Opinion & Commentary

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Stoking the fears of nuclear war

    Stoking the fears of nuclear war Residents of Hawaii woke up one morning last week to an alarming text message and emergency broadcast alerts warning of an impending ballistic missile attack and emphasizing “This is not a drill.” Many Hawaiian residents ...

  • 18 Jan 2018

    Rauner’s Blago Ad shows he fears Pritzker most

    Rauner’s Blago Ad shows he fears Pritzker most Gov. Bruce Rauner launched a new series of ads attacking J.B. Pritzker, associating Pritzker with disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich. But the ads are premature and come during the March 20 Democratic Primary rather ...

  • 12 Jan 2018

    Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect

    Movie Review: “The Post” when newspapers had more respect The new movie “The Post” is a powerful film that takes Americans back to 1971 when journalism was a profession dominated mostly by principle. Truth outweighed political partisanship. But ...

  • 09 Jan 2018

    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 ...

  • 03 Jan 2018

    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, ...

  • 27 Dec 2017

    Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us

    Technology was supposed to help us, not rob us We were told that computers were supposed to make our lives more efficient, and save us time and money. They have done none of that. Instead, they are ruining our lives, costing us a fortune and contributing to a society ...

  • 24 Dec 2017

    Finding the best Sunday Brunch restaurants

    Finding the best Sunday Brunch restaurants It seems like the Sunday Brunch has gone out of style or something. A lot of the great restaurants that once offered wide variety brunch menus seem to have disappeared. But if you look hard enough, there are a few worth the ...

  • 22 Dec 2017

    Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess!

    Merry Christmas, and clean up that garbage mess! I live my life by certain principles and conduct and I think that everyone should respect some basic commonsense and acts of respect in our society. These are mine. By Ray Hanania I live my life by certain concepts. Don’t ...

  • 21 Dec 2017

    Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones

    Apple slows older phones to force you to buy their new ones Apple forced to acknowledge it intentionally is disrupting service on older iPhones, but they are telling us they are doing that only because they care about us. They said the old phones might shut down because ...

  • 14 Dec 2017

    Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

    Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax Sean Morrison upholds the anti-tax mandate of the voters in the suburbs of Chicagoland leading the charge to repeal Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s oppressive one-cent per-ounce tax on soda ...

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  • Voting sticker from Chicagoland election. Photo courtesy of Ray Hanania. Vote. Election

    Lincolnshire Republican Sukovic announces bid to run for 59th State Rep District   Marko Sukovic, a Stevenson High School alum and graduating senior from the University of Illinois, has announced he is circulating petitions to run for state representative in Illinois’ 59th District. Sukovic has worked his way through college and has been a tireless...

  • Former DNC Chair and author Donna Brazile who exposed the Hillary Clinton railroading of the Democratic Party presidential elections. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

    Tulsi Gabbard video argues DNC rigged presidential primary, damaged Party Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released a video last night again calling for major reform to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in response to an account written by Donna Brazile, the interim DNC chair who stepped in after Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was removed. Brazile’s account describes a rigged Democratic presidential nomination process. Earlier in the...

  • Domino’s is looking to hire 2,000 new employees across 113 franchise-owned locations across Chicagoland. All of the new positions offered are for delivery drivers, pizza makers, customer service

    Domino’s Pizza to hire 2,000 more in Chicagoland 113 Chicagoland Domino’s® Locations to Hire 2,000 New Team Members. Open positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and general managers CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Domino’s is looking to hire 2,000 new employees across 113 franchise-owned locations across Chicagoland. All of the new positions offered are for...

  • Illinois Kids Count

    Illinois children’s chances of success varies by County 2017 ILLINOIS KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows That Despite Progress, The State Must Work Harder To Address The Barriers Facing Low-Income And Minority Children Voices for Illinois Children has released the 2017 ILLINOIS KIDS COUNT Data Book finding that Illinois children’s educational success drastically varies based on...

  • (From left) Chief Schofield, cardiac victim Raymond Morrissey, Lisa Morrissey, Lifetime Employees Jason Fox and Jen Strickland, and Lt. Mark Duke.

    Orland Fire Protection District presents lifesaving commendations Good samaritans and Lifetime Fitness employees among those recognized by Orland Fire District Tuesday OFPD Fire Chief Mike Schofield and the Board of Trustees set aside time at the beginning of the August 22nd Board of Trustee’s meeting to receive the following awards: Firefighter Doug DePersia brought up...