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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison defeated County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the Nov. 6, 2018 election, beating back a challenge from first time candidate Abdelnasser Rashid. Morrison won by securing his base in the Southern end of the 17th District, winning Orland, Palos, Worth, Lemont and…

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Massive water rate increase bill should be vetoed by Rauner

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Massive water rate increase bill should be vetoed by Rauner

Massive water rate increase bill should be vetoed by Rauner The Illinois House and the Illinois Senate approved a new law, HB 4508, that would allow two major water companies to massively increase water rates on its customers to help them buy up smaller water companies so they can grow and profit. The sponsors used…

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

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Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over

Stores and family fun dying as online buying takes over The closings of Toys-R-Us, Carsons and other major retailers is a sign of weakness in our economy and the erosion of family life, shifting from personal family involvement to individual use of computers and technology. It’s not just about an economic problem. It’s about the…

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Democratic Machine revives in election as big names are pushed under

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Democratic Machine revives in election as big names are pushed under

Democratic Machine revives in election as big names are pushed under J.B. Pritzker defeats Kennedy who runs 3rd behind Daniel Biss for Governor. Kwame Raoul holds a lead over former Governor Pat Quinn for Illinois Attorney General. Congressman Dan Lipinski holds a tight lead over liberal challenger Marie Newman. Fritz Kaegi unseats Joe Berrios as…

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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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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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e-Cigarette, vape crackdown ordered at Southwest Suburban high school

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e-Cigarette, vape crackdown ordered at Southwest Suburban high school

e-Cigarette, vape crackdown ordered at Southwest Suburban high school Southwest suburban high school cracks down on students using e-cigarettes and vapes, warning it is a health hazard to students and also a local municipal crime. By Ray Hanania The principal of one of the Southwest Suburb’s largest high schools announced Friday that disciplinary action will…

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

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Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience

Brazilian steak houses offer a unique food experience One of my favorite restaurants is the Brazilian steakhouse where waiters serve the Churrascaria food selections on skewers one slice at a time with a huge salad bar in the background. Texas de Brazil is at the top of the list but I have enjoyed them all…

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Reports on Texas flooding hard to watch

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Reports on Texas flooding hard to watch

Reports on Texas flooding hard to watch The reports of the massive flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey are depressing and remind me of floods that slammed Illinois in 1996. Flooding is so much more damaging to regional populations and governments are not equipped to handle it. By Ray Hanania Flooding isn’t like a…

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Students worrying about school instead of summer vacations

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Students worrying about school instead of summer vacations

Students worrying about school instead of summer vacations It’s the beginning of August and my son is already consumed with figuring out his high school schedule and buying his books and schools supplies. Isn’t that too early for young people to stop enjoying summer vacation and worry about school? By Ray Hanania When I was…

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