Posts Tagged “Orland Park”

Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate leadership forum

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Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate leadership forum

Arab American Democratic Club hosts candidate leadership forum The Arab American Democratic Club hosted its 2021 Candidate and Leadership Forum on Thursday March 25 featuring a long slate of candidates for local elective office and elected government officials and speakers. The event was held to commemorate April Arab American Heritage Month and to encourage Arab…

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Arab Democratic Club to host Zoom candidate’s and leaders forum March 25

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Arab Democratic Club to host Zoom candidate’s and leaders forum March 25

Arab Democratic Club to host Zoom candidate’s and leaders forum March 25 The Arab Democratic Club will host its pre-election Forum for Democratic candidates running in the April 6 election and for elected public officials in a special celebration of Arab American Heritage month on Thursday March 25. The forum will again be held Virtually…

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Chicagoland Arab, Muslim community mourn passing of Miriam Zayed

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Chicagoland Arab, Muslim community mourn passing of Miriam Zayed

Chicagoland Arab, Muslim community mourn passing of Miriam Zayed Local activist fought for the rights of Arabs and Muslims in the Chicagoland area and also for the rights of all in mainstream American politics. Miriam Zayed was among one of the first two Arab Americans in Chicagoland to run for public elective office in the…

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Kennedy defends Illinois Muslims in opening mosque

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Kennedy defends Illinois Muslims in opening mosque

Kennedy defends Illinois Muslims in opening mosque Christopher Kennedy, the candidate for Illinois Governor in the March 2018 Democratic primary and the son of the late U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, this week denounced plans to block the opening of a mosque in a suburb of Chicago. By Ray Hanania Christopher Kennedy is someone who…

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Trump movement for “change” awakens Reagan Democrats

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Trump movement for “change” awakens Reagan Democrats

Trump movement for “change” awakens Reagan Democrats Published in the Southwest News Newspaper Group April 27, 2017 By Ray Hanania The major news media all seemed to focus on one election story on April 4, a story they spun to falsely suggest that President Donald Trump made Republicans vulnerable. But if you look past the…

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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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Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections

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Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections

Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections Two Muslim candidates who had strong political backing lost their bids for election on Tuesday in Suburban Chicago contests. Dave Shalabi, who was appointed to a position on a local school board two years ago, lost his bid to remain on the influential school board. Bahira Karim fails in…

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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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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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Voters inundated in Orland Mayoral election battle

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Voters inundated in Orland Mayoral election battle

Voters inundated in Orland Mayoral election battle 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…

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Fires Damage two homes in Orland Park, Il

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Fires Damage two homes in Orland Park, Il

Fires Damage two homes in Orland Park, Il Fires hit two homes in Orland Park over the Christmas Holidays, one on Christmas Day related to a fireplace and a second one the following day linked to a Christmas tree Orland Fire Prevent District officials reported. Here are the two reports: Fireplace fire in Orland Park…

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Syrian refugees: heroism of Rev. Jesse Jackson

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Syrian refugees: heroism of Rev. Jesse Jackson

What many Americans want to do to Syrian refugees, America did to Jews fleeing Nazi persecution just prior to the start of World War II. One civil rights leader, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson believes that it is “unAmerican” to prevent Syrian refugees from seeking refuge in America By Ray Hanania There is a running…

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