Posts Tagged “Orland Park”

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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OFPD to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers

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OFPD to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers

Orland Fire Protection District to host forum March 29 addressing growing drug use dangers Sports figures, Athletes, officials, first responders and community leaders will explore rising use of heroin, opioids and other drugs in Chicagoland region Orland Park – Heroin use continues to be a growing threat to communities and needs to be checked, community…

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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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Orland Fire Protection District to host luncheon for Seniors Dec. 1

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Orland Fire Protection District to host luncheon for Seniors Dec. 1

EVENT NOTICE: Orland Fire Protection District hosts annual senior luncheon Thursday Dec. 1, 11 am  to 2 pm The Orland Fire Protection District will host a luncheon to honor senior residents of the Fire District. The luncheon will be held at the district’s administrative building at 9790 W. 151st Street on Thursday December 1, 2016…

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Orland Park sidesteps the will of the people

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Orland Park sidesteps the will of the people

Orland Park sidesteps the will of the people The Orland Park Board approved a plan to significantly increase Mayor McLaughlin’s salary 375 percent from what it was (a 275 percent increase). But the board action ignores the rights of the village’s taxpayers and voters. Oct. 20, 2016 Des Plaines Valley News, The Regional, The Reporter…

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How can movie reviewers all be so wrong?

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How can movie reviewers all be so wrong?

Embed from Getty Images How can movie reviewers all be so wrong? Tom Cruise knocks it out of the ball park in his latest movie “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.” Cruise costars with Cobie Smulders of TV’s “How I Met Your Mother.” And even better, the Marcus Theaters in Orland Park isn’t even finished with its…

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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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