Archive For The “Opinion” Category

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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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

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Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers

Mayor Emanuel’s disregard for the best interests of taxpayers Mayor Rahm Emanuel, one of the worst mayors to ever sit in the Chicago mayor’s office, is making one last effort to slam taxpayers in suburban Chicagoland to pay for the financial shortfalls and deficits caused by his poor leadership. He wants to jack up the…

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Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda

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Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda

Illinois Tollway unveils unprecedented reform agenda The Illinois Tollway Authority, a $1.4 billion government state agency, unveiled an unprecedented reform program to even the playing field and to brighten sunshine on the authority’s business actions. But instead of focusing on the news, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald and even Crains Chicago Business (are they even…

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

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Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage

Daily Herald slams minorities and women in Tollway coverage The Arlington Heights Daily Herald has been running a series of news reports that read more like opinion columns, slamming the Tollway Authority for changing its administrative staff, a change most people agree has been good. But do the attacks from the newspaper also have a tinge of…

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Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues

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Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues

Pekau calls out political criticism from Carroll over board issues Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau asserts that critics are playing politics with issues at the Village Board meetings. Trustee Michael Carroll reportedly blamed Mayor Pekau for a poorly orchestrated anonymous robe-call that criticized the board for reversing its 2009 vote to ban gaming and approving up…

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Madigan was never the real issue in the last election

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Madigan was never the real issue in the last election

Madigan was never the real issue in the last election Republican leaders in Illinois were easily swept aside and out of office by Democrats in the November 6 General Elections mainly because too much effort was put into personal attacks including against Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Voters are far more intelligent than some…

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Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor

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Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor

Jim Dodge announces for Orland Park Mayor Can a perennial Republican candidate for public office like Jim Dodge win the office of Orland Park Mayor? His past elections outside of Orland Park suggest not, but his Republican base in Orland Park tells a different story. But that depends on what Republican Mayor Keith Pekau does. Pekau defeated…

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Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech

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Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech

Challenging racist laws that restrict free speech By Ray Hanania Letter I wrote to Illinois Representative David Harris of Arlington Heights (Republican) who introduced a bill last year to expand the existing anti-BDS law that prohibits Americans from criticizing a specific foreign country, Israel. I criticize Israel’s government and will continue to criticize Israel’s government…

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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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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

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Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers

Chicago tightens its political grip on suburban taxpayers Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison defeated County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in the Nov. 6, 2018 election, beating back a challenge from first time candidate Abdelnasser Rashid. Morrison won by securing his base in the Southern end of the 17th District, winning Orland, Palos, Worth, Lemont and…

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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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Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public

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Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public

Hubacek board scuttles voices of parents and public The outrageous indifference to the needs of School District 103 by the dictatorial board majority led by Marge Hubacek prevented parents and taxpayers from expressing their concerns about the board majority’s poor decisions. Hubacek illegally blocked the parents from speaking limiting to only five the number who…

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