Posts Tagged “Ray Hanania”

A mother of a Mother’s Day

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A mother of a Mother’s Day

A mother of a Mother’s Day Published in the Des Plaines Valley News, The Southwest News Herald Newspaper, the Reporter Newspapers, the Regional Newspaper May 18, 2017 By Ray Hanania Mother’s Day: I was standing in the lobby of Buca di Beppo Sunday with my wife and son as some two dozens unhappy people waited…

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Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

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Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

Rauner, Pritzker & hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized themselves, especially when they are involved in their own conflicts-of-interest that they fail to mention in their stories. As a columnist who writes my opinions, I…

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Skimming through the Obits and life

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Skimming through the Obits and life

Skimming through the Obits and life The obituary section of the old more informed newspaper era was an obsession with my father back in the 1950s and 1960s. Today, the newspapers are anorexic but the Obit section is still growing strong. And, I understand why my father paid attention to it so much now that I…

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Muslim, Christian and Jew to perform comedy for Interfaith group in Deerfield Oct. 24

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Muslim, Christian and Jew to perform comedy for Interfaith group in Deerfield Oct. 24

Muslim, Christian and Jew to perform comedy for Interfaith group in Deerfield Oct. 24 Deerfield, Il. – An interfaith gathering of people committed to promoting religious tolerance and inter-cultural dialogue will host a comedy show in Deerfield Oct. 24 featuring three comedians of different faiths. The three performers at the show hosted by the Southeast…

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What’s Peotone’s Impact On Midway Airport?

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What’s Peotone’s Impact On Midway Airport? By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper, Friday, October 25, 2013 We hear a lot about the third airport that everyone wants to build in the “South Suburbs.” But we don’t hear enough about Midway Airport. I have been a Southwest Sider almost all of my life, migrating with my…

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David Orr and Making Voting Just So ‘Easy’

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David Orr and Making Voting Just So ‘Easy’ By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Friday, June 21, 2013 Despite the low voter turnout, voting is already easy. But not everyone wants to take the time to vote. In fact, the vast majority of residences who could vote don’t even register to vote. They don’t want to….

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Local governments not responsible for flooding

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Local governments not responsible for flooding By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Friday April 25, 2013 When my home flooded in 1997, the Village of Orland Park provided large garbage canisters for each group of homes that had been damaged. They also provided dozens of crates of bottled bleach to kill mold and bacteria, that one…

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Low turnout in Chicagoland elections reflects hypocritical monitoring systems

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Low turnout reflects hypocritical monitoring systems By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday April 12, 2013 Everyone likes to blame the low voter turnout each year on the “low quality” or the “corruption” of elected officials in government, but I like to blame it on something else, the hypocrisy of the monitoring systems. Those “monitoring…

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Now its Cook County ‘Board of Whatever’

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Now its Cook County ‘Board of Whatever’ By Ray Hanania Feb. 24, 2012 SOUTHWEST NEWS-HERALD They changed the name of the Board of Tax Appeals a long time ago because in the old days, the incumbents didn’t like the fact that many taxpayers only associated their property tax increases with that office. So they changed…

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