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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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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 defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

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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 mayor’s bid to boost his salary by more than 375 percent and to spike his pension from $30,000 a year to $110,000. By Ray Hanania…

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

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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 Chicagoland and is rising across the country. At a forum organized by the Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD), the National Football Players Fathers Association (NFPFA), Cook County…

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Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people focus of forum March 29

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Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people focus of forum March 29

Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people to be addressed at forum Wednesday March 29 A rising spike in heroin use by students and young people in the Chicago suburbs will be the focus of a community forum on educating parents about the signs of drug and heroin use by their children WHEN:…

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CAPAG & Andrea Zopp on Chicago Neighborhoods April 21

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CAPAG & Andrea Zopp on Chicago Neighborhoods April 21

Andrea Zopp, City of Chicago Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer  Friday, April 21, 2017 11:30am – 1:15pm Union League Club of Chicago CAPAG has long been interested in neighborhood economic development and we are privileged to have Chicago’s Deputy Mayor present both the challenges facing Chicago’s neighborhoods and the policy solutions and actions…

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OFPD to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers

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OFPD to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers

Orland Fire Protection District to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers Sports figures, Athletes, officials, first responders and community leaders will explore rising use of heroin, opioids and other drugs in Chicagoland region Orland Park – Heroin use continues to be a growing threat to communities and needs to be checked, community…

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Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

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Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program

Orland Fire District to launch Community Outreach Program The Orland Fire Protection District in partnership with Aishling Companion Home Care will launch the “Coffee, Conversation & Cookies” community outreach program to inform and help educate residents on the many services that the Fire District offers that can impact their lives. The first meeting will be held Thursday,…

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Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library

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Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library

Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum into a freestanding institution in his proposed state budget, Speaker Michael J. Madigan is introducing legislation to improve the administration of the library, advancing an effort prioritized by both Rauner…

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