Ray Hanania is a veteran award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter (Daley to Daley 1976-1992), and columnist with the Arab News at ArabNews.com. His writings and commentaries focus on Middle East issues, politics, and slice-of-life issues in American life. His personal website is TheDailyHookah.com. Check his links below to read his columns. He is the Managing Editor of TheArabDailyNews.com and SuburbanChicagiland.com. He is President/CEO of Urban Strategies Group media relations which provides media consulting services to governments, elected officials and private businesses.