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Orland Park Board arrogantly ignores voters will

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Orland Park Board arrogantly ignores voters will

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…

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Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

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Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

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,…

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Children’s Museum Book Fair Enjoyed by Many

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Children’s Museum Book Fair Enjoyed by Many

This past Thursday evening, the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn held their Book Fair event at the Barnes and Noble Book Store in Southwest Suburban Orland Park. This fundraising event attracted approximately 200 museum members and guests who enjoyed activities including arts and crafts, cup cake decorating and storytelling. The Easter bunny was also on…

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Why I am fed-up with Sears

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Why I am fed-up with Sears

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…

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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 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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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

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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 election contest filled with a lot of unusual issues, supporters and claims By Ray Hanania The battle to lead Orland Park, one of the fastest growing suburbs…

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Public services failing to protect consumers

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Public services failing to protect consumers

Public services failing to protect consumers The telephone companies, email services and social media sites like Facebook all can do something to stop consumers from being scammed by identify thieves and con artists. But they don’t want to spend the money to do the work that needs to be done to protect us. They can…

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies I share my horrific experience with Sprint. I have been a loyal Sprint customer for 15 years only to be treated like dirt when I asked for a change and inquired why new customers were receiving a lower cost for the same plan I was already receiving. Why…

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County Published in the SW News Group Column March 9, 2017. Taxes continue to increase in Illinois and especially in Cook County that taxpayers have to take actions and consider ways to manage their spending to reduce the tax burden. In many cases, that means buying major items and groceries…

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