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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

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Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights

Chicago aldermen move to re-establish Arab rights Chicago has been friendly and supportive to the American Arab community for many years. One of my journalism first assignments was covering Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley in welcoming the Ambassador of Morocco to City Hall in 1976. As the only Arab newspaper reporter in the Midwest at the…

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No injuries in fire that damaged three homes in suburban Chicago

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No injuries in fire that damaged three homes in suburban Chicago

No injuries in fire that damaged three homes in suburban Chicago Three homes were damaged when broke out between two homes in Orland Hills, a Southwest suburb of Chicagoland. Photos and drone video shows extent of the fire View the Drone Video below Two Orland Hills families were displaced by a fire this afternoon, Monday April 24….

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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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Jostens delivers Cubs World Series Ring

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Jostens delivers Cubs World Series Ring

Jostens delivers Chicago Cubs World Series Ring Iconic handcrafted ring presented at Wrigley Field to World Champion Chicago Cubs Jostens, the leading provider of high-end custom jewelry for professional sports teams, today delivered the 2016 Chicago Cubs World Championship Ring at Wrigley Field, ushering in a new era for Cubs baseball. The ring commemorates the Cubs’…

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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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Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras

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Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras

Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras In teaching my son to drive, I get a front seat to the reckless driving of the “adults” who abuse traffic regulations, the rules of the road, and pose a real danger to the public. Drivers are speeding recklessly down streets, blowing red lights and stop…

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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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Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

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Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost A poorly run re-election campaign by seven-term incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin combined with a hot-topic issue of salary and pension hikes, and a laser-focused issues campaign of a non-political challenger, Keith Pekau, running on the Republican Party banner did what no one thought could happen April 4 in Orland Park….

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Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections

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Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections

Muslims lose in backlash in Suburban Chicago elections Two Muslim candidates who had strong political backing lost their bids for election on Tuesday in Suburban Chicago contests. Dave Shalabi, who was appointed to a position on a local school board two years ago, lost his bid to remain on the influential school board. Bahira Karim fails in…

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race Republican challenger Keith Pekau easily unseated 23 year incumbent Dan McLaughlin as Mayor of Orland Park in a contest that focused on the mayor’s bid to boost his salary by more than 375 percent and to spike his pension from $30,000 a year to $110,000. By Ray Hanania…

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