Posts Tagged “Chicago”

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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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 first journalism 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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Obama failed to deliver on promises to Arabs and Muslims

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Obama failed to deliver on promises to Arabs and Muslims

Obama failed to deliver on promises to Arabs and Muslims President Barack Obama grew up politically in an environment that included many prominent Arabs, Palestinians and Muslims before rising to national politics and becoming president. His background having a father who was raised Muslim (who later converted to Anglicanism and later became an atheist) sensitized…

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Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference

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Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference

Notes on the UNITY Chicago Conference UNITY: Journalists for Diversity will be holding a regional conference in Chicago on Friday Oct. 21. Here are notes on my remarks and information on the speakers in my panel and the schedule of the day’s events. PROGRAM UNITY: Journalists for Diversity in partnership with Loyola University has opened registration…

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime SW News Herald, DVN, The Regional, The Reporter Oct. 6, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing all he can to reduce skyrocketing violence plaguing many neighborhoods. Hiring 1,000 more police officers is a good start, but it’s not enough. While we…

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence SW News Herald Sept. 29, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a three-part plan to confront Chicago’s rising murder rate. The crime wave in Chicago is so bad that people don’t feel safe walking downtown any more. This weekend, a 54 year old man was…

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve By Ray Hanania I don’t hate the people of Chicago, but I do worry about the city where they live. The fact that everyday at least one or two people are murdered on the streets of the city is enough to cause worry. You can’t blame…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 13 — Notes from Readers One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved Send us your comments and memories and I will post them here. You must let me know if you do not…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 12 — Looking Back One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved The families that moved out of South Shore Valley were the real losers. We were the victims, the people who left. We…

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 11 — Friends Left Behind

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Midnight Flight: Chapter 11 — Friends Left Behind One family’s experience of White Flight and the racial transformation of Chicago’s South Side (an online novel) By Ray Hanania (C) 2001-2017 Ray Hanania, All Rights Reserved Rely on memory for inspiration, but always check it for perfection and accuracy. Memory is human. So, it is not infallible….

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