News, Features

  • 17 Apr 2017

    Restore Construction brings damaged homes to perfection

    Restore Construction brings damaged homes to perfection By Gustavo Rosales (Freelance writer, reporter, videographer) Restore Construction in Franklin Park is one of the most professional and ...

  • 06 Apr 2017

    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 ...

  • 04 Apr 2017

    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 ...

  • 02 Apr 2017

    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 ...

  • 31 Mar 2017

    Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

    Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention The battle between Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and challenger Keith Pekau has the attention of the entire state apparently creating a wild ...

  • 30 Mar 2017

    Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

    Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis Sports figures, community leaders and activists warned Wednesday that heroin and opioid use has reached a crisis stage in suburban ...

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  • About 100 Residents of Orland Park filled the board meeting room Monday Oct. 17, 2016 to protest increasing Mayor Dan McLaughlin's salary 375 percent from $40,000 to $150,000

    Orland Park Board arrogantly ignores voters will The Orland Park Village Board is apparently pretending that village voters really didn’t mean to support “change” in the last election, voting to oust 24-year incumbent Dan McLaughlin and replacing him with a little known, well-intentioned challenger, Keith Pekau. The board has named Joe LaMargo, the former head...

  • Meme of the Chicago Sun-Times endorsing Bruce Rauner, who owned a major share int he newspaper. Now the newspaper seems to do his political bidding. (Former Truman photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

    Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized themselves, especially when they are involved in their own conflicts-of-interest that they fail to mention in their stories. As a columnist who writes my opinions,...

  • Restore Construction brings damaged homes to perfection By Gustavo Rosales (Freelance writer, reporter, videographer) Restore Construction in Franklin Park is one of the most professional and responsible companies that helps families whose homes and property suffer major damage such as in a fire or a flood. Restore Construction renovates and restores the building to its original...

  • Why I am fed-up with Sears I grew up believing that Sears offered the best products and, more importantly, the best service and replacement parts. But that was a long ago time in a long gone world. My last two experiences with Sears have been the worst I have had in years By Ray Hanania Sears first...

  • Letter supporting Pekau from Tim Schneider, Sean Morrison and Liz Gorman in the April 4, 2017 election

    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....