Archive For The “Suburban Chicagoland” Category

Southwest Region sings the blues Sept. 22

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Southwest Region sings the blues Sept. 22

Southwest Region sings the blues Sept. 22 The Southwest Region southwest side of Chicago and the southwest suburbs) continue to grow, adding to their assets including Midway Airport and Toyota Park. The most recent addition is the new Lyons BluesFest which kicks off on Sept. 22, 2018, in the Village of Lyons. The organizers have…

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A verdict on Cook County Jury Duty in the Circuit Courts

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A verdict on Cook County Jury Duty in the Circuit Courts

A verdict on Cook County Jury Duty in the Circuit Courts I received my summons to appear at Jury Duty. I didn’t want to use any excuses having been a reporter covering the court system, being a political columnist who writes about court cases, having been in several legal cases as a defendant and plaintiff in…

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Is a soda tax hike revival on Toni Preckwinkle’s agenda?

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Is a soda tax hike revival on Toni Preckwinkle’s agenda?

Is a soda tax hike revival on Toni Preckwinkle’s agenda? Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle took office with a promising future as an elected official concerned about all of the taxpayers. Instead, she broke her key campaign promises, accused critics of being “too personal,” and is trying to punish critics of her political hypocrisy,…

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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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Rauner reinstates death penalty to put focus on criminals

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Rauner reinstates death penalty to put focus on criminals

Rauner reinstates death penalty to put focus on criminals Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is speaking out for the rights of crime victims, making them the priority and reversing a trend in which the focus has been placed on the criminals. Suspects convicted of mass murder or killing law enforcement officers deserve the death penalty. Rauner…

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American history being destroyed by racial politics

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American history being destroyed by racial politics

American history being destroyed by racial politics The wave of attacks against symbols of the civil war is undermining the history of this nation for political reasons and is driven by a form of reverse racism. Statues and markers recognizing icons of the South from the civil war are being targeted because of reverse racism…

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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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Bridgeview Stadium is an investment in our future

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Bridgeview Stadium is an investment in our future

Bridgeview Stadium is an investment in our future Toyota Park changes its name to SeatGeek Stadium, remaining one of the Southwest Side and suburbs most valuable economic assets next to Midway Airport in driving up home, jobs and economic wellbeing in the Southwest Region By Ray Hanania For many years, the Southwest Side and suburbs…

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A look at the Arab Christian Orthodox celebration of Easter

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A look at the Arab Christian Orthodox celebration of Easter

A look at the Arab Christian Orthodox celebration of Easter Easter is a special holiday for Christians because more than Christmas, it brings Christians closer to their faith. Although both Easter and Christmas are commercialized by big business and greed, Easter resonates more. Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter after mainstream Christians, mainly because the Orthodox remain…

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

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Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC

Lipinski, only one of 15 Illinois candidates to benefit from AIPAC In the heated battle for the 3rd Congressional District in the March 20, 2018 Democratic Primary, which has one of the largest concentrations of Arab American voters in the country, incumbent conservative Dan Lipinski squeaked out a slim victory over liberal challenger Marie Newman….

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