Posts Tagged “Palos Township”

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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Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos

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Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos

Opinion: Police unfairly targeted in new Illinois laws and politics in Palos Police are again being unfairly targeted in legislation that strips away their “qualified immunity” and exposes them to unjustified and frivolous lawsuits, while the legislators who are stripping them of protection continue to enjoy “qualified immunity” for their actions … and the Cook…

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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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Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil

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Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil

Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil Protestors have been disrupting meetings of the Palos Township board for nearly 18 months as a part of a political strategy devised by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to undermine her anti-tax critics led by County Commissioner Sean Morrison. They are targeting Sharon Brannigan out of…

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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison defeated County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the Nov. 6, 2018 election, beating back a challenge from first time candidate Abdelnasser Rashid. Morrison won by securing his base in the Southern end of the 17th District, winning Orland, Palos, Worth, Lemont and…

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CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money

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CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money

CUB to host meeting in Palos Township to help consumers save money Palos Township will be hosting a Citizens Utility Board (CUB) event on May 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A free mini breakfast with coffee, juice and donuts will be offered to attendees, donated by Palos Township Trustee Sharon Branigan. Branigan,…

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Brannigan vows to stand up to bullies, work for Township

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Brannigan vows to stand up to bullies, work for Township

Brannigan vows to stand up to bullies, work for Township Palos Township Trustee distributes newsletter vowing to stand up to the small group of bullies who have been disrupting Township board meetings over opinion comments she posted on her Facebook page critical of immigration that some accused of being “racist.” Brannigan apologized for the comments…

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The bullying of Sharon Brannigan

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The bullying of Sharon Brannigan Sharon Brannigan, a suburban Township politician who made some improper comparisons while arguing about immigration policy has suddenly become the target of the protesters against anti-Muslim, anti-Arab racism. But in their protests, they have turned into bullies who yell, scream, and disrespect the image of what Arabs are all about. And…

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Brannigan reaches out to Arabs and Muslims

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Brannigan reaches out to Arabs and Muslims Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan offended Arabs and Muslims with broad stroke comments about immigration that pointed a finger at their race and religion. But Brannigan apologized this week, reiterating apologies she issued twice before saying that she is not anti-Arab, anti-Muslim or anti-immigrant. I understand her concerns…

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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy

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A letter from a reader on the Brannigan controversy A reader writes asking about the protests by Muslims in suburban Chicagoland against Republican Palos Township trustee Sharon Brannigan and comments she has made in the past criticizing Muslims. By Ray Hanania Sharon Brannigan has published views and opinions that have angered many Muslims in the…

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