Posts Tagged “Dan McLaughlin”

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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Orland Park: McLaughlin slams Pekau’s political campaign lies

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Orland Park: McLaughlin slams Pekau’s political campaign lies

Orland Park: McLaughlin slams Pekau’s political campaign lies Three lies (and one just plain weird thing) Keith Pekau said during the Orland Park Chamber of Commerce Town Hall. At this point, we’re not sure if Keith Pekau even hears the lies he tells. During Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce Town Hall (Feb. 10, 2021), Mayor Keith Pekau…

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McLaughlin responds to public calls to open Police Center at Orland mall

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McLaughlin responds to public calls to open Police Center at Orland mall

McLaughlin responds to public calls to open Police Center at Orland mall Former Mayor Dan McLaughlin is proposing adding a satellite police station at the Orland Park Mall, the site of where many increased incidents of violence have taken place during the past few years. Although Mayor Pekau is playing down the violence, many residents…

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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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McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police

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McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police

McLaughlin slams bill that undermines police Former Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who is seeking re-election in April to replace beleaguered Mayor Keith Pekau, slammed a bill recently passed that would undermine the rights of police. As Orland Park’s Mayor, McLaughlin was always a strong proponent of supporting a strong police force and hired Tim…

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Dan McLaughlin Statement on Failed Orland Park Mask Mandate

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Dan McLaughlin Statement on Failed Orland Park Mask Mandate

Dan McLaughlin Statement on Failed Orland Park Mask Mandate Monday night (Dec. 23, 2020), the Village Board voted down a mask mandate despite overwhelming support by Orland Park citizens on both sides of the aisle. This vote is an insult to all the nurses, doctors, and medical staff who have been hard at work treating…

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Pekau thinks its all about him

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Pekau thinks its all about him Now that the Orland Park election for trustee is over, Mayor Keith Pekau could start working to make Orland Park better with the three qualified trustees he helped to get elected, Cindy Katsenes, William Healy and Michael Milani. Instead, he just can’t seem to get past the fact that…

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Pekau is way off base in starting fight with Gorman

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Pekau is way off base in starting fight with Gorman

Pekau is way off base in starting fight with Gorman The mudslinging battle to elect three trustees in Orland Park has taken another ugly turn over the issue of vicious but anonymous robocalls as Mayor Keith Pekau widens his list of enemies by taking shots this time at Liz Gorman, the centrist populist who made…

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Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor

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Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor

Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor Can a perennial Republican candidate for public office like Jim Dodge win the office of Orland Park Mayor? His past elections outside of Orland Park suggest not, but his Republican base in Orland Park tells a different story. But that depends on what Republican Mayor Keith Pekau does. Pekau defeated…

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Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

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Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost A poorly run re-election campaign by seven-term incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin combined with a hot-topic issue of salary and pension hikes, and a laser-focused issues campaign of a non-political challenger, Keith Pekau, running on the Republican Party banner did what no one thought could happen April 4 in Orland Park….

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race Republican challenger Keith Pekau easily unseated 23 year incumbent Dan McLaughlin as Mayor of Orland Park in a contest that focused on the mayor’s bid to boost his salary by more than 375 percent and to spike his pension from $30,000 a year to $110,000. By Ray Hanania…

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