Posts Tagged “election”

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 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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Kennedy promises to bring diversity to Illinois government

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Kennedy promises to bring diversity to Illinois government

Kennedy promises to bring diversity to Illinois government Christopher Kennedy, the son of slain former New York Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, told an overcrowded gathering of American Arabs outside of Chicago that he would defend the rights of immigrants and fight to bring diversity back to Illinois government when elected governor of the…

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American Arab launches bid for Michigan governor

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American Arab launches bid for Michigan governor

American Arab launches bid for Michigan governor Michigan-born Egyptian American doctor and health care activist Abdul El-Sayed has announced his decision to throw his hat into the ring to run for Governor of the State of Michigan in the 2018 general election. El-Sayed will have to win the Democratic Party nomination before running for the office…

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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

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A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency

A glimmer of hope in a Trump presidency Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th President. Despite the partisan debate that has smothered the presidential election, Trump could be the catalyst who brings real change to Palestinians who long for a just peace and an end to the Israeli-driven conflict. It may happen,…

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Random thoughts from Taiwan to flag burning

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Random thoughts from Taiwan to flag burning

Random thoughts from Taiwan to flag burning Columnist Ray Hanania looks at a range of issues and random thoughts from the controversy over President-elect Trump’s phone call from Taiwan and the issue of Chinese corruption, to the offensiveness of the “liberty” of allowing anyone to burn the American Flag. Originally published in the Des Plaines…

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Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish

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Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish

Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish Thanksgiving will be under more pressure this year in dining rooms across America if Facebook is any indicator of how Americans feel. The politics of the recent presidential election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will have an impact, according to recent polls. Here’s my…

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Why Donald Trump won the Nov. 8 election

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Why Donald Trump won the Nov. 8 election

Why Donald Trump won the Nov. 8 election Podcast & Column: Trump won by promising “change.” Trump won because he connected with mainstream American voters. Trump won because Americans are sick and tired of the racism and bigotry of the mainstream American news media. The more the media beat up on Trump, the more Trump’s…

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