Archive For The “Travel” Category

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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Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand

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Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand

Double dipping tipping is getting out of hand Service industry businesses like restaurants, limousines, hotels and cruise lines are getting into the habit of imposing a 20 percent “tip” for services rendered to customers. But they are still asking for an additional “tip” when the bill arrives. A “tip” is supposed to reflect a customers…

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

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Holidays today are not like holidays of the past

Holidays today are not like holidays of the past It was so much better in the “old days.” Movie theaters were more enjoyable and traveling on airlines and even cruises were simpler. We knew what we were getting upfront for the single cost we paid. Today, traveling is a gamble, and going to the movie…

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Feds increase prices for Senior Passes

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Feds increase prices for Senior Passes

Feds increase prices for Senior Passes The Federal government increased the cost of the Lifetime Senior Pass on August 28, 2017 from $10 to $80 to help cover the costs of rising administration of Federal Parks and properties. The Lifetime Pass allows a senior and his or her family to enter a Federal Park free…

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Political selfishness worsens Hurricane destruction

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Political selfishness worsens Hurricane destruction

Political selfishness worsens Hurricane destruction The damage caused by a series of Hurricanes from Harvey to Maria to Mediterranean countries, several U.S. States, and two American territories, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island, is bad enough without some do-nothing political opportunist like Congressman Luis Gutierrez trying to exploit it for his personal political benefit By…

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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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Native Americans deserve better

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Native Americans deserve better

Native Americans deserve better Native Americans have been vilified, cheated, brutalized and ignored by mainstream American society. During a road trip through the Southwest, it seemed as if their situation has worsened in this country. The lies and propaganda against Native Americans int he news media and entertainment industry is disappointing. The way America abuses…

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

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Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes

Mansaf, one of the most important Arab recipes When you think of the romantic lifestyle of the Arab in the desert, you think of camels, black and white stallions, heavy black tents, flowing robes, and a silver platter of one of the Arab World’s favorite recipes, Mansaf (Mensif, Mensiff). This lamb and rice dish heaped…

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Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining

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Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining

Meli Cafe and al Fresco Dining Restaurant review: Enjoying the outdoors in the summer should be a goal, not just when you are out and about but when you are eating. There are a lot of great outdoor cafes and restaurants in Illinois and I’ll showcase many of them. This is Meli Cafe in the…

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Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras

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Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras

Maybe we do need speed and red light cameras In teaching my son to drive, I get a front seat to the reckless driving of the “adults” who abuse traffic regulations, the rules of the road, and pose a real danger to the public. Drivers are speeding recklessly down streets, blowing red lights and stop…

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