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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax Sean Morrison upholds the anti-tax mandate of the voters in the suburbs of Chicagoland leading the charge to repeal Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s oppressive one-cent per-ounce tax on soda pop and sweetened taxes. Preckwinkle selected the tax because it would shield many of her own constituents…

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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Sharon Brannigan stands up to bullying by activists

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Sharon Brannigan stands up to bullying by activists

Sharon Brannigan stands up to bullying by activists Sharon Brannigan, a suburban Township politician who made some improper comparisons while arguing about immigration policy has suddenly become the target of the protesters against anti-Muslim, anti-Arab racism. But in their protests, they have turned into bullies who yell, scream, and disrespect the image of what Arabs are…

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Businesses engaged in illegal activity in West Bank to be listed by UN

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Businesses engaged in illegal activity in West Bank to be listed by UN

Businesses engaged in illegal activity in West Bank to be listed by UN The United Nations Human Rights Commission (HRC) is preparing to release a list of all of the businesses and corporations that are operating illegally on lands captured by Israel in 1967 in violation of international law. Despite Israel’s clever PR, companies that…

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Mayor Harold Washington was one of the more affable of Chicago’s mayors. He had a great sense of humor and was driven by a desire to balance the imbalance in Chicago’s society, bringing all of the city’s races and ethnic groups together, treating them equally. It’s something…

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Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

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Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal

Rauner to give Israel names of Arab activists in new deal Racist Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner promises to provide Israel, a foreign country, with intelligence information on American citizens living in Illinois as a part of anti-Terrorism security measures. The Governor made the promises during a weeklong visit to Israel this week. By Ray Hanania…

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AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced

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AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced

AFL-CIO’s Carrigan bullying of Jubeh should be denounced The vicious attack by Mike Carrigan, the president of the Illinois AFL-CIO, is a disgraceful example of bullying that demands that the union take some swift action. Carrigan should apologize. The political cheap shot is uncalled for, and it disgraces all of the proud union members who…

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Feds increase prices for Senior Passes

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Feds increase prices for Senior Passes

Feds increase prices for Senior Passes The Federal government increased the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass on August 28, 2017 from $10 to $80 to help cover the costs of rising administration of Federal Parks and properties. The Lifetime Pass allows a senior and his or her family to enter a Federal Park free…

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Bloomberg, Preckwinkle and the soda pop fizzle

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Bloomberg, Preckwinkle and the soda pop fizzle

Bloomberg, Preckwinkle and the soda pop fizzle Soda pop war sends shockwaves through Cook County By Ray Hanania Let’s begin with the hypocrisy of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. What a pathetic hypocrite. Thank God he’s not mayor of Chicago. This guy spent $13 million to buy pathetic advertising – that seemed to have…

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Political selfishness worsens Hurricane destruction

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Political selfishness worsens Hurricane destruction

Political selfishness worsens Hurricane destruction The damage caused by a series of Hurricanes from Harvey to Maria to Mediterranean countries, several U.S. States, and two American territories, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island, is bad enough without some do-nothing political opportunist like Congressman Luis Gutierrez trying to exploit it for his personal political benefit By…

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