Posts Tagged “Mayor”

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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Candidate throws his hat in ring for Tinley Park mayor’s race

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Candidate throws his hat in ring for Tinley Park mayor’s race

Candidate throws his hat in ring for Tinley Park mayor’s race Kevin Suggs Announces Candidacy For Mayor of Tinley Park Kevin Suggs, a highly accomplished sales professional and University of Notre Dame graduate, announced his candidacy for mayor of the Village of Tinley Park on January 11, 2021. Suggs, a 23-year resident of the village,…

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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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Former Mayor Dan McLaughlin announces bid in Orland Park

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Former Mayor Dan McLaughlin announces bid in Orland Park

Former Mayor Dan McLaughlin announces bid in Orland Park After consulting with thousands of Orland Park residents, business owners, and community leaders, former Mayor, Dan McLaughlin, will be challenging incumbent mayor, Keith Pekau, in the April 6, 2021 election by continuing his commitment to serve the working families of Orland Park.    McLaughlin’s priorities will…

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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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Casinos need to get their act together

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Casinos need to get their act together

Casinos need to get their act together Chicago is planning to build at least one new casino possibly more. Hopefully the city will do a better job than Indiana which has the worst, dirtiest casinos in the Midwest. Government should put more restrictions on casinos and give more money back to the public By Ray…

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100 years young

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100 years young Century mark for former mayor Ed Formento  By Steve Metsch Other than using a walker, you wouldn’t know Ed Formento turned 100 years old on July 5. The former mayor of Willow Springs has a firm handshake to go along with his quick wit. “I feel great. I look great,” said Formento….

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Former Chicago City Hall reporter hosts politics podcast

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Former Chicago City Hall reporter hosts politics podcast

Former Chicago City Hall reporter hosts politics podcast Ray Hanania, a former Chicago City Hall reporter, and political columnist during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s, has launched a new podcast available for free on most podcat systems. Called “Ray Hanania on Politics,” the podcast is recorded several times each week and addresses mainstream American politics…

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Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues

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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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