Archive For The “State” Category

Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

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Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

Pritzker, Rauner and 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,…

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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

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Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention

Orland Mayoral race has state’s attention The battle between Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin and challenger Keith Pekau has the attention of the entire state apparently creating a wild election contest filled with a lot of unusual issues, supporters and claims By Ray Hanania The battle to lead Orland Park, one of the fastest growing suburbs…

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Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Unanimously Passes Senate

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Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Unanimously Passes Senate

Duckworth’s Bipartisan Bill to Support Illinois Jobs Unanimously Passes Senate The legislation, Duckworth’s first proposal in the Senate, passes just 64 days after she was sworn in [WASHINGTON, DC] – Just 64 days after U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) was sworn in, the United States Senate unanimously passed the first bill she proposed in the…

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Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library

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Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library

Madigan Introduces Bill Streamlining Administration of Lincoln Library SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum into a freestanding institution in his proposed state budget, Speaker Michael J. Madigan is introducing legislation to improve the administration of the library, advancing an effort prioritized by both Rauner…

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Can we ban hate campaign Ads next time?

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Can we ban hate campaign Ads next time?

Can we ban hate campaign Ads next time? Nov. 10, 2016 Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Reporter Newspapers, the Regional News, IllinoisNewsNetwork.com By Ray Hanania Has anyone else noticed that America is becoming a polarized nation? And worse, the two sides seem to be getting angrier and angrier? I’ve never been happier to…

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Opinion: Term Limits deny voters their rights

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Opinion: Term Limits deny voters their rights

Term Limits deny voters their rights. But Term Limits may soon see a casualty in the demise of the failed administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner in November 2018 By Ray Hanania Every time a failed politician or a failed group of activists don’t get their way, they stamp their feet and whine like little babies that…

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DiversityInc ranks utilities Ameren Corp 1st in nation

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DiversityInc ranks utilities Ameren Corp 1st in nation

DiversityInc ranks Ameren Corporation first among all utilities in the nation for the second consecutive year For the second consecutive year, DiversityInc has ranked Ameren Corporation first in the United States on its 2016 listing of the nation’s Top 7 Utilities. Since 2010, Ameren has been recognized among DiversityInc’s top utilities for creating an inclusive…

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Rauner chooses businesses over people

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Rauner chooses businesses over people

 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner administration chooses businesses over people in battle to find sales taxes collected by businesses but not turned over to local communities By Ray Hanania Did you know that if the mayor of your municipality shares information with other members of his (or her) administration about a big local retailer who has failed…

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and…

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Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair

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Red light cameras would be good, if they were fair

The problem with red light cameras is not the camera or the concept of nabbing speeders who race down streets far above the speed limit, or fail to stop for the red light at intersections. The problem is the governments that install these cameras and their true intent, which is not to keep motorists safe, but to…

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