Mayor Keith Pekau

If you have any interest at all in Gov. JB Pritzker’s shutdown order, the video below by Village of Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau is a must-watch. It’s superb.

Pritzker’s order and his reopening plan are at this point nothing more than autocratic farce. The “science and data” he says they are built on are quackery and they are irrational on their face. He is grinding the Illinois economy into dust.

Pritzker protesting. Source: ABC Chicago.

Perhaps worst of all, he ignores it to suit his politics. With breathtaking hypocrisy, he personally attended one of the recent large protests at which, as reported by ABC Chicago, he joined the chant of Black Lives Matter. Social distancing? Nah.

Watch the video below.

UPDATE 6/10/20: Mayor Pekau today released a second excellent video also linked below.

-Mark Glennon

 

Second Video released 6/10/20:

 

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Shackleford
4 months ago

Yea we know. So what are you gonna do about it, Mr. Mayor ? Words are easy.

USNAO3
4 months ago

The state of Illinois must be run by Hollywood, which would explain why our gov.is Jabba the Hut, and Chicago’s mayor is Beetleguise. Do the dumocrate politicians arrive at a public event, by getting out of a tiny car, because that’s how the other clowns at the circus enter? Here is a thought for dumocrate voters. The medical definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over, and expect a different result. Stop re-electing them.

USNAO3
4 months ago

The only diference between Star Wars Jabba THE Hutt and Gov. Pritzker, Is Pritzker doesn’t have a bikini clad princess chained to him. It’s time for Jabba the Gov to go to a galaxy far away.

Karen Walsh
4 months ago

I appreciate your leadership to put the scientific facts, common sense and respect for others into words. The ignorance of our current leadership has done so much damage.

Crystal Daun
4 months ago

Please run for Governor of this state! I hope you can encourage other towns mayor’s to also become a voice to stand up for the residents of IL. Thank you so much!

Concerned citizen
4 months ago

Very well stated!! Please run for Mayor of Chicago or for Governor of Illinois! There is no logic behind these restrictions.

Concerned Illinois citizen
4 months ago

It is terrible that nursing g home patients are not allowed family to visit. Now, we are told they have to get a Covid test or they will be isolated in their rooms! There has no t been any staff or clients positive during the whole time! Who is making money from the tests? I know, do you?! Nursing home clients only live for family, let us visit them. To die alone is shameful, in the hospitals as well. Take safety precautions, but let families be family!

delow24
4 months ago

The same type of things are happening here in NC. Doofus Cooper has come up with what he calls “science and data” to use as they re open. The only thing is he will not share his science and data or the methods for acquiring it. He is also going around our state constitution by not working with the council of state (Lt. governor, Treasurer etc), actually he is totally ignoring them. Doofus is a democrat, you can guess what the majority of the council of state’s party affiliations are.

Mary Tyler
4 months ago

Thank you !!!!!

Andres Delao
4 months ago

JB got his head stuck up Madigan’s ass, and always has; corruption runs deep in the Illinois dumbocratic party.

Markjs
4 months ago

I don’t even want to hear any more complaining unless people are willing to put their money where their mouth is and ignore these power grabs.
For instance, instead of just talking, this mayor should also declare that his town is now fully open for business, and there’s an end of it.
People have got to be willing to stand up to tyrants; and as this China virus farce has demonstrated, very few Americans are anymore. It’s a terribly sad state of affairs.
 

Teatwafle
4 months ago

Dont forget the Pennsylvania insane trans “woman” who ordered Covid into nursing home while he put his mommy (she’s so proud) into a hotel. Sounds like mass murder to me.

Teatwafle
4 months ago

Pritzker said stay home or die, while his wifey and kids went Florida. Vote Democrat.

Rhonda Hummel
4 months ago

You are Spot On Sir!! I wish you could teach another Mayor of IL the logic behind this!! Keep up the good work and I truly hope you can get something done!! VERY WELL SAID!!!!

Linnea
4 months ago

Both of your messages were spot on! Thank you. I wish you were our Governor!! So, who’s filing the law suit to open up Illinois?

DANIEL PIENTA
4 months ago

Please run for Mayor Chicago

Holly
4 months ago

I’m from down state Illinois and I totally agree with this message!

Kevin Schultz
4 months ago

Please run for Govenor.

Elizabeth
4 months ago

I’ve had it! Let’s protest!

Cheryl Leary
4 months ago

I live so close to the Indiana border that I do all my business across the state line. I believe Pritzker is the biggest joke of Illinois right now.

Kristy
4 months ago

Who voted for this man? EVERYONE hates him🤬

Marco
4 months ago
Reply to  Kristy

State, county and municipal workers in public sector unions and their dependants. Add them up and be shocked how large a voting cohort they’ve become.

Riverbender
4 months ago
Reply to  Marco

Don’t forget to add the large block of free stuff army members too.

4 months ago

Excellent! Thank you Mayor! Please run for Governor! I would devote all my time to your campaign! I would give money too but I am now broke. The lying hypocrite fat-Bastard pritzker has driven me and many in Illinois to bankruptcy and prizker is still rolling in the billions and doesn’t give a damn. Pritzker goes to his horse ranches out of state, marches in protests shoulder to shoulder and continues to lockdown honest, law-abiding citizens of Illinois who just want to make a living!! He’s threatened to put us in jail! We’ve had 1 case of covid in DeWitt… Read more »

Daniel
4 months ago

The governor and any officials that adhere to his beliefs, should be removed from leadership positions, as soon as humanly possible.

Kevin prunsky
4 months ago

The governor should be removed from office. He is doing this just to get federal funds for this broke state

John
4 months ago
Reply to  Kevin prunsky

He also wants it as painful as possible so his doom and gloom story will get the Nov tax increases he wants passed.

Lisa Walline
4 months ago

Our wretched Governor has essentially chosen the economic winners and losers. It appears he is looking down the road, depending upon the corporations that remained open to fund his reelection. What the president has done is allow Democratic governors to reveal their agenda. I worry about the pre covid-19 struggling buisness owners, They may never dig out. I frequent local small businesses and the owners are beaten, broken and fearful. Their employees are somber yet trying to find joy in the return of patrons. Keep telling the truth sir. Thank you.

Lynn
4 months ago

Proud to live in Orland! Health care worker.

Christine Foss
4 months ago

Time to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
The DEMO-RATS want to ruin this country! I no longer abide by ANY STAY AT HOME ORDER! Nor do I wear a mask! Screw.all the DEMO-RATS! MAY THEY BURN IN HELL!

Donna Boulos
4 months ago

I’ve said almost all of this! I think everyone/everything should open and if you choose burn the masks! There is power in numbers! This virus is nothing more than political at this point. Enough is enough,

Cheryl Ruggles
4 months ago

Love this wise and common sense thinking man!! Thank for your words. If only it would catch on! Our morons wont get it it!!

Katie
4 months ago

Wish he was our governor!

PAM
4 months ago

love this mayor ……….wish we in CHICAGO COULD SWITCH HIM OUT

Barbara
4 months ago

If you cannot social distance you need to wear a mask. It appears to me he is following that recommendation.

Diane
4 months ago
Reply to  Barbara

Our governor is a self serving human who only cares about his own political power

Deanna
4 months ago
Reply to  Barbara

our IL governor is the lowest form of pond scum .he is a liar ,a cheat & many other names i can’t mention on here . fat lying bastard 🙁
 

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Eric
4 months ago
Reply to  Barbara

He isn’t following his guidelines in Phase 3. Not supposed to gather in a group of more than 10 people. How many people were at the protest that he attended? I will bet it was more than 10.

4 months ago

Mayor Keith Pekau, You hit it on the head. I don’t live in your town but agree with you and I would just open up, don’t announce it and leave it at that. Don’t arrest anyone unless they are looting and etc….. The governor is ruining this state and doesn’t care and he will not get re-elected.
 
 

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Riverbender
4 months ago
Reply to  mark keane

I think he has very good chance of being re-elected. Imagine downstate people finally waking up and going to the polls?
LOL as if thats gonna happen.
 

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Igoro
4 months ago
Reply to  mark keane

I agree.

PlanningAnExit
4 months ago

Hey Lori, open EVERYTHING east of Lake Shore Drive. What on earth are you awaiting? THERE HAVE BEEN ZERO CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID being passed by runners, walkers, and cyclists. Dang, I cannot wait to donate to your challenger… Heck, your ineptitude is begging the question of whether Tax-winkle might have actually been better. Bummed I pulled the lever for your election.

Lyn P
4 months ago
Reply to  PlanningAnExit

I second your screen name

DB
4 months ago

THANK YOU, Sir!!!!!

MICHAEL HARRISON
4 months ago

THE DEMOCRATS WANT THE ECONOMY TO COLLAPSE. THEY BELIEVE THAT NO MATTER HOW POPULAR TRUMP IS, WHEN THE ECONOMY FALTERS, PEOPLE WON;T VOTE FOR HIM. THEY (DEMOCRATS) DO NOT CARE WHO THEY HURT, HOW MUCH THEY HURT THEM, AS LONG AS THEY GET BACK IN POWER. MY FAMILY IS HURT. MEMBERS ARE OUT OF WORK. WE ARE SUPPORTING THEM WITH FOOD AND MONEY BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WON’T GIVE ME SHIT. FUCK EM ALL. WE NEED TO THROW THE BASTARD DEMOCRATS OUT OF OFFICE.

PAM
4 months ago

NOW YOU;RE TALKING

Old Spartan
4 months ago

Excellent analysis Mayor. the entire– and ongoing – situation with this governor is arbitrary, uninformed and devastating to so many small businesses.

Julianna Fan
4 months ago

Juliana Stratton will be a wonderful governor.

Tim Gauwitz
4 months ago

Wow a man with common sense and not afraid of JBs communist rule !! Good for you sir, your words are spot on!

Judy
4 months ago

There are law suits already in progress against his unlawful lockdown.
Contact: DeVorelawoffice@gmsil.com

Judy
4 months ago
Reply to  Judy

Sorry I didn’t include the correct email

DeVorelawoffice1776@gmail.com

Tina Montgomery
4 months ago

Wow, what a joke. Ok, so this is what he says, what will happen next? I suggest File a lawsuit on a Federal level and CONTACT AG BARR. Will people still be stupid enough to continue to vote Democrat in Illinois? OR is this their fake news too? Illinois is in a Communist state right now, better WAKE UP ILLINOIS. I know there are millions that need to rally together, NOW!! Illinois is shy on jobs as it is. This will REALLY be a no jobs state…. I grew up in Illinois, never in my life would I have thought… Read more »

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PAM
4 months ago

NO ELECTIONS IN COMMUNIST PLACES ALL PEOPLE ARE APPOINTED……HOW DO YOU THINK HE GOT IN????????

Bill Storm
4 months ago

a politician is a politician.
Liars, Cheats, Thieves, Narcissists – every one of em…

Orland Resident
4 months ago

He’s doing it for publicity only.

This mayor is a con man. He and his administration are being sued by the residents of the village he is mayor of. Numerous lawsuits for trying to take money from the village residents’ pockets and giving it to his cronies in the construction business.

They are responsible for damages to resident properties and flooding. Numerous lawsuits involving upwards of 60 residents.

He is a con, don’t fall for his publicity stunts!

Amy
4 months ago

He is a con. Your statements are truer than true. I have lived here my whole life and have never experienced anything this absurd that we have been seeing for months till now. Our budgets never get balanced, we are taxed out the anus, somehow covid turned into a racism issue. There is a recall on the table for his arse to be booted out. This is ALL a POLITICAL AGENDA. It’s gone too far! Chicago needs to be its own little state! Sick to death of it here and cannot wait for 9 more years to retire to leave… Read more »

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Ttd
4 months ago

The truth hurts. He is telling it like it is. Don’t continue to be STUPID. VOTE REPUBLICAN

4 months ago

Liar. Chicago democRATS and pritzker are running the State in the gutter!

4 months ago
Reply to  Kim Weaver

The mob did a better job in Chicago! Make Chicago its own democRATS State!

Merry Hritsuk
4 months ago

But the mayor makes so much sense! Can’t allow that. Wirepoints and the mayor’s message will probably be deleted. Especially if it’s shared.

J. Chris Vaught
4 months ago

I’ve added new phrases to my lexicon: Beyond the point of financial recovery, Covid related bankruptcy, career ending government mandates. The repercussions of this debacle will be felt for generations, especially in the dwindling middle-class.

Fed up neighbor
4 months ago

What kills me is that from the onset of Covid 19 to now are racist lieutenant governor hasn’t made a appearance or a word said. But now since one of her people of color is killed walla she appears out of know we’re yells and screams raises her arms in rage. You make me sick lady, we’re have you been for all are seniors who are dying daily, you and chuckles the clown need to be tried for your actions. I would like to say more in layman’s terms but the ISP might show up at my door step and… Read more »

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Tim
4 months ago

We have a Lieutenant Governor?

Richard Poo Millersky
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

Yes.

Lieutenant Governor Julianna Wiggins Stratton

Deputy Governor Christian Mitchell

Last edited 4 months ago by Richard Poo Millersky
4 months ago
Reply to  Tim

I wasn’t aware…

debtsor
4 months ago

The video of Gov. Fatso in Matteson pumping his fist yelling “black lives matter, black lives matter, come on now, black lives matter!” is as pandering and superficial as I’ve ever seen. It’s right up there with Nancy Pelosi wearing traditioanl Ghana necklaces and kneeling for 9 minutes. And taking a picture with a bible in front of a church by Trump.

Richard Poo Millersky
4 months ago
Reply to  debtsor

Pelosi and others wore Kente Cloth, which was criticized by some Blacks. 😑

If Black Lives Truly Mattered, there would be marches, rallies, protests, riots and lootings for Black on Black Murders. ☹️

There are Whites who have committed truly heinous crimes, but most Whites aren’t protesting them. 😑

Those Whites include John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Speck, Chris Peterson, Drew Peterson, Spur Posse, Casey Anthony, Marilyn Lemeck, Andrew Freund Sr. & Joanne Cunningham, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Joran Andreus Petrus Vander Der Sloot, David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) and more. ☹️

Dan M.
4 months ago

Keith Peku is a

Wirepoints
4 months ago
Reply to  Dan M.

Keep the language clean here or you get banned.

Daniel Gist
4 months ago

Why is Scheels essential