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Ray Hanania is senior blogger for the Illinois News Network news site. He is an award winning former Chicago City Hall political reporter and columnist who covered the beat from 1976 through 1992 (From Mayor Daley to Mayor Daley). And, Hanania is a stubborn and loud critic of the biased mainstream American news media. Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992). He published The Villager Community Newspapers covering 12 Southwest suburban regions (1993-1997). Hanania also hosted live political news radio talkshows on WLS AM (1980 - 1991), and also on WBBM FM, WLUP FM, WSBC AM in Chicago, and WNZK AM in Detroit. The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media; In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hanania also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada. Hanania’s writings have been published in newspapers around the world. He currently is syndicated through Creators Syndicate. He has written for Al Jazeera English, the Jerusalem Post, YNetNews.com, Newsday in New York, the Orlando Sentinel, the Houston Chronicle, The Daily Star of Lebanon, the News of the World in London, the Daily Yomimuri in Tokyo, Chicago Magazine, the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, The Saudi Gazette, the Arab News in Jeddah, and Aramco Magazine. He also writes for TheArabDailyNews.com. He is President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media and public affairs consulting which has clients in Illinois, Florida, Michigan and Washington D.C. His personal website is www.TheMediaOasis.com, and www.UrbanStrategiesGroup.com. Email him at: [email protected]

Annual Gala Fundraiser Brings Hope to Children Around the World

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Annual Gala Fundraiser Brings Hope to Children Around the World Join Global Spine Outreach this October as they host an elegant evening raising money to provide life-transforming treatments to children with spinal deformities The nonprofit organization Global Spine Outreach is set to host their Annual Gala Fundraiser on October 10th, from 6:00-11:00pm, at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center, in hopes to […]

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Illinois IMRF Board fumbles policies, jeopardizes state pensions

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The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), which manages hundreds of millions of dollars of retiree pensions, may have fumbled a major policy decision, opening the door to the possible revocation of pensions already awarded to many retirees. At issue is the IMRF’s leadership which might jeopardize other existing pensions Tower Legal on Invalidation of Pension […]

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OFPD Annual Open House Sept. 26, 2015 from 10 am to 1 pm

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OFPD Annual Open House Sept. 26, from 10 am until 1 pm The Orland Fire Protection District will host its annual Open House Saturday Sept. 26 from 10 am until 1 pm at the Fire District Training Center, 10728 W. 163rd Place in Orland Park. The Open House will feature a wide range of demonstrations […]

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TV Ad Campaign in Support of Iran Nuclear Deal Challenges Credibility of Iran War Hawks: “They were wrong about Iraq. Now they’re wrong about Iran.” Watch “They’re Back” With a vote expected in Congress in the coming weeks over the comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 nations, led by the U.S., […]

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Vision 20/20 joins iTunes U, offering free course content to transform Illinois teaching, learning

Vision 20/20 joins iTunes U, offering free course content to transform Illinois teaching, learning Free resource will focus on four core content areas & align to state standards Illinois’ leading education group, Vision 20/20, announced today the launch of Vision 20/20 21st Century Learning Center to help transform Illinois teaching and learning by providing high-quality, digital […]

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Block these scam websites

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Block these scam websites

You can help prevent spamming and uninvited advertising by blocking the following websites using your browser. Using an extension like Adblock Plus, you can prevent sites like these: operatingsystem-alert.us/ onlinecomputerhelpsupport.com/ app2update.super-update.com us.fps.pb.com You can also download Kaspersky Anti-Virus and also Norton to fight these scam advertising websites. Make sure to include these sites in your […]

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Rauner signs Vision 20/20 bill on education & diversity

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Rauner signs Vision 20/20 bill on education & diversity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vision 20/20 gets second bill signed by Governor Rauner HB2683 will focus on continuous improvement, recognize diversity and eliminate achievement gaps Passage of this bill marks the 2nd legislative victory for state’s leading education group CHICAGO (August 2, 2015) – A second legislative bill was signed yesterday by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner-introduced and […]

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New Gaming Café Opens in Lyons

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New Gaming Café Opens in Lyons

New Gaming Café Opens in Lyons Shamrock Café, a new video gaming establishment, recently celebrated its grand opening in the Village of Lyons. Located at 7840 Ogden Avenue, the Shamrock Café offers over 80 different games on 5 Vegas style gaming machines in a warm, comfortable, and fun environment. Shamrock Café owner, Rachel Spiotto said […]

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Kids spend week learning about emergency safety

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Kids spend week learning about emergency safety

Kids spend week learning about emergency safety at a Safety Camp hosted by the Orland Fire Protection District. The Orland Fire Protection District’s Fire & Life Safety Camp was held Tuesday, July 13th through Friday, July 17th, and was a huge hit again this year! Public Education Coordinator Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Dine wants to thank everyone […]

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Fire damages Crystal Tree Clubhouse Tuesday in Orland Park

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Fire damages Crystal Tree Clubhouse Tuesday in Orland Park

Fire damages Crystal Tree Clubhouse Tuesday in Orland Park On July 21, 2015 at 2200hrs The Orland Fire Protection District responded to a reported a fire just outside of the Crystal Tree Clubhouse at 10700 W. 153rd Street in Orland Park. Upon arrival. heavy fire was observed on the east side of the structure extending up two […]

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