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Durbin one of the most honorable people in government service

Durbin one of the most honorable people in government service By Ray Hanania In covering Chicagoland politics for nearly 40 years, you can imagine I’ve met a lot of politicians and government officials. Mayors, Congressmen, aldermen, county commissioners and local trustees and even a few governors. But one person stands high above them all. That’s […]

Community Leaders Discuss Foster’s Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Community Leaders Discuss Foster’s Legislation to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Aurora, IL – Today in Aurora Congressman Bill Foster was joined by community leaders for a discussion on prescription drug abuse and legislation he has introduced to combat the growing problem in our communities.  The discussion came in advance of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day […]

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Rep. Lipinski Announces New Federal Funding for Soundproofing of Homes around Midway Airport

Rep. Lipinski Announces New Federal Funding for Soundproofing of Homes around Midway Airport By Ray Hanania U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski has secured a $10 million grant to help improve noise mitigation in homes around Midway Airport, the congressman’s office announced Monday. The grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will provide sound […]

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Oberweis Still Waiting for Durbin to Crack Down on IRS Scandal

Nearly a week after calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the IRS scandal, State Sen. Jim Oberweis, who is running for US Senate, still hasn’t seen any action towards resolving the problem. This has led some to wonder if Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Springfield) will respond to the call, or ignore his involvement in calling […]

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HUD PROVIDES ADDITIONAL $4.6 MILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN ILLINOIS

HUD PROVIDES ADDITIONAL $4.6 MILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN ILLINOIS WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced a second round of grants totaling $4,652,356 for 46 local homeless assistance programs in Illinois.  Provided through HUD’s Continuum of Care Program,  the funding announced today will ensure additional permanent and transitional […]

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Brannigan and GOP candidates will make races interesting

Brannigan and GOP candidates will make races interesting By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper, Thursday, June 12, 2014 I’ve known Sharon Brannigan a long time. She owns one of Orland Park’s best flower shops, Sherry’s, where I often buy flowers for family, friends and especially to remember my mom on Mother’s Day. I hadn’t spoken […]

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Politicizing our vets is just plain wrong

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Politicizing our vets is just plain wrong

Politicizing our vets is just plain wrong By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Newspaper, Friday, May 23, 2014 They say religion and politics don’t mix. They shouldn’t. Our Constitution created a separation between the two. But too bad the Constitution didn’t go far enough and also separate politics and veterans. It would save us all a […]

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Senator Cory Booker urges protection of immigrant families

Senator Cory Booker urges protection of immigrant families Last week, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) added his voice to the growing chorus of Democratic leaders calling on the President to use executive action on immigration. Said Booker when approached by New Jersey Dream Act Coalition member, Giancarlo Tello, during the Democratic State Party Convention of New Jersey […]

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Congressman Foster Announces Winner Of 11th District Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Foster Announces Winner Of 11th District Congressional Art Competition Aurora, IL – At a reception at the Pierce Art & History Center in Aurora, Congressman Bill Foster announced the winners of the 11th District Congressional Art Competition.  Winners were selected by a panel of local art experts. Over 60 art pieces were submitted by high […]

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Oberweis Apologizes, Says He’s “Evolved” On Immigration

Standing before a packed audience at the Chicago Club, US Senate candidate Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) apologized for his previous position on immigration, and the way he campaigned for his “naive” position, and declared his views on the issue have “evolved.” “Early on, I spoke up forcibly on the need to secure our borders and […]

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