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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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Restore Construction brings damaged homes to perfection

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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 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…

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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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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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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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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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Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail

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Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail

Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail The owner of a Victorian home in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood that was severely damaged by fire offered enthusiastic praise and support to Restore Construction Inc., for its Commitment to detail in restoring the property to its original luster. Home was restored to its antique historical quality Chicago,…

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Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open

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Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open

Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open Gizmos Fun Factory now open in Orland Park. Manufacturing Game-Changing Family Fun, Close to Home Fun for the whole family isn’t a contradiction anymore! The ideal getaway—you, know, the virtually impossible vacation where everyone truly has a blast—opened Friday and is conveniently located for Chicago and south suburban residents. Gizmos Fun…

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