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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