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Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin to seek re-election

Updated: December 29, 2012 6:24AM



Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and three incumbent village trustees will seek re-election in the April 9 municipal election, according to a news release.

McLaughlin, first elected mayor in 1993, will run with trustees Jim Dodge, Kathy Fenton and Brad O’Halloran. They are running under the Orland Park United banner.

The mayor formally announced his plans to seek re-election at an event on Nov. 16, according to the news release.

Current Village Clerk Dave Maher, who has been on the village board since 1996, will not run for re-election, opting to spend more time with his family, according to the release. Running with McLaughlin and the trustees for the clerk’s position will be John Mehalek, a 14-year resident of the village and former president of the School District 146 board.

In the news release, McLaughlin said the village’s fiscal policies have enabled Orland Park to garner high marks from credit rating firms Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, and also allowed the village to reinstitute a property tax rebate program that was temporarily halted when the economy reduced village revenue.

McLaughlin said a priority for his next term would be the completion of Orland’s Main Street redevelopment, the centerpiece of which is the Ninety 7 Fifty on the Park apartment building near the 143rd Street Metra station.



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