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Dead body found in downtown Chicago River
"Death investigation is underway after police say a dead body was found in the Chicago River downtown. According to police, someone observed something in the water in the 400 block of East River Drive and called 911. Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department and the Marine unit were called, have seen their the body of an adult male from the river was recovered. The name of the victim has not been
Chicago River Dyed Green in Surprise Move as City Encourages Smaller Celebrations
"The city said no green dye for the Chicago River this year to celebrate ST Patrick's Day. Then Saturday morning, the river runs Green, a Saturday surprise. I'm here every year. We hope for the best we got lucky this year way still came last year, regardless supported the city had so much fun, but we're so happy. Never gets old. Nice to see one thing that's normal. We feel that sense of pride in our heritage. But it's just such a good city tradition. I mean, we've been doing this for God, I don't know how long, long time decades that's WGN TV studio. Wang Bars and restaurants are open the ST Pat's Day weekend, but Over 19 restrictions will still keep occupancy at 50%. The
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day
"To be canceled this year surprised many who were downtown early Saturday morning, according to WGN's Judy, Weighing the River runs Green, a Saturday surprise. I'm here every year. We hope for the best we got lucky this year way still came last year, regardless supported the city had so much fun, but we're so happy. Never gets old. Nice to see one thing that's normal. We feel that's a sense of pride in our heritage. But it's just such a good city tradition. I mean, we've been doing this for God. I don't know how long contact decades one local restaurant owner one Chicago and
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day
"50% it 50% capacity capacity for ST for ST Patrick's Patrick's Day weekend, Day weekend, But But Mayor Mayor Lightfoot's Lightfoot's given given the green the green light light to dying to dying the river the river green. green. The The river river runs runs Green, Green, a Saturday a Saturday surprise. surprise. Come Come here here every every year. year. We hope We hope for the for best the best we got we got lucky lucky this this year year way way still still came came last last year, year, regardless regardless supported supported the city the city had had so so much much fun, fun, but but we're we're so so happy. happy. Never Never gets gets old. old. Nice Nice to see to see one one thing thing that's that's normal. normal. We We feel feel it's it's a sense a sense of pride of pride in in our our heritage. heritage. But But it's just it's just such such a a good good city city tradition. tradition. I mean, I mean, we've we've been doing been doing this this for for about I about don't I don't know know how long how long time time decades decades with with WGN
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day
"It 50% capacity for ST Patrick's Day weekend, But Mayor Lightfoot's given the green light to dying the river green. The river runs Green, a Saturday surprise. Come here every year. We hope for the best we got lucky this year way still came last year, regardless supported the city had so much fun, but we're so happy. Never gets old. Nice to see one thing that's normal. We feel it's a sense of pride in our heritage. But it's just such a good city tradition. I mean, we've been doing this for about I don't know how long time decades with WGN
Chicago Mayor Announces Chicago River Won't Be Dyed Green for St. Patrick's Day
"The mayor of Chicago has just announced that they're not going to die The Chicago River Green ST Patrick's Day next week, they're going to eliminate They do it every year they die. The Chicago River agree in for ST Patrick's Day, and I got to do that The downtown parade and the Southside Irish parade have all been postponed. As part of this weekend, ST Patrick's day over 100,000 people were expected to fly to Chicago. They're not going to go to Chicago
Judge rules Trump hotel in Chicago violated Illinois environmental laws
"Cook County judge today ruled that former President Donald Trump's hotel on the Chicago River violated state environmental laws. W. G and Steve Ruxton reports, Judge Sophia Hall ruled that the hotel broke laws by sucking in massive amounts of water for heating and cooling systems without a valid permit that could endanger fish in the river. In fact, in 2018, the Tribune revealed the Trump International Hotel and Tower was the only downtown high rise that hadn't taken steps to protect fish in the river. Judge Hall said Emerge 11th hearing to consider penalties The Illinois attorney general's office wants to find a $50,000 a day plus 10 thous. Isn't a day for each day. The violations continue.
Chicago Aldermen Clash In Heated Hearing Over Proposal To Rename Lake Shore Drive For Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable
"Today naming Lakeshore drive for a black man who some credit with founding Chicago Jean Jean Baptiste Point to sob. All the proposal would rename about 17 miles of the outer drive from Hollywood onto the north to 67th on the South. Disabled was a patient. This descent he's believed to be the first non native settler in this area established a trading post near the Chicago River in 1970, not rather 17 79. The bill was introduced by the South Side's 17th word Ultimate David Moore and the Transportation Committee says they're holding up or down vote by April. A superintendent of
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
Mother Charged After 5-Year-Old Is Stabbed To Death In East Garfield Park Chicago
"Minutes 49 people shot seven fatally over the weekend in Chicago. That number does not include two stabbing deaths. 27 year old woman facing first degree murder charges for allegedly stabbing her five year old daughter to death have it in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Saturday morning and this morning. The mother is due in court. So police arriving this couple of times before his family's address the medical examiner's office identifying the girl as serenity. Barrington police Identifying the girl's mother is 27 year old Simone Austin, also a body pulled from the water. Ah, one earner twenties with stab wounds. She was pulled from the North branch. Of the Chicago River on
Woman Found Stabbed To Death In North Branch Of The Chicago River
"No word as yet on the identity of a woman whose body was found in the north branch of the Chicago River just after midnight yesterday morning. That woman believed to be in her early twenties, have been stabbed several times in her neck. And Faye's not knowing how long she had been in the water or when she was attacked. No one is in custody.
"chicago river" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Group station. 68 degrees at four o'clock. Good morning, James Sears. The news is sponsored by 1 20 Life. A car drives through a protest in California and President Trump Back on the campaign trail for still BG in traffic and take milk on our roadways. Right now we're seeing on the Eisenhower some stop and go traffic in by between Ashland and the Burn interchange. Also on I 55 roadwork has thie two left lanes blocked north bond between route 53 Veterans Memorial tollway also on the Kennedy some roadwork there, blocking the two left lanes, closing them actually eastbound between Harlem and Montrose Avenue. Everything else is looking good out there. At this early hour, a woman's body was found in the north branch of the Chicago River by two citizens. Overnight, the Marine police Marine unit and Fire Department pulled the body from the river in the 2600 block. Of West Addison just past midnight early this morning. Police say the woman was wearing a black certain black jeans and appeared to have trauma to the head. She has not been identified. A 15 year old boy was shot in the head last night on the far South side. He's incredible condition at Christ Medical Center. Chicago police say the shooting happened at 9 20 in the at 1 600 block of South Prairie in the Wes Pullman neighborhood. No arrests have been made. A 27 year old woman is in custody for the stabbing death of a five year old girl. Chicago police say serenity. Arrington was slashed multiple times yesterday morning on West Fulton Boulevard. The girl's grandfather, Sylvester Washington is devastated. Beautiful, like all great grand keys out here. Beautiful law school. Look move.
"chicago river" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Joint. How about all Suburban addition next? Mark Brown. Mark Brown loves the book Patricia and McNair, who's a fantastic short story. Writer. Novelist loves the book. And I would imagine everybody loves the book. Were there any people Dennis, who were Adamantly dissatisfied with your mustard rankings, and, you know, I know I had a few people that you know, came to me or, you know, send me e mails and said, Hey, you know this place you haven't a 3.5. I think it should be a four. Right? Alright, little things like that, but nothing much. And and and Rick. You know, you mentioned Patricia and McNair and something I want to tell you with her is up. No, it is a member of the faculty of Columbia College. He was a great influence on me when we were there. I was working in that masters, a creative writing program and with model some of our stories, and I have to tell you that one of the stories that I wrote in this book, I modeled it After you. I said, How would Rick Ogan start? This? That might hurt say that might hurt sales in the long run that I didn't do. I didn't do a great job with the model, but that's very funny one There's 11. And when I'm So tell you people say the the reviews of each one of these places are relatively shorting of freedom in a couple minutes, And then Dennis's embellish this book with longer, not that much longer, but a couple pages about various places. I just want to read there's a Broncos sandwich shop, which is at 11 18, West Fullerton. And the woman who owns it. This is what she says on job, Renko. I treat everyone with respect, and I let them know that they're loved that vents that that is the the Montrose should be the monster of everybody who owns the Chicago hot dog stand. The places are in many cases, you know, I know people will drive to To you know, Wolfie is because they fell in love with wolf visas. A kid did you were you sort of and Gene and Jude's is another one on the river road in In River Grove. But the loyalty that some people have for these places where you sent it. Kinda astonished by that, Dennis. Oh, yeah, And I mean, like getting stories from now there's a place up on Damon near Lawrence. A place called Burdock Been around forever, and the gentleman who runs the place with his father there. Jay Lee. He was telling me that when they don't like stuff like when he when they tried to add of veggie dog years ago, right that, you know the way the masses that would come. There were no through their arms up. I'm not coming back here. If you're serving a veggie dog just couldn't believe that surprise. Someone didn't try to burn the place down. How dare you add a veggies onto the menu. You know when you have the you know the battle There's one small change short captain called the Battle of the fiberglass hot dog mascots, which is fantastic. Then you have a hot dog quiz. I'm just telling you, Bob Surat is right to keep this in your cards. The driver on Chicago But you also let me ask you how How Covic, you finish this. You had your last Of these 50 hotdogs at 59 stops Total dog 60 at on January, 24th had carbs when the world seemed may have been cold up, But the world seem relatively normal. Have any of these place has been hurt by recent health and and the domestic troubles? And, Yeah, you know what The sad part is, Unfortunately, not too many of them have both good. I have received word from a couple that I know quite a few of them have reduced their hours a little bit a couple places that they were clothing temporarily. But just because we have an older wait, you know, work staff jump back in the game in a little bit. But you know 95% of these places. They're still up and running and making a go of it. Not one of things I enjoy about the book. Being out now is, you know, it will kind of get a few more players. You know, folks going out to grab a hot dog, and that's what these places and I think that's a great great thing. You are also you put the arm on some of these people. I don't know how many coupons earned. Not every one of the places did it. But there You know about a dozen coupons? Well, actually, there are 14 eso you khun break even on buying the book that that's an inspired idea where any of these did anything did all these places get it? He and I probably should have gone and, you know, ask the fume or two. But, you know, I just wanted to kind of thought It would be cool if we could cover the price Put, you know 14 bucks in there in the book cost 13 95. I'm sure others would have said yeah. Yeah, Put me down. Oh, sure Know, it also becomes a matter of Hey, You know you're chasing people with a phone call or a message and you don't hear back. And after a while, you kind of gotta get things ready because it's rolling towards the press. I'm right. Right. Right. Where can people buy this book down? Some assuming virtually anywhere. I mean, you go on in the Amazon. I'm sure you know Amazon. You know the publisher micro press dot com and see our old press dot com. But, you know a book stores like I'm in the Beverly area. Keith Lewis at bookies is very big on supporting independent publishers impresses eso at his place and out in Beverly and in Homewood. Um, Quinn. He's.
Shots fired as crowds clash with police in downtown Chicago
"Chicago has been rocked by widespread vandalism including this morning that may have been tipped off by police involved shooting according to Chicago police shots were fired at officers returned fire but no officers were injured during unrest in Chicago hundreds of people smashed windows looted stores and clashed with officers in Chicago's magnificent mile shopping district in other parts of the city earlier in the evening dozens of people are faced off with police after officer shot and wounded a person in the city's Inglewood neighborhood about ten miles away people smashed windows at a Tesla dealership in a bank and were seen going in and out of stores carrying shopping bags full of merchandise authorities attempted to prevent travel into downtown suspending bus and train service lifting bridges over the Chicago River and state police blocked expressway ramps I'm Jennifer king
Chicago River boat capsizes; 9 rescued, child in critical condition, reports say
"Hospitalized tonight in critical condition after a boat capsized on the south branch of the Chicago River WG ends Patrick Elwood, reporting from the 18th Street Bridge has several other people were also rescued. The call for help came out about 6 30 this evening. Several agencies answering that call Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department, The Coast Guard and the Illinois Conservation Police again. Nine people on board that small craft six adults, three kids. Six of them rushed to area hospitals, three of them refusing any kind of medical assistance, but the worst off a seven year old blast listed in critical condition taken to mercy, according to the Coast Guard, though, who put out the official release on this everyone was wearing life jackets. But the problem was what capsize that little one that seven year old was stuck under the boat. The Chicago Fire Department says two of its divers jumped from a helicopter into the river. To make that rescue Police in
Chicago River bridges go up for sailboats Wednesday
"Now and if you're taking a boat listen to this Chicago's river bridges that you've been raised several times the past two weeks to live in downtown access during civil unrest will be raised again this morning this time for sailboats going to the lake the department of transportation says river bridges will be up for ten sailboats starting at about nine thirty in the morning from south Ashland to lake shore drive bridge let's also can be expected every Saturday now starting at eight in the morning and Wednesdays starting at nine thirty
Chicago - Floodwaters continue to close roads in city, suburbs
"The Midwest is drying out after a deluge of rain caused major flooding A. B. C.'s Ryan burl is in Chicago which saw eight inches of rain in six days standing water is blocking roadways and damaging basements three floors of the famed Willis tower are said to be under water the rising Chicago River has flooded lower Wacker drive where I'm standing the Chicago fire department at route six homeless people overnight in fact the rivers gotten so high the metropolitan water reclamation district of greater Chicago has reversed the flow of the Chicago River normally the water flows away from Lake Michigan now it's flowing to the lake to prevent over banks flooding it's the third time they've had to do that over the last five years Ryan burl ABC news
"chicago river" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM
"I don't know I don't know you traffic the lake shore drive bridge over the Chicago River is closed until two thirty today for testing and maintenance and in downers Grove and Westmont resurfacing on Oct in both directions between Washington and eighty three I'm Bonnie green and that's traffic on one oh three five kiss FM and our community.
Chicago rescheduling three parades – including St. Patrick’s Day Parade
"Of the ongoing corona virus concerns parades this weekends are off then they will be rescheduled the St Patrick's day parade the south side Irish parade parade and and northwest northwest Irish Irish parade parade all all postponed postponed the the Chicago Chicago River River dyeing dyeing of of the the Chicago Chicago River River also also postponed postponed because because of this virus concern
Lightfoot cancels Chicago's St. Patrick’s Day parades because of coronavirus
"Mayor mayor Lightfoot Lightfoot says says the the same same Patrick's Patrick's day day parades parades in in Chicago Chicago downtown downtown on on the the north north and and south south side side will will not not take take place this weekend but they're postponed she says the cancellation is in the best interest of the public god forbid we see a spread for spike based upon this kind of public event none of us wanted that all of us are putting first and foremost what's important for the public and we just believe that this is the right decision the dying of the Chicago River will also take place at a later date
"chicago river" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Delicious with Bob Evans side dishes like mashed potatoes and mac and cheese they're made with real milk butter cheese and potatoes that are ready in the microwave in six minutes try Bob Evans sides from your grocery store it'll be love at first bite mayor Lori Lightfoot announcing this morning that the city is canceling this weekend's downtown Saint Patrick's day parade as well as the south side Irish parade and the north west side parade they're also canceling the dying of the Chicago River Lightfoot says she realizes what a difficult decision this is for the city but she did it because of fears about how the corona virus can spread in large crowds the mayor is hoping that hoping that the parades can happen at a later date another disastrous morning on Wall Street the Dow currently down about eleven hundred points this is because of fears of economic fallout from the corona virus outbreak big news from New York City former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sentenced to twenty three years in prison for rape and sexual assault Weinstein has been accused of violating scores of women he was convicted last month of raping a woman in twenty thirteen and forcibly performing oral sex on another in two thousand six twenty three years for Harvey Weinstein WLS news time ten thirty two checking flows between Sacramento and downtown Eisenhower between California and downtown Stevenson between Harlem and Pulaski and the Dan Ryan slows at the Stephenson that's traffic from the WLS AMA ninety Travis at this hour sponsored in part by express pros dot com losing sleep over a stressful job or a bad boss it's time to get.
"chicago river" Discussed on WGN Radio
"A former Dominick's employee myself three one two ninety one seventy two hundred snow falling in the area where I sit the eighteen floor here high atop the mouth of the Chicago River I can look out right now I'm doing so can I move my microphone to look and I see a wintry mix I don't see much at all no snow on the roads that's not the case obviously in all of our broadcasting pattern if you will if you live in those areas that have been hit with the the three to six inches that are suppose accumulate overnight but I've already seen snow fall give me call let me know three one two ninety one seventy two hundred where's the snow hitting an act I know it was area south it says is moving south to north this can also hit northwest Indiana tonight I heard the meter is a little bit earlier talking about how over night he's going to pick up and get stronger and then here come the subzero temperatures you're ready for it I'm ready for it although I don't know my gloves are I'm one of these guys who got complacent I kept saying to myself I'm like well you know I could get my gloves ready I get a maybe get the scarf out yeah I was only thirty degrees everything will be fine and now we're here and Mike are I'm not ready for this three one two ninety one seventy two hundred you like me are you ready for this you would you born ready you're ready for a day of subzero temperatures you work outside war you like me like I don't know all I have to wear shorts flip flops I forgot to get my boots are my wool socks this year the three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred it's kind of funny that this here comes a subzero temperatures and I know more about the cold temperatures from sports reporters then I do from weatherman and what I mean by that is all of the S. P. N. is talking about coming to Chicago this weekend for the NBA all star game he also game at the United center and all of the sports reporters are complaining about having to come to Chicago and it's gonna be one degree I'm getting more of my weather news from them complaining but I am from actual meteorologist does that mean right seven await says is in Melrose park and it's snowing pretty hard right now now was parked not that far out from the city Chicago we're in a we're I went walked over to the Meriones to get dinner tonight he had to walk outside right here in front of our building and when you're this close to the lake has a right by the lake the snow is side ways it see when they see a wintry mix that's what it is it's just a a kind of heavy rain and it's not actually coming down on your head this the wind has made it side ways so it's just like right in your face that's the one I I can't stand that that reminds me of that one storm we always get October comes out of nowhere the October winds bring it in you get rained side ways Sherri he ready for tomorrow now I'm not the northern numbers and it really hit the biggest part of my but there's a lot of real estate there let the weather kind of place you can't think of it thank so are you ready what he doing to prepare well I mean creating a lot all I can do I mean I get a company car do you drive but I mean I'm in I'm in one of the northern suburbs and I have not seen no clout I'm driving like what are considered ambulance route time is relaxed the best of classic TV Archie bunker's place Alice Barney Miller for over the years channel two or check your cable listings ever been knocked down you know suffered a set back fired left out it happens it happens a Mike Bloomberg middle class kid worked his way through college got a job started a family boon fired at thirty nine what it might do but a lot of us do he got back up those back in he had an idea designer you computer able to crunch data and process information in a unique way he built it he sold.
"chicago river" Discussed on WGN Radio
"I'll read it all she's a nine warning Chicago River real western brown one cardboard rush you ordered Wonderland with a million marriage may courage may to September nineteen in a fantastic for of land with a full measure for one thing and make one a gay won't catch three sons war war wonders stern still had a war Turkish which would pay payroll to wait Sheridan Sherman August seventh ten a good till six P. M. only zero secretary owner wow that's so how long have you had that since nineteen twenty here are we sure can align to the man known ministering but to also I've heard a few times there are a diversionary Wurster before he over old printers partial because that would be a natural push their goal yeah and then I've heard the other certain which rank and Robert Todd Lincoln was the world's Columbian exposition oh okay wow that's quite a history of what a piece of history right there a pass to Riverview from nineteen twenty wow thank you Vic for sharing that three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number yeah you know people of a certain age you know my and like I said this my parents generation especially so many stories about Riverview thank you must've been insane it must have been such a great place I've seen pictures because they you know obviously there you know they they they took many many pictures review it was it was a very cool looking place I'm an obviously very very popular and you know legendary among people who grew up in Chicago at that at that particular time so yeah all right how about Chippewa lake park served as a set of a horror movie typical lake was a thriving theme park for an entire century from eighteen seventy eight to nineteen seventy eight then it was left to rot looks pretty spooky right well director Jay will fell would tend to agree the horror film closed for the season shot in two thousand eight released in two thousand ten had several scenes that take place with a long closed amusement park in feature many of the park's decaying arises backgrounds unfortunately the film was a critical failure any amateur directors with an eye for horror welcome to stage a drama upon ship while lex remnants and perhaps pay this historical spooky site proper Ammash have you ever seen closed for the season close to the sea and non can you can you I am D. B. it is directed by J. J. J. Y. well fell W. O. E. L. F. E. L. I've never seen it it's not super well reviewed a wide area yeah twenty ten got a a resounding resounding three on hand TP a while we anybody in it of note I would doubt is there anybody in the cast that we may recognize how let's see Amy Brooks yeah no nobody okay of this total just now well there it is poor Jay will fell and closed for the season but that seems like a great idea add an actual abandon old amusement park that's very very creepy that seems like a pretty cool place to to shoot a movie maybe somebody will come up with a better idea a better script get out the Chippewa falls and shoot that horror movie okay three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number if you want to jump in here do you have any weird amusement park a theme park stories you have a great ride stories three one two nine eight one seven two hundred and eighty Julia show continues here on WGN an African American media empire remembering Johnson publishing's legacy and why it's in danger of fading away forever.
Bar Louie closings dozens of locations; 2 in Chicago area
"Borough for Louis restaurants in Naperville at Chicago's river north neighborhood closed abruptly over the weekend they were two of thirty eight restaurants nationwide that closed after the company filed for chapter eleven bankruptcy there are still dozens of locations open the brand is owned by a Texas company but it had locations in the Chicago area for thirty
"chicago river" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Avenue so that's another really big site once again it's one that we're talking about along the Chicago River and in that one might be a little bit further away because I believe they still have to operate that pretty quick I don't for a while and after learning that Krugman approval for that Tribune media that came out and said that they were looking for Arden within the project or even just sell it out right so it sounds like that one you may not it might be a little bit further off and some of the other ones you do have a look at that site he is tall buildings going up I'm actually four sides and it's right there on the river and got a face and you know eventually it would it be they're going to put that to a higher and better use another seventy eight which is a third director Frank mega development that we've been talking about today that's a little bit further south like you said between the south loop in Chinatown and it has been at one time they called rascal bill because the risk of the developer and plans for that site the control through and that's interesting site is well because sixty two acres and it's so close to downtown and you look at the renderings and it looks like a whole new neighborhood and that's that's what I got the name for that one I would have seventy seven community areas and they're calling this the seventy eight down there saying it's the the implication is there a whole whole neighborhood they've got metric tracks that kind of divide it from the rest of the city on the western side so they have to do some paperwork to try to kind of realign this traction kind of maybe buried them slightly and then kind of over at their development so they can kind of connected to the to the key there and then if there's also work actually going on right now after seventy eight I'm came into trucks or group in the building what's called the wells went forth connection which is right now well scan it dead ends there right at Roosevelt and they're going to kind of continue that street all the way through to Chinatown and you know really builders kind of wall street's so there's you know proper bike laying there hers a lot of room for pedestrians that's going to be the backbone running through that big developments on which is under way right now so you can walk the walk by and see now there's not a really good way to look at the velvet media from the sidewalk and Roosevelt you could let them watch we're speaking with Jay cozy ours from Chicago from curb Chicago go to Chicago dot curb dot com and you can find this story on the thirteen mega developments that will transform Chicago long to do with tons of other stories when we come back to we had to take a quick break I want to ask you a little bit about the economy and how this is going to play in everything that's possibly happening here as well some of the other major developments.
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"If I look out right here were right next to navy pier right next to the mouse the Chicago River right where the wind della boats go up and down the Chicago River there's barely any snow on the ground and I remember when I I know this well because when I used to commute to when I was living at home my first year of college I was living wonder lake and I would take the metro train out of crystal lake the Pacific Northwest all the way downtown it would be raining and Chicago when have you done with my Columbia college classes and by the time I get the crystal lake an hour and a half later there were four and five inches of snow on the ground I mean look what is this that's a wild little Dodge colt all the way back to Wonderlic from crystal lake and beautiful get a lot of great Texan right now a lot of them along the same sentiment he's talking about Pete three one two says no plow that's it seven await says took is three and a half hours to get from twin lakes to elm Hurst whoa that's a commute hot dog I know that can be how long does it take usually an hour or something like that I would if if I feel like I I should know this because my parents live outside of legion even that's not that far from twin lakes so you can take highway fifty two ninety four take ninety four so you get to the I think it's two ninety four right there and just take two ninety four Elmhurst yeah I would say probably an hour maybe hour ten each Sunday looking for three and a half there was terrible the roads are terrible in downers Grove a scene Richmond Illinois which is like I said right outside of Richmond is right outside of wonder that's right on the Wisconsin border great town that's where Anderson's candies that they would always read those spots for five to six inches that's right on the Wisconsin border you go right out of town which meant in your they had to sign that says welcome those concepts I'm a cop working in the can accounting snow has slowed down but drifting is becoming a huge issue well that's there you go so as Dave told us about drifting about the side ways snow and what's happening across the lake that's McCann recounting you're hearing from a police officer saying that is going to be the issue and that's going to be tough the drifting that will be blocking roads will keep this up let's get let's get Vic funds news and then we'll come back and I got a bunch more tax to talk about will talk about this and will continue to conversation about snow here in the snow storm is coming to Chicago and seven twenty WGN this is the year you're gonna replace them roof install new windows maybe even remodeled the bathroom if you need some advice on which way to go on your body forty call me Saturday mornings from seven to ten AM house March.
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"Freshly told and what's happening the mac Donald download on your phone right now so you can get about some exclusive deals only available on the McDonald's is somebody Mosey out here that up up it is based on a very cannot be combined with any other offer or combo meal high atop the skyline of downtown Chicago two thirty eight states and Canada your host for this evening didn't call good evening everybody just a couple with eleven o'clock tonight at seven twenty WGN with a lots to do get to it talk about State Street renovation we're gonna talk about political corruption in Springfield we got our Chicago movie cage match but of course the big story tonight the weather in the Chicago land area is a winter storm coming through it is January in Chicago twenty twenty and as we look out here from our studios in Michigan or right off the Wacker drive Chicago River please see that the snow was still coming down and there are some parts of the streets right here that are not plowed I think that's going to be the big issue tonight is not only with the heavy snow fall coming through the area just the how safe the roads are and how quick they can be plowed this kind of storm is difficult to do especially during rush hour when there are so many cars and trucks that are on the road that are going at such slow speeds becomes almost impossible for plows to to get anything done so people who are caught in commutes long commutes double the time it has been in the past no that that's just from unfortunately we're with you tonight but know that that's probably going to be the case for a couple more hours here if you can avoid the roads tonight do SO three one two ninety one seventy two water will keep you up to date on the weather the snowstorm that's hitting the Chicago land area like I said about one to five inches of snow is expected a little bit higher snow totals.
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"That's some something that they just finished though up it's a kind of bike over walk over the Chicago River that connects folks on the east and west side I I don't recall off the top of my head exactly how far north or south that will go I think that's something where we look at some multi phase plan to see okay well here's how much money it might cost and you're the different phases so really it's gonna be a community driven process working with the city to see how long but that something where as we continue to see some movement to development along that portion of the river that's a great alternative way of transportation be on they take in a bus or driving they should be able to walk or bike is going to be critical and you have businesses along the way we talk to the pastor that's opening up burning bush which is to be the the craft beer place at Rockwell and Irving has an open but that's one of the reasons he said you know that river walk people are going to be looking for places to stop along the way and that's one of the reasons that he chose that area yeah yeah I think that huge in our ward we're blessed in a lot of ways we've got a number of Marie's we got the first distillery and recent memory that that down roots in Chicago and Kamal so ours is definitely award that supports those sort of independent businesses that sell beer wine and spirits and sold my hope and expectation is that they'll do well there because of the foot traffic that they already get in hopefully it'll be even more of a magnet for bringing folks from around the community in the city to come visit you know when the cubs start a lot of people are gonna be coming in from Irving and heading east on Irving park when is the sewer stuff going to be right now because trapping range unfortunately I I can tell you I spoke with C. dot recently about a week and a half ago they are headed schedule which is always a great thing to hear but that's going to be well in the next year probably be on there so folks yeah it I mean you wouldn't bases trying to do with minimal disruption but it's one of those things he can only delay important rebuilt Haitian projects like that for so long so we really appreciate folks since with that my office is at stake reach out if there is because we want to make sure we share information and help troubleshoot as well I'm sure people are just screaming at you because that so they are are they replacing the sewers right there at Irving in western in their moving down toward same bands and down towards the lake is that what's going on yeah and it will also be pushing west as well got it okay I mean now when you have problems can you pick up the phone and call the mayor text mayor and say Hey listen I need some help I need some help this week on this is that how it works I mean I I try to be judicious war I start out with like that they've talked with that the very department I think commissioner to like like talking with commissioners today get away the lan and see how we might be more more collaborative that's that's my approach I I have reached out to the mayor about a number of things but I really want to be judicious in terms of when and how I decide to do that because like all of us she's got a ton on her plate and I want to make sure that if I'm gonna if I really wanna highlighting issue bring it to her attention that it's really gonna be well worth her time as opposed to someone else in the administration and you said you worked with Lisa Madigan she lives in in the neighborhood do you ever talk to her does she give you suggestions or she just leave you alone we do talk yeah she's I we worked for her for about two years and had occasion to have a number one on one interactions with her at the office and so have tremendous respect for which she was able to do and so yeah we do keep in touch I ask her in a number of other folks who were mentors in varying ways from me about what I could be doing differently and she's a constituent obviously I try to make sure I'm Colleen emailing continuing to door knocked and keep my finger on the pulse of the community so I very much value Lisa and her husband Pat always walk around that neighborhood nonstop I mean she she is a very approachable and nice person GS yeah which I found a wonderful person a great person to work with as well Matt you're the best thank you for coming on the twenty twenty shared cost sidewalk program will open to new applicants starting at six AM on Tuesday and you are urging people to wake up at five fifty eight and start putting your application and right at six o'clock that's right all of the one one absolutely yes and all the informations on three one on Matt Martin forty seventh ward alderman thanks for coming on that we appreciate it absolutely thank you all right that's meant Martin everybody very nice guy right there I got the email from forty seventh he's my alderman no so there you have it so of the shared sidewalk program I know we're all thinking the same thing we pay our taxes shouldn't they fix our sidewalk in front of our house while it's not in dire need or if you have a crack or if it's it's slanted it just doesn't work that way in this city I know which should but it doesn't all right quick break more coming up next at seven twenty WG here's the thing saving money with geico was almost better than playing pickup basketball because there's always that guy who joined your game he never passes the rock he constantly bricks threes and who completely heck you and then put his hands up and say no foul no foul with geico it's easy to switch and save on car insurance no need to fake an ankle sprain because.
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"In the big studio overlooking the Chicago River where minutes will give you more and sadly well this is G. seconds all whole bunch of fireworks happening really soon and you will hear that and hopefully you'll just stay with us all night long as what is otherwise they would be kind of well no I have a good time I don't know if you guys okay we we are coming up on all together now are we ready yeah nine eight six five four three well Hey those of you watching WGN radio live stream and see some of the fireworks from outside our studio it is so cool because unlike every other time that we've got the fireworks shows in your looking up at the fireworks were looking works come on and there's a he one mile of fireworks along the Chicago River so this area is just live up in here we are on the eighteenth floor on Wacker looking down on it is really awesome this must be the closest you can get to fire yeah yeah we don't have to smell the me either we are in the virus yeah and I don and see the traffic is absolutely if you're trying to go any place.
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"Atop the Chicago River in the skyline studio for WGN radio thanks very much for tuning in run a nasty will be here later in the program you know he's the guy the guy behind the Arcata in Saint Charles but so much more I was in a club in Hollywood and I saw that he just purchased that so want to talk to him a little bit about the club business the restaurant business in Chicago I was Sir to start things off by talking transportation though in LA of all places and then we'll bring that home on a phone line now is Phillip Washington he is the CEO of LA metro Philip welcome to the winters business lunch yes thank you so much thanks for having us I don't know if you had a chance to hear a traffic report just a few minutes ago but we got our hot spots to radio yeah and I I heard that and it may be a little homesick I'm from Chicago is that yes well let's talk about there was news LA news in Chicago today and I just want to get your impression it if you have an impression but Charlie back was named as the interim police superintendent here you know our superintendent announced his retirement yesterday what can Chicagoans expect from back I I think Charlie back it is a really really good man we work very very closely together when he was in Los Angeles here he will be great for Chicago community policing is this thing and the the crime rate in LA has job doing dollar drop doing his ten year will be good for the city of Chicago how much is community policing involve mass transportation we have in in terms of our law enforcement structure we have US three agency model that we contract with the Los Angeles Police Department the Long Beach police department and the LA county sheriff's inspo on our system they are on our system there's a lot of community policing that take place on our system we do not have them doing fair compliance so we have our own security team doing their compliance you do you've completed the study and it drew the attention of a migrate producir Bennett wake night about women in transportation in LA after taking my daughter lives in LA I just texted her as gonna talk you and she says she's eager for the Wilson are the Wilshire line to be completed yes yes we are doing that worse the wind that will go through UCLA all the way west to our VA hospital that line we bill in and three sections and it's almost done see but you looked at women in particular when it comes to mass transportation that what I what what what what is it about women that need to be studied well first of all we created what I call the women and girls governing council to look at various issues and one of the issues they looked at was understanding how women travel women make up the majority of the riders out in Los Angeles on our buses and trains we move about one point three million people a day our system is not unlike Chicago transit authority CTA and more than five point two million women and girls live and LA county of the ten more million people that live in this county so we felt the need and the women and girls council brought this for to say we should study you know the issues with women and girls traveling on our system and so that's how that came about we did not have a lot of data on you know issues involving women and so this study accomplish that two women travel differently than men we think so we think so women have you know sometimes small children there's issues with design changes at bus stops at bus stops may be dark there's women that may have to drop the kids off at daycare and then head to to work so we think they do travel differently and there's different safety sort of perceptions and there's different issues with regard to happen of visible security presence going forward they also take more short trips during the day and so they may be traveling not doing the ordinary he Terry it's of morning and evening they may be traveling during the day doing various things shorter trip I thought it was interesting right that they tended to make chain trips from one stop to the next to the next the next during the day more so than men there so now that you have this information what do you do with it we are putting together an action plan to address the issues that we discovered and let me just say that there's a lot of bright spots in this report as well you know what what we determined as women are on nearly as likely as men to be satisfied with our services to so we have an action plan that we have put together we are looking to implement that action plan to address the issues that came out of the study more lighting at bus stops all kinds of different things you know how women addressed strollers when they get on the bus all of these things we have an action plan that we are looking to implement and and I'll say this to me these issues are not unique to metro one of the things that we got a call not long ago from Washington DC the system in Washington asking about our studies so these things what we're doing here can be replicated on was going to ask you right so we're benefiting from your former police chief today but we may will benefit as well from your study of women commuters tomorrow that's right that's exactly right and and chief back knows kind of what we were doing on here and and some of the things we were looking at how women travel as well Washington the CEO valley metro I feel this great to talk to you especially now that I know you're talking your home town thanks very much for joining us thank you and the shot out to argue gardens on the far south.
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"The car went in the Chicago River all those years ago go ahead. what are you doing doing well thank you. my brother was on a pile driving yeah break there or when that happened. and the work and for Great Lakes dredge in back. and they got Great Lakes got paid to. shop the jab down. so it was off for about a week maybe more as a film that scene yes because they didn't want him here in may if you know what piled high but they didn't want the hammer Ruiner movie was he's still working when we had the famous loop flood to because they brought everybody who is involved and pile driving run of throwing mattresses on the river to plug that hole was involved in there. no him and I were both general foreman turned a deep Connell. would they wanted us on it but we weren't turning down a note the general foreman yeah. yeah goal to cold put man creosote piling. in the room that my brother knew where those totals were under Neath sure I'm I remember when that happened I actually took a tour they gave me a tour down you know lower lower lower Wacker and both on the south side and our side of the river obviously and I got takes a look at some of those tunnels used to used to bring the newspaper the the newspaper that they printed the paper on in off the barges on the ships to the Tribune tower in the sun times is to for a lot of different purposes utilities what have you I thank you Kerr much appreciated Sir quickly colors man can sing your pile in the Air National Guard veteran of the U. S. Air Force he hasn't been shy about being somewhat critical are present but in a column on fox news yes it was posted he accuses the media of promoting the scandalous headlines that stretch the truth this in regards in response to political as recently as a scoop that airforce crew made an out of the ordinary stop at trump Turnberry resort in Scotland it turns out that the airman of actually stated the property for time since September twenty eighteen this time can singer gives trouble pass quote it's not a scandal for air crews to stay in a nice hotel like the trump Turnberry and it's not unethical soul long hands and this is important they honor the government rate which is not always a given because as a private company they can choose to honor it or not so that's what he brought to the table but if I would like to hear that because quite often after I have the good congressman none of people calling complain that does a real doesn't to defend the present vigorously enough. when asked about his own thoughts about his own experience with the Air Force stop oversee I said I prefer the nicer places to have some Oktoberfest music own Popeye go ahead. who is here from the. Chicago is the general manager. I am a huge of an all in rose one point and rose months only knows how to throw a party.
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"The Allstate's guidelines studio. Eighteen floors both the Chicago river on this beautiful beautiful Sunday morning and joining me now on the phone is democratic state Senator Andy Manar from Bunker Hill. Centerman are one of the leading spokesman regarding education funding also working on capital funding as well. Senator Manar is always thank you for joining us this morning. You bet. Thanks for having me, Rick. I wanted to talk to you about with so much to talk about. But first and foremost, though, I wanted to talk to you about the issue of capital of funding and infrastructure funding and a lot of the focus, and we've talked about on the program before a lot of the focus, of course, has been on road and bridge repair those kinds of things. But there's also what what's being called, you know. Vertical infrastructure and the, the buildings state facilities local schools. All of those kinds of things, they're also in a great deal of need to me, it looks like doing a road road repair plan is easier to do because of the lock box amendment, and transportation funding in the gas tax were there has to be dedicated to highway improvement. But it's the vertical infrastructure funding. That seems to me to be a big question. Mark. How does that get taken care of? Well, I, I don't think any easier to do in terms of a vote. So. Yeah. Exactly. None of it is easy to vote as revenue. I still think that, you know raising the gas tax to pay for road. Construction bridge. Repairs is going to be incredibly challenging, I think it is the lock box, certainly was a step in the right direction. I think it sets the stage for what undoubtedly has to happen. I mean, we're not going to repair roads in Illinois until we find it sustainable revenue source, and at all points toward the moat motor fuel tax. I haven't seen any viable alternative. But when it comes to vertical construction, you're right, Rick. It's, it's, it's a more difficult proposition, because there isn't there isn't a recurring source today for those things that everyone can agree to. So we've, you know, we've been led by the governor's office over the last couple of months now, four caucuses bipartisan between the house and the Senate, we meet at least once a week in the Senate, it's chairman mardi Sandoval who chairs. Senate transportation committee myself, I share one of the two budget committees and Senator toyed Hutchinson from the south suburbs who chairs the revenue committee, represent our caucus and it's pretty simple. We go in the room and we, we discussed options. We're preparing menu of things that we could take eventually, I think, to our leadership and to the governor, and hopefully we can come up with revenue package that invests in schools. Invest in deferred maintenance on state facilities, which is actually the lack of having funding to address deferred maintenance is addressing in a negative way our operations budget and invest in higher education, which I think is critical. In terms of keeping students here in Illinois. So eventually, we're going to see some revenue package, but it's going to undoubtedly it's going to be difficult difficult lift for the legislature. Yeah. I mean at least with, with the motor fuel tax that it makes it an easier. But the fact is that I in some respects is a. User fee. What's, what is the equivalent when it comes to, you know, taking care of billions of dollars of backlog in deferred maintenance, what is what's the equivalent of a user fee for that? Yeah, there isn't one in and that right there. I think puts it in very simple and plain terms at what the challenges for any potential capital, Bill beyond just road and bridge repair. But I will take it as our discussions have been incredibly bipartisan if you look at both Illinois jobs, now, under governor Quinn, and Illinois, I under governor Ryan, actually Stanford. I'm dating my. Staffer in the Senate. I think that was my first year on the Senate staff. I working for then minority leader Email Jones on the budget staff when Illinois I came together under. Go back that far. But that was a bipartisan Bill as was Illinois jobs now, Christine, reductio, the Republican leader in the Senate at the time under under governor Quinn worked well with president John color tin. And, and I don't think that's any different this time around. I think this has to be something that's in braced by both sides of the aisle, because if there's one thing that can unite different parties. And those of us on different points in the political spectrum, and to be infrastructure investment, and I think to the governor puts her has has led by bipartisan talks, and I think that's a major step in the right direction. And I think that's the only way that gets done. Frankly, does it get done as one package. I mean roads and vertical or is it or is it get split up? I think that, that remains to be seen, but I'm of the opinion that we have to do all of it. I mean, we can't just made about, you know, if if nobody wants to get left behind, you know. Do one side or the then don't do the other. And I think that's the challenge is how do we balance all of these needs with limited amounts of resources to pay for them? First of all, we should Mary Sue Barrett from the metropolitan planning council Monday when we had our capitol hearing in Chicago. She made that very, very appropriate point, which is we should I major the cost of an action. So what if we go another ten years without investing in roads, and bridges, and, and are higher education institutions, it's going to be devastating beyond anything we can measure today? If we don't do this, this year, we don't get something comprehensive passed and signed into law this first year. So I'm glad she made that point at the beginning of our hearing because that's a very, very relevant point to the conversation moving beyond that. I think that underscores why we have to do all of the above. I mean, this makes so much sense. It employs people we have to make sure that it employs people in places in the state that had high unemployment, we have to make sure that female owned in my minority owned businesses are very much. An integral piece of this. Capital two that's been a focus of our hearings in the Senate. But we have to move forward, and it has to be comprehensive in nature. We're speaking with democratic state Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill in south central Illinois. I'm Rick Pearson. This is the Sunday spin. Welcome back to your Sunday, spin. I'm Rick in the Chicago Tribune here in the AllState, span line. Studio joined by democratic state Senator Andy Manar, Bunker Hill. We've been talking.
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"Hard to believe that the home openers for the cubs and White Sox. A the season started yesterday. It's hard to believe that the home openers will be Thursday. The weather just doesn't seem to be that possible. And as I live around Wrigley field and go buy it six days a week. I did a complete circumnavigation of Wrigley field today. It's stunning to think that they're going to have that ballpark ready and five days six days. I'm telling you Wrigley field is a construction site. They had been working on it since the day after the cubs lost that one game playoff last year. And I mean that the next day they were there, and they work virtually around the clock virtually every day of the year. They're not working at midnight. But they work into the evening, and they work six days seven days a week. I think and I'm telling you the only day, I don't think they were. There was Christmas. It's amazing. How much work they've been doing? And I mean, literally they have Addison down to two lanes and they've got to remove barriers and barricades and. I'm just watching them still installing stuff that needs to be like set up and fixed and done and they're going to have this ready to go Wednesday night. Okay. I'm not doubting them. In fact, here's one of the takeaways from watching as I have a half year's worth of construction Wrigley field where contractor seemed to be showing up on time and getting the job done, and it's very complex, right? Like, okay. This job gets done that cement gets poured. That drives the next day. The guys are there to install the thing and everything just seems to be running like clockwork. And then I think how hard it was to get somebody to put him bathroom tiles at my house. It's just amazing. Right. I mean, I guess the takeaway must be if you have enough money and your project is big enough. Then by golly, they get the job done. But for me there was once upon a time we tried to get a bathroom, redone. And you've been to this movie. Right. It's epic. I mean, it cocktail parties, you bore your neighbors with and so then the plumber never showed. You just go on like that. And then you watch them say, okay. Let's in six months time virtually rebuild a major league baseball stadium. Bo put suites in new restaurants, and will paint these infrastructure wall. Just go crazy. Good luck to you on that. Right. They're getting it done. One other note about what you'll see when you come down. And that is the river walk construction, which identity big fan of continues to go unabated. It's amazing how much work they're doing. And how hopeful I am that you'll be able to enjoy the river rock from Michigan avenue almost all the way down to the lake on the south side of the Chicago river from Michigan avenue down toward the lake past Columbus, the path is winding now with black dirt. Streaked polls have been put in the soil, and they've still got some work to do. But man, they are humming over there. Last night. I was watching the NC double A buckle ball tournament and thought of when Lauren laptop and thought if I closed my eyes and listen carefully enough. I'll bet I can hear her screaming, you probably could. Oh my goodness. You're a big produce fan huge in. Of course. I honestly I lost faith for a bit. Because they were looking like the old sell slower. They do this all the time. They're so good. And then somehow they just give up a huge lead. And then you're like, oh my gosh. We're not gonna win. We're not gonna win. How big is that big? You got seven four something like that. He's he's up there. But he's he's Linke. He's a lot better than those watching the game last night. It's hard every time. They see Matt painter. I think of Jiminy Glick. I get that. Okay. Thank you. No one else has do you get that? I can't say I do know. Oh, yeah. The world I'll say the world. Say the world that number two. Yeah. They were up by what fifteen and gave that up. Yeah. It was it was a pretty big lead. And then to need to go to overtime was unnecessary. We'll the opportunity to go to overtime was predicated on three free throws. So with the second left. The guy takes a three point shot. Gets fouled goes to the free throw line. If he makes them all they win. Misses the first one if he misses him all they lose if he makes two they tie. And then he made the next to haw cut away to his mom and the stand. It was intense very intense. So on they go big ten represented, go Purdue. By the way, too Paul continues to play in the college basketball invitational tournament they'll be at home on the third. I will be in the stands with maybe twelve hundred other people in the third tier tournament. I've been having a lot of fun at that thing. Just a couple of other quick notes to mention here. If you say to your smart speaker play the mincing rascals, you will be able to hear the mincing rascals most recent podcast. I think that's kind of cool to say to your smart speaker play the mincing rascals and you'll hear the latest episode of our podcast same way, you might say play WGN radio. Okay. So we now have I don't know if you heard our interview yesterday, you can also listen to it on our website. We interviewed Kim FOX the Cook County, the current Cook County state's attorney, and I think that this whole story is about to devolve into true silliness. Right. I mean, nobody in fact was harmed here. It's embarrassing, and it's stupid, but Justice Millette don't believe was harmed. I don't believe he was the victim of a hate crime. You don't either frankly, the state's attorney's office doesn't either the thing was mishandled. And it's embarrassing to everybody involved. But that's all. So let's try and keep some perspective here. Now, we have a legislator who wants to ban Sma latte from working in the state. Let's not let's not do that. The city of suing him for one hundred and thirty thousand dollars fine. But let's not spend a lot of resources trying to get blood out of a turnip. He's no turnip smell. It says that Rahman Johnson the mayor and the police superintendent should apologize to him. Oh, yeah. I know you are. But what am I said, the mayor? In fact, the mayor said that this is in part, Donald Trump's fault for fostering. Hey, let's not do that. Let's not do that guys. Come on. Joma GATS has declined our invitation to come on even though yesterday Kim FOX in a lengthy interview on this show pretty much. Oh, no. What happened? It's Magadan fault. So we reached out to Magadan today. The first. I keep calling him deputy you what is exact title is. But he's the first assistant to the Cook County state's attorney and every time we said, well, why did you guys not get an apology will why didn't you get more money? Well, what kind of a deal is this? She says, well, I don't know. It was Joe steel. I recused myself. So then we call Joe Magadan who I don't think is a bad guy. I don't know. But they sure described them in glowing terms, and he declined votation to come on now Roe Conn yesterday played back segments of our interview with Kim FOX on his show. I was walking down the hall thought. That's my voice. So I popped into the studio to chat with them. And row felt like Kim FOX was lying left and right. And that she should resign. Our news click asks you if she should step down. I said to row, you know, we can only ask the questions, and then she gets to answer them. Anyway, she wants. And if she says, I recused myself row said she didn't recuse herself that's a process, and she didn't go through it. I said, well, she said, she affectively recused herself. She said that she knew nothing shade. Now's nothing about anything. That was going on is she picked up the Tribune or listen to WGN radio. She'd hear about it. But that was all nobody in the office told her anything about what's going on. And she did not weigh in on whether or not to cut a deal what the terms of a winner was what should we get out of all of that? She had nothing to do with that. And didn't even know anything about it and didn't send any directives. Oh, you should have seen my phone from family and friends who are saying. Yeah, we don't think that's true. They weren't using those kind of words they were using fancy words. And not because they had any evidence. But because they just don't believe it. I mean, that's the thing. You Kim FOX wants to tell you that you have to accept it on faith because you don't have any evidence to the contrary you also don't have to like it in you, don't I guess have to believe it. But that's what she said. It does seem to me like her stepping down is probably going to be a good idea. So the news, click WGN radio dot com is should she? Should she not resign? One last thing about that conversation you and I had and Steve I know you're busy over there. But I came away from that feeling like, maybe we should have been a little tougher on her in that we should have even though we were getting her answers in suspicious of them. I don't know if there would have been any value to or purpose to calling her a liar. But I think we should have expressed more the anger that people were feeling I thought I overdid it. I know you did. And at the end of the interview, you said something along those lines, and then I'm listening to row, and he's not having it. And I was getting the sense of that from some other people afterwards that however compelling that conversation might have been I mean, thank you Kim FOX for coming on. And we took notes we had our questions ready. We appreciate your coming on. We probably should have been a little more. What's the word? We should have expressed more. Clearly, what people were thinking and feeling and that is this is a bunch of BS. I don't know. I mean, I told her the integrity of her office was at stake. I told her she was when she said she wasn't sure what happened that night. I said you're the only one I said the mayor says at the superintendent says it. Not that she wasn't. She was taking our questions, and I think we held her to it. But I mean, you can't fix the fact that she won't own it that she won't take responsibility for it. And that she might not even be truthful about it, and that makes people crazy. And so there we were in that to you. And I I wish I knew the words to fix that on the air as we're doing it except to maybe erupt with a little more volume anger in. I don't generally do that you can control your questions, but not her answers. Well, that's the point isn't it. I I said something along those lines on Facebook. We re posted the interview, I'm WGN King John on Facebook. If you wanna hear it or just go to WGN radio dot com on my page. There's the conversation. I think we had all of the right.
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