Posts Tagged “Village of Orland Park”

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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Rhythmic gymnast Griskenas honored by Chicago suburb

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Rhythmic gymnast Griskenas honored by Chicago suburb

The Village of Orland Park in Chicago’s southwest suburbs honored rhythmic gymnast Evita Griskenas during their regular village board meeting on Monday June 20, 2016. Griskenas is one of the nation’s leading competitors in the Olympic field of rhythmic gymnastics. By Steve Neuhaus and Ray Hanania Olympic hopeful Evita Griskenas, one of the world’s top…

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ComEd and municipal confusion grows faster than bills with aggregation

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ComEd and municipal confusion grows faster than bills with aggregation

ComEd and municipal confusion grows faster than bills with aggregation By Ray Hanania For many years, ComEd was the consumer’s boogeyman, the stepchild of an even bigger boogeyman, Exelon. The relationship fueled consumer skepticism about the big-bad utility company, all a part of a financial shell game where Exelon spit-off ComEd as the poverty-stricken step-child,…

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