Posts Tagged “April 6”

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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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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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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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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Tasneem Abuzir can bring sanity and services back to Palos Township

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Tasneem Abuzir can bring sanity and services back to Palos Township

Tasneem Abuzir can bring sanity and services back to Palos Township By Ray Hanania When I think about a smart, reasoned and honest person running for public office for the first time, I think immediately of a young woman named Tasneem Abuzir. Abuzir is running for a spot on the Palos Township Board of Trustees…

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McLaughlin responds to false claims from Pekau

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McLaughlin responds to false claims from Pekau

McLaughlin responds to false claims from Pekau Dan McLaughlin Calls Out His Opponent’s Continued Partisan Games, Pledges to Host Regular Office Hours to Talk to the Community. As Mayor Pekau continues to play partisan games and waste taxpayer time on discredited political attacks, candidate Dan McLaughlin reaffirms his commitment to get to work for Orland…

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Pekau uses Orland Village Board to put politics over people

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Pekau uses Orland Village Board to put politics over people

Pekau uses Orland Village Board to put politics over people Opinion columnist Ray Hanania examines the stark differences between Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau and former Mayor Dan McLaughlin in this analysis. Pekau cares about politics. McLaughlin cares about people. No politician is perfect but Pekau is on the furthest extreme. Pekau has turned taxpayer-funded…

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McLaughlin blasts Pekau for using board meetings to promote his political campaign

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McLaughlin blasts Pekau for using board meetings to promote his political campaign

McLaughlin blasts Pekau for using board meetings to promote his political campaign Former Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin accused Mayor Keith Pekau of using taxpayer-funded village board meetings and staff to unleash a series of vicious political accusations. McLaughlin said the Village board should be used to champion the rights of taxpayers not to fund…

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