Posts Tagged “suburbs”

Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger

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Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger

Best tasting burger ever: Oak Lawn’s Smashburger I grew up on hamburgers and I consider myself a hamburger connoisseur. Until recently, though I enjoyed burgers everywhere. But a few weeks ago, I happened across a place called Smashburgers and I am hooked. They are the best tasting hamburgers in the world By Ray Hanania I…

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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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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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Chicagoland stores battle for growing Middle Eastern market

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Chicagoland stores battle for growing Middle Eastern market

This week, another major grocery retailer entered the battle for the growing Middle Eastern food market in Chicagoland offering a wide range of Arab food products. The past half century has seen Arab food migrate from the shelves of small ethnic neighborhood food stores to the premium shelves of the largest national chains. Chicagoland has been no exception, just…

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Local governments not responsible for flooding

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Local governments not responsible for flooding By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Friday April 25, 2013 When my home flooded in 1997, the Village of Orland Park provided large garbage canisters for each group of homes that had been damaged. They also provided dozens of crates of bottled bleach to kill mold and bacteria, that one…

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Baby Boomers: Apple MAC owners are a little stranger

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Baby Boomers: Apple MAC owners are a little stranger

When my dad bought a new phone in the early 1960s, he didn’t go all ga-ga over it. It was sleek. Beige in Color. It was aerodynamic — I’m not sure why anyone wanted an aerodynamic phone back in the 1960s, but it was. It has a curled cord that matched the phone and it…

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