Archive For The “Politics” Category

Illinois financial problems are a national joke

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Illinois financial problems are a national joke

Illinois financial problems are a national joke Illinois is ranked as the 49th Worst State in the country when it comes to taxation, according to WalletHub.com. So the last thing someone should do to address the state’s collapsing economy is to increase taxes. The driving force behind Illinois’ financial troubles are the politically driven pensions…

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Suburbs must standup to Chicago’s Tax Grab

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Suburbs must standup to Chicago’s Tax Grab

Suburbs must standup to Chicago’s Tax Grab Forcing suburbanites to help cover the budgetneeds of Chicago has always been a problem with Chicagoland politics. It needs to stop. It’s not that I don’t like Chicago. I Love Chicago. I was born there. But like most people born there, I fled to crime, the taxes and…

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Illinois ranks as 2nd worst state for taxation

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Illinois ranks as 2nd worst state for taxation

Illinois ranks as 2nd worst state for taxation Illinois’ taxation is the 2nd highest in the country for residents who are in low income, middle income categories and only slightly better, 3rd highest for residents in the high income levels. The study impacts property taxes, wages and sales taxes and was completed by WalletHub.com, and online…

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Ray Hanania Podcast: Smollett, Chicago Mayoral Election, Israeli war crimes

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Ray Hanania Podcast: Smollett, Chicago Mayoral Election, Israeli war crimes

Ray Hanania Podcast: Smollett, Chicago Mayoral Election, Israeli war crimes #RayHananiaPodcast #JussieSmollett #ChicagoMayoralElection #IsraeliWarCrimes This week’s Ray Hanania Podcast reviews the past week’s events, issues and my recent columns in the Regional News newspaper, The Reporter and Southwest News-Herald on Jussie Smollett; my columns in the @ArabNews on the Oscar win by #RamiMalek, and at…

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Great choices showcase Chicago’s mayoral election

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Great choices showcase Chicago’s mayoral election

Great choices showcase Chicago’s mayoral election A quick look at all of the great Chicago mayoral contenders and their slogans. Suburbanites want Chicago to succeed. When the city goes down, it drags the suburbs with. Crime there creates crime in the suburbs. Drugs there brings drugs to the suburbs. And when Chicago suffers financially, the…

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Van Dyke deserves leniency not race persecution

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Van Dyke deserves leniency not race persecution

Van Dyke deserves leniency not race persecution The decision by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to pursue a more severe sentence for former Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of drugged-up, armed thug Laquan McDonald is a travesty and a slap against not only families who seek safety and protection from criminals…

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Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board

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Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board

Emanuel names Alexandra Holt to RTA Board The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) announces the appointment of Alexandra Holt as its newest board member, representing the City of Chicago. Director Holt replaces Director Anthony Anderson, whose term had expired. “We are pleased that Mayor Emanuel has appointed Director Holt to the RTA Board,” said RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard.  “Her…

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Nasty robocalls only hurt Orland Park

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Nasty robocalls only hurt Orland Park

Nasty robocalls only hurt Orland Park Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau is blaming others for a series of ugly and nasty robocalls that have been polluting the contested elections for Trustee in the Village of Orland Park. Instead of raising issues, illegal the robocalls are raising concerns about who should be running the village and…

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The “Ricketts affair,” double standards and media hypocrisy

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The “Ricketts affair,” double standards and media hypocrisy

The “Ricketts affair,” double standards and media hypocrisy The criticism of Joe Ricketts and the attacks against the Chicago Cubs reflect the twisted, distorted form of public justice that has corrupted today’s society. It also displays the hypocrisy of some of the politicians like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who have exploited the incident for personal…

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Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison endorses Dr. Willie Wilson for Chicago Mayor

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Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison endorses Dr. Willie Wilson for Chicago Mayor

Cook County GOP Chairman Sean Morrison endorses Dr. Willie Wilson for Chicago Mayor Cook County Republican Party Chairman Sean M. Morrison has announced his endorsement of Dr. Willie Wilson for Mayor of Chicago in the upcoming February 26, 2019 municipal election. Chairman Morrison strongly encourages all Chicago Republican voters to unite behind the candidacy of…

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Pawar gets endorsement of new Muslims group for Chicago Treasurer

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Pawar gets endorsement of new Muslims group for Chicago Treasurer

Pawar gets endorsement of new Muslims group for Chicago Treasurer New Muslim Political Organization makes its first endorsements in Chicago City-Wide Elections: Ameya Pawar for City Treasurer and Anna Valencia for City Clerk. The Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition also released its list of Muslims running for office in Chicago and the Chicagoland suburbs Today, on the first…

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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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