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"block club" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

05:47 min | 4 months ago

"block club" Discussed on KOMO

"The northeast part of the city It's out there investigating right now and as Marina mentioned there's some streets closed in that area Taking a look at our 1530 mortgage dot com weather center forecast rain tonight after the lowland snow warms up we'll have loads to start off in the 30s but then quickly warming up to about 50 or so tomorrow and over the mountain passes chains required on Stevens and snoqualmie passes unless you have all wheel drive and on swipe pass right now traction tires are advised Our city temperature 36 stay connected stay informed The northwest's only 24 hour news station Cuomo news 1000 FM 97 7 Thank you for listening in and I'm Rick fanciest with the Lisa jaffee and our editor is Kathy osha A CDC panel says kids between 12 and 15 years old can get Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots the committee voted 13 to one to recommend the boosters at least 5 months after the children have had their second vaccine dose CDC director doctor Rochelle Walensky is expected to quickly sign off on the committee's blessing Here in Washington state Omar Khan has become the most dominant coronavirus variant the most common symptoms reported in Washington a headache sore throat caught fever and muscle aches Two cities in China are in lockdown because of COVID and the Olympics are posing challenges ABC's Derek Dennis joining us with the latest Eric Yeah we just got this alert here to ABC News Basically it's two cities in China as you mentioned One name yazoo the other name xi'an they've each got a population one with a million people another with 13 million people Basically the Beijing Olympics is hearing from Chinese officials that they have to go into lockdown meaning transportation is shut down Only essential food stores being open because of the rise in COVID cases They discovered three asymptomatic COVID cases in those cities just three but they're saying that that's enough to institute these lockdowns They're operating very differently from here in the U.S. They're they've got really a no tolerance policy for COVID-19 So just three cases causing these lockdowns limiting people from moving about making it harder for them to move about by shutting down their transportation systems This is just a month out from the start of the Olympics February 4th Three cases in a city of more than a million people Yeah it's a very very strict here Chinese officials are basically saying this is what has been working for them Their COVID protocols very strict And that's what's kept the cases very much limited in that country So then how are they going to handle the Olympics and talk about the bubble that they're creating Well that's exactly what they're doing creating this bubble meaning that once you're in you're in there's no leaving that bubble I am going to the Olympics traveling to the Olympics on behalf of ABC News So imagine it You know journalists from all over the world being confined to this space whatever it is they're not being able to leave So it's going to be very difficult really to cover the Olympics as you would expect I mean a lot of it's going to be through remote press conferences zoom interviews that kind of thing And then people who are outside of the bubble have to stay out that means really no fans in the stands and journalists or the limited fans that there will be unattended are restricted from cheering doing anything other than clapping So what was supposed to be an already strict coverage of the Olympics as far as planning is concerned is even more strict now Do you have to be tested daily If you're in the bubble Yes that's a new requirement that just came in daily testing There's testing upon arrival to Beijing as well And I am isolating actually in my home from now until leaving for the Olympics I just had a COVID test yesterday It was negative And so that is the beginning of my lockdown as you will until it's time to leave for Beijing And Derek you see that there are even separating the trash That's right They're separating trash from inside the bubble from outside the bubble and going to deposit it completely separately from where they're sending it So that's an extreme measure on top of the very strict measures that they're instituting And this is all just coming today These are new restrictions put in place ahead of the Olympics ABC's Derek Dennis thank you Derek Thank you 6 20 now and let's check how money did today was great to start off with but stock market went the other direction later in the day Your propellant insurance money update Stocks tumbled today amid renewed concerns about inflation and interest rates The Dow Jones Industrial slid 392 points the S&P 500 dropped 93 and the tech heavy NASDAQ composite plunged 522 or three and a third percent Financial terms weren't disclosed but allegiant air said today it'll buy 50 Boeing 7 37 max jets and take options for 50 more The initial 50 planes ordered by the budget carrier will be delivered from 2023 through 2025 More evidence that Amazon is making a bigger move into the overall transportation industry The ecommerce giant and automakers envy today announced plans to collaborate on developing cars and trucks with Amazon's software in the dashboards and deploy electric vans made by Stellantis on Amazon's delivery network That's your money now I'm Jim cesco komo news Catch a business news here at 20 and 50 past every hour and coming up what's so wrong with the term hump day We'll have a closer.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Is to me from Block Club Chicago with good news about the covert rates around here, famous Yeah. Bob. Good morning, and congratulations on Costco selling, giving away free samples. That's right. Very helpful around lunchtime for me. Yeah, it's great milestone and a couple other milestones for him or the Koven 19 numbers. The city of Chicago. They announced yesterday that where the lowest number of cases per day since the very start of it since March 2020 right when the numbers started to really spike, there's 157 new cases. Yesterday, and they're down to the positivity rate of 2.2%, which is also the lowest since over a year ago. So it's everything's everything's pointing in the right direction on that city is still obviously pushing people to get vaccinated. They're saying that's absolutely the 100. You know the main reason why we're seeing these these big drops. So there Trying to get out more places and convince more people try toe snuff this out. It's his best they can, but really great numbers. And as we can see where we're seeing the reopening of businesses and all kinds of life, re blossoming and in the city and everywhere else, Yes, it's it's great. Six corners, redevelopment and old Irving Park is moving ahead. What's going on? What's the latest with that? Sure, you know, there's a six Corners area of the Northwest side is is really getting a couple of huge projects right at the intersection that they're everyone's hoping it's gonna re boost that area, which used to be one of the busiest shopping district in the city outside of downtown. This latest one is could be the big one for that area. This is the old Sears right at the Right at the corner. It's a 47 30 West Irving and it's been. It's been vacant for three years now, and it was sort of on its last legs for a long time old Art Deco building They're going to. There was a big community meeting just late last week, where the developer in the alderman Showed off the plan to the public. They're gonna keep the facade of the Art Deco Sears to keep the feeling in the neighborhood. But they're going to tear everything else down, including in addition behind it and build a very large apartment building with retail on the ground floor, there's a park on the top. There's a rooftop deck on the tap a lot of landscaping. You know that area's a very concrete heavy area built for cars, so they're trying that Old things that people can walk to us well and bring a little bit more life and vitality to the to the neighborhood. So still in work in progress, But it got a pretty good reviews on the tough crowd up. There s o. They got pretty good reviews from the from the crowd that saw it. So you know, we could see construction, you know, sometime within the next year. I drove by there the other day. There's a lot of land and a lot going on there. And let's see. The series was at 47 30 West Irving Park. And then they've got this building going up in 47 47 Irving Park, which is going to be a 10 story, senior living facility So they're gonna have some traffic issues to deal with. They do already. Don't think right? Yes, Anyone that's trying to get through that intersection knows that could take some time. And now it's gonna be now there's going to be awesome. Some cranes there. There's gonna be a lot of work going on there, but, yeah, they're, um you know, Ironically, that's the goal is to get more traffic there particularly so foot traffic and get people shopping to the stores. So but yes, for for a while, though there's gonna be there's gonna be a lot of construction. There is. There is a pump some new life into that area right around Cicero, and we've got a mystery going on on the South side and Woodlawn tow trucks are dropping. Wrecked cars and nobody knows why have you found out anything about this? Right? I think this is gonna be one of those developing stories that will keep an eye on. But residents in the woodland neighborhood on the South side yes, have been have been complained the US into the alderman into the city to the police about wrecked cars just showing up. Someone bacon lots but sometimes just on on city streets, and they're not. We've got a bunch of photos. Uh, black club Chicago dot or but they're not just they're not just eaters. You know, these are these are cars that have been an accident Airbags deployed. Some of them stripped and know the neighbors say what they're seeing is some unmarked tow trucks that come and they just, you know, quietly dump these In lots all around. One guy told us he's got 10 on his block, and the suspicion is that something? Some of these tow companies maybe have sold lots and they're using the city streets as sort of part time storage. Sometimes these wrecks disappear after a while, but sometimes they stay and it's really starting to aggravate. It's been aggravating the It's a mystery. For now. We'll check in with the tow companies to see if they've got any any guesses on who's doing it, But the neighbors air on it. They're working with the alderman Jeanette Taylor. They will complain to her at all that award meeting just a few days ago, she acknowledged, there's a There's an uptick in these wrecked so little stolen cars around town. So Really trying toe clean that up and get get some of these get some of these wrecked cars out of their victory. Auto wreckers to come and pick him up last Dean Richards. Is he gonna help? It was interesting is abandoned vehicles anywhere around the Chicago where it can be reported the streets and sanitation by calling 311. But streets and San says the city has actually seen a decrease in those calls regarding abandoned vehicles. So maybe people don't know they can. They can call. Yes, that zoo. Good point. You can do it. Call 2311 on Dis is this area It's it's particularly focused on the lawn area. The streets and San said citywide, they're down, but all the alderman Janet Taylor said for sure they're they're seeing a lot more in woodland. So 311 if you want to call and report one More black club Chicago dot org's shameless Thanks You have a good day. Okay, Bob. Thanks. You too. The I always wonder how Coca Cola taste so good at McDonald's..

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Vaccine withheld from hospital that gave Trump Tower shots

Chicago Tonight

03:52 min | 1 year ago

Vaccine withheld from hospital that gave Trump Tower shots

"Have to move on to this bombshell story. That blocked club first reported this week. Loretto hospital in austin before we get into all the impropriety here today. They said that they are reprimanding their coo and their ceo for these improper. Vaccinations kelly bauer. Do we know what reprimand means. In this case. I have to to politicians who are on the hospital's board of directors. And all they would say at the time was that we put out this statement. We're not going to elaborate on rep. What it means to reprimand so we are still trying to figure that out and see what could be happening to the ceo coo. Okay so the first story that you published here was that they the coo. Dr notion med has an apartment in trump tower about two and a half million dollar apartment and the hospital. That has these vaccinations for folks on the west side. Improperly administered vaccinations to trump tower employees. Is there any evidence of some sort of trade-off or exchange or how how this came to be well. We spoke to leto hospital and their ceo. George miller says that it was actually him who helped set up this event but what we found is that right or workers at trump tower told residents that it was loretto hospital that reached out to them now. Loretto hospital is saying that its workers who reached out to them. So it's very much a. He said she said situation. But the city's department said they are looking into it and investigating why these ineligible workers were able to get shots. Before other people and also ineligible were cook. County judges and guest preach judge that also got vaccinated. And there's some different answers onto how that happened. Even though those were not allowed in the current phase as well amanda vindicated. You look at the board of this hospital. As kelly mentioned there's to state lawmakers that sit on the board There's a state lawmaker. Camille lilly that works for the hospital. This is a hospital that gets tens of millions of dollars in reimbursements from the state's medicaid program. Is there a conflict of interest. Here that there can be this much clout on a hospital board. I mean those are certainly questions that were all asking. What sort of favors might members of the war getting terms of the vaccines employment whatnot. We're we're not saying that there is merely that these are the questions to ask in. This gets to something that we've talked about a lot as there's been a lot of corruption of course in springfield and that is that there are really lax economic interests statements conflict of interest rules in then again to place. Where have devil's advocate there. There are those who say it. Is it positive when you have. For example he state legislator employed by hospital because that brings along a expertise. This is a citizen legislature. It is technically a part time job and the reason for that being was because you want to bring in farmers dentists doctors people with all different sorts of knowledge so there are certainly two sides to that point but given kelly's reporting the trump tower. I think that's what it is. It's just it's it's the who got it because these are. There's a lot to look into here and kelly bars. You mentioned that the city's health department is investigating. They've halted vaccinations to that hospital. What do you anticipate. They're going to uncover in their probe. Well we've heard from multiple sources and people questioning why workers at trump tower who are able to get vaccinated and not other hotel workers now. We've also seen that. The ceo's church was able to get vaccinated. This doctor arwady. The head of the city's health department said today that they are investigating they will not be sending doses to loretto hospital until they are confident. Those doses are going to be appropriately.

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Hospital executives reprimanded amid fallout over improper vaccinations at Trump Tower in Chicago

Chicago Tonight

00:29 sec | 1 year ago

Hospital executives reprimanded amid fallout over improper vaccinations at Trump Tower in Chicago

"More fallout today from a west side hospital accused of improperly offering vaccinations to people who weren't qualified austin's loretto hospital announces. It is reprimanded it. Ceo and see oh this after reports from block club chicago and wbz that the hospital offered vaccinations to workers at trump tower and to cook county judges and their guests. The city's health department says it is halted vaccination distribution to the hospital. while it investigates.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:00 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Say good morning to Jen Sibella from Block Club Chicago. Hi, Jen. Hey, Bob. Good morning. Happy New Year. Same to you, The mayor says. We don't have enough vaccine. What's the latest on the outlook for the vaccine rollout in the Chicago area? So actually compared to the rest of the country right now, we're in really good shape. What's happening elsewhere is that they have these vaccines and they're not distributing them because they don't have the systems in place to set of vaccinations sites and distribute them properly. Um, so a lot of the complaints were hearing on the national level. R R. Like that's that's problem here. Here we have the systems in place to get these vaccines out in the city has already distributed 95% of them s 0 36. 1000 Chicago residents have been vaccinated and another 42% of those doses went to people who work in Chicago. But don't live here. So 62,000 total doses from Chicago alone on Ben, The rest of state you know is doing its thing and we're going along, but We're out of, actually. Now they're running really low, and it's really unclear when more doses are going becoming our way. Yesterday, Dr Fauci actually said, you know, hang tight, we'll We'll be able to ramp this up. It'll happen. And he said that, um President elect Joe Biden planned for 100 million doses. His 1st 100 days is possible. But the issue at this point is another state and parts of this state. Just not having those systems in place to distribute it expression, especially when you need the super cold temperature for some of the vaccine, So we'll see what happens. States are saying they need more funding to, you know, Bill vaccination centers and just get get staff to roll these out. Um, the wolf see what happened, But, um, we need about 75% of the population to get the vaccine in order to achieve herd immunity, which is what we I'll watch. Um so we're hoping South, he said. By the start of next fall, we should be there. I hope it doesn't take a year and a half to vaccinate everybody in the Chicago area, as the mayor said it might take in her speech yesterday. Yeah, I hope I hope not. So you know, faulty. Yesterday came back out after getting a lot of criticism from different governor saying, Hey, like we'll get these vaccines out, you guys so hopefully that won't be the case. Hopefully. Also in are extremely local news report this morning. No more outdoor winter classrooms in Chicago. What's the latest Right. So when teachers were called back to school, some teachers would call back to school on Monday. Brenton Oh, Elementary teachers in Logan Square set up shop outside in the parking lot, and it was cold. Um, our reporter Meena Bloom verified that it was very cold and she went out there and talk to the teachers who were bundled up and brought their laptops and it was a way to protest. Having to return to school. They said. They don't feel phase in the building and then criticized the ways CPS has had them come back. A lot of the teachers union members wanted to wait until teachers were vaccinated. To bring them back in the classroom. The GPS says, Hey, it stays, DPH says. It's safe as well. And you know, other schools are back in session, Catholic schools and in the suburbs. Um so wolf see what happens. As of Monday, 40% of teachers were were calling off sick. We're actually checking in with GPS today to see what those numbers are looking like. But CPS CEO Janet Jackson said. We will not be teaching outside when kids come back to classroom. So, um, teachers air just, you know, nervous understandably. And, um, people who aren't really sure what to do. So I mean, this is an imperfect situation for everybody involved, so we'll see how it plays out in the next few days in the next few weeks, says kids returned to the classroom. It's been an in perfect year. And finally, the Lincoln Park Zoo is closed, but you can still check in on the animals Cancer. Yes. Isn't that a cute story yesterday, which was a wild news day as you guys all know, this kind of brightened the day a little bit. The Lincoln Park Zoo is closed because of Cove it and it's just cold, so it just doesn't make sense for them to stay open right now. They're launching a YouTube series every week. You can tune in twice a week and learn about different animals. Good thing to do with the kids. And they also these, um, the Workers at the zoo will give you an activity to do with your kids to learn about the different animals. So there's the draft one up right now. The tallest animals called and you can learn all about traps and meet the draft, But they do. Um, and it's just the fun. Nice thing to do in the winter when it's so dreary and to remember that we have great Attractions around this city that hopefully we'll be able to visit in person again. Hopefully, that's the report from Black Club Chicago. Jensen. Bella, Thanks has always done you have a great day. You, too. Thanks, Bob. It is 7 43, the latest on the Georgia Senate runoff election from news nations. Chuck Williams, who is in Columbus, Georgia. This morning. We'll get to that. Momentarily and just looking at the at the weather thirties in the daytime twenties at night for the next week, at least and the start to this January, they say the cloudy ist In almost 30 years. And what's the What's the likelihood of any son today? Steve? Not very good, and it's been foggy to this week among the foggiest I've remembered day after day for awhile. Fog being reported this morning in Aurora in Joliet in Waukegan in Morris. And didn't know Wisconsin southeast Wisconsin as well. Visibility's up there or down to nearly a half a mile in the Racine area, so we'll watch that dense fog advisory may be freezing fog this morning as well and then flurries later with a high near 34 Cloudy tonight, alot of 29. Then cloudy tomorrow with flurries in behind your 36 could see a few breaks of sunshine. Coming on Friday with the high near 34. It's 31. Now the windchill is 19. The Bulls became the first NBA team this year to come back and win after trailing by 20 points prior to last night. NBA teams that led by as many as 20 were 49. No, but the Bulls won won 11 Wanna wait in Portland, their fourth win in five games, and after no 13 start, they are four and four. Started out as a quiet morning, but right now we do have a couple things that are going to be stopping you up this morning out on the roads on the inbound Stevenson still heavy from Harlem to Cicero, due to an earlier crash on the album side of the.

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Chicago's Police Department Launches An Intense Outreach Program

Morning Edition

06:36 min | 1 year ago

Chicago's Police Department Launches An Intense Outreach Program

"Is trying to rebuild trust in communities with which it has a terrible relationship. So it launched an outreach program that's designed to change the ways in which police approach their work. Here's NPR's Cheryl Corley at a recent food giveaway at a Chicago park, a cluster of police officers wearing masks greeted drivers and loaded boxes of food and the trunks of a long line of cars. Many have Ford. I gotta get online for four. 25th district Police commander are not a duty. Others watch to make sure things were going smoothly. We're here to work together with the community. We want the community to embrace us embrace each other. It's making sure that there's no violence in our in our district in our neighborhoods. That means we gotta work together as a team. This is a collaboration with an an area area church church and and an an alderman's alderman's office. office. And And it's it's here here in in the the 25th 25th district, district, where where Chicago Chicago decided decided to to go go a a step step further. further. District District is is the the first first to to set set up up a a neighborhood neighborhood policing policing initiative patterned after a similar program in New York City. The best way to reduce crime is to prevent it from happening in the first place that Chicago police Superintendent David Brown and you do that do community policing. Getting officers of the cars and into the barber shops and beauty salon and churches and into the living rooms of our neighborhoods where they are signed. His community police. The notion of community policing isn't new, but it takes on a bigger meaning now after this summer's protest, instead of working from one radio assignment to the next District coordinating officers or D CEOs, as they're called hand out business cards and encourage people to email or call them on their cell phone. They work together with residents to resolve problematic. Non emergencies, like speeding cars were allowed neighbor, the officers have helped some residents find jobs. Homeless places to live, and they often turn to beat officers, businesses and community groups for assistance. Commander Angel No Bolus, the head of the Office of Community Policing. Says he's witnessed something among the D CEOs. You don't hear much about these days, joy that comes from helping members of the community. That's why we came on the job. We weren't just showing up and writing reports and making an arrest and moving on to the next thing instead, says Nepalis, they are actually creating strategies with people to solve problems. Officer Malcolm Brooks Says he wanted to help change the perception of the police, and after a couple of years on the job, he signed up to be a district coordinating officer, Burke says. They get calls Day and night. We deal with People who have mental health issues. We deal with people who may be out of work because we've helped people get jobs. We help the lady find an apartment and worked to build relationships, he says, with business owners and residents, city officials say in the 25th police district, where it all started nearly two years ago, there have been 10,000 fewer calls this year to the 911 emergency number a drop city officials directly credit to people having direct contact with officers who were part of the name. We're good initiative. Ah, program that's now active in five Police district's challenged by crime and gangs. The 25th police district is big, also diverse, but it's nearly 200,000 people live in distinct neighborhoods largely defined by ethnicity. On the west and northwest sides of Chicago. Good morning. Good morning. How are you? Okay. Go up the stairs. Jean, You're right. Ronald Wilkes, A retired pastor lives in a brick to flat on a tree lined street about a block behind the police station. Is the president of the Street's blocked club and a community ambassador, a point of contact for the police and their outreach and for resident, he says there has been tension between police and residents here for decades. But the ambassador's know the area and the community and work with the officers explaining what's going on in the neighborhoods. The hot spot win crime is happening. He says the D. C. L's have made a difference in certain areas. But not all of the district now could display and work. Yeah. They could, because when we first jumped off, we was all over the place. They was walking the streets with us getting introduced to people in thing. But Something happened. What happened in the 25th says birth of Purnell was a lack of follow through by new officers. She's another community ambassador and a longtime resident. I feel like we're not taking seriously a lot of the terms because it's almost like pulling teeth. To get information her nail says too many D CEOs get pulled off the job to handle other police duties. Police commanders cycle in and out of the job to that means they have to try building new relationships over and over again. Amanda? No. Vallis says attrition reflective of cops leaving the profession nationwide and officers being promoted have affected the program. But he expects that may be resolved. As the initiative grows. The question is, what are the key elements that would get translated as it expands? Northwestern University professor Andrew Papa Christo's Who's been evaluating the program? Says there's been frustration on both sides. But overall results in the 25th district at least before the summer protests seemed promising. He says both residents and officers felt like relationships were moving in a better direction. But there's a caveat. Papa Christo's says No one should expect the details and the neighborhood policing initiative will cause any drop in crime. The mistrust in the cynicism of the police took centuries to get to where it is. And so if crime is going to improve because of that trust, it's gonna lag behind. It's going to take years to build and work on this relationship, especially as we as a society reckon with the history of policing in America, City officials agree, saying the policing initiative won't be able to resolve all the longstanding issues rooted in a lack of trust and respect. Like police misconduct or stop and frisk policies that have caused a rift between police and communities. Still, Chicago's mayor, the police superintendent, and many residents call the program with the district coordinating officers, a positive police reform. They say eventually it should be a citywide project to bring police and residents together to solve problems to work for a safe streets and safe homes and to build trust block by block. Cheryl Corley

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"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

05:33 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Smallest. Here at the Big 89, buddy of mine who played trombone probably still does so used to hire me. Luxenberg wanted forgot its name. I apologize, but he used to play for Ray. Travel Ray Charles on the road and they had a private plane and Ray would sitting in front see the very front of the plane and the rest of band would have to, you know, sit behind Ray, as is appropriate. And then whenever Ray had to go to the bathroom, he would get up out of his seat and head down the aisle because the head was in the back. And if if you were in the aisle and Ray ran into you You were fired, So he had to get the hell out of the aisle when Ray Charles was going to the bathroom, and if you ran into you if you slowed him down, obviously you probably where he's blind. If you if Ray ran into you, he would grab you and hold on to you and say, Who is this? You're fired. Except for the stars. The stars. They were okay, but the brass players, you're in trouble. There's a guy named I think, Forgot His first name's Last name is Parrish Great Trumpet player here in Chicago. He was lead trumpet player for Ray Charles for a number of years, too. Okay, Here's a text message. Hi, John. Is Joe long time listener. I've actually lost a lot of my best friends because of all this nonsense. I don't even bring up politics, but that's all some people want to talk about. Do you have any advice? Well, Joe, I would just say you have to be polite and, you know, don't attack them personally for their political beliefs. It's it's divided. Red versus blue half and half. I mean, you have stunt. This isn't like a small group of people. They believe what they believe. Because that's what they consume. You are what you consume whether it's Media or You know that above nutritionally. I guess the media can be nutrition as well. But you know, there's a lot of purveyors of political pornography out there. Purveyors of political pornography out there. And they poison people both on the left and the right, So it's not worth ever attacking. People personally. Just try to have a reasonable discussion. Say, Where's the evidence? Where is the proof? Well, while well this that they well know, I looked into that. That doesn't fit That doesn't work. That's unsubstantiated. That's trumped up. No, no pun intended and that zit not it's not right. It's not right. That's not what happened. But you know, until we can have discussions among ourselves, we're not really going to solve any of this. Here's why people get upset. You can legally drink indoors right now. At a couple of Chicago bars, several, in fact, It's a ludicrous double standard. This is the headline in Block Club Chicago that order today, and we're talking about the bars and restaurants at O'Hare. And at midway why, well, the rules, which went into effect November 20th restaurants and cafeterias within airports, hospitals and college dining halls can remain open. As other bars and restaurants and effective state regions must close. The places are exempt. Because I thought it was gonna be something Do with the feds. FAA. No, it's to ensure people Can eat a meal would no alternatives provided in the venues for eating the measure, however, states that patrons must wear masks when wait staff approach and when they're not eating or drinking at the table, but Lot club Chicago went out there and found that there were a lot of violations of the rules both at O'Hare and add midway the rule does not address bars at both airports. There are no liquor establishments that do not also sell food. Although people can sit on mass and drink at a restaurant spire without ordering food, so that's the loophole for those who have those lucrative contracts city provided to serve at Midway or O'Hare. Governor Pritzker held a coronavirus update today. Are we going to have to continue to where the mass and is there enough of the vaccine to go around? Or when will there be in the vaccine? Because there is, you know, relatively a smaller percentage of it that's available to people than anybody would like. That means that an awful lot of people are still going to be needing to wear masks and socially distance and they're going to need to follow the medications and treated as if the the vaccine doesn't exist for them because it hasn't been manufactured yet to supply it to them. Governor What would you say to those who consider a mask? There's a lot of guys in my business. Purveyors of political pornography who say wearing a mask. You simply un American. I don't know what to say. Except it's extraordinarily frustrating and if we don't continue to bring the number of infections down And the positivity rate down. If we can't continue that path, we're going to see these kind of high levels of death every single day, and I It is devastating for all of us. Okay, but all these mitigation efforts I mean, honestly, been doing this now for eight or nine. Maybe more months is even working. But I want everybody understand. That it's not that the medications aren't working. You saw that We put tier three medications and just look at the numbers. I mean, you could see the we hit a peak, and then we begin coming down again, just like in the spring. You can see it on every one of the charts that we have, but see, we're all spoiled. We're all spoiled. We're not the greatest generation were baby boomers, Okay? We want what we want. All right. We've been in the land of high cotton for an awful long time. Milk and honey. So if I do what you say, doesn't mean everybody will live and everything could go back to the way itwas no matter what we do, even if we put all the medications in the world and Sometimes because of the prevalence.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:38 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Earlier. Why? Why does the city tow cars? Why is the winter parking ban in effect even when there is no snow. Not a stuff like to be found, but it's still in effect. It's been that way for years and years. My question was why What do you think is the answer, and we're awarding a retro WGN shirt to the person with the best answer. Alan Boyle may not have the best answer. Maybe he does. He's with Black Club Chicago, and he's been covering the winter parking band that went into effect December 1st every year, Colin. It's a sad reality. 232 people woke up and then they couldn't find their car this morning, right? Yeah, That's unfortunate reality that you know, we've been stricken with every year here in Chicago, the lifelong Chicago and I feel for the people here that I was interacting with this morning at the pound. Yeah, I wanna ask you about this before. I forget. I got to say congrats to you because you're with black Club Chicago. Now, as you're on staff there, and I know you've been checking in with us since you're at northwestern months ago. Andre kind of working there part time or something, but congrats on the new gig. Thank you so much. I couldn't I couldn't do without. You know, the beautiful city behind me in front of me as well? Obviously, Chicago and, yeah, I just finished up at the Indy star. Did the fellowship there and I'm so thankful to be back home in Chicago. Now serving our city full time with Block Club. Chicago's A photographer and a reporter. So yeah, it's awesome Touch going forward. Yeah, I hope so, too. You've done some great work, and your photography is amazing. I know you said. You learn from your mom and your grandma, So it's really It's just called the legacy there. But okay back to the printer parking man you've been interviewing interviewing folks overnight and It wasn't a movie, Dude, Where's my car? I seem to remember that it was what it was like. Where's my car? But that was a different situation. This is that was not the city towing them. In this case, they wake up and what did they say? You talked to him and they just said, Jeez, I forgot what that imagine. That's it. Yeah. Yeah. So I was out at the pound this morning in Humboldt Park, and I talked to a few folks there It was just a matter of you know, people are like, Oh, you know, I forgot that today as if they were looking back yesterday. They thought that they forgot that tomorrow as in today would be December. 1st like, Oh, it's Till November and people lost track of time I talked to one gentleman who just came up with a 16 hour work shift that he was pooped and then woke up six hours later without a car. And in the car had his phone charger so he didn't have a phone to work with. Talkto. Hello, Lovely woman from as water who Mister flights. You go take care of her daughter in law, who is battling ovarian cancer because she didn't have any parking on her street in Edgewater said she parked in divine last night, though. It's the unfortunate reality that we're we face every year. But you know, this really comes at a tough time. You know where everyone's just makes so much more than people even just in the past. Now that we're facing the pandemic and you know financial instability, I talked to one woman. And she said. You know, there goes a week's worth of groceries, and it really puts into perspective that you know, every year. This has always been the case. And I believe that you re reported the seventies after the big blizzard and worse, Chicagoans. We know how bad winter gets. When we barely saw a snowflake er to twinkle from the sky yesterday. People kind of dismissed. People probably dismiss the fact that Oh, yeah, There's still this Annual parking ban. Yeah, That's the thing And you you really put in perspective there. These are these are not cheap mistakes. And if you forget about it's $150 towing fee $60 ticket on top of that in the storage fees 25 bucks per day. On DSA. Oh, you were over at the pound or wherever it is where they pick him up. Is that Is that where you were stationed? Yeah. So I spoke over to Humboldt Park. It's like Sacramento 7 700 blocking with Sacramento and yet, so they were just people already cued up. You know, waiting to socially best and go into the office one at a time, that a good routine there, But again, it was a little chilly out. Karen people were shivering. Upset. Obviously, I never talked with you gentlemen who both have their work vehicles towed. So they were kind of, you know, not only out of the day or out of the morning. They're also out of a little bit of work, which The unfortunate reality that they were facing today. It's 311 you have to call, right by the way if you ever get a cartel and they tell you in the city And they all have a really apparent I was told one lady I spoke with because I have a pretty good website as well to navigate. If you're trying to find where your car is, well, that's at least good. Well, hopefully all the talk about it is going to prevent others from doing it. This just talk to police officer. He said that to 32 seems low compared to other years, but Maybe That's just because there are more spaces. Businesses are closed. There aren't as many, um there are as many people in certain certain neighborhoods, at least that taking up two spaces. I just, you know, it's still a lot of folks having to pay that. Right, Right? Yeah. Right, Colin? What? So what are you looking forward to doing? A black club Chicago Now that you're there, everything right? I mean, you're just you're incredible. Your photography is amazing. So what would I came on the radio talk about my reporting. Not about me. But I'm just I'm just I'm so excited. Be back here and helping serve our city. You know, it's Beautiful place. I spent basically all my 22 years of life here. There take a few months and you know, every day I'm learning every day. I'm living here and I'm just so excited to get back to serving. Great city and working long, incredible journalist like yourself and the block blood team. And yes, I'm I'm open for anything. My assignment. My bead is anywhere and anything in Chicago. Just anything I can help tell stories of our people. Well, you got a great attitude and I our eyes are on you because I think you're one of the rising stars and thank you for checking in,.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I would say a little fair fall. They They're hoping that people listen to the governor and the mayor and in Pakistan watching whoever Uh, and take this seriously because Yeah, they were working. You know, seven days a week and double shift on You know, right now they haven't been doing that. They got over that in the spring and got through it. But they're insisting painting over time coming up. And, you know, the thing is, they can't just hire temp workers help their specialized jobs right So you can't just bring somebody. There's certainly people wanting for work right now. But this is probably Work. They can't do, obviously. Yeah, me neither. Medical professionals and investigating, you know, called investigating the cause of that. You can't You can't just pull me or somebody all itself the street helpful. So what? So they've got trucks waiting. They've got to. They've already you're using a Cold storage warehouse. Right wonder they expected to be worst. Well, I mean, you know, we're kind of not get much worse. What that guy said, or can you not get much worse? Well, I don't know. I mean, if you listen to the governor, he says, that you know, possibly still can get much worse. Uh, that's the crypt. That's the million dollar question. Hopefully, it doesn't get much worse, but Um, we'll have to wait and see. Hopefully people A home when they when they can and not too stupid social events and things like that, Bob. She Garrido is a reporter for Block Club Chicago. Bob. Thanks for joining us today. I appreciate it. Sure, Thank you. You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20, WGN. Today's horoscope brought to you by Geico. People will take note of your sunny disposition. Sagittarius. That's because you just switch to Geico and discovered you could save hundreds of dollars a year on car insurance..

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:50 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Good morning from the Windy city. Gusty city. Minutes after seven. Chicago Chicago that toddling town, Chicago, Chicago, I will show you around temperatures. You're gonna be 10 20 degrees above normal for the next few days. That's good. And then, of course, when the weekend comes, we're going get rain, they say Friday night continuing into Sunday, But for now, it's good. And it's time to check in with Jen Sabella from Block Club Chicago and get some extremely local news. How you doing, Jen? I'm good. How are you, Bob? I'm about 40% right now. But I was I was 20% just a half hour ago. So things are looking up. Good. I'm good here. Let's talk about what's happening in Andersonville and whether things are looking up for that happily place what's going on there? Yes, of the ha, Please is a wildly popular place in Andersonville. Even open early nineties. They're really known for their extensive beer flexion. They have a lot of Belgian beers and just rare beers and people really pack in and eat their fries and muscles. And, um And some beers, but obviously not anymore. So the owner of Hop Leave has decided to hibernate for the winter. And this is happening with a lot of restaurants where the owner owns the building because they're able to close and just pay, you know, pay that mortgage but, um, not put money towards staff and food when there's just not enough business to keep them afloat with take out So, um, He's hoping that this allows him to save a little money. And if you can open in the spring, he's hoping there's a new roaring twenties. When everybody opens back up. He actually said that now it's like that's an interesting thought. Because everyone's gonna be you know so much pent up wanting to go and explore the city so He's optimistic that If there's a vaccine, and things are open back up in the spring at that, happily will be able to come back. Um and, you know, I think everybody in Andersonville would feel the same way. It's a really cool place. 51 48 North Clark, You know, maybe we will have the roaring 20 twenties because I also and this kind of Kentucky pure going when you get down about this, But if you just Project a little, but I know you're supposed to stay in the present. But this is one time where maybe it's good to not be in the present and think about what's gonna happen when we get the vaccine and the pandemic is over, and we're gonna bust out of this and everybody's gonna want to go on vacation. Everybody's gonna want to go out to restaurants and it's It's gonna be wild. As as pan up and depressed as it is now we're going to be on the whole other side the opposite of this, and I think those who will be great times. I hope so. I'm ready for it. We're all ready for it. In Pilsen. Some artists are helping out with the struggling businesses there. What's AH, what's up with that? They're doing a contest on 18th Street. I think this is such a great idea. You know how everyone usually goes downtown for the Macy's window displays and, um Now, with people saying in their neighborhoods downtown has become less of Ah, destination and business owners in Pilsen were like, Let's try to get people to, you know, come on 18th Street, you know, walked by. Check out the windows and maybe buy if they're able to buy Christmas gifts. Um, our holiday gets by them locally. Um, so they're holding a contest with local artists are being asked to reach out. And they're partnering up and each artist with a business and they'll be able to decide designer window display and they'll give them the funds to design the display. And then the winning window. The artists will win $1000 and help No, I was struggling local business, So it's kind of a win, win situation, getting the artists and work and getting some people through the door of these local shops. We these feel good stories, and there's a good one in Garfield Park. Talk about that. I love this story. Virgil Abalo, who is the artistic director at believe Aton, and he's just a Chicago You know, a proud Chicago artists. Everyone's really excited about him. His M C exhibit was like wildly popular. He, um Has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club on the West side to bring a skateboarding program two kids out West, So this is something that it's not common. The kids at the Boys and Girls Club were like, you know, we say that's probably like doing other sports, but we've never really explored skateboarding, and he's provided them with, like custom designed skateboard. Um and lessons and he said it's about more than learning how escape or it's about falling and getting back up again. And it's just like some valuable life lessons. So he said that he benefited from the Boys and Girls Club as a kid growing up in Rockford, so he has invested in a lot of social programs. Throughout the city, and you know he's such a cool figure to the youth. So people are really drawn to the this program, So it sounds like it's so far so good going well out there with, um The boys and girls Club love that Morris Black Club Chicago, Dad or Jen's, Bella. Thanks, Jen. Have a great date. Thanks, Bob. You too. It's 7 15, and we'll hear more from Theo Epstein. Next, Let's get a check on a couple of.

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"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Thanks for the movie on tonight. Well, I want you to kind of explain your side of this in a second. But let me give the listeners of kind of a back story. This is from Block Club Chicago. Got or GCA particles centers filed a lawsuit against the city of Chicago Cook County Circuit Court, trying to stop the city from moving ahead with the plan to sell the firehouse to ambrosia homes, which is a real estate. Developer. According to your client that Copernicus Foundation found out very late in the game about this. Former alderman John Arena said No, no, they knew about it, and the real problem is, according to former Alderman and as he's quoted in Block Club Chicago today. Is that the chairman of the board of directors that Copernicus is also an owner of a real estate company, and he would like a little piece of this and the former Alderman said He spoke to this gentleman and you can pronounce his name for me. Throughout 2017 about the possible sale. Let's start here. Bob Fioretti is a true that Copernicus made an offer of 300 grand for the property. Why is the city selling it to another real estate developer for a dollar? Well, I Yes, we'd my client explaining his foundation's didn't make the offer of 300,000. They also said they would do the remediation that was or maybe necessary, and not only that, but there was some confusion with. I think the former alderman and other people they Copernicus center will keep it on the air will put it on the tax rolls. So it's a benefit to everybody for the city of Chicago. Way were given reasons. Why, um, when we filed an application that we weren't complete, but we didn't have access to the inside. They told us that the paint was appealing, and it contained a specialist. Well, I wonder about all the fireman that had been there 11 years ago that had been in that firehouse. They told us that we didn't submit my a financial plan. We showed him that would be finance. Self finance. Uh, current, the Copernicus Foundation has enough money to buy, do the remediation and do the build out, so they're necessary on the 2nd 3rd floor. So what the city is doing is just a complete run around and all we are asking the court is to make it a fair, open, transparent process. And to put it out for an Arab P. I know the carpenters union just another another better, too. I was gonna get to that, too. There's a union that wants it as well. So the chairman of The chairman of the group's board of directors, the Copernicus center. He claims that he contacted the former alderman's office the number of times but I was always told that they weren't ready for the bidding process were ready. We had to get some other things in order. He claims he contacted the alderman 100 times about the possible sale. It was never given a satisfactory answer. Can you corroborate that? I don't know if it was 100.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Sabella, the director of strategy and co founder of Block Club of Chicago. Ken. Nice to have you on. Good morning. Good morning being How are you doing today? Doing very, very well. So before we get into some of your stories today have the election. The election results lack of the election results. Impacted Block Club Chicago at all today. You know, we do hyper local. So the election results. Fortunately in Chicago been pretty quick. So we're really not waiting on anything other than you know, like everybody else is waiting for. There is also the presidential elections. So I wondered Now we're kind of moving on. I wondered, you know, I think everybody wants to, you know, move on and get things going again. So But you know, you never know how things impact people in south some of the local races that we've had, some of which are still contested. Right suburbs. There's especially like the Lauren under with him over right phrase. I was just reading about that this morning, but the biggest thing and elections that we heard yesterday, covert numbers being through the roof and poll workers are being encouraged to get tested. Due to widespread infections, and that kind of has something to do with one of your stories, which we'll get to in a second. But let's start off with This. Find your Chicago map. Twin story. What? What is that? Exactly? Vocal thing ever. Monica Johnson. She is an Inglewood based photographer, and a few years ago she came up with this project, and she said, I wanted to find Who lives like in the North side version of my house. So you know if you live in 7200 south, you want to know who have dollar way up on the north side of the same block that she went in and met people and connect with people from Inglewood with people who live in their map twin area, which is around the Rogers Park, Edgewater area, and they rock and she took photos of them, and they talked about their experiences living in the south side of the North side, and it's meant to highlight the segregation in the city and just Differences in resource is neighborhood to neighborhood. So for her new project anyone could get involved with. This is a really cool kit. If you go to our website club, Chicago dot org's in quick on and if you could find the kid, it's right on our home page, a link to the kid and it's really cool in this like a family friendly being it you can Find your map twin and go to the neighborhood that is, you know opposite of yours and talk about what it's like How many businesses are in the area? How comfortable you feel? Are there park there? Just just like, you know, reflecting on different parts of the city, and I think that as the country and even city and people are just so divided right now, it's a really cool way. Connect with people. You may not talk to otherwise sure that you may never have any connection with whatsoever as AH, lifelong Chicago native and most of that time living in the city proper. I've you know, I grew up on the south side where we were raised to believe that they're you know that there was not life north of Roosevelt Road on. Yeah, I also outside. I know that. Yeah. So, you know, you know the feeling and I'm guessing I mean, I just know that that's how I grew up being, you know, coming up on the South side. Ah, and I'm sure the Northside experience was the same way. But since I moved to the North side many, many, many, many years ago, I was when I first moved to the North side. I was shocked. And how's completely similar. It wass in many areas, You know where everybody You know, we had kind of this image in our mind of what North Siders were like, or what people on the other end of the city warlike on ly to find that it was nearly identical. Ah, and I think that's what I love about this map. Twin story is that it kind of brings people together. And, you know, you find out the things that we share instead of the things that divide us, which is a nice change. Exactly and needed now, more than ever, And I'm just I was so happy and we're actually going to plan an event with Nika Stay tuned for that, where it'll be a virtual event. So if you are concerned about the virus, Brad, which I think we all should be. At this point, you'll be able to meet your map twin over them. And, you know, have a conversation so that what I would love to find out is, you know I live on the North side now. What I would love to find out is if my Southside map twin Is also a devastatingly handsome, bald guy. Well, you can find out so we'll definitely call you when we get the event off the ground. Funny would that be if I'm if you checked it out, and it turned out there was somebody who looked like you The same interests the same. Everything you know, like a long lost brother. Something like that. Yeah. New Best friend s O Tell us about this late night Bar story Surviving a referendum to ban booze. What's the inside story on this? So Vic with on a very limited number of ballots in the 16th district of the 44th ward. So, like a small pre things.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"There were shootings in this neighborhood on September 13th at Troy and Belle Plaine in August, 5th at Lawrence and Lawndale, according to Block Club Chicago. Neighbors say shootings have more than doubled in this area from last year, and they're calling for more police presence. No one is in custody. If you have any information, you could leave an anonymous tip at CPD tip dot com. A White House video after President Trump returned to the White House for Malta. Reed he offered some thoughts on having covert 19. Don't let it dominate you. Don't be afraid of it, You're gonna beat it, doctor said DEA Con, an epidemiologist at Northwestern says she heard that statement and says she hears someone who has reached maybe that's not the right conclusion about what it means to test positive Riko. But 19 think the president's own tweets suggest that he doesn't think it's serious. And either he doesn't care or he doesn't think that there is a really risk of Transmitting the infection to those who are around him. Mr. Trump says he plans to get back on the campaign trail and looking forward to debating Joe Biden again. Koba 19 study done by Northwestern Medicine found 82% of patients hospitalized with covet. Experience neurological symptoms during the course of the disease. They looked at 509 patients in the Chicago area. Dr Michelle Brick it especially our I. C u patients will have issues almost an aggressive personality that is not within their normal demeanor in the pre during and post code states that resolves in some of the follow ups. The most free with neurological symptoms, according to Dr Pregnant Muscle Pain, headache altered brain functions, which range from mild confusion to coma, and we're also entering flu season now in a pandemic. Dr. John Lynch of the University of Washington Medicine says healthcare workers goingto have to be on their toes. You have flu when you come in to Ah, hospital or you come into a clinic. Right at that point. When you show up the symptoms you have. I can tell that you have flu. You have a cold or you might have Koven 19th. That means that it's a healthcare worker. I need to put you in a place that's safe from all the other patients. I need to wear all the PP assuming you have covert 19 until we are able to test you mean time if you were planning on going to a regal cinema You're not going to be able to do so because they're closing over 500 theaters across the US this week. Sin a world the world's second largest cinema chain, and operators of regal cinemas, planes to close all theaters in the U. S and United Kingdom later this week, leaving more than 45,000 workers without jobs, the company blaming the studios that have been reluctant to release films during the pandemic. Locally, that means Regal theaters in Bowling Brook Lincoln shy around Lake Beach, Warrenville Crystal Lake. In Chicago at City North and Webster Place will close Ryan Paro, WG and News. California Governor Gavin Newsom is nominating the first openly gay justice to serve on that state Supreme Court. Martin Jenkins was nominated yesterday. He's also the third African American male to be nominated to serve on that state sized scored several different prepackaged fruit sold at Wal Mart. Are being re called country Fresh is expand that it's voluntary recall to include sliced apples, pineapples, mangos, grapes and cantaloupe Abner listeria particles were found near where those products were packaged. Fruits were shipped to several Wal Marts and Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Now, WG and Sports Let's talk Baseball playoffs. Houston Not off Oakland. The final was 10 to 5 yesterday. They need the GS one game to none. Houston will play at Oakland again this afternoon, The Yankees beat Tampa Bay 9 to 3. They will play Tampa Bay again tonight. In the NFL Monday night. Football. Kansas CITY 26. New England Patriots 10 on the Packers rolled all over the Falcons. The final was 30.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:36 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"BP wise app Just visit the APP store. And for extremely local news we visit shameless to me from Block Club Chicago at 7 23. Shame is tell us what's going on in hall, Stead and Armitage these days. Hey, Good morning, Bob. It is yes. If you've seen a line snaking out of the alien asshole studded Armitage appropriate 6 ft distance. You wonder where they're going? They're going to a new, uh, donut shop that's tucked in the alley and the liquid Park alley. It's called a beacon doughnuts. 8 10 West Armitage. You know, it feels like maybe 10 years ago, we went through that boom of everyone bringing in there. Aircraft doughnuts and waiting in line for a David. I don't know. I don't know if it weighing a little bit. But speaking donuts has come out in force they get. I mean, you should see these things. We've got some pictures of my on the website, but they are. I mean, they look like gut bombs to me. They are There are enormous, delicious and they are vegan. So you know if you're if you're vegan You can get right in line with everybody else. Vegan gut bomb, All right. And in Bucktown, we've got a nice story about a nice cream man. Don't wait. Yeah, That's right. Last week, we talked about Wilfredo Sin Trone. This's the ice cream man. He drives around the Northwest side, but he really spends most of his time in Bucktown. He drives the blue San Juan freezer ice cream truck and hey, had built up a reputation over the 42 years. He's been driving because only charges a buck for it for a scoop of ice cream. And you know, it has never raised the prices during all those years, and the neighbors always serve appreciating. But he ran into a little bit of bad luck. I mean, obviously, business has been down this year without many stops for him to go to and on DH was ableto wasn't able to get started right away. But his truck was having some problems. So Neighbors who loved him. Loved going there worked with this family. They set up a go fund me hoping to raise a couple of $1000 to replace Wilfredo Sze generator in this old truck. And, you know, after we talked about it on W g N your listeners are our readers and fans of Wilfredo kicked in a stunning almost $10,000 at this point I'm girlfriend make so he is mohr than going to be able to get the he was going to get a used general. Later he's going to go for the Cadillac version of it Now, I think, and it's just you know it, and it doesn't just Ah, really heartwarming story for him, and it's family that people have come out and appreciated him keeping his present down over the years, and now they wanted that to pay it back and keep the truck running. Yeah. Good to hear. And we should also give a shout out to a company in Rogers Park. SNC Electric. Ah, they've done something really nice, haven't they? Yeah. Trying trying Tio highlight some of some of the good around the city this morning as the electric driven on ridge through Ah Rogers Park. You may have noticed, Sort of, you know, to me kind of a nondescript warehouse campus off on the East side. It's over by Misericordia. It's actually one of the largest companies in Chicago. The energy great equipment manufacturers and their employees have been raising money this year to give to various charities, and they raised almost half a million dollars. That includes matching money from SNC Electric. And the cool part to me was there giving the biggest chunk of it over $200,000 to their neighbours. Just down the street Misericordia, which Oh, campus for people with developmental disabilities. So it was cool that neighbors helping neighbors misericordia could always use can always use help. So now they're getting up a big boost from the From the company. Just down the street. We appreciate the good news report this morning. Shameless to me from Black love Chicago. Thanks, Jamis. You have a good day. I love you, too. What's this zanies? Three d Virtual Trion. Pretty cool. Right winter. Those prices really do they have glasses for men? Yep. They also have affordable blue light glasses seriously at those prices, get him all I like where this is going Zanny dot com.

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"block club" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WTOP

"Courtney Webber has two kids in the Arlington public School system and before school started, she found out from area teachers and community members, the one thing kids would really need for school this year headphones. Thousands of families in Arlington struggle to put food on the table. And Weber wondered if these families can't even get food. How are they going to get school supplies? So between a go fund me page and corporate donations she's raised a total of $28,000 Whoever says her fundraising goal with project headphones. Is to get as many kids possible off to a great start while learning from home with the equipment they need. Kate Ryan w. T o P. News. The majority of young adults are living with family members for the first time since the Great Depression. Pew Research Center says census numbers show 52% of young adults living with one or both of their parents. That's up from 47% in February, and the timing points to the Corona virus is the reason the largest group about 23% say their college campus closed 18% side job loss or other financial reasons. A lot of people are struggling with debt right now. So if the phone rings and the call it claims to be a collector, what you to do to make sure they're legit, and you're really over money. Debt collectors have a job to do, but they're not supposed to harass you. That's one of the top complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. Consumer man Herb Weisbaum with checkbook dot org's tells w T O P. Once you get a collector's contact information, then asked them to send you what's called a validation notice. It provides details about the debt. And then he says, the conversation is over. You should ask for time. Scout the company and see whether you really owe the money, Weisbaum adds. Failing to pay a debt is not a criminal offense. So if your collector says the police are on the way to arrest you, it's not true. Read many more details at w t o p dot com Search DEBT DMITRI Sodas w T. O P NEWS UP Next in MONEY news, a new snapshot of the area housing market. 7 24 George Wallace here in today's new world, So many things are difficult, You know, like trying to play a 60 game baseball season or even make sure the NFL season start On time. Everywhere we turn. There are tough decisions to be made. But there's one decision that doesn't have to be tough. Like.

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"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Delton. Minutes from the Dells at Ash Knowledge, Fine Dining joins Nature to create a truly memorable dining experience. A guy that runs that place is a hoot. Bob Prosser going to talk to him in about 45 minutes and got so many different things going on wedding banquet halls and oh, does he? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. I'll ask him if I could make reservations, and then he'll lose his mind. As they don't take reservations. So all the more reason to ask him how it's going if I'm going to drive up there, and I think you could I think you should fill the tells the restaurant critic at the Chicago Tribune, Phil. Lots of people are calling in to tell us what their food experiences are lately. But just for a minute. Talk to me about what you think of this story about Etta, a restaurant that's actually part of a group of restaurants and they said, was that of the name of the group anyway. They said that if the name edited name of their first round of the second restaurant Andan reading from Block Club Chicago. The headline is at a staffer's test positive for Corona virus, The owner says closing is not an option. Employees who spoke to this website block club on the condition of anonymity, said at least three workers tested positive for the virus on North Avenue. An additional two workers were waiting results on Friday, some workers said they rotate shifts at the three different restaurants owned by what if syndicate restaurant group Ed in Bucktown headed river north maple and Ash in the Gold Coast. City regulations do not require a restaurant to shut down after a cove in 19 exposure, But other restaurants across the city have been doing a version of that. But this guy said that they can't afford to shut down. That's that's a tough call in them. Um, it's it's a tough call, because it's such a such a strong economic, um, penalty for shutting down, But I think from a safety standpoint, it's an easy call. If you have. I mean, I'll give you the example of watch. The Millennium Group did when it when one employee tested positive. Ah, immediately. They they, they went on to social to acknowledge it explained that this person wasn't wasn't in the preparation involved in food preparation or anything like that. But They immediately and handle hadn't worked there for a cup for him for 10 days or so they immediately do their own internal contact, tracing to figure out who this person had been in close contact with an average sharing close quarters for You know for a while for 30 minutes or someone or whatever that whatever it was And and isolated them and and then tested the entire the entire every employee just to be on the safe side, and then, of course, said the other one out, and that's you know, obviously you quarantine the person is tested positive. That's that's that's a no brainer. But also where was where was this one person working and with whom was was that person working and then those people have to be tested and they should be kept out and yeah, as a precaution. You wantto make sure you're not you If you mess with your with the public's perception of you is, if they have a reason to think that you're gonna hold out on them. Ah, in terms of potential exposure. What? You're just never gonna go again. Well, that's mean it's it's self defeating, right? I mean, you don't want to shut down, but if you stay open, people will shut you down there. They're not going to want to go. Right? I mean that. I mean that that is right now, Maybe one of the most important unspoken social contracts between dining public and restaurants is that you guys, you restaurant people are testing and observing every possible safety protocol. And if somebody Test positive and in no matter what you do, you can't absolutely guarantee it because Everybody goes home at the end of the night. A lot of Russian employees have no option but to take public transportation to get home. A lot of people work in one restaurant work in another restaurant as well. So you mean you have to keep testing? You have to keep looking for symptoms. And then once that happens, you have to be sure you completely isolated from from any potential exposure. To the public, which may include yet closed down for a day. I know there and clean everything. Yeah. I had had a Walgreens that did that They they shut down for almost 24 hours. One employee tested positive. So they went and they shut place down and deep cleaning of the entire store. Another federal state local programs that financially help restaurants. We trying to find a way to accommodate them, because not only do we want to go to them with the employees, so many people, you know, it's it's not just some guys restaurant. It's all the employees that work there, so We ought to try and find some way to accommodate that industry as much as possible. We're doing it for other industries. I say all of that to say this. In that article, the owner said he's got a restaurant in Scottsdale to his covert testing cost $20,000 a month. Any double check that I know it's $20,000 Let me double check the time frame, but it's $20,000 a month, he said. He said the company invested $20,000 to test staff every two weeks. At its restaurants in Chicago in Scottsdale, Arizona. That's an expense that We should help that person with Oh, and in fact, there are free covert testing sites around the city. Not exactly sure how it is that you're paying that much money every couple of weeks to test your hundreds.

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"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:38 min | 1 year ago

"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"The mascot, Indian name and related Native American imagery. We welcome to the program to discuss us, Heather Miller. She's the executive director of the American Indian Center. Heather, Welcome to Doubleday. Alice. How are you? I'm doing Well, thanks so much for having me. Well, I'm I'm glad to be here. I'm John actually, but that's easy. You just talked to Steve. That's okay. Steve's our associate producer. I wanted to start he was I was looking at this Bloc Club Chicago article and one of your colleagues. The education coordinator for the American Indian Center previously told Block Club that the school's mascot and related Miralles statue and Totem pole are Quote. Our violence against indigenous people and should be removed. Close. Quote it is violence inappropriate, a word in your mind. Well, so the fact of the matter is that our country has never acknowledge that it was founded under the guise of genocide. So you know when, when the country decided to A united Maybe people were already here. We had our own system of government. We had waves that we tended to the land and When, um, when our government was created, they they really created Buzz. Remove Indians, Teo kill them. We've seen that throughout history with other laws that the government has put in place. So, yes, it really is. Violence against indigenous people travel because the country is founded under gentrified. Okay, well, I don't want to go over that the history We of of the country I I've read Deep Brown's books, you know, bury my heart at wounded knee and other books. I'm well aware of what happened. That being said, and just for the record, I think that The Washington Redskins name his derogatory. I also think that the Cleveland Indian baseball team's logo is derogatory. That being said are all eh? You know when your wooden Native American imagery has used Is there any validity to the same that it's done with pride? Do you as executive director of the American Indian Center ever seen appropriate use of that imagery? You know, going forward from this point. Personally, I don't like it. There's empirical evidence that says that the use.

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"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

06:02 min | 2 years ago

"block club" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Read more a block club Chicago dot org have a terrific weekend you too bye his goal is to polarize to destabilize local government in flames racist urges and we can absolutely not let him prevail I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump it's two words it begins with F. it ends with you date your first up on this welcome double L. server number three one two five nine one eight nine zero zero go ahead yeah I know I can expect this kind of reaction from the government the mayor you don't need it is it is is helping to stop open this racial tension by twisting what trump actually sat which is true I started doing videos today one of the old Joan of arc Joan would people's ears they were in this business now and I also saw another business work for young black men with guns protecting their business so all job was status they're gonna be showing well I think the president I'd like you can you can you can specify and I get it but I I I just be more judicious of my Twitter feed if I was a president I'd states thanks Dave have a good weekend let's go to Jim I believe Jim is a trucker any drives to and from Michigan most days I Jim go ahead Hey John how are you well thank you still live we've talked about this a bunch of times I spent a long time in fact most of my adult life without her I was involved in the Rodney king riots I was involved in the over created right after the earthquake happened this has nothing to do with the death of George Floyd I would say ninety nine point nine percent of those people that are riding would you be able to tell you George Floyd name it's a herd mentality and they're out there doing what they're doing to enrich their own back pockets now the protesters I tell you what John if I was still in uniform I'd be standing right there shoulder to shoulder with Biscop shoulda never made it out of the police station he should have been arrested right then and there he should have been taken all of the seventy two hours according to what I've been able to find on Minneapolis are Minnesota state law they should help them they should have done their investigation they arrested him after three days anyway but I think this might have prevented some more some of what happened now you're never going to prevent a right completely but this this is gotten to the point where the writers have over rich the protesters yeah it's a it's a pretty I I totally differentiate I I buy exactly what you're saying protesters no problem you should be angry you can exercise your first memorize riders I have no use for you I'm not going to pay any attention the faux outrage you're going after a big screen TV thank you Jim Preciado let's go to Edward he is I believe down by midway hi and welcome to double that was going on yeah I was thinking of a different angle I don't know because of what happened with covert nineteen and you know this being person being the unemployed person that that might have you know stop and but you know what happened when I went to that obviously you know okay I'm I'm sorry go ahead just give some of your promise one more time I drifted you know I I the shiny object problem go ahead yeah I'm sorry thought the greed Mr boy was unemployed I think security person I don't I don't know the situation I've learned that much about him I'm sorry to say yeah but I'm thinking you know how we were with a lot of time with October nineteen and there was somebody was waving counterfeit money twenty right yeah jumped again like to be with employees maybe he was going to be there this might happen somewhere else well I guess what I found in Minnesota but he obviously you know I've never had a bad interaction with the police but I grew up in a small town in Michigan and I've you know the been able to live in good neighborhoods here in Chicago for the better part of thirty five years so I I've never had a bad interaction with the police but I understand why other people do in this case if I'm correct I think I am the man was handcuffed at this point you know you can you can let him up a little bit you know it in this copy does another casualty of this whole deal will be at you know this is you you make your own bed to go to sleep in a but the clover terror used to be the state's attorney in that county and the she had had previous interactions with this very police officer and now her critics are saying and I'm sure people that are voting for other V. P. potentials are saying culture done stake through the political hard because of the situation in Minneapolis let's grease in one more call from John before we go to a news break Johns on that looks like the west side John welcome to double the ons Hey John is our mayor late forties she deflecting her own failures of the violence in Chicago this last weekend gas is not like the violence started when she became mayor John yes yes yes but just she it seems to me like he's deflecting she has you know in the city of Chicago she has more control than the president he has control in Minneapolis I you know I don't mind dying Dennis call politicians have that sort of angle or they if they're really shrewd politicians they do to change the narrative to change the story but I think her ratings for lack of better descriptor above poll numbers in Chicago as far as the paneling of the cold at nineteen a crisis I think they're pretty strong and you can't lay all this violence on the mayor of this has been in office over a year so.

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Chicago marijuana dispensary in Logan Square burglarized

John Howell

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Chicago marijuana dispensary in Logan Square burglarized

"We still don't know what was taken but Chicago marijuana dispensary was burglarized this morning it happened at the mocha modern cannabis dispensary and the twenty eight hundred block of west Fullerton in the Logan square neighborhood also block club Chicago reported as of noon today all but one of the nine recreational pot dispensaries in the city were closed most because they were wiped out of product only mission south shore was still serving recreational customers at last

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"block club" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"block club" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Was responsible for all the trucks, coming and unloading rebel in their neighborhood. So they held stakeouts and saw that the trucks kept coming by day, but also in the dead of night. We have come in, like one two o'clock at night to wash the trucks go in and take down license plates, number one and two o'clock in the morning. In the morning, and we used to meet them up here because we figured it we can get the license plate number. We can turn them over to the police. So what we did we start getting license plate number, and what we found he had one set of played on the front, and on different set of paid on the bet it seemed really suspicious and that was before they saw the man in charge at anytime. You see anybody drive Ovan vacant let in a limo, you know, is no good. My gosh. What did you think was happening back there when you saw him drive up in a limo about he was the I don't know, game, banging something other? You know, you know, I didn't know what to think. The man in the limo was a heavy set white guy with a gruff voice and receding hairline eventually MS Woodson, and her neighbors would learn the man's name John Christopher and that he was connected to the mob. What in Chicago, we call the outfit. But that was later. In the meantime, over the next days and weeks, the piles of rubble have getting taller and taller, and the dust blowing off them got worse and worse Woodson and her fellow block club. Captains organized a letter writing campaign. We the south with London. United bloc club councils are requesting that you into intercede of in protesting the installation.

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"block club" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:55 min | 3 years ago

"block club" Discussed on KCRW

"Was responsible for all the trucks, coming and unloading rebel in their neighborhood. So they held stakeouts and saw that the trucks kept coming by day, but also in the dead of night. We have come here, like one two o'clock at night to wash the trucks go in and take down license plates number. One and two o'clock in the morning. In the morning, and we used to meet them up here because we figured if we can get the license plate number we can turn them over to the police. So what we did we start getting license plate number, and what we found he had one set a plate on the front, and on different set of paid on the bet. It seemed really suspicious and that was before they saw the man in charge, then, anytime you see anybody drive over a vacant lot in a limo. You know, is no good. My gosh. What did you think was happening back there when you saw him drive up in a limo about he was I don't know game banger with something other? You know, you know, I didn't know what to think. The man in the limo was a heavy set white guy with a gruff voice and receding hairline eventually MS Woodson, and her neighbors would learn the man's name John Christopher and that he was connected to the mob. What in Chicago, we call the outfit. But that was later. In the meantime, over the next days and weeks, the piles of rubble have getting taller and polar and the dust blowing off them got worse and worse. Woodson and her fellow block club. Captains organized a letter writing campaign. We the south with London. United block club councils are requesting that you into see us in protesting.

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CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer

Todd and Don

02:59 min | 4 years ago

CVS Apologizes After White Manager Called Police on Black Customer

"Could find on amazon prime man that's coming up in tech news at seven twenty cbs is now apologizing after a white manager called police on a black woman using a coupon now that's a very misleading headline thank you statesman for that cbs has now apologized to a black woman is in investigating an incident which a white manager called police on her she tried to use some mccue pot inside the cbs in chicago not sure well we're thought out i mean at the very first sentence of the story black and white really mitch you try to use a coupon and that's typically okay at cvs but the manager thought it was a fake coupon so my first question is was it was it a fake coupon if it's a fake coupon than his his confronting her is okay and is it possible that he just made a mistake camelia hudson is fifty three she said on facebook in a post detailing the incident was removed for unspecified reasons on the most social media site she also shared it on twitter as well and basically she she claimed that she had had a coupon in iran or action with the cbs manager claimed that that coupon was forged and he gets on the phone because she's starting to get loud she he calls the police while hudson says she shared her experience after recent stories who are police were called by white people because of minors minor or perceived infractions by black people quota was not yelling did not raise my voice did not use any profanity i did not call anyone outside of their name our in our any other word not accepting to the community basically screw you that was my offense if you will she said screw you now hudson told the block club chicago a newspaper i guess up in chicago is a woman is a black woman is a native chicago and i'm just i'm just tired of it i'm tired of it is what she says now police were called to the store of an assault in progress and according to block club chicago hudson told was told by police that she had to leave or else she would be considered trespassing start to make a scene there if you will in the store it was time for her to go and she's she's upset that the officers asked her to leave yeah well you know she is an african american woman saw he did describe her on the on the phone as a african american woman but it's like we're automatically assuming that that this is a racially motivated thing yeah see there's no way that the coupon wouldn't be bad or fake fake coupons are out there all the time people print them and copied them or try to make duplicates yeah cbs released a statement and there's video of discuss she actually videoed and put it up on social media and in the video they guy shaking nervous as he's holding the phone yeah i'm gonna try to play some of this can i play some of this over here i don't hope there's no profanity here female.

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