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4th of July celebration, joys, loud explosions and tragedies

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4th of July celebration, joys, loud explosions and tragedies

The 4th of July is both a wonderful celebration of our nation’s founding, and a reminder of how irresponsible and reckless some Americans can be with fireworks. The explosions are filling the air outside my home in Orland Park much like the television reports of American forces bombing Hanoi back in the 1960s and Baghdad in […]

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Oahu Travel: How to really enjoy the Hawaiian island

Hawaii is described as an archipelago of eight Islands long ago known as the “Sandwich Islands.” After the Pineapple lobby based in San Francisco flexed its political and military muscle in 1893 to de-thrown Hawaii’s  Queen, Liliʻuokalani, and grab land and resources, the Island became a major vacation resort for wealthy American tourists. Today, Oahu, which is […]

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Lawn care and civil responsibility

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Lawn care and civil responsibility

There is a connection between your patriotism and how you maintain your home lawn. So get out there and make the lawn look great. It’s Baseball, Mom, Apple Pie AND Lawn Care in America. Don’t be a schlepper. By Ray Hanania Ever since I started to focus on my health, I started wearing a Fitbit […]

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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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Stanley Cup Stands as Best Trophy in Sports

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Hockey may play third fiddle in many towns (and fourth everywhere else), but trophy to the NHL champions stands alone because of the Stanley Cup’s culture. By Justin Shimko You can see it on parade after parade. Bars see profits soar on mere rumors of its arrival. There’s even a mobile app to help you […]

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Honoring Tinley Mayor Ed Zabrocki

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Honoring Tinley Mayor Ed Zabrocki

Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki retired recently ending a political career that spanned nearly 40 years. He was an honest, tough and smart mayor who did everything he could to make his community one of the best in Southwest Suburban Chicagoland, a region often ignored, vilified and trashed by the downtown Chicago News media. TV didn’t […]

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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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