Posts Tagged “Government”

Home Rule makes Summit equal to other communities

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Home Rule makes Summit equal to other communities

Most communities are automatically given Home Rule powers. But some communities have to fight for it, and overcome the ignorance of some politically active whiners who complain about everything because they are not in power By Ray Hanania The last election shows that newly appointed Mayor Sergio Rodriguez is very popular in the Village of…

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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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Remembering Mayor Strzelczyk

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Remembering Mayor Strzelczyk

Summit Illinois Mayor Joseph Strzelczyk died Sunday, May 17, a few days before he would have celebrated his 76th birthday. Strzelczyk was a people’s mayor, kind, generous and caring. Despite his small handful of relentless critics who falsely claimed he was absent during his recent battle with cancer, Strzelczyk worked hard for the citizens of…

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Rauner delivers first Illinois Budget address

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Rauner delivers first Illinois Budget address

Illinois’ Turnaround Budget from Governor Bruce Rauner Delivered Wednesday February 18, 2015; As Prepared for Delivery Good Afternoon, President Cullerton, Speaker Madigan, Leader Radogno, Leader Durkin, Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti, Attorney General Madigan, Secretary White, Comptroller Munger, Treasurer Frerichs and Members of the General Assembly Thank you for attending today. Thank you for your service to the people of Illinois. Over the past week, we’ve commemorated the…

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Irks, quirks and Oughta be laws

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Irks, quirks and Oughta be laws

By Ray Hanania ILLEGAL PARKING: There are a lot of other ways to generate revenue from traffic tickets instead of installing red light cameras to nail unsuspecting motorists. Here are a few suggestions. Put a police squad car near the small Orland Park Post Office branch in the strip mall at 151st and LaGrange Road….

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