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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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Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim

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Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim

Hamilton tickets shoot higher than his Aaron Burr aim “Hamilton: The Satirical.” More tickets were announced available this week to the politically partisan Broadway musical “Hamilton: An American Musical.” But only the super rich will be able to afford seats that allows them to see the whole stage and even the cheap, obstructed seats will…

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

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Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees

Programming drops as Netflix hikes fees Netflix raised fees, again. But if they want to keep me as a loyal subscriber, they need to be loyal to me and produce some kickass programing. Dropping Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” is a major blow, and the garbage they are offering the wake of another favorite,…

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e-Cigarette, vape crackdown ordered at Southwest Suburban high school

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e-Cigarette, vape crackdown ordered at Southwest Suburban high school

e-Cigarette, vape crackdown ordered at Southwest Suburban high school Southwest suburban high school cracks down on students using e-cigarettes and vapes, warning it is a health hazard to students and also a local municipal crime. By Ray Hanania The principal of one of the Southwest Suburb’s largest high schools announced Friday that disciplinary action will…

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

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Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses

Apple and Microsoft returned to the war mattresses Recent updates by Apple and Microsoft Windows have resulted in slowdowns and bugs and crashes for users of other software that use their platforms, but some people think that both companies are using their automatic, updates to slow down older software and technologies to force users to…

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience One of my favorite restaurants is the Brazilian steakhouse where waiters serve the Churrascaria food selections on skewers one slice at a time with a huge salad bar in the background. Texas de Brazil is at the top of the list but I have enjoyed them all…

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

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Thanksgiving, Arab American style

Thanksgiving, Arab American style Remembering back to the 1960s when Arab Americans had hope for freedom and racism in America was focused elsewhere. Thanksgiving was a feast in Arab American homes in the 1960s and 1970s before politics, hatred, racism and Israeli violence created a refugee crisis By Ray Hanania Thanksgiving is a special holiday…

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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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