Posts Tagged “Chicagoland”

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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Readers share fear of street gang violence

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

Readers share fear of street gang violence Oct. 13, 2016 Street Gangs Part 2, Des Plaines Valley News, SW News-Herald, The Regional, The Reporter By Ray Hanania Last week I wrote about how most violence in Chicagoland is the result of street gangs, but we’re not doing a good job stopping it. We should treat street…

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime SW News Herald, DVN, The Regional, The Reporter Oct. 6, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing all he can to reduce skyrocketing violence plaguing many neighborhoods. Hiring 1,000 more police officers is a good start, but it’s not enough. While we…

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Great teachers are hard to find

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Great teachers are hard to find

Great teachers are hard to find. Chicagoland schools in the city and the suburbs are deficient and not doing their jobs. A major responsibility falls on the teachers, whoa re not doing enough, and the excessive focus and resource commitments to school administrations. Cut the administrations and grade teachers for their work By Ray Hanania…

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Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan

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Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan

Arabs in Chicago, settlement at 18th and Michigan Chicago’s Arabic Quarter Chicago’s Arabic Quarter was located at 18th and Michigan Ave, and it was taking form just after the turn of the Century. In fact, 18th and Michigan is sometimes referred to as the “Plymouth Rock” of the Chicago Arab American community. It continued to…

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Images of Chicago’s Arab American Buildings

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Images of Chicago’s Arab American Buildings

Images of Chicago’s Arab American Buildings A History of Arabs in Chicago July 1977 By Ray Hanania In May 1976, I was the publisher and main writer of a small English language newspaper called The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper. The newspaper was the first English language publication to focus on Chicago’s Arab American community and…

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