Posts Tagged “Illinois”

Who is Rauner trying to fool?

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Who is Rauner trying to fool?

Who is Rauner trying to fool? Failed Gov. Bruce Rauner is doing his best to mislead Illinois residents while making poor choices that put the interests of criminals above the interests of hardworking taxpayers, families and youth. By Ray Hanania Last week, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner plagiarized a bill proposed by Democratic Cook County Sheriff…

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Why is my TV clogged with election Ads?

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Why is my TV clogged with election Ads?

Why is my TV clogged with election Ads? Nauseating political commercials have already started to clog our Spring season television viewing, and it has a lot to do with the fact that the three candidates for governor in Illinois are among the richest people around. Republican Bruce Rauner, one of the most incompetent governor’s Illinois has…

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Kennedy promises to bring diversity to Illinois government

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Kennedy promises to bring diversity to Illinois government

Kennedy promises to bring diversity to Illinois government Christopher Kennedy, the son of slain former New York Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, told an overcrowded gathering of American Arabs outside of Chicago that he would defend the rights of immigrants and fight to bring diversity back to Illinois government when elected governor of the…

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Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race

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Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race

Largest Illinois political group declines to endorse in Presidential race The largest American Arab political organization in Illinois Tuesday announced they would not endorse a candidate in the hotly contested race for President of the United States. The organization is traditionally Democratic and it is a blow to Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton By Ray Hanania The…

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Opinion: Term limits deny voters their rights

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Opinion: Term limits deny voters their rights

Opinion: Term limits deny voters their rights Term limits deny voters their rights. But Term Limits may soon see a casualty in the demise of the failed administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner in November 2018 By Ray Hanania Every time a failed politician or a failed group of activists don’t get their way, they stamp their…

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Candlewick Lake offers American parade & spectacular fireworks

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Candlewick Lake offers American parade & spectacular fireworks

Candlewick Lake offers American parade & spectacular fireworks. Candlewick Lake residents in Poplar Grove near Rockford, Illinois came out in force both to cheer on their annual Fourth of July parade and to donate more than $10,000 to fund a community-sponsored fireworks display that rivaled those of some big cities By Ray Hanania You just don’t know…

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and…

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As an Illinois taxpayer, you’re on your own

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As an Illinois taxpayer, you’re on your own

New change in Secretary of State’s office puts bigger burden on Illinois senior citizens and elderly. It could be a real problem for many By Ray Hanania Fortunately, my wife is younger than I am. She reminded me this week that I needed to renew the license plate sticker for my car. Had she not…

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Common Core and our failing high schools

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Common Core and our failing high schools

Common Core and our failing high schools. Too many high schools are graduating students who are “not ready” for college, achieving under 21 on ACT testing. By Ray Hanania When I was young, if my grade point average was under 60 percent, I flunked. The grading system we used then applies today: A=90+; B=80+; C=70+;…

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Suburbs lose a great leader in Liz Gorman

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Suburbs lose a great leader in Liz Gorman

Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman resigned from her 13 year position on the board to take an important private sector job at a Fortune 100 company. It’s a loss for Cook County,  a loss for moderation, a loss for Gov. Bruce Rauner and a loss for taxpayers By Ray Hanania Liz Gorman, the Orland Township…

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