Posts Tagged “Chicago”

Goodman Theater launches new season

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Goodman Theater launches new season GOODMAN THEATRE LAUNCHES ITS 2017/2018 SEASON WITH IVO VAN HOVE’S TONY AWARD-WINNING TRIUMPH, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE BY ARTHUR MILLER **SEASON CONTINUES WITH NEW WORKS BY SARAH DELAPPE, ELLEN FAIREY, ROHINA MALIK, DAEL ORLANDERSMITH AND SUZAN-LORI PARKS — PLUS A MAJOR REVIVAL OF EMILY MANN’S HAVING OUR SAY** ***ARTISTIC…

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

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Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County

Fighting oppressive taxes in Cook County Published in the SW News Group Column March 9, 2017. Taxes continue to increase in Illinois and especially in Cook County that taxpayers have to take actions and consider ways to manage their spending to reduce the tax burden. In many cases, that means buying major items and groceries…

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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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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

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Baseball and American sports is so depressing

Baseball and American sports is so depressing I was so excited about the chances of a Chicago Cubs victory in this year’s World Series game that I drove to Wrigley Field to purchase some Cubs souvenirs to celebrate, only to be reminded where those chotskies (not Tsatskeles) came from By Ray Hanania I was so…

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

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Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime

Stop murders by making street gang membership a jailable crime SW News Herald, DVN, The Regional, The Reporter Oct. 6, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is doing all he can to reduce skyrocketing violence plaguing many neighborhoods. Hiring 1,000 more police officers is a good start, but it’s not enough. While we…

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

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Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence

Rahm Emanuel deserves support to fight violence SW News Herald Sept. 29, 2016 By Ray Hanania Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a three-part plan to confront Chicago’s rising murder rate. The crime wave in Chicago is so bad that people don’t feel safe walking downtown any more. This weekend, a 54 year old man was…

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Tough questions: killings today & 50 years ago

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Tough questions: killings today & 50 years ago

Tough questions on killings today and 50 years ago. Is the military responsible for the recent killings of uniformed police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. And a look back at the American attitude towards violence, Richard Speck, White Flight and racism By Ray Hanania July 21, 2016. As a veteran who served active duty during the Vietnam…

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Chicago Mayor Emanuel hosts Ramadan Iftar

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Chicago Mayor Emanuel hosts Ramadan Iftar

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continued his tradition of honoring area Muslims at an Iftar dinner on Tuesday June 28, 2016 at the Chicago Cultural Center. More than 275 Muslims attended the event which was significant because it also included members of Chicago’s American Arab community. Arab writers and community leaders were invited to attended by the…

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Remembering Muhammad Ali

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Remembering Muhammad Ali

A former Jewel grocery store bagger Vietnam serviceman and American Arab activist remembers Muhammad Ali and what he meant to his life By Ray Hanania Other than my family and parents, no one had more of an impact on my life than Muhammad Ali. Ali was already a celebrity and an up-and-coming heavyweight champion when I…

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

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In Suburbs vs Chicago, the city needs to improve

When it comes to Cook County and even the six county region around Lake Michigan, the City of Chicago has been so poorly run and mismanaged that most people who could flee chose to leave and build their lives in the suburbs. And over the years, instead of becoming better, the city has worsened not just for…

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