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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Banning Police From Lying to Minors
"Illinois became the first state in the US to ban police from lying or using deceptive practices while interrogating minors. After Governor Pritzker signed a new criminal Justice law, one of the Most joyous and important accomplishments. For a fair and safe criminal justice
Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday
"A ceremony at the White House. He's about to sign a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. The House approved the bill, sending the bill to the president. It's the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Day was created in 1983 governor. Pritzker also signed a bill to make Juneteenth a state holiday on Wednesday.
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"Governor Pritzker just delivered a historic announcement on Juneteenth at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. It comes weeks after the Illinois Legislature passed a measure. That would make June 19th estate holiday. The governor, saying he's proud to sign the legislation to make it a formal state holiday. In Illinois, the state will lower flags to have staff on Juneteenth and a flag for the holiday will fly. At the state Capitol, The U. S Senate passed a bill that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday, and it's expected to easily passed the House. And it would go to President Biden for signature. Meantime, the Geneva summit is over and out both President Biden. Russian President Vladimir Putin are speaking to the press Putin first saying that he and President Biden agreed to return ambassadors to posts in a bid to lower tensions. And that he will negotiate on cybersecurity as he says talks were constructive and there was no hostility. In Springfield. An embarrassing misstep by Democrats. Here's Bill Cameron ruling Democrats bungle their own state budget, Many pieces of their billions in spending wouldn't take effect until June of 2022. Governor Prisco History uses a mandatory veto powers to get the Legislature to certify the correct effective dates. Republican Senator Jason Barickman pounced. What we see is a continuous desire to operate through in expeditious process in the dark of the night. Without any transparency that results in things like this chaos. Meantime, still no deal on a big, clean energy bill that would phase out coal. Bill Cameron 8 90 W Last news. Girl kidnapped in Peru. Illinois has been found safe. We get more from Kim Gordon, a young woman in her twenties snatched off the street in Peru, Illinois early Monday is now safe. Police originally said the girl was a teenager. She is now being kept safe and secure location in Peoria Police have identified a suspect There is an arrest warrant out for 27 year Old Bobby Cross for failure to appear in court. His last known address was Peoria. Witnesses say Two men forced the girl into a truck at the intersection of plum in seven streets in LaSalle County, and there was evidence of a violent struggle. The FBI is now assisting. Kim Gordon 8 90 WLS News and Police now say they believe it's a domestic related abduction and the victim and suspect had a previous dating history. Several firearms were recovered during their search of the vehicle involved. Arlington Park Racetrack is a big piece of property, and it's getting a lot of attention for potential redevelopment. Here's Rob Marty here, The Daily Herald is reporting that Churchill Downs Inc. Which owns Arlington Park racetrack. Has received strong proposals from numerous parties for redevelopment. Officials at the Louisville, Kentucky based Horse Racing and Gambling Corporation said they and Chicago real estate broker C B R E will now evaluate the proposals confidentially and provide an update in the coming weeks. Property went up for sale in February. As of right now, just one group has publicly announced plans to purchase the facility. The group is headed by former Arlington Park president Roy Arnold, who would like to preserve the track for horse racing. WALMART ear 8 90 WLS News. Israeli forces conducted airstrikes against Hamas targets today for the first time since a ceasefire ended an 11 day conflict between the two sides. The Israeli Defense Force says it was in response to explosive laden balloons that flew over the Israeli border. WLS news time 11 04 stole.
US Pauses J and J COVID-19 Vaccine Over Rare Blood Clots
"And Johnson Covert 19 vaccines coming to the Chicago area. Some people have gotten the J and J shot, including Governor Pritzker. Well. That vaccine will remain on hold a bit longer after the U. S government recommended a pause yesterday that word coming after US Health advisors told the government earlier today. That they need more evidence to the side of a handful of unusual blood clots or linked to the shot. And if so, how big The potential risk really is. The reports are exceedingly rare six cases out of more than seven million US inoculations with that one dose vaccine. Mile. The Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois reports 3,739 new coronavirus cases, 34 deaths
"Cases continue to rise across the state, Illinois reporting 3739 new cases and 34 additional death. The state positivity rate is ticked up to 4.2%, Wisconsin, recording It's highest number of cases in two months with 1046 new cases Governor Pritzker announcing today. Anyone over 16 in Illinois will be eligible for the vaccine starting Monday. Illinois, setting a record of over 154,000 shots administered on Wednesday. Another
Illinois reports nearly 2,600 new coronavirus cases, 25 deaths
"In Illinois reported 2600 new coronavirus cases yesterday. 25 more deaths With more on this story. Here's WGN's James Sears. The state seven day positivity rate rose to 3% from a low of 2.1% about two weeks ago. And that gradual rise in new cases has Governor Pritzker rethinking his plan to loosen more business restrictions this week in a bridge face to a full reopening some good news more than 136,000 vaccine doses were administered Friday, the second highest ever as more than two million ill annoyance are now fully vaccinated from the virus. That's almost 16% of the population. Game
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker receives the COVID-19 vaccine
"Be applause after Governor Pritzker receives around after getting his first dose of the cove in 19 vaccine Wednesday, the governor received a shot at the mass vaccination site at the Illinois State Fair Grounds in Springfield. He was eligible to receive vaccine because he's a government employee. Before getting the shot. The governor encouraged all Illinois residents to get vaccinated as they become eligible. The
Chicago's Cook County To Open New Mass Vaccination Site In Forest Park On Friday
"Department store in Forest Park will become the state's fifth largest mass vaccination site. Governor Pritzker says the site will start at 1000 vaccine today, eventually wrapping up to 5000 per day with ample parking and close proximity to communities hit hardest. By the covert 19 pandemic. This site will play a critical role in our continued efforts to vaccinate our most vulnerable residents, such as those with pre existing conditions, the governor said. Nearly one in every three Illinois adults have already been vaccinated, including 64% of Illinois seniors. Today, Chicago
Here's The Deal With The United Center Vaccination Site In Chicago
"Let's start with governor pritzker. This is what he had to say today about. The vaccine roll out in illinois has neighboring michigan announces. That it will open. Vaccinations everybody starting. In april as we have promised here in illinois and as we have been promised by the federal government that we would reach one hundred thousand doses per day by the middle of march. We've arrived mike flannery. The president says everybody's going to be eligible by may first governor pritzker says we're game here in illinois. Do you believe it i do. I think they the after a rough start. I talk peres. Says a guy who went around to the walmart and cvs is and the to supercenter over one hundred eighth woodland asking. Have you got any leftover back. Seen vaccines for the poor. Things have really gotten a lot better. I've got both my doses of the pfizer vaccine. I think this thing is finally on track. And i see mike flannery down there in beverly get your green tie in the irish flag. You're getting ready for a certain holiday in a few weeks. Megan hickey there's been a lot of confusion at the united center about who exactly has been eligible. The city has changed. Its eligibility standards because so many folks from outside of chicago or signing up as of now who is eligible to get the vaccine at the united center right now. They're still in the one. A one b Young people within the city limits and really the rules changed in the middle of the game because obviously when people started signing up it was a much broader eligibility than that and that was honestly source of a lot of confusion over the weekend and even into monday and tuesday because you know the the eligibility requirements changed in a lot of the people who maybe were outside of chicago who had signed up. Were confused they do. What does my appointment still count. If i go there you know my still going to be able to get my second dose. Are they going to say good luck. Find it somewhere else so there were just a lot. We were getting a lot of confusion about that and you know that on top of some scheduling issues. People getting error messages when they were trying to sign up. You know saying oh no actually. Your appointments been rescheduled and then another email saying disregard that that email was was not It's not accurate so meghan or those. Yeah i'm still ongoing. Or if they have the iron those out we're hearing less you know less confusion about it. I'm i'm not certain that it's been entirely ironed out. I know we asked how many people got error messages. How many people were involved in that which we never actually got a hard number on that but just being out there. I was at the united center. Monday on tuesday monday. Even before you know nations had started a lot of people were complaining about that. But i will say once. They made their way through the vaccination processing came out on the other end. They were so grateful and hopeful and almost had forgotten that they were so Set before they had gone into. Get their shot in greg pratt part of this roll out. The city says now they will be reaching out to the hardest hit zip codes to urge people to come to the united center to get their vaccination. Is that helping at all. drive up the equity numbers. Yeah i think so. I think the making it eligible for neighborhoods like south shore little villages. Ellison is is clearly going to drive that up there are people from those neighborhoods who are signing up for it I think that that's been very helpful. That was major problem in the beginning. It's less of a problem but it's probably one of those things that without more. Without ongoing targeting an ongoing efforts aimed at reaching those communities can very easily all off. Which would be bad. So it's so it's so they're they're working consciously work on an and that's probably a good thing
CDC study finds easing mask and restaurant rules led to more Covid cases and deaths, as some states move to lift restrictions
"From the CDC shows places with mask mandates in restaurant restrictions have lower case numbers and deaths related to Cove in 19. This comes after Texas and Mississippi announced they would lift mask mandates and reopen businesses with other states poised to do the same. Governor Pritzker says Illinois's mask mandate is why covert metrics look so good right now. We have Ah, positivity rate that's in the 2% to tow 2.5% range. Very happy about that. I look at these numbers every day makes me smile to see them keep on moving down. You were and fewer people in the hospital from covert 19. If you were in fewer people in ICU beds, I mean it Z a dream. It's a prayer answered. Illinois reported 1442 new cases today in 33 additional deaths, including a man in his thirties statewide positivity rate is 2.2%.
Governor Pritzker says wearing masks is a requirement in Illinois
"Mandates. Governor Pritzker says wearing a mask will be required in Illinois for the foreseeable future. This virus has been so unpredictable who knew there would be variants of the virus that we're now going to fight? So all I know is that the numbers are going the right direction. Governors in Texas and Mississippi announced on Tuesday that mass will no longer be required and businesses will be allowed to open 100% governor Pritzker also announcing today, two
Governor Pritzker Praises Biden Administration For Making Chicago's United Center A Mass Vaccination Site
"Pritzker Pritzker praised praised the the Biden Biden administration administration for for their their role role in in making making the the United United Center Center of of Mass Mass vaccination vaccination site site and and increasing increasing vaccination vaccination statewide statewide in in just just the the first first five five weeks of this new administration. White House has nearly doubled the weekly supply of doses coming to states via direct shipments and other programs. Like the federal Retail Pharmacy program, Pritzker says the state is administered more than 2.5 million doses, including one in every seven Illinois INS, receiving at least the first dose. State of Illinois reported 2441 new cases of coronavirus in Illinois today 55 additional deaths. The positivity rate is 2.7% last two days, a record number of Illinois ins have had their opportunity opportunity to to to be be be be vaccinated. vaccinated. vaccinated. vaccinated.
Finance Committee Backs $575,000 In Settlements For Two Lawsuits Accusing Police Of Misconduct in Chicago
"In lawsuits claiming police misconduct today. WGN's done, clipping explains. The Finance Committee approved a $175,000 payment to a family after officers wrongfully broke down their door in 2017 while searching for a man in another unit that past 21 to 7. A full City council vote comes Wednesday. The committee also voted 14 to 13 to give $400,000 to the mother of a man fatally shot by police and 2015. The victim was holding box cutters and was shot after a Taser failed to bring him down, his mother says. He was mentally ill. Don clipping. WGN news Governor Pritzker is signed into
Gov. Pritzker Signs Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into Law
"A sweeping criminal. Justice measure is now law in illinois it sets in motion the elimination of cash. Bail new standards for how police operate and outlines the rights of criminals. once they are incarcerated advocates. Say it'll make the state safer. Critics say it's just the opposite. Amanda finicky joins us now. Amanda tell us more about this law grandest that this new law stands to be transformative arguable but is up for debate. Is the impact of those changes. Now this was set in motion by the police killing of george floyd and then the protests spanning the country and illinois. The city rising up against police brutality particularly against black and brown people. I remember joining a protest has june and witnessing something i had never experienced before there were far more people demanding that black lives matter than those who looked like. That's when i knew. I knew this moment was different and leading the black caucus. At that time. I knew that as a caucus we had to cease this moment together sees it. They did senator. Kim lankford says they propelled that pain into action with illinois black. Legislators last month offering us shrink through a trio of bills including the one that governor jay pritzker signed today which he says is one that remark remarked transformative step forward in illinois's effort to lead the country in dismantling systemic racism. Bill is seven hundred sixty four pages long so we can't hear get into drill into all that does but among the changes that it makes are creating a misconduct felony offense for police officers. Who intentionally matter present facts in their reports broadening the police certification system including a method to strip officers of their certification. Even if they're not actually charged with a crime limiting what police unions can bargain when they're drafting contracts and mandating more training for police including on mental health in crisis intervention focuses on the safety of our communities accountability for law enforcement fairness and equity in our criminal justice system and communities who are demanding that that happens today. They're demanding that we have transparency. They're demanding that we modernize our thinking they recognize. We've tried to failed tough on crime policies of the past which have not made us more safe the recognize that you can support good officers and want reform at the same time. Today's bill signing ceremony governor pritzker likewise dismissing critics. Promising that this positive change for everyone opponents of this law. Don't want any change. Don't believe there is injustice in the system and are preying upon fear of change to lie and fearmongering in defense of the status quo. But let me say this. To the people of this great state all illinois will live in a safer and more just state with this law on the books were being labeled as a group. That doesn't want any change while that's just wrong. You know we've been at the table to discuss a lot of different things we have been for years. We continue to do so so but women's last time. The governor reached out to us and ask questions about any this awake. He has gym contract with the sheriff's association says that a coalition of law enforcement groups did agree on some aspects of this massive package like much of the certification changes but he says strict limits on things like use of force will hinder police from doing their jobs. He says a lot of the language in the new laws confusing for officers and won't force them to ponder if they're wanting to be breaking state lawn facing repercussions there even as they're in qatar lethal situations. How do we in effect an arrest. Based on this. If i can identify you a mandate because i know you. You just committed a crime but you're going to resist. That means i need to come back and try to arrest you later. You're going to resist me. Which most people not everybody resists but a lot of people do mean physical. Does it mean herbal. I mean there's so many different aspects of this that are to say the least to try to keep our community safe another huge chain. This law makes is the effectively ends cash. Bail advocates are celebrating this as monumental in that they say prevent people who haven't ever been convicted of a crime from losing their jobs homes even families as they're stuck in jail but former prosecutor state senator. John current says there is a way to do that but he says illinois went out. It wrong he says that's because illinois didn't give judges enough discretion he says that therefore creates a catch and release system for criminals. We can't agree that an individual that that detention should not be determined inability to pay. There should be a system in place that is going to have greater consequences for the indigent. Were those that can least afford to pay as As compared to someone of wealth someone of wealth that poses a risk to the community at large should be in that same standard just because they can pay a high by an agree there but what we replaced that system with matters. It needs to maintain that level of public safety. Another change got a couple of years to ratchet up to this point but police cameras will become mandatory and current asks how local departments are going to pay for it or i would also say the unfunded mandates are two things increase in property taxes at the local level or a decrease in policing services. It's going to be an either or again. Those are among the changes. This really is a sweeping new law. Among the other changes arrestees. We'll get to make three calls instead of one and they can be able to check their phone as well ostensibly to get those phone contacts. The law does not make any change to qualified immunity. That was a major sticking point in negotiations but it does create a task force that is going to examine that issue. By the way you want to look for some changes or fixes advocates. Say that that's just a normal part of the process particularly with something this massive but critics say that that is evidence that this overhaul was rushed
Illinois redirects 97,000 vaccine doses from federal nursing home program Pritzker has criticized for moving too slowly
"The state of Illinois announced today as well. It's diverting 97,000 doses of covert vaccine away from a federal program. WGN's Bob Kessler has more. Those doses were part of a federal partnership with Walgreens and CVS to get the shots to nursing home residents and staff. Governor. Pritzker, along with officials in some other states have criticized the program for moving too slowly. The unused doses will now be made available to people 65 older and frontline essential workers. Bob Casler, WGN News
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"Governor Pritzker's says all 11 regions of the state are no longer under the tightest coronavirus mitigations. Our statewide positivity is the lowest it's been since mid October. And while covert 19 hospitalizations air still more than twice what they were this summer, there now almost half of our fall peak. In Illinois today, the state reporting 7042 new cases and 95 additional death the state positivity rate of 5% the number of cases of the little bit higher than what's been reported over the last few days. But that's due to a change in the way the Department of Public Health reports the numbers. The governor also announcing today Chicago and Cook County are expected to enter Tier one tomorrow, and that means indoor dining could begin with 25% capacity. Chicago City Council Public Safety Committee meeting today to look at the mess of increasing Carjackings across the city. Alderman Ray Lopez tells WGN's antidote Vontaze. He's concerned There's no new strategy to stop the car jackings. We're going to have additional resource is a new city white team focusing on this and we're gonna work with her partners. We've been working with our partners in the county of the state in state's attorney's office. For years, there have been over 140 Carjackings in the first three weeks of 2021. Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown says the main reason for the Carjackings are joy rides, but the stolen cars are also used for other robberies. President Biden laid out his plans today to fix the economy and help Americans affected by the Corona virus pandemic. He called for a minimum wage. The minimum wage to be increased known in America should work 40 hours a week. Making below the poverty line. $15 gets people above the poverty line. The executive order includes increasing food aid, protecting job seekers on unemployment and clearing a path for that $15 hourly minimum wage. Ah, Colorado geophysicist is accused of dragging a police officer down steps to be beaten outside the U. S Capitol by an angry mob during the insurrection. He's now been detained. A judge says 51 year old Jeffrey Sable is a flight risk and danger to the community stable, was arrested this morning. The U. S House will send the articles of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate on Monday. Here's Majority Whip Dick Durbin. We're processing discussing with Senator McConnell our response to it and timeliness of that response. I hope that we can work on that quickly. And Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, just announcing the impeachment trial will begin the week of February 8. NBC will shut down the NBC Sports network at the end of the year. The network is best known for caring NHL and English Premier League games as well as NASCAR and IndyCar races. It also carries a significant amount of programming during the Olympics. At NBC will parcel at events now between us that the USA Network and it's Peacock Streaming services and The Simpsons predicted another future event following the inauguration of Vice President Kamila Harris. Hands of the serious took to social media to realize that Lot. Kamila Harris is outfit looked almost identical to what Lisa Simpson war in the segment. Bart to the future. Lisa is president of the United States in that segment in his dining, a purple business suit and a white pearl necklace. Just like Harris. The show has been known to project other events like Smart watches and Disney's purchase of 20th. Century Fox. WGN sports Here's Kevin Pal Simpson's Know All is pretty Wild. It appears the search for a new defensive coordinator is over for the Bears. Reports say that Shawn Desai has been promoted to D. C After most recently coaching the safety's he's been with the organization since 2013 Blackhawks coming off their first point of the season. Tonight, they'll go for their first win when they returned to the United Center ice for the first time since March. They host Detroit pre game coming up in less than an hour, face off at seven with John and Troy Bulls or six and eight. The Hornets are six and eight. They'll meet in Charlotte tonight. Bulls going for three straight wins. Baseball, reacting with sadness and reverence to the death of one time home run King Hank Aaron. He died this morning in his sleep. Former commissioner Bugsy Bud Seelig recalls walking recently with Aaron and Washington and calls him quote a true Hall of Famer in every way. Aaron hit his 715th career homer on April 8th 1974. It's a pass. Babe Ruth has Major League baseball's home run champion, one ball and no strikes on waiting.
Chicago and other Cook County suburbs to relax COVID-19 restrictions after Illinois changes rules
"And suburbs in the north and west are officially officially in in tear tear to to mitigation. mitigation. Governor. Governor. Pritzker Pritzker made made that that announcement announcement earlier earlier today, today, and and that that means means there there cannot cannot be be gatherings gatherings up up to to 10 10 people people in in regions regions 89, 89, 10 10 and and 11 11 that includes the city of Chicago, suburban Cook, DuPage Cane Lake and McHenry counties. It means museums and Jim's can reopen with restrictions and some sports leagues can restart. There is still no indoor dining into your to
Pritzker moves prisoners ahead of adults with high-risk medical conditions in vaccination line
"The state's Corona virus vaccination plan this weekend that prisoners are moving ahead of frontline workers and those with pre existing conditions, he says. This is another example where Governor Pritzker is not consulting lawmakers. Why, I think critical of the governor since the beginning that he has done a go it alone approach in regards to Covert 19 mitigation and has not included the legislators. As we branched threat to help him make these very important decisions and make sure he's making decisions in the best possible way that he can. He tells WGN's antidote Vontaze. This would not be a problem. If there was enough vaccine to go around in Illinois today, the state announcing 3385 new
The global death toll from the coronavirus has topped 2 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data
"The milestone was reached today, which is just over a year after the Corona virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, The number of dead was compiled by Johns Hopkins and I took eight months to hit one million lives lost. It took less than four months after that to reach the next million. Governor Pritzker, announcing today, three regions of the state can move out of tier three coronavirus medications. The
Chicago Teachers Union wants teachers vaccinated before in-person learning
"Teachers Union says it wants to see all teachers get at least one dose of a covert 19 vaccine before they return to the classroom. CPS CEO Dr Janice Jackson telling WGN's John Williams governor, Pritzker says there will be priority. Given the teachers to get a vaccine shot. We will continue to make sure that teachers and school based after our first in line once individuals and one B begin to get vaccinated, but of course, those decisions get made through a vote. Variety of different, um, officer CBS is moving ahead within plan to return to in person learning for some students starting this coming Monday.
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"6 19 starting off a CZ. Unfortunately, we do with the state of Illinois numbers. 6110 new Koven 19 cases 51 deaths A number of new cases is the second highest reported in a single day since the pandemic began the seven day positivity rate. Increased again from 6.4 to 6.7%. That's the highest it has been since. Early June. Now page to the new mitigations by Governor Pritzker mean that indoor dining and or bar service will be temporarily closed. Outdoor dining, intense as well as take out on delivery, of course, still remain an option. Public gatherings now reduced to just 25 people. All those mitigations take effect Saturday at 12:01 A.m.. Restaurant and tavern orders. Say they're still looking for proof from government leaders that they are to blame for the current surgeon Covert 19 cases. It's question it could end up in court. State health officials provided some answers and a numbers graph. But Restaurant Tours and association representatives say it does not go far enough. Restaurant owners are demanding numbers from public officials to prove that they are the problem causing that cove in 19 spike. Second food stockpiling waves are here. They say the pantry surges 3400% not sure how they arrive at that number. But American consumers who have worked their way through the trove of Shelf, stable meals. A frantically bought back in March, apparently are at it again. This time food makers are prepared, though. General Mills, maker of Cheerios and Annie's Box Mac and Cheese at 8 45 more production lines. Through contractors since the first round of Porting. This spring, Campbell Soup Company has spent $40 million to expand production of goldfish crackers, and they're building capacity for chip brands like Cape Cod. We like our comfort snacks now don't leave Chicago based ConAgra brands. Posting third party manufacturing and warehousing. Stonyfield Farm,.
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"By W. G. In America. Governor Pritzker has announced new restrictions for many youth and adult sports teams over public health concerns during the pandemic. First the WG and forecast here's meteorologist. Dimitrius Ivory, It's been warmer than normal for over a month is finally changes this upcoming weekend. Scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight with a low temperature down is 70. Thursday's high temperature 82 rain mainly early in the day. Then for Friday, only 79 degrees for a high even cooler lakeside. Mostly sunny there Saturday were in the low eighties and Sunday 82 to 83 degrees with afternoon and evening showers and storms on w. G. N meteorologist Dimitrius Ivor starting August 15th new guidelines will go into effect across the state of Illinois for youth and adult sports. Governor Pritzker saying it's due to a rise in new cases of the Corona virus, he says. Think of new guidelines for sports as a grid, three risk levels of sports and four tiers of levels of play based on current public health conditions. At each of the four tiers different aspects of player permitted from no contact. Practices that include conditioning and training at level one to full scale tournaments in level for tow. Learn, Mohr go to Corona virus, stop Illinois dot gov. Illinois residents may soon also be facing new covert 19 restrictions. States Department of Public Health now reporting 1393 new cases of the Corona virus during the most recent 24 hour testing period, also reporting 18.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"A hate crime investigation in Madison Wisconsin and EMT says she was set on fire leaving her with severe burns I haven't really stopped I don't really have an appetite bursting says she was in her car at a red light around one AM Wednesday when she heard someone yell racist slur at her according to the police report her driver's side window was down she saw four men all white one of them sprayed a liquid on her face and neck and then threw a flaming lighter at her causing the liquid to ignite ABC's Alex Perez a war of words between president trump and the governor of Illinois and the mayor of Chicago the president in a letter released by the White House Friday night criticize governor JB Pritzker in Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot for what he called a lack of leadership on devastating violence in Chicago he cited a Chicago sun times article titled eighteen murders in twenty four hours in response governor Pritzker blasted trump resorting to a press stunt to distract from his long list of failures especially his response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic in nationwide calls for racial justice you're listening to A. B. C. news balance of nature changing the world one life at a time global say you need to get new actors the ones you have this doesn't truly actually the calls that people make into their health coaches to get help I don't sit and tell you it's going to cure the coronavirus what it does do is the chemistry goes in and it helps your body do what it needs the reason there's so many different types of successes is because we aren't targeting anyone all we do is help the body help itself and whatever it finds in it can do is.
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"Of a state Republican lawmaker who is opposed to governor Pritzker is stay at home order it is the first time the department of justice's weighed in on state level Colbert nineteen policies that don't involve religious matters representative Darren Bailey filed an initial lawsuit and he says the justice department support is a blessing I've never made light of this but I've always contended that at the detriment of the destruction of our economy and we cannot do this and live like this the justice department says the case should go back to state court because it raises claims under state law and not claims under the U. S. constitution a number of troubling sites around the country over this holiday weekend is help experts scramble to remind the public about the need to maintain social distancing to make sure there is no additional spread of the Colbert nineteen virus here's ABC's Trevor Ault Texas thirteen hundred people waiting in line for a water park re opening without the governor's approval many not wearing masks the same trend seen on California's beaches despite sunbathing bands and mass requirements Minnesota loosening the restrictions on allowing religious services to resume despite the fact that the authorities believe the state is not yet reached its peak number of cases of murder Tim walls making the announcement at a press conference allowing houses of worship to re open at twenty five percent of their normal capacity many of these congregations have gone to great lengths to think about this I would also like to say many have made a choice and will continue to make the choice to not open for large gatherings and to continue like my parish of pilgrim Lucerne ought to continue to do things virtually the state has more than nineteen thousand cases and over eight hundred and fifty deaths but walls says the pecan coronavirus cases is not expected to come until the summer there is a new epicenter for the corona virus pandemic on planet earth and it's Brazil or hospitals report being overwhelmed and authorities now digging mass graveyards the head of the CDC and the U. S. says what he has seen their raises concern about a second wave hitting the United States A. B. C. senior foreign correspondent Ian Pinnell hospitals report being over run in graveyards force to expand U. S. CDC director saying we'll be seeing in Brazil raises his concern about the second wave hitting America many politicians in Brazil blaming president Bolsonaro for downplaying the threat cooling could be nineteen a little flu while ordinary Brazilians struggled with life and death purchases husband has been sick for over seven days was she said he told the school he wants his last wish is to see his five kids hundreds of demonstrators meanwhile rallied outside a shut down state capital in California to protest stay at home orders issued by governor Gavin Newsom even as residents entered the Memorial Day weekend with newly expanded options for leisure California highway patrol officer shut down the capital loan to protesters of speakers addressed the crowd from the back of a flatbed truck is an airplane flew overhead towing a banner with a picture of new some of the words and his tyranny a federal judge's order the former Chicago police officer convicted of conspiring with a gang member in the kidnappings and robberies of other drug dealers has been released from prison more than six years early because of the threat of Colbert nineteen according to the judge Glenn Llewellyn severe obesity and other health problems put them at an elevated risk of contracting the virus well and was sentenced to eighteen years in prison back in twenty thirteen I'm David Jennings on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN total wine and.
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"Founded by governor Pritzker's family and uber eats wants to have grub hub for line cheaper is considering acquiring Chicago based GrubHub in a deal that would give the company's control over a majority of the U. S. food delivery business GrubHub is come under scrutiny over delivery fees during the pandemic combined overreaching GrubHub would control fifty five percent of the U. S. food delivery market door dash controls around thirty five percent Stieber trend WGN news WGN sports here's Kevin pal thank you Kim July fourth weekend is the target date Major League Baseball owners have for the start of the delayed season they've submitted their a presentation their plan to the Players Association today a player union director Tony Clark calls the proposed fifty fifty revenue split a salary cap something the union has long been against USA gymnastics will not hold any top tier events the rest of this year the organization announcing it's canceling the U. S. classic and the national championships because of the pandemic Norma Blackhawks northwestern Wildcats and white Sox baseball Kevin Powell WGN sports your money on WGN that are closed down four hundred fifty seven points today nasdaq down one eighty nine the S. and P. five hundred down sixty points I'm Kim Gordon on Chicago's very own seven to many WGN what game of commercial chicken brought to you by progressive where we see how long flow can go without talking about insurance ready to go so the the weather is just all over the place lately right one day it's hot the next day at the it was windy.
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"Governor Pritzker of Illinois a saying yeah no church until there's a vaccine for like what's you know citizens settle down settle down Shelby Beelzebub like what are you doing there is a couple power trips out there that we're seeing right so the the Harvard more judging from in Texas we're just talking about like it's a power trip movement I got a button for seven seven days with that woman this is another power trip move I like if other businesses can have people keep their distance I don't know why couldn't church also working through this and that makes no sense why single out churches I don't get that I I think that there's a hostility among people who love power of the state to the you know there was talk of the separation of church and state when I want to bash the church and now all of a sudden the state has taken all this power for itself churches are the the whatever whatever essential is churches are the opposite of essential to these people yeah wow that's interesting okay so this is going to do we need to keep an eye out for the Cincinnati since the cool houses out there who are going to renew refresh is this a Roman general called out of retirement to save the Republic thing is that is that we're going to talk one of his story as you know is he gave the power back right who are the governors were gonna give this power back once they had a blood lust taste for it and I'm and I'm in a way that they haven't had in their careers certainly will they give it back to the you talked about it was like no he's not and let me just run over we're talking to Mike Slater whose host Mike Slater show KFMB the greatest radio station in San Diego in San Diego county which I'm also on to the two of us are on which clearly makes the best radio station anywhere by the way I think we deserve reason for now I have been riding your coat tails for like ten years now I think I think everywhere you go I end up falling so I appreciate it well I was gonna tell you I mean not now I'm jumping ahead I was gonna say we it the first on Pluto TV of managed put together you have like two of the nicest funniest best people on radio and Jesse Kelly and Mike Slater and here now I'm just like everybody should be watching this number should listen this lineup I mean it was legitimate for those you don't know listen to my show Mike Slater is one of the nicest B. it has been since he started the blaze he's actually so nice at first I was like is he really just nice turns out he actually is he's that good of a guy yeah Russian comptroller answered all your way now I are you handling enough about that buddy nicest guy on radio very talented great show the Mike Slater show you should all be checking out listening to the podcast to English the mikes later podcast well yes you is when when do you think are we breaking the dam here always breaking the dam and in the re opened nationally or is this gonna be a grind it out state by state stays up phase down five what are you seeing okay yeah here's here's what I think and who knows right I've always thought always thought the last week that is going to be kind of like a bell curve and people are gonna be able to make up their own minds of people are going to go into their own categories I was trying to add two and two ministers minus about a minute that is until you got a minute now we have a station right so in in in technology adoption people there are people who buy the first iPhone as soon as it comes out and there's a certain percentage people gonna wait a little while and then there's a certain percentage people wait until they really need one I love the service and people who don't buy an iPhone until there's no more football and it's a bell curve early adopters you can do that no more I think it's the same thing here I think a very small percentage people want to go out to concerts now a little bit more people are like I'm gonna wait a week or so and then you have me was like I don't know how it was like a month ago two month old here I want to push anything away like a month and there's some people who write clearly I'm not really gonna go anywhere for a while because I have health issues or mold or whatever natural bell curve distribution of when people are going to go in and people are going to make up their own minds based on the information we have we don't need Gavin Newsom ready governor telling you are allowed you're not allowed you can't you can't thank you for all the dolls and wise enough to do that all by themselves if I come out to San Diego so we can hang out with the fine people in the audience of KFMB can you also teach me to serve I'm not in the best server but I can definitely treat into a green smoothie maybe ask the California kale smoothie is what's keeping us healthy either maybe that's it all right I'll take it Mike Slater everybody check out the like yeah Mike Slater show show he's on what what time eastern time you on okay FM B. one noon to three to seven so three to six eastern time three six eastern time check him out and Mr Slater agreed to talk to you Sir you stay safe out there god bless you and yours will talk soon a number of research and news.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"You sued governor Pritzker says he's continuing his fight over the governor stay at home order Stephen castle of the beloved church of Lena west of Rockford talked with manpower on WLS actually got more intense because we've broken our lawsuit into multiple baptism for what government sectors out on Monday where he said that while you know that church lost their suit it was a bald faced lies yeah why because we didn't lose our suit he is gaining momentum last Sunday Chicago federal judge Jon levy ruled that the stay at home order is constitutional council is appealing that decision to the seventh circuit court of appeals in Chicago meanwhile hawthorn woods Republican state senator Dan McConkey on with man cal criticizing the governor's plan to re open the Illinois economy you know you still discriminating between businesses you can go to target by furniture but you can't go to a furniture storage yeah small businesses through there and you know it you mentioned her capsule but it got you know if you want to hear that you're going to wait till each June graduation the governor dividing the state into four regions in those regions could enter different phases of re opening at different times depending on how they're doing battling cope at nineteen he says right now we're out there are five phases were currently in phase two but the next one phase three it does involve barber shops and offices harbor shops and salons can re open health and fitness clubs can offer outdoor classes and one on one personal training all in accordance with the PH safety guidance the region's state parks can open limited childcare and summer programs can operate with DPH guidance all public health gatherings of ten people or fewer can take place during this phase but again the soonest that any of this could happen anywhere in Illinois would be may twenty ninth WLS news time nine oh four checking traffic.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WGN Radio
"You can see her alongside governor Pritzker every single day during the two thirty press conference it is doctoring goes A. N. ZK Dr thank you so much for coming on today thank you so much for having me good morning we are we just got off the phone with the mayor of Naperville who is chomping at the bit ready to open up the city but people are getting anxious the weather is getting warmer we need to remind people why it's so important to keep distance and stay inside right now yes and I know the weather is changing and I know that you know people are getting cabin fever we have been so successful in coming under G. horrible make scary predictions of what would have happened in this state if we didn't take all the aggressive measures of standing at mass yeah brings down closing restaurant and finally the stay at home shelter in place order it absolutely works and helps to keep our numbers down at me didn't overwhelm our our health care system and so we we did all the right things and we should be proud of ourselves of the fact that there's no Q. aren't and there aren't approved treatments yet make us concerned that if we just opened everything up we would just walk right out into the virus that we have been protecting our communities from and so it's it's as hard as it is to tell people to stay at home we don't have things in place to be able to protect people and I understand that we are in different situations some people are at home and still collecting a paycheck and for those who aren't of course this is a completely different situation and so I I feel so much for the people who are bearing the brunt of this the most because we've asked people to choose between their lives and their livelihood and that's not even a quick choice that anybody should have to make I ask you a question during the press conference yesterday and you pause for a second before you answered I asked you if you are worried about a second wave of the virus this fall and you thought about it for a second and you said yes tell me more about that yes we we know that there's going to be places around our our country that will be relaxing relaxing relaxing the restrictions of the mitigation map vested in different ways and we know that we are connected to all of our all of our neighbors you know everything that everyone does matter we know that the ball is always aren't known expected nine or and so is it this rona virus makes the resurgence on top of the flu and we have less people physically distance thing and we have more people gathering we just have another bite of exponential growth and increases that are maybe even worse than than what we've seen so there's a lot of reasons for this meeting he is predicting that they'll be a bigger potentially a bigger surge than what we had I have seen and again we're trying to avoid having a situation where people so many people get sick at the same time Hey don't even have a hospital bed Dr Stephen the newsroom can you expand on that because I know what the CDC director said yesterday but it seems to me he was referring it will be worse because it would come in combination with another outbreak right not just this cold with nineteen would be worse than it is in the spring right so if you put the two of them together you're still going to be competing for the same numbers of hospital beds so we don't have an additional set of a hospital bed then vents for people who you know who might get sick with the influenza as we do for corona virus is the same the same medical capacity and so if you add those numbers together it'll be much easier for us to overwhelm overwhelm our our health care capacity so we really don't want to get into that situation whether it's corona virus whether it's influenza we need to do all that we can to to limit the number of people who get infected from folks and so obviously will be very important that people take advantage of the flu shot as well so that we can try to control those numbers that's the one we actually do have a vaccine for are we gonna have to get a shot for covert nineteen for the rest of our lives like a flu shot moving forward once there is a vaccine I don't know if there was one I would definitely take it I know the uptake of the of the flu shot every year is is low I don't know if that behavior will change and light of what we're experiencing now but definitely we are looking forward to having a vaccine we'll have to see I guess we don't know if cove it it's going to be something that makes an annual return that's not clear and so if if it's something that makes an annual return I need a new vaccine verses it's going to be a vaccine and once you get it you have some kind of prolonged immunity again we don't have the answers to those questions it's a day by day thing we're talking with doctoring goes ainsi que from the Illinois department of health when we move into more antibody testing to see who is head coach at nineteen where the world will there be a need to wear some kind of bracelet or carry a card what that's a great question I think no there is those are questions that will need to be mapped out I mean it is important for us to know the idea for the antibody testing assuming we had a a reliable test that we could get good answers from we we wanna know what percentage of the population has really already experienced that and and then we'll make again we're making the assumption that if you have experience with and develop these antibodies that that you're protected and that you wouldn't get it again assuming all those things are true if we saw a growing number of people who had antibodies that we assume are protected that would mean that an individual who had not had it who did not have antibodies would have less of a chance of running into an individual with it because all these other people are protected so it's really like a herd immunity that we're trying to get to where most of the people are protected and won't be transmitting it still be a few people maybe who haven't gotten it we'll have less of a chance of getting it so this was the thing that we we were talking about around needs goals and having enough protection from the community but we can't know where we are if there isn't an antibody test and we have to know what level of antibodies actually protected how long does that last a lot again we have more questions than we have answers doctor you bring up the the herd immunity you know what I I wanna say I suspect you've been following what happened in Sweden where they were a bit more relaxed in their restrictions there seem to reach their peak earlier and lower why would something like that not have worked in the United States right maybe I'm not sure what you're referencing but we if given the well they didn't write instructing didn't lock down as much like the United States today allowed people for social distancing they protected the older people but they kind of went along as life is normal are fairly normal yeah well I I do know that sweet and has a much healthier population than the United States we we definitely know that they rank higher in many of the health indicators despite attending more money so again some things are not you know able to be extrapolated because of how different our communities are but we definitely know that if we had not put our severe restrictions in place the predictions for where the people have been would have would have overcome our health care capacity and we would have had a situation where we were trying to decide who gets help in this one bad when we have three people waiting for it and so that's why we have to take aggressive action to make sure that eventuality I did not come to play doctoring goes A. N. Z. K. on with us for a few more minutes on seven twenty WGN Florida is opening beaches and restaurants Indiana Wisconsin have golf courses open does this bother you when you're trying to keep people to stay at home when you see people going over the border to play golf yeah I mean I think at at the base of it we want to undo it I need people to understand why we why we have these things close people love golf people loves outdoor activities none of us hate those activities we want people to be able to perform activities that don't put them at risk and so when you have you know the wrongs of people at the beach together where they're not in a position to to physically distant when you're going to be and you know at the you know I don't know if they'll be at the nineteenth hole or if people are you know congregated in such a way such that if somebody was ill they would be transmitting it to multiple people quickly at the same time that that just puts it back in a situation where we have high rate of rise of increase of new cases and in our in our state we seen that you know a lot of people get well but we have you know more than twenty five maybe thirty percent of people who end up you know in the hospital of the people who were confirmed cases and we know that almost five percent end up in the ICU and so we're working on trying to decrease that severe morbidity and mortality and of the way to do that is to decrease the number of inspections on the front end hi doctor it's gonna take a toll on you talking about death day after day that's the first thing you talk about the cases and deaths how are you coping with everything you know I I appreciate the question I am not in in the hardest position but my heart is going out to people who are in our attempt to save their lives they've lost their livelihood you know I I have a job I am really I'm being sustained by by my a supportive community my community of shade my neighborhood my family I I am not the one who's bearing the brunt of this I I know the people who have literally not work and not earned a dying in in in now well over a month are those of the people that are really suffering and and Mike my thoughts are with them even as we do all these mental gymnastics to try to figure out how do we you know told the line between you know preserving people's ability to have their livelihood and and keep their health it's it's it's almost impossible and possible should responsible choices that we're having to make and I I'm I'm really sensitive to how this is being borne by so many people are the mayor yesterday said we're looking at June first the governor didn't give a date but he said we're gonna have to push it back in your opinion you see these numbers every single day doctor what do you think are we looking at June first here in the Chicago area where we're gonna start slowly slowly opening things up yeah so I will definitely leave official pronouncements and proclamations to the governor he's done a great job of leading add that item to working closely all day every day to try to make the best choices and I'm I'm really I'm really proud of him he's you know try to master the science and all all even the intricacies of of the lab in the hearing aids traction for our PCR testing like he's really shown tremendous leadership and difficult decisions that he had to make I just he's never made any of them lightly all of them ours ferret start out knowing that sometimes the decision are the decision is that do we cut off the feeder do we cut off the hands are just very difficult issue that has been no no easy answers see if any last words hi this is Susan nice try to get her to give us a date right by the way just to let everybody know if the doctor is an avid tennis player she wants to get out there to I absolutely do the room window I I appreciate your time I know you have a two thirty press conference today and hopefully we'll talk again soon in the next few weeks thank you doctor thank you so much keep yourself safe doctoring goes A. N. Z. K. from the Illinois department of health all right time for news it's forty seven degrees good morning I'm Steve Burr trend this news says sponsored today by WGN America funeral services for fall in Chicago firefighter are underway first a look at traffic here's merry band of L..
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WGN Radio
"From governor Pritzker and his his staff doctors U. K. as well about the progress when it comes to fighting this and the governor saying indeed that the state has flattened the curve the numbers today seventy four dead at one thousand two hundred and twenty two new cases that is up a slightly in the number of dead I believe is the same as yesterday and as listening as well I know we expected her maybe from the governor little bit later cranes is reporting that governor Pritzker is trying to form governors coalition much as they did on the west coast yesterday and in the northeast as well so we'll see if that comes upon a reporter's questions when they start to talk to the governor little bit later in the afternoon so many questions that they'll have to be considering in order to do that I mean I know the motivation is let's open it that you heard the governor just say no one wants to open the things up more than I do get back to life to read restaurants and get businesses working again but his concern is that it's not time for a new normal yet we're working at I think the biggest everyone saying is will they extend past April thirtieth they seem to be signaling that the bill be adjustments and that that seems likely but not willing to put a date on it yet at least not that I've heard doctor thought you said something earlier today to that he said it quickly it might roll out through the country differently and I don't know if he was implying then at different times or you know different sorts of industry but it would be interesting to see you know if some areas that weren't hard hit would go back to complete and total freedom all those of us who suffer a little bit more will have to suffer a little bit longer inside yeah the rolling of a rolling release and opening things up and that kind of rolling basis I don't understand exactly what that looks like I am looking at other places to see what they're doing but it's hard to tell yeah well that we'll just have to wait for them to grow up with a plan I don't think they're there yet but it was nice to hear the governor say and I'm sure was very nice for feeling for him to say that we have indeed flatten the curve when it comes to this of course we don't know how long we'll be at this plateau and it will likely be very gradual drop to the bottom but it looks as if maybe we've turned a corner here it does and there is a lot of data today from the governor in some of it is positive worth pointing out he talked about the doubling rates meaning right slowing the growth were flattening that curve doubling rates increase substantially March twenty second it was every two days we were doubling April first increased to three days this week it's now every eight days so they look at that and see some positivity about the way this is working the stay at home order then he said a week ago he stood before us delivering the solemn news that we've reached a new record high and while the numbers are still too high for most of us are all of us that says it's not a record today is what he says right and so and again we do stress that this is no time to ease up and that's that's you know what we're all waiting to do I mean here that we flatten the curve doesn't mean that this is over by any means but you know they're starting to fill up the pools after all right Liverpool's filling up like they think your doctor MC Kay say she was almost happy to see the snow fall today that some of us not because she in her mind she's thinking as a public health official that will help keep people indoors that warmer weather sure is a drive to want to just stay out just a little bit longer and a little bit longer and when it's here that will be the motivation even if it is still the the better of course that we're supposed to stick to what we're doing yeah it's it's I mean I you know I I'm coming downtown every day and I'm grateful that I'm able to do it because I just can't imagine people who haven't left their houses for days and days on end date I haven't had to go through that I've had to you know come to a little bit more risk maybe to come down here but I just got to be tough tough to stay inside day after day yeah I I try to make infrequent trips to the grocery store right when I do go you're right it does just feel nice to get in a car take any questions from members of the media again I guess at the at the picture of you first before I can go back into the notes and look at all the questions that have come in from like calling sell one of these one asking about was this regional cooperative effort that you earlier talking about with other governors can you talk us tell us you know who have you been talking to and and water the premise what types of things are you working to coordinate on as you look at well I begin this conversation really late last week with you some of the east coast governors and then a over the last few days with my counterparts in Midwest states surrounding us a you know our goal of course for this is to start to think about you know what are the pre conditions for the beginning to allow certain kinds of businesses to open their doors again to expand the definition of you know those who can work on those businesses that can be have their doors open me and again as I said the the pre conditions that I think are appropriate are you know I've talked about a lot of testing tracing and treating and then I would add to that the availability of PP two the entire population even those who might not be able to afford their own PP so those things together I think are the preconditions and the other a lot of other things to discuss but governors that I've spoken with have been very frankly very positive about this idea.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Thank you Alex and good afternoon in a crisis we need a decisive action and I think we can all agree that governor Pritzker has demonstrated that decisiveness regularly over the last five or six weeks and today is no different the associated fire fighters of Illinois represent over fifteen thousand members in two hundred and twenty four communities across the state and we are all very thankful for this amendment firefighter EMTs and fire fire paramedics on the first link in the public health system especially as a protector communities during this pandemic we often respond uncontrolled environments on a daily basis and that's created a unique set of exposures during this public health crisis but you can be assured that we have all we have been and will continue to provide prompt professional care when we're called upon over time the the term fire department has become more of an all hazards department so whether it's a motor vehicle accident an apartment fire hazmat leak from a rail car an asthma attack or you're stuck in an elevator we'll be there for you and each one of us took an oath and swore to protect the members of our community it's comforting to know that through this emergency amendment of the workers compensation commission at the state of Illinois we'll be there for us I also want to thank leaders J. Hoffman and Kathy Willis as well as deputy governor Dan Hines who advocated on our behalf to insure that our members are given the peace of mind knowing if they are sick and they are taking care of thank you I like governor Pritzker to return to the podium for questions and answers.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Sponsored by governor Pritzker and help the stories we emphasize the importance of social distancing we'll have that story and more following a look at WGN traffic and weather expressways and tollways moving well this afternoon in downtown Chicago some road construction work on a CTA substation knows closing Lake Street from state to Wabash on every weekend that's under way right now until five o'clock this afternoon this could be the final weekend for this work which is scheduled to end this month so again states on lake Avenue from State Street to Wabash closed until about five o'clock this afternoon because of CTA construction other than that expressways and tollways moving well the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center meteorologist by Canada the wind will remain today it's gonna be a very windy day cloudy cooler occasional light rain and showers and afternoon high of forty nine degrees west winds at twenty to thirty gusting at times to near fifty miles per hour in a wind advisory is in effect for today tonight mostly cloudy brisk west wind continues a low of thirty eight for tomorrow decreasing cloudiness high fifty four Tuesday mostly cloudy cooler high forty four Wednesday partly sunny fifty one NO Thursday partly sunny skies warming up to fifty four from the WGN weather center I'm meteorologist Mike hammer Nick governor Pritzker says stay at home means just that also to maintain social distancing Pritzker says that that is all that is critical because the number of covert nineteen cases continues.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Tomorrow night governor Pritzker says he has lots of questions about an email from twenty twelve that was sent to aids of then governor Pat Quinn from lobbyists might McCain who also was a friend of house speaker Mike Madigan it discusses a possible cover operate inch a rape in Champaign and goes pay rolling what is the rate that's being alleged here what what what exactly the circumstances around that what is there a cover up that was done around that and secondly what is this ghost payroll in reference to was their wrongdoing associated with that who's responsible the governor says he has not spoken to speaker Matt again about the matter the house has approved a nonbinding measure determine a U. S. military action against Iran without congressional approval Republicans claim the president was within his right to order the strike and says he doesn't want to escalate tensions with Iran Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau confirm suspicions about Tuesday's fiery plane crash in Iran saying the evidence shows the jet was shot down by an Iranian surface to air missile he says Canada will conduct a thorough and credible investigation the news will undoubtedly come as a further shock to the families who are already grieving in the face of this unspeakable tragedy kiddos says it may have been unintentional all one hundred seventy six people on board the plane were killed British parliament has voted in favor of the government's brexit planned the UK is set to leave the European Union at the end of the month MPs have given the final approval to the brexit bill the Commons approved it with the majority of ninety nine helped by Boris Johnson's landslide victory last month the bill will not gays in the upper house of lords was some amendments may be proposed the UK is due to leave the E. U. one January thirty first two haven't fallen ABC news at the foreign desk in London president trump says he's an environmentalist at the White House today interest introduced a new policy to streamline the approval projects for environmentally impactful projects he was asked of climate change is a hoax I want clean air I want clean water and I also want jobs so I want I don't want to close up our industry because somebody said you know you have to go with wind all you have to go with something else it's not going to be able to have the capacity to do what we have to do the president says the policy will speed up approval for needed infrastructure projects workers at the Belvedere assembly plant will get the next couple of weeks off due to slow demand fiat Chrysler says production at the Belvedere assembly plant will hold temporarily from January thirteenth through the twenty sixth to align production with the man similar work shutdown happened last summer the plant assembles jeep Cherokee models including the latitude latitude plus limited trailhawk and over land production will restart January twenty seventh last year more than thirteen hundred workers were laid off at the plant due to slow demand but it's still employs about thirty seven hundred workers Ryan per of WGN news WGN sports now hears Kevin have a kid and these are the sort of games the Blackhawks need to win to keep playoff hopes alive there seven points out of the wild card the host Nashville tonight game three of a four game homestand Corey Crawford getting a third straight start with the pre game at seven with crisp autumn face off with China Troy at seven thirty bulls are off college hoops and I two games on the big ten slight number nineteen Michigan hosting Purdue a three to Michigan state facing Minnesota Spartans the lone big ten team undefeated in conference play Kyle fuller is an NFC Pro Bowl or the bears quarterback fills the spot of injured Jaylen Ramsey the bears also adding a new tight ends coach today hiring Clancy Barone is most recent job was with the Vikings in twenty eighteen as an offense of line coach and home of the Blackhawks northwestern Wildcats in white Sox baseball catapult WGN sports your money on WGN the Dow closed up two hundred eleven points nasdaq up seventy for the S. and P. five hundred up twenty one the volatility index at the CBO we down not quite a point today crude oil settled a fifty nine dollars sixty four cents up three cents corn and soybeans both down we'd up I'm Kim Gordon on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN guys.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Governor Pritzker assigned a new law to give millions of illinois' relief from high interest rates on their debt Nick Gail reports the consumer fairness act lowers post judgment interest rates on consumer debt and reduces the amount of time that that can be collected governor Pritzker says they want to help people struggling to pay off what they all consumer debt is at an all time high across the United States and there are millions of people including too many Illinois families who are struggling under unconscionable circumstances according to the heartland alliance one in three Illinois ins are in the debt collection process Nick gale W. LSA or may ninety news Chicago making it easier for people who can't see very well or are blind to walk around the city the Chicago sun times reporting that as many as one hundred accessible pedestrian signals these towns are otherwise non visual cues to alert pedestrians when it's safe to walk will be installed over the next two years you might have heard of kids riding skateboards while holding on to cars now buffalo Grove teenager who did that died over the weekend are John Dempsey has more it's called skateboard sketching or bumper hitching grabbing onto a car while riding a skateboard over the weekend Arlington Heights police say seventeen year old Levi Matsuda was holding the side door of an SUV in the forty one hundred block of ridge Avenue when he fell and hit his head on the ground the teen was later pronounced dead he lived in buffalo Grove and would have been a senior this fall at buffalo Grove high school John Dempsey WLS AM eight ninety they started say a three year old boy has died after being shot in the head to Chicago home in what police are investigating as a possible accidental shooting police say the child's family told them they heard a gunshot Sunday afternoon while in another room with the home on the city's south side they found the boy with the gun Chicago police investigating two men after claims that they caught a second alligator in the Humboldt park lagoon alleging inconsistencies though in their story Facebook live videos posted by onlookers show man holding up a three foot animal with tape around its jaws the men were released pending further investigation about the validity of the incident the alligator was turned over to animal control in sports today the cubs beat the brewers eleven to for the socks for the twins eleven to one both teams are off today the real system right now is three oh.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"By governor Pritzker signed that and his budget address tomorrow. I understand he plans to pitch an austere spending blueprint no increase in the state income tax rate, yet a bump in education funding, new revenue from business licenses. The hope the state will create to sell recreational marijuana also taxes on e cigarettes and vaping legalization of sports betting. Let's start with the minimum wage, Mr. Schneider. Welcome back to double d l not a single Republican not a single member of your party supported this. Why and good for them? I think I think when you hear what gbi is going to be presenting tomorrow along with the increase in the minimum wage. I think the wall we're gonna need to build a wall around the entire state of. Illinois to keep all the people in jobs from leaving that didn't work. Trace Germany minimum wage is going to be devastating to the people. They'll annoy nobody's gonna want to build a business here. People are going to be wanting to leave. You know, it's just tomorrow is gonna be no more than you know, what we've seen the status quo business as usual biotechs bend, and repeat it's going to be a resurrection of the Clinton administration's on steroids, in my opinion. Mr. Snider is are any way that the Republicans can slow down. Jay Pritzker, progressive income tax. I don't I don't think. So you know, when when gbi Pritzker was first elected he was said he was going to speak with a Republican. Leaders in the house and the Senate, and I think since he is since he's been in. He's completely disregarded. Any compromise anybody partisanship. So I I really don't see this from happening. He's got super majorities in both the house and the Senate, and I think we're we're we're traveling down a very dark road. He's also presented in his budget. He's going to likely go out and and take the down the road. I eight hundred million dollars in pension payments to defer pensions out another five seven years from two thousand forty five to two thousand fifty two to raise another eight hundred million dollars. So that he can, you know, make good on the campaign promises. He's always donors and supporters was last time we had a truly balanced budget here in Illinois wasn't that. Edgar. I I wouldn't doubt it at all. It's been a very very long time, generally, John, it's there's there's an awful lot of smoke and mirrors that go into these things. Now, the governor's gonna propose an austere budget. But he's also go to propose another budget tomorrow from what I understand that is what he would really like to do which is which is a lot more spending three and a half to five billion dollars more in spending to to make good on his campaign promises and use the legalizing the piece from legalized marijuana from sports spit betting from video gaming tax to to sort up the budget. I mean, this is gonna be sim city before you know, it. Well, I think that this brings up a good point. If you wanna be a good citizen in Illinois. You should drink lot gamble. Smoke pot. What else? Smoke cigarettes to he's going to raise the taxes on cigarettes as well. So the tax on cigarettes may be in Cook County will be four to six dollars a pack. So the so the bad guys can go out and sell them by the stick on the coroner's for, you know, a couple of dollars a piece that's people just over the state line love that they love it. Yeah. Absolutely. Everybody's everybody's lining up on the borders around, Illinois and around county just just to stay away from these taxes, but but being an environment where the population is there where they can make a living look at what's going on in Wisconsin. I mean just across the border. You've got this huge plant. You got you line manufacturing? Everybody's lining up around Brown, Illinois, and nobody wants to come in it. It's it's a real shame. Appreciate your time today. I hope to get up to your golf course. If I foot allows in the weather allows as soon as possible. Sounds great look forward to it. John take care of this attempt. Schneider GOP chairman here in Illinois. So Jesse smell at the question of the day is if in fact, this thing turns out to be a hoax feels like. If I had said. Muslim on Mexican. Or someone black? I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more a lot more. And that says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now. Well, maybe he was using this whole thing as some sort of performance art like a teaching moment. Let's see what Lupe has to say. Thank you for your patience. Lupe your next up on wwl's go ahead. Oh, thank you. I think it's insulting people from Chicago right away knew what? Because our problem is gang, bangers and trucks. Not who you are because the whole world it's here. So we're not trying to beat up people that are black or gay because everybody in their family has somebody. That's gay. We love the gay people. We look black people. We don't have that much hatred. And we're not we're not from the south where you're gonna feed Lynch. So I think that if he takes a brain tumor change back and shows damage that he has in his brain. Maybe that'll help him the mitigating factor. Yes. Agents probably telling Jesse it's time for rehab. I have it all worked out. There's a nice place in Arizona will send you and you can deal with your issues. Perhaps I'm waiting for the police to tell me what happened. Jay. Thank you. For your patience, sir. You're part of the wwl's Jerry pool. Your thoughts on Jesse. If it's folks. That's great. I I it's my pleasure to talk talk to you, John. Yeah. I think that this. It is a hoax. I think wouldn't if you've made it up like claimed was a race a race crime. Wouldn't that be considered federal offense? We'll have again this. This shows the dough penis in quote, unquote, hate crime legislation because it either is a crime or it's not a crime. It doesn't matter colors. It doesn't matter words. It doesn't matter. What is in somebody's head when they commit a crime. It matters what's in their hand. And what they do. So. But again, I again, if it's a hoax, probably you can charge somebody with a false police report, and it can be either a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the state's attorney and how they want to move on it, ladies and gentlemen, Mike. The city worker would like to weigh in. Go ahead, sir. Thank you. John two things. I want to say really quickly found guilty of a hoax the worst punishment. You can give an accurate gay persuasion is to make them do. The perp walk the halls that street and boy scout wearing a Boeing shirt in Chicago softball pitch destroys reputation. Second of all I want to commend the detectors are the Chicago police department because I read on a website, of course, website that the detectives tricked out the rope was to a single manufacturer. You're the only to Chicago that sell it are crafty beavers, okay? All right. Thanks, mike. Appreciate that aren't gonna take a quick break. And then come back with more on Roger stone. I heard Jennifer report in just a few minutes ago. Also, Darren Samuelsson will join us just after six twenty to talk about this unique case and contrary to what you hear free speech is free speech, and the judge he's going to go in front of this judge who's been very unkind to other Manafort types, he's Roger's gonna go in front of this judge on Thursday. And letting you know, and this is not from personal experience is just my conjecture. Federal judges hate to have social media posts with their picture in a target federal judges do not like that. So if you're planning on being in front of a federal judge, you may want to temper exactly how you represent yourself. Let's talk about a more with you coming up next year WLS evens right now out to lake cook. We're looking at a twenty two minute trip. Inbound.
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So I'll make sure please do strange things out next president's expected to sign a budget Bill today the Bill is nothing close to what he wanted. So today in case you haven't made any plans here. Friday plan on a national emergency at ten AM this morning. Yeah. I mean, look where it's very rare when he get to plan an emergency. But in this case, you will starting at ten AM this morning when the president speaks the one way he could really screw. Everybody up is not declared national emergency at ten AM and then go. Wow. This is what people do the people think. I'm maybe do something say I'm going to be a terrible person right now the chances of not doing that are slim because he wants this to happen. There is no national emergency. The border problems are the same border problems. They were before there's less people crossing by a factor of eighty percent than there was in two thousand. So this is a complete political stunt, and it should not be allowed to go to court. There's a possible chance of Senate and house could overturn it. But starting today just know there's an emergency. We got a national emergency. And if it's allowed to go forward every president from here on out will use a national emergency to get whatever they want. This is the deal. This is why Mitch McConnell's changing the rules. For the supreme court is such a big deal. You set these precedents UT up the next party to come in to do it to you. And yeah, it's just a completely unhealthy. And that's where you got to vote. The bums out national emergency for climate change, maybe gun control. Whatever you want to see all those coming. The Senate also one other natural straight Senate confirmed President Trump's pick for attorney general general William bar who served under George H W Bush, and let's give them a chance to disappoint us before. We assume you will next fact Amazon pulls out of New York City for the second headquarters after a push by local lawmakers questioning the tax cuts they're getting the incentives air getting no word on whether they'll stay in northern Virginia or move to another city Nashville mayor manual governor Pritzker said we'd like back in Amazon seemed to signal yesterday. They're just going to scrap it and they're going to stick with the locate if tomorrow Jeff Bezos came out, so we're communist Chicago. Let's take them. We I I don't know if they're worried about local lawmaker interference in New York. I think they're going to get a bigger slice of that pie. But here's the problem don't fulfill these political stunts because here's the deal. You don't wait to react to these giant tax cuts and things that businesses are offered their offer them all the time vote the people out who are giving these away. But here's the issue with New York, and it was the same in Chicago. That's all secretive. They didn't know what they were giving away to one point three one point four billion dollars. One point five billion is what New York City gave away without the lawmakers there knowing if we don't know we you, and I don't know what Chicago and Rahm Emanuel and governor around or gave if tomorrow Steve said. Get it again billion dollars. We gave to get him here. What is twenty-five? It's twenty five thousand jobs. Here's what I do. Take twenty five thousand jobs, and then I'd go you gave away this this. And this you're out take the question is like we see in our neighboring state of Wisconsin with Foxconn, they promise a lot of jobs and those jobs didn't didn't necessarily come to fruition. The question is designed was on doing the same thing. What? But that's all actionable. That's all stuff. You can do. Are you going to say are you gonna now suddenly say the businesses don't come? But that's what New York City was doing New York City's lawmakers said, hey, we want some stuff on the record Amazon set. We're out nothing on the record. And then get out of the big. So I'm with I'm I liked it New York did that only in the sense that they said, hey, we're not giving you a blank check. There's gonna be some stipulations. Unlike pay payback. Amazon for that somebody here shouldn't agreed that this was a bluff at our show. I don't remember who was calling the bluff that they weren't. This wasn't really gonna get pulled out. And they did it. I'm gonna go back to the tapes and find out Brian. Let's go to the tapes who was wrong. Next. Speaking of governor Pritzker thous voted, yes. And raising the minimum wage to fifteen bucks an hour government able to full governor able to fulfil campaign promise, we force. I budget address. How's it going to get paid for that plan to be laid out next Wednesday? It'll be a step up version similar to what goes on in the city here. What goes on around the country? You can't just go from a ten to fifteen or eleven to fifteen because that would be crippling businesses, but businesses ought to be able to handle a step up of a buck a year. Whatever it is the number one thing I'll say is. There are a lot of minimum wage jobs in the state government. And the question will be how do we have money to pay for a raise in a raise essentially for for those workers. That's the governor's gonna lay out on Wednesday. I would love to see everybody in the house and the Senate in Springfield making minimum wage. I would love to see that making minimum wage going forward because they are delivering frankly, they'd be overpaid. Is delivering at a level. Rounder thing where he's not taking or not taking basically amount of money spent on the campaign. He ought to be finding dimes anywhere again. Next. Jussie smollet story continues to be more and more. Well confusing. Reports that sources in the police department were investigating the attack is a hoax, but then CPI came out last night on Twitter said that's absolutely inaccurate. We don't we are not investigating. What is the truth? And I've never seen. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you guys have you ever seen police come out and in over time in this in any case going, we're investigating it. And maybe it's not true. Bizarre coming out in the police department. And now that they have leaks and people are given to the media. The media has gone hog wild. I I have to say yesterday was blaming it on bloggers and people in the internet, but I feel like the players the media, and the and the police have have confused this case more than anybody. Well, but it is a dangerous social media deciding what's criminal. What isn't what happened and the Chicago police department if they thought this was an absolute hoax. I don't think they'd hide it. But by the same token, it's not their responsibility to say, you know, you guys are worried about this. You got a lot going on. We can't let me just say what's happening. I think this'll be the perfect place for a no comment. Stabber getting a maybe maybe not from an investigative point of view. There's a reason they would continue to they would say anything they want to catch whoever. Right. You know? So they're not going to give away either of their hands, right? I just it just seems to me like they have they have in their communication with the press. They have kept an open door and the press has taken that and run with it. The. The the headlines alone yesterday where hoax and investigation for fraud. All of the things that that jussie smollet went on good Morning, America. I don't know the guy. I don't know any reason he would do it. Maybe he did. Maybe he didn't. But he was attacked and some form, and he deserves the benefit of the doubt until it's proven that. It's fascinating to watch. How this is all playing out and finally drinking diet coke Mikhael. You the latest study says increasing risk of dying young for a stroke or heart attack. You know, I was thinking about this as I was finishing. My dad coke this morning. A means story that doesn't put on there. I didn't put it on. This an audible, oh, this is a this is the Steve Cochran. I made fun of LaCroix. We the story yesterday in our newscast, right? That women women the age of fifty are more likely to have a stroke or heart attack. To diet cokes African American. I only have one. Yeah. Hello. Especially people that stopped. Donaldson. Madison who streaking doing day diet? I drink one poverty, I'm packing your drink one a day. Steve how many do you drink a day? Two to four depending on the day. But you're not a woman. It's about right? Sorry. I've never been on. I can't have children. We'll come back. With Lou Manfredini in a moment. 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