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"brendan riley" Discussed on Niner Faithful Radio

Niner Faithful Radio

04:55 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on Niner Faithful Radio

"I'm going to give it to the twenty twenty draft. Although i like jimmy ward. Obviously i like carlos. Hi chris borland. I just feel when you got japan. Kinlaw you're expecting big steps from giovane law this year and brandon i you. You've got a superstar. And i'm just i'm looking at that. Twenty four drafts and all due respect to jimmy ward. I'm just not seeing superstar written in any of of the twenty fourteen draft Ryan thoughts on twenty fourteen versus twenty. One i think this one's pretty fair I just pretty close to wash though. But i j- go ahead. Sorry yeah. I think i'll give that stew. The twenty twenty draft does. I mean Obviously jimmy ward so with us. Carlos hyde was a phenomenon player. I grow watching him and chris borland. I remember the injury with i believe. Navarro navarro bowman and This he stepped up in amazing job. And i remember hearing I you can't fault. Trent bulky key on that like okay maybe you could say you can do a little digging into his background but there was no reason to believe that chris borland retired. I mean i think that i am. This is as we're transitioning into twenty fifteen twenty sixteen so we're transitioning away from harbaugh into baulky. Which really ultimately. I think you could say. Maybe twenty fifteen. You should have started afresh regime but to me. You don't focus for chris more than retired you know and when you when you say okay gotcha. Gross retires at the end of twenty fourteen. And you said okay. We'll find you're gonna you're gonna have You're going to have navarro bowman back in twenty fifteen. You got chris boardman replace. Patrick will is. It's twenty fifty. You draft eric. Armstead you draft across guitar. You job ally. Harold blake bell. Mike davis yonder smelter. Who i liked coming coming out. Brendan riley opinion..

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"brendan riley" Discussed on Midnight Double Feature - A Film Podcast

Midnight Double Feature - A Film Podcast

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on Midnight Double Feature - A Film Podcast

"I like nick nolte. Then as time goes on you're like yeah something bad must have went down and i love the fact. They never say what exactly happened. They never like you took bomb and you broke her arm bubble. I it's just. I assumed something of that caliber happen where she was almost beat to death or you know maybe he broke something. I don't know I just loved that. It's kind of ambiguous now tidally We get we get this. We get a look on brendan riley may brennan and his family. Potty doors birthday party And we get a sense. That money's tight ride. I mean like the wife's immediately just like hey that's a big president it's a big it You know you talk about. But i love. I love that he's like you know it's it's it's outdoors. Bet that like like. Just let's us pull out all the stops here And then like they get to talk and they mentioned the whole kind of like. Hey don't come home with like a black isle's thing like in a. She doesn't abandon his exploits. Right rises like you know was just a frat house like as magi papers whatever Which is interesting to me because like at this point in the movie you don't that he's moonlighting are that he's going up in your busting heads right. Yeah and as much as i wanna like brandon. I'm like to you know air kind of living beyond your means. Here's what it feels like dude. Because like i mean. This house is huge. This is a nice house like i. You know like you might be glib and a little bit more than you can handle man. You know like. I don't know that's just me and i think that it's a pride thing of he. Want your kids to have the best but i think that like i i. I think there's people that take that to the extreme and it's more of like a pride thing and it's like now like i will bend over backwards and go in debt to prove in. It's like who you really proven that to you. Know it's like the time the kids play with fucking box. You know like. I'd i mean i've had i learned very was never buy like all i mean i had so many nieces and nephews or i don't buy anything expensive because a it's going to be destroyed soon and then they're gonna play with the box like the first half hour okay cool. I was never that kid. I'm not sure other want the fucking compost. Give me the nintendo sixty four But yeah tommy signs for the gym Fifties all place ride. We find out that brennan is a teacher. Pretty like you know. He gets along with his students pretty well like as very personable like i love the. I love the You know the the the gal texting under the looking thing like it's it's good. It's taking a picture of him while he was like. Oh is that girl trying to bucket. Oh okay never mind this. Is amy This is something that jolson does really well like like the whole kind of like. Yeah like you said during the every man the everyday feel like when he plays gore in the gift a he's unsettling because he's trying to be because god is a because by the nature of that movie. It's a mystery you are who goto is until the plot kinda like unravels itself. But like. Yeah you'll may to think that he is an every man and like he is the dog any calls himself the underdog right like that's why is one of the reasons. He resents his fatah because his father was someone who.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

08:05 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"It does. She has six hundred sixty six million in job. Killing tax increases here just at a time when our economy starring to come out and covert now pritzker though says that this is an example of the gop carrying more about biz. Big business than they do the needs of people. In contrast we democrats are investing in priorities. That will grow and revitalize our economy improving our fiscal outlook dramatically and reducing tax expenditures on the wealthiest corporations. It's the democrats that are getting the state's fiscal house in order. That's the story of this budget. The new fiscal year begins a month from today. But after all those years of fiscal instability budget impasses everybody around the capital and really a lot of people who depend on this state often on pins and needles about whether a budget is going to pass in. Be there on time pritzker. Today leaving no room for surprise. He says that he is going to sign into law that budget he was however noncommittal on an even higher stakes issue in that is new legislative maps. These are districts that really were drawn by democrats to give their own party. The upper hand in elections for years to come and you had democrats going with that they did however hold off on drawing new maps for congress and that is the reason for the change that you mentioned earlier brandis that moving of the primary from march until summer that same law also creates a registry for folks who really liked voting by mail and want to be able to do it permanently so elections bill that was done on a partisan basis as we've mentioned really a lot of partisan managers but not everything. There was a bipartisan agreement. On an ethics spill at long last now this one makes elected officials have to share more if they might have stocks company potential conflicts of interest. It also limits but does not outright ban lawmakers who while serving in the general assembly also hold down jobs as lobbyists republican representative. Every born voted for the proposal. But she says it's way too weak if we are going to show the public that they can have a renewed sense of trust in state government. We've got to do something a whole heck of a lot better than this down. Diluted and i think in some instances really deceptive ethics reform ethics reform. One of scores. As i'd mentioned of legislation passed over the holiday weekend so i'll give you a couple of highlights. Illinois upon the governor's expected signature will become the first state in the nation to require schools. Teach in american history also a measure. That was really sponsored. By the latino caucus means that local police will be prohibited from asking somebody about their birth origin and their immigration status. And now another plan is going to at long last supposedly help illinois get moving on those promises of equity from when the state made recreational marijuana legal and that will lead to nearly two hundred new cannabis dispensaries in illinois so whole lot more to cover. But with that bring does. I'm gonna send it back to you. We will get to amanda thank you and later in the program. We share details about another bill. General assembly passed this weekend. Designating an official state microbe. But i will toss it to phil ponce for a look. At how rideshare companies are holding up amid the pandemic fill brenda's passengers in chicago and around. The us have been complaining about a shortage of rideshare drivers in recent months with fewer. Lifton uber drivers on the road. Customers say they're facing long waits and high prices last week of a member of chicago. City council proposed putting a cap on so-called surge pricing joining us to discuss the rideshare shortage Reverend walter turner. He's pastor of us spiritual light missionary baptist church and an advocate for ridesharing in chicago. Alderman brendan riley with the forty second ward who proposed the cap on surge pricing and kevin nelson. He's a rideshare driver and an organizer with the independent drivers guild lift. Did not respond to our invitation. Joined the panel and in a statement. A spokesperson for uber said at a time when we should be doing everything we can do raise driver earnings. The city's proposed surge. Cap would penalize drivers and lower their earnings bhai as much as forty five percent pushing current and new drivers away from the platform slashing driver earnings wrong and we'll make it more difficult to help. Chicagoland's move around the city as we emerge from this pandemic gentlemen. We are happy. You joined us and gilson. I'd like to begin with you because before we get to surge pricing and what's been happening covid nineteen There is a concern as i understand and a growing concern about carjackings. What are you hearing from drivers about this concern. Let's a very good question. Actually i was speaking who reveal a regular earlier about that well. Over the past year Decide from coded concerns of you know. Just the news of the ab- surge of carjackings against roger drivers where they're able to exploit of serious flaw in the app where you know the neither lift nor ruber really do a great job of wearing passengers. Identify themselves to be able to order. Rides in the way they've obviously drivers have to in so that combination of circumstances has basically decimated the amount of drivers our our records indicate that The amount of drivers active in the chicago area down to about one fifth of what they were of just one year ago. All been briley your response to concerns that ride share. Drivers have about their personal safety. I think they're legitimate concerns. I think that the rideshare companies could do a lot more to secure their drivers. I would also argue though separate from the crime issue. When you're gonna labor shortage you incentivize the workforce to come back to work. And i know that rideshare companies like uber left about six seven weeks ago announced an initiative to learn more drivers back to the road It seems to me that offering is too weak because we have not seen the influx of drivers would expect unfortunately for consumers in chicago. They don't have the competitor. Competitive pressure of taxicabs anymore. To hold those rideshare companies accountable. But i think it is a shame that oftentimes the rideshare companies uber statement instead. They couldn't join us today to defend themselves They hide behind their drivers yet. They treat them so poorly And i'm really here to talk about that but also how poorly chicago consumers are being treated by the surge pricing that these apps are engaging in right now before we get to that reverend turner. You're concerned about the shortage of drivers. And the impact. It has on people in your community yes because of field is seems like it's a vicious cycle best beginning to happen all over again when we had this with a cab. Drivers taxi drivers in our communities on the south end. The west size of chicago Mainly seniors a single parents..

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:31 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Stand 20 on WGN. I'm moving away from Covic Talk or a said everybody. But Henrietta, Let me just talk to you real quick about this. Then I'm gonna move along. What was it that we could do for you, Henrietta? You're on the air. Okay. Hi, Jen. Um I was wondering, I missed early part of doctors case interview with you and I did She discuss something about incentive programs for people to get the shots. The reason why I ask is my son lives in a state run residential center for people who are multiplying handicapped and of the staff that Worked there about 45% have agreed to be vaccinated and the others have not been in that's driving US parents crazy, and we've suggested incentive programs like, um Appreciation days or monetary. They rest and that's all been dead. All been turned down by the higher ups. They went to I d P h and I, DPH said. No, You can't do that. It's discriminatory and you know, there could be people that have medical reasons or religious reasons for that wanting to be vaccinated, which is true, but maybe we could do something for them. So I really I wish that she had been on the line. I could have called in and asked her about this because we followed the rules of I d ph at the state as a state facility where my son lives, they say, Joe, So we're warning that time More than half of the people of this state facility who are tending to your son have not been vaccinated won't be Steph. Steph, I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry. You know, maybe we'll reach out to Dr Z K after the show and see if she can give us any guidance on that. But they're saying that the state can't force those people to do it. Right. You would think they could fire them, though, although I don't know that that's a I don't know that that solves the problem. Yeah. You have a union involved, too. Don't forget so so you would be dealing with the union after me Step, Mike. Take a fence to their choose being better. Piedmont mandatory. In other words, what facility is your son in? He's uh, especially called the and Kylie Center in Waukegan. There are six other ones in the state of Illinois as well and they're experienced even lesser rates of staff. Being, you know, willing to get the chefs. My and this has been a big big problem for us and concerned Well, I'm glad you're vaccinated. You know, I'm glad that you've all gone this far with your son is not contracted covert right? Yeah, exactly. Exactly. It's been very, very strict procedures. Oh, really? So they limited than your access to him? Yeah. Well, like for instance, uh, I was supposed to be seeing my son in May I have a bunch of visits schedules and because there was one or two into, um, staff that came down with covert that's considered a covert outbreak and all visitation stops except for compassionate care visits. So I'm a good able to see my son now since the end of April, until there are 14 consecutive days off, no new covert cases, and we're on day six now, so I'm hoping The next eight days are covert tree so I can see him again. It's either that or trying to get compassionate care visits allowed for myself to see him. No. This is breaks. My heart just breaks my heart. That is That's such a shame, Henrietta. My best to you my best to your son. I hope you get Oh, Argument. Hold me in your arms and at least put your eyeballs on him real soon. If I have any other information, I'll pass it along on the radio. I appreciate it very much. Thank you, John. Good luck. John Williams. I got covert from our church. The pastor and crew wanted our annual Christmas holiday concert to proceed in 2020. So they had it outdoors and it was beautiful and a lot of people work very hard to make it happen. The sounds the lighting the sound. It was just so wonderful. But guess what. One lady and the choir had covert and didn't know it. You guessed it. 30. Plus, people got covert, including the 20 choir members, including my wife, who's not even in the choir. Got Cove. It It could happen. You see this story about? The cost of uber and lift rides these days. Have you taken an uber or lift ride lately? And how was that? I guess the two questions are. How long did it take the vehicle to get to you? And what was the charge? Is it gone up? One of the older men. I think it was Riley Brendan Riley in the 42nd wants to put 150% cap on what they can charge for surge pricing. My guess is that the normal pricing is higher. That's what I'm hearing these days anyway. But then he wants to say that You can't charge at peak times any more than 150%. So if it's normally 10 bucks, it can never be more than 15. I'm okay with that. Uh, Lori Lightfoot did not respond to questions about whether she supports the cap like that. But Um, it seems to me like surge pricing is one thing. The other issue for a lot of you is just getting a new bar or lift to show up. Tell me what that's like. I haven't done this in a long I take cabs if I if I'm taking public transportation besides the C T a Fact, Riley said something interesting in the story, and I'll concur with that. He he makes the point that you have a lot of women that work say in the hospital's downtown. And they'll work a second shift where third shift they get out. It's late. It's dark there alone downtown. It's sure nice oven uber picks you up, but it gets very expensive because those air expensive hours and you burn lifts is expensive these days. So they have to take the C T A. And he says that's not safe. What a shame that is that the C T. A is deemed unsafe for people to take downtown. Um so he said, we've at least got to put a cap on uber and lift, But I think the problem is like what? LF you haven't taken an uber left any time lately, have you and Joe you haven't done it. I took one. Um, I took one last summer a few times, actually, for a very specific Joe. You haven't either? No Lately, I have you have a zoo? A my over. Am I exaggerating? This is the wait time longer for a vehicle. And if you notice is the price higher than it used to be? I think it's just it depends on what time you take it. I personally haven't experienced really long. Wait times the pricing. Yes, I have. Um, surgery. It's just Seymour common more than just more inflated. But the other thing I try to keep in mind is when uber first came to be. I mean, it felt like we were stealing for how cheap these rides were true. So I always feel like this is just kind of us paying it back. Well, that's awful. Consider Joe. I mean, when, When it first came out, I I was telling everyone I'm like we're gonna be telling our kids remember 20 years ago where you could take an uber for like 10 bucks all the way across the city. Normally, when a cab ride it would be so much more rightly said that in the story that the fear was that the ride rates were so low people would go to these rideshare programs. It would drive the cabs out of business. Now the cabs. You can't get a cab downtown to save.

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Alderman Brendan Reilly optimistic about Chicago's food industry

Bob Sirott

00:37 sec | 2 years ago

Alderman Brendan Reilly optimistic about Chicago's food industry

"Pandemic cost Chicago up to 20% of its restaurants, but Alderman Brendan Riley sees the light at the end of the tunnel for the food industry. He tells WGN's ended of losses. He sees an economic revival and possibly more think business. People are planning ahead and have done the research and they understand this is a good time to reinvest and try and start up a new business. We saw this happen. Turn of the century in the 19 hundreds after the major flu pandemic of 1918 you know the roaring twenties, the state will allow a capacity increase for businesses once it moves that bridge phase after Phase four.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:00 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Chicago's lakefront playgrounds and indoor aquatic programs will fully re open to the public for the first time since the pandemic started. WGN's Glenn Marshall is at Montrose Harbor of this all comes The city announced on Twitter yesterday that Chicago saw 3.4 test positivity rate, the lowest this city has been since the beginning of the covert 19. Outbreak. Now indoor parks are expected to re open with registration beginning March Ape for programs for the spring session. Also, other restrictions will be lifted in the upcoming days. So you can spend to see more dates on when things will start to open up. More statewide positivity right is a 2.8%, Illinois confirmed more than 1200 new or probable cases of covert yesterday with 34 more deaths. Running to the state 14% of the state's population, or more than 2.2 million people have received at least one dose of the covert vaccine. Chicago Alderman claims he was randomly attacked last week outside of a bar in his ward for more on that. Here's WGN's feel Brand alderman Brendan Riley, the 42nd Ward says that two men punched and kicked him while he was waiting outside Boss Bar in River north around 10:30 P.m. Thursday night, Riley said he was waiting for friends to settle a bar tab. When a man with dilated pupils ran up, yelling at the alderman, then started punching him. Riley went down when a second man came and started kicking him in the head of our security guard quickly rushed over and pulled the attack. Occurs off of him. They escaped in an idling car. The alderman never called police because, he said he didn't require medical attention, and the unknown Attackers never tried to rob him near. Lightfoot has the CPD and the Department of Consumer Protection, conducting an investigation on the mat. Jo Brand, WGN. New to Chicago firefighters injured battling a house fire on the South side. Yesterday it started in a two unit building near 86, then Phillips. That's the South Chicago neighborhood. Firefighters had to call him a day because of a flash fire on the top floor. One firefighter was sent to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. The other reason good condition..

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To see this from 49th Ward Alderman Brendan Riley telling W Chance. Bob Surat, the criminal justice system in Cook County. Is partly to blame. Some home health care workers in the Chicago area are expressing desperation. Charmaine Con again owns always best care senior services in Glenview. Don't tell us that we're group. Want a on then give us nothing. You know, Don't don't tell us that we're going to get that vaccinated. Then give us no direction, she tells w G inch. Can't get an appointment for her 125 eligible employees and that one of our long term clients. Has died of Gilbert 19. Katie Fieldman owns Comfort keepers, another long term care facility, this one in Elmhurst. This is how it was in the beginning. When we needed to get our employees tested for Kobe. It it was. It was very chaotic. It was like the wild, Wild west out there, County Department of Public Health says. It's aware of the situation. House and Senate Democrats in Washington are laying the groundwork to start to go it alone approach to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 Trillion Copan 19 rescue plan without Republican support. Rejected a Republican pitch today aimed it, splitting the plan up into smaller chunks that passing the bill, as is would unleash $400 billion to expand vaccinations to reopen schools, $1400 direct payments to qualified Americans and other administration priorities, including a gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. That's your news. It was sponsored by Lindholm and Chimney heating and cooling. W GM Sports Blackhawks Those Columbus tomorrow night, The pre game with Chris Boden starts at 6 30 Buck, Trump said. Seven with John Weidman, Detroit Murray on 7 20, WGN and a WGN radio dot com college hoops earlier tonight, Valparaiso 91 85 home winner and double overtime against visiting Bradley and the.

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It was 3 47 last night it was 500. So that is causing pain institutional investors, but it's back down to 1 93 tonight. Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade and Interactive brokers all similarly restricted amateur traders on their platforms from submitting related trade transactions. This after amateur traders on a reddit thread drove game stock and AMC stock prices higher that led to big losses for hedge fund managers. It doesn't seem fair. If you can buy stocks and sell socks is an institution investor. It seems like retail investors should be able to do the same thing more details in a deadly fire that killed a mother and her four daughters in display Eins. WGN's Kim Gordon reports. The Fire Department says a space heater may be to blame for the fire that killed 25 year Old Cafe Lee's Odio and her daughters. Ages 653 and one preliminary investigation showed the heater was at the top of the stairs of the second floor unit. The only way in and out of the family had no way to escape. Foul play is not suspected, and there were no smoke detectors inside the duplex. Kim Gordon WGN NEWS Chicago police have implemented a plan aimed at pushing back against the rise in Carjackings. More than 120% in the city from this time a year ago and already 185 Carjackings in the 1st 28 days of this year when judges don't properly sentence or Are in a way handcuffed by the juvenile justice system. We're gonna continue to see this 49 toward ultimate Brendan Riley tells WGN's Bob Surat. The criminal justice system in Cook County is partly to blame. Some home health care workers in the Chicago area are expressed in desperation. Charmaine con again owns always best care Senior services in Glenview. Don't tell us that we're group. Want a on then give us nothing. You know, Don't don't tell us that we're going to get back vaccinated. Then give us no direction, she tells WGN can't get an appointment for her 125 eligible employees and at one of our long term clients has already died of killed at 19. Katie Filmon owns Comfort keepers, another long term care facility, this one in Elmhurst. This is how it was in the beginning. When we needed to get our employees tested for covert. It was it was very chaotic. It was like the wild, Wild West out there. County Department of Public Health says it's aware of the issue. House and Senate Democrats in Washington or laying the groundwork to start to go it alone Approach to pass President Joe Biden's $1.9 Trillion killed. 19 rescue plan without Republican support. Rejected a Republican pitch today. That was aimed it, splitting the plan up into smaller chunks and passing the bill as it would unleash $400 billion to expand vaccinations and to reopen schools, $1400 direct payments to qualified Americans and other administration priorities, including a gradual increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour US judge has cleared the way for the extradition of an American father and son accused of sneaking former Nissan Motor Company Chairman Carlos Gone out of Japan in a box. The U. S State Department rather had agreed to hand Michael and Peter Taylor over to Japan about a U. S District Judge shut the time in Massachusetts blocked that extradition. That judge tonight says it can move forward. Court papers show Lawyers for.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:54 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Is the time we listen in on the local sounds of the day and we'll start with Governor Pritzker. The state is getting another $43 million from the federal government in the cove in 19 vaccination campaign. The governor talked about that earlier today. So we'll be supporting our local public health departments. As you know, One of the important things that's happening is the capacity to deliver to administer vaccines. Across the state is significantly increasing yesterday. You may have seen that I visited Lake County Fairgrounds where they had an amazing operation. They're running 600 cars. Through there just now, and they have the ability to ramp up to beyond 1000. Every single day s O. Some of the dollars that come in from the federal government will go to a site like that down in ST Clair County and the state Lewis, For example, various county health departments that have the ability to ramp up and deliver and need help from the state or the federal government will be receiving those dollars. The governor was asked if the vaccinations are the sticking point with the Chicago Teachers union, then Why aren't they getting vaccinated now? Yes. Oh, I want to make clear. And so, as you know, the federal government delivers two sets of vaccines to Illinois. At least they have two packages. One goes to the city of Chicago and the city's Department of Public Health. One goes to the to the locations that the state Went out across the rest of the state of Illinois. So CTU teachers teaching in Chicago would be eligible for Chicago's vaccination program. And, you know, as more vaccine arrives more teachers indeed, more people in phase one B will be able to get vaccinated. You know, we wish we had enough vaccine for everybody right now, so that we could have everybody vaccinated and frankly, I think we'd all like to be done with this. But we can't do that now because the the federal government didn't order enough vaccine in the first place. Under the prior administration and the two companies that are producing it can only produce so much in the facilities they have now the Biden administration. I just want to add, has done a great job of really going to those manufacturers. And doing everything that they can think of to try toe increase the amount of production that's available on DSA. I'm looking forward to us being able to do more and more every week, switching gears a little bit Alex Brussel, which is a Republican strategist, He's the CEO of Ex Strategies LLC talked to fuck Chicago this morning about the Republicans possible plan to challenge Congressman Adam Kinzinger the next primary. Well, we're not trying to cancel and we're trying to give the people that overwhelmingly voted for President Trump in his district. Proper representation. He betrayed the people. It wasn't a betrayal of the president percent. It was a betrayal of the people who voted for him and who overwhelmingly voted to President Trump. When you're elected to Congress, you're elected to be the representative and the voice of your district. And what he did on what he voted for the impeachment efforts that was not representing their voice. It was representing his own selfish voice, and he wanted some points with the woke media, probably because he wants to run for governor, or he's just not that smart. So brush, Woods was asked the Republicans in his camp have a candidate to challenge Kinzinger. Yes, we do. And the candidate that's going to be announcing very soon against Adam. Kids here is going to wit there very well like they're well known in the community and they have what it takes gets the next level and they're going to get a ton of outside support. I don't. I don't think it's going to be able to keep up with the money. You might have to go to his friends of the Lincoln Project for a little bit of cash to keep going 15 toward Alderman Raid. Lopez talked to WGN's and it Atlantis today about a disturbing experience while he was attending a zoom court. He had some interesting experiences. What the heck is going on, Alderman? Let me just say Cook County's due in court, which is where we're processing. A lot of our are criminals. What a joke. Today I was on the call for an individual from the brain park communities within the 15th Ward. Gentleman who's been terrorizing our community, destroying police pod cameras, possibly even connected to the vandalism of my my office. And the judge couldn't even make it into court today. And what made it even worse with that, despite all of the defendants They were there for their cases. There was no effort to even try to find a substitute judge to hear that pushing all these court cases back for another six weeks or so to mid march to where they could be hurt again. You know, we have individuals who have committed serious offenses in their neighborhood. This gentleman has been arrested. He's on its 15th. Case he's been arrested 15 times. Now. This is his second gun charge. And yet home Elektronik monitoring the public defender stated that you know she lost track of him, which means God only knows where he's at now. And yet the cycle continues and these criminals are out running amok. Under this false notion that somehow by extending their court cases for weeks on end that examines sit at home and watch Maury Povich all they completely ridiculous. S'more from Alderman Lopez talking with Anna. What should happen in a situation like this? What would you like to see? Chief Judge Tim Evans has to come up with one a system for which, if a judge is not available for their courtroom, we have a alternate judge come in. Start adjudicating these matters in the case that we were monitoring today. This individual should have a warrant for out for his arrest for missing court today. But despite being on electronic monitoring, despite not being even in his own residence, where Public defender said. She lost track of him. You know, we don't have that mechanism, and now this individual is emboldened and knowing that the court system is not actively holding him accountable, even to the most basic of electronic monitoring requests, and he'll run around the neighborhood with impunity. God help us if he grabs a hold of another gun. What she likes to do it. Start shooting. People are gangbanging. No. We have to make this system work because as we talk, not just about the court systems, but you know, even trying to tackle car, Jake if there's no replications, why are we doing any of this? If we can't even have repercussions in the courtroom. What's the point and I failed, and I refused to give up on our city with us because we can do better now. Another alderman downtown alderman Brendan Riley, wants to allow marijuana sales on Michigan Avenue and in the loop. Currently, the ordinance prohibits that Mayor Lightfoot squash that earlier this week. It's not gonna happen least not now. The Alderman talked with WGN's Bob's. Throughout about that. You want weed chaps to be allowed downtown in the 42nd word. The mayor doesn't what's gonna happen with that, Bob? Well, we already have, too in my ward, and they're they're performing very well and thank goodness because we need their revenue. But there is a large exclusion zone that blankets half of my ward, and it's arbitrary. It makes no sense..

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:24 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"According to health officials down there. This is the third variant detected in the U. S. That has been dominant in another country, including the UK in Brazil. Researchers believe these variants could spread more easily. Scientists worry that the mutations could curb the effectiveness of the two Cupid but acts covert 19 vaccines on the market. Although very limited testing has been done to this point, Wisconsin's Republican controlled assembly is readying to repeal Democratic Governor Tony Evers masks mass mandate. That vote coming today. The Senate approved the resolution earlier this week. State law allows the Legislature to overturn emergency orders by the governor of the governor's current order is scheduled to run out March 20th that's been in place since August. Still no word on what started that fire that left a mother and four young girls dead at a home in displays yesterday. WGN's Eric wrong is there, witnesses say. Police and firefighters initially struggled to get upstairs to where 25 year old I set the lead. Ziman Oto and her four daughters died. The Children ranged in age from six to just one years old. A man who identified himself to a reporter as a family member says the girl's father, Juan Espinoza was at work when the fire started. Neighbor says one called him to find out if his family was okay. He says it was a devastating call to get firefighter was injured battling those flames but was treated at the scene. Chicago police have been working on a plan to halt this surgeon Carjackings already more than 160 Car jackings reported this year. 49th Ward Alderman Brendan Riley says the criminal justice system and Cook County is partly to blame when judges don't properly sentence or are in a way handcuffed by the juvenile justice system. We're gonna continue to see this, He tells WGN's Bob Surat car jackings tend to be committed by young offenders who face a lighter sentence. If caught, the Senate will start working on an aggressive new stimulus package next week, Congress must pursue a bold and robust course of action to defeat the disease. Cover our economy get our country back to normal. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate cannot undershoot the effort to address continuing an urgent and the continuing an urgent situation. President Biden wants Congress to embrace nearly $2 trillion stimulus plan. Many Republicans say that's just too much. Ah, local universities announced a large donation that will benefit social work. University of Chicago School of Social Workers announced to $75 Million donation from investment magnates James and Paul, a crown. The university calls the donation the largest ever in support of a school of social work. The Graduate school will be renamed the Crowne Family School of social Work policy and Practice. The money will be used to increase student financial aid, support faculty research and hiring and strengthen community engagement to address the challenges of inequality and related social problems. Steve Krizan Itch WGN news. So if you own a Nissan Pathfinder SUV expect to see another recall notice in the mail very soon, the carmaker says an issue can cause the brake lights to stay on all the time. Problem can limit engine power, and drivers can have to shift that a Parker to start the engine without a foot on the brake pedal the second time that's been a problem with the pathfinders from the 2013 to 2015 models. WGN. Sports Day, Then it pretty much every NFL team. Perhaps, except Kansas City, is expected to express interest into Shawn Watson after the Houston Texans quarterback formally requested a trade. Watson pass for illegal leading 4800 yards and 33 touchdowns with just seven interceptions this season. The Texans voting starts today for the MBA All Star game, even though there's been no final decision yet on whether there will be a game college basketball. Bradley plays it. Valpo, Michigan State at Rutgers. The Blackhawks and Bulls, both off David W. GM SPORTS The forecast from the WGN Chicago Weather Center Mike Jansen was plenty of blue sky. But when you've cooled there for the rest of today, eyes in the mid twenties feeling more like the upper teens mostly clear tonight with a low near tenant. Probably cloudy on Friday, will top out near 30 degrees. Mostly cloudy and breezy on Saturday could see a little light snow in the afternoon, With temperatures topping out in the mid thirties. It's no then becomes likely here Saturday night, and we have the potential of seeing several Inches of accumulation and that light snow will continue into our Sunday especially in the morning hours. It'll be cloudy throughout the day breezy as well with highs in the lower thirties from the WGN Weather Center on the urologist, My chances.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:45 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Good morning, Jan. Good morning, Bob. Let's talk about the double door first. There have been a lot of rumors about them moving in. Now. I think this is official right there. New home and uptown. It is, um, hilariously. The owners of the double doors have not have been very mom on this. They closed their wicker park location in 2017 after being there since 1994. And, um the rumors were, you know, swirling about them opening an uptown and everyone knew it. But they haven't confirmed it yet. But the alderman and yesterday the City Council. Confirmed that the double door is moving into the former Wilson Theater building, which used to be you know, it's a long time theater and uptown dating back to 1908 the home to vaudeville performers on and it will soon be having live music again. Hopefully, the rock and roll that the double door is known for, um Oh, yeah, well, when everything is open back up, and it's a beautiful building, and it's it's pretty exciting that the rock lotus is come back. Cool. 10 50 West Wilson for the double door. At the City Council yesterday. They also approved a new ordinance and this was about environmental polluters, right. Right. So as you probably remember that big smokestack implosion at the old Prophet Cole plan earlier in the pandemic last year, Um What a big dust cloud over the whole neighborhood of Little Village and people were very angry in the same thing was happening in Lincoln Park. A lot of the residents there were complaining of, um, substances in the air from General iron. So the city has has taken some criticism for allowing the pollution to happen for like permits and just giving Um, then the operational capacity, But the thing is now saying, all right, if you don't keep up with your promise to keep the dust out of the air and to have these medications in place to prevent, um, implosions from quoting a neighborhood in dust. We're gonna find you and the finder going way up. It went from 1 to $5000 to you up to $50,000. If there are repeat violations, so this only applies to big companies. So if you're smaller and doing like small implosions or small, you know, um, construction. You don't have to worry about it. But this is for the big guys and Really coming down hard on on them. Well, hey, look, we should all be for breathing clean air, shouldn't we Exactly. And this this'll deserves a shout because especially these days, Anybody trying to open a new business or expand their business needs all the help they can get. And this is all about a fixture on the North side. Tell us about this. So it's some honey runs a bunch of restaurants in Logan Square and on liquor stores, and he just gets it. He understands the economy of Logan, where and what people want, and he has a lot of successful businesses. But obviously like everybody else, his dining restaurants have been hit really hard in the neighborhood. So he has have pop up deli coming to Red Star liquor, which is his liquor store that's been on Milwaukee Avenue 1991 and his favorite sub shop, which was the North Center closed. A few years ago, it was heroes. Remember, that was a long time Staples North Center. So he was like I miss those sandwiches. I'm gonna make of myself. So you go to red Start. It's now called Red Star Deli. It's in Red Star liquor. You can get a big sob and Italian solve whatever you want on fresh baked bread. Um, this is a lot to satisfy his craving, but it's also what people are looking for right now. Where? You know, I'm going to get a six pack of liquor store. I'm gonna pick up a sandwich and bringing home versus a lot of the restaurants. He has Dinan 27 25 North Milwaukee Avenue for that we We need our comfort food. Hopefully not too much on the comfort liquor. Gotta go easy on that right that I'm craving Italian sub. Now, let me tell you and it's seven in the morning. You know what you mean More in black club Chicago dot orjan Sabella. Thanks. Talk to you folks. Tomorrow, Jim. Thanks, Bob. Have a good one YouTube 7 26 right now coming up on the broadcast after the 7 30 News. We will congratulate Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald and his new deal and before eight will hear more about what went out of the City Council meeting yesterday when we talked to 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Riley and specifically What's the deal on the Carjackings? And what are the police saying about that now where they doing about it? We'll get to that before eight with the downtown alderman. We'll open up the mailbox in a little while and we have a lot of your feedback to acknowledge. And if you want to email us your text us you can Do it easily. The text numbers the same is the phone number 312981 72 103 1 to 91 7200 And if you want to email us Bob show at WGN radio dot com Bob show at WGN radio dot com. Also coming up this morning before nine o'clock NBC five. Veteran reporter Phil Rogers is always on the big story, and he's got a story to pass along about something new he's doing now. Which is pretty interesting. It's called Big Chicago stories and it's a chance For filled to go into the archives and examine Ah lot of great video and talk about some of those stories that you and I all remember. And he's also been covering the story of that guy who was living in O'Hare like Tom Hanks in the terminal, and I haven't been following that story very closely. So when I asked feel about that, I know he's on it. S Oh, we'll get to that between 8 39 today. 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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:53 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I think that's why it's been referred to and all the ways that there came in, or Former mayor Rahm Emanuel, or my own alderman Brendan Riley is is called it, you know, attacked, the ostentatious goes to the man's corrupt nurse narcissism. Um, if you did Ah, man on the street pole on your very high percentage would say, you know, the science should come down. But I think one of the points I was trying to make in the commentary was, uh, what kind of bar you setting as the City Council? If the only reason you can come up with, or, um Before trying to take the sign down. Is someone being convicted? Treason and sedition, which at this point doesn't look like it may happen that we need a prize. Okay, but that's interesting that that's the end of the thought. I thought you're going to say, however, because Donald Trump probably will not be condemned, convicted of treason. He probably will not be impeached. He's been impeached. He probably won't be convicted. So The alderman of the ordinance in the city won't have any teeth. The sign stays on your point is, let's leave that up there and make it a reminder of who the man was good or bad. Maybe mostly bad, but leave it up. There is a reminder for where we were at that point in time, right? Exactly, John. And I think that is what will happen here. Um, barring, you know something crazy like the building being struck by lightning as it was in 2016 in the science falling off on its own. Wow, I missed that happened in the year. The election 2016. How do I not remember that? Wow, it actually happen on election night. I believe it did not. You're making this up. This is all I'm not. This is a wow. Okay, well, it's an interesting take, and I understand it. You know, I think, though the visceral reaction for a lot of people is all you need if your gut says I don't like that I don't think Donald Trump is going to be forgotten anytime soon. You know what we don't have. I don't know what George Washington Monument, but I know who George Washington was. So I I think people more want it removed. Not because of the logic of your argument, but just because They don't like that reminder, and by the way, it's exclusive, right. It's not like Hancock has Handcock or Willis has Willis there so why we carved out a special exception for of all people, Donald Trump. I think it kind of piles up that way, you know. Exactly, And I think people who walked by will look all around in all directions and see very few signs. Maybe a few on hotels. The camper building across the street from the Trump Tower. But that's the good thing the accents of these glaring corporate logo signs that we be enjoyed in Chicago. Hey, I got to go. But I had one last question for you. And it's a longer conversation. But just give me your thoughts on this. I ride the CT everyday. Recently I saw somebody get mugged, and we've been following the stories of not just Carjackings, but violence on the L. Should the business community in Chicago take more of a leadership role on ensuring that public transportation is safe, and people are willing to come back town? And ride the C T a system. Absolutely. I mean, the short answer is yes, because I think the business community has to support Anything that makes commuters and certainly their their own employees safe and commuting to work. When that's gonna happen again and mass, I think you're right. And if I just made my frustration has been I haven't seen that I haven't seen the sea to take ownership of it. It's the CPD to police the C T a system. So neither of them seemed to be To me sufficiently progressive about what they're going to do, and the business community is just kind of looking the other way, hoping this problem goes away. I don't think it is. We want people to come back downtown. I think we have to do more to ensure that the public transportation system is safe. Right, Which is why I think that the business community should weigh in on that. Safety and security in our our streets is a huge issue right now, as you well know, not why I called you But I don't want to sound off on that when I get a chance, And you seem to be a good person to hear me out on that. Jack move, Zaleski is got an interesting op ed in the Tribune yesterday Leave the sign on Chicago's Trump Tower. Let's visit again, Jack, It's nice to talk to you today. Absolutely. Let's do it again. John.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:45 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Tell your smart speaker to play WGN Radio. Chicago's only 24 hours live news next, our media group station We've got cloudy skies it is 30 degrees now at O'Hare. And it is midnight. Good morning. I'm David Jennings. Yep. Winners here. We've got the snow to prove it. WGN, driving only one major headache right now. That's on the outbound Aiken Independence Boulevard. There is an accident reported in that area. And Chicago moves in a vase. One b of the vaccination effort, city leaders around lining a plan to make sure that vaccines get to people and communities most affected by the covert 19 pandemic. Daughter Alison are Wadi, Chicago's public health commissioner, says the Protect Chicago Plus program will aim resource is to 15 neighborhoods on the city's south and West side. We will not get past Cove. It As a city with some of our neighborhoods heavily vaccinated and some of our neighborhoods very under vaccinated data shows low numbers among black and brown Chicagoans in terms of those who have taken the vaccine so far. Of those vaccinated 67%, or White and Asian. The initiative includes partnerships with faith based organizations, Social service agencies in City Council members to bill host vaccination events in the very near future. Humanize public health of Harbin and Chicago's Public Health department say there are now eight new cases in the state of the Corona virus. Variant B 117 pursed identified as that strain from the UK agency, officials of both agencies say they'll be watching those who have got it. See if it is, as has been reported more easily transmissible but are two other variants one from South Africa, the other from Brazil. The same measures that have protected of annoyance from Kobe, they say, will help protect from the variant. And those mean wearing a mask staying at least 6 ft. Apart from other people, avoiding crowds Ventilating indoor spaces and washing your hands frequently. Just 25 days into 2021. There have been more than 100 and 60 Car jackings reported in the Greater Chicago Land area. The spike in crime, probably Chicago police to enhance its Carjacking Task Force City Council Public City Committee. Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on the same issue Friday. All them in Brendan Riley, telling WGN's own and of Lana's Yesterday. One of the biggest problems is a lack of accountability. He says. While CPD is arresting a lot of Carjackings, few are being prosecuted for felonies where there are impactful and meaningful jail time signed for breaking the law. And so when there's a lack of accountability for what is usually violent crime, um you're gonna consume you to see this happen and and grow in frequency, and that's where we are today. Riley says Chicago police need more resource is to deal with the car jackers. He liked the city to invest in more police helicopters or leased Replace the ones they currently have. CTU voted yesterday not to go back to the classroom and its battle with CPS over returning to in person learning. They say 86% of their 25,000 members took part in the vote. 71% voted to stay remote, Mayor Lightfoot says. In the course of this pandemic, there have not been any easy choices partnership with the CTU who come together in good faith. I have every confidence whatsoever that we will get something done that obviously protects their members but but also gives families Options if it's right for them to be able to send their Children back to in person Learning Janet Yellen is the first woman to ever serve as secretary of the United States Treasury. He was easily confirmed in a bipartisan Senate vote yesterday. The A's are 84. The nays are 15 and the confirmation is confirmed. 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WGN Radio

05:58 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And that the following article of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate. The former president is accused of inciting an insurrection after his supporters Storm the U. S Capitol building earlier this month. A Senate trial is expected to start the week of February. 8th. The Chicago area is expected to see its largest snowfall in two years. The snows expected to continue into Tuesday, but it's significant amounts expected before midnight. W GM meteorologist Mitrice Ivory spoke to Chicago's afternoon news. Yes, it will. You know, tonight, all in all we expect between three and five inches of snow, but I think we're going to be looking at the three on the ground. Uh and pretty good fashion before many of us go to bed tonight, Chicago streets and Sanitation Deputy Commissioner Cold Stahler is asking for patients. They have 280 spreaders hitting the streets. He says High winds and lake effect snow could make managing the storm a little bit challenging. It happened to us the other night. We were looking real good. At nine o'clock the other evening. It was great. And by 9 30, the whole city was covered so With snow so it can happen and with Lake effect as we've been talking about, you know it's there, So we have to deal with that. Also comment is opened its emergency operation Senator prepare for any power outages. The city says Corona virus vaccination and testing sites will have a delayed opening until noon tomorrow. All cancelations can be found on our website at WGN radio dot com. Chicago Teachers Union tweeting its gratitude to President Biden today after his comments about the ongoing standoff between Chicago public schools and the CTU. The union wants to continue remote learning, but the district has plans to have students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Return to class on February. 1st see to you, President Jesse Sharkey says. The union has been crying out for help. 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Have been has been found in Chicago and Cook County, taking the total of cases now to nine. Janet Yellen is the first woman to be U. S. Treasury Secretary Yellin was easily confirmed by the Senate in a bipartisan vote. The ayes are 84. The nays are 15 and the confirmation is confirmed. 74 year old was also the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve. Former President Trump decided not to nominate yelling for a second term, he tapped Jerome Pal who remains at the helm of the Fed Federal Reserve. The concern over Carjackings across the Chicago Land area continues, Alderman Brendan Riley tells WGN's Anna development is this is the problem impacting all people in all areas all over the city of Chicago, South side West Side North side. Downtown who have strong beliefs, and I think they're right that our criminal justice system is failing on this issue that's spiraling completely and totally out of control. There have been over 165 Carjacking so far this year. WGN Sports. 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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:04 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I was down 131 points. NASDAQ up 29 points the S and P 500 up just about a full point. I'm Laurin lap. Good on Chicago's very own 7, 20 wg and 2 34. We're talking with Alderman Brendan Riley there about the subject that keeps coming up in. The reason it keeps coming up is because they keep happening Carjackings across the city, and we should mention some suburbs are seeing this as well. I know particularly the Western burbs. They've seen a surge in some areas, too. But the city is now saying, OK, Enough is enough. Let's do something about this. And I'm just interested. Sergeant Pete is joining the show from a police perspective. I don't know if you're able to listen in and hear what the Alderman said, or have fault any of this the new suggestions from City Council But they seem to have someone of a new plan for moving forward. I wouldn't call it a perfect plan. I don't think all them a Riley called it a perfect plan. He's looking for more changes and more help from the judges in the county state's attorney's office in terms of charges and consequences that keeps coming up. We can talk about that in a second, but from a pure police perspective. Sergeant people would you say in terms of what you're hearing is going is being done. And how do you think it's gonna work? Well, they've instituted groups in the detective division to handle. Um Car jackings, but what they've just what they've done is just added more work. Who won already group of overwork detectives, and then they have that new group within the police department. That was To do policing and check neighborhoods. But also do you know community meetings and help the community and interact with the community. And they're going to give them added duties. So you keep adding duties Toe already existing policeman When you're already down, you kept you didn't fill 600 vacancies You have Um, What did they call? Uh, good small classes in the Academy of 29 30 if you defund or real allocate funds. Where is this money going to come for all the changes that they want 150 hours of additional training through policemen. So you're gonna take policemen off the street for 150 hours each. You know, each police was gonna take up supposed to take 150 hours of additional training. Where's that money going to come from? And for a helicopter? Now, you just you know, Riley was saying what we have one and the second one's never used in the maintenance is Is, uh, astronomical. And I knew the person lieutenant in charge of the helicopters and I mean they were more broken than they were working. So where you gonna get money to buy new helicopters? And he said l a has 17. Well, you know, we're lucky if we have to, and and, of course. If the helicopters in the air and in the area where there's a crime that occurred being a shooting or a car jacking, you know, it's easy to describe the card say word is and we're watching it. Go south on State Street or or cost nor blast you or whatever. That helicopter can pick him up. But if they're on the north side looking for somebody that committed a homicide or anything, that helicopter is not going to be used. So cutting the funding, but they're quick to add another level of Oversight of the police Department said. You know, six or seven with now they want civilian review. You know, you just can't keep piling on piling on and expect to have positive results. I mean, they arrested 7000 people last year with guns and they took 11,000 guns off the street. Just think of a third of them were used in crimes. It's you know, I just As a retired policeman, and when I was the active it just boggles my mind that you don't have enough and then you add more things on them. And you want This done And you want that done, But you also want to cut funding and you want to give more funding the social workers and and people like you know, it is in those examples. But social workers. They're fine, but they're not gonna answer answer calls alone. So you know, and I honestly I think that You push for the funding and you push for re allocation of funds. What? Where you going to do get the money to do the programs that you already want that you decided that you want. You just can't go up by helicopters and now The legislature in the state and this in the city Black Caucus. They don't want the city to be able to buy used military equipment, which would be a cheap way to get a helicopter, but they don't want military equipment. Yeah, I mean, it's it's sort of in a sort of feel like there's some elected officials were talking to both sides their mouths on this. They're saying, Well, wait a minute. Here. Let's go. Let's go for alternative policing plans and let's go for programs for folks who are caught with this instead of any kind of traditional punishment, And then they're saying where the police bring him out here. Why aren't they doing anything? When it seems as if the common concern I hear from police officers and even Alderman Riley pointed this out that there's sort of this lack of consequences attached to this crime. It's treated like okay, you're 17 and you do it. No big deal, But you're 17. You held a gun to somebody's head and you stole their vehicle And I feel as if that has to be treated seriously in this city That cannot be ah, minor slap on the wrist sort of penalty kind of situation or else it just feels as if you can't scratch your head and wonder how we Got to where we are right now you can. You can certainly put in to play those programs and Alderman Riley talked about that helps people find other options in their lives. But when someone does this new pointed won out over and over again. What happens there has to be some sense that they will, they will face some sort of consequence. You're 19 years old and you have 35 arrests for violent crimes, including murder, and you're out on bond, and you get arrested again for having a gun in a stolen car. And finally, a judge says Enough is enough now. You. Don't you put the blame in a million places, but I'll tell you the main course here is gonna be Kim Boxes office. She has to get off this no bail and this monitoring stuff and she has to say if you stick somebody up, you commit an armed robbery taking their car. Then you are going to be held in the cook County jail or in the juvenile jail until we could find a way. Togut Kate what you're doing because there many, many instances and you can ask policeman in different districts where they have arrested the guy or, you know, two or three kids for Carjackings. And yet they go out. And in the two or three days later peace, kids they're doing the exact same thing. So if there is no if there's no penalty for being bad Then why not be bad? And you know what? The school's closed okay with being that's excessive factor, Don't you think? I mean all of what's going on in the world?.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

08:25 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"ST Jude. Coming here was literally life or death and so scary, But the ST Jude is fighting for one goal like this one mission in life and that gave us hope. We haven't received a single bill from ST Jude. So I Really can just focus on what's best for really finding cures. Saving Children learn more at ST Jude on ork. To 18 pretty powerful a council Friday when families of Carjacking victims and victims themselves were pretty much begging the city and police and leaders across the state. Like where the county and city I should say more like it to just stop it. Well, what what's going on here and what can be due to conduct to combat this alderman Brendan Riley is with us. This is something else. I know you have been talking to folks in your ward about and you also have great relations with police and tell us what can you tell us here, Alderman, what's what's happening and what's being done. It's a zoo You mentioned we had a really lengthy public hearing City Council on Friday. We heard a lot of public testimony from folks were impacted by car jackings victims. And, uh what? What was really powerful to me was the diversity of voices. All over the city of Chicago. South side West side North side downtown. Who have, um Strong belief. I think they're right. That our criminal justice system is failing on this issue that spiraling completely and totally out of control. And one of the things we heard over and over again consistently. If there need to be consequences. This needs to be considered a serious crime, and during testimony we heard from public officials in the state's attorney's office. On with CPD that although the police are arresting Whole lot of carjackers. Very, very few are being prosecuted at the felony level where there are impactful and meaningful, um, jail time assigned for breaking the law. And so when there's a lack of accountability Where what is usually violent crime. Um, you're gonna consume you to see this happen and and grow in frequency, and that's where we are today. And so Part of it certainly is that there needs to be much more accountability for this criminal act. We also have an issue. We learned that the vast majority of those folks that are who are committing these crimes are between the ages of 15 and 20. And if you're under the age of 18, you are processed through our juvenile justice system on Daz. We all know penalties in that system are far less severe. On by kids are in some cases, right police. So given the opportunity to, um you know, never repeat again. But we're seeing such a receipt of ism rate and so many repeat offenders. That's clearly not working either. And finally do the police have the tools and technology they need to safely apprehend the carjackers. In the answer. That question is no, they don't S. So we talked about all of these things, plus another layer of the onion, which is investing in communities and these kids so that they have more productive things to do with their time than steal cars s O ah, lot of stuff to handle their but I focused in on technology and our helicopter. On, but maybe it's something we could talk about. But, yeah, I don't want to hear more about that. Because I think it is a complex issue. And I know police say that. You know, they're pretty much given the orders. They can't chase. So how do you go after a car? How do you find them? If you can't it sounds like the helicopter was successful this weekend, and they employ it and was successful in a Carjacking situation. They sure did. And then they have many times before. But the problem that the city of Chicago has is that we have a grand total of two helicopters to cover this really, really big city and One of those helicopters is never in service, so we're really policing the city with one police helicopter and to give you some context, Los Angeles has 17 In the air any given time, and the city of New York has eight. S so I feel like the police department here should be given some additional resource is when it comes to that, because to your point a zoo matter of policy. And the limit the city's liability to prevent you know pedestrians and civilians from being hurt or killed. We have a no chase policy. The only way the best way in the safest way to track these folks and catch them where they stopped. The vehicle is via helicopter. And so I'm not suggesting we have 50 helicopters. But two or three troops who would be nice on by also have learned through my research that are our helicopters. We currently have a very expensive to maintain per hour. If we were to buy newer, cheaper helicopters, they'd be almost half the price to maintain S. O. From a budgetary standpoint, that's good math, too. But I do think that our police need extra tools like that in our license plate reader cameras that I've been investing a lot of public money in downtown. We need more of that, too. But certainly until there's accountability in the criminal justice system for doing this, it's going to continue. And I'm hoping Friday's committee hearing was a wake up call for everybody involved, especially the folks who were Presiding over our courts that they really do need to make this a serious serious crime s O that kids learn. This is not something we want to do again. S Oh, yeah, It's very frustrating. And we can't afford to see this favor. We see eight or nine Carjackings a day right now completely and totally unacceptable and not a single alderman is satisfied with this. All of our constituents collectively are scared. In the city has to step up in the county has to step up. But am I right? That the county courts didn't send a representative to this meeting that everyone was there? The police and all those five in your e heard they weren't there. Yeah, one of the most important legs on that three legged stool failed to show up. And I suspect it's because it wouldn't have gone very well for those folks speaking for the Cook County court system, they don't have a lot of good answers because the results have been horrendous. And be the sentencing has been horrendous. But more importantly, I want to make sure that if the police are doing the good police work in detective work to catch these carjackers I want to make sure they're being properly prosecuted. And if they're committing these crimes with a gun, God forbid. They should be prosecuted a spell Unease period. And that was done to strong message to a lot of people. You're gonna do a lot of time in prison If you try this don't bother s O. That to me is also really, really important for us to get right. I'd agree. I'd agree, and I hope we do for all of us. I mean, I saw Mike Greco's son, Sam Royko was one of those who spoke about a Carjacking talking about how much he loves Chicago and I believe in our city. But we're seeing that people are afraid to just drive around the streets, and that can't be I I agree with him wholeheartedly loved this city. I personally know two people who've been carjacked in the past year didn't know a soul. My entire life here who would ever know him through that? Seventies, a brazen act leader happening in broad daylight in the middle of the day in commercial districts with lots of people on the street, So I mean, it's not like these are all happening at nighttime. Not a lot of people around. It's just there's no fear of consequences. To the extent where these folks will do this within a block or two of a squad car. It's out of control. That part has to get right and I know you guys are on it. And I appreciate the time this afternoon. Alderman Riley always love hearing from you. And I know these are issues that you know you go after you get it. You get the answers, and hopefully the solutions will will follow. We'll see this chick see a change, right? That's what we want. Appreciate the time. We're not gonna give up on this one, I promise. Thank you. Have a good afternoon. Okay, try.

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:01 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Restaurants are back open Chicago and surrounding suburbs back open again this weekend after being shot some of them since the end of October. So how to go? We asked Lucan Ellis about that. A little earlier. He told us there was big demand that his places and from the folks he talked to across the restaurant community. A lot of people just wanted to get out, and it's sort of feel what it's like to be in a restaurant again. And I don't blame him. It's doing it safely 25% capacity, But here we go. Alderman Brendan Riley has been an advocate for the restaurants to reopen. Ottoman. How you doing? How you doing this afternoon? I'm doing great. How you been? All right, you know? Hey, this does feel like a little bit of a Return to doing some of things were used to do that sort of, you know. Help you get through things. Did you have a chance to survey the restaurant scene? It all. Check it out. What's going on in your ward? And I guess my question to you is what? What'd you see what you learn? Yeah, Of course I did. As you mentioned I've been advocating for trying to get a responsible and safe re opening for this industry for a long time. Um, obviously covet data has been one of the bad and the governor and the mayor. Didn't have a whole lot of options to support this industry. So I did want to see how the reopening Land, and I could tell you that I visited a lot of places not as a customer. But just to talk with managers, Chefs owners, Andre was some excitement. I got the sense for the first time in a long time. But there was some hope with people who really been teetering on the brink of collapse here. I didn't no fault of their own. And so, um, I think their customer base certainly showed their support, but what I saw was responsibly, socially distanced, limited capacity. Indoor service on Guy saw the operators obeying the rules, dutifully, a lot of mask usage, a lot of repeat, cleaning in those of the things that the city needs to see in every establishment for this to be successful in safe so Um, I know people. This has been a long time coming. We don't want to lose any of this ground, though. And so you know, my hope is that the general public continues to follow those basic rules that have been laid out by the CDC and others. S so that those statistics don't go upside down again. Because every time this industry has to shut down it really Takes an irreparable toll on them. So they're excited about rehiring their employees, bringing many of their employees back to work on. That is only good news for the local economy. So I do hope we can keep this going. Yeah, I do, too. I really do. I've been an advocate for this to happen to on it in a safe way for things to reopen. And when you talk to restaurant tours will tell you exactly what you just said. A. This doesn't save them. It's a lifeline a 25%. They can. They can hopefully make ends meet. But that you know they can't afford another closing, so they're gonna want to put it by by all the rules and all the health and safety protocols because they can't afford this shutdown. Startup shutdown startup thing that's killing him, too. There's something I want to ask you about the ultimate. I know. You look at a lot of the data here, and you're good. It's sort of parsing it. But when I hear from the restaurant folks and the people the leaders within that community, they come on the show, and they talk about how The data does not support that we've seen spreads really linked back to restaurants. Is that what you've been able to determine when when you look at it? Is that your read as well? That that is my read. I know that if you were to talk to an epidemiologist or or a doctor over Northwestern, then give the opinion that you know any of these venues are gonna, you know, potentially spread Cove it and I think that's been acknowledged. But Assed, far as being a super high risk and having been found to be the source of major spreading events that has not occurred in the in the hospitality in the restaurant industry. In any meaningful way, Certainly not new on the white. And so when you look at the data in our neighboring states that have been far more lax in their hospitality policies, some that have not really Ever shut down on do compare those two R's and the different peaks in in the spread. You don't see a direct correlation there between restaurants being open and spread where you see it are in group home settings where you see it, our private parties, Airbnb v hotel parties that have been occurring from time to time. Those are the kinds of things large family gatherings that have been absolutely proven to spread these things. And, um, I know you said it before listening to your show and people you've had on Why wouldn't you want to supervise people in social settings to make sure they are engaging in responsible? Distancing and wearing masks? So, um, I do think that, um they've been unfairly burdened with public health policies when a lot of other sectors have been allowed to Man open to relatively large groups of people..

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"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:07 min | 2 years ago

"brendan riley" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Posted that on our Facebook page the page I have with Marianne. So be good, too. Facebook dot com slash surrounding Marciano. You can see that. Quote and shared. A lot of people have been doing that already. And I didn't know this but In the last chapter of the book. Jim Tilmon rights. Was delightfully surprised and honored. When, upon my retirement from television news, the F A. A designated high altitude navigation checkpoint in my name. Tillman intersection. They use the letters T i l m N Another surprise came when United Airlines declared me to be an honorary United Airlines captain. Complete with an airline pilots hat. That's pretty cool, considering Jim worked for American And then he writes, But the major compliment came when Mayor Richard M. Daley proclaimed October 7th 1994 Jim Tilmon day. That was the day I resigned from Channel five. I just wanted to fly his name of that book By Jim Tilmon Oneto mention that This morning and we talked about him yesterday but didn't get a chance to really check out the book. I think Jim gave this to me when we interviewed him. Probably. I don't know if it was on radio or on Channel 11. And he signed the book. It's so cool to see this now to Bob, my buddy forever, Jim Tilmon. I will cherish that. 6 13 right now and just few minutes we'll go through our top six. That's six. The stories people are talking about today. And let's see. I wanted to also mention our campaign. Get a permanent memorial of some kind of lasting tribute for the great Jack Rosenberg, who passed away recently. He wasn't seen on Cubs broadcasts, but he certainly was heard in countless ways. Great legendary sports editor for WGN TV and Radio and World's Nicest Man, I think was a tie with Jim Tilmon. And I thought there should be some sort of honor for him. I don't know if it's AH street sign in the neighborhood here of the radio station or something at the ballpark. Like Dave in its idea, a statue next to the brick house statue of Michigan Avenue, but And I think they're moving or they're gonna move or they have moved the Brickhouse statue. I don't know what's going on out there. I haven't I haven't checked that out. But I'm sure whatever they're doing, the Brickhouse statue will be there. And having a Rosenberg statue next to him would be awesome. And and the other idea. I thought about was, you know they have those penance on the roof at Wrigley went out of pendant that says Rosie flying up there. That would be nice. If you have an idea. Go to WGN radio dot com. We've got some information posted there and Share your thoughts with us if he had any other ideas about this, Dave. I like the statue idea the statue would be the way to go now. I know they sort of cut back on the anniversary street signs because it was getting ridiculous. Everybody was getting a street sign. And then I think they changed the rule on that. Um, because they were they were honoring people who are still living. I don't think they'd do that anymore. We? We need to talk to the alderman Brendan Riley about that, But I'm not. I'm not sure that what do you think Rosie would have preferred? You think you would have? I think this he would have liked the statue next to break out a statue with his typewriter in the pipe going. Yeah. Yeah, that's what you need. And maybe the Haft on the desk or something, right? Okay, well, That you could have a little speaker playing the sound of typewriter keys clacking. Yeah. We have to check and see how much money we have to raise for the statue before we add the audio portion. You know who we should ask his Tom hags because they had a relationships, right? I bet I bet that he was I would think he's got a few bucks. You might roar away for this man is another great idea. Yeah, because they shared a love of old typewriters. And Tom Hanks actually wrote a book about that. And they communicated Why, Dave, you are apparently this sports reporting Just a sideline with you is just a hobby. Your your main Advocation is creative, Bob. It's all about ideas. There's no off position to the genius switch on Dave in its brain, 6 17. Uh ah. Here are a few morning updates for you starting with the weather. Steve. We may see some morning sunshine, but it won't stick around for long is clouds roll in in the afternoon, and some scattered snow showers are possible. We could see a dusting up to.

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Tiger attacks zookeeper at Topeka Zoo

Consider This with Big Joe Clark

00:23 sec | 4 years ago

Tiger attacks zookeeper at Topeka Zoo

"Officials at the Topeka zoo are trying to figure out how a Sumatran tiger mauled one of its keepers inside a secure space. Zoo director, Brendan Riley. She's currently being treated at a local hospital. That's about the best update. We have regarding her as moment the tiger was simply doing what Tigers do officials say that tiger will not be

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