Archive For The “Analysis” Category

Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103

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Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103

Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103 In a heated election contest in the west suburban Lyons School District 103 where controversy, scandal and excessive spending dominate the board majority’s focus, voters need to take an active role in sweeping out the failed leadership and electing new trustees to restore the educational…

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Illinois ranks as 2nd worst state for taxation

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Illinois ranks as 2nd worst state for taxation

Illinois ranks as 2nd worst state for taxation Illinois’ taxation is the 2nd highest in the country for residents who are in low income, middle income categories and only slightly better, 3rd highest for residents in the high income levels. The study impacts property taxes, wages and sales taxes and was completed by WalletHub.com, and online…

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Orland residents call for Mehalek and Fenton to step down

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Orland residents call for Mehalek and Fenton to step down

Orland residents call for Mehalek and Fenton to step down Voters call foul after a decision by Orland Park Village Clerk John Mehalek and Trustee Kathy Fenton is thrown out by a Cook County Circuit Court Judge. Mehalek and Fenton ruled that a slate of candidates for Orland Park trustee could not appear on the ballot…

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Orland Mayor endorses trustee slate led by Cindy Katsenes

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Orland Mayor endorses trustee slate led by Cindy Katsenes

Orland Mayor endorses trustee slate led by Cindy Katsenes Pettiness by the Orland Park Village board against Mayor Keith Pekau will have a huge impact on the outcome of the April 2 Trustee elections where two slates will face off. Pekau has endorsed a slate led by Cindy Katsenes while the board trustees are backing…

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Have we lost our family focus this holiday season?

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Have we lost our family focus this holiday season?

Have we lost our family focus this holiday season? Christmas isn’t about family any more. It’s about commerce, money and spending. And that’s too bad. It’s a holiday season that should be enjoyed by families with a focus on families, not on spending money By Ray Hanania Next week will be Christmas and I bet…

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Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

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Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars

Kevin Hart and the real problem with the Oscars Comedian Kevin Hart made a comedy joke that lampooned Gays and he was quickly tossed from hosting this year’s Oscars. But the real controversy is the Oscars. Are they even relevant anymore? By Ray Hanania I wish the Oscars reacted to complaints as fast and as…

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Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget

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Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget

Illinois Tollway Authority passes balanced budget The Illinois Tollway Authority, which has come under attack by the Daily Herald, has done what many public agencies continue to fail to do and that is to live within their spending approving a balanced budget for the coming year. Despite this, critics continue to play politics and attack…

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Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil

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Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil

Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil Protestors have been disrupting meetings of the Palos Township board for nearly 18 months as a part of a political strategy devised by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to undermine her anti-tax critics led by County Commissioner Sean Morrison. They are targeting Sharon Brannigan out of…

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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 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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Orland Park Mayor disappointed in Trustees’ rejection of concert series plan

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Orland Park Mayor disappointed in Trustees’ rejection of concert series plan

Orland Park Mayor disappointed in Trustees’ rejection of concert series plan The Orland Park Village board, still angry over the voter’s rejection of Dan McLaughlin as Mayor and the election of Keith Pekau, continue to block Pekau’s ideas and proposals. Critics have accused the new board of continuing to put politics over the best interests…

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