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SKOKIE, ILL. — Politics and economics were on the menu Tuesday at Ken’s Diner, a kosher restaurant on Dempster Street, the commercial heart of the Chicago suburb of Skokie. With a widely held, well-deserved reputation for the world’s best hamburgers, Dan Hechtman, co-owner and brother of the eponymous Ken, measures the nation’s economic health through his customers’ habits.
“Customers who came three times a week now come one time a week,” he said. “Guys who were making $60,000 or $70,000 are now making $20,000 or $30,000. We still count them as working but this is a silent number that isn’t reflecting how bad things are.”
It is yet another round in the endless debate over what impact the issue of Israel has on this election cycle.
None, claims a new J Street poll.
With two weeks left to the midterm elections, races are heating up, and in some, what civility there was is fading fast.
In Illinois’ 9th District, indefatigable Republican Joel Pollak kept on going after incumbent Democrat Jan Schakowsky, claiming she was not supportive of Israel. It’s a theme that has been taken up against several Jewish Democrats by Republican challengers, or by the Republican Jewish Coalition on their behalf.