Posts Tagged “Lori Lightfoot”

Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

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Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition With a rising awareness of the importance of the role of women in society, government, politics and the need to continue to champion equality for the sexes, remembering one of the pioneers of women in politics in Chicago is important. Jane Byrne deserves more recognition as Chicago’s first…

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police Chicago continues to be ravaged by street gang gun-related violence. Mayor Lightfoot has vowed to address the problem. But only focusing on the Chicago Police is not the answer. More emphasis needs to be placed on the residents living in the communities where the violence occurs to…

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Ben Joravsky tackles Chicagoland Politics on podcast

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Ben Joravsky tackles Chicagoland Politics on podcast

Ben Joravsky tackles Chicagoland politics on podcast It was a lot of serious laughs joining longtime Chicago political writer and TIF Authority Ben Joravsky on his podcast this past Wednesday with former Tribune political writer Monroe Anderson. Joravsky’s podcast is one of the top discussions on Chicagoland politics By Ray Hanania Ben Joravsky’s Podcast Tuesday…

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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

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Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration

Lightfoot targets gun violence in inauguration Mayor Lori Lightfoot is sworn into office on May 20, 2019, as Chicago’s first African American woman and first “openly Gay” mayor. Much of Lightfoot’s inauguration speech reflected many of the same principles that were reiterated 40 years ago when on April 16, 1979, Jane Byrne was inaugurated as…

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Why I support Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago Mayor

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Why I support Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago Mayor

Why I support Toni Preckwinkle for Chicago Mayor In politics, it’s rarely about who is great but rather about who is better. And in the race for Chicago Mayor between Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and former prosecutor Lori Lightfoot, the “better” candidate is Preckwinkle. Although I have some issues with her past policies,…

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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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