Posts Tagged “Dan McLaughlin”

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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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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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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Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary

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Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary

Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary Nearly 100 residents crowded the Orland Park village hall to complain that the pay hike should be presented to the voters for approval and not the board members, who voted unanimously to hike the salary following two hours of public discussion and debate. By Ray Hanania (Note: You…

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3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Community Walk in Orland Park

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3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Community Walk in Orland Park

3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Community Walk in Orland Park Saturday Oct 3rd. The 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Walk in Orland Park on Saturday October 3 encouraged students to eliminate bullying By Steve Neuhaus Over 300 supporters participated on a chilly October Saturday morning in Orland Park for the 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Community Walk. The event began and ended at…

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Is McLaughlin eying fulltime job as Orland Park mayor?

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Is McLaughlin eying fulltime job as Orland Park mayor?

Orland Park Dan McLaughlin is considering switching from a part-time mayor to a full-time mayor to take a more hands-on control of the continued development of the village which has doubled in population during his two decades as the chief executive officer. What would that require? By Ray Hanania The decision by District 135 President Joe…

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Orland Park parade kicks off despite chilly weather

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Orland Park parade kicks off despite chilly weather

The annual Orland Days parade kicked off in Orland Park on West Avenue Sunday with an impressive crowd despite the unusually chilly weather. The parade included all of the ingredients of fun for the public that lined both sides of the the parade route, soldiers, veterans, politicians, kids, high school bands, fire department trucks with sirens wailing,…

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District 230 has come a long way, and has improved

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District 230 has come a long way, and has improved

Every major elected official in District 230 who counts has endorsed Board President Rick Nogal, Board Vice President Patrick O’Sullivan and elementary school district 146 member Denis Ryan in the important High School District 230 election on Tuesday April 7 election. And, you should support them, too. By Ray Hanania This Fall, my son will be attending Sandburg…

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