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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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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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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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SiriusXM a leader in political discussion

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SiriusXM a leader in political discussion

SiriusXM a leader in political discussion In the last 48 hours the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties have turned to SiriusXM. Proving yet again that it’s the ultimate destination for politics on the radio, SiriusXM has conducted news-making interviews with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sec. Hillary Clinton, and Donald J….

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Can we ban hate campaign Ads next time?

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Can we ban hate campaign Ads next time?

Can we ban hate campaign Ads next time? Nov. 10, 2016 Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Reporter Newspapers, the Regional News, IllinoisNewsNetwork.com By Ray Hanania Has anyone else noticed that America is becoming a polarized nation? And worse, the two sides seem to be getting angrier and angrier? I’ve never been happier to…

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Dead people voting? It’s happened before

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Dead people voting? It’s happened before

Dead people voting? It’s happened before Donald Trump has said he believes that the election results on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 will be “rigged” and he’s received a lot of criticism from the biased mainstream news media. But the truth is that elections are easily rigged and ghost voting and voter manipulation are common. A recent…

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Expect big turnout for Presidential election

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Expect big turnout for Presidential election

Expect big turnout for Presidential election A new Harris Poll says that 86 percent of Americans plan to vote in Tuesday’s presidential election, which would be 50 percent higher than the past national average, if accurate. As a percent of eligible voters, turn out was: 2000, 54.2%; in 2004 60.4%; 2008 62.3%; and 2012 57.5%. These were…

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Blame non-voters for state’s problems

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Blame non-voters for state’s problems

Blame non-voters for state’s problems. Everyone is complaining about Illinois’ poor economic situation, the excess spending and the skyrocketing taxes. But the majority of people complaining don’t even take the time to vote By Ray Hanania Last week’s column hammering the stupid idea of term limits brought on a lot of emails from readers. And…

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It’s the news media, Stupid!

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It’s the news media, Stupid!

It’s the news media, stupid! Playing golf or politics with people’s suffering in the Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton presidential election. The hypocrisy is screaming out loud By Ray Hanania The flood damage in Louisiana is considered one of the worst American natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More than…

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Being Chicago Mayor is no easy job

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Being Chicago Mayor is no easy job

I covered Chicago City Hall and every Chicago Mayor from Richard J. Daley to Richard M. Daley and I know from interviewing the seven mayors during that period that being mayor is no easy job. But Daley’s successor Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has repeatedly turned down interview requests from me and while I understand the…

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