Archive For The “Baby Boomers” Category

Why I am fed-up with Sears

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Why I am fed-up with Sears

Why I am fed-up with Sears I grew up believing that Sears offered the best products and, more importantly, the best service and replacement parts. But that was a long ago time in a long gone world. My last two experiences with Sears have been the worst I have had in years By Ray Hanania Sears first…

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

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Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies

Consumers ripped off by Cell phone companies I share my horrific experience with Sprint. I have been a loyal Sprint customer for 15 years only to be treated like dirt when I asked for a change and inquired why new customers were receiving a lower cost for the same plan I was already receiving. Why…

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Tornadoes Hit Illinois 50 Years ago, Belvidere and Oak Lawn

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Tornadoes Hit Illinois 50 Years ago, Belvidere and Oak Lawn

1967 was a tragic year in Illinois: Tornadoes Hit Illinois 50 Years ago, Belvidere and Oak Lawn Published in the SW Newspaper Group Feb. 9, 2017 By Ray Hanania This year is the Golden Anniversary of one of the most tragic years in the lives of many Baby Boomers who still remember that far back…

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in fair and stubborn competition. Since when did it become a platform for entertainers and businesses to become a political platform for their personal partisan…

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Trump not the first to battle media bias

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Trump not the first to battle media bias

Trump not the first to battle media bias The news media has turned into a political party battling President Donald Trump. Journalists have hurled attacks against the president complaining about his income, nepotism, calling him a “Liar” and blaming him for racism and gender bias. Yet the news media is guilty on all counts, from outrageous…

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Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs?

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Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs?

Has success spoiled the Chicago Cubs? I am so excited the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, but what is the price for that success? Two years ago the Cubs players were more receptive to meeting and greeting young fans at their convention, giving autographs and smiles. This time, it was all smiles, little eye…

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Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama

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Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama

Farewell to a brilliant First Lady, Michelle Obama Michelle Obama rose from obscurity to become one of the most admired, influential women in America, not just for African Americans but for everyone Published Jan. 12, 2017 Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers By Ray Hanania It’s amazing how individual…

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An expensive television Christmas Story

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An expensive television Christmas Story

An expensive television Christmas Story A new generation’s “Christmas Story,” not about Santa Claus or the spirit of kindness, but about the way our utilities control our lives with no accountability and definitely no really good service. This one is about Comcast/Xfinity but it could be about them all Published in the Des Plaines Valley…

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Skimming through the Obits and life

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Skimming through the Obits and life

Skimming through the Obits and life The obituary section of the old more informed newspaper era was an obsession with my father back in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the newspapers are anorexic but the Obit section is still growing strong. And, I understand why my father paid attention to it so much now that I…

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Chicagoland writer documents EMS history

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Chicagoland writer documents EMS history

Chicagoland writer documents EMS history Writer, celebrated investigator and Reavis High school graduate Paul Ciolino has penned a new book that documents the creation of the public paramedic system, EMS, which has saved countless lives since it was implemented in 1972 Originally published in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News and the…

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