Posts Tagged “Rahm Emanuel”

Proud to be a veteran, anyway

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Proud to be a veteran, anyway

American Arabs celebrate Veterans Day even if the rest of the nation doesn’t want to see our service as important and sits by silently while we are discriminated against By Ray Hanania One of the smartest things I did was to enlist in the military back in 1973. My draft number was in the low…

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Involved neighbors can beat street gangs

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Involved neighbors can beat street gangs

Involved neighbors can beat street gangs By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Thursday, April 17, 2014 This past weekend was a tragic one for the City of Chicago. During a 36 hour period starting on Friday, 36 people were shot. Four of them died from their wounds. Clearly, a major cause of the violence is…

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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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Move protects suburbs from more water hikes

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Move protects suburbs from more water hikes

Move protects suburbs from more water hikes By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Thursday, February 27, 2014 Did you know that every public utility has a watchdog agency that ensures that the taxpayers’ rights are protected, except when it comes to Lake Michigan water? That’s one reason why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and every mayor before…

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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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Jane Byrne deserves to be remembered

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Jane Byrne deserves to be remembered

Jane Byrne deserves to be remembered By Ray Hanania Friday January 17, 2014 Southwest News-Herald Newspaper I first met Jane Byrne before Thanksgiving in 1978 at a meeting of the “Bogan Broads” – that was their name and they were proud of it – at a hotel in Burbank across the city’s southwest side border….

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