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The “Ricketts affair,” double standards and media hypocrisy

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The “Ricketts affair,” double standards and media hypocrisy

The “Ricketts affair,” double standards and media hypocrisy The criticism of Joe Ricketts and the attacks against the Chicago Cubs reflect the twisted, distorted form of public justice that has corrupted today’s society. It also displays the hypocrisy of some of the politicians like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who have exploited the incident for personal…

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Arabs have the power to change how world sees us

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Arabs have the power to change how world sees us

Arabs have the power to change how world sees us I explore the successes and the failures of how the Arabs are viewed in the world. Our problems sometimes are the result of our failure to present our story and engage in communications, especially in the West. We can blame everyone else for our problems,…

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What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves

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What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves

What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves Comparing the campaign TV ads of the various mayoral candidates says a lot about who they really are and what their priorities are, or are not. The candidates for Chicago mayor define themselves in their TV campaign ads. Here’s what it looks like. Published in the…

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Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism?

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Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism?

Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism? A teenager brought a gun into the Orland Park Mall and shot and killed a fellow student. But instead of talking about measure to protect innocent shoppers, some want to focus on racism. It’s time to consider metal detectors and restrictions on clothing…

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In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too

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In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too

In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too With all the usual issues being skirted and glossed over in the Chicago Mayoral election, voters should take notice of the undercurrent of issues on the sidelines that have as much impact on their lives as the rest. Conspiracies are a part of Chicago politics, so…

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Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment

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Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment

Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke deserves the benefit of the doubt. He’s been in office more than 40 years and despite some political controversies has never had any legal issues, until now. Yet despite the Federal indictment, Burke is innocent until proven guilty and he deserves to continue his service…

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law Illinois Legislature passes law to designate April as Arab American Heritage Month. The bill was introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and co-sponsored by State Senator Steve Landek and Representative Mike Zalewski. The bill restores respect for Illinois’ Arab American community which was disrespected…

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Orland Mayor endorses trustee slate led by Cindy Katsenes

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Orland Mayor endorses trustee slate led by Cindy Katsenes

Orland Mayor endorses trustee slate led by Cindy Katsenes Pettiness by the Orland Park Village board against Mayor Keith Pekau will have a huge impact on the outcome of the April 2 Trustee elections where two slates will face off. Pekau has endorsed a slate led by Cindy Katsenes while the board trustees are backing…

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the worst mayors to ever sit in the Chicago mayor’s office, is making one last effort to slam taxpayers in suburban Chicagoland to pay for the financial shortfalls and deficits caused by his poor leadership. He wants to jack up the…

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