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District 230 has come a long way, and has improved

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District 230 has come a long way, and has improved

Every major elected official in District 230 who counts has endorsed Board President Rick Nogal, Board Vice President Patrick O’Sullivan and elementary school district 146 member Denis Ryan in the important High School District 230 election on Tuesday April 7 election. And, you should support them, too. By Ray Hanania This Fall, my son will be attending Sandburg […]

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Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s better choice

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Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s better choice

Despite my personal issues with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he is the better choice over Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia. Although I hope Mayor Emanuel will change his policies and open the doors of his administration to American Arabs, there are bigger issues involving the future of Chicago at stake that take higher precedence. By […]

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Ponce struggles under criticism over Garcia, gangs

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Ponce struggles under criticism over Garcia, gangs

The issue of Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia’s ties to street gangs surfaced on Tuesday during the third and final mayoral debate with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But WTTW Channel 11’s Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce  focused on the gang affiliations of Garcia’s son causing a major backlash. By Ray Hanania The issue of Cook County Commissioner Jesus […]

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Orland Park election takes the high road over Chicago

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Orland Park election takes the high road over Chicago

Orland Park politics has often been the center of disputes and political wars, but this election is marked by a soft internal split that has been devoid of name-calling, and that’s good. By Ray Hanania Politics is a mixed bag of serenity, conflict, battles and name calling. Just look at the rolled-up-sleeve boxing match between Cook County […]

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Chicago election choice, the lesser of two evils

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Chicago election choice, the lesser of two evils

Election Analysis: Jesus Garcia may have the Washington coalition behind him, but it’s not enough to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a one-on-one contest. In this Chicago election analysis, it’s clear that the big losers are the voters. Mayor Emanuel has done a poor job at governing while his main challenger has done a poor […]

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new Ad misses his real problem

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new Ad misses his real problem

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel published a new campaign advertisement that tries to soften his hardened public image that so many voters dislike. But the Ad, which stresses that he’s not perfect and addresses some of his issues, misses the mayor’s real problem. By Ray Hanania Mayor Rahm Emanuel looked at his polling this past week and realized that […]

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The need to reverse outrageous public pensions

Rauner budget hits the nail on the head when it comes to cracking down on public taxpayer funded pension abuse but it doesn’t go far enough. No one should be paid more than $100,000 for a public pension that is paid for by the taxpayers. It’s just wrong. By Ray Hanania Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled […]

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Podcast: Can Garcia defeat Emanuel in Chicago Mayoral runoff April 7?

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Podcast: Can Garcia defeat Emanuel in Chicago Mayoral runoff April 7?

Why did Chicago Mayoral Rahm Emanuel fail to win the majority votes he needed in the Feb. 24 Mayoral election, and how did Jesus Chuy Garcia put together the coalition that denied Emanuel that victory. Ray Hanania and Monroe Anderson discuss some of the issues in this radio interview By Ray Hanania Former Chicago City Hall […]

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Garcia humbles Mayor Emanuel, forces run-off April 7

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was forced into an April 7 mayoral election run-off by Jesus Chuy Garcia because of his own missteps characterized by his failure to be the inclusive mayor he claimed to be. Emanuel isolated Hispanics, American Arabs and allowed his image as an arrogant, mean politician to tarnish his promises to make Chicago […]

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Rauner delivers first Illinois Budget address

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Rauner delivers first Illinois Budget address

Illinois’ Turnaround Budget from Governor Bruce Rauner Delivered Wednesday February 18, 2015; As Prepared for Delivery Good Afternoon, President Cullerton, Speaker Madigan, Leader Radogno, Leader Durkin, Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti, Attorney General Madigan, Secretary White, Comptroller Munger, Treasurer Frerichs and Members of the General Assembly Thank you for attending today. Thank you for your service to the people of Illinois. Over the past week, we’ve commemorated the […]

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