Posts Tagged “Illinois”

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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Remembering Summit Mayor Joe Strzelczyk

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Remembering Summit Mayor Joe Strzelczyk

Summit Illinois Mayor Joseph Strzelczyk died Sunday, May 17, a few days before he would have celebrated his 76th birthday. Strzelczyk was a people’s mayor, kind, generous and caring. Despite his small handful of relentless critics who falsely claimed he was absent during his recent battle with cancer, Strzelczyk worked hard for the citizens of…

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Please visit The Arab Daily News for Ray Hanania’s opinions, blogs and reports

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Please visit The Arab Daily News for Ray Hanania’s opinions, blogs and reports

Please visit The Arab Daily News for Ray Hanania’s opinions, blogs and reports We’ll be directing everything from this website to www.TheArabDailyNews.com where you will be able to read Ray Hanania’s columns and also the blogs and commentaries of other American Arab writers on issues addressing the Middle East. Mainstream American news reporting is now…

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The problem with “term limits”

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The problem with “term limits”

By Ray Hanania When the election is over, the losing candidate is the one who will sit down and wonder how they lost while the winner won’t really spend much time contemplating why he, or she won. It’s a process that needs to be done before the election, though, not after. Asking yourself when the…

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