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Why I am fed-up with Sears

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Why I am fed-up with Sears

Why I am fed-up with Sears I grew up believing that Sears offered the best products and, more importantly, the best service and replacement parts. But that was a long ago time in a long gone world. My last two experiences with Sears have been the worst I have had in years By Ray Hanania Sears first…

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Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

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Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost

Analysis: Why Pekau won and McLaughlin lost A poorly run re-election campaign by seven-term incumbent Mayor Dan McLaughlin combined with a hot-topic issue of salary and pension hikes, and a laser-focused issues campaign of a non-political challenger, Keith Pekau, running on the Republican Party banner did what no one thought could happen April 4 in Orland Park….

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

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Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis

Sports figures, activists warn of rising opioid crisis Sports figures, community leaders and activists warned Wednesday that heroin and opioid use has reached a crisis stage in suburban Chicagoland and is rising across the country. At a forum organized by the Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD), the National Football Players Fathers Association (NFPFA), Cook County…

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure

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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Ultimate Pop-Up Volcano Adventure Bucket list experience and first ever pop-up by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts features an exploration of the world’s most active volcano, exclusive helicopter journey through hidden valleys and secluded beaches, and a night in a rainforest cottage hideaway Four Seasons Resort Hual?lai announces the first…

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Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail

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Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail

Victorian home damaged by fire restored to fine detail The owner of a Victorian home in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood that was severely damaged by fire offered enthusiastic praise and support to Restore Construction Inc., for its Commitment to detail in restoring the property to its original luster. Home was restored to its antique historical quality Chicago,…

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Madame Tussauds launches Skull Island jungle experience

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Madame Tussauds launches Skull Island jungle experience

Madame Tussauds launches Skull Island jungle experience Today, Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds London in partnership with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have officially unleashed KONG: Skull Island, an all-new, multi-sensory experience based on the upcoming film hitting theaters March 10th.  The iconic Times Square attraction now offers its intrepid guests the…

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US sitcom showcases American Arab character

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US sitcom showcases American Arab character

US sitcom showcases American Arab character A new comedy sitcom on CBS TV showcases an American Arab character played by well known standup comedian Maz Jobrani, and includes some major stars in the comedic entertainment circuit. The show Superior Donuts is getting some strong reviews in its first season By Ray Hanania A new comedy sitcom…

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Local writer documents history of EMS services

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Local writer documents history of EMS services

Local writer documents history of EMS services Writer, celebrated investigator and Reavis High school graduate Paul Ciolino has penned a new book that documents the creation of the public paramedic system, EMS, which has saved countless lives since it was implemented in 1972 Originally published in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional…

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Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open

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Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open

Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open Gizmos Fun Factory now open in Orland Park. Manufacturing Game-Changing Family Fun, Close to Home Fun for the whole family isn’t a contradiction anymore! The ideal getaway—you, know, the virtually impossible vacation where everyone truly has a blast—opened Friday and is conveniently located for Chicago and south suburban residents. Gizmos Fun…

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Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant

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Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant

Waking up to a new world of a Cubs Pennant I’ve always loved the Chicago Cubs since I was a little kid. Maybe it started with the name but it grew into admiring the great players that have been on the team, and being in love with one of the greatest baseball parks in America, Wrigley…

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