Posts Tagged “Mayor”

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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Orland Park mayoral race centers on pension grab

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Orland Park mayoral race centers on pension grab

Orland Park mayoral race centers on pension grab Orland Park is a fast growing suburb of Chicago but a recent grab for a huge pension increase by the village’s 23-year incumbent mayor has voters angry and on edge. The controversy is making the April 4 battle between Mayor Dan McLaughlin and Keith Pekau one of the…

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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 Photo by txgr74 Mayor Rahm Emanuel looked at his polling this past week…

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel stumbles in re-election bid

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel stumbles in re-election bid

Rahm Emanuel has been Chicago’s most anti-Arab mayor, for no real reason. On Tuesday, February 24, many American Arab voters and activists celebrated Emanuel’s failure to win the 50 percent of the votes he needed to win re-election and that he has been forced into a run-off against pro-Arab Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. It’s the first time in Chicago…

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Chicago Arab political group issues election endorsements

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Chicago Arab political group issues election endorsements

On Sunday, February 8, 2015, the American Middle East Voter’s Alliance Political Action Committee met with Mayoral Candidate Jesus Chuy Garcia and the Asian American leadership in Chicago and announced its formal endorsement of Jesus Chuy Garcia for Mayor of Chicago. AMVOTE-PAC’s Chairman, Judge William J. Haddad (Ret.), stated on Sunday that: “Today, AMVOTE-PAC issued…

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Arab Americans left out of Chicago event, again

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Arab Americans left out of Chicago event, again

Arab Americans left out of Chicago event, again By Ray Hanania When the United States government called on me during my sophomore year in college to fight in Vietnam, I didn’t wait until they drafted me. There was as chance they wouldn’t, but my number was around 65. So I went and enlisted for four…

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