Archive For The “Good Government” Category

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 trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending

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Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending

Rauner trashes Illinois in latest wasteful Ad spending Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner thinks his ads bashing House Speaker Michael J. Madigan are clever, tapping support from three neighboring Republican governors. But the Ads really symbolize Rauner’s own self-hatred of the state he leads By Ray Hanania Anyone with a lot of money can clog our…

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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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Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax

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Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax

Fleeing Cook County and Preckwinkle’s soda pop tax Toni Preckwinkle offensive retail sales tax on sweetened drinks and soda pop is so offensive, she has managed to push me out of Cook County. First the shopping goes and pretty soon it is followed by the physical existence. Cook County’s future under Preckwinkle is bleak, especially…

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Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members

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Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members

Repressive Preckwinkle taxation challenged by Cook County board members Several members of the Cook County Board on Wednesday introduced legislation to repeal the oppressive sales tax pushed by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, responding to outrage and anger from over taxed cook county residents. By Ray Hanania Calling Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s 1 cent…

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As it turns 200, Illinois needs change

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As it turns 200, Illinois needs change

As it turns 200, Illinois needs change Illinois turns 200 years old next year, and maybe it’s time we made a few changes in how we describe ourselves. Just to be a little bit more accurate. By Ray Hanania We’ve been so busy over the past two years screaming about all of the problems Illinois…

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Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board

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Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board

Arrogance of the Orland Park Village Board The Orland Park Village Board is apparently pretending that village voters really didn’t mean to support “change” in the last election, voting to oust 24-year incumbent Dan McLaughlin and replacing him with a little known, well-intentioned challenger, Keith Pekau. The board has named Joe LaMargo, the former head…

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A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale

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A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale

A 19th Ward Chicago Machine suburban tale SW News Group April 13, 2017. Back in the 1980s, the Chicago Machine was licking its wounds from a beating it took from renegade city official Jane M. Byrne who beat the Machine’s candidate Michael A. Bilandic to become mayor. The jobs for many of the broken Machine…

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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention The battle between Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and challenger Keith Pekau has the attention of the entire state apparently creating a wild election contest filled with a lot of unusual issues, supporters and claims By Ray Hanania The battle to lead Orland Park, one of the fastest growing suburbs…

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