Posts Tagged “Toni Preckwinkle”

Aguilar helps secure $8 million in coronavirus funding for West suburbs

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Aguilar helps secure $8 million in coronavirus funding for West suburbs

Aguilar helps secure $8 million in coronavirus funding for West suburbs Cook County Commissioner Frank Aguilar joins County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in detailing COVID-19 relief funds Cook County Commissioner Frank J. Aguilar joined Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle in announcing millions of dollars available for suburban communities facing unexpected expenses due to COVID-19….

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Commissioner Sean Morrison opposes new 2020 budget for Cook County

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Commissioner Sean Morrison opposes new 2020 budget for Cook County

Commissioner Sean Morrison opposes new 2020 budget for Cook County The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted on Friday (Nov. 22, 2019) to approve the FY2020 Cook County Budget presented by President Toni Preckwinkle on a vote of 15-1. The lone vote of opposition was cast by Commissioner Sean Morrison from the suburban 17th District….

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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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Arab American Heritage Month, April, celebrated by elected officials

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Arab American Heritage Month, April, celebrated by elected officials

Arab American Heritage Month, April, celebrated by elected officials More than 100 elected officials and Arab American community leaders came together on April 10 to celebrate the revival of Arab American Heritage month, April. The commemoration of Arab American contributions to this country and their culture was codified in a state law introduced by Illinois…

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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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April proclaimed Arab American Heritage month by Cook County Board

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April proclaimed Arab American Heritage month by Cook County Board

April proclaimed Arab American Heritage month by Cook County Board Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison introduces a proclamation honoring April as Arab American Heritage Month at the board meeting March 20, 2019, in coordination with the passage of a State of Illinois Law designating April as Arab American Heritage month. The Cook County Board on…

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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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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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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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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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Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil

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Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil

Protests against “racism” must be effective and civil Protestors have been disrupting meetings of the Palos Township board for nearly 18 months as a part of a political strategy devised by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to undermine her anti-tax critics led by County Commissioner Sean Morrison. They are targeting Sharon Brannigan out of…

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