Johnny Owens, Joanne Rooney, Rebecca Herscher discussed on Morning Edition


It less absorbent. When a large amount of rain falls in a short period of time. It can turn roads into rivers and sweep away cars and houses. Climate, scientists have observed an increase in extreme rain in the southeastern US The amount of rain falling in the heaviest storms increased by almost a third between 1958 and 2016, according to the national climate Assessment. Similar increases are playing out across the central and northeastern US Rebecca Herscher NPR NEWS This is NPR 75 degrees at 704. Good morning. I'm Mary Dixon With WBZ NEWS. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is responding to an ex lifeguard who alleged widespread sexual misconduct. W B Easy, Stan Megalopolis reports. In March of last year, The young woman wrote a letter to Lightfoot's office alleging a quote huge incidents of sexual violence in the park district 17 months later, the whistleblower told WBZ she's been really disappointed in the mayor. Lightfoot said she hears her. I understand what her anger and her frustration is. She's made that very, very clear. I get it. But Lightfoot said she thinks it's not appropriate to debate the issue in the media. And the mayor said she will await the conclusion of an internal investigation. Dan MEGALOPOLIS WBZ NEWS Chicago businesses like United Airlines and McDonald's, are requiring employees to get vaccinated against Covid 19. But companies are also bracing for a wave of religious exemption requests. Poonam Lakhani is an employment lawyer, Ed Prince law firm, she tells w. B E Z is reset. Employees have the right to refuse vaccinations if they have a sincerely held religious beliefs. So it is definitely A difficult review. That really has to be done on a case by case basis by employers. Lakhani says Most employers will require unvaccinated employees to undergo weekly or bi weekly testing, as well as wear masks. The president of Loyola University Chicago, has announced plans to step down at the end of the current academic year. Joanne Rooney emailed students, staff and faculty yesterday. She says some personal issues are the reason Rooney is the first female and lay president at the Rogers Park University. The community organizer, Johnny Owens is being remembered for his work to bring food justice to the Chicago Southside. Owens was shot and killed last week. He was one of the founders of the Bronzeville neighborhood farm, Owens was passionate about giving black people access to healthy food via community farming and gardening. The Cubs beat the Rockies 6 to 4. The White Sox lost to the Blue Jays to one whether today partly cloudy a chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high of 94 with afternoon heat index readings up to 101 Tonight, chance of showers and thunderstorms and a low of 75 Tomorrow Partly cloudy and hot with a chance of rain. I'm Mary Dixon WBZ news. Traffic. The inbound Eisenhower is a parking lot into Sacramento. Outbound delays to First Avenue. The inbound Stevenson jammed into Kedzie and on the Ryan ramp. Eastbound two is closed at Mannheim.

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