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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $56M Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

John Williams

0:24 listening | 2 hrs ago

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces $56M Funding to Increase Contact Tracing

"Lightfoot announcing a new initiative today to help the city slow the spread of the corona virus I'm thrilled to announce a new fifty six million dollar R. F. P. to expand contact tracing in Chicago yes fifty six million dollar eighteen month contact racing program will create six hundred new jobs for more information go to Chicago dot gov slash corona virus

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Chicago - Coronavirus Illinois COVID-19 cases top 112K with over 4.8K deaths

WGN Nightside

0:20 listening | 16 hrs ago

Chicago - Coronavirus Illinois COVID-19 cases top 112K with over 4.8K deaths

"The number of covert nineteen cases across Illinois went up on Memorial Day up by seventeen hundred and thirteen also thirty one more people died from the disease the state's totals now a hundred and twelve thousand plus diagnosed cases and forty eight hundred and eighty four

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot set to announce Chicago's reopening date

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

0:10 listening | 1 d ago

Mayor Lori Lightfoot set to announce Chicago's reopening date

"Mayor Lori Lightfoot expects to reveal Chicago's re opening date and plan sometime this week while on Friday thousands of Illinois businesses will reopen their doors after being closed for two months

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Woman dead after Wicker Park fire in Chicago

WGN Nightside

0:25 listening | 1 d ago

Woman dead after Wicker Park fire in Chicago

"Woman who died in a fire in the wicker park neighborhood Saturday taught in Chicago public schools Jerry begins ski was found unresponsive in the coach house of the building that caught fire neighbor Mary to Mingo says begins he was often the first to welcome people into the the neighborhood neighborhood she's she's very very involved involved they they were were retired retired school school teacher teacher love love traveling traveling that that fire still under

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Chicago Weather: Patchy Storms, Flooding Mixed With Sun

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

0:43 listening | 2 d ago

Chicago Weather: Patchy Storms, Flooding Mixed With Sun

"Overall quieter weather day expected here in Chicago sunny to partly cloudy skies very warm attorney he was late look for hive eighty eights with a late day lake breeze along the lakefront that'll turn temperatures into the seventies right along the shoreline late this afternoon tonight partly cloudy patchy fog chance for thunderstorms late tonight low sixty seven on Memorial Day tomorrow partly sunny very warm and humid scattered thunderstorms about forty percent coverage on those storms and high of eighty six Tuesday sun cloud mix continued warm and humid scattered storms hive eighty seven Wednesday continued warm and humid with scattered storms high eighty seven and on Thursday the last warm day of this stretch mostly cloudy storms likely hive

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Chicago police announce crackdown on motorcycles, speeders

Dave Plier

0:43 listening | 2 d ago

Chicago police announce crackdown on motorcycles, speeders

"Police police have have laid laid out out their their traffic traffic safety plan for the summer they're going to go after speeders among others commander John Lofgren of the CBD's counterterrorism bureau says the cobra nineteen lockdown is led to fewer cars on the roads across the country and a rise in speeding and deadly crashes including right here in Illinois had an an eleven percent increase of traffic fatalities that I'm sure no one here or none of the viewers would argue I has a lot to do with the fact that there are significantly less drivers on the road and the drivers that are there are taking this opportunity to likely drive enhanced speeds C. B. D. is also going after drunk drivers and motorcyclists to decide to make a nuisance of themselves city wide

John Lofgren Illinois Commander
Archdiocese of Chicago announces plan to reopen parishes safely as Trump warns governors to open places of worship

On the Road with Dane Neal

0:37 listening | 3 d ago

Archdiocese of Chicago announces plan to reopen parishes safely as Trump warns governors to open places of worship

"News the archdiocese of Chicago sticking with the governor's plan to re open churches WGN's Ryan burl reports president trump announcing Friday he wants places of worship to re open the governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend if they don't do it I will override the governor's but in a statement the archdiocese of Chicago says the bishops in Illinois have adopted a prudent and disciplined plan for re opening our churches that was approved by the governor and public health officials we will continue to be in contact with local and state

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Chicago Police plan more holiday, summer weekend patrols

On the Road with Dane Neal

0:19 listening | 3 d ago

Chicago Police plan more holiday, summer weekend patrols

"Police are increasing patrols this weekend as Memorial Day marks the traditional summer kick off police often report spikes in violent crime during summer weekends and holidays superintendent David Brown says the department's maximising resources to prevent violence plans include increased patrols and more uniformed police around transit hubs in Chicago

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Chicago hospital on the financial brink, St. Anthony’s fights for survival, sues state for money owed

Weekend Edition Saturday

0:23 listening | 3 d ago

Chicago hospital on the financial brink, St. Anthony’s fights for survival, sues state for money owed

"Hospitals are struggling to keep up with the fight against covert nineteen St Anthony hospital in Chicago's south Lawndale neighborhood has also been fighting for its financial health hospital says in a lawsuit the state of Illinois is it Medicaid reimbursements and of course in the meantime the virus continues to ravage its community and the hospital tries to still serve and

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Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

WGN Radio Theatre with Carl Amari and Lisa Wolf

0:29 listening | 3 d ago

Chicago Set to Enter Phase 3 of Reopening in Early June, Mayor Announces

"Mayor Lori Lightfoot announcing the city's on tractor in phase three of re opening in early June that includes outdoor dining retail parks and libraries however she says the lake front will not reopen immediately when the city moves into phase three we know without a doubt when people gather in intimate settings as a like furnace that that is a breeding ground for the virus she says the playpen boating area on the lake front will not open this summer at

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Chicago Weather: Severe Storms Approaching

Roe Conn

0:31 listening | 3 d ago

Chicago Weather: Severe Storms Approaching

"Center tonight extensive cloudiness Hayes occasional fog along Lake Michigan mile for the season hello fifty six tomorrow a bit of Mixon and Hayes with humidity is rising a shower or two possible in the morning but a chance for thunderstorms in the afternoon heavier storms could produce downpours and if you could be severe we'll see a high of seventy six but only the mid sixties along the lakeshore Sunday partly sunny much warmer more humid a few scattered thunderstorms possible impacting about thirty percent of the area primarily in the warmer hours with a high of eighty

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Lightfoot: Not Ready To Open Restaurants In Chicago

Roe Conn

2:34 listening | 4 d ago

Lightfoot: Not Ready To Open Restaurants In Chicago

"The server Lori Lightfoot she had a press conference in Chicago earlier today and she was asked about the the fact that the city is not going to allow bars and restaurants restaurants specifically to open I'm may twenty ninth yesterday the governor gave us a little lollipop at his press conference and said Hey you know that we can open up for outdoor seating only in the beginning on may twenty ninth good restaurants back to work but the mayor said whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa not so fast I don't know why that would be so why they would have that expectation may twenty ninth is the expiration date of the state stay home as everyone surely knows the city of Chicago has its own responsibilities and obligations to crafts policies public health policies that are specific to the city Chicago and we are hard at work on looking at ways in which we can get our restaurant industry back up right and she says that this is very different the suburbs have a different situation the city cities got the largest concentration of Kobe cases in the state when I find myself in the circumstance of calling the survivors the people who died I don't want their deaths to be in vain because we are we are so fixated on a moment a pleasure that can impact our city for a lifetime and and yeah I I will say the same thing that I told my twelve year old I don't care what other people do you're my kid I am the mayor of the city I have a responsibility and obligation to speak the truth even when people don't want to hear it even when it's hard because that's what's the right thing to do the governor said that he has no objection to the mare holding back and opening up the restaurants well the decision by a municipality like Chicago to not have outdoor seating is completely up to them as I've said all along we've tried to provide a baseline to protect people in various communities in different cities and counties they can do something that's more stringent and decide not to allow certain activities because maybe they're a hot spot maybe they're concerned about something in particular that they want to deal with on a local

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Cook County Board Votes To Release COVID-19 Patient Addresses To First Responders; Chicago mayor disapproves

WGN Nightside

0:35 listening | 4 d ago

Cook County Board Votes To Release COVID-19 Patient Addresses To First Responders; Chicago mayor disapproves

"The County Board approved a resolution to provide first responders with the addresses of people who tested positive for covert nineteen it allows only the address is not the names of patients in cook county the intention is to protect first responders but many considered a dangerous violation of privacy board president Toni Preckwinkle said she was profoundly disappointed by the vote and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot said we will never allow this to become law in Chicago supporters say the measure provides an extra layer of protection for first responders and the information expires after sixty

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