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Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book

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Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book

Video Interview: Aaron Hanania talks about his new book Videographer Steve Neuhaus interviews first-time author Aaron Hanania, 17, discusses his new book “The King’s Pawn”, why he wrote it, what it is about, and some of the key aspects of the characters in the book. Soon to be a high school senior. He urges other…

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Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women

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Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women

Beauty pageants without swimsuits, weather without beautiful women Beauty pageants are just that, about beauty. It doesn’t mean other people are ugly. It means that there are some who are more beautiful. The others only become ugly when we stigmatize the beautiful as being “obscene” and we start to implement politically correct ideas to make…

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Free concerts in Brookfield

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Free concerts in Brookfield

Free concerts in Brookfield BritBeat kicks off series Friday evening By Steve Metsch Starting this Friday, the village of Brookfield will offer a summer of free music in the band shell at Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave. Each concert runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you’re going, bring a lawn chair or blanket. A…

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Countryside concerts return

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Countryside concerts return

Countryside concerts return Free music fills Thursday nights this summer  By Steve Metsch Billed as a “Passport Through Countryside,” the City of Countryside again presenting its annual Summer Concert Series on Thursday nights through Aug. 2. Each week has a different country for a theme. The series started on June 7 with Rosie & The…

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Musicians and Vocalists gather at The Jewish Theological Seminary for Interfaith Song, Prayer

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Musicians and Vocalists gather at The Jewish Theological Seminary for Interfaith Song, Prayer

Musicians and Vocalists gather at The Jewish Theological Seminary for Interfaith Song, Prayer Internationally renowned musicians and vocalists from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim backgrounds come together to sing and pray for the peace and future of the Holy City On June 20 at 7:30 p.m., The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) will host a unique gathering…

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Media hypocrisy over Roseanne Barr

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Media hypocrisy over Roseanne Barr

Media hypocrisy over Roseanne Barr Roseanne Barr’s racist reference to Valerie Jarrett is irresistible and Barr rightly apologized. But was ABC TV’s decision to punish Roseanne by cancelling her hit TV series revival warranted? Or, is it the result of a double standard fueled by news media bias against Barr because of her open support…

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Cheap Trick, Poison shine

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Cheap Trick, Poison shine

Cheap Trick, Poison shine “Nothin’ But A Good Time” tour is just that  By Steve Metsch After an entertaining nine-song set by Pop Evil, a fan wearing a “Hall & Oates 2018” T-shirt asked me – maybe it was my Cheap Trick T-shirt? – why the band from Rockford would open for Poison. The pairing,…

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National Hellenic Museum opens exhibit on refugees

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National Hellenic Museum opens exhibit on refugees

National Hellenic Museum opens exhibit on refugees The National Hellenic Museum announces newest exhibit — Lives Afloat: Representing the Greek Refugee Crisis, opening June 21, 2018. The Nation’s premier Hellenic Museum Portrays Recent History of Refugees in Greece Dedicated to collecting, preserving and portraying the legacy of Greek history and culture in America, the National Hellenic…

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Candlewick Lake & Links Festival June 10

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Candlewick Lake & Links Festival June 10

Candlewick Lake & Links Festival June 10 Come Out for a Day of Fun with Your Family & Friends Sunday June 10. Open to the public. Candlewick is a gated community with a large beautiful lake. Non-residents normally require entrance through a resident. But during the Lake and Links Festival, the gates will be open…

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Video: autographing copies of The King’s Pawn book

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Video: autographing copies of The King’s Pawn book

Video: autographing copies of The King’s Pawn book Aaron Hanania autographs copies of his new Science Fiction book, “The King’s Pawn,” for fans who purchased the copies online. Get your copy today and enjoy an unusual, unique Science Fiction story from a high school junior who wrote the entire 60,000 words and 194 pages only…

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A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy

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A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy

A “teaching moment” on Roseanne Barr, the media and political hypocrisy Roseanne Barr said something stupidly racist about Valerie Jarrett and Jarrett responded saying we should take it as a “teaching moment.” But what kind of “teaching moment” can we have in an America that is deeply divided, caught in the middle between extremist politics…

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