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Morrison deserves praise for ending Preckwinkle Soda Tax

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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 pop and sweetened taxes. Preckwinkle selected the tax because it would shield many of her own constituents…

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Severe limitations on Blue Tooth usage

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Severe limitations on Blue Tooth usage

Severe limitations on Blue Tooth usage The computer industry is driven by greed rather than by a conscience of serving consumers the best quality products. Shortcomings are reflected in computer design, Blue Tooth ease of use, and even in the release of new iPhones. The old iPhones are being abandoned and users are experiencing delays,…

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

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Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs?

Who are the Arabs of the Southwest Suburbs? The recent personal attacks against a trustee in Palos Township has sparked a discussion about who are the Arabs of Chicagoland. I have spent most of my life studying and writing about the American Arab community, authoring dissertations and studies on them at Northern Illinois and the…

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The bullying of Sharon Brannigan

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The bullying of Sharon Brannigan

The bullying of Sharon Brannigan Sharon Brannigan, a suburban Township politician who made some improper comparisons while arguing about immigration policy has suddenly become the target of the protesters against anti-Muslim, anti-Arab racism. But in their protests, they have turned into bullies who yell, scream, and disrespect the image of what Arabs are all about. And…

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Netflix increases fees as programming drops

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Netflix increases fees as programming drops

Netflix increases fees as programming drops Netflix raised fees, again. But if they want to keep me as a loyal subscriber, they need to be loyal to me and produce some kickass programing. Dropping Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” is a major blow, and the garbage they are offering the wake of another favorite,…

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Cicero honors Mixed Martial Arts Champion Jose Torres

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Cicero honors Mixed Martial Arts Champion Jose Torres

Cicero honors Mixed Martial Arts Champion Jose Torres Mixed Martial Arts Champion Jose “Shorty” Torres and Combat-Do founder Master Bob Schirmer displayed the championship belts that Torres has won in international and national competitions at a recent meeting of the Town of Cicero Board. Torres, who is from Cicero, and told the board he is…

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Taking a stand against pollution

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Taking a stand against pollution

Taking a stand against pollution The world is being overcome slowly and steadily by pollution in many forms. One of the worst and most threatening is the non recyclable use of plastics. Plastic bottles are finding their way into our oceans and breaking up into plastic particles that are being eaten by the fish that…

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Sandburg HS cracking down on e-Cigarettes and vapes

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Sandburg HS cracking down on e-Cigarettes and vapes

Sandburg HS cracking down on e-Cigarettes and vapes Southwest suburban high school cracks down on students using e-cigarettes and vapes, warning it is a health hazard to students and also a local municipal crime. By Ray Hanania The principal of one of the Southwest Suburb’s largest high schools announced Friday that disciplinary action will be…

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