Posts Tagged “Keith Pekau”

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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Largest spike in COVID-19 cases yet in Orland Park

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Largest spike in COVID-19 cases yet in Orland Park

Largest spike in COVID-19 cases yet in Orland Park The Village of Orland Park, whose mayor continues to seemingly scoff at the use of face masks while advocating more public events and festivals, has experienced its largest monthly increase in COVID-19 infections to date. The total number of infections as of Oct. 5 is 1,398,…

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Feeling sorry for failed Mayor Keith Pekau

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Feeling sorry for failed Mayor Keith Pekau

Opinion: Feeling sorry for failed Mayor Keith Pekau Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau attacked me, yet again, in his political newsletter once again making the false assertion of “factual inaccuracy” in my opinion columns. Of course, if anyone has a problem with facts and accuracy, it is Mayor Pekau who stumbles through leadership responding to…

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Orland Park challenge to Pritzker restrictions stumbles

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Orland Park challenge to Pritzker restrictions stumbles

Opinion: Orland Park challenge to Pritzker restrictions stumbles Orland Park is stumbling because it is poorly led by an incompetent official who puts his personal interests above the interests of the public he was elected to represent. Mayor Keith Pekau’s fight against Gov. J.B. Pritzker isn’t about protecting the taxpayers, but rather about stirring up a political base he…

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2nd Coronavirus case slams Orland Park Village government

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2nd Coronavirus case slams Orland Park Village government

Opinion: 2nd Coronavirus case slams Orland Park Village government Two days after revealing the first case of coronavirus to infect an employee in the beleaguered administration of Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, a second confirmed Coronavirus case has been confirmed in the Village’s Recreation Department. The two cases are a political embarrassment for Pekau who is vacationing during…

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Look who’s “grandstanding” now in Orland Park

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Look who’s “grandstanding” now in Orland Park

Opinion: Look who’s “grandstanding” now in Orland Park Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau is a nasty bully who can’t take any criticism but has one quality: he can turn friends into enemies faster than any politician I have met in 45 years. Monday (May 18, 2020), Pekau threatened to take Pritzker to court after bashing…

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Opinion: Easing restrictions in coronavirus wake is irresponsible

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Opinion: Easing restrictions in coronavirus wake is irresponsible

Opinion: Easing restrictions in coronavirus wake is irresponsible Some political leaders, especially those on the extreme far right, are calling for coronavirus restrictions to be lifted, even though the number of infections continues to increase. These officials are being irresponsible. With them on the far right extreme, and Gov. J.B. Pritzker on the far left…

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Former Orland Park village manager La Margo files lawsuit against Pekau, personally and officially

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Former Orland Park village manager La Margo files lawsuit against Pekau, personally and officially

Former Orland Park village manager La Margo files lawsuit against Pekau, personally and officially Former Orland Park Village Manager Joe La Margo accused Mayor Keith Pekau of violating a separation agreement he signed with the village following his forced resignation in May 2019. La Margo was forced to resign after initiating an investigation into allegations…

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Orland Park Provides Updates and Resources for Residents and Businesses Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Orland Park Provides Updates and Resources for Residents and Businesses Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Orland Park Provides Updates and Resources for Residents and Businesses Amid COVID-19 Crisis Many forms of messaging have been provided by the Village of Orland Park aimed at both the residential and business communities. From daily social media updates with information including resources such as providing much needed masks to Orland Park’s medical offices, to…

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Opinion: Mayor Keith Pekau’s “Watergate” problem

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Opinion: Mayor Keith Pekau’s “Watergate” problem

Opinion: Mayor Keith Pekau’s “Watergate” problem Did the Pekau administration on Thursday edit the audio files of Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau bullying Trustee Dan Calandriello in order to prevent taxpayers from hearing his vicious and personal attacks against another elected official? Pekau was angry because I published an opinion column that quoted his remarks…

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Pekau continues his vicious personal attacks against Trustee Calandriello

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Pekau continues his vicious personal attacks against Trustee Calandriello

Opinion: Pekau continues his vicious personal attacks against Trustee Calandriello Village President Keith Pekau continued his personal attacks Wednesday against Trustee Dan Calandriello who attempted to introduce board action to discuss possible short-term support for local businesses in Orland Park. Those businesses are suffering because of the difficulties caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. By…

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