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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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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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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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Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

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Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered

Iconic champions of Palestinian rights remembered M. Cherif Bassiouni recently passed away, ending a life of struggle against justice including for the rights of Palestinians. Bassiouni was one of two great icons who mentored me into activism for Palestinian rights when I was younger. What they once represented is often difficult to find in today’s…

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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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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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Selfish disrespect for America by Colin Kaepernick & the NFL

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Selfish disrespect for America by Colin Kaepernick & the NFL

Selfish disrespect for America by Colin Kaepernick & the NFL Colin Kaepernick and other mostly minority NFL and sports players have refused to stand in respect during the playing of the American National Anthem claiming they are protesting racism in America. But what they really are doing is nothing except promoting themselves in a selfish exploitation…

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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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Kennedy will engage Arabs, Muslims as Illinois Governor

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Kennedy will engage Arabs, Muslims as Illinois Governor

Kennedy will engage Arabs, Muslims as Illinois Governor Illinois gubernatorial candidate Christopher Kennedy told a gathering of influential Arab and Muslim community activists Saturday that he would defend their rights as Americans and respect their cultural and religious identities. Kennedy said when his family immigrated to America, they faced the same racism and discrimination now…

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