Public Service

Dan McLaughlin:

Career Politician for 32 Years, and Now He Wants More

Keith Pekau:

Political Outsider, Public Servant, and Decorated Combat Veteran

Mayoral Focus

Dan McLaughlin:

Doing What’s Best for Career Politicians and Their Allies

Keith Pekau:

Doing the Right Thing for Orland Park Residents and Small Businesses

Taxpayer-Funded Salary & Pension

Dan McLaughlin:

Hiked His Salary a Whopping 275%, Tried to Hike His Pension $2.1 Million on Top of His Current $1 Million Pension

Keith Pekau:

Lowered His Salary Back Down to $40,000 Per Year, Refused the Pension and Eliminated Lavish Pension Benefits for Orland Park Elected Officials,

Term Limits

Dan McLaughlin:

8 Terms in Elected Offices, Seeking a 9th

Keith Pekau:

Instituted Term Limits with 89% Voter Support

Transparency

Dan McLaughlin:

No Village Transparency

Keith Pekau:

Increased Village Transparency – All meetings on Video and Audio

Economic Development

Dan McLaughlin:

Lost Village’s Largest Employer for 6 Decades Costing Over 950 Jobs; Drove Out Multiple Successful Businesses in the Triangle to Build Publicly Funded Housing Project; Wants to Destroy Orland Square Mall to Build More Apartments

Keith Pekau:

Brought Over 500 New Businesses to Orland Park the Last 4 Years; Protecting Orland Square Mall and Redeveloping the Triangle; Developing the I-80 Corridor, Enhancing Our Downtown, and Diversifying Our Economy

Village Finances

Dan McLaughlin:

Led the Village Towards a Fiscal Cliff with Depleted Reserves, an Unbalanced Budget, and Out-of-Control Spending; Exploded Village Debt from $12 million in 1998 to $111 million in 2016

Keith Pekau:

Cut Operating Expenses by 13.9%, Including Reducing Staff by 9.5% While Improving Services; Paid Down $37 million in Debt and Rebuilt Village Reserves; Lowered Property Taxes By 3%

Village Infrastructure

Dan McLaughlin:

Years of Underinvestment Leading to Over 40% of Village Roads in Poor or Very Poor Condition; Only Improved 1 Park Every 2 Years

Keith Pekau:

Over the Past 2 Years, Increased Road Resurfacing from Just 9 Road Regions to 32; Instead of Only Refurbishing 1 Park, Made Major Improvements to 7 Neighborhood Parks & John Humphrey Complex, Resurfaced 8 Tennis and 10 Basketball courts, and Installed 7 Pavilions

COVID-19

Dan McLaughlin:

Advocated for Extreme Approach of Completely Shutting Down Orland Park for Months and Fining People Who Don’t Wear Masks

Keith Pekau:

Leading Orland Park Through the Pandemic with a Balanced, Data-Driven Approach that Protects Lives and Livelihoods