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Veterans column: suicide remains a continuing problem for veterans

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Veterans column: suicide remains a continuing problem for veterans

Veterans column: suicide remains a continuing problem for veterans By Jerry Field send new and events to Jerrychicago710@gmail.com There have been discussions and few actions taken on the increasing problems of post-Vietnam Veterans, specifically addressing the high degree of suicide and other related illnesses, mental, physical and social. The solutions are not easy and a proper…

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

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WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement

WalletHub: Best and worst states for retirement A new report from WalletHub.com ranks Illinois at only 28 in terms of the best states for individuals to retire. The number one state is Florida, followed by South Dakota, Colorado, New Hampshire and Virginia. The survey measures a range of benefits including taxes, home service costs, senior…

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Laws needed to regulate credit card interest rates

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Laws needed to regulate credit card interest rates

Laws needed to regulate credit card interest rates There are a lot of challenges facing American consumers, from rising taxes, government corruption and increasing crime, to failing education and deteriorating product quality. But one of the worst challenges facing the American consumer and American taxpayers is the unregulated credit card banking industry. This week, they…

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Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

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Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor

Let “Sub-Urban” voters vote for Chicago mayor Or, how the Suburbs got their name. Suburban residents should have the right to vote to select Chicago’s next mayor since Chicago survives not only on the taxes it collects from its residents but from nearly 30 percent of the taxes collected from residents who live in the…

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Men turn into zombie customers during last-minute holiday rush

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Men turn into zombie customers during last-minute holiday rush

Men turn into zombie customers during last-minute holiday rush As the calendar approaches the Christmas holidays, men experience a transformation, turning into addled, confused zombies desperately searching for the last-minute gift for their wives, girlfriends and significant others. Although the retail business has a name for every experience, they haven’t figured this male zombie shopper…

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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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Desperate news media turns to scams to profit

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Desperate news media turns to scams to profit

Desperate news media turns to scams to profit Newspaper circulations are way down and TV audience numbers are even lower and dropping. The mainstream news media, which in the course of the past two years has transformed itself from a professional Fourth Estate to a Third Political Party, is facing a money crunch. So the…

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Rabbi & Comedian Barry Schechter & Aaron Friedman from the Bible Players of New York

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Rabbi & Comedian Barry Schechter & Aaron Friedman from the Bible Players of New York

Comedy night fundraiser for Veterans Dec. 24 Join Weinstein and Piser Funeral Home for a special comedy night “Is Comedy Dead” featuring Rabbi & Comedian Barry Schechter & Aaron Friedman from the Bible Players of New York Our 1st Annual Event: Why do Jews eat Chinese food on X-mas? It’s the only restaurant open. General Admission tickets $18.00; In advance or…

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Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue

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Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue

Year of JFK Truth, and because lies continue Originally published in the Southwest News-Herald Newspaper on March 22, 2013. Remembering as the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination approached the 50th year mark. All of the theories and conspiracies pushed down by the government, the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia and pro-government Historians who…

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Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans

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Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans

Ugliness in national politics won’t stop, especially against veterans When President Trump says something negative about veterans or “Gold Star” families, he is crucified. But when the left says something negative about veterans, it’s considered an acceptable form of humor, a joke, and free speech. The disrespect of our veterans has intensified and become a…

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

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Social Security to increase slightly over 2018

Social Security to increase slightly over 2018 Social Security Announces 2.8 Percent Benefit Increase for 2019 Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more…

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