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Orland Park sidesteps the will of the people

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Orland Park sidesteps the will of the people

Orland Park sidesteps the will of the people The Orland Park Board approved a plan to significantly increase Mayor McLaughlin’s salary 375 percent from what it was (a 275 percent increase). But the board action ignores the rights of the village’s taxpayers and voters. Oct. 20, 2016 Des Plaines Valley News, The Regional, The Reporter…

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Raising taxes is never about healthy living

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Raising taxes is never about healthy living

Raising taxes is never about healthy living Instead of raising taxes on soda pop, how about cutting the obscene $4.4 billion a year budget for Cook County. Merge Cook County into Township government. Eliminate redundancies that are outrageous. End the double dipping pensions and payrolls politicians in Cook County now get. Published in the Southwest…

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Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary

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Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary

Orland Park approves 375% increase in mayoral salary Nearly 100 residents crowded the Orland Park village hall to complain that the pay hike should be presented to the voters for approval and not the board members, who voted unanimously to hike the salary following two hours of public discussion and debate. By Ray Hanania (Note: You…

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

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Readers share fear of street gang violence

Readers share fear of street gang violence Oct. 13, 2016 Street Gangs Part 2, Des Plaines Valley News, SW News-Herald, The Regional, The Reporter By Ray Hanania Last week I wrote about how most violence in Chicagoland is the result of street gangs, but we’re not doing a good job stopping it. We should treat street…

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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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Getty details plan to block gun abuse at NY conference

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Getty details plan to block gun abuse at NY conference

Getty details plan to block gun abuse at NY conference By Steve Metsch Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty was pleased by the reaction received when he spoke at a New York City gathering of similar communities who have tackled illegal gun sales. Getty had been invited to participate and spoke to a large gathering in Midtown…

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“Law and order” today and 50 years ago

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“Law and order” today and 50 years ago

“Law and order” today and 50 years ago. Is the violence between African Americans and American police a new phenomena or an old one? Looking back 50 years ago we see that this violent phenomena has been around a long time with no real solution or change. By Ray Hanania When we look at the terrible rise…

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Morton High school named “District of the Year

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Morton High school named “District of the Year

Morton High school receives National Honors as District of the Year J. Sterling Morton High School named District of the Year for Advanced Placement by the National College Board in a recent evaluation of more than 6,000 campuses. Morton was selected from more than 450 schools that were credited with AP achievements. J. Sterling Morton…

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Video: Visit to Orland Park History Museum

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Video: Visit to Orland Park History Museum

A Video visit to the Orland Park History Museum By Steve Neuhaus @neuhaus_ilnews The Orland Park History Museum is located at 14413 S. Beacon Avenue in Orland Park, IL 60462. The phone number is (708) 254-1411. Here is a video tour of the museum and an interview with the museum’s curator Diane Grah, who has experience working with some Chicago…

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