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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:33 min | Last month

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Dot com Do your part to lower overdose deaths and prevent drug misuse before it starts The city and the police union back in court today a judge is expected to rule on whether Chicago's police union will be granted a restraining order in the ongoing fight over the city's vaccine mandate Alderman ray Lopez says he's concerned about safety in his district That problem will only get worse if she continues to push officers out the door because they are not in compliance with her arbitrary mandate referring to the mayor of course 21 officers have already been placed into no pace status Lopez said before the mandate is ward was already suffering from a lack of cops on the beat Meanwhile Chicago alderman do not fall into mayor lightfoot's vaccine mandate because they are elected officials Alderman Lopez says it was a missed opportunity President Biden is setting a deadline for Democrats to come up with a compromise on his human infrastructure agenda The bill which has a $3.5 trillion price tag right now will fund things like paid family leave Education and healthcare access it does not have the support of moderate Democrats like senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia but The White House offered up a proposal that would bring the cost down to roughly $2 trillion Senator dick Durbin of Illinois the Senate's democratic whip also says he hopes provisions to tackle climate change get a place in whatever compromise arises There is a difference of opinion with senator mansion in terms of some of these issues But I think those of us who believe the climate change is existential It literally to translate is a matter of our survival we really believe that should be included in some form in this legislation The White House is giving lawmakers until the end of next week to reach a deal Imagine going into the dining hall at your college and seeing your American history professor handing out tater tots ABC sherry Preston says it could be happening soon at Michigan state Typically there are about 4000 students working in the dining halls at Michigan state university this year only about 1200 are employed and the school is clearly hurting for workers MSU recently sent out an email that reads faculty and staff are invited to sign up to assist the dining halls Devin silvia director of undergraduate studies at the computational math department responded by saying I'm doing all I can already to support the student community and questioning whether I'm being sufficiently compensated He called the request astounding sherry pressed an ABC News News time 1203.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:37 min | 5 months ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"His department in the fight against crime while calling out the Cook County's judicial system and state's attorney, Kim Foxx, Alderman Lopez says that Brown's finger pointing won't stop crime in Chicago. We know that we don't have a good partner in the court system right now, both on the bench and prosecutorial side. We Get that we know that we've heard that routine. But when you look and see what our officers are being told to do by brass that is not implementing popular beneficial. That is something the city can control. Meanwhile, Alderman Brian Hopkins commended the efforts of CPD for their handling of a chaotic scene in the loop Sunday, a group of young people took over the streets, jumping on cars, starting Dumpster fires and setting off fireworks. Hopkins says Things got out of hand just a complete lack of respect for the police, whether it's to working on cars Or refusing to follow orders or putting up a fight when you're taken into custody. Alderman Hopkins says he would support a curfew for kids after what he saw this weekend to Chicago. Firefighters were hit by gunfire while trying to disperse a crowd on the city's West side. Bond has been set for an Iowa man who was found with weapons and ammunition in a hotel room overlooking Chicago's lakefront Sunday. 32 year old Keegan Castile was arrested at the W Hotel after a member of the housekeeping staff saw the weapons and alerted police. According to police, they found a rifle, high powered scope, a semi automatic handgun, as well as five rifle magazines placed along a window sill, a Cook County judge said while he had a license to own and carry the guns in Iowa, he should not have brought the weaponry to Chicago. The judge said. Castile can be released on $10,000 bond. He can return to Iowa but must come back to Chicago for all court hearings. Chicago police will keep the guns in their custody and Casteels next hearing is set for July. 14th, Cal Rittenhouse's attorney, wants a judge to allow him to argue that one of the men that Rittenhouse fatally shot Was a sex offender. WGN's Jordan Burn Field has more. Rittenhouse's lawyer, Mark Richards, wants to argue that one of the men Rittenhouse fatally shot was a sex offender, saying it supports the defense theory that the man attacked Rittenhouse and intended to take his gun because he couldn't legally possess one and court filings. Richard said that Joseph Rosenbaum was convicted of having sex with a minor in Arizona in 2000 and two Was prohibited from possessing firearms. Richards also argued that Rosenbaum started the altercation with written house in hopes of making off with his gun. An attorney representing Rosenbaum's estate rejected Richards theory. Jordan BURN feel WGN news WGN.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:04 min | 5 months ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A hyperextended left knee and game for the Eastern Conference finals will be a game time decision. I'm Kevin Powell, WGN sports before cast from the WGN, Chicago Weather Center meteorologist Paul Conrad. Sunny, hot and humid conditions across Chicagoland again here today we'll see our temperatures climbing into the lower nineties. It will be monkey and we'll have southwesterly winds that will run about 10 to 15 MPH Council. Beyond the increase here tonight will drop into the lower seventies and then for tomorrow Look for mostly thought he skies. Another warm, muggy day with highs in the mid eighties and we'll watch some showers and thunderstorms developed tomorrow. Mid afternoon and into the evening hours about a 50% chance. You see some of those showers and thunderstorms pop up in your backyard from the WGN Weather Center. I'm Paul can read your money on WGN. Right now The Dow is down 258 points. The NASDAQ is down. Less than one point the S and P 500 is down just under 16 points right now, around Chicago Land. It's 89 degrees in Waukegan 88 degrees at old hair 90 at midway in 90 on the lakefront. I'm Jordan Burn Field on Chicago's very own. 7 20 w. G. M not one but two city alderman will join us coming up this hour on the show to talk about the weekend of violence. Alderman Lopez. Alderman Hopkins will give us their perspectives. What should be done. What should be done now more on President Biden's visit to Crystal Lake tomorrow that's also coming up this hour on WGN. Mm hmm. The only thing better than grand in one night for your side Hustle. Is your roommate picking you up with Mickey D's breakfast? The perfect pickup deal. There's a deal for every morning at McDonald's right now Taste breakfast perfection when you get a warm and savory sausage McMuffin with egg for just 2 50 price, and participation may vary, cannot be combined with combo meal. Start with all the porch rocking grandparents.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

WBEZ Chicago

03:52 min | 5 months ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago

"Is subjective, and so there's no Sort of organized means of deciding. Um you know which business it gets preference for that awning or to give, you know a bigger example. Because this goes so much further than just zoning and building. You know, over the winter, when we had one of those big storms, Alderman Lopez was able to get all of the snow removed and trucked out of his ward. And that was, you know, touted as not being at any extra costs. But where are those snow trucks coming from? Who's deciding where those snow trucks going? Why are they being preference in one word over another. So having some sort of, um you know, I don't want to say more bureaucracy but certainly more transparent and more uniform way of going about these decisions. Seems like it would make it a little bit more, even for everyone. Does Max have a point, David? Well, he does have a point. And in fact, uh, snow removal is, of course, his like a famously important issue to Chicago voters. Jane Byrne was elected mayor because Michael planets failure to handle snow removal and, uh, snow removal has been at the heart of all kinds of issues over the years, so it's a good one to look at Alderman are judged by their service to constituents, one of which is keeping alley's clear and getting the snow off the streets. And while Michael raises good questions about who's you know who's benefiting from various contracts? Uh, that that's that's a different issue. But what the alderman say is, you know, our voters rely on us to do things like clear the streets and if we can play a role in doing that were doing constituent service and there is a valid point to be made there. Let's hear now from Marcia and Gail would. Hi, Marsha. What are your thoughts? Hi. How are you doing? Well, thanks for giving us a call. What do you think? Good, good. I think that there should not be alderman that the alderman should not have any input in city services that need to be provided to the residents. Um, I've had three different alderman. Over the past 25 years I have gone to each to their office. I spent hours waiting, um during the constituent, Nice to ask for my sidewalk to be fixed, um, only to have them that they have a budget for sidewalks. I don't consider myself is living in a particular district. I consider myself to be living in the city of Chicago. And I would just like Chicago fix my sidewalks when they need to be fixed, regardless of my alderman's budget and or opinion. Yeah. Fix my sidewalks when they need to be fixed. Good. Good point, Marcia, And I think you echo what a lot of folks are thinking. Right, David? Yeah, And this is a way in which this issue feeds into the suspicion and the part of residents that they need clout in order to get anything done. If the alderman didn't have this kind of power, then we would just think, whilst the city is not doing its job, or I don't need to go on bended knee to an individual. I eat my alderman in order to get something done. So the fact that the alternative have hold held onto this power actually undermines confidence in government and and you know, there's a move. There are some people who argue we've got too many alderman that the alderman should not have the powers that they have over the over whatever happens within their warts that if you reduce the size of counsel to maybe 10 members instead of 50 members, uh, that that that would help address some of these problems. That's you know, those are the kinds of things that people think about when they more broadly when they think about ways to reform this sort of problem, uh of a non responsive government in the city of Chicago. We'll have to leave it there. For now. We can certainly talk about this for for a lengthier time cause it's It's definitely a hot hot button issue that is David Grazing with us President and CEO of the Better Government Association. Thank you, David. Thank you very much. Sasha, by by coming.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:55 min | 6 months ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"A chance to to speak with Mayor Lightfoot. I've never been in the same room with her. Hey, Me, too. We've asked nicely. But She acknowledges this is an issue this I mean, I can't imagine there's anybody that thinks the issue of violence, the numbers. The stories we hear is okay, and it's having a ripple effect. We know it affects downtown businesses. We know that That it affects the image of Chicago. Everyone has to be aware of that, don't they? Well, one would think everyone has to be aware of it. But we've seen where the mayor just a week or so ago, said the real issue isn't violence. It's racism. And, yes, Racism is bad. Yes, we know that we have a historical issue of racism in this city. But not one of the 200 Plus people killed was because of a racist issue, right. There's a clear difference between the two and we're failing to acknowledge that because it's easier to fight that a Morphosis enemy of racism. And confront the very real tangible enemy of gangs in our city, and I'm thankful that my colleagues and I are going to take a stab at it because it's a big problem, but you gotta start somewhere. So Alderman O'Shea, who I believe has been on the show before two bars. Napolitano and I and others are going to be introducing an ordinance Wednesday that takes the offenses committed by minors or municipal part of the municipal code and starts putting fines and Penalties towards parents. You mentioned Children so that parents accountable for their kids. Yeah, you know, Unfortunately, so many times, the parents are also For black of a better word criminals to I, You know, we hope that works. We hope that has because that seems to be really the root cause no punishment from the parents or from the system. Alderman Lopez. Thank you for your time today. Thank you guys. Listen, we want you to succeed. I want Chicago to succeed. Do you know what I'm saying? But it feels like if we can't even come to an acknowledgement on what the problems are. How are you going to be able to solve it? Good way not to be responsible either. Look, It's so frustrating. So frustrating. Hey, you know, we want to update you on.

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Hot mic catches Mayor Lori Lightfoot swearing during Chicago City Council meeting

Chicago Tonight

01:31 min | 10 months ago

Hot mic catches Mayor Lori Lightfoot swearing during Chicago City Council meeting

"So moving over to city news. First off that hot mic. That caught mayor lori. Lightfoot cursing after alderman. Rosanna rodriguez sanchez. Spoke about a resolution honoring black history month during today's city council meeting today. Let's take another look to have contributed to make this city a better place for all. Thank you thank you. All the chair recognizes alderman. Jim gardner okay heather. What happened here while my reporting shows that she had just been informed at that moment that alderman burke and alderman lopez to of her fiercest critics on the city council had joined forces. And we're going to block of vote on the big federal relief package. That was on. Today's agenda alderman. Ed burke has been at odds with mayor lori lightfoot since the beginning she ran on sort of rooting out corruption in city hall and she painted him as the face of everything that is wrong with chicago politics and she's been at odds with random lopez. You know basically from the moment. He is an ally of alderman bark and he has been highly critical of how how she has approached on her time in office. She was vulnerable on this issue because she was being fiercely condemned by progressive groups. Alderman burke and alderman lopez. They had their own questions about it and they saw this as an opportunity to exact. Some perhaps political revenge enforce all of us to come back friday afternoon chewed see if they can get this passed against.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

07:56 min | 11 months ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Five o'clock as John mentioned in that newscast, I'm talking about him for Goshen better part of a year. Carjackings are way way way up. So what can we do? Start there with our next guest alderwoman. Michelle Smith, from the 43rd joins us here on Double DS. Welcome to the Big 89. It's a pleasure. Thank you so much for having me well. Carjackings have been on the rise in the city now for more than a year, 135% last year. This is, according to the CPD. It's continued into 2021 with 166 Carjackings reported in about the 1st 25 days of the year. You're among several aldermen, now calling, forcing changes structurally. What do you think we can do to tamp down the scourge of Carjackings? Well. This has really been an outrageous Rages situation that we're in. Um We've had 10 Carjackings since the beginning of December. Which is more than we had in the previous year. And there are other communities in Chicago that are suffering even worse on the West Side. Some of those communities had 50 in 2019, and they had over 120 20. So it's just Outrageous What's going on? I'm sure it's exacerbated by the pandemic, but a couple of things that really need to be changed. First of all. The state's attorney has to have the tools to be able to prosecute these cases, you know, more fulsome fashion. One thing that hasn't happened is that there's been incredible increase in juvenile offenders. Doing this crime. And that has really happened because in 2015, the state Legislature passed a law thing that there was no longer an automatic treatment of a juvenile's who commits a Carjacking. As an adult. Now this is a very serious felony. Even adult committed. It should be a very serious climate that juvenile committed committed, especially with a weapon. So we think there have to be some guidelines for cases in which not every case requires a juvenile to be treated as an adult, but some of them do. And that should that should be changed. All the woman Michelle Smith is here on Double D. I was talking about the Carjackings. Why did they change it initially in 2015 to make it less serious for juvenile's Well, you know, there's a trend across the United States to take another look at juvenile crime because there was a period of time in which everything landed you in jail, and that was no good either. So you know, the country has really been in the middle of a big conversation about this. And I think it's now sworn a little too much on the other side. I mean, I think juvenile's who get involved in low level crime should be offered services and intervention and No, That's an old story, too. But the truth is, we don't have proper services, and we're not imposing consequences. So when you're doing neither. You're really just encouraging crime, and nobody wants to do that. Do you think Kim Foxx has the tools now necessary to tamp down in Carjackings? Or does she need additional tools? Or is she making a mistaking house? She enforces these cases or pursues these cases? Well, listen, I have actually an excellent relationship with the head of juvenile crime and every time a serious juvenile crime occurs in that community, I'm on the phone with that. Whatever she's deputy state's attorney, in order to make sure that people are in custody if they need to be in custody, and that we follow the cases, to the extent we can within the limits. Of the juvenile law system. I think, however, The state's attorney's office has not Authorized the treatment of juvenile's of adults. Enough cases. So they have that tool. They can do it. They haven't been doing it. Uh And the other thing is that You know, there are no penalties to punish adults to drag juvenile's into crimes. I think they're absolutely I mean, people work every system that there's ever been right. And now the adults are really incentivizing. The juvenile's to get involved in crime. And finally, I would say I'm a strong believer. And having mandatory gun sentences that you can't deal away. Because I am not in favor of people carrying guns. Hi. Don't like the concealed carry law that we were forced to pass. I much I really am a gun control advocate. But for some reason, all the gun control advocates when it comes to Someone picking up a gun and usually it to stick somebody up. They somehow come to a different conclusion. So I think if I don't want guns distributed mind in my city If you're gonna use it, we have a disincentive begin to using it. And that's only what through mandatory sentence something that voice an opinion belongs to all the woman Michelle Smith joining us here on WLS from the 43rd. District by the way before I want to ask you one more question on different topic. But I know you and Alderman Tunney are going to host a basically a Carjacking forum. How could we get more information on that? I think it's going to be happening on February 2nd at six PM Correct via Zoom. Yes. Lead. Thank you for bringing it up. We are going to have the chief of detectives, people from the state Security's office. Our commanders we encourage everyone who certainly lives on the North side chime in and join it. The easiest way for someone to do that is to go to my website, which is www. Ward 43 dot org. And put your email In the bar that send us an email or sign up for our newsletter, and we will send you the information and you can sign up for it. Hold a woman. I just wanted to get your thoughts. On yesterday, the City Council closed loopholes in the welcoming city ordinance. Ending Chicago police cooperation with federal immigration agents. This is a hot issue. Obviously, I didn't get a chance to listen to the entire debate yesterday on this, But Mayor Lightfoot called out to your colleagues, Alderman Lopez ultimate Napolitano and said that what they were saying was clearly racist. Can you elaborate on why she got so angry at these two alderman, or do you feel the same way? She accused him of using racist tropes in opposition to this Well, I'm not going to comment on what the mayor said, because that's that's her boobs. But here's what I will say. I did say something in this debate, and what I said is is that I think that the law enforcement concerns About this change are overblown, because, uh, The real problem with law enforcement is that people who are victims of crime In the immigrant community. Don't feel that they can report it because the police would be required to deport them. We know that our city has up fair number off a very hardworking people or just trying to make it through the day. And they are pray for criminals of all kinds. The vast and I mean overwhelming amount of crime in our community is done by people who live here or people who live in Indiana, and they're absolutely legal, American born citizens. So I think that the concerns about this are overblown. Now some people don't.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"About what's going on in the City Council with Mayor Lightfoot. Who? Alderman Lopez generally does not agree completely. And what do you two agree about? You guys have a favorite dessert, Or is there some place that the minds meet with you and marry Lightfoot? Alderman Lopez? We agree that the sun will rise in the morning. I think that's about it. You are her Edvard Iliac, I think is this that we're kind of feel like we're getting back to the council Words of my youth. I think people like to make that kind of comparisons that the most recent in memory where we've seen all them in and the mayor fight, But I think our differences are not race for, uh or based on skin color. We have very much ideological differences, which I think is Very much noticeable. When you look at the coalition of people who seem to constantly be standing up against her, they trained they be incorporate many demographics in many parts of the city of Chicago. Unlike fight to the past, which usually look white Mama You broke up for a second there, Alderman Lopez. You there? E thought I've got married life. Forget you there for a second. Um, you're right. It is much different, of course, And there's two ways to look at things you know, there used to be a City council. That was a bit of a rubber stamp. Apologize if you don't like that, But under Mary Manual, certainly under Mayor Daley In the past, it seemed that everybody agreed on a lot that the mayor wanted or the negotiations were in back rooms and a lot of things past pretty pretty solidly. And now we're getting to a point where there's more disagreement, more discussion. That's not necessarily a bad thing. And one might even argue that that's the point of it. You know, the Senate is supposed to argue about things in City Council shouldn't just be a rubber stamp. You guys should argue and try to find the best solutions and push people back and forth. There should be checks and balances. So would you say that? Hey, let's not think this is the worst thing in the world that we're all fighting about things. No, I don't think it's I don't think it's bad it all that alderman and the mayor are sometimes at odds with each other. As long as what what you produced at the end of the day is for the betterment of the city of Chicago. If you're just fighting to be petty and bitter and personal Obviously, what we're doing is wrong. But if you're actually fighting to make a difference, and to train push and pull the other side to make a more perfect law or a better program, it's absolutely worth it. We only have a couple of minutes after I do want to ask you Alderman Lopez. I apologize because this wasn't on the docket to talk about today. But you were talking a lot about transparency and what you want out of out of the mayor and out of City Council and out of all of our elected politicians. And so I just want to ask you about the Puppy Mill ordinance because the Tribune wrote an article a couple of weeks ago about a puppy mill ordinance here in Chicago that it's been around for a while. That you're proposing in New Orleans and they're saying you've received from donations from from pet stores that they're tying into your what? They're calling reversal on this policy. Can you comment on that for me? We received our we were. We were in receipt of almost 2000 donations, which we were coming back to the people who sent them dollars in donations right now, $2000, right? Not 2000. Correct? Nearly Yeah. $2000 in donations, which we sent back to those people invested or owners of pet stores. At the end of the day. What we have seen is that the ordinance that is being proposed to try to close the loopholes with regards to puppy mills from 2014 creates a whole new set of of Loopholes that are going to allow for backyard breeding throughout every neighborhood in the city of Chicago. Another loophole This ordinance that was produced by myself and introduced by altering Coleman and I worked to try to put some standards when it comes to both rescues and pet shops. And where the sourcing of animals comes from. Let's be very clear about something dead. The ordinance that deals with puppy mills has not closed a single puppy mill. Anywhere in this country, and the language that is introduced by Ultimate Coleman and myself, has, in fact been accepted as great language by the Humane Society and other parts of the country. So why they have an objection to it being used here is beyond me, whether those donations to get your point Had any influence? No, because I didn't accept the donation. They were all turned back. Which is why most of the donations that were given do not show up on my report because it checks were sent back without ever being cashed. Is it true that the part of your proposal would be that, um, breeders that were found to be in good standing would be a you know, stores would be allowed to sell from breeders. Listen, I have ah, pure bred golden Golden doodle that I got from a place in in Indiana that that I found online and researched a little bit And I knew you know what I could that it was good. And so the tough part, though, is it seems, is that how is that regulated if a pet store was allowed to sell a puppy because we know it came from a good facility. How are we regulating and knowing that That is a good facility that they're getting that puppy from Well, there's certainly English that is in the ordinance that has been used in both at the federal level, which was advocated for by the Humane Society off the United States has been incorporated in this so that everything is Basically on a universal standard, but also when it comes to the fact that.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"More City Hall Developments this afternoon in the infamous case of Chicago police handcuffing social worker and Jeanette Young while naked. During a raid on the wrong home two years ago more from Bill Cameron there, Lightfoot says, or law department is telling the judge and how that city Hall no longer wants to punish Young's attorney for releasing the humiliating police body Cam video Thursday. She also made this pledge if they're all the wrongs that need to be right, and we're going to do just that, we're not gonna string these cases out. I'm not going to run up attorney's fees. If we were in the wrong we're gonna own it, and we're gonna make sure that those wrongs are corrected with all deliberate speed. Meantime, Alderman Lopez, Coleman and Taylor have called a special City council meeting for Tuesday afternoon this to take up settling the case legally. No camera in a 90 day with you listening man was shot during an exchange of gunfire with Chicago police this morning on the West side. It's not clear whether the police shot this man who is now in critical condition. At Stroger Hospital. It happened at Laramie and Lemoine just before 12 noon today. Ah, second person charged in the killing of retired Chicago firefighter Dewayne Williams. 18 year old Dwayne Johnson of Gary, Indiana. Charged is one of the gunmen in the car jacking murder, Police of previously charged a 15 year old juvenile. The latest numbers and covert 19 another 181 deaths in Illinois. In the last 24 hours. 7377 new cases, the state positivity rate keeps going down. It is now. 8% Chicago Fire Department mourning the loss of its first active duty paramedic to Cove in 19 Mikhail with that story, Len 71 loss. It's paramedic in charge yesterday morning after 55 year old Robert Trevelyan..

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:20 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Chicago police while she repeatedly told them they had the wrong house. The mayor says she became aware of the incident yesterday. I have been unsparing in my comments to all involved in this colossal mess, she says. The circumstances around the incident are deeply disturbing, and she puts herself in Young's shoes. Almost a year ago, we compel the Chicago Police Department To change its search warrant policies. She went on to say Young is a victim and the city would never seek sanctions against her and that the city will be releasing the full length of the body worn cameras that captured the incident. Her comments come after an earlier City council meeting where she got into a shouting match with Alderman Lopez about the mistaken police raid. So again, I think compelled all the time I got I got my family unit, you three matters up before the Also, the mayor ruled Lopez out of order when he demanded a hearing before the Public Safety Committee. Illinois will be getting fewer Corona virus vaccines in the coming weeks than initially expected. Governor Pritzker says the federal government alerted them this morning that they originally planned shipment of eight million Pfizer vaccines next week has been reduced to just 4.3 million across the country. Public health director doctor and goes easy, gay Staying positive. The excitement of the week continues as more vaccine gets pushed out across Illinois and into the arms of our workers and health care settings. And each week, although it may be reduced, But we will continue to receive new allocations of vaccine and the number of people eligible to be vaccinated will expand. The vaccine reduction does not affect the shipment that has already arrived in Illinois. An official on the FDA vaccine advisory committee says they'll likely give emergency use authorization for the modern a shot. Dr James Hildreth says it's similar in many ways to the Fizer vaccine. The protocol is very similar to injections about a month apart. Both of them have achieved virtually the same level of efficacy. The adverse reactions are very similar, maybe a little bit more frequent and the Madonna but they're very similar, he says. They've taken every step to ensure that the vaccine is safe and effective, and it looks like there's new reason for some guys in retail to grow that beard..

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"I'm gonna fight back against this. There are quite a few restaurants that are seeing people indoors in defiance of the rules there are very few restaurants and to my knowledge. None in chicago that are taking stand and going public with that position. What they're doing. As dave suggested with some of the restaurants in his area they're just can't keep it on the down low and letting people in hoping they don't get caught We had it. Hit the eh it the headlines and the tv news a week or so ago when a hotel in the northern suburbs was caught hosting a Allowing a wedding ran. The wedding was more than one hundred people and there were video showing no masks and close together and all that and what happened is they got. They got a stern talking to. They weren't even find and Not that i want to see them find but it also lets everybody else know the first time we get caught your target. You'll probably be okay. And then the it make it worse right. Is there any Move afoot in the city council alderman lopez about a cracking down on restaurants or are your colleagues who are members of the city council more politically aware that that Standing on the side of the restaurant tours. Maybe the popular position at the moment. Oh all of us want people to be safe we all. We don't want to destroy our economy in the process a couple more months but they're ready to throw in the towel. I need a fifteen second. Answer here. Phil yes i think a lot. I think july first rolls around. We're going to see an astonishing number of restaurants saying we tried our best The i mean the hope is vast the. There's that the administration might be able to push through a restaurants act that has passed the house but it stagnant in the senate and that glimmer of hope is is causing people trying to hang on I know the some congressman it.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:28 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Steve Dale, who you here Sunday mornings from 5, 32 6 and Sunday afternoons from 123. That's all Steve Dale All of the time on Sundays here, right? But that is often did you? I mean, you're on so often, you know, I got you on my microwave oven. I mean, you're everywhere. Steve Dale's in our studio. Stacy Sinclair, who's a terrific reporter over the Tribune and Christy Cacau's Gutowski, who's also really good at the Tribune Did. They are story that you and I were referencing. So the Chicago alderman who got contributions from the pet store owner Flips on the anti puppy mill law. That is, there is an alderman Ray Lopez, who we invited to come on the show and declined our invitation you and hear it odds on this, but How much control this he have over this issue. Don't think very much. We'll see. I mean our whole intent. So there's a loophole that allowed the pet stores to say the people that get these dogs for us. Puppy mills really are 5013. C's we simply wanted. It's already in ordinance overwhelmingly loved by the public From what we can tell. The ordinances says that you cannot sell dogs, cats, rabbits and pet stores. Yep. And 400. Other cities in America followed Chicago's lead. Yeah, and it wasn't wealth. Not examine Chicago's number. 30 40 somewhere in there, you know, But Chicago was an early adopter of it on three states and if it were not for the pandemic, many more states. But of course, legislation's been put off because other things are going on. But other states will be added to the list of what we already have, which is California, Main and Maryland in any which case The pet stores said. OK, We're just going to ignore this ordinance pretty much and we wanted to close that loophole to prevent them from doing so. The loophole in the wording of the ordinance that kind of allows them to do so where they declared themselves the fiber, one secrets all we wanted to do, and instead, Alderman Lopez is saying No, it's okay to sell these dogs and pet stores. It's not okay. So what is the so the loophole is still there? I mean, can't the rest of the City Council on the mayor close the loophole anyway? I suspect that will happen because it's the right thing to do. And I believe What we I I don't know Lori Lightfoot well, but I know she's dog lover and has a dog. It's not up to the mayor. It's up to the alderman. Essentially, and I suspect they'll do the right thing. He said that where are you supposed to buy a pure bred dog, then? Lots of places. So their name the purebred dog name, a breed any breed. Wiener dogs, dioxins. There's a rescue for toxins as you well know, And there's a rescue for every dog breed. There is pure bred dogs can be found at shelters petfinder dot com is a place to go. So where do you but if I did want 100% cocker spaniel or whatever would with papers? Whatever That means. Not much. We're okay. But I mean, where would I go to get one responsible? Greater Have to do your homework to find one. It's not so easy anymore. People travel miles. Yeah, for these things and pay thousands of dollars. Do you think that's wrong? I mean, that is, I wonder what a fair prices of my being taken advantage of by these breeders. I mean, it's crazy. What some of those dogs cost. It's still less than what the pet stores generally chairs it, but you know what you've got. Member of the family is going to be with you for many, many years. We hope I don't know. Can you put a price on that? I'm not sure what that price is. So I'm not sure what's right or wrong there. Go to a shelter. If you don't have the money, or don't you don't want to spend the money. It's a lot less money. Lots of phone calls, Steve, let's just let our listeners sure I'm in here course. 3129817. 200. Ray, You're on WGN. Hi, Raymond. What can we do for you, right? It's this candy candy is the name on line two. Okay, candy are Yeah, I can hear on the hi. Thanks for taking my call. I work at I don't care if the Humane society in Naperville and these cuts stars don't do medical evaluations. They don't do behavioral evaluations, and they don't ask really good questions Like what is your home situation? Christmas. They buy these animals. They come home a Christmas They are overwhelmed. And guess what? Because of great shelters like mine. We take him in. So if you want a pure bred work till January, February, we will have kept them. We will have trained up a little bit. Socialize them right now. I'm fostering five kittens and every single day these animals get socialized that get great food. There is that right now they say the Notre so they get wonderful medical care that we shame on these tests stores. Shame on them. They do. You've got to kill that The onion, John, Because the more you kill them think you're a get and these little animals who are bred in these situations? Just stay there. The public you're darn cute. Sure they are. But breeders reason unless behind Yeah, I wouldn't even call puppy Mills breeders responsible breeders. I have respect for obviously puppy Miller's I sure Don't Naperville, where you're from one of those communities that have now banned in Illinois. Dogs and cats being sold the pet stores. We worked hard to get that done. And we did. Thanks for the phone call. Good for you. And thanks for joining us candy. So then what do the puppy mills do? Like? How did they exist? These are people that breed dogs and cats without much care concern. And then how do they retail them without much care and concern is an understatement. And they go online. You know, anyone can have a website they do in their website sometimes look nice. And that is why people need to do their research. How do I distinguish them from, say, a reputable breeder? Lots of ways to do it. The best way to do it. Go there in person. A puppy Miller is not going to say. Come here we want We want you to see our faces a puppy mill. It's a place with lots of dogs, sometimes cats, sometimes rabbits tube that are treated in a way that is horrifying. So is its okay, well, horrifying is not subjective, but I wonder if it's a gray area like they say, No. The dog's got plenty of space. I breed dogs, So, yeah, I've got a yard full of dogs here, but that's That's how that's how you do this. Well, that's actually no As usual, John a neck Solent question that you ask, because the U. S Department of Agriculture will say on occasion that okay, this place is past our muster. I mean, we have inspected and certification and, well, any facility that is a kennel must be inspected by law by the U..

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

AM 1590 WCGO

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO

"Christmas Alderman Walter makes a point here. But these late night incidents and for for some point and we used to always say nothing good happens between midnight and six. So, uh, I think you know the situation may not be curtailing the food or liquor licenses, but a cz Muchas what about additional street lighting and video cameras? Have you been pushing it for that alderman? One of the things that you know we do. Ah, that's very Necessary for the reduction of crime is to make sure that our ofthe city services are being employed of deployed properly and that we have an adequate and efficient city services. To make sure that Trees of being trimmed so they don't cover the light. And those blocks that don't have adequate lighting to make sure that they have adequate lighting. But although that does play a 30 part Um I have a certain rolling in the crime itself. It certainly is not the overwhelming factor as to why we have shooting. But we have to look at it and I agree with Walter. We have to look at every facet of crimes. Whether we have late night businesses on what type of businesses open late and being allowed to open late. When you talk about reducing crime, you'd look at it from every aspect. I just pour resources to the community, because all sometimes that's not the only problem. Yeah, I agree with Walter on looking at Hours in which some of our businesses are allowed to close, but also our city services has to be on point as well. Not just in your ward. But other late night restaurants that Selo food till four in the morning or they used to be open, 24 7 They've incidences of shootings also, and a lot of it has to do with the You know the basically alcohol and guns don't mix. So, ah, what of it has to be these people are intoxicated Begin with their carrying a weapon again an argument, And it seems to be ah, anon, premeditated type shooting, which we've had quite a few of those. And then, of course, two weeks ago, I had Alderman Lopez on the radio here because he was thieving HQ, Tim of Of bricks being thrown through his house window and his neighbor's garage being firebombed and he specifically said, because he was targeting somebody's gangs through the troubled building ordinance. So I chose you. Anybody can be a victim, not just somebody involved with the gang. But here's an elected official who's been targeted. Anybody can be a victim. Yeah, that's very unfortunate. And you know my prayers had heard about it, My friend. It definitely went out to our ultimate Lopez and his family. And is actually in the staff as well because Love. We don't want anybody hurt. An elected official on no one in balance is a is a reason they call it senseless violence. Because it makes no sense that there is no reasonable we've fought behind heaven, any type of balance that could be thought of as something that Deserved or needed. And so I certainly think you know whatever happened to you know with the bricks and they were thrown into Alderman Lopez is home and it's good. Ward office as well. It is considered in my opinion since violence and that's why we're advocating strongly. Strongly against not only that, Bigler instance but all the.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Case. I also notice that he He had his garage burned near nearly down a well or a week or 10 days ago. We could turn 10 days ago. Yeah, and it was kind of blaming the mayor. I saw a Twitter posting. When you may refuse to call out the terror attacks on our communities, especially on their elected criminals on Ly feel more emboldened to continue their reign class could be replaced Peace of mind and security cannot. Your silence is destroying the city. Know what I'm going to read that back to him and asked him to elaborate when he joins us next because I think I've heard the mayor speaking out against gangbangers. How have I missed something? Has she been silent? I know that there's bad blood between Alderman Lopez, a mayor Lightfoot, I get that But I think she has spoken out against gangbangers in general, hasn't she? Yeah, But do you remember when the looting happened that that last weekend of May 1st weekend of June May 31st into June? First that Sunday night and the things we're just going out of control, and Lopez said that he was on a Conference call with the mayor, telling her about his concerns about the violence in his ward, and she responded by saying You're full of blank. Yeah, yeah, Things devolved. The conversation devolved from that point. Well, I think that she felt Said he was grandstanding on a call on a conference call and that she felt like that was neither the time nor the place for it that he was recording. And probably sure thing she thinks That somebody in his political orbit released that that's why we heard through the media. Yeah, but I mean, you know, we asked him straight out. He denied that They had nothing to do with that, so we won't go back and cover that territory again. But let's talk about the incident. And why he thinks it is in particular, at least partially the mayor's fault. Auto memory Lopez joins us next year A double The less even looks good in both.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

Chicago's Business Authority

06:39 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority

"We if you are reading we the miracle nothing intelligent and I can see what's going on I understand you want to create I understand that you yes you need to calm things down but alderman Lopez in the mayor weren't the only ones trading profanities another older woman was heard saying this is a total blank show and the mayor added that she'd never seen blank like this before one alderman finally spoke up saying many people in the city were listening to the call including children no I think I think children thank you okay I'm sorry you need to give me a clear signal if you think if you have editing work I didn't realize I'm sorry I didn't know if I'm something to it well worth it now the other one I have I got I got Stacey Abrams on cold air good issue still not going to be the vice presidential nominee well in that we might as well play that one minute Stacey Abrams supercut where she says she's not gonna do it now she's going to do it this is not gonna do it she's not going to do is you're gonna do it super cut now they're talking about you being on the ticket with Joe Biden hasn't even declared Jack would think about that I think you don't run for second place she did however reveal New York times that should be honored to be considered for vice president right any nominee this is an unusual position to be in for someone to be considered possibly the next vice president of course I want the vice president were to call you to answer the phone I would absolutely into the phone and I would be happy to serve as a running mate and for all those reasons you maintain that you would be an excellent candidate I think absolutely this is a question of competency of skills I think vice president Biden is going to make a smart choice I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color Stacey Abrams former Georgia lawmaker unsuccessful candidate for governor has been privately calling democratic power brokers asking them to tell Biden campaign officials I think she should be the vice president Joe Biden needs via a vice presidential running mate I have said many times that I've called I will answer but I've not received any calls well I still think she does understand the credit party is next man up yeah not the next man up no but she feels entitled to it that's I don't know yet but she's going to be a problem down the road she does feel entitled she's got some wrong with her you need to listen to you need to use the word yes problematic she's problematic this woman so there's coal buried in an Abrams clip one protester continues nation wide right now as an activist does this moment feel any difference to you it does I participated in the demonstrations and protests after the Rodney king verdict in nineteen ninety two I was a college freshman I helped organize marches I got into a fight with the mayor of Atlanta the clearing that his administration wasn't doing enough for poor black kids in poor black young people and in the city but those demonstrations and and after a few months of actually after few days of demonstration after few months of conversation we went back to the way things work but the fact that we have had more than thirteen days of sustained engagement we see multi generational multi racial multi ethnic people standing up and declaring action and going back to the point of voting we see elected officials actually the clearing and taking steps concrete steps to make things right that feels very different but I think we also have to remember that we have Howard in the White House who showed us what he intends to do if he stays and he's been so borne by a group of moral cowards in the U. S. Senate who are allowing him to get away with this behaviour and I think that urgency is also sitting with them and strangers should be a fantastic vice president can't wait yeah contact me fab so here yeah here's where he brings in the vice president he has a funny way of asking one of the questions that I think if you hear it when you hear it and it's like why he did that but here we go we know that we have to take action in years past we could possibly excuse those who are in charge saying well they're not that bad there is nothing worse that we have in office than what we have today speaking of defeating the people the White House right now Joe Biden needs via a vice presidential running mate April Ryan says you're being vetted is that true or you calling April Ryan a liar I have said many times that I've called I will answer but I've not received any calls so why I I I look forward to hearing from whomever April Ryan this we could get and a lot of times vice presidential a possible running mates demeanor when they're asked the question you don't you're like sure I will I I would I would I would like to do that why why do you not Jimmy or as people do in the past because I know that when I'm asked the question are you qualified can you do this that I'm not just answering for myself I'm being asked this question because I don't look like what people usually look like when they're really and I've learned over the course of my life starting out as a young black girl in Mississippi if you don't speak up for yourself then people will take that as permission to underestimate you but more importantly it gives them permission to underestimate everyone who looks like you everyone who reminds me of you so for every young woman every young girl every person of color who is been told not to dream my responsibilities not only to dream but to say it aloud Toulouse telling anyone not to dream first off you listen to the whole answer he says he says when I'm asked if I'm qualified I I I and then she throws out the race card yep she never says that she's qualified that is a crazy crazy clip well in fact what she said is she's uniquely qualified according to her rule color and and what she does and every black girl and everybody was told not to dream who's going around telling people not to dream all we all know the answer to your ads don't dream dumb me.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Permit waiver could save restaurants around five hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars and have you noticed what a lot of restaurants are doing especially out in the suburbs they're using parking lot space to set up tables my daughter I am and I enjoyed a nice meal last night one of those places seem to work out pretty well out of social distancing in the waiters wearing masks and they had paper menus and no salt shakers or anything like that on the table so it's in your outside so you're safer and then a tense usually right in that case it rains yeah they have they have a tent where I was yeah I think there's a lot of space there except you know you don't want to be sitting on someone's right bumper with the gas fumes that's not how they have it set up yeah well you know I mean these restaurants I mean they really hurt and so I think Sam Toyota is is right the president the only restaurant association and he said what up what the aldermen proposed just doesn't go far enough what alderman Lopez is proposing Sam said the restaurant community has been hemorrhaging there are seventy five hundred restaurants in Chicago half of them are not even open right now the other half that are open are doing curbside pickup delivery and carry out that's about twenty to thirty percent of the business they were doing a year ago he said no restaurant model out there could sustain itself going ten or eleven weeks with no sales are only twenty to thirty percent of the sales they were doing the previous year's self remember to keep calm this weekend and carry out all my my concern about Evanston the the noun speech is currently open for activities on the sand only will re open to swimmers beginning July one daily passes or season tokens that must be shown for admission will.

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Chicago City Council approves emergency powers ordinance

The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong

02:01 min | 1 year ago

Chicago City Council approves emergency powers ordinance

"Aldermen approved broad spending powers for major life could be used during the pandemic it was called spoke though just twenty nine to twenty one during a virtual council meeting WGN's Kelly Davis reports the people should govern did not vote for unilateral decisions no matter who they were it was a local all the men of the mayor they voted for accountability and transparency alderman Lopez is one of several critics of the emergency spending ordinance opponents say it's an unnecessary power grab leaving the council in the cold during the city's code nineteen response and here here in in Chicago Chicago we we have have seen seen the the disasters disasters the the backs backs of of when when we we trust trust the the mayor mayor to to be be Chicago's Chicago's sole sole decision decision maker maker and and authority authority what what is is it it that that we we do do with with that that money money and the council I believe that we should have the ability to appropriate those dollars and that not be strictly an executive decision the ordinance allows the mayor's administration to move money within the city budget to pay for covert nineteen expenses without council's approval they can also sign contracts under one million dollars for pandemic related needs the fact we're all dealing with global pandemic justifies us allowing these unique powers for a limited amount of time alderman Reilly voted in favor of the emergency spending powers he says that's because the mayor tweaked the original ordinance terminating it on June thirtieth and the budget director will have to give city council weekly reports I I look at this says riding shot gun but allowing the administration the flexibility they need to be nimble to negotiate contracts for P. P. and for testing supplies I think that's important the mayor says the spending powers are needed to allow the city to act swiftly in response to this global pandemic what the twenty nine voted for was to make sure that we continue doing everything we can to keep our residents safe this time a pandemic and the continued to have a sense of urgency around the measures that are needed to do just that

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The news is sponsored by WGN America Chicago aldermen have approved new broad spending powers for mayor like put to use during the pandemic first the WGN forecast here's meteorologist Demetrius ivory steady rain is expected by morning tonight's low temperature forty to tomorrow's high temperature forty nine we're expecting rain in on Saturday we're going to see a low temperature down about forty with high temperature climbing back up to fifty five on Sunday clouds will break away and sunshine comes our way during the afternoon there on Monday clouds will increase it will be breezy certainly mounted high temperature sixty two rain arrives Monday night and lingers through much of Tuesday Tuesday will be mild with showers and storms the high temperature sixty seven on WGN meteorologist to Beatrice ivory city aldermen approved broad spending powers for major life would be used during the pandemic it was close photo just twenty nine to twenty one during a virtual council meeting WGN's Kelly Davis reports the people she got what do not vote for unilateral decisions no matter who they were it was a local all the men of the mayor they voted for accountability and transparency alderman Lopez is one of several critics of the emergency spending ordinance opponents say it's an unnecessary power grab leaving the council in the cold during the city's code nineteen response and here in Chicago we have seen the disasters the backs of when we trust the mayor to be Chicago's sole decision maker and authority what it is that we do with that money.

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"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"alderman lopez" Discussed on WGN Radio

"In suburban Arlington Heights also an accident that crews are dealing with this accident and it involves injuries it's on lake cook road just west of Wilkie road the W. G. M. forecast here's meteorologist Beatrice ivory steady rain is expected by morning tonight's low temperature forty to tomorrow's high temperature forty nine we're expecting rain in on Saturday we're going to see a low temperature down about forty with high temperature climbing back up to fifty five on Sunday clouds will break away and sunshine comes our way during the afternoon there on Monday clouds will increase it will be breezy certainly mounted a high temperature sixty two rain arrives Monday night and lingers through much of Tuesday Tuesday it'll be mild with showers and storms the high temperature sixty seven I'm WGN meteorologist to Beatrice ivory city aldermen approved broad spending powers for major life would be used during the pandemic it was called spoke though just twenty nine to twenty one during a virtual council meeting WGN's Kelly Davis reports the people Chicago did not vote for unilateral decisions no matter who they were it was a local all the men of the mayor they voted for accountability and transparency alderman Lopez is one of several critics of the emergency spending ordinance opponents say it's an unnecessary power grab leaving the council in the cold during the city's covert nineteen response and here in Chicago we have seen the disasters the backs of when we trust the mayor to be Chicago's sole decision maker and authority what it is that we do with that money.

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