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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Be wrong Bottom a proper listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20 w G, and I'm Steve Berg Tran. Thanks very much for tuning in and Thinks is well to Eric Rung who filled in Paul is Nick filled in as well during my time away, so certainly appreciate that. Kevin Kevin Powell is in sports this afternoon and it's nice that they're back on the ice right. The Hawks are just around the corner a week from Wednesday they kicked the season off on the road at Tampa against the reigning Stanley Cup champion. Lightning. So, yeah, it's it's quick turnaround. It's pretty, You know, they've had some workouts here and there, but this is the official start of camp there. First on ice practice was today They are a little banged up, Steve. I will say heading into the season. Jonathan Tape's Not exactly sure. What? Um What the situation is the unspecified illness that was announced just last week, so he's out indefinitely, But it sounds like cove it, doesn't it? Yeah, you know, you hate to even just guess right now, today's climate, but I mean, there's some of the things you know he's this is a quote from tapes in the statement that was released. I've been experiencing symptoms that I left the feeling drained and lethargic. I'm working with doctors, so I can better understand my condition. So who was the player for the White Sox who had to do early on Moncada, and he kind of talked about that? That lingered all season? That's what I was going to say that he never really not. Never got over it, but it stayed a long time. It did. And he even said that and you could see it on his plate. I mean, look at the eyes. We know now this affects people on a wide variety of different ways. So it wasn't confirmed. That's the case. But obviously all of our minds go there when you hear unspecified illness, and you hear things like drained and lethargic, so all the best to drink the tape's their descriptions of the show. I think sometimes what do you mean? We bring the energy every afternoon? 47. Steve, So not that anyone cares? But you and I were talking about $100 job. Pants before Christmas. Did you get some? Well, I'm trying. I just it just like I was. I was determined that I was going to do it. And Kim suggested Lulu Lemon, and I've had many friends like I didn't realize so many guys were wearing Lulu Lemon. Yeah, but there's like a wide variety of jogger pants and you'll notice that like, okay, they're our jogger. Style sweat pants that I have their joy, your style, like, almost like a dry fit. Then there's something almost look like like dress pants. But they kind of have a jogger. Look to it. So my wife keeps going. Well, What is it that you want? And like, I don't know. Pants are very much evolved over the past years. I will know it. And, you know, people say they're the most comfortable place in the world like that's what I feel about genes. I don't know. Do you think people are gonna go back to pants? That's a good question. Although pants like you, Steve, just mention jeans, I've been called a complete weirdo because I'm not one of those people that gets home and immediately it was like I got upon sweat pants. I'll stay in the jeans I'm wearing so probably I go to bed and get ready for bed. I wear the jeans for a week. That's what I do. And my my daughter, my daughter in law, They laugh at me when I don't wear Legans. They're like, how can you wear jeans all the time because none of them wear jeans. I only wear leggings. So I was really there was an article we're looking at. I don't know if we'll get to it this week, but that 2021 is going to be the year of buyer's remorse because people have purchased so much stuff and I told Lee I mean, I I think I checked my front stoop more than I check my phone. Just because I've ordered not a lot of stuff. But if I've got that sick rush of open getting a package, you know, so anyway, so I'm falling for all these banana republic adds this sweater I have on Banana Republic 50% off. And so I ordered two jogger pair of pants because Banana Republic It's a great brand, you know, and it's not quite Lulu Lemon, but I'm not gonna wait in line to go into a store. And they came here in line. Well, but the point is Kim. I got to try. I gotta I gotta touch. I need to talk. Okay, Little 11. They won't even let you touch unless you're going to try it on. That's have strict there. Another reason not. Please, like I don't know. S O The Banana Republic ones. They were late in coming. I got a 15% of code for a future purchase. Because they didn't show up. They find to come and I'm kidnapping. I was like a kid on Christmas. And they turned the back. Turn him in there. Just like nylon pants. They were what? I wanted it all. Isn't it incredible. I know. We always talk about creeped out. We are with social media ads that are targeting ads, but they're so dialed in and every thing that pops up on my instagram feed. That's an animal. I want that. I want that. I bet you right now, when I look at my phone now that we're talking about it, Jagger's gonna pop Jagger's gonna pop almost guarantees and I've ordered a pair from public wreck, which is supposed to be great company. Um well, see most comfortable pants in the world that, you know they've got elastic around your ankle. What? How can that be that comfortable? That's what makes it a jogger pants. I know the job, your style, Mary. That's not for you at all. No. My husband has a pair of those, though with the elastic in the ankles jumping and call him is going to town pants cracked up. So one of the No. Kevin, we talked earlier today. The Blackhawks start next week of all the schedule was TBD. We didn't know what time they were going to play. And they've now released the times, right Correct week from Wednesday, so the 13th will get things going at seven and then two days later, at six o'clock, so our coverage will begin a week from Wednesday at 6 30, then the 5 30 start on January 15th first four games here in Florida. The play. Obviously, this is a revised schedule thing's gonna be a little different this year with the division realignment. So the plate to a Tampa to it, Florida First home game of the year. God. How awesome would it be to have fans at the United Center for this against the Detroit Red Wings on the 22nd first season without Doc Emmerich, too? So Yeah, there will be an absence. There are we need to take a break. We're gonna talk coyotes with the Man who lost a dog to a coyote just earlier this week in Palestine and Rebecca Fife will be here to give you some ideas of what to do or what not to do. You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20, w G, and Here's Mary. Cloudy skies 30 degrees Tonight cold and damp, low 27 cloudy with flurries possible tomorrow and a high of 32 still of us et a red line suffering from some delays about 30 minutes on the Edens. No delays. Kennedy looks good out. Bonin found about a half hour from O'Hare inbound like 34 from 3 90, with Noah pound delays, along with the Stevenson.

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:59 min | 1 year ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Yeah. Welcome back to Chicago's afternoon news. I'm Eric Rung sitting in for Steve Bertrand, of course. So it's been more than a week now where, after Governor Pritzker has put in place, his indoor dining band that is statewide now there are parts of the state that are under a few more restrictions. But the entire state is not able to serve anybody. Indoors. There are some local governments that have said that they're just not going to enforce this ban that has been set forth by the governor. They're saying that it's up to the state. To do that, and they are allowing restaurants and bars to continue serving customers if they want to keep their dining room's open. Now, One of the places where that is happening is is in Orland Park in on the phone with us Now we have the Orland Park Mayor Keith Takao. Well, first of all, welcome to Chicago's afternoon news. Thank you for having me work. So how did you come up with this decision here that you were not going to enforce this ban on indoor dining, especially when we're seeing covert cases setting record numbers in the ST Day after day after day, the first time today we've gotten over 15,000. Well, I think most importantly, it would be against the law for us to do so. The Illinois Emergency Management Act is very clear that any governor's executive orders are soul enforcement powers. Are the Illinois state police and the emergency agencies under his direction, and it specifically says that local local government entities cannot enforce this. We would actually putting ourselves in a position to be sued for civil rights violations. If we do that, That's been the advice from our attorney from several other attorneys as well as Irma on this on this issue. Well, the governor has said on several occasions now that you know he would not hesitate to have the Illinois State police start enforcing that. I'm assuming that you wouldn't try and stop them from enforcing this band. But as we've said repeatedly, including a resolution that is up to him to enforce it, That is what the law requires. Not us in and a global pandemic, though, are you also Expected also have a little cooperation. Maybe not necessarily have the law on on this side, but also knowing that the reasoning behind this and the intent of the governors to try and slow the spread So what you just said is that we're not supposed to use the law. We're a nation of laws were nation of a constitution. I've taken an oath more than one occasion to support and defend the Constitution. United States have taken enough now for the Constitution and the States and the Constitution of the state of Illinois. I'm not gonna violate the law for the governor anyone else if they want if a law is passed That's a different story. But the state Legislature has been in session for a whopping four days since March. They got paid. They haven't done their jobs, so it is up to the state Legislature to come in and pass laws. That's the way our system works. It's their job to do. The city's the city has been in session. All of the villages have been in session. Their governments are operating. There's no reason why state Legislature cannot if the state Legislature did go ahead, reconvene and they did pass such a law would would you enforce it then? Again. Would you support it? How about that? Well, we follow the law. So would you support Would you support a lot of them? What would you support a law that would in this instance being an intern? I enforce the laws that are passed. By the state and signed by the governor. Ah, Governors decree is not the law and back to restaurants. Cook County, suburban Cook County and will county It had zero outbreaks since July, 1st in a restaurant or bar, according to the I V P Trap site. Yet the governor targeted restaurants and bars. Yeah, that's that's been a huge point of contention with Bar owners, restaurant owners, the restaurant association, saying Basically that the governor and different cities such as Chicago at times have really hamstrung them in all this and put the blame on them when they don't deserve the blame. Restaurants and bars again, according to the Ivy ivy pH. What they've released a star's data outbreak Data zero in Cook County in suburban Cook County, or will county zero outbreak since they've been tracking this, and yet those air the businesses that are targeted. You have that wire those business businesses targeted. Well, I look at it. And in two bold one is they're targeted because the one thing the governor has absolute control over. Is there liquor license, so that's one. The second reason is, it's divert attention away from the two places where there have been massive outbreaks. Long term care facilities in prisons. Those are two things solely regulated by the state. Over 50% of our death in 75% of our outbreaks are from long term care facilities. Nine of the top 10 outbreaks in the state are long term care facilities in prisons. That's where the state should be focusing their attention. I have no problems. Mitigating this, but let's mitigated based on the fax. And we're not getting all of the fax. All right. We're speaking with Orland Park Mayor Keith the Cow and mayor. Here's another question. How many restaurants and bars in Orland Park are open now to bring customers indoors. I do not know I do not have. I don't don't take any inventory and we don't like like I said, We're not responsible for enforcing the government. The governor's executive orders and we have allowed the business is to make their own decisions and To my knowledge there all operating safely. And who Who am I to judge that? The governor has no idea. What these businesses are dealing with. Let's face it. I mean, he was born with billions of dollars..

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was have nearly 90 points. The S and P F 12 The NASDAQ is up about 35 points. Now enough data on WG and traffic with Vicky Cocoons, Ian. Good morning. This traffic report is brought to you by the UPS store male boxing just another ing the UPS store can do for you sign up for a mail box for a year and get up to $50 off restrictions apply. Is it? The ups store dot com today to find a store near you. We have some emergency emergency roadwork that's happening on North bound lakeshore drive at the Oak Street curve that's blocking the two right lanes and traffic is backed up from Chicago. The rest of your expressways and tall weighs air looking good. A lot of dissipating delays on your expressways. The Kennedy and from O'Hare's at 31 37 on the inbound Eisenhower in from 3 90. Stevenson 35 in from 3 55 Toe lakeshore Drive in the Dan Ryan 20 and from 95th. I'm Vicky cuckoos in from the Idot Traffic center, reminding you to drive responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death. The woman is in serious condition this morning after a pickup truck hit her while waiting at a bus stop in the south loop last night. It apparently happened during a Mexican independence celebration. Some new information on this this morning. Apparently there were four people inside of the truck that then sped off. W G and Eric Rung has more were also told by witnesses that some people did try and run after the truck. But the truck driver was getting up on sidewalks to get away. So once again police still looking for the driver of that red truck. The woman we're told, is in critical condition this morning. Police are investigating a shooting that injured five people. Last night. It happened just before 10 30 in the 3500 block of West Lawrence. Please say all five victims were standing on the sidewalk together. When someone in a passing car started shooting. All of them were taken to the hospital. Three are in serious to critical condition..

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Police Searching For Truck Driver Who Hit Woman Sitting At Bus Stop In Chicago South Loop

Steve Cochran

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Police Searching For Truck Driver Who Hit Woman Sitting At Bus Stop In Chicago South Loop

"Serious condition this morning after a pickup truck hit her while waiting at a bus stop in the south loop last night. It apparently happened during a Mexican independence celebration. Some new information on this this morning. Apparently there were four people inside of the truck that then sped off. W G and Eric Rung has more were also told by witnesses that some people did try and run after the truck. But the truck driver was getting up on sidewalks to get away. So once again police still looking for the driver of that red truck. The woman we're told, is in critical condition this morning. Police are

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A woman is seriously hurt after a truck hit her at a Chicago bus stop. Another very good night for Chicago baseball in business global socks here, mostly higher this morning in U. S Futures Air Oppa's well now futures up about 150 points. Now an update on w G n traffic with Vicky Cocoons, Ian. Good morning. This traffic report is brought to you by Staples. Staples helped your business with everything from office essentials to help essentials all that amazing prices this week. Apple airpods pros are just 1 99. That's a $50 savings offer ends 9 19 while supplies last limit to save big this week at Staples. We have a trailer fire that's on eastbound 88 whole stead, blocking a three right length. This is also causing some gay pers delays on the westbound side. Some heavy delays on the A. C. Stevenson from Ashland onto that inbound Dan Ryan ramp. Dan Ryan itself backed up from the Stevenson to the burn. And in Glen Ellen police and cruise air. Still working an accident at Butterfield and Park. I'm Vicky conclusion from the Idot Traffic center, reminding you to drive responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death. A woman is in serious condition this morning after a pickup truck hit her while she was waiting at a bus stop in the south loop last night. It happened during a Mexican independence celebration or parade. TVG ends Eric Rung has more. The woman that was involved in this crash overnight has some serious leg injuries actually listed in critical condition this morning. Police say that this crash happened just before midnight to say the driver was all over the road prior to hitting the woman and then driving off. Police are investigating a shooting that injured five people. Last night. It happened just before 10 30 in the hurt 3500 block of West Lawrence. Police say all five victims were standing on the sidewalk together when someone in a white sedan job bind started shooting. All of them are taken to the hospital in critical to serious condition..

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:18 min | 1 year ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Bail for Anna, the blocked sun wg end and we have a brother in sound here. Eric Rung is on the telephone. First of all, Eric Welcome to the show. And secondly, most importantly, belated crank. Congratulations to you. You have a new addition in your home. Yes, we did. Thank you so much. Yes, a little baby Elliot. He is. Ah, He's happy and healthy and everyone is doing well, well, that's that's the most important news. So Kenosha, Wisconsin seems to be the center of the world, a city that I was watching. I don't even want to say the network. It really doesn't matter. But the the news anchor said, kind of by what you're about to say that checking guest the network. But go ahead, said No. No, it was it wasn't it had never heard of the town obviously and said, Can I show Wisconsin Oh, wow. So people hadn't even heard of Kenosha. Of course, if you live in Chicago, I hope you do know about Kenosha, Kenosha, a pretty nice place to visit. They've had their ups and downs over the years. But certainly have been in the news. So President Trump visited Kenosha that made national news naturally. Now Vice President Biden and his wife, Dr Jill Biden, tell me today, what happened and also what the mood is in Kenosha. And if the reception was the same As for President Trump, I don't know if you were there that day, though. I was there on Tuesday as well. I was a completely different feeling in the city ahead of the visit for for Trump, compared to Biden. There was 10. When Trump was on his way Tuesday, there was a sense that something could happen. There was a sense that there could be confrontations between Trump supporters, Black lives matter supporters and possibly even more protests that spiraling into riots once again. Obviously, none of that happened. Thank God. There was a few skirmishes between Trump supporters of black lives matter supporters, but all in all, there was not widespread violence, which was which was good. But there was that sense that it could happen now today, completely different feeling. Um Now there wasn't a scheduled protests like there were when President Trump was planning to visit on Tuesday. But today there was a sense of calm in the city. The mayor had just took the curfew lifted the curfew for the city. Some businesses were starting to take the boards down off their windows and doors. It really was a completely different feeling from Thursday from today to Tuesday, Dino Biden, Vice President Biden and or Dr Jill Biden met with the Blake family. Yes, they once they landed in got Ah, One thing landed. They met with the Blake family and attorneys. That was one of the things that was sticking point, apparently with President Trump and why, he said that he didn't think it was appropriate to meet with the Blake family and because they wanted attorney there, but, uh, Joe Biden and his wife did meet with the boy. Frankly, um, and that's something that you know, the Blake family had said that they would be willing to do. They said that you know, regardless of any reasons what President Trump they said that they really had no desire to be with them because they really didn't have anything to say do it. So there was the huge difference there as well. But yes, Thie, former vice president and his wife did meet with Blake family, then they're going to hold a community forum in town. And then talked with law enforcement. Eric. Turn them in. We lost him. Poor Eric. I don't know what happened. Well, well, Eric, I'm sure we'll call back if he can. Meanwhile, Meanwhile, on the other side of our phones We actually have some telephone calls that are calling it about what I was talking about earlier, Kristen, you're on w g N Jai. Cry. Yes. Kristen. Oh, I wonder if it's a phone issue. Let's go back to Eric. No, Eric's gone, too. I didn't touch anything. Really, Pete. How's your day going? That's okay. I've got other things to talk about. I'm interested in hearing from Eric because you know, the Democratic governor of Wisconsin was pretty strong in his words, saying that the Kenosha wasn't ready for The president to visit and I think the mayor of Kenosha even said the same. And yet just two days later, the vice president former vice president is there and I just I mean, I think that's going to involve some political Kenneth Aesthetics from the Democratic governor. Just wonder if they welcomed him if they advised buying against visiting as well or just how all of that was handled. Yeah, Eso According to what Eric said so far. Hey, was actually welcome. Yeah, I think so. Yeah. So wait for him to get back on the phone. In the meantime, I hey, is back on the phone. He is over there. So let's try this. I'm there. I'm here. I have no idea what happened. I looked down on my pony and zero bars. Well, that's not good. Unless you're no. Unless you're at a bar. And ordering a drink, But that's a whole other story, so we haven't been able to do so. I know that's not right. So Erica's Bertrand, you know Tony Evers was pretty strong and saying the president shouldn't visit that. It was just too soon. And you just two days later here we have a fellow Democrat, the nominee coming in town. Well, what did the governor sitting in the town mayor's say to that? I mean, how did they sort of justify welcoming one and not the other? Well, The governor really didn't respond to any questions on that. They wouldn't put out there because that's the obvious question, and he was just kind of filing. The mayor did, however, in a CNN interview. Um, say that you know, he wished that that even by wouldn't come as well what? Postpone the trip because he just said we need a break is what he said. On. We need time to heal in all these politicians that are coming in, you know, especially.

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"At w._g._n. radio dot com and w._g._n. everywhere okeydokey let's head back into the newsroom now eric rung has it on w._g._n. mostly cloudy skies eighty four degrees at o'hare these chicago officer who was shot in the head overnight in the bronze ville neighborhood is out of surgery but still in critical condition this encouraging right now because he is responding to stimuli so he's responding to verbal communication and he actually gave it thumbs up so that was police superintendent eddie johnson this morning he says the twenty five year old officer was off duty and he a woman thought a black toyota was following them they called nine one one just before shots were fired the woman wasn't hurt no one is in custody singer r. kelly was back in a cook county courtroom today for a status hearing on eleven charges of sex abuse involving a minor in the nineties the prosecution will hand over an alleged sex tape submitted as evidence to the defense are kelley's attorney steve greenberg believes that tape is the same one at the center of the are kelly trial over a decade ago the discovery it's the same take that certainly he says it was given to prosecutors by michael nadi who has been representing alleged victims of the singer the judge is hoping a trial will begin in early twenty twenty the owners of the aviary in the west loop says the employees who president trump's son says spit on him last night has been placed on leave in a statement they called it unfortunate incident the statement also says that the employees ease or rather employees ease at the restaurant lounge have received threats and fake reviews are being posted about the lounge eric trump told breitbart news it was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems while the woman was arrested she was released trump did not press charges no sign of lawmakers in oregon who disappeared a week ago to avoid a vote on a controversial bill police have even been authorized by the governor to go track them down here's a._b._c.'s alec stone oregon's republican senator are still missing they've been in hiding for six days to avoid a vote on a greenhouse gas emissions bill but now senate majority leader jimmy bird ix is whether republicans comebacker or not the climate bill is likely dead because not enough democrat supported anymore don't think it can get much clearer than to say a bill does not have the votes with a republican out of state in the senate doesn't have enough members to hold a vote but even with democrats saying the bill is likely dead it hasn't been enough to entice republicans to go home and like stone a._b._c..

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"About that. Lauren up and down day on Wall Street. Here's Eric rung. Yeah, we're down right now. Steve, the Dow is down eighteen points. Nasdaq down nine the S and P five hundred is down to and here's orient Samuelson with the days agribusiness headlines and a couple of big reports today from the US department of agriculture that shaking up could just a little bit. First of all planted, acres of soybeans eighty four point six million acres that's down from eighty nine point two million last year and USDA said abandoned acres for soybeans, what hit eight hundred thousand and the per acre yield would come in at forty nine point five bushels, that would be down from fifty one point six bushels last year. Corn. Planted acres. Eighty nine point eight million acres down from ninety two point eight in may abandon acres for corn seven point four million. And that's the same as a week ago or a month ago. But the yield per acre, one hundred sixty six bushels, that's down from one hundred seventy six bushels in the may report down from one hundred seventy six point four bushels last year and taking a look at the stocks report, they have also said that we'll be looking at some lower stocks of corn corn, harvest will fall to a four year, low of thirteen billion six hundred eighty million bushels, that's based on the average hield of one hundred sixty six bushels per acre. The cut coming into corn production. Because of the heavy wet rains, this spring, that forced growers to cut acreage and 'cause planting delays that really threatened the size of the harvest when we get to it in full time. So I always like to, quote, some of the statements from the analysts who reacted to this. And Mike is Zillow president of global commodity analytic said this report is telling the market to buy corn and sell beans. But I expect this is just the beginning. I think we'll see you west STA get out, at least one more reduction for corn. If not more given all the weather issues, and the USDA another analyst said, Dead Sea pred said rip the band aid off by lowering corn yields by ten bushels, per acre, and then lowering acreage as. Well, the USDA verifying a lot of our fares. That's your money on seven twenty WGN. Thanks orange Samuelson. Steve Bertrand.

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Yes. She does have you heard of ruby chocolate. No. There's actually a new colored chocolate called ruby chocolate. Didn't know about it either. But it's coming into the US ditch popular now in parts of Asia read it, yes. Ruby colored in these at Hershey's makes kit Kat Nestle's, someone they're selling like ruby colored kit catch overseas, they taste the same as just a different color, Steve or, you know, different type of chocolate being I guess they're writing about it. In Crain's interesting, we'll talk to Amy Guth about that a little bit. You guys. Go have fun. We thank you. Steve. That's our idea. We'll report back. All right. I'll let you know. This ain't Cochran show celebrates the most valuable person on the planet. Weekday mornings at seven twenty on seven twenty WGN. Chicago smart speaker users just say play WGN radio and tune in the news sponsored by design. First builders, here's Eric rung. A few clouds sixty eight degrees at O'Hare taking a look now at the business lunch numbers. The Dow is up one hundred and two points. Nasdaq up sixty three the s&p five hundred is up fifteen US retail sales slip last month as Americans cut back their spending on clothes appliances and building materials the Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales dropped point two percent APR. After a big one point seven percent jump in March sales also fell in February after rising in January. The figure suggests that despite study hiring and decent wage gains Americans remain cautious in their spending. But apparently people won't be. Worried about finding a destination to drive to this summer. Acting about forty three million Americans are going to start their summer on a high note that would make it. The busiest Memorial Day holiday travel period since twenty five Beth mosier with AAA says more than two million people in Illinois are expected to travel more than fifty miles from home Memorial Day weekend that's up three percent from last year from driving to flying the status of Boeing seven thirty-seven max jets before the house transportation subcommittee today. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety board in acting FAA administrator are testifying. The hearing comes as Moore pilots say they told Boeing officials after the first crash to take actions to prevent another accident. Here's committee chairman Rick Larsen from Washington must take steps. Restore public confidence in the ability to maintain the safest aerospace system in the world. In the US, the seven thirty seven Maxwell return to service only win the FAA's analysis for the facts and technical data indicate that it is safe to do. So that is according to the FAA director, Colorado. Prosecutors have charged these students suspected of opening fire at their school with over a dozen counts of murder and attempted murder as well Steph and arson the shooting at the stem school just outside of Denver killed one student and injured eight others. The gunman are eighteen and sixteen years old. It's unclear if the six year old will be charged as an adult hundreds are expected to attend the funeral for the late US Senator Richard Lugar, including vice president and former Indiana governor, Mike Pence.

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"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

12:39 min | 3 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Miles per hour. I'm Eric rung in the WGN radio newsroom. And these are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN in February. We'll move onto other things I want to talk about the Bill daily story in just a couple of minutes. And then we'll talk about the Jeff Bezos story after two also on the two o'clock hour, our bright side of life segment. We've got some fun things to do. And what a great hockey game last night. My wife. Said to me boy, Kevin really is excited about the Blackhawks game this evening because I guess he was getting all amped up about it. The Blackhawks had won five straight. Could they win six straight, particularly since they were playing the connects last night lo and behold they won that game. So instead of going down five points just one point outside of the playoffs. If I'm not mistaken, anyways, we're real good game last night. We'll talk a little bit of sports, maybe with Kevin after two o'clock hour baseball is considering a couple of rule changes one of which I think is really clever, and you may not agree with it. But I think it might be a good idea. We'll talk about that in the next hour. But about that conversation. We were having about people stealing people's food at work. I guess school wherever it is. You spend your communal day. I guess the only way to read this text is this. This thread is that they must all this one place of employment kind of eat lunch together and eat lunch. The same way the guy posts I used to mess with a co-worker by waiting till his lunch was done microwaving. And then beating him to the kitchen and throwing it in the trash. I started this trend and the whole workplace followed suit the prank got wildly out of hand. And memos were eventually sent sent out to stop it. Eventually the people were just going into the kitchen during office hours and throwing people's food in the trash outside it was mob mentality. No one ever got mad because we all wanted an excuse to order takeout. We started packing. Terrible lunches because we knew what would happen. But if you put your foot in the food in the microwave, and then stayed. The guard it you would be chastised in shame. So the game had some structure to it. Anyway, the thing that led to the company wide memo's declaring the game illegal was pretty awesome. This guy who worked in HR put his lunch in the microwave knowing full, well, what he was risking by doing that luncheon, the trash, etc. So this guy walks past me, and my co worker and angrily says something along the lines of don't touch my lunch. I'm serious like come on, dude. I it's a fun game second. Go. Screw yourself third. Please excuse me. While in fact, I now go destroy your lunch. That was a weird game that they cooked up at that place of employment anyway thread continues, so we went into the kitchen, and we ripped the microwave with his lunch cooking inside out of the wall and through the entire microwave onto the lawn. And the guy went nuts. He turned into the adult equivalent of the sobbing baby. With poop filled diaper later that day the memo went out and the game ended forever. I don't work there anymore, but not because of that. So workplaces can take on their own sort of juvenile attitude. That's kind of extreme really extreme got hasn't happened here. We just got a memo saying, hey, it's a communal fridge. But the food inside it is not. And that's really all you need to say, you should install cameras. You should totally have a camera in the company cafeteria. I think just that in a little sign saying, you're being videotaped. That's gotta be legal, right. You can video tape. We have cameras in our booth for crying out loud. We have cameras on the fridge. We're streaming this conversation online right now. WGN radio dot com. You can watch us. I got a text message in the middle of this conversation. The Creamer isn't communal. Oh, no is the person. He said how is that not communal? I well, if you ask Eric wrong, it kind of is in gem. Yeah. Covets other people's condiments and foodstuffs. So maybe. Just the birthday cake. That's it's there for two weeks. Do you remember last week? There was the story about whether or not Mike Madigan and some of his ilk would load the ballot. So that they would have a better chance of winning the election. Here's what you do your Mike Madigan, everybody goes, oh, Mike Madigan. He's terrible awful guy. Let's get rid of them. Why does he keep winning the election, especially when sometimes they're really credible candidates that run against him? And in one case, there's this guy named Jason Gonzalez we interviewed last week who went to an Ivy league school. He's got a Vance degree. He's doing community work. He ran into some trouble is a kid, he set himself straight. And he just seems like the kind of guy the would be a good politician. His last name Gonzalez Madigan works in a largely Hispanic district. Now, the gerrymandering and the and the communities themselves have changed over the years. So how is it that Matt again that awful Mike Madigan keeps getting reelected in an. In a district that ethnically is not like him. And politics can be ethnic in the city of Chicago. One of the things they do is. They'll say, okay, if I'm running against a credible candidate named Gonzalez. We'll go ahead and get some other people to run like broad Rica's or people with other similar sounding names. And if we get enough names on the ballot it'll dilute all of the other votes, and then the one strongest candidate will will win you see how actually having more people on the ballot will increase your chances. It's kind of weird though that a candidate who's the front runner would work to get more competition. But they do that literally finding the candidates helping them get the signatures to be on the ballot at cetera. Sounds unethical doesn't it when I get to became that's going to be against the law and the Tribune story about this not that long ago, they described I just want to read for you. Again. I read part of this the other day they say the district's populations about sixty percent Latino twenty eleven Madigan said he was not concerned about. Gonzalez's challenged because the speaker enjoyed widespread support among the Hispanic people in the district celebrity voice, impersonators Peralta, the attorney then asked Madigan whether he had reached out to any political allies to try and load up. The valid with candidates. Madigan said, I don't remember that. Is it possible that you did Perak asked? No Madigan responded. Oh, so you're certain that you didn't do it Paraic asked. I don't remember Madigan said don't you think that if don't you love the circuitous nature of those responses, all you gotta do when they've got you see I remember, I remember, maybe broke the law. I just don't remember. I would remember I would remember if I asked somebody to get a candidate to run against me. I would remember that sort of thing. But he just throws out. The I I don't remember. In fact, they said that in the course of the deposition, or whatever this was this case, the he said like a thousand times. Okay. My exaggeration there. But that was pretty much what they did when they were busted. They would just remember. I'm reading the story about Bill Daley. Todd lady story in the Chicago Tribune. Why is this a big deal? Bill Daley's running for mayor. He's one of the daily's seems like just about every time. There's a mayoral race coming around. Somebody lamed daily is running for mayor of Chicago. What was it something like fifteen of the last seventeen mayoral elections in Chicago featured somebody named daily? So there's another one, but he says, but you know, I'm the reform candidate. We've got a clip the power that some of these people in this city have and I guess that's why the story of his maybe cheating on the insurance test in one thousand nine hundred seventy three has come up. I mean, this case has been judicata, right? We've already had this thing in court. It goes back to one thousand nine hundred seventy three, and we aren't just discovering this, but the Tribune has resurfaced the story because if you wanna be the guy who says, we don't need corruption. We don't need power. We don't need in. Side jobs. We don't need these aldermen with their little fiefdoms. If we need to sort of distance ourselves from that. Let's look at who's saying that and Bill Daley. Guess what? When you took the insurance exam in Illinois and the early seventies, you flunked it the first time when you took it the second time, it looks like you flunked it as well. But what happened is somebody went to the home of the guy that issued the exam. In Springfield, the guy who gives the exam collects all the exams. One of them's from Bill Daley. He takes him back to his apartment in Springfield wherever lives, and then a buddy of his shows up. And he says, hey, can I look at that one one hundred forty exams there, but he has to see just one it's the one of Bill Daley. And then the charge goes he was looking at those answers and notice that about five of them were wrong or no for five or six of them were incomplete and one of them was just wrong. And so with a different pen indifferent Inc with different slanted handwriting. This other person changes the answers on Bill Daley's insurance exam. And then they turn it in. And now he goes from what would have benefited five. So it looks like he was gonna flunk it the second time to a seventy five and now he passes and now he gets to practice the business of insurance in the state of Illinois, which when you're named daily and you're living on the south side of Chicago. You can do pretty well. Contracts. Come your way, lo and behold in life is good. But you gotta have that got to pass that test. I and he does the guy that was charged with correcting his test went on trial and the first witness was Bill Daley. Sanal Bill Daley did this happen or not prosecutors asked daily if he left any answers blank on the test and daily said, I don't recall. Does this sound like the way you do it in Chicago? If you took a test, it's the second time around kind of embarrassing your daily it didn't pass it the first time. Now, you really gotta get it. Right. And you still don't know the answer to five or six of the questions you leave some of them blank. How are you going to pass if you just leave them blank, don't you think you remember that? And it wasn't years later. It was the test that he had taken. They said. Said did you leave the answers blank on the test? And he says, I don't know. I don't recall. They asked if the handwriting in the disputed answers was his and daily replied, well, it may or may not be I can't judge. Don't you think you would recognize your handwriting? If somebody wrote in different handwriting answers on your test that you wrote in your own hand. Don't you think you would know or recognize? When asked if the handwriting and the disputed answer was his daily replied, I may it may or may not be my handwriting. I can't be sure. I'm not an expert. He said. Yes. You are. You are an expert in your handwriting and the right answer would have been. Yes. It was my handwriting, right? You know, if you're gonna lie just lie. I that's an interesting point. Because I don't know. I don't remember. I can't tell is this much ally. As it was it was all me, I picked up a different pen. Write my hand was sore. So I started writing the other way, I don't know if you're gonna lie at least do it. Right. But I don't know is the same non truth as I did at all is they're both lies. Both not true. You know, that you left those blank, you know, you didn't know the answer, and you can tell that somebody else put the answers therefore you now Daly was not charged and was not found guilty of a crime. The guy who allegedly did that was charged with the crime daily was testifying at the trial for the guy who was charged with fixing the answers. But that's what you're doing Chicago. Don't know. I don't remember. And that seems to work. It's one fifty one on WGN ninety.

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02:23 min | 3 years ago

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"Hotspots. Here's gender salvo. Few accidents out there. One in Lisle at Ogden just west of plank road in west Chicago, one at Joliet and route fifty nine the other at Nell torn Roosevelt and on Chicago's south side. A crash Stony island avenue at sixty seventh street personalized traffic on demand. Get the traffic Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts team hockberg just search T R A F F, I X Chicago. I'm John desalvo an Eugene traffic central invested with the guy and he lost the password. That story is coming up right now. Eric rung has a look at Wall Street. The markets are struggling to recover here today. The Dow was down two hundred and eighty points. The NASDAQ is down one hundred six and the S and P five hundred is down thirty four Zoya Samuelson with a look at the day's agribusiness headlines folks of the US department of agriculture going to be very busy tomorrow. As we get a ton of reports that are late because of the. Government shutdown and USDA didn't have stamps to come up with the numbers like crop production for two thousand eighteen and weekly export news in the destinations of our exports. All of that will be out tomorrow from the US department of agriculture. I think beginning at eleven AM we'll start getting those reports on the calendar right now in the quad cities towns state finalists in the national outstanding young farmer program have gathered for the two thousand nineteen edition and on Saturday evening in Davenport, four of the ten will be named outstanding young farmers for two thousand nineteen and the part of their activity after being named will be a trip to Washington DC representing agriculture at national Agde. In March, and in Wisconsin cattleman are gathering tomorrow and Saturday for the and you will night at twenty thousand eighteen winter conference of the Wisconsin cattleman that event Chula vista resort in Wisconsin dells, and it's the place to go to winner act with fellow cattleman and catch up with current happenings in the beef business into short days in some fashion, while.

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02:46 min | 3 years ago

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"Of the kankakee river forty to fifty homes were affected Shanahan fire district chief John portray guess biggest concern right now being with some of the ice starting to loosen the water rushing. This turns into a swift water incident and swift water becomes very fast and rises very fast, and it becomes very unpredictable. There were evacuations, but they were on foot. No, injuries reported increased concern about costly weather disasters based on new data twenty team has been recorded as the fourth warmest year on record. Noah scientists Dc aren't little direct losses associated with these fourteen events were ninety one billion dollars. That's also the fourth largest total of the record. The next five years are expected to be much hotter. Maybe even record breaking Virginia's. Lieutenant governor is out with a new statement on a woman claiming he sexually assaulted her more than a decade ago. ABC's Andy Field has more Vanessa Tyson claims Virginia Lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax forced her to perform a sex act in a hotel room many years ago. Lieutenant governor denies it writing, quote, I have never done anything like what she suggests. He says Dr Tyson should be treated with respect. But he cannot agree with her description because it's simply not true. Fairfax will be the next in line to become governor if Ralph Northam resigns after he allegedly posed in a racists photo in his meds. School yearbook a procession of police cars with lights flashing accompanied the body of the Milwaukee police officer from a hospital to the coroner's office this afternoon, the officer was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant on the city's south side. A twenty six year old Milwaukee man's in custody is the third time in Milwaukee officer has died in the line of duty since last June. The south suburban major crimes task force has joined Markham police and looking for the shooter of the nephew of Harvey police spokesperson, Sean Howard, his eighteen year old nephew Joshua Wright was shot and killed in his car last night in the sixteen thousand block of Winchester and Markham as he and his girlfriend along with their one week old baby. Boy, we're waiting for his cousin Howard says an SUV pulled up and fired at least thirteen shots into the car. Right. Had been shot in the head killing him. Another bullet hit his girlfriend who was in the passenger seat. She needed surgery, but should be okay, man. She could be the key to help solving this case in Markham. Eric rung, WGN news. This student assessment has an Illinois is getting some improvements that tests formerly known as park will be a little shorter this year rate Clements is on the education board. He says the goal is to move to a computer adaptive design and twenty twenty one. This means that the assessment will adapt each individual student as they moved to the question becoming more or less challenging to more. Precisely again, a fight each individual students civic means and skill sets..

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02:27 min | 3 years ago

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"We've got some snow falling cloudy skies and two below at O'Hare the cold air is slowly leaving. But the snow is coming in John Kelly with streets and sanitation will be like to start snow will last until two or three that tomorrow morning. We'll have our full complement of spiders available cities water departments when working on fixing broken water mains and his responding to hundreds of calls about no water been. Hey, says Julia Garcia says he's not concerned about conversations he had with an alderman who was wearing a wire for the FBI. Irishman Garcia says it's possible conversations. He had with alderman Danny Sali's were recorded when they worked together on a political action committee, but he's not concerned whatsoever of what may have been recorded Sali's wore a wire for the FBI and recorded multiple conversations with alderman, Ed Burke, who is now facing a federal extortion charge Garcia said he was extremely disappointed to hear about the public corruption brewing within the city and so visas apparent involvement. So this is not facing any charges at this time Burke says he's done nothing wrong. Eric rung, WGN news, Wisconsin governor, Terry Eger administration and vouch cons as they're moving ahead with plans for a project. That could employ up to thirteen thousand people both sides today say they're still working well together after reports that Foxconn was changing direction for its planned away from manufacturing in favor of a research and development center, new developments in what police say as a possible hate crime attack against actor jussie smollet here. In Chicago surveillance footage has been released showing to people beliefs wanna talk to they were seen in the area. Was it says he was beaten by men, yelling, racial and homophobic, slurs neighbor from the actor's apartment building told police that earlier she saw someone outside carrying some kind of rope. The police say her description of this person is different from the actors police do tell us more lettuce seen on security camera walking back home with a rope around his net. Reg, ABC's tvos and some eight gather league leaders in Texas name nearly three hundred priests accused of sexual abuse survivors of their supporters now a reacting. Catholic diocese Texas released the names of two hundred eighty six priests credibly accused of sexual abuse advocates are now responding any and all transparency is.

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01:43 min | 3 years ago

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"Money on car insurance. By bundling home and auto with progressive and cut. That was good. So are there any other things you need me to talk about or I could do an ad for something. I really liked like lotion. Oh, I am. Just a nut for lotion. Progressive cat save you from becoming your parents, but we can save you money when you bundle home and auto. Progressive casualty insurance company affiliates and other insurance discounts not available in all states or situations. Red Meltzer is he's a pioneer in many ways when it comes to publish in creating content and reinventing himself, we'll talk to Brad coming up after a check of the news headlines. Oh and squash to. Yes. That's right. The world squash championship. I think has denied in New York. So we're gonna kick the ball around. I don't think you're supposed to kick the squash ball around. But we'll give it a shot right now. Look at the news headlines, here's Eric rung. The Tribune is reporting federal agents who rated alderman Ed Burks office in November sees papers about a prominent lobbyist and a real estate deal to redevelop the old downtown post office Burke is facing federal charges of extortion. The clash over who's in charge of Venezuela. Continue the military supporting. Embattled President Nicolas Madero while people have taken to the streets as the opposition leader who says he is the legitimate leader of the country. Also has the support of the United States Madero has ordered American diplomats out of the country. The US says it will not comply with that order, a militia member accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque and attempting to bomb in Illinois women's clinic and 2017 has pleaded guilty to his role in the attacks. Another man is expected to plead guilty today. A third man has also been charged in the attack. We'll check your money sports. Traffic and weather next on WGN. You deserve a.

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05:23 min | 3 years ago

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"Miles per hour. I'm Eric rung in the WGN radio newsroom. And these are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN. Thanks, very much grunk Steve Bertrand here, it's the wintrust business lunch on seven twenty WGN. Welcome to Wednesday afternoon of the AllState skyline studio art a little later in the program. We're actually I was talking to build off the think I said that media kunas was going to be on to talk about advertising in the Super Bowl. What I meant to say was Frank Senate was going to be on to talk about me. Kindest advertising. But really they both guests are just as equally exciting. And so I'm happy that Frank from Crain's Chicago businesses on phone line. Now people make that mistake about me all the time. It's understandable that surprises me. But I'm not going to doubt you Frank. Okay. So me lo was the sort of the face or the body behind Jim beam right for several years and she's been replaced. She's been replaced for the Super Bowl. Tell me what's going on here. Yeah. So they've got a new gym beams got a new ad campaign. They are not able to run on the national broadcast because Anheuser has the exclusive liquor aggregates. They will be showcased in one of the Anheuser-Busch inbev ads with the copper logger that they producing association with being but beam has bought in the largest markets in the country, New York, L A, Chicago. And then some markets in Kentucky spot to run some new ads in a campaign. And yeah meal they still have a relationship with her. But this is more of a heritage campaign. It's about, you know, the rebirth of the brand after prohibition and looking back at the founders kind of really steeped in heritage kind of a campaign, which yeah meal is still too young for that. It's their first campaign. I knew campaign in five years. Yeah. That's right. And they have Adam and eve VDB New York is there. Debut effort for beam Suntory and they won the account just last year. So this is kind of the rollout of their new ad campaign. Check religious, but I I really wasn't a big fan of the media kunas hedged. Frankly, I thought they were little too. I don't know they weren't. They wasn't my Cup of tea. So. Go ahead. They may not have been targeted to you. I guess that's probably, but I didn't realize either you know, that you could not advertise whiskey or alcohol on NFL games until just what will a year ago or two thousand seventeen. Yeah. So the lifted the ban just in two thousand seventeen and like I say now Anheuser Busch holds exclusive alcohol at any kind of alcohol related ad for the Super Bowl this year. So this was the only way for being to kind of get in. But you do see these regional by sometimes I always find interesting. You know, you'll see report I think in New Orleans a few years ago. There was some attorney who ran a a very colorful ad and local market than they call their Super Bowl at. There are some, you know, local avails local openings for ads in in these broadcasts. And you also see some interesting stuff. City council meeting. Mayor Emanuel is proposing this I think it's a new commission, but cranes did a piece Steve Daniels wrote a story sort of about the Chicago river, it's growing impact. And you know, it may well be a legacy factor for mayor Emanuel. Yeah. He's pushing hard on this idea that now that the river has become an asset for developers. They want that riverside sociation rather than a detriment hold your nose and build a build near there. He wants to take advantage of their desire to build on the river, and, you know, get some more fees from developers and create some guidelines. So that there are more amenities for citizens and visitors in the city like a fairly contiguous bike path along the river from north to south that kind of thing by creating this new commission, some new fees taking some currently generated fees for the open space impact fees, and and and creating guidelines for, you know, bike path the standardization really the hope is that as the river gets developed with these big operations like Lincoln yards plan, the seventy eight in the south loop that that there will be some standardization of some nice amount of the river. Walk. Of fabricated, right? I mean, they had the added onto the the decking in many ways to create this river walk what he's looking at here is because we're areas under development that it would be a more natural space that it would be Greenspace going up to the riverbanks. Correct. That's right. It's less of a concrete approach. More of a, you know, native grasses and gently sloping bike paths kind of a kind of a scene, and you know, the city had turned its back on the river for so many years, you drive over the bridge in the neighborhoods of the only way you'd even know you were close to the river or the smell in the summer. And now we're really seeing we're turning to face it. And and and I think they really do want to have the amenities developed in less of a urban canyon cannibal as a pretty remarkable turnaround. And I know mayor Daley he got a lot of it going to, but Emmanuel certain is emphasized that will probably be remembered a lot for two you can read that story from Steve Steve.

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02:03 min | 3 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Press conference on this weekend snowstorm mayor Emanuel asking all Chicago insta-. Remember, we are each other's neighbors. You have elderly or sick in your book. I ask you please to check on your neighbors. That's what we do in Chicago. But I need you to do that the city needs you to do that. If there's a problem, obviously, call three one one serious problem. Call nine one one these Chicago officer who shot and killed the teen on duty was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for murder yesterday. WGN's Eric rung has more community. Activists say Justice was not served and six years and nine months is a joke for shooting and killing seventeen year old the McDonald in twenty fourteen McDonald's uncle says the sentence makes it seem as if his nephew was a second class citizen. The judge in the case that he took no pleasure in sitting in judgment before sentencing. The ex cop with good time. He could be out in three and a half years that offense had asked for probation while the prosecution asked the judge for cents between eighteen twenty years. A special prosecutor still says Justice was served. Eric wrong. WGN news. Another veterans home is getting attention more now from WGN's Roger badesch, Pritzker toured the man Tino veterans home this past week. Order to health and safety audit of the facility after another case of legionnaires disease was reported report is doing four months Quincy veterans home has been reporting legionnaire's disease cases since twenty fifteen resulting in the death of fourteen people. Former governor Rauner approved new plumbing at that location. Roger badesch WGN news President Donald Trump heading over to Dover air force air force base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week, the Delaware trip had not been on the president's public schedule for today. But he tweeted the news before he left the White House. The bombing. In man bitch was the deadliest assault on US troops in Syria since American forces moved into the country in two thousand fifteen the attack came about one month after Trump said, the Islamic state group had been defeated, and he was withdrawing us forces from the country IS claimed responsibility for that attack.

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05:13 min | 3 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Thirteen miles per hour. I'm Eric rung. Indeed WGN radio newsroom, and these are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN. Thank you, Eric. Hi, everybody. It's us. It's Bill and Wendy we're on for the twenty five minutes. And then at noon, we will go to the stream have you been to the stream come and join us. It's a lot of fun on the stream swarm in their dorm. This Monday will be a very strange day, Wendy, a very hard day for many people because why what's going on this Monday, January twenty first that will make that Monday stand out in a negative way. From other Mondays. Tough one. Right. You could ask me. Yes. Or no question. It'll be like to tell the truth. Okay. Over card every time. You get a wrong answer. Is it a celebration of some historic events? Is it something related to a movie? January twenty first right? It's being called in. This is in quotes the worst day of the year. But why when twenty one that eighteen I don't know it turns out that there's a guy he's a life coach and happiness consultant, which your business cards. Yes. But I'm failing miserably and my side job cliff Arnelle is his name. Like, I said he's a life coach Anna happiness consultant if you're going to be one you should be both. Why not it's an extra five dollars on the license? But it's worth it. He has come up with a formula by which he determines what is the worst day of the year. And he has figured out from his calculations that the third week in January the first Monday on the third week in January is going to be what he calls the most depressing day of the year because he says the holidays are over true. Yeah. The days are short. The weather is less than awesome. Yeah. True. And we realized that there's a lot more winter ahead of us also chill. He also points out that most people by then by the third week in January have already abandoned whatever New Year's resolutions. They've made they've already failed. It those. We know that. So a combination of those things thrown into the fact that it is Monday, which for many people is the most depressing day of the week. You have that the third the third Monday of the month of January as the worst today of the year. Do you take any stock in that? Yes do. Yeah. I do. It's definitely the lull. Because at least January January is nothing February. Black history month Valentine's Day, my birthday, which the world celebrates enrolled is celebrating that. For bowl this year. There's much more going on in February. Yeah. And then March you have you know, your Saint Patrick's Day right as a precursor to spring, right? And then you start getting full. Yeah. And girls who love baseball. Can't teach an old dog new trae. Did they proved it? The second month. I gotta tell you the part that makes the most sense to me is the realization, and this is true in my head. The weather isn't guaranteed consistently nice until June. You'll have some nice days in April. You'll have some nice days in may. But it's really not until June that you can Bank on being nice most of the time. So when you stop and think about it where about one hundred and forty days out of that. But think about that that's not that long. Hundred and forty days. Long time. Yup. Thank. What about like MLK and doing all the good stuff with that? Yeah. You can throw that into the equation. I mean, there's there's little pockets of good and each month. There's no doubt about it. There's things to look forward to in every month. That's fab right? Martin Luther King. Yeah. I guess well, but is that enough to turn things around? Jasmine is you to go. Well, we've got Martin Luther King day. So it's going to be a pretty good month. I don't know. I just feel like oh feel good sort of thing in January clean out your closet. You do that you help out? And you support your community you do that. So I feel like that's a up. It is one of the only ups of January, and really it's it really is like, you know, planning a wedding is the MO like Mark Harmon is going to be doing this. Now, it's like so awesome so excited and you enjoy your wedding. My wedding was one of the best days of my entire life. But then it's like after you're finished. You're like what do I do now? Yeah. Like even one to me when a book is so good or a Netflix series. You're watching you almost don't wanna finish it because then it's over right because then there's a letdown. And that's what January is for most of us. Well, throw in for us here. The fact that the bears lost early in the playoffs because. A lot of times during the during these.

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08:24 min | 3 years ago

"eric rung" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Eighteen miles per hour. I'm Eric rung in the WGN newsroom. Ready to join the conversation live whenever a story changes on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN thinking big thoughts. So you don't have to happy new year. Half of me and people small children actually glad to be back to work and back to your regular life. You're not eating you're not hosting. You're traveling. You're just. Oh, I know back to the grind. But never before does the grind feel better than maybe the day. You come back after the break. Maybe not maybe you know, you wish you had another week of that. But it's like, you know, you gotta get back to work and your Email list is only going to be that much longer. You know, the responsibilities the sales calls, the whatever it is. You gotta do the extra papers degrade at some point. You're going to have to catch up. Even if you're a stay at home person that some point you have to, you know, get the rest of the people out of the house, exactly do your laundry. Why are you leaving? Exactly, hey, kids, fish and friends and family three days after that. They all start to stink. I think we know that rule if you're if you're if you're sleeping in somebody else's guest bedroom. Still it's time for you to just you know, go home do a load if nothing else. You had a good holiday. Violeta podrumedic. I did. It was it was nice to have time off, you know. But we're back here. It's a little bit of a fog is still feels like vacation. There's not a lot of traffic out there. True. True. I felt that even today. I thought okay now, we'll see the crowds back not so much. Well, because the kids are still not at school. Right. Right. So some of you, right? Like while I'm talking about this like a person who doesn't have a kid in grade school. You may be and so you're still dealing with that if you still got kids home from college. Oh, boy, you're counting the days. So are the kids I'm telling you, you're so glad to see him and your so glad to see him go. Hey, hon. Maybe just check out your dorm room little early freshen it up. I'm telling Griffin. He would agree. I am here. I am not having a feeling he would invalidate. I think both of my sons were happy to be home and happy to be gone. You know, that there's this magical moment at Christmas when your kid arrives in the doorway, if you're fortunate enough to have this experience, I know not everybody is it's expensive, and it's particular, but when your son or daughter arrives at home with their laundry for Christmas vacation is just the most wonderful. You are so happy to see them. You've never been happier to do sheets. And then you do the sheets and you stack their stuff and they go back to their bedroom. And then they start to stay out late and sleep in. And they're not really contributing to the household projects. And so then you have the holidays, and then we're kinda done what? And you work so hard on the holidays to be nice to everyone. Right. Like don't say that one thing that I want to say every time. I see you and thought about it that way. But yeah, I guess there's a little sheltering. I'll tell you what one thing worked for me the last several days, I believe I actually stopped working hard around thanksgiving. But anyway, one thing that's really been interesting for me is that I did power down. I was napping. I was reading myself to sleep on the sofa with a game on. That's not normally the way I roll. So I kind of made a concerted effort to to just block it all out. And that was a nice thing. Well, you don't have much of a choice because everything's shut down. Everybody else is doing stuff, you know. So you have to kind of hang around the house, and I know, but then in those instances, then I tend to be unlike this mental or almost literal treadmill you I'm Mike. Okay. Well, I gotta do this when we can use this to build a wall or something like that. I don't know we gotta do something. Yeah. I don't even mean that wall will will do something we'll know the roof. Let's just go and brenda's chill out a little bit. And so I worked on that. And it was pleasant again mentioned Eric a little while ago that I was up until John John Hansen. When he was filling in for Steve Bertrand that we stayed up until after one o'clock at a bar with people drinking listening to music kind of proud of that making me proud. What about you out late? It's New Year's Eve, you gotta stay out late friend of mine in Minnesota said so what's it like in Chicago on New Year's Eve is that like New York do they have a time square? They have a big baller people out. I said, you know, we we have our stuff at navy pier across the river and the lake. I know. But I don't know anyone that goes to that. I think the big day. In fact, I drove by that about ten thirty or eleven o'clock. Remember, the weather was lousy leading up to New Year's Eve midnight. So I think that may have damp and some of the crowds. But the big day that you want to be at or or absolutely stay away from in. Chicago isn't New Year's Eve. Oh, yeah. We know how to party, but the big day to me is is Saint Patrick's Day. I said if you want to see somebody just anybody you don't. But I'm telling you will the stupid drunken. Chicago is new. Here's your Saint. Pat's New Year's Eve though, two years ago when there was a snowstorm. I saw girls in evening gown take off their heels and walk through the snow annihilated. I mean, it was something. But this wasn't as crazy like you said there was rain earlier, but then the rain stopped, and there was a lot more. Uber's and lifts I think to help with the taxi issue during. New Year's Eve because the taxi issue I was on a rickshaw couple years ago. I think that's no storm. Oh, really? Would you'll take anything when you need to get somewhere in New Year's Eve? The I don't know what the charge was again friends of ours were in an Uber at about one one thirty maybe. That's a bad time for my God. If you invented the worst time to try and flag Uber. This would be it what they paid. And they drove about six miles. Mark, paulie, if you're listening. Let me know I hope it was under thirty. I've figured they'd probably pay thirty maybe four I almost stole someone's Uber on New Year's Eve. And then I was like I can't start my new year like this. I'm like Samantha Samantha your cabs here. Good for you, me you step into it. And they are you. Samantha and you go, oh, there's more truth now L if you were gonna say what? Yeah. I I actually was able to get an Uber from Logan swear to my neighborhood for twenty dollars for the two of us. So it was only ten dollars each. Well, that's nice. And I think it's probably people coming from downtown to face. The worst surge surge charges, right? Because that's this is the hub for all the New Year's Eve ongoing. So town you mean, yeah. That's not bad though. I'm I'm happy for you. What time was it was really good one. How was it? Three. I was like well, patting myself on how about them apples, and you're able to get one. What was your wait time to get a Neubert three minutes? Really? Isn't that amazing Logan square though side? Right. So it goes with like supply and demand. So like you're saying downtown a lot more people needed rides. So they're surcharging is worse. Yeah. I guess. So, hey, listen, we'll pause here. So again, happy new year. We're kind of back in the groove such as it is in testy Bertrand. We'll be back in the newsroom first of next week. The news continues, though, the government continues to be shut down. We are eleven days and fourteen hours or something like that. Thank you very much CNN countdown ridiculous clock. But we are you still into the shutdown. Democrats are supposed to meet with the president. And the question I have is who should capitulate. In fact, our news click is going to ask you specifically about that. We had an interesting news click up yesterday too. And that was asking you, do you think the Dan Ryan expressway should be named after Br. Michael bomber. What's what do you think we got on that? What do you think the consensus was it WGN radio dot com? Amongst our listeners. Do you think we should change the name of the Dan Ryan to the Barack Obama? And then when there's really bad traffic, you would have Obama drama. Drama on the Obama the results and the news click in a minute..

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Rescue operation underway to save boys trapped in cave

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

02:19 min | 3 years ago

Rescue operation underway to save boys trapped in cave

"O'clock is brought to you by car for kids and mr schwab and good morning we have sunny skies and sixty four at o'hare the operation to rescue those twelve boys and their soccer coach in thailand from a flooded cave is now underway officials lawn the operation overnight the rescue of all thirteen expected to take up to four days the first boy expected to be brought out of the cave later this morning here's abc's matt got me poured here today and it's going to continue to rain hard over the next couple of days there is serious concern about more water inside that cave that as the oxygen level has been reduced their over the past couple of days so they are really racing against the clock here and we have word that the first of the rescued boys may arrive around nine o'clock our time we certainly will be following this story all morning four people were hurt when an air ambulance heading for a southside hospital crashed along i fifty seven near the bishop ford yesterday here's wgn's eric rung there were transporting one patient who we are told that was in critical condition on their way to the gary airport that patient is still in critical condition a patient being transported already critical and the flight crew also taken to area hospitals word is they're in stable edition of phoenix immigration judge says a oneyearold honduran boys case raises red flags over a looming court ordered deadline for the trump administration to re unite small children with their families also a federal judge in san diego has given the administration until next tuesday to reunite kids under five with their parents and until july twenty sixth for all others on the dan ryan expressway yesterday thousands of people marching along the expressway in the northbound lanes drawing attention to the cities gun violence governor rauner called the shutdown unacceptable and in a tweet yesterday the mayor said that the peaceful the protest was peaceful no injuries were reported an offduty at city police officer was treated for a gunshot wound yesterday after being shot during an exchange of gunfire getting out of his car the officer said to people exchanged shots with them they drove off the investigations continuing sports traffic.

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