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What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves

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What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves

What Chicago mayor candidates are really saying about themselves Comparing the campaign TV ads of the various mayoral candidates says a lot about who they really are and what their priorities are, or are not. The  candidates for Chicago mayor define themselves in their TV campaign ads. Here’s what it looks like. Published in the…

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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 Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism?

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Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism?

Orland Park mall shooting: When does safety become a form of racism? A teenager brought a gun into the Orland Park Mall and shot and killed a fellow student. But instead of talking about measure to protect innocent shoppers, some want to focus on racism. It’s time to consider metal detectors and restrictions on clothing…

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In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too

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In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too

In Chicago mayoral election, other issues are important, too With all the usual issues being skirted and glossed over in the Chicago Mayoral election, voters should take notice of the undercurrent of issues on the sidelines that have as much impact on their lives as the rest. Conspiracies are a part of Chicago politics, so…

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Relief over Van Dyke sentencing

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Relief over Van Dyke sentencing

Relief over Van Dyke sentencing The unfairness of the public’a assault of Police Officer Jason Van Dyke and the glorification of Laquan Mcdonald is sickening. It’s not something too many people want to hear, but McDonald’s defenders should be ashamed of themselves Originally Published in The Regional/Reporter Newspapers 1-23-19 By Ray Hanania How do you explain…

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Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub

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Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub

Residents deserve answers from school officials, not a snub Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan criticized the Lyons School District 103 board and its chairman Marge Hubacek for violating the Open Meetings Act when she denied parents the ability to speak at a meeting on October 22, 2019. Hubacek, seeking to silence criticism of the hiring…

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Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment

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Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment

Alderman Burke deserves fair treatment Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke deserves the benefit of the doubt. He’s been in office more than 40 years and despite some political controversies has never had any legal issues, until now. Yet despite the Federal indictment, Burke is innocent until proven guilty and he deserves to continue his service…

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WGN Mayoral forum gives candidates chance to sparkle

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WGN Mayoral forum gives candidates chance to sparkle

WGN Mayoral forum gives candidates chance to sparkle WGN hosted a fast-paced mayoral forum that brought 13 of the city’s 21 candidates who are running for mayor to the forefront. Although the forum didn’t get down into deep details on issues, it gave the public a chance to get a broad sense of which candidate…

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

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April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law

April named Arab Heritage Month by new Illinois Law Illinois Legislature passes law to designate April as Arab American Heritage Month. The bill was introduced by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, and co-sponsored by State Senator Steve Landek and Representative Mike Zalewski. The bill restores respect for Illinois’ Arab American community which was disrespected…

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Wolves Hockey Team lights up the ice

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Wolves Hockey Team lights up the ice

Wolves Hockey Team lights up the ice Wolves light up the ice at the Allstate Arena in a game against the San Antonio Rampage. It’s phenomenal hockey and sports excitement from start to finish By Ray Hanania The American League hockey team the Chicago Wolves trounced the San Antonio Rampage this past week 3 to…

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Gelsosomo’s in Lemont offers great food and hilarious comedy shows

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Gelsosomo’s in Lemont offers great food and hilarious comedy shows

Gelsosomo’s in Lemont offers great food and hilarious comedy shows There are not a lot of comedy clubs in Chicago’s Southwest Suburbs but two stand out you should visit, Riddles in Alsip and Gelsosomo’s in Lemont. Riddles offers the traditional award winning comedy experience while Gelsosomo’s offers a mix that includes music entertainment, great Italian food…

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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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