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Ban the Hate in America not just its Symbols

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Ban the Hate in America not just its Symbols

When Dylann Roof murdered nine Blacks as they prayed at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the American public erupted into a debate, not about the origins of Roof’s racist hatred and terrorism, but about whether or not a flag, the Confederate (Rebel) Flag that symbolized Southern culture should be removed or should remain flying […]

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Movie Review: Compelling drama in HBO series Entourage

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Movie Review: Compelling drama in HBO series Entourage

I loved the HBO TV series and I love the movie, Entourage, even more. The movie takes the saga of five close friends to a new deep level. Watching the movie is like binge watching the TV series, which is worth doing anyway. Jeremy Piven really knocks the series out of the ball park in […]

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McCarthy’s new film “Spy”: comedy version of Pacino’s “Scarface”

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McCarthy’s new film “Spy”: comedy version of Pacino’s “Scarface”

Movie Review: The new film Spy by comic and humor actress Melissa McCarthy is filled with laughter and hilarity. But it has so many “F” words and worse — like the C-Word — that it’s more like a comedy version of Al Pacino’s 1983 movie “Scarface,” which used the F-Word more than 207 times. Otherwise, it’s a […]

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Baby Boomers coming of Age: quirks and habits

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Baby Boomers coming of Age: quirks and habits

Baby Boomers are coming of age and they are bringing along a lot of baggage, quirks and habits, good and bad By Ray Hanania There are more than 65 million Americans who are “Baby Boomers,” people born between 1946 and 1964. This was the generation born after World War II, a war which took the […]

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Good things don’t last in computer technology

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Good things don’t last in computer technology

Technology speeds past us so quickly that you wonder if the ideas are flowing fast or if the people engaged in the industry simply have lost focus on what is good for consumers. The biggest problem is that the people in technology have a good sense of how to develop things but a terrible sense on […]

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Orland Park parade kicks off despite chilly weather

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Orland Park parade kicks off despite chilly weather

The annual Orland Days parade kicked off in Orland Park on West Avenue Sunday with an impressive crowd despite the unusually chilly weather. The parade included all of the ingredients of fun for the public that lined both sides of the the parade route, soldiers, veterans, politicians, kids, high school bands, fire department trucks with sirens wailing, […]

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Would Chicago just stop whining already?

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Would Chicago just stop whining already?

Chicago’s financial mess is dominating the news and dragging the state of Illinois down. The only solution Chicago mayor’s have had over the years is to make the State bail out the city. But I think it’s time we stopped By Ray Hanania I’m so tired of listening to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel whine about […]

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Is handicap parking being abused?

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Is handicap parking being abused?

Too often, I see people briskly step out of their vehicles parked in handicapped parking zones and displaying handicapped licenses plates or handicapped rear view mirror tags. They just don’t look like they need the plates, but who in government is courageous enough to set this abuse straight? By Ray Hanania Three times in the past […]

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Using American tax dollars to undermine civil rights

Gov Bruce Rauner and the members of the Illinois Legislature need to stop a bill that is intended to deny Americans civil rights and the Constitutional right of free speech to criticize a foreign country, Israel. The bill introduced by State Sen. Ira Silverstein and State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz wrongly equates criticism of Israel, a […]

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Lyons-McCook Little League Kicks off 2015 Season

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Lyons-McCook Little League Kicks off 2015 Season

Lyons-McCook Little League Kicks off 2015 Season Lyons-McCook Little League celebrated the start of their 2015 season with their annual opening ceremony festivities held at Veteran’s Park baseball fields in Lyons on Sunday, May 3rd. All Lyons-McCook little league teams and their families were invited to come out and enjoy a day of face painting, […]

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