Posts Tagged “Chicago City Hall”

Irks, quirks and Oughta be laws

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Irks, quirks and Oughta be laws

By Ray Hanania ILLEGAL PARKING: There are a lot of other ways to generate revenue from traffic tickets instead of installing red light cameras to nail unsuspecting motorists. Here are a few suggestions. Put a police squad car near the small Orland Park Post Office branch in the strip mall at 151st and LaGrange Road….

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Baby Boomer dreaming, the old days

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Baby Boomer dreaming, the old days

Baby Boomer dreaming, the old days By Ray Hanania As I sat at Midway Airport the other day waiting for a flight, I was remembering how the world has really changed, as most Baby Boomers my age do. I’ve written in the past how Midway was just an open air field on Cicero Avenue and…

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Baby Boomers: Medicare and the art of obfuscation

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Baby Boomers: Medicare and the art of obfuscation

Baby Boomers: Medicare and the art of obfuscation By Ray Hanania I am still a number of years away from qualifying for retirement, Social Security, and Medicare but I received a 152 page booklet from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that only made me more concerned. I guess the first problem I…

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Q Restaurant in Orland Park offers a unique dining experience

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Q Restaurant in Orland Park offers a unique dining experience

Q Restaurant in Orland Park offers a unique dining experience By Ray Hanania Q Restaurant in Orland Park is a new Asian fusion that offers a mix of Vietnamese and French cuisine. The design of the restaurant’s dining room is very impressive and the food is even better. It not only offers a phenomenal menu…

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Saturday’s are always rough, especially with disrespectful people

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Saturday’s are always rough, especially with disrespectful people

Saturday’s are always rough, especially with disrespectful people By Ray Hanania The work week is rough but Saturdays are even worse. Seriously. Even though I get to sleep a little late, I wake up to Saturday morning cartoons and several episodes of my favorite series King of Queens with Leah Remini and what’s his name…

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Greeting Cupich with Da Bears, or Da Poor?

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Greeting Cupich with Da Bears, or Da Poor?

Greeting Cupich with Da Bears, or Da Poor? By Ray Hanania I watched Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel greet the new Cardinal of the Catholic Archdiocese Blasé Cupich with a collection of gifts that reflected the city’s mood these days. That mood? Well, it coincides with the sports season. Basbeall season is coming to an end…

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First day of school today different from when I was a kid

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First day of school today different from when I was a kid

First day of school today different from when I was a kid By Ray Hanania My son started his first day of 8th Grade today reminding me how fast life passes us all. If 48 years rushed past me, it rushed past everyone. The experience that my son had this week is much different from the…

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Finally, some action 35 years later on Jane Byrne

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Finally, some action 35 years later on Jane Byrne

Finally, some action 35 years later on Jane Byrne By Ray Hanania Of all the mayors that Chicago has had, Jane M. Byrne will remain one of the most exciting. She defeated the powerful Chicago Machine and then shattered the glass ceiling in Chicago politics allowing women to rise to the pinnacle of power. Byrne’s…

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Remembering, forgetting some state politicians

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Remembering, forgetting some state politicians

Remembering, forgetting some state politicians By RAY HANANIA Southwest News-Herald Thursday, June 19, 2014 Oak Woods cemetery on the Southeast Side of Chicago is the fascinating home to a large old Jewish cemetery, that is separately maintained and in bad need of care, and the final resting place for several Illinois celebrities and many veterans of the American Civil War….

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Hightail says it will address issues and shows it cares about its users

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Hightail says it will address issues and shows it cares about its users

Hightail says it will address issues and shows it cares about its users By Ray Hanania One of the big problems with large software companies is that it’s impossible to “communicate” with them. They usually have a autocratic bureaucracy that keeps the bosses way above the normal people who work for them and who buy their…

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