of State this week. “As a committed public servant, helping and serving people has always been my top priority,” said Dowell. “My singular goal of this office is to provide the residents…

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Right from the Middle: America taken over by three oligarchs acting as dictators

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Right from the Middle: America taken over by three oligarchs acting as dictators

Right from the Middle: America taken over by three oligarchs acting as dictators Three oligarchs rule this country, each acting as dictator for their wing of government- the President, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House. These three individuals make decisions for our country, not the American people and a…

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Gorman slams Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads

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Gorman slams Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads

Opinion: Gorman slams Pekau’s “fake Republicans” in video ads Orland Township Republican Chairperson Liz Gorman released a powerful series of videos slamming Orland Mayor Keith Pekau for backing a slate of “fake” Republicans. Pekau has isolated every elected official to the disadvantage of the needs of Orland taxpayers, but hopes to pull the wool over…

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Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos

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Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos

Opinion: Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos Police are again being unfairly targeted in legislation that strips away their “qualified immunity” and exposes them to unjustified and frivolous lawsuits, while the legislators who are stripping them of protection continue to enjoy “qualified immunity” for their actions … and the Cook…

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Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District

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Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District

Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District Jim Hickey is running for re-election for the Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees touting one of the best national records of any fire district in the country. Hickey, who previously served as OFPD Board President, has worked to make the Fire District the best…

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House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings

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House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings

House Redistricting Committee Urges Public to Share Insight at Regional Hearings House Redistricting Committee Chair Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, is encouraging members of the public and advocates to participate in the process of creating new districts by sharing testimony at the committee’s upcoming regional hearings beginning this week. “People throughout Illinois have insight into their communities…

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Pekau’s Salary in Orland Park: $600,000 in four years

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Pekau’s Salary in Orland Park: $600,000 in four years

Pekau’s Salary in Orland Park: $600,000 in four years Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau doesn’t want you to talk about the FACT that he has taken the $150,000 salary that he criticized every year since he has been elected. That’s $600,000 collected from Orland Park Taxpayers over the past four years. Instead, Pekau misleadingly claims…

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Candidates for local office speak at Arab American Democratic Club Candidate and Leadership forum

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Candidates for local office speak at Arab American Democratic Club Candidate and Leadership forum

Candidates for local office speak at Arab American Democratic Club Candidate and Leadership forum The Arab American Democratic Club hosted its 2021 Candidate and Leadership Forum on Thursday March 25 featuring a long slate of candidates for local elective office and elected government officials and speakers. The event was held to commemorate April Arab American…

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Arab Democrats to host virtual Candidate and Leadership forum March 25

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Arab Democrats to host virtual Candidate and Leadership forum March 25

Arab Democrats to host virtual Candidate and Leadership forum March 25 The Arab Democratic Club will host its pre-election Forum for Democratic candidates running in the April 6 election and for elected public officials in a special celebration of Arab American Heritage month tat will be held on Thursday March 25, 2021. The forum will…

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Orland Township Republicans should reject the “Not Really” Republicans on April 6

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Orland Township Republicans should reject the “Not Really” Republicans on April 6

Orland Township Republicans should reject the “Not Really” Republicans on April 6 Orland Township Republican Committeewoman Elizabeth “Liz” Gorman slams Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau for endorsing controversial slate of fake Republicans in the April 6 election. The slate includes one candidate who had an outstanding  arrest warrant and another who claims to be a…

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How do you not remember a DUI-drug court date?

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How do you not remember a DUI-drug court date?

How do you not remember a DUI-drug court date? Just what the people of Orland Township need, right? An official whose only response to not showing up for a court appearance that prompts an active arrest warrant, is Lora Kreczmer a candidate for Orland Township Trustee, forgot. She only turned herself in because it became…

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