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Court orders Ochoa to pay Town of Cicero for lawsuit costs

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Court orders Ochoa to pay Town of Cicero for lawsuit costs

Court orders Ochoa to pay Town of Cicero for lawsuit costs Appellate Court orders newly appointed MPEA Board Trustee to pay court fees in failed political intimidation lawsuit (Cicero, Illinois) — The Illinois Appellate Court Friday ordered newly appointed Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Trustee Juan Ochoa to pay $21,202.90 to reimburse the Town…

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SiriusXM a leader in political discussion

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SiriusXM a leader in political discussion

SiriusXM a leader in political discussion In the last 48 hours the leaders of both the Democratic and Republican parties have turned to SiriusXM. Proving yet again that it’s the ultimate destination for politics on the radio, SiriusXM has conducted news-making interviews with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Sec. Hillary Clinton, and Donald J….

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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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Dead people voting? It’s happened before

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Dead people voting? It’s happened before

Dead people voting? It’s happened before Donald Trump has said he believes that the election results on Tuesday Nov. 8, 2016 will be “rigged” and he’s received a lot of criticism from the biased mainstream news media. But the truth is that elections are easily rigged and ghost voting and voter manipulation are common. A recent…

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Expect big turnout for Presidential election

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Expect big turnout for Presidential election

Expect big turnout for Presidential election A new Harris Poll says that 86 percent of Americans plan to vote in Tuesday’s presidential election, which would be 50 percent higher than the past national average, if accurate. As a percent of eligible voters, turn out was: 2000, 54.2%; in 2004 60.4%; 2008 62.3%; and 2012 57.5%. These were…

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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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Hypocrisy is the real issue in this election

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Hypocrisy is the real issue in this election

Hypocrisy is the real issue in this election There is a debate over the language used by some rappers and hip hop artists. And I think that debate is important. But this is bigger than that debate. It cuts to the core of what’s really corrupt in the American political system and how insiders manipulate…

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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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