Posts Tagged “vote”

Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District

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Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District

Jim Hickey seeks re-election to Orland Fire Protection District Jim Hickey is running for re-election for the Orland Fire Protection District Board of Trustees touting one of the best national records of any fire district in the country. Hickey, who previously served as OFPD Board President, has worked to make the Fire District the best…

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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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Aurelia Pucinski receives support for retention as Illinois Appellate Court justice

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Aurelia Pucinski receives support for retention as Illinois Appellate Court justice

Aurelia Pucinski receives support for retention as Illinois Appellate Court justice Illinois Appellate Court Justice Aurelia Pucinski is seeking retention on the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. Her Ballot number is 201 and she needs your support. This year’s ballot is going to be very long and difficult because of having so many…

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Commissioner Sean Morrison votes “No” to Defund Sheriff’s Office

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Commissioner Sean Morrison votes “No” to Defund Sheriff’s Office

Commissioner Sean Morrison votes “No” to Defund Sheriff’s Office By a vote of 16-1, the Cook County Board passed a resolution today out of the Criminal Justice Committee that moves to defund the Cook County Sheriff’s Office. The lone dissenting vote was from Commissioner Sean Morrison who pointed to three main points for his opposition….

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Change voting system so we can make better choices

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Change voting system so we can make better choices

Change voting system so we can make better choices Americans need to give the system of national elections a serious reconsideration and come up with a new system that doesn’t give certain states all fit weight in the election cycle. Before even half the states complete their primaries, the candidates are already chosen By Ray…

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Darwish launches 2nd TV Ad in congressional campaign

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Darwish launches 2nd TV Ad in congressional campaign

Darwish Releases Second TV Ad in congressional campaign Calls for New Representation, Says We Can’t Keep Electing the Same Politicians and Expect a Different Result Rush Darwish, candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District, has released his second TV ad, entitled, “A Humanitarian, Not a Politician.” See the ad, HERE. In the ad, Darwish…

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Bob Fioretti enters race to oust beleaguered States Attorney Kim Foxx

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Bob Fioretti enters race to oust beleaguered States Attorney Kim Foxx

Bob Fioretti enters race to oust beleaguered States Attorney Kim Foxx Robert “Bob” Fioretti announced Monday his candidacy to challenge controversy-plagued Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for the office in the March 17, 2020 Democratic Primary election. Foxx is best known for bending to political favors to drop charges in the Jussie Smollett hoax,…

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Democratic faithful rally

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Democratic faithful rally Fall Festers told “get out the vote” By Steve Metsch A well-attended Fall Fest, hosted by Citizens for Steve Landek, attracted some big names in the Democratic Party as they rallied the troops. The fest was held Sept. 8 on the sidewalk in front of the Lyons Township Democratic Organization, 7678 W….

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Judge Betar win’s nomination to serve on 13th Judicial District

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Judge Betar win’s nomination to serve on 13th Judicial District

Judge Betar win’s nomination to serve on 13th Judicial District Associate Judge Sam Betar III won the backing of voters on March 20, 2018 to represent the Democratic Party as their candidate for the 13th Judicial District in Cook County in the November 6, 2018 General Election. Judge Betar, one of the first Arab Americans…

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Early voting now open to Illinois residents

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Early voting now open to Illinois residents

Early voting now open to Illinois residents For or the March 20, 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election, traditional Early Voting will take place March 5-19. Early Voting locations and hours can be found here. While some calendars suggest that the Early Voting period in Illinois may begin as early as February 8 ballots will not be available by…

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

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Arab American empowerment continues to grow

Arab American empowerment continues to grow Arab Americans have been fighting for a place at the American table from the day they set foot in America. But in recent years, their empowerment has increased despite the increased discrimination in the wake of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. In recently years, Arab Americans have…

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Pekau says he won’t take pension benefit

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Pekau says he won’t take pension benefit

Pekau says he won’t take pension benefit The high profile battle for the office of mayor of Orland Park in southwest suburban Chicago is fueled by the board’s decision to give the 23 year incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin a massive salary boost and huge pension after only one term in office. The salary and pension spike has…

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