American Arab named to Cook County Illinois judicial post

American Arab named to Cook County Illinois judicial post
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American Arab named to Cook County Illinois judicial post

Samuel J. Betar III appointed to Cook County 13th Subcircuit vacancy to fill position held by Circuit Judge Ann O’Donnell.

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Associate Judge Samuel J. Betar, III, to a 13th Subcircuit vacancy that will be created by the upcoming retirement of Circuit Judge Ann O’Donnell. The appointment is effective July 28, 2017 and goes through December 3, 2018.

Judge Betar has served as an Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County since 1998 and worked in private legal practice for 15 years.

A founding member and board member of the Arab American Bar Association, he is also a member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, where he served as chair of the Family Service Committee. Judge Betar has served as an instructor at the Illinois Judicial Education Conference and the New Judges’ School for the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Judge Betar earned his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Boston College and his juris doctor from Loyola University.

Cook County Illinois Circuit Judge Judge Sam Betar

Cook County Illinois Circuit Judge Judge Sam Betar

 

Illinois Supreme Court Order naming Sam Betar to the Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court 2017

Illinois Supreme Court Order naming Sam Betar to the Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court 2017

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RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he 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. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has 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.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

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