Posts Tagged “Chicagoland”

Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

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Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race

Pekau defeats McLaughlin in Orland Park mayoral race Republican challenger Keith Pekau easily unseated 23 year incumbent Dan McLaughlin as Mayor of Orland Park in a contest that focused on the mayor’s bid to boost his salary by more than 375 percent and to spike his pension from $30,000 a year to $110,000. By Ray Hanania…

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American Arabs deserve respect

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American Arabs deserve respect

American Arabs deserve respect American Arabs are finding their voice in this country, engaging in business, community service and in elective office and public service. Today’s atmosphere of American Arabs running for public office is in full swing from the days years ago when politicians did everything they could to exclude Arabs from government, from services…

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Will controversy follow sale of Church to Muslims?

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Will controversy follow sale of Church to Muslims?

Will controversy follow recent sale of Palos Church to Muslims? The southwest suburbs have a history of community opposition to the building of a mosque or Muslim center, reflecting growing racism and discrimination against Muslims nationwide. Have things changed? By Ray Hanania Ray Hanania More than 15 years ago, tried to purchase the abandoned Reform Church…

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Chicagoland Muslims reject criticism from Carson, Trump at Eid gathering

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Chicagoland Muslims reject criticism from Carson, Trump at Eid gathering

Thousands of Muslims gathered at Toyota Park in suburban Chicagoland to celebrate the Eid al -Udha, Feast of the Sacrifice and listened as statewide leaders denounced anti-Muslim and anti-Arab racism by presidential candidates including Donald Trump and Ben Carson By Ray Hanania Bridgeview, Illinois – More than 14,000 Muslims at a suburban Chicago stadium Thursday…

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How anti-Arab haters undermined Chicago Arab Heritage

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How anti-Arab haters undermined Chicago Arab Heritage

Roxane Assaf of the former Chicago Arab Advisory Commission discusses campaign to undermine Arab heritage in Chicago and remembers how much culture the Arabesque Festival brought to Chicago’s ethnic diversity and cultural richness By Ray Hanania Roxane Assaf, the brilliant member of the now defunct Advisory Commission on Arab Affairs, discusses the campaign to undermine American…

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Rush Darwish radio show rocks issues and listeners on Yahala Voice

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Rush Darwish radio show rocks issues and listeners on Yahala Voice

Rush Darwish radio show rocks issues and listeners on Yahala Voice By Ray Hanania Having done radio for more than 20 years of my 40 years in journalism and communications, I have never seen anyone else in the American Arab community come closer to producing a broadcast program that has the potential to touch regular…

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