Ray Hanania

Here’s a man who’s truly Somebody

By Ray Hanania Bill Healy Jr. is among a group of journalists who were named as finalists for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Audio Reporting, or podcasts. The prize went…

Rich Miller

Dems unanimous in praise of Welch

By Rich Miller On Nov. 19 of last year, the number of Illinois House Democrats who had publicly stated they would not vote to re-elect Speaker Michael Madigan grew from…

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Foxx won’t nip crime in the bud

By Ray Hanania If there is one thing that crime fighters will tell you, it is that individuals who engage in “foundation crimes” like disorderly conduct, curfew violations and criminal…

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ comes to life in my living room

The movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” literally came to life in my living room last weekend. God worked a Christmas miracle through a cluster of my friends, who emptied their…

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Pritzker points to ‘many victories’

By Rich Miller March 26, 2021   I’ve given Gov. JB Pritzker some grief for his failures during the past few months. His graduated income tax proposal went down in…

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A ‘part-time’ salary of $150,000

By Ray Hanania March 26, 2021 How can a part-time mayor collect more than $150,000 a year in salary? That’s a question being asked in Orland Park, where Mayor Keith…

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JB needs to get voters excited

By Rich Miller March 19, 2021   For the first year or so of his administration leading up to the beginning of the pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker’s polling wasn’t exactly…

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The candidate who ‘forgot’

By Ray Hanania March 19, 2021     Last week, I broke a story about a young woman who is running for trustee in Orland Township.   Like all big…

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JB on a losing streak with lawmakers

By Rich Miller March 12, 2021     When legal questions were raised about U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly’s campaign for state Democratic Party chair last week and Kelly only got…

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Balancing act ahead for Welch

By Rich Miller March 5, 2021   Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch gave his standard reply to a question about redistricting reform last week when queried at the Chicago Economic…