Posts Tagged “suburbs”

Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people focus of forum March 29

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Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people focus of forum March 29

Rising spike in heroin use by students, young people to be addressed at forum Wednesday March 29 A rising spike in heroin use by students and young people in the Chicago suburbs will be the focus of a community forum on educating parents about the signs of drug and heroin use by their children WHEN:…

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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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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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Common Core and our failing high schools

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Common Core and our failing high schools

Most of the high schools in the Chicagoland region, in the city and the suburbs, are doing a poor job of preparing graduates to be “ready for college,” according to recent studies. Few are able to get more than 60 percent of their students college ready and by the grading system I grew up with,…

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Deep snow storms and shallow blizzard memories

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Deep snow storms and shallow blizzard memories

By Ray Hanania For some reason, many people think that the first big snow storm began in 1967. That’s usually when we start bringing out the “Snowfall Totals” when he start discussions about major Chicagoland blizzards. I am sure there were many more and heavier snowfalls before 1967, but that one is remembered as one of…

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Orland Township to Host Teen Drug Intervention Workshop

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Orland Township to Host Teen Drug Intervention Workshop

Orland Township to Host Teen Drug Intervention Workshop Orland Park, April 1, 2014- Join Orland Township’s Youth and Family Services department on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Orland Township, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park, for the workshop, “What Can I Say to Convince Them to Quit?: Why Families Wait…

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