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Race leverages next election for Chicago mayor

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Race leverages next election for Chicago mayor

Race leverages next election for Chicago mayor Who will be Chicago’s next mayor? The decision will be made by Chicago’s racially divided voters, Blacks, Whites and Hispanics. The first run will see all of the racial blocks divided and the two candidates who receive the most votes — no one will win the 50 percent…

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Killing of Laquan McDonald plays into race more than facts

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Killing of Laquan McDonald plays into race more than facts

Killing of Laquan McDonald plays into race more than facts What might Laquan McDonald have done had police not stopped him on that October evening in 2014 near 41st and Pulaski Road in Chicago? McDonald, who was menacingly waving a knife in the air as he walked in the middle of the street late at…

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Lipinski Announces Over $700,000 Grant for Moraine Valley Community College

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Lipinski Announces Over $700,000 Grant for Moraine Valley Community College

Lipinski Announces Over $700,000 Grant for Moraine Valley Community College Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is announcing that Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills has been awarded a $705,497 federal grant through the National Science Foundation.  The school, along with Sinclair Community College in Ohio and Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, will use the…

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Who was Chicago’s Best Mayor?

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Who was Chicago’s Best Mayor?

Who was Chicago’s Best Mayor? With Mayor Rahm Emanuel bowing out of next Spring’s Chicago mayoral elections, it’s a good time to look at the past eight of Chicago’s mayors to decide who was the “best” in a lot of different categories including inspirational, vindictive, vision, historic, and most productive. By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor…

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Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

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Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect

Cicero Police Officer in surgery following gunfight with suspect A Cicero Police Officer was seriously injured during a gunfight that occurred on an entrance ramp of the Stevenson Expressway near Cicero Avenue following a routine traffic stop on Thursday evening (Sept. 13, 2018) at around 5:05 pm. The suspect vehicle encountered heavy traffic and came…

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Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica

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Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica

Illinois Prisons ban Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book on Attica A lawsuit filed alleges a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution Attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) on behalf of historian Heather Thompson, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy” was…

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

County law would make it harder to pass tax increases Cook County Commissioners submit bi-partisan amendment to require a two-thirds supermajority vote for any new tax or tax increase Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider and Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin, Gregg Goslin, John Fritchey, and Sean M. Morrison will submit a bi-partisan amendment to require that…

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Morrison takes high road against Preckwinkle’s mud

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Morrison takes high road against Preckwinkle’s mud

Morrison takes high road against Preckwinkle’s mud Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison is being challenged by novice candidate Abdelnasser Rashid. But make no mistake about this race, the real challenger is Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle who blames Morrison for repealing her coveted sales tax on sweetened soft drinks and soda pop which slammed…

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Orland Fire Protection District Commemorates 9/11 

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Orland Fire Protection District Commemorates 9/11 

Orland Fire Protection District Commemorates 9/11  The Orland Fire Protection District held a memorial Tuesday for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that took place 17 years ago. Orland Fire Chief Michael Schofield led the commemoration and Pastor Evan Goranson offered the prayer during the ceremony which was held at the Fire…

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Orland Park trustee proposes restaurant tax

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Orland Park trustee proposes restaurant tax

Orland Park trustee proposes restaurant tax Orland Park’s village board majority is preparing to increase taxes on its residents, both a property tax hike and a massive tax on local restaurants that the village officials defend by asserting that “it won’t just impact Orland Park residents. It will impact everyone.” That’s what they said when…

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Singing the blues in the Southwest Region

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Singing the blues in the Southwest Region

Singing the blues in the Southwest Region The Southwest Region southwest side of Chicago and the southwest suburbs) continue to grow, adding to their assets including Midway Airport and Toyota Park. The most recent addition is the new Lyons BluesFest which kicks off on Sept. 22, 2018, in the Village of Lyons. The organizers have…

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Orland Park Cardiologist warns of rising cardiovascular risk among women

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Orland Park Cardiologist warns of rising cardiovascular risk among women

Orland Park Cardiologist warns of rising cardiovascular risk among women Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women says Board Certified Cardiologist from Orland Park Dr. Kathleen Drinan who will speak to “Women and Heart Disease Prevention” at the Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions of the American College of Osteopathic Internists in Florida….

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