Posts Tagged “Mayor”

Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues

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Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues

Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau asserts that critics are playing politics with issues at the Village Board meetings. Trustee Michael Carroll reportedly blamed Mayor Pekau for a poorly orchestrated anonymous robe-call that criticized the board for reversing its 2009 vote to ban gaming and approving up…

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Race leverages next election for Chicago mayor

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Race leverages next election for Chicago mayor

Race leverages next election for Chicago mayor Who will be Chicago’s next mayor? The decision will be made by Chicago’s racially divided voters, Blacks, Whites and Hispanics. The first run will see all of the racial blocks divided and the two candidates who receive the most votes — no one will win the 50 percent…

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McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting

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McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting

McCarthy Statement on Recent Police-Involved Shooting Former Chicago Police Superintendent and Candidate for Mayor of Chicago Garry McCarthy issued this statement on rising violence in the City of Chicago: “These kinds of shooting incidents are a tragedy. As a city, we all lose when they occur. I offer my condolence to the victim’s family. At…

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Pekau sworn in as new mayor of Orland Park

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Pekau sworn in as new mayor of Orland Park Photo array by photographer Steve Neuhaus Keith Pekau was sworn in as Orland Park’s new mayor at ceremonies held at the Orland Park Village Hall on Monday night, May 15, 2017. Pekau won a decisive election over 24-year incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin, who was criticized for…

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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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