33 Burst results for "Chicago Park"
Olympians: Tidye Pickett
"Olympian has largely been left out of the history books despite being the first african american woman to compete in the olympics. Let's talk about tidy. Picket tidy pickett was born in nineteen fourteen in. Chicago's englewood neighborhood. Her family lived across the street from washington park where local foot races were often held. Tidies talent and speed were evident. She caught the eye of city officials. Who recruited her for the chicago park district. Track team tidies. First big break came after competing in chicago. Armory event john brooks who at the time was a university of chicago athlete. And one of the country's best long jumpers asked tidies parents if he could coach her. He promised a shot at the olympics and in nineteen thirty two. He made good on that promise. By the time she reached highschool tidy was one of the fastest women in the united states in nineteen thirty two. She was selected to be a member of the olympic. Four by one hundred relay pool. The final racers would be selected at the games which were being held in los angeles along with louis. Stokes tidy was one of two african american women for the olympic track and field team. She was just seventeen years old when we was eighteen. The two were subjected to a myriad of racist attacks and policies on the train to la. Louise and tidy were put in a separate room near the service area. They eat meals alone rather than with the rest of the delegation in the banquet hall. One point there teammate. Mildred babe didrikson to we profiled on this show last year through a pitcher of ice water onto louise's tidy while they were asleep in their bunk when they made it to la. The mistreatment continued louise and tidy practiced with their teammates during the day but at night they were stuck in the dorms as the rest of the runners gathered in the whites only dining hall. The most painful moment came when louise untidy were replaced and the relay by two white women both of whom had slower times than louise's tidy the teens spent the games watching from the stands as the all white team won the gold
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
11 Trivia Questions on Chicago
"All right. Everybody here we go with some chicago trivia. Question number one. In what movie would you find. Abe frohmann the sausage king of chicago number one. In what movie would you find. Abe frohmann the sausage king of chicago number one question number two. The name chicago is loosely derived from native american word meaning wild. What number to the name chicago is loosely derived from a native american word meaning wild. What number three. Chicago's largest shopping. District is known as the magnificent blank. Fill in the blank. Chicago's largest shopping. District is known as the magnificent blank and question number four each year. The chicago river is famously died. What color number four each year. The chicago river is famously died. What color question number five. The buckingham fountain is located in the center of which chicago park number. Five g. buckingham fountain is located in the center of which chicago park and number six founded in nineteen fifty-nine what chicago-based improv. Comedy company was a starting point four famous comedians. Such steve carell and tina fey. Where was that number six number seven. What's the name of chicago aquarium. That holds five million gallons of water and is home to around thirty two thousand animals. What is the name of that aquarium. And your next question. Which of these private colleges is not based in. Chicago is at saint paul college kendall college depaul university or north park university which one of those is not based in chicago and number shock style. Hot dog does not include which famous topping number nine chicago style. Hot dog does not include. What famous topping number ten the chicago bulls won how many nba championships during the nineties. Chicago bulls won how many nba championships during the ninety s. And the bonus for two points also known as the the famous chicago. Landmark sculpted by british artist. Amish kapoor is actually titled what that would be your two point bonus question tough on at the end also known as the being the famous chicago landmark sculpted by british artist. Amish kapoor is actually titled what those are all your questions on sweet home chicago. Go watch the blues brothers and come back and check your answers in just a sound effect. We are back with the answers to chicago trivia. Thanks for sticking around and playing on today's show. If you like it make sure you hit subscribe so you never miss new episodes as they pop up on the feed. Here's what movie would you find. Abe fromm in the sausage king of chicago that is fairest. Buehler's day off one of my favorite eighties comedies. And they go in the sears. Tower now willis tower in this movie and they put their foreheads against glass and look down and you can go to the very spot where they film that and do it yourself and i imagine maybe get a little rash from your forehead right. Everyone sticking their forehead in the same spot. It's pretty gross. I've done number to the name. Chicago is loosely derived from a native american word. Meaning wild what onion wild onion which is a great flavor of bubba burger. If you like bubba burgers wild onion number. Three chicago's largest shopping district is known as the magnificent mile magnificent mile number four. Each year the chicago river is seemingly died. What color that is green for saint patrick's day green for saint patrick's day. That is the same river that the matthews band tour bus emptied their waste into. If you remember that headline they got sued or find or something. The buckingham fountain is located in the center of which park grant park. Grant park and number six founded in nineteen fifty-nine. What chicago-based improv comedy. Company was the starting point for famous comedians. Such as steve. Carell and tina fey. That would be the second city second city. Then we had. What's the name of chicago aquarium. That holds five million gallons of water. That's the shedd aquarium. The shed and which these private colleges is not based in chicago. The one was saint. Paul college that was not in chicago. Saint paul college chicago style. Hot dog does not include ketchup. No catch up on a chicago style. Hot dog said that in the show's intro. And you probably know that one right and number ten kabul's one how many championships in the nineties. That was six to three peat when they won the first three and then they had the three peat repeat oded that sell some shirts six championships with the bulls in the ninety s and number eleven also known as the bean. The famous chicago landmark sculpted by british artist Kapoor is actually titled cloud gate cloud gate three heaven
Vandals Try to Pull Down Chicago Park's McKinley Statue
"Now to the mystery after a nationwide spree of destruction aimed at statues of historical figures like george washington and abraham lincoln tonight. Who might have done it. And why lane alexander reports in spokane washington. It was a statue of president. Lincoln splashed with red paint in portland. A cemetery dedicated to veterans of america's nineteenth century wars tagged with graffiti toppled george washington statue in minneapolis and chicago. This statue at mckinley park historic monuments and during the thanksgiving weekend all targeted by vandals on many a similar message anti-colonialism graffiti no more genocide and the words land back an apparent reference to a campaign focused on returning american land to indigenous peoples so far in portland three arrests for facing grocery store all of it reminiscent of similar backlash against confederate statues. In recent years message that people are trying to deliver that they want to see a change. A change in the system of white supremacy that is characterized by these public events and memorials that speed to a very painful pass across the country. Police are still searching for those responsible.
$25,000 reward offered to find person who shot 10-year-old girl at a Chicago park
"Been increased to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot a 10 year old girl in the back of the South Side Park last week. She was playing in the playground Love. Maya Sparks is her name with two other Children. When an argument resulted between between two two groups groups of of teenagers. teenagers. No No one one has has been been arrested. arrested.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"You want to bet that Carol Baskin wins dancing with the stars when all of the other contestants disappear. A nice kid. If I see her, they literally promoting that, like a no. And she may have offed her husband. I think then maybe she shouldn't be on your TV show. A flock of sheep attacked me yesterday. Fortunately, I was only grazed a little nibble. Oh, yeah, and guys Ivano and one of his bandmates the Edge walk into a bar. The bartender says. Oh, no, not you two again. Nicely done, Steve. Did you have that one nail? I didn't miss that about that day event. Ladies. It's a good weekend to get out in the park. And there's a new campaign to make Chicago's Park's better for everyone. We're talking a few weeks ago about these Walkathon DS and marathon runs and I mentioned that although they are always for good causes. It's wasted energy. So I thought when I have something like a Bob Suraj garbage a thon, where, instead of just walking for miles or running for miles, you're actually doing something along the way. Well, it sounds like somebody was listening over to Chicago Park District on the team. Hackford phone line will egg Listen, Lang, executive director of the Chicago Parks Foundation. Good morning, will it sounds like you're lying. You're Ah, You're off on a nice clean up campaign our way we're out there. So we telepathically heard you and know that way. We want clean parks, and now that they're opened in getting more used We wanted to make sure that they were clean and this is one only people can give back. I love this campaign. We are using our parks more because of this pandemic, and I practically grew up at Eugene Field Park. I spent all my time either in the gym in the field house doing something or out on the fields, and we have a great park system here. We take for granted. Tell us how how you're cleaning up the parks and how people can help you. Well on the Chicago Park Foundation started this because the Chicago Park district budgets were really stretched and during this time, and we knew that people wanted to get back to their parks, and just like you love Eugene Field. Everybody has a favorite park, and they feel a special connection to it. And We said, Why not get out there and take some ownership and feel that connection and help keep the parks clean. So the Chicago Parks Foundation so far has organized over 100 cleanups across the city. But as you said, we have an amazing park system. We have over 600 parks and the beaches and the harbor's so there's a lot of ground to cover and we're asking. Cos. Local organizations even just groups of friends to get together, signed up on their website. In Chicago Park foundation dot org's and we will give you everything you need to clean up the park faithfully. We want people to adopt a park check in on it every week and make sure it's clean and make sure it's beautiful so that we can enjoy them safely completely. If I sign up, though, I get one of those sticks with the nail on the end of it. They were going to make you work a little harder than that. If we give we give you gloves Matt and garbage bags, and we want to make sure that people use the receptacles. I mean, the best part about all this is reminding people not to leave trash behind in the parks as well. The other thing I love about camping, right? Right. Campaigns like this are great, because you know, if you give money to an organization, you're always wondering. Is it going to get to the right People here you're doing something and you instantly get gratification because you see a clean park. I think you mentioned all the hundreds of parks. I think I played softball in about 200 of them and eso. You're looking for companies or individuals. What's the goal here? The goal is that we want. We want group to take ownership of a park in their neighborhood or in another neighborhood. You have a favorite part Eugene Field If you said two hours every week, I'm just going to check in on it. I'm gonna walk through with a garbage bag. I'm going to pick up some garbage with gloves where a math Social distance. You know the whole p R. That's what we want. It shouldn't be just because there's a pandemic right? It should be always and you know you mentioned about people wanting to donate people sometimes afraid to give to the park because they feel that the government right we established the Chicago Park Foundation could be the public. Private partner for the park district, And frankly, this is what we're supposed to do. They needed help. We saw a gap in services We jumped in. They've done a great job. You know the statistics and safety measures keep changing and I was watching the news this morning. They're gonna start opening up the restaurant along the beach. But the beach is there still not open part. District employees have been out there keeping things clean, but they need a hand. Well, A lot of people have a lot more time on their hands right now. So I would. I would think that folks would be happy to volunteer for you will. Absolutely. And like I said, you know, we've had over 1000 volunteers so far, but we need more and we need people to say we're going to adapt this park. We're going to check in on it every week. Make sure it's clean. Go to.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A good weekend to get out in the park. And there's a new campaign to make Chicago's Park's better for everyone We're talking a few weeks ago about these Walkathon DS and marathon runs and I mentioned that although they are always for good causes. It's wasted energy. So I thought when I have something like a Bob Suraj garbage a thon, where, instead of just walking for miles or running for miles, you're actually doing something along the way. Well, it sounds like somebody was listening over at the Chicago Park district on the team. Hackford phone line will egg Listen, Lang, executive director of the Chicago Parks Foundation. Good morning, will it sounds like you're mourning your You're off on a nice clean up campaign. Ru ware were out there. So we telepathically heard you and we know that way. We want cream parks, and now that they're opened in getting more used When we wanted to make sure that they were clean and this is one only people can give back. I love this campaign. We are using our parks more because of this pandemic, and I practically grew up at Eugene Field Park. I spent all my time either in the gym in the field house, doing something or out on the fields, and we have a great park system here. We take for granted. Tell us how how you're cleaning up the parks and how people can help you. Well on the Chicago Parks Foundation started this because the Chicago Park district budgets were really stretched and during this time, and we knew that people wanted to get back to their parks, and just like you love Eugene Field. Everybody has a favorite park, and they feel a special connection to it. And we said, Why not get out there and take some ownership and feel that connection and how keep the parks clean? So the Chicago Park Foundation so far has organized over 100 cleanups across the city. But as you said, we have an amazing park system. We have over 600 parks and the beaches and the harbor's so there's a lot of ground to cover and we're asking. Cos local organizations even just groups of friends to get together, signed up on our website. In Chicago Park foundation dot org's and we will give you everything you need to clean up the park faithfully. We want people to adopt a park check in on it every week and make sure it's clean and make sure it's beautiful so that we can enjoy them. Safely completely. If I sign up till I get one of those sticks with the the nail on the on the end of it, you know we're going to make you work a little harder than that. If we give we give you gloves Matt and garbage bags, and we want to make sure that people use the receptacles. I mean, the best part about all this is reminding people not to leave trash behind in the parks as well. The other thing I love about camping, right? Right. Campaigns like this are great, because you know, if you give money to an organization, you're always wondering. Is it going to get to the right People here you're doing something and you instantly get gratification because you see a clean park. I think you mentioned all the hundreds of parks. I think I played softball in about 200 of them Well and eso. You're looking for companies or individuals. What's the goal here? The goal is that we want some. We want group to take ownership of a park in their neighborhood or in another neighborhood. You have a favorite part Eugene Field If you said two hours every week, I'm just going to check in on it. I'm gonna walk through with a garbage bag. I'm going to pick up some garbage with gloves where a math Social distance. You know the whole p r. That's what we want. It shouldn't be just because there's a pandemic right? It should be always and you know you mentioned about people wanting to donate people sometimes afraid to give to the parts because they feel it's government right. We established the Chicago Park Foundation could be the public. Try that partner for the park district. And frankly, this is what we're supposed to do. They needed help. We saw a gap in services We jumped in. They've done a great job. You know the statistics and safety measures keep changing. And I was watching the news This morning. They're gonna start opening up the restaurants along the beach, but the beach is there still not open. Her district employees have been out there keeping things clean, but they need a hand. Well, A lot of people have a lot more time on their hands right now. So I would. I would think that folks would be happy to volunteer for you will Oh, absolutely. And like I said, you know, we've had over 1000 volunteers so far, but we need more and we need people to say we're going to adapt this park. We're going to check in on it every week. Make sure it's clean. Go to the website, Chicago Parks, foundation dot organ Sign up, Okay, all the information. Now it's all there. Chicago parks foundation dot or GE. Good luck with the campaign. And what what better use of our time than to keep keep Chicago clean as the old slogan used to be in the day and Mayor Richard J. Daley, but keep our parks clean. Right? And he said, We are using the parks so much more, and we saw how essential they were. We've had the Chicago Bears step up to provide some funding, in addition to the pickup Chicago Association of Realtors, and if you can't help out with a Hand, then help out with a donation to the Chicago Parks Foundation, Chicago Parks foundation dot or.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Seven. We're talking a few weeks ago about these walkathon DS and marathon runs and I mentioned that although they are Always for good causes. It's wasted energy. So I thought when I'd have something like a Bob survived garbage a thon, where, instead of just walking for miles or running for miles, you're actually doing something along the way. Well, it sounds like somebody was listening over at the Chicago Park district on the team. Oxford phone line will egg Listen, Lang, executive director of the Chicago Parks Foundation. Good morning, Lula. It sounds like you're lying. You're Ah, You're off on a nice clean up campaign, aren't you? Wait. We're out there. So we telepathically heard you and we know that way. You know, we want cream parks. And now that they're opened in getting more used when we wanted to make sure that they were clean. And this is one way people. Khun, give back. I love this campaign. We are using our parks more because of this pandemic and I practically grew up at Eugene Field Park. I spent all my time either in the gym in the field house, doing something or out on the fields, and we have a great park system here. We take for granted. Tell us how how you're cleaning up the parks and how people can help you. Well. The Chicago Parks Foundation started this because the Chicago Park district budgets were really stretched then during this time, and we knew that people wanted to get back to their parks, and just like you love Eugene Field. Everybody has a favorite park, and they feel a special connection to it. And we said, Why not get out there and take some ownership and feel that connection and how keep the parks clean? So the Chicago Park Foundation so far has organized over 100 cleanups across the city. But as you said, we have an amazing park system. We have over 600 parks and the beaches and the harbor's so there's a lot of ground to cover and we're asking. Cos local organizations even just groups of friends to get together, signed up on their website, Chicago Parks foundation dot order and we will give you everything you need. To clean up the park safely. We want people to adopt a park check in on it every week and make sure it's clean and make sure it's beautiful so that we can enjoy them safely completely. If I sign up, though, I get one of those sticks with the nail on the end of it. Now we're going to make you work a little harder than that. If we give we give you gloves Matt and garbage bags, and we want to make sure that people use the receptacles. I mean, the best part about all this is reminding people not to leave trash behind in the parks as well. The other thing I love about camping, right? Right. Campaigns like this are great, because you know, if you give money to an organization, you're always wondering. Is it going to get to the right People here you're doing something and you instantly get gratification because you see a clean park. I think you mentioned all the hundreds of parks. I think I played softball in about 200 of them Will and eso. You're looking for companies or individuals. What's the goal here? The goal is that we want some. We want group to take ownership of a park in their neighborhood or in another neighborhood. You have a favorite part Eugene Field If you said two hours every week, I'm just going to check in on it. I'm gonna walk through with a garbage bag. I'm going to pick up some garbage with gloves where a math Social distance. You know the whole deal. That's what we want. It shouldn't be just because there's the pandemic right? It should be always and you know you mentioned about people wanting to donate. People sometimes are afraid to give to the park because they feel it's government, right. We established The Chicago Parks Foundation to be the public private partner for the park district. And, frankly, this is what we're supposed to do. They needed help. We saw a gap and services we jumped in. They've done a great job. You know the statistics and safety measures keep changing, and I was watching the news This morning. They're going to start opening up the restaurants along the beach, but the beach is there still not open. Park District employees have been out there keeping things clean, but they need a hand. Well, A lot of people have a lot more time on their hands right now. So I would. I would think that folks would be happy to volunteer for you will. Absolutely. And like I said, you know, we've had over 1000 volunteers so far, but we need more and we need people to say we're going to adopt this park. We're going to check in on it every week. Make sure it's clean. Go to the website. Chicago Parks foundation dot Oregon Sign up Okay, all the instruments. But now it's all there. Chicago parks foundation dot or GE? Good luck with the campaign and Ah what? What better use of our time, then, too. Keep keep Chicago clean as the old slogan used to be in the day and Mayor Richard J. Daley but keep our parks clean late. And as you said, we're using the parks so much more and we how is essentially they were we've had the Chicago Bears step up to provide some funding, in addition to the Chicago Association of Realtors, and if you can't help out with a Hand, then help out with a donation to the Chicago Parks Foundation, Chicago Parks foundation dot or GE, and it's the executive director of the Chicago Parks Foundation will piglets in Lang. Thanks for filling us in and best elected. Will. I love the campaign? Thank you. Thanks for helping us. Shipman is sure you have a good day. And now a healthy 6 56 right now coming up, we'll check in with the vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union and Stacey Davis. Gates is also the executive vice president of the Illinois Federation of Teachers. We'll get her take on all the news about the Chicago public schools. A lot of travel news, too, and we'll get the update later from travel expert Peter Greenberg. He will be on with this at about 7 48 today and Peter always has some good information on travel. So that's all coming up here. Good to have you with us this morning. The news coming up at seven from the North Western medicine newsroom thiss month..
Christopher Columbus statues temporarily removed in Chicago
"What's going on right now. In the last couple of hours in Chicago, you've seen the mayor of that city, Lori Lightfoot. Is she concerned about the dozens of people who get shot every weekend in the city? She is removing all the Christopher Columbus statues because she's concerned, she says about public safety. She's removing metal statues instead of removing the criminals who are killing people in her city every weekend. I, You know if she should just resign? I quite frankly, I'm embarrassed, Uh, at her actions. I mean, really their people should she tagged us to public safety Rhonda? She I'm not the one making the connection, she says, seeking to protect public safety. More. Mayor Lori Lightfoot removes Christopher Columbus statues from Chicago Parks until further notice, and then in the same voice. Says. We do not welcome federal law enforcement to come into our city and help us with our crime problem. You think she'd be begging for help? Well as a lawyer. You know what I like to be the next person who gets killed in Chicago to file a file a lawsuit against the city of Chicago and particularly name that that there has to be her wiggle out of her immunity because I've been successful and doing counties and them trying to use their immunity and county Supervisor's try to use their beauty and actually surviving 12 6 motions for that. No, she's publicly said it. She doesn't want federal help. She wants federal police there. So anybody who's harmed in her city. Rhonda. I'm not an attorney. I've just been on the fringes because I'm a reporter. So I've dealt with a lot of attorneys. But I think your idea is great. Even if you didn't win the suit, you get discovery. Imagine a civil lawsuit brought against a big city mayor, whether it's Seattle or Chicago or Portland or l A or whatever and say, OK, I want to see all the internal memoranda. When the police chief tells you mayor this weekend, we're going to Seymour. Dozens of people shot and the mayor's response his well. I'm going to tell the feds they should stay out of the city that's like a company being notified. We've gotta hazard here and the head of the company says Leave it there. If people get hurt too bad, and I think the discovery you know when you demand documents from them would be absolutely amazing. Absolutely. You sound like an attorney, because, yeah, that's what you have the fourth stability issue, and and that put them on notice which takes care of the foreseeability issue. Um, and they should be held accountable and discovery is always your friends and a lot of people who have things to hide. Don't like discovery. But you know to me. It sounds like a conspiracy. I mean, I think you could build, actually. Ah. Conspiracy case that the government is actually intentionally doing things to for a political agenda. That's not idiot. The agenda in the best interest of the people on DH there enduring it conspiracies with other other government enter entities and other
Protesters gather in front of Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago home
"Christopher Columbus. Statues were removed from Chicago Parks early this morning. The mayor's office says the statues were removed because they become unsafe. By becoming such a flashpoint. There was another statue that was removed in a Rego Park in a part of town called Little Italy. The information about the removal started leaking as protesters were surrounding Mayor Laurie Lightfoot's house. In Rogers Park. Now aldermen are angry because they say the mayor capitulated to the angry mob rewarded rioters and did not Luke the aldermen in now. The statue in Grant Park was the site of a riot last week in which riders attacked police with frozen water bottles. PVC pipes sharpening spears boxes. Mike Tobin,
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Possible ways to help Americans I think that there's unanimity that they're probably going to need more help and then the question of what form it takes is something that the president is willing to negotiate with doctors in Illinois today there are seven hundred sixty six new coronavirus cases and ninety one additional bath the Illinois gaming commission held their first meeting at four months today the commission still has not set a date for reopening casinos in the state guidelines for re opening were issued last week include social distancing PP it daily health checks for employees not included but phase and poker rooms there's a glimmer of good news for Chicago when it comes to Lollapalooza WGN steeper Tran has nothing compared to the economic impact the city would have retired the festival being held but festival promoters will pay the Chicago park district at least something for the canceled fast the contract requires promoters C. three to pay seven hundred fifty thousand dollars if the festival is canceled because of a force majeure and a pandemic is one of those Stieber trend WGN news WGN sports here's Kevin pound thank you Kim the white Sox have drafted a another hard throwing pitcher this time it's Texas high schooler Gerry Kelly he was named the twenty twenty Gatorade national player of the year he pitched in just twelve innings but struck out thirty four the thirty six batters he faced the season was cut short due to the pandemic the cubs last night they took the local products at Howard the shortstop out of Mount Carmel today was lefty broke away out of Dallas Baptist university was considered one of the top relievers in the draft the PGA tour is back in for the first time in three months the Charles Schwab challenge being held in fort worth Texas Justin rose heart Herald Varner tied for the lead at seven under if I could does resume at this year the edit with the NHL's return to play plan the Blackhawks or face the Oilers in the qualifying round what is Patrick came to think of the match up you know from a fan's perspective for sure that would be an amazing around to watch I think it would be exciting hockey special coming off like a little bit of a laugh even teams probably don't have their systems and defensive structure completely dialed in even though you have some time in training camp trying to that you can never really stimulated a true game situation so I think meanwhile Terry Cohen Robert Quinn and Eddie Jackson among the bears holding zoom conferences today Khan says he's been working out with teammates as he works to prepare for the season so I feel like my hips with tight lower back you know that's all from the hip so I just feel like I've been doing yoga now stretching more often you know just like the small light training room in house the that you do you know to keep your body durable and to keep like you know the wear and tear of the season off the longer on.
Lollapalooza promoter to pay Chicago Park District $750K for canceled festival
"There's a glimmer of good news for Chicago when it comes to Lollapalooza WGN steeper Tran has nothing compared to the economic impact the city would have retired the festival being held but festival promoters will pay the Chicago park district at least something for the canceled fast the contract requires promoters C. three to pay seven hundred fifty thousand dollars if the festival is canceled because of a force majeure and a pandemic is one of those Stieber trend WGN
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Contracted the virus but has since survived New York governor Andrew Cuomo says the city of New York will reopen with phase one Monday metrics Cuomo said were the best since before the shutdown due to testing we are now doing a tremendous number of tests as I said testing is the best mechanism to get a snapshot right where a week to date of the more than sixty thousand tests perform Saturday only seven hundred and eighty one came back positive Chicago's navy pier plans to begin re opening Wednesday nearly three months after closing as part of state and city efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus initial reopening plans include outdoor restaurant spaces tour boats parking garages and outdoor parks and piers a repair officials said carnival rides including the Ferris wheel an indoor spaces including the Chicago children's museum will not re open just yet firework shows also canceled for now staff who work directly with visitors will be required to wear face coverings in navy pier's assigned some employees as social distancing ambassadors to remind people to keep space between groups WGN sports former Cincinnati Bengals standout Ken Riley who was also a coach and athletic director at his alma mater Florida a and M. has passed away Riley was seventy two he played fifteen season for the bangles as a defensive back Conor McGregor has announced his retirement again it's the third time in four years he is retired from fighting I'm.
Chicago Park District Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
"The Chicago park district is canceling it spring programming all paid spring register registration fees will be issued as a credit for future use summer registration will be moved to may eleventh and twelve for now summer camp will start as scheduled in
Lightfoot threatens to shut down Chicago parks, lakefront
"Lightfoot today urging Chicago residents to comply with the stay at home order she says she wants to stop large gatherings especially along the lake front she doesn't want to have to take tougher measures like shutting down the lake front you cannot go one long bike rides walks runs along the lake lake front front we're we're gonna gonna be be character character getting getting was was lots lots of of other other people people the the same same applies applies to to neighborhood neighborhood parks parks and and particular particular playgrounds playgrounds the the playgrounds playgrounds under under governor prescription order are shut down folks Chicago police will be issuing a warning first and then citations if they see people violating the stay at home border patrols will be stepped up along the lake front she has said she would shut down the lake front is she has to
"chicago park" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Deals buy a Toyota dot com good evening I'm been partners what's happening lots of police officers on unpaid administrative leave after allegedly sending a fake ticket to a driver that's not all of the B. C.'s Karen regal has more from Suffolk Superior Court try fighting this idea that's what the hand written notes said to the driver reads along with a seven hundred and eighty dollars citation the alleged victim did fight it appealing and the court could find no record of state police writing that ticket but the investigation found it appeared to come from Boston police officer Christopher Curtis's ticket book the driver who got the ticket recall being aggressively delegated by a Toyota tundra on ninety three north of the city Curtis initially denied being the center of the citation or the driver of the Toyota but sell records allegedly show he was in the area and he owns a Toyota matching the description Curtis hired in twenty seventeen is off the job without pay at Suffolk Superior Court Karen regal WBZ Boston's newsradio there is new information about a deadly shooting in Framingham to kill the man and his son James many wait any son James Wade were killed on January tenth authorities have now made arrested that case middle sixty a Merion Ryan says this was an ambush on rival drug gangs leading to the shooting eliminate mastication and I stress that this is still a preliminary stage of the investigation suggests that on the day of the murder victims went to that parking lot legend you can meet people that I know when the victims arrived in the area we walked twenty six second St several individuals including this is about torrents well all the parking lot D. A. Ryan says the parking lot is known to police for frequent drug exchanges a federal grand jury in Boston has returned the fourth superseding indictment charging one of fifteen parents implicated in the college admissions case with tax offenses John Wilson of Lindfield was indicted on one count of filing a false tax for current prosecutors allege Wilson paid a total of two hundred twenty thousand dollars to secure his son's admission to the U. S. C. college as a a purported water polo recruit then deducted the money from his twenty fourteen tax returns as charitable donations and business expenses federal authorities say Wilson's amended twenty fourteen tax returns improperly Dr two hundred and twenty thousand dollars in payments that he allegedly made in exchange for securing his son's admission to the university president trump has played a big role in shaping his impeachment legal team now is the Senate trial as soon to get underway his lawyers are preparing to unveil their defense one key figure who will not make an appearance the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani sources say he has urged the president to add him to the Senate defense team president trump always speaks highly of Rudy Giuliani but people close to the president have urged against adding him to the impeachment team given the spotlight on Giuliani's work with Ukraine Karen Travers ABC news the White House the house is set to vote tomorrow to send the impeachment articles to.
"chicago park" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Senators there fifteen got to ask questions as the questions began to get tough they walked out president trump said earlier today the new sanctions will be imposed on Iran after it launched a missile strike on to a rocky bases housing US forces in retaliation there were no casualties in the attack I'm Barbara Zack Arbil Cameron says senator Duckworth a disabled Iraq war veteran has joined the chorus of Democrats demanding Congress limit president trump's war making powers of course took to the floor of the Senate to deliver a stinging personal attack on trump and his use of military action against Iran we Ranchester without most solemn duty of declaring war so we need to exert our constitutional control over this out of control toddler in chief and vote to prevent him from intended us and another major war with our legal authorization from Congress but you should use word general Saloni is dead because he was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American servicemen and women and Republicans say trump was within his legal rights to drop a bomb on their general bill Cameron a Daddy WLS man house speaker Pelosi has announced the house will vote tomorrow on a war powers resolution to a limit the trump administration's military actions against Iran closer to home more than two thousand Chicago parking meter tickets have reportedly been issued in error sensed he seventeen that story I know from our nic gaily BC seven is reporting that city data shows that from January twenty seventeen to November twenty nineteen the city racked up some two thousand four hundred ten meter ticket errors drivers downtown were shown the findings not too happy it's called something's.
More than 2K Chicago parking meter tickets issued in error since 2017
"To home more than two thousand Chicago parking meter tickets have reportedly been issued in error sensed he seventeen that story I know from our nic gaily BC seven is reporting that city data shows that from January twenty seventeen to November twenty nineteen the city racked up some two thousand four hundred ten meter ticket errors drivers downtown were shown the findings not too happy it's called something's
Chicago Park District Truck Slides In Lake Michigan Near Oak Street Beach
"The Chicago park district pick up truck slid into Lake Michigan near the oak street beach this morning the truck was salting the bike path when it happened two men inside were able to get out before became submerged in the water no reports of any injuries that truck still in the water at this hour is true is figure out how we're going to
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Saturday night special I stand by my earlier statement that esteemed producer, Marcia Lyles is playing all the hits from the way back machine tonight. And I'm on it. I'm all over it. It's all the rocket. I don't hear that phrase nearly enough anymore that voice that you hear that is our special guest co hosts night. That is rob Telfer from the Morton arboretum, and he works in the adult education center there. And you guys have a bunch of cool events coming up people should go to that website. Morton are. It's like yeah. We don't want people to spell are, that's fair. I pretty much got to us by cast Philip check, every time I gotta type that word, which is all the time. But yeah, usually go to Morton, arb- dot org and check out all the events. It's a beautiful place. If you've not been you should go anyway. And it's beautiful all the time. But their events are really special. So you should go check that out. We are joined now by Lauren you max. She joins us by phone. She, she works in the conservation area of the Chicago park district. Lauren, thanks so much for being with us tonight. Hi, thanks for having me. So tell us about the work that you do at the Chicago park district. Yeah. So I'm a project manager in our department of cultural and natural resources, which, which is a huge department, but I work in a smaller team in natural areas to our environment. Are we call it our environmental conservation and engagement team from one of a smaller team there, though? Right. And describe some of the projects that you have going right now. And how you're doing work here in the Chicago area. Yeah. So my main focus, I have an academic background. And what I do now is I supervised the restoration of that area's throughout the city so areas that were otherwise not really great habitat. So major improvements in terms of improving those sites all over the city from the north to the south in the west side, including a lot of the places that Stephanie monitors birds. Yeah, exactly. I'm getting the sense. This is a really small community. So the all of, you know, each other. Vaccine, another way back. So weirdly. I heard on the radio. Of course. That's right. We'll, we'll have plenty of other opportunities to talk about this topic. There's a topic that keeps on giving when you talk about these areas where you're working in restoration, and I guess, I would I would for this question to, to both of you to Lauren interim where are those in our city, because I feel like it's so easy to overlook them in an urban environment. You know, a minute ago, Stephanie said something about Humboldt park. And that's, that's not the first thing I think they're, they're like, oh, that's right. There's that beautiful water and all that going on there. There's all sorts of stuff a huge area of land, but it's not the first thing I think of when I think of humble park, so where should we be thinking about that in the city Lauren, I'll let you go? Yeah. So I. Everywhere. There is nature everywhere. And I think there's different ways to define nature. So some of our natural areas there's, there's eighteen hundred acres of park district manage Nashville area in the city. That's that's twenty two percent of Chicago park district properties. So people think of participants is like baseball and basketball and football, and all of these other amazing things and maybe even the beaches. But twenty two percent of our land is as natural lagoon. Prairies woodlands that sort of thing. So there's probably something near you, wherever you are in the city there's a couple, you know everyone has their favorites. There's a couple of key spaces, but there's basically pocket nature everywhere. Yeah. In my ward, the thirty third, we have Horner park just finished an amazing habitat restoration, or along the riverbank and is just and we talk about habitat restoration. It's basically like taking out either. Basically grass and then putting in planting native species, or removing invasive species, and putting a new species, and that there's these natural areas. I mean, there's where's west ridge, that's like western and patter Peterson Peterson. And that's an amazing park that is part of the rose hill cemetery. It's just the, the park district bought that back from them, right? I think we lease it or something. But it's amazing actually area as baby deer. They're really, yes. A little bitty baby deer that a woman was chasing. Why would you do that? Because she thought it was like unsafe. And so we're like stomach leave the baby here. Yes. Well, and I think that's an important segue into what kicked off this night all month. We've been talking about environmental issues on this show, but tonight in particular, we're talking about habitats and its wildlife because of the endangered birds that are at Montrose harbour. Now I do understand that. You've seen them you've been there. I've just the day before they laid their I dig, so. The reason they laid it. Play the right music and sending out all the right by the night. They will feel. We were talking a little bit earlier about, you know, how how few of this bird there is. And how kind of nervous, we all are for this bird. What are the there's so many people with very good intentions that are that try to do things to help wildlife. We mentioned earlier the bison incident a couple years ago with the father and the son who may things incredibly worse. I think enough organizations are involved with these birds at, at mantras harbor at this point that I think they have a pretty good shot. But in general Lauren, I'll start with you here in general. What is the thing that you see people do with very good intentions, that is just really not ideal for our natural habitat? Here. One of the biggest things I would think of is, is our love. We talked about a deer we love deer. They're adorable. And it's kind of cool in the city to St. a big mammal like that. But in some first of all, there are not many deer anywhere, but where they are like within the city, but where there are here, they're pretty heavily populated and way denser than they should be a nature. So I think one of the things that we tend to think is, is animal lovers. We want to love and protect them of animals that are sometimes way, overpopulated and can have some seriously negative effects on the overall ecosystem. That's one of the biggest things I think is some of our misdirected love for animals. It's the challenge is we are trying to maintain the health of the entire ecosystem. And so you can have native things things that are from here. But if I mean, dear don't have any Cougars anymore because they. Killed that one that came to Roscoe village those years ago. So that was my question there. How if they're if they're part of the original ecosystem of an area, how things get out of balance. Fearless. If you go to LA Baule, woods in the city at foster and Cicero could walk right up to a deer and they'll be like, what are you gonna do? You're not gonna do nothing. Okay. You can't touch me but on your shoe. Here. Yeah, it's a little feed them, and, and that's also where you get in trouble. So people have good intentions trying to coyotes. That's like, yeah, that's how you're gonna get hurt. Well, I mean, I think an, an interest and important and interesting thing to underscore here is emerging. And that's when we think about environmental damage when we think about wildlife populations in trouble. We often think of pretty dramatic examples of pollutants and chemicals and plastic around, little turtles next, and stuff like that those are bad things. But in fact, there, there's a the theme I'm seeing here from from all three of you tonight that, that we've been talking with is that is there's this whole other level. And that's about as soon as things get a little bit out of balance things, start to go, very haywire, or it's a death by one thousand cuts, you know, the deer maybe wouldn't be so bad. If we loved one of their predators, or if there was enough habitat for them to spread out more. And I mean so that people put cages up and habitat restoration around plants that they want to keep the deer from eating, and so inside these cages we'll be like all these other flowers that are blooming right next to it. There'll be noblemen flowers and that's like they're taking refuge inside of this cage, like all these other plants, like gathering in this cage, because the deer is going to over browse eat too much, and so, yeah, it's a things get thrown out of whack and the job of everyone. And I think this is where the agencies and the experts can't do all the work we all have to grow our ecological vocabulary in a way that we can notice like it was great that there was me and other folks at that park being lady stopped chasing the baby deer. It's this is it's supposed to be because we knew we knew that the mama will leave it laying down. And then also, we knew that the deer weren't going to be hurt their, you know. And so we just need as a. People to grow a culture of understanding ecology and ecological. Health learn what would you add to that? I think you nailed it in terms of thinking about these these things being in balance. And we, we live in kind of a weird and slightly unbalanced place. You being in a city with skyscrapers, and a hugely dense population of people with pockets of nature, and amazing, talkative nature. But we're all kind of coexisting in a relatively small geographic area. And so when you're all kind of confined getting things out of balance, and sort of thrown out of whack happens so sort of understanding what did that balance? And how do we do with that? And how do we all kind of coexist NS stays together? Yeah. There's a lot here as ever, we pick one big topic. And as soon as we started talking at the threads, there's lots of stuff totes, and there's lots of efforts that people can join any time, you know, I mentioned earlier the burgers, and you can join this group of burgers. Through groups like the cog ornithological society. But they, they log the birds they see on this amazing website called E bird and people do this all over the cool is so great. And it's such a great example of people. It's like Wikipedia you know, like Wikipedia isn't written by experts. It's written by everybody. Trying their best, and there's always one or two people who. But then vast majority are trying their best. And so we have amazing data about the movement of birds around the planet, because some person in Schaumburg was like, yeah. I ended six. Bustards. I don't know. I can't think of any burdens. And so then the people over the plan are able to track where these birds are going. So that's, that's a great success that you could join one of those groups you can join.
"chicago park" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To be placed in a Chicago park beside Lake Michigan. I'm Bob moon. Thank you Babu move higher for stocks in thin trading. Walmart's stellar earnings boosted consumer shares while treasuries advanced as investors assessed the prospects for a trade deal with China Wall Street. Meanwhile, is looking ahead to tomorrow's release of the FOMC minutes genus smiling covers the Federal Reserve for Bloomberg news this big pivot coming out of this meeting where we went from expecting to rate hikes this year to being really uncertain whether they're expecting any all we know is that they're waiting to see what happens with, and it's not clear to me as a fed watchers somebody's following these these folks around and carrying them talk, whether there's much consensus around what happens next has for the economic backdrop ahead of the minutes, Patricia Scully as portfolio manager at Pam co in Irvine, California, wages employment and payroll are all have been pretty strong. I don't expect them to put a lot of weight on softener recall softness of the end of the year. But it'll. Will be interesting to see where they are. On software inflation number and moderating, growth expectation and complete coverage of the FOMC minutes. Two o'clock Wall Street time right here on Bloomberg radio trade also on the minds of investors chasing Schenker is chief economist at prestige economics, and he was our guest on daybreak Asia. There's been a manufacturer recession now in China and some of the US data very recently retail sales industrial production came out last week. We're really bad and yet equity markets stowing up because the trade piece is where there could be big swings and daybreak Asia kicks off about twenty eight minutes from now SMP up for the sixth time in seven sessions pushing it to the highest since early December SNP up four up less than two tenths of one percent. The Dow up eight points little changed NASDAQ up fourteen up two tenths of one percent. I'm Charlie Pellett. That's a Bloomberg business flash. Bloomberg best with June Grasso. And Ed Baxter continues. News. Broadcasting live.
Chicago, WGN and Illinois discussed on Steve Cochran
"Condition after being shot in downtown Chicago parking garage the shooting happened. Early this morning on the fifth floor of the, garage and the two. Hundred block of east Illinois the victim was shot in the stomach a suspect was arrested later at a. Bus stop at, Columbus anyone only police are investigating. No bail for the sixteen year old Kia brewer
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In the trial of too many accused of shooting and killing, honor student had Pendleton Chicago park in two, thousand thirteen defense lawyers highlighted. A lack of physical evidence separate juries are. Hearing, the cases against Mikhail ward. And Kenneth Williams police have flooded central London streets and, cordoned off the city's government district after, a car plowed into cyclists and crashed outside parliament and what police are treating as an act of terror with a twenty nine year old driver now in custody detectives are. Working to determine the motive primary elections underway Wisconsin Minnesota Vermont and Connecticut today the Wisconsin, board of election says the state's voting systems are safe from hackers and now WGN sports here's Kevin Powell thank you Kim Ryan Braun hit a couple of two run. Homers Jose can tonic gave up five runs in five innings. And the cubs fell to the brewers seven nothing which, means they're leading the central is down to, just two games Marquis jumped on Catanha early scoring Three in the first two more in the third or. The offense couldn't get to Jolie's show seen the brewers right he went seven innings gave up three hits and struck out, ten bends Overson Joe Madden both ejected for arguing balls and strikes with the home. Plate umpire game two tomorrow at Wrigley SOX have lost. Nine attended the Tigers they'll meet again. In Detroit tonight Lucas Lido takes the hill your, Moncada's out of the lineup with a tooth issue and he made a pre game in about an hour first pitch after six at indeed j. with the call around baseball Robertson Cano set to return from his eighty game suspension for violating. Baseball's drug agreement was Seattle plays at Oakland the Mariners are two and a, half, games, back at. The, as for the second wildcard and roquan Smith officially a member of the bears, the rookie linebacker signed. His contract this. Morning after, a, twenty. Nine day holdout thanks to disagreements over. Language on guaranteed money but it sounds like it's a win, win for both the team and Smith's agents, according to profootballtalk Smith's guarantees. Void only if the league office imposes a. Suspension, of three games are more A, three game suspension has been handed out once in the last decade for excessive. Hitting or unnecessary roughness things like that bears, are in Denver this week for practice with the Broncos on the home of the Blackhawks northwestern Wildcats and White Sox..
"chicago park" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And so when I was summoned his office, he said, this is this is a very bad thing that happened here. So he said, I'm gonna call Avery. So. He picked up the phone. I'm in the room and he said. Avery, this is dick now. I didn't know at the time that the LaSalle hotel which was across the street was owned by Avery Brundage and I didn't know what the slow sale hotel was being a sell sider, never. I never went north of van Buren. I think at the time, but there I am in the mayor's office and he picks up the phone and. Listening to him and he said, Avery. I hear you're not gonna let these handicapped kids use the word Olympics in their games, and then I don't know what's going on on the other line. But then I hear mayor, Daley, say, while the fire department has been over to your hotel and they have found many, many fire code violations. Now today Special Olympics is the only athletic organization that can use the word in Olympe word Olympics in their title because it rebranded solve alight. He he? Yes. When the mayor mentioned these these code violations in his hotel. That's right. Everything is home right and money. In fact, that became wasn't it like the host hotel for host. Oh, so tell at yes, it was like, well, and there was another fun story to the. We were trying to secure a lot of in house contributions by other charities and and all, and the man who had all the concessions for the Chicago park district all the hot dogs at the beaches in pools and places that they had events. Bill burns says, name was consolidated.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That the president knew in advance about June twenty sixteen meeting were Russians, were, expected, to, offer damaging information about, Hillary. Clinton that testimony would. Contradict the public denials of the president his son and other campaign officials who've repeatedly claimed the president was not aware of the Trump Tower meeting until more than a year later senior members of the Australian government are telling that, country's ABC news that they believe the United States is. Preparing to bomb you're Ron's nuclear facilities, perhaps as early as next month and that Australia is poised to. Help identify possible targets the network report they're on ABC had does has been told. That Australian defence facilities, would play a, role in. Identifying targets in Iran along. With British, intelligence agencies a violent. Home invasion in Chicago's park manner Neighborhood police say three people broke into a. Seventy four year old woman's home last night restrained her with duct tape and then it happened near sixty seventh. In prairie the suspects were armed with knives and tape the woman's mouth and hands the robbers still several electronics and other household items, and then fled in a, gray colored car, and those are the headlines WGN sports is sponsored by northwestern football Chicago's big ten team the eleventh annual Blackhawks convention begins today at the Hilton Chicago just heard from Chris Chelios he'll be there Troy Murray will be there many former players current players. Will have live broadcasts from the convention starting today at three with Rohan Anna and we'll have today's opening ceremonies at five o'clock live right here. On WGN Cole hamels Jordan career highlight at, Wrigley field when he no hit the cubs there three years ago this week now he's hoping for a few more as he moves, from Texas to the cubs via trade the thirty four year old hamels five nine this year is World, Series MVP in two thousand eight. When his Phillies beat the Tampa Bay rays then under the. Direction of his new manager Joe Madden White Sox may have done the team chasing the cubs a favor by dealing reliever. Joakim Soria to the brewers Who are two and a half games behind the. Cubs SOX hit six home runs. Yesterday matching a. Season high set on opening. Day but they. Still came up short against the angels twelve eight they're back home tonight's take on the, Blue Jays six thirty five Randy Mazars pre-game seven ten the first pitch but that farmer Darren Jackson here on WGN the bears back on the.
Chicago, Phil and Brewers discussed on Steve Cochran
"Then the biggest question that segments has Phil did he get the job the McDonalds shop that's the that's the question I'm not sure if the police officer knows He said, he hopes he gets. The hopes he. Gets the, job maybe it hasn't hasn't second, interview. They're going to thirty you know if you want to get a job Donald six interview process so we'll see all, right headlines now sponsored by new balance Chicago here's Steve presented sixty three degrees on our way today to seventy seven in the latest revelation President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen claims the Donald Trump had advanced knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting were Russians were expected to offer a dirt on Hillary Clinton Trump has. Repeatedly denied having any knowledge of that meeting a man on a divvy bikes stole a. Woman's purse as she was walking with friends and then let south loop it. Happened just after twelve thirty today in the, seven hundred block of south State. Street the thirty five year old woman was walking southbound on state, with three friends when a robber approached on a divvy. Bike he grabbed her purse and crashed the, bike into friends is he, was trying to? Make a getaway a violent. Home invasion in Chicago's park manor neighborhood police Three people broke into a seventy four year, old woman's home restrained. Her with duct. Tape and, robbed her it happened near sixty, seventh. In prairie the suspect were armed with knives and taped her mouth enhance robbers according to police still several electronics and, other household items before fleeing the scene in a car and those are the headlines WGN sports is sponsored by northwestern football Chicago's big ten team the Blackhawks convention starts today the eleventh edition with a couple dozen current players and prospects more than twenty alumni including the likes of Jeremy Roenick newly named ambassador Chris. Chelios and even try Murray Rokon and Nana devante are live at the convention today at. Three and we'll bring you live coverage of the opening ceremonies at five o'clock. Here on WGN the cubs are hoping gave, bolstered their Iraq starting rotation by. Adding veteran left-hander Cole hamels deal with Texas for a couple of, minor leaguers and a player to be named cash also Said to be involved hamels thirty four five, and nine, this year for the last place Rangers the cubs beat Arizona yesterday seven six and their, leaders two and a half games over the brewers rallied to beat San Francisco last night. Seventy six Josh hater whose seven-year-old racist tweets surfaced during the all star game pitched on the road for the first time since two chorus of boos and ended up the winning. Pitcher White Sox fell to the angels yesterday twelve eight. Despite matching a season high with six home runs to each for Jose Abreu and. Daniel polka and the socks who traded reliever Joakim Soria to. The brewers are back home tonight to take on the Blue Jays who traded pitcher j hap-. To the Yankees we'll have tonight's game at six thirty five we'll talk to Steve Stone this morning at eight. Forty bears get back on the field within the hour, and burbenay second of three consecutive padded practices for them and football season's just around the, corner Ryan field is home to the best schedule in the nation this fall as Michigan Notre Dame and, more visit, Evanston season, and single game tickets on sale now at an you sports dot com on the home of the Blackhawks the northwestern Wildcats now White Sox baseball Dave WGN sports.
"chicago park" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"The family out and learn a little bit about the fourth deserve in general the kids get to touch a truck to climb on the tractors and all that stuff they can play with the chainsaws it's a great time with that there's no change on them really kids tree climb nature play area archery will be open all that stuff i will be there in the wildlife tent comes out come say hello also crabtree were having a twilight canoe paddle and the twenty second at six thirty pm and need people need to call and register 'cause we got and find out where we're going because that's still up in the air the next day another it must be paddling month or something nobody bothered to tell me about that there's also a canoe panel at big bend lake in displaying hosted by our recreation staff on the twenty third from eleven to one what else can more paddling this tuesday the fifth you can kayak the pundit trailside all gear provided two days later on the seventh you can kayak the displaying river from maywood grove which is first avenue between lake and chicago all the way down to plank road meadow which is on i didn't have new just east of first avenue so just south of this new next saturday night a big bolivian woods celebration put lake more canoeing archery fishing the chicago park district fishing crew will be there to help us out as well as the team and cianci no no that's part of the part of the team yeah the other part is me i'm your wing man for the day could made it's gonna be a good time chelsea road show kids if will be a riot it will be guaranteed to be lots of fun.
White House blames Hamas for deaths of Palestinians
"For new legislation new language that requires prosecutors and judges to clearly state for the record their rationale for plea agreements especially those that result in the release of habitual repeated gun offenders he's also proposing reinstating the death penalty in illinois for mass murderers and those who kill police officers the first lady at walter reed medical center after having a procedure to treat a kidney condition the white house says he was successful there were no complications the us supreme court citing with new jersey in the states bid to allow sports betting the high court throwing out a federal ban that had been in place more than a quarter century former new jersey governor chris christie says it's a good decision pick this out of the shadows out of illegality and make it illegal enterprise and i think that's going to be a great thing for the people to stay illinois lawmakers considering how sports betting might work for the state in terms of revenue dozens of people have died in violent protests along the border between israel and palestine the white house pinning the blame on hamas white house spokesman raj shah has responsibility for dozens of deaths along the gaza border rests squarely with hamas we believe that hamas has an organization is engaged cynical action this leniency stats more than fifty people have been killed by the israeli military in the palestinian in protests which come the same day as the us opened its new embassy in jerusalem shots at the us supports israel's right to defend itself are like signs abc news washington colorado parks and wildlife officers killed a bear they suspect attacked a five year old girl early sunday morning near grand junction of incidents are rare but they also do indeed occur and we take them incredibly seriously the bear was taken down based on a description they'll follow up with dna sampling and the chicago park district again has a problem with.
Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon: Sports gambling has ‘always been legal’
"Lead in some of its water fountains chicago park district is shutting off about sixteen percent of its outdoor water fountains leaving just one thousand in operation participate spokeswoman jessica maxi faulkner tells the tribune those fountains had higher lead content than federal regulations allowing bottled water just two years ago the district shut off eighteen percent of both it's indoor and outdoor fountains for the same reason not pungo wgn news now wgn sports here's kevin powell judy jose can gave up three homers and allowed six runs over four and two thirds and the cubs lost to the braves six five and a jackie robinson day makeup game at wrigley the cubs had a couple homers of their own they make things interesting in the night scoring one run they couldn't complete the rally they've now lost two straight before the game manager joe man and gave his thoughts on the supreme court's ruling today to strike down a federal ban on sports gambling across the country was already loud i mean as far as i'm concerned it's already legal already been legal and it's it's if it's been going on as long as it has in vegas and in every bar room in the backroom of many barrooms whether it's finished chicago in hazleton that's been part of our culture so i just think it's it's out front right now madden and the cubs now had to atlanta for a three game set with the braves off day for the white sox they're back at it tomorrow night in pittsburgh will have the call at six thirty five the showdown to settle the west begins when james harden and the top seated rockets ho steph curry and the golden state warriors in game one of the the western conference finals warriors eyeing a fourth straight nba finals open a playoff series on the road for the first time since two thousand fourteen and the winnipeg jets are looking for a two elite on the vegas golden knights in the nhl west finals and the home of the blackhawks northwestern wildcats and white sox baseball kevin powell wgn sports your money traffic and weather next on wgn hey it's mike my team just pulled off the biggest upset in the history of forever.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Eleven months and months there's probably a technical part of that too right right right but then they asked me again at the end of that point you know i thought well gosh i think i could i could probably do this and i don't wanna live through another transition of somebody else who's not working out that well the biggest challenge during the time was privatizing zoo i think that's something people that's an untold basically untold stories early the four million people who visit lincoln park zoo don't realize those changes talk about that for a while cure fascinating well i and it was fascinating to me because i became director in june of ninety three in july of ninety three i got the call from city hall that they wanted to privatize zoo i was at berkshire i didn't even know what privatized so there was there was a lot of learning that i needed to do but basically to yeah very quickly and basically it was turning management over from we were part of their chicago park district is director i was a department head within the chicago park district and they were turning over management to the lincoln park zoological society we've been around since the late fifties so it really i think the education was learning what it costs to run the zoo and then figuring out a business plan to keep zoo free and that was that was i think is recall that was your great priority that that there was a possibility that in order to privatize it the lincoln park zoo might have to start charging admission and you were absolutely adamant that would not happen was was was adamant that we remain free mayor gayle is certainly was adamant that zoo remain free so that never really became a big issue is just figuring out okay how how do we make this work can we can we survive and and and not go broke if you will and and keep the zoo moving forward we're very fortunate when we did privatize which happened january first of nineteen ninetyfive while it was quick we're fortunate that the economy was pretty strong at that point in time and people were very generous to us who we everybody off to a good enough start and then once people kind of saw the change of zoo so i think what were some of those changes.
"chicago park" Discussed on Double Toasted
"If you think that that toasted goodness is feeling good right now way too we are there live or front of you point at all where in chicago park west more no killing park west saturday june thirtieth that's going to be starting at seven pm the doors open and then we start the show at eight and the show's going to be fun man we got the live comedy the games the prizes the music the party oma god all that thirty five dollars we're looking forward to seeing seeing you there like i said you guys a half is cool as these young man over here then we know we're gonna have a good time and being some good hands but you gotta stop nick de his home with that it's almost done with just one more thing this is not even an f can can i least do some for the toasties like the midnight chat attack every saturday seven thirty pm to midnight central standard time now you can go in there and talk to them in the chat but they also have a youtube live streaming video channel go over there and talk to them face to face and say what you have to say right eric and order that down look little cocky right now cocky layer i'm about to get really are going i'm about to advertise cass right here thank you coy thank you all you catch court going into chicago so.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The players were going to down the tunnel there people would throw so much stuff adam that they built like a canvas tent over the fans then set on fire so they can grow and stuff on my mind when i was a kid we had tickets in there there was the was the north end zone and the north end zone was temporary there weren't it wasn't like the north end so now the right was it was lamp worry bleachers like you'd have it a high school and the quit why was that because they needed to shut the field they need to cut off part of the field because the is soldier field was built as he track and field stadium at a football stadium so the field was one hundred and thirty yards long gus as much as one hundred thousand people which right get for games so they cut off the baths the back order of the stadium by putting up by erecting these these these bleachers which were feeling light blue city of chicago park district paint oh yeah they would put the big the big bear band in the lower right hand corner of the of of this and that was like a you know a fifteen peace sixty these banned whatever it was and the whole thing would sway and shaking and this is a team that was going to in twelve because he and play fourteen games even tell us exactly right and and they were and it was jazz in arab deserving first memories as a kid a going into the bears gains was sitting in those bleachers and without a ton of people to state this was out of the modern nfl and just thinking my dad was so mad about aidgiver on and as a quote gosh of every and i heard everywhere i learned every word discharged with the letter that at at those gains and as a kid and end but that's why you love them so that's whether such passion for them now or there was you know for this entire generation the 85 bears because he'd been such futility and and he was like the couldn't believe that team was the best team in football right and that's that's one of the.
"chicago park" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Get we're back and as is seven a little dacre ever wonder ever wonder what is like gone on average about myself all the time was his may observing it again these in heaven hold on i know i have and as part of the one thousand show on monday a good before can downs got together initial wanna steve what he held in the baby the mcdonald's diet coke there is nothing there i the entire funkhouser family here and i'm not talking about larry david firms and talking about actual chicago funkhouser and steve is here steve you guys started your and at the mcdonald's empire about twenty years ago right yes 1999 slight 13th and you were doing so completely severed business you weren't even a businessman of us or you're working for somebody i was working for chicago park district for twenty three years in office all commowealth addison kind of doing to jobs at the same time collect and whatever cash that could save in my wife and i were deciding what kind of business we'd like to get into on our own are on board was great because i i picture you gone home your wife gone honey i've got to get out of the but if you're going to if you're going to go home and break it the news like that or have an idea like that even if it together it's not like mcdonald's wasn't a solid business model right exactly that's kind of what we were lucky yet because she's always she's italian so she cooks all the time she thought maybe we get into some kind of catering business this opener on restaurant it but we know the risk involved and why they're of.