Posts Tagged “Mayor”

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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Home Rule gives Summit voters more powers

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Home Rule gives Summit voters more powers

The issue of Home Rule will be on the ballot in many communities in Illinois. State law grants Hoe Rule to communities with populations of 25,000 or more, but those with less must approve Home Rule by referendum By Sergio Rodriguez Residents of Summit should support the proposal to grant Home Rule status to give the…

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Turns out Chicago mayoral election was never close

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Turns out Chicago mayoral election was never close

The Chicago Mayoral election April 7 turned out not to be the contest it was made out to be by the mainstream news media. Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily defeated challenger Jesus Garcia by a landslide margin of more than 10 percent. The change int he election system made Emanuel look vulnerable, although many Chicagoans still…

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new Ad misses his real problem

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new Ad misses his real problem

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel published a new campaign advertisement that tries to soften his hardened public image that so many voters dislike. But the Ad, which stresses that he’s not perfect and addresses some of his issues, misses the mayor’s real problem. By Ray Hanania Mayor Rahm Emanuel looked at his polling this past week and realized that…

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Simpler times when garbage can lids had meaning

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Simpler times when garbage can lids had meaning

By Ray Hanania Elections have changed a lot over the years. These days, it’s about representation, equality and fairness. But there was a time when it was all about garbage can lids. I grew up on Chicago’s Southeast Side when Daley’s Democratic Machine had the city in its first headlock. You really didn’t hear much…

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Fioretti challenges AWOL Mayor Emanuel to debate

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Fioretti challenges AWOL Mayor Emanuel to debate

By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti has challenged Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other candidates to join in a series of public debates to inform the public of the issues facing Chicago and Chicagoland, but so far Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused to join any debates. Fioretti released the following debate schedule where voters and…

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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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Poll: Emanuel’s Unfavorables Rival Green Bay, Traffic

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Poll: Emanuel’s Unfavorables Rival Green Bay, Traffic

Poll: Emanuel’s Unfavorables Rival Green Bay, Traffic Chicago, IL – New polling from Bob Fioretti’s mayoral campaign shows that Mayor Emanuel remains unpopular.  For a comparison, recent campaign polling tested the favorability ratings of Mayor Emanuel, the Green Bay Packers, the Fox News channel and traffic on the Eisenhower. “A defined image is normally the…

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Involved neighbors can beat street gangs

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Involved neighbors can beat street gangs

Involved neighbors can beat street gangs By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper, Thursday, April 17, 2014 This past weekend was a tragic one for the City of Chicago. During a 36 hour period starting on Friday, 36 people were shot. Four of them died from their wounds. Clearly, a major cause of the violence is…

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Mayor Bogusz applauds local Cub Scouts

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Mayor Bogusz applauds local Cub Scouts

Mayor Bogusz applauds local Cub Scouts Des Plaines Mayor Matthew Bogusz met with Cub Scout Wolf Pack 14 Den 2 on Monday, March 3, 2014. Members of the Den are working to earn their citizenship badges by visiting City Hall, learning about elected officials and local government. (Pictured left to right) Tiffany Freeman, Jason Aponte,…

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