Posts Tagged “Chicago City Hall”

The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

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The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago

The passing of a giant of Chicago City Hall journalism, 30 years ago Chicago City Hall Journalist Harry Golden Jr., died on May 1, 1988, 30 years ago having documented Chicago’s rollercoaster political scene, and bringing to a final end the era of Front Page journalism. Golden was one of the best journalists in America…

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

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Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington

Thanksgiving brings memories of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington Mayor Harold Washington was one of the more affable of Chicago’s mayors. He had a great sense of humor and was driven by a desire to balance the imbalance in Chicago’s society, bringing all of the city’s races and ethnic groups together, treating them equally. It’s something…

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Baby Boomers: Summer? What summer?

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Baby Boomers: Summer? What summer?

Summer? What summer? By Ray Hanania When I was a kid, we got out of school in May, and then didn’t return until well after Labor Day in September. That gave us more than three months to enjoy the summer. Nowadays, it’s changed dramatically and children and families have less time to enjoy themselves. My…

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Society continues to block Arabs

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Society continues to block Arabs

Society continues to block Arabs By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday, April 04, 2014 I was pleased to see Chicago celebrate St. Patrick’s Day earlier in the month and then the Shamrock Shuffle marathon this past week. They’re just two of the many celebrations hosted by the City of Chicago each year. The Polish…

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The problem with “term limits”

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The problem with “term limits”

By Ray Hanania When the election is over, the losing candidate is the one who will sit down and wonder how they lost while the winner won’t really spend much time contemplating why he, or she won. It’s a process that needs to be done before the election, though, not after. Asking yourself when the…

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Our Democratic system is the best

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Our Democratic system is the best

Our Democratic system is the best By Ray Hanania The news is full of stories about people in countries around the world who have to struggle to have their voices heard. They’re denied the right to vote, or if there is a vote, it’s usually an election conducted at the end of a barrel of…

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Time to stop the phone scam bullies

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Time to stop the phone scam bullies

Time to stop the phone scam bullies By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Friday, March 14, 2014 For the past few months, I have been receiving telephone calls from (347) 559-0378, telling me I am going to be charged with a crime if I do not return their call immediately to (202) 754-8079. Now, I know…

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Too many issues being forced upon us

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Too many issues being forced upon us

Too many issues being forced upon us By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper, Thursday, February 13, 2014 I’m getting sick, not from any viruses, colds or catastrophic illnesses. But I’m sick of arguing with my friends over health care. It’s not about whether or not “Obama Care” is working or not working. Change causes all…

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Put Limits to “term limits”

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Put Limits to “term limits”

Put limit to ‘term limits’ By Ray Hanania Friday Feb. 7, 2014 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper There’s a movement to put another referendum on the ballot to impose term limits, but not for all politicians, just for those who are in the Legislature.  That’s the problem with “term limits.” It’s a political ploy intended to exploit…

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Snow I can handle; gov’t., bad drivers, no way

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Snow I can handle; gov’t., bad drivers, no way

Snow I can handle; gov’t., bad drivers, no way By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Friday Jan. 31, 2014 It’s pretty obvious that the weather patterns are changing dramatically. I don’t know if it is because of global warming (no, the world doesn’t get warmer, it gets colder in global warming), or that dramatic weather shifts are cyclical. Either way,…

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