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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
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.
Pritzker says more than 100,000 people have received COVID-19 vaccination in Illinois
"Announced today that more than 100,000 people have been vaccinated for covert 19 in Illinois. The governor says 100,991 people have gotten a covert vaccine so far, and he says that's more than any other state, including California and Texas. Pritzker says they will start outpacing Illinois soon because there are more people to vaccinate in those states. But the vaccine team in Illinois sprinted past them all in week one. Governor. Pritzker says hospitalizations in Illinois have crept up in the last couple of days. And he says that trend may continue, We might see we're going likely to see some uptick. From Christmas and from New Year's in hospitalizations, a swell as cases 6762 new cases in Illinois and 135 deaths. Steve Miller News radio, one of 5.9 FM, and with
Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine to Illinois Expected to be Cut in Half
"And on the state level during a press conference to update the state's response to the cove in 19 pandemic. Illinois governor JD Pritzker, a Democrat, said the federal government informed him that this month's vaccine limits to the state will be cut in half to 4.3 million doses from earlier today. Here's Governor Pritzker Hisley. Federal authorities had notified us that they planned to ship out nearly eight million Fizer vaccine doses two states, large cities and territories across the country next week. However, as of this morning and disappointed to learn That the U. S Department of Health and Human Services informed us that per the direction of Operation warp speeds. General Purna, that estimate was tightened significantly. Down to 4.3 million doses ship nationally next week the following week, originally projected for another 8.8 million doses. Is also now scheduled to be 4.3 million doses. This development will likely cut our state's projected Fizer shipments this month. By roughly half the same is true across the rest of the nation. This does not affect vaccine shipments that already arrived at our strategic national stockpile on Monday. As part of our initial 109,000 doses for this week, shipments to regional destinations across the state remain on schedule again. This is the latest from the federal government. So I wanted to make sure that all Illinois ins had the most up to date information on this roll out as soon as I do. I will continue to update you with new information as we learn it from the federal
As COVID-19 vaccine arrives across Illinois, Pritzker says Feds cut future deliveries in half
"Illinois will be getting fewer current of our respect scenes in the coming weeks than initially expected. Governor Pritzker says the federal government alerted them this morning that the originally planned shipments of eight million Fizer vaccines next week going across the country has been reduced to just 4.3 million public health director doctor and goes. Is Ikea staying positive? The excitement of the week continues as more vaccine gets pushed out across Illinois and into the arms of our workers and health care settings, and each week Although it may be reduced, But we will continue to receive new allocations of vaccine and the number of people eligible to be vaccinated will expand. The vaccine reduction does not affect the shipment that has already arrived in Illinois here in the state, more than 7100 new covert cases reported today and 146 more deaths. That's the ninth straight day over 100. Statewide positivity rate is
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Along with Governor Pritzker, updating the co bid situation here in Illinois. Keep it right here on news radio throughout the day for all the latest developments. Mayor Lightfoot responding to a CBS to report about a wrongful police raid on the home of a woman in February of 2019, and how the video is just now coming out. That's engine eight young Ah hospital social worker Nearly two years ago, it was police body cam video provided to CBS two by Young and her lawyer after they obtained it from the city. Young says she stood there naked in handcuffs until someone put a blanket over her during the overnight raid. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she first saw the video this week and put herself in Young's place. We messed up. We gotta fess up when we got to clean it up. But the mayor's administration has gone to court complaining to a judge about young, releasing the video to CBS two Then the mayor pins the blame for the delay and publicly releasing the body cam video to Copa. These civilian officer, police Accountability and independent Agency. Give me a break that we didn't put this this video out. And all this time. It's ridiculous. Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton tweeted that engine that young told police dozens of times that they had raided the wrong house. And no one believed her. She writes. This could have been you. It could have been me and it is unacceptable. Hash tag protect black women. Learning to avoid NewsRadio, one of 5.9 FM county prosecutors in Indiana looking at alternatives after the state Supreme Court put a stop to jury trial statement from the Indiana Supreme Court says in person. Jury trials pose an exceptional risk to everyone involved even if every precaution is taken. They are on hold until March, 1st Prosecutors motivated to bring cases to conclusions do have some options, including plea deals and bench trials. In some cases,.
FDA approve Moderna Covid vaccine
"On track to authorize another vaccine by the end of the week. ABC is Aaron Khutor Ski tells us It's the modern a vaccine. The FDA is initial review found modern is to dose vaccine highly effective in preventing covert 1914 days after the second dose. The most common side effects were pain where the needle went in fatigue and headache, But few reported those side effects is being severe. There were no allergic reactions. But the FDA, its initial review said there's insufficient data to know whether the Madonna vaccine should be given to those under 18 pregnant women. Where people with compromised immune systems. Governor Pritzker
Pritzker Again Renews Order Allowing Remote Registration For Illinois Sports Betting
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Chicago Health Officials Respond To Side Effect Fears From COVID Vaccine
"State health official health official in Illinois, responding to social media posts Questioning whether covert 19 vaccines could affect women's fertility on government. Pritzker is asking the incoming Biden administration they help increase in improved virus testing. The state's public health director doctor in gaseous, Ikea says there's little information about the effects covered 19 vaccines have on women's fertility because pregnant women weren't allowed to be part of the trials, though she says she expects when it comes to women who are pregnant or planning to be in the following three months. We know people Planning fertility should not get the covert vaccine, but I don't think we know of any adverse effects causing fertility issues for people who've got it. Governor Pritzker says it will be months before vaccines are available to the general public, he says. That's why he's asking the incoming Biden administration to implement a national testing plan as soon as possible to help limit the spread of the virus. I've conveyed to the presidential transition, our hope to see a thorough testing expansion plan at the very start of the new administration, the state reported. 179 addition. Deaths related to covet 19, as well as more than eighty two hundred two confirmed in probable cases. Jim
Illinois Officials ‘Expecting' First Shipments of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week
"State leaders in Illinois are working on a distribution plan to get covert 19 vaccine doses to residents there. Also addressing vaccine skepticism and anti vax misinformation. That's according to Governor Pritzker. Today. First of all, to just put the facts out there. I would hope that people will simply read about the science read what you all will. Right? We'll hear what we're saying what doctors and researchers will say. And be able to overcome the rumors that they hear on Twitter, Facebook or other social media advisers. Thanks. Ng receives FDA approval, 109,000 doses could start to be distributed to Illinois as early as next
Illinois releases more details on how the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be distributed, Chicago to receive 23,000 doses
"Surrounding Corona virus vaccines, Governor Pritzker and Health authorities are saying be patient. The state is slated to receive 109,000 doses in its first shipment, They will go to priority Group one, eh? That's healthcare personnel and residents of long term care facilities. Bind. There were 765,000 ill annoyance that fall in that category. According to D, a governor manufacturing distribution and administering enough vaccine to cover these prioritized candidates will take some time. More than just the next few weeks. 23,000 doses in that first shipment will go directly to Chicago. Democrats and
Chicago Officials Shut Down 300-Person Party in Wicker Park for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions
"Aimed at slowing spread of of the the Corona Corona virus. virus. We're We're getting getting our our first first look look at at the the numbers. numbers. It's It's been been a a month month since since indoor indoor dining dining and and drinking drinking was was banned banned in in Chicago. Chicago. Since Since then, then, the the city's city's conducted conducted a a total total of of 877 877 investigations. investigations. It's issued 54 notices to correct at bars, restaurants and businesses and 20 other citations. Every Thanksgiving holiday alone. There were nearly 100 investigations, resulting in 14 citations for large gatherings. The city identifies as agree. GIs violators Chicago Sports complex on the Southwest Side and wild berry pancake in Streeterville Victor on WGN news. Over the weekend, Chicago police shut down a party in Wicker Park. They had more than 300 attendees with no social distancing or face mask. Governor. Pritzker says current covered 19
Illinois reports biggest spike in COVID-19 deaths since May as added restrictions are set to take effect
"With Corona virus related deaths on the rise in Illinois Governor Pritzker says that the virus is the third leading cause of death in the state this year, and that the state has seen its average number of daily coronavirus fatalities rise by nearly 600%. In the last three
"governor pritzker" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Ready to bring students back to the classroom. BBM business The Dow is up 128 points. The NASDAQ is up 120. And the S and P is up. 19 points. Sunshine throughout most of Chicago land, some scattered rain showers moving through some of the northern and northwest suburbs right now, heading to Ohio 58 degrees. Right now it's 51 degrees. Governor Prince Yuri's telling voters they could be confident in how the state is handling the upcoming election. W BBM Political editor Craig Del Amore reports. Governor Pritzker counters President Trump's predictions of widespread voter fraud by first pointing out there's no evidence of serious problems with mail in voting at Illinois ins have been voting securely that way for years. He says. They're special attention to security. They're here. But the governor says he is concerned that President Trump is urging his supporters to show up at the polls and watch carefully. He stresses that election judges and even poll watchers are welcome. It's very important for us to have these kinds of activities going on, but those who try to disrupt the vote they will be held accountable for their actions, and we will not let that interfere with voting on Election Day or in the You know, 45 days roughly before Election Day, The governor says he's also very concerned that the president also refused to condemn white supremacists. Craig del Amore NewsRadio 105.9 FM, The Cook County State's attorney has decided not to debate her challenger Kim Foxx campaign says she will not share a stage with Republican rival Pat O'Brien, saying he's engaged in quote Trump like name calling and fearmongering, and it expects more of the same. O'Brien has called Fox, a cheerleader of criminals and a social worker. His campaign says she doesn't want to debate him because he's exposed her failures when it comes to prosecuting violent crime and her role in the just E. Small at case, O'Brien says, bowing out of debates is a disservice to the voters. Mike Krauser NewsRadio 105.9 FM Provisions of the Cares Act expired today It means massive layoffs in the airline industry. CBS News Travel editor Peter Greenberg Airlines expect To drop a CZ. Many is 90 cities from the root network. Of course, All of this can be reversed if Congress moves forward with another $25 billion, a package which could keep the airlines flying through March. That legislation may be passed in the next few days and head to the president's desk for signature. But unless or until that happens more than 50,000 jobs or risk and many U. S cities may lose Air Service airlines received $25 billion to keep their employees on the payroll and fly their scheduled routes. Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden hit the campaign trail yesterday. A day after his contentious debate with President Trump and Ohio, Biden was talking about President Trump's failure to condemn white supremacist But he misquoted Mr Trump's response when I said, Well, how about the proud boys, which is a white supremacist group? He said. Well, I just told them to stand down and stand ready. What President Trump actually said was stand back and stand by a phrase already being used to sell T shirts. Biden says his message to the proud boys and every other white supremacist group is cease assist. Alison Keys, CBS News president was also on the road at a campaign event in Duluth, Minnesota. President Trump touted the ratings of the Tuesday night debate in the history of cable television had the highest ratings of any show in the history.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Governor Pritzker threatening more consequences for Madison County came awake news time is five oh five I'm Debbie Monterrey along with Tom Ackerman will take a look at your forecast it's quite foggy out there right now yes yes at five ten it's tough to see downtown when you're approaching it is Louis Illinois governor JB Pritzker isn't mincing words when it comes to counties like Madison defying his executive order he says there will be consequences came waxes Marie cannon tells us the governor is naming specific consequences this is an individual professionals that are licensed by state agencies will be held accountable for breaching public health workers additionally governor Pritzker says counties that reopen like Madison and defiance may not be reimbursed by FEMA for damages they caused by ignoring the local law enforcement and the Illinois state police can and will take action printer is imploring the attorneys of these communities not to give in to the minority of residents who are ignoring the signs and data when asked by a reporter doesn't taking licenses exacerbate the problem they're the ones who bear the responsibility because they're the ones who are not following the rules let's be clear what we're trying to do here is to keep people healthy and safe Maria Quino St louis' news radio camel lacks several St Louis area malls are re opening on Monday they include the Galleria plaza Frontenac west county in south county malls the mall re openings come as Saint Louis county is allowing businesses to gradually reopen the Galleria west county in south county malls will have adjusted our Saint Louis children's hospital reports it has treated a couple of children with symptoms similar to the rare inflammatory disease affecting more than one hundred children with corona virus in New York actor Alexis L. word is the chief medical officer at St Louis children's hospital and an infectious diseases specialist at Washington University School of medicine she says the main symptoms are high fever for several days our ration trouble breathing definitely with this approach confections cope at nineteen central some of the series that are coming out in the literature are that children might start with some G. I. center so they might have a domino pain nausea vomiting diarrhea so if that is persisting you definitely want to get that evaluated the centers for disease control has issued an alert to doctors to be aware of this rare condition Fred bottom or St louis' news radio KMOX St Louis prosecutor dropping the charges last week in a fatal hit and run only to refile the charges this week St Louis circuit attorney Kim Gardner drop the charges against twenty eight year old daring Alexander junior accused of leaving the scene of a stop sign running accident at Merrimack in south Compton in June of twenty eighteen a crash that killed a sixty eight year old grandmother five and seriously hurt a fifty eight year old man in the car.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on 600 WREC
"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 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
"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 KMOX News Radio 1120
"Governor Pritzker trading barbs on Twitter I'm Brian Calley can watch news time is twelve oh three your forecast coming up at twelve oh six president trump tweeted forty four minutes ago JB Pritzker governor of Illinois in a very small group of certain other governors should not be blaming the federal government for their own shortcomings we are there to back you up should you fail and always will be well just a few minutes ago governor Pritzker replied you wasted precious months when you could have taken action to protect Americans and Illinoisans you should be leading a national response instead of throwing tantrums from the backseat where were the test when we needed them where's the P. P. get off Twitter and do your job there's good news from a very small businesses hurt by the corona virus they are now eligible to receive low interest federal disaster loans they can be used to help pay fixed debts payroll accounts payable and other bills that can't be paid because of the disaster's impact the small business administration approved governor Parsons request for the help yesterday in addition to the entire state of Missouri the assistance is available for bordering counties in the metro east Illinois statewide application was approved Thursday even with a stay at home orders in crowd size limitations someone in your household could still contract the virus how would you know and if it happens what should you do a slew Kerr pediatrician Dr Ken holler says the first thing to look for are fever along with trouble breathing or persistent pain or pressure in the chat rooms are as what it affects mostly it belongs and the ability to breed and so if someone is showing trouble breathing or having fever then it might be best to try to keep them quarantine within your house as much as possible Heller says if you do have to quarantine someone in your home have them cover their mouths when you go into their room to deliver food or other items while you're in the room don't take deep breaths and then wash your hands as soon as you get out you can hear more advice from Dr Heller on the total information weekend podcast page at KMOX dot com with a stay at home order set to take effect tomorrow students had some St Louis county school districts are picking up their chrome books today Melville district spokesperson Jessica pillow tells KMOX the needle in E. learning big ends Wednesday or connecting with students they're sharing that lessons on Google classroom or they might be sharing banks or other digital tools that we have in place and checking in with you then throughout the week parkway students also picking up their Chromebooks today they were originally scheduled to get on tomorrow or Tuesday but the pickle pick up was moved up because of the stay at home border in St Louis county and to Franklin County deputies are recovering after being wounded on a Saturday night shoot out the sheriff's department says they were in separate cars trying to stop a vehicle near forty four and highway fifty just before ten last night the suspect fled to a parking lot on highway eighty and highway ten and opened fire on the deputies cars one deputy hit in the arm and shoulder the other in the shoulder the officers returned fire the suspect wounded but there's no word on how that suspect is doing this morning we're seeing snow downtown this should end pretty soon but the rain's going to stick around what a high of forty three down to thirty nine with an evening shower tonight and then tomorrow fifty fifty seven degrees with some sun right now it's thirty six downtown of the gateway arch at twelve oh six health matters presented by SSM health here's your host can avoid self editor Fred bottom or hi there and thanks so much for joining us I really do appreciate it hope you have a great weekend another week when the corona virus dominated the news in our lives over the next hour we'll try to sort it all out and bring you up to date on all the latest Kobe nineteen facts you need to know including new stay at home orders for many of us throughout the area here to talk with us more about this is our co host actor Fred buckled Dr buckled is a slew Kerr general internist at SSM health Saint Louis University hospital Dr Michael thanks for joining us again have it it is so let's start.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Around. It's become something of a political support in this state over the last several years to present our fiscal issues as insurmountable. I'm here to tell you. They are not our budget. Challenges are hard no doubt about it but it's a myth to think that they were ever easy. Our state has grown and changed so much over the years and the complexities of running. Our government have evolved with it. Our Future will not be built on the shaky rhetorical foundation of those who keep rooting for us to fail every decision we make about how we spend the money our citizens trust to are keeping is at. Its root a deeply moral undertaking. These lines on a budget spreadsheet. Will they give peace to sleepless nights worrying about medical bills? They are delivery on a deferred dream. They stand between poverty and prosperity a road that is properly repaired and maintained is a car accident. That never happens a strong education system is the slingshot to success allowing child to thrive fully funding public. Safety means a life saved a crime solved and a justice system that is more equitable and fair. Every worry that we erase every dream that we fund every obstacle that we remove is a small bit of happiness that we give back to our citizens. Sometimes we forget that in two thousand twenty we can add happiness back into people's lives. The pursuit of happiness is the real rhetorical and moral foundation of our government. The founders were optimus to it turns out with that singular focus at the heart of all that we do with an eye to our future and with prudence and responsibility as our guiding lights. I submit this budget proposal and I urge the General Assembly to work with me in the pursuit of happiness for all Illinois. Thank you reset. I'm Jen Weiden. You just heard Governor Jay Pritzker. Give his proposal to balance the state's budget. It was the governor second budget address and pritzker spoke to lawmakers and Springfield for about forty five minutes. He covered a lot of ground from new sources of revenue to the states underfunded pension system to healthcare and education spending here to break down. The highlight of the budget is WBZ state politics reporter. Tony Arnold Tony. What were the main takeaways speech for you well? The big takeaway is a lot of what the governor talked about these programs that he's prioritizing insane. We're going to increase funding for this whether it's education or dcfs Or whatever else it. It's it's reliant. If you if you tune in halfway through the speech he missed. It's this money is reliant. On voters approving graduated income tax that would give the state an extra one point. Four billion dollars otherwise If you take that away you can. You can kind of eliminate the speech and it would be pretty flat budget That wouldn't really make any big waves one way or the other so This proposal a lot of what? The governor's proposing is how to spend that extra money. That would be coming in if voters approve. Just this this constitutional amendment in November. That's on the ballot that would increase the tax rates for The richest people in the State. A couple of amounts governor laid out three hundred fifty million dollars in equitable funding for K through twelve education. A rebuilding the state's Rainy Day Fund with a one hundred million dollar investment over sixteen months adding fifty million dollars to the states. Early Childhood Block Grant Funding and a twenty percent increase in funding for the Department of Children and Family Services. Tony the governor also mentioned holding one point four billion dollars in reserve until we know the outcome of that vote in November. Now part of me you know. It's maybe we we don't know whether this is going to go or not And so if you're if you're planning a budget for the next twelve years that means that you don't know how much money you're GonNa get so I I get the idea here of well. Here's one proposal and here's another but I don't know that that came through. If you were just listening to this speech that Some of this may not be happening if this if voters don't approve. It obviously the governor's that that the chief proponent of the people voting yes on this constitutional amendment to change to a graduated income tax rate away from a flat tax. But right now it's up in the air and so a lot of this. These ideas may not ever come to fruition. If if this goes away I wouldn't talk about a couple of statements. The governor made not so much about money but about how he's approaching budgeting in the state and quote him here he says trying to separate Chicago from the rest of Illinois whether rhetorically or literally will not solve the economic challenges of downstate Illinois quite the opposite some of you need to stop pretending that one part of Illinois can exist without all the others we are one Illinois end quote. Yeah the if you don't know what he's talking about here there there's a contingent of Republicans from Southern Illinois or downstate Illinois Who have called for Chicago to be separated from the State of Illinois this might be a laughable idea to you but This is this is what many members of the General Assembly of called for and And so and they've they've kind of built a following around this idea And so this is. The governor here are taking charge straight at that crew that They've gotten a lot of attention among their communities but maybe not statewide Saying just stop talking about this is this is not going to happen to that but that got that line that you just read it. Got The biggest applause line of the whole budget. Address has nothing to do with the budget itself. It's about addressing. This idea that that Chicago and downstate are so far apart. There should be different states now. The governor spent some time talking about pensions and the pension crisis. The state is facing what he lay out there. He was very forceful on this idea to stop talking about changing pension benefits This was A. It's in the constitution. The State Constitution. That you can't diminish a state employees of state of retirees retirement benefits. And so he's saying to try to do that would therefore be constitutional. He was pretty forceful insane. Don't waste your time what's in what's going to end up being a lawsuit anyway for years. Not knowing whether what's going to come out of this it's a waste of time. It's been tried in the past and it didn't go anywhere. challenged in court the Supreme Court of Illinois Upheld the what's written down and you can't change a pension benefits so stop wasting time in the meantime. Just pay what what's owed and that's what that's what the governor laid out here not just pay what's owed but he's proposing an extra one hundred million dollars of for the for the pension system because it's it's just so massively underfunded right now we're talking to state politics reporter. Tony Arnold here on wbz and we went to. We've been breaking down. The main takeaways of Democratic Governor Jay Pritzker second budget address in Springfield. Now I WANNA turn to reaction from the Republican Camp. Twenty now on the line is State Representative Mark Bat Nick of the ninety seventh district that includes parts of Plainfield and shorewood representative Matt. Nick Welcome back to the program. Thanks for having me on. So what's your reaction to the Governor's budget address? Well you know. I'm glad that you talked about We're just talking there about pensions I guess we're we're paying. What's old by by law? But we're actually not paying overnight even paying the interest on our back bills and the most troublesome thing is is that this is a huge amount and it's a growing problem and we keep raising taxes. And we're we're not. I was hoping that this speech if he's GonNA support New Tax increases. That would attack pensions in a serious way. I don't believe I don't believe this does so. What what solution you propose for addressing the pension crisis in Illinois. Yeah so I'm GonNa Varley. His his quote was. There's an old saying that the best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago in the second best time to plant a tree today. I would just start if there's going to be growth in revenues any way shape or form of the focus needs to be on pensions to give you to put this pension issue in perspective. We're not even making the minimum payment on our on our credit cards so we have about one hundred thirty five billion dollar debt. That's going backwards. We're not even paying the interest on the unfunded liability We'll we'll we'll spend nearly nine billion dollars next year in our pension payment and we won't even make that minimum payment only two point two billion of that or so is what would be called normal costs so seven billion dollars which is about a about our income tax going from five percents back down to two percent is because of the mistakes that we made in the past and every year that goes by that we don't make our minimum payment it just continues to grow so again representative. What's the solution if it's not raising taxes if it's not the graduated income tax rate? How does the state fix this? Well we need to start addressing that as a priority. So he's talking about one point. Four billion dollars revenue Throwing one hundred million dollars at one hundred and thirty five billion dollar problem is like throwing ten dollars a year at a thirteen thousand dollar credit card bill point. Four billion dollars is reliant upon the graduated income tax rate passing with voters. So if that doesn't happen. Whatever solutions does the state have you know? He's he. He spent a lot of time talking about efficiencies. And one of these days place to talk about how inefficient our government is to look at higher at. We spent nearly double the national average and running high arriving we still have some of the highest highest highest tuition rates. We're actually over double the national average. So it's it's across the board. We need is growth. We need to stop chasing high income. Earners out of the state and we need to run government more efficiently but representative. This is such a huge issue is is whittling away at higher. Ed going to make any real impact on on cutting back on the pension debt. I I'm using that. As an example of how inefficient our government has the fact that we spend double on I on one section of of of government and get a A and get less out of it because our tuition's in this state is is so high is an example of Howard efficient. Our government is across the board. So I'm just here's here's my biggest concern. He's begging into the cake. A one point four billion dollar increase with a nominal amount going towards pensions. My biggest concern is as that ramp continues to go to go up and go north. Let's say we hit a recession. What's the next bag of tricks? We'RE GONNA go to to to reach into to try to get money to make our ancient payments we have to start addressing it now. I can't give you every solution right now but it just doesn't look like it's a dealing with our debt. I sort of budget were there any parts of the budget that you can get behind Ya. I mean th there. There were certainly several parts of the budget. I think we spoke before. I certainly I was one of the architects of of the of the pension. Buyout which is starting to to get A little bit more played people are using it. I like the idea of expanding that I think we certainly need to deal with issues that dcfs. Although I don't know that's entirely a budget Issue I think more money certainly would help. We certainly have to look at the ways way that we run. Run that agency So they're they're certainly certainly things. I support you know the more money that we can give to education Certainly should alleviate some pressure on property taxes. I would like to see local school districts. Have a little bit more of a requirement when they're getting additional dollars from state to lower property tax or at least freeze them at the local level. We haven't we haven't seen that but yeah I mean. I think the governor has good intentions. My biggest concern is I feel like I'm screaming into the wind. Pensions that state representative mark. That nick of the ninety seventh district representative things checking in with us. Thank you so tony. Let's unpack a little bit of what we heard there. The representative saying he doesn't think the governor is taking an aggressive enough approach to dealing with the pension crisis in the state. He left out to say that you ate. I didn't hear proposal from From him about what he would propose instead for a pinch payment for the next for the next twelve months and I think that the representative there wasn't quite acknowledging that the governor's proposed to pay what's what's obligated of the state within the next twelve months and so And the governor actually proposed an extra one hundred million for that and then also he acknowledged that if there is an economic downturn. What's the plan for that? Well there is no rainy day fund in the State of Illinois that has been completely decimated with no contributions for a long time and governor pritzker proposing Adding money for the first time in a long time to that Now that that that to create a reserve right now that's still up in the air. You know about how how prudent that may be. But the with with nothing there. I suppose that if there is an economic downturn in Utah Pension payment that that could having something there could could be used for that purpose. Well I want to turn to something Chicago. Specific that came up in the address Specifically had to deal with the Chicago Casino. My Office is working with the city of Chicago and the General Assembly to make a much needed adjustment in the legislation passed last spring to help make sure the Chicago. Casino is a success that will help fund projects throughout the state. I hope you all will join me in supporting these legislative efforts when they come before the General Assembly. This shift in tone on this for the governor. I think it's about in line with what the governor has said but I don't know that there's been some heavy lifting to actually get this thing done to address the core issue which is how much of the state and the city be taxing Chicago Casino. In a way that's a private company can actually run a casino and make money off of it right now. Nobody wants to run the Chicago Casino. Because it's so highly taxed and so while it's still hypothetical situation we don't even know where casino would go in Chicago The fact that the the the fact that.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Downgraded our states credit eight times which means Illinois taxpayers were paying higher interest rates but this year rating agencies and analysts have noted a distinct improvement in our fiscal stability and interest rates on our bonds have tumbled to their lowest rate since twenty thirteen that will save tens of millions of dollars for taxpayers Greater Fiscal Stability. Fewer unpaid bills lower interest payments. These are all monumental achievements in light of our states fiscal condition. Just thirteen months ago. How are we doing it? Most of the these advances are attributable to a disciplined approach to managing our states limited resources responsibly. And it's important that we continue that hard work in the years ahead. The budget I to you today. We'll build on the steady progress. We've been making over the last year. Our choices remain hard. Our financial situation challenging in the context of the pass devastation wreaked upon our state. The proposal I share today take say disciplined approach to managing our limited resources while also investing in the very efforts that will make our state stronger better. Schools greater public safety more job. Creating businesses improved care for our most vulnerable children and seniors after years of poor fiscal management of past leaders. Lying about how we got here of scapegoating. The wrong people and problems are constituents deserve some honesty. No amount of wishful thinking. We'll wave away. Our structural deficit or our pension obligations. No amount of lip service. We'll balance the budget or fund our schools or improve public safety. I want to give you one. Stark example of why a change in approach was so desperately needed. Bruce Round went to war with labor unions and one consequence of that was millions of dollars in costs for the state.
"governor pritzker" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"Another priority. For Governor Pritzker Administration Criminal Justice reform two weeks ago just before adult use cannabis abyss became legal pritzker issued more than eleven thousand pardons for people with low level marijuana convictions a move he hopes will make the emerging cannabis market more equitable. Meanwhile Governor Pritzker and our next guest Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton have worked on what's known as the Justice Equity and Opportunity Initiative. That's an effort to steady steady issues like cash bail sentencing and incarceration work in Illinois. And how they can be improved and the lieutenant governor views this as a cornerstone of her public service so the Justice Equity and Opportunity Initiative is really about how we have to think about justice beyond just policing jails and prisons a lot of times that that conversation gets very limited and we think about this big system that of course has grown thanks. To mass incarceration and really some failed policies like the failed the war on drugs and so when we talk about addressing sort of these social determinants. It's really about thinking about all of the different factors that exist in what happens in communities and environments and what are the products of really decades of disinvestment that we've seen in communities across our state so the goal is really to say going beyond that. What else is a part of the justice conversation? How about things like access to affordable healthcare access to housing education and food insecurity period mental health services and really just thinking about all of the factors that go into play that might make certain communities over police over criminalized and really? How do we think about this more comprehensively? As we think about how to pursue justice in our state early childhood education emerged as part of this process of addressing asking the social determinants of of crime. And incarceration how does that fit into this conversation so we have some really exciting things that we're thinking about around early childhood education first of all in conjunction with Representative Delia. Ramirez we have eight children of incarcerated parents task force that is being staffed by my office office to really look at in partnership with j o what are the particular issues that we see for children of incarcerated parents a lot of times we talk about the adults but there are so so many children in our state when we say that we have forty thousand men and women in Illinois Department of Corrections many of these people if not most our parents and so what happens to this next generation. And what do we need to be doing in communities and strategically through our policy making to make sure that we do not continue. Can you a generational cycle of incarceration and touching the justice system. And by the way when I say touching the justice system it's not just the parents but children of incarcerated parents already touched the system and that makes them of course at greater risk of being entangled in this system in the future so we WANNA make sure that we're addressing it from that standpoint. We are also working in partnership with the Erikson Institute with a new Fellowships Program Leadership Fellowship Program funded by the McCormick Foundation around Early Childhood Education and the issue of trauma and the criminal justice system. So I was one of the leaders ship fellows Several years ago with the Erikson Institute McCormick Foundation to look at early childhood education. But I wanted to bring together a cohort of individuals to really think about this in the context next of what does early childhood education mean as we think about the criminal justice system and so when we think about infant mental health and that's not often turn some people think about. I think when I was here before I talked about the bill that I led to into preschool expulsion because three and four year olds were getting expelled from preschool. Oh disproportionately black and Brown youth and that kind of leads to sort of instead of a school to prison pipeline of pre school to prison pipeline. And so what do we need to do for early. Childhood Education to make sure that we are addressing these developing minds of these young children to make sure that they don't end up in the system or if their families have touched the system that we can make sure that the protective factors around them are in place so that they don't have that same path another goal is to improve equitable deflections and diversion opportunities from the justice system. Explain what you're doing in that space. So what I always like to talk about. Is You know. There's a lot of conversation around when we talk about criminal. Justice reform people people bring up the term re entry and they talk about how important it is that when people exit the system that there are ways they can connect to jobs and housing and healthcare and other things things that they need so that they don't cycle in out of the system. The way that I look at this conversation is that we have to put far more emphasis. Yes we have to talk about reentry entry but far more emphasis on no injury. How do we keep people out of the system in the first place in it sort of goes back to what the J. O. is all about and that is thinking about justice? It is an equity and opportunity. More broadly we cannot have justice without equity and opportunity. So how do we create opportunity in communities so that people all can have access to affordable housing. How do people get access to healthcare and job opportunities or career and technical education? If they want to go into trades AIDS and other professions. How do we do that on the front end? So that people can stay out of the system on the back end so when we're working with all of the agencies in the State of Illinois to to make sure that we can think very intentionally around what needs to happen as we think about policy making as we think about what communities need and we've engaged with over five hundred Britt different community stakeholders stakeholders over the last year to make sure we're hearing directly from communities about what they need to make sure that we can have more of a focus on building up the community and keeping people out of the system in the first place. You've also made it a goal to improve the conditions and address the needs of vulnerable populations relations in correctional facilities. I who falls under that umbrella vulnerable populations will for me. Anybody who is in the system MM is in some way of vulnerable population. I mean I've spent a lot of time over this last year because it was important to me to not talk about criminal justice reform mm without talking to the people who are in the system so I spoke at a graduation for example of seven men who graduated from northeastern university. With a bachelor's degree degree and the graduation was held at St Ville Prison And their stories were powerful about the work that they were doing to improve their lives to rehabilitate and to A.. B. On the path of really just growing as human beings and I was honored to speak at graduation. They were about two hundred other gentlemen who were in the audience and their family members were there as well. All of whom were very proud of these seven men who were examples of what could happen as they studied and really work to improve their lives. After that meeting I went back and met with a group of men and saddened circle with a group of men who were now pursuing their masters degrees and everything from criminal justice policy due to American jurisprudence and I heard their stories about what circumstances were that led them to be incarcerated. I've been to the Illinois Youth Center under the Department of Juvenile Justice. Justice in Harrisburg and listened to young people have been to Cook County jail and talk to women including those who delivered their babies while they were incarcerated. I've been to Logan Women's Correctional Center so I've been going to these institutions throughout our state because it's important to listen directly to the people who were there and I can say that almost without a doubt when we talk about those social determinants without exception. I've heard stories of trauma and I've heard stories of how I'm not the first person to be involved in this system I had a parent who was incarcerated or a brother who was incarcerated or I saw a best friend get murdered in front of my face. These are the kinds stories that must be lifted up and be told because when we think about how to improve conditions within our facilities we have to recognize number one that each person that is in our facility is a human being and deserving of humane treatment but secondly that there's so much trauma that leads people into this system whether it's it's a young person in our juvenile justice system or an adult in the adult system that the efforts that we put forward have to make sure that we are addressing. Those needs as well look governor. I WANNA turn to some recent news from the administration on criminal justice reform and. That's the governor's announcement to end. Cash Bell tell us about those plants. Yes so this is very exciting because when we think about the justice system and as I mentioned Forty Thousand People Being Illinois Department of Corrections we know that there has to be a focus on what is happening at the county level and the local levels with county jails we see so many people lingering in our county jails across the state simply because they cannot afford to post bond. And that's been an issue that has been discussed and has been looked at for many years. Many legislators have attempted to make some progress is on this issue through legislation and there lots of advocates and organizers have who have been working in this space but what we do know is that bond was created in this. This bell system was created really in pretrial detention was created for two reasons that people are being detained in our jails or under the statute should be detained in Dr Jails if they are a threat to public safety or if they are a flight risk and those are the two conditions but what has happened over time because this has been attached to whether or not someone can pay a certain amount and remember. That's not an issue of public safety. If a judge says you can get out and go back to your community and continue working and continue going to school and be connected with your family and all of those other things. You can do that if you pay this amount of money. Well that's not an issue of public safety because the judge edge has already made a determination that that person can go back to the community. But what happens. Is they end up lingering in the jail because there are some people that a thousand dollars or even even a hundred dollars might as well be million dollars because they couldn't afford it in any level if they call everyone that they knew they couldn't come up with that amount of money so by putting us on on the path to getting to a point where we can end cash bail in our state. The reason why that's such an important development around justice reform is because what it will mean. Is that instead of just keeping people in our jails. Because they can't afford to get out they will be more of a focus on really the public safety aspects and more people will be able able to do the things that we know help increase public safety which is continue working continue going to school. Continue to be connected to their families and communities you've gotten some pushback from law enforcement horsemen and some prosecutors who shared concern to the past year round ending cash bail and they say it may put domestic violence victims at risk also. They eight point two other unintended consequences such as revenue for local courts and their victim services. How do you navigate those concerns? I think we navigate it the same way that the governor and I have tried to navigate this first historic legislative session. which is we got some really big things done? Some things that had been talked about for years such as the legalization one of adult use of cannabis such as raising the minimum wage. And all of the other things that we did. We did that by making sure that we are inclusive of all of the stakeholders and making sure that we have conversations. Conversations Governor Pritzker does such a great job in his leadership of our state is he says all the time. Good ideas come from everywhere and the way that we have to govern. And that's the approach that we've taken is to bring all of the stakeholders together and make sure that we have these conversations to put out a vision of what we want to happen. What we want to see happen means that There's some some things that we want to see for our state that we believe will bring justice and equity to our state but it doesn't mean that we're shutting out all of the other dissenting voices what it means that we want to bring voices assist to the table so that we can have the best outcome possible and that means including law enforcement and others who may have some concern to make sure that we hear those concerns and figure out if there's some ways to address those concerns. We'll do that in this case to we'll criminal justice reform really any reform isn't just about what's happening right now. It's about creating systems that can be sustained one that lasts beyond any given administration. How do you hope to create that kind of lasting change? Well I think that what we've demonstrated and this this is why when we talk about sort of a legislative agenda and some of the things we wanna do whether it's putting us on the path to ending cash bail whether it's looking at How do we reform outdated date at sentencing laws? Whether it's what we did with what I think was one of the biggest criminal justice reform efforts of this first year. which was the legalization of adult use cannabis? There were things that were put into that legislation and the way that we will address legislation moving forward which is meant to be sustained. We recognize that during any four four year term. Especially when you're looking at trying to reverse or repair the harm from decades of failed policy making that got us to this place that we are which is mass incarceration disinvestment of so many communities. What's important is that we think about the long range goals that things that we are doing now are not always going and to be easy? They require that we are very thoughtful and methodical about how we address these issues. But I think that we do so also with a level of urgency and that there have been people who have been talking about these reform efforts for a long time and now we have leadership in our state that is willing to be courageous and to be bold and quickly just before we wrap up twenty twenty. What's on your agenda? Oh well twenty twenty. We're GONNA continue with the work that we talked about in terms of early childhood education and getting that at fellowship going the work to end cash..
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"Have changed in the state from this date in two thousand nineteen adult use recreational. Marijuana is now legal major upgrades in the works on roads and Public Transit. Sports betting and more casinos are coming. And there's a new focus on criminal. Justice reform later in the show will hear more from Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton about criminal justice reform efforts and what Illinois could expect moving forward education and food insecurity mental health services and really just just thinking about all of the factors that go into play that might make certain communities over policed overcrowding allies and governor Pritzker knew from the start that the estates recreational marijuana rollout would be a heavy lift. Well we anticipated that there would be challenges because Look we're trying to do something that no other state eight has done There have been ten states that have legalized cannabis for adult use And all of them have failed on the Social Equity Front making sure or that the people who have been most affected by the war on drugs actually would benefit from legalization so we took a tactic that said we WANNA make. I'm sure that we're leaving. Open the possibility of the people of color people from communities have been left out and left behind have real opportunity to get licenses to own dispensaries to own transportation to own the growing facilities so all of that has been reserved so that we're rolling out the licenses over over time so there are seven hundred applications. That have come in for seventy five licenses that will be issued in May six hundred of the seven hundred applications nations that have come in are people who are social equity applicants. We've been talking to people who are helping social equity applicants through that process and they've expressed concerned and about those applicants ending up in business relationships that don't leave them with true ownership or autonomy. What are your long term plans for ensuring that there is equity in this industry? Well long-term plants here are first to make sure that there is majority ownership by people who are qualified as social equity applicants. Number two is to make sure that as you're saying that there aren't any Straw purchasers or Straw owners you know we don't want that to occur. We WanNa make sure that we're creating opportunity in the communities that were intended to remember. There are other aspects of social equity beyond just ownership the fact that you know. We are pardoning and expunging records of tens of thousands of people. We're eliminating the arrest records of even more And that's also a piece of social equity of this bill So there's a lot of work that we're doing wing. That's you know. Maybe not getting a lot of attention. But that are the major pieces of this. I said from the beginning Chen that I'm in favor of legalized adult use cannabis. Best for three reasons. The you know the last of those reasons is the money the revenue that would come in that people are paying attention to now. The first of those though is the criminal justice reform perform aspects of it. Making sure that we're doing what we need to do to reverse the damage that was done by the war on cannabis and the second reason is safety. We have to make sure that the products are are being sold are in fact safe for people to use. You saw that there were people dying in fact from the use of illegally manufactured. THC vaping devices. We don't want that to happen in Illinois show. Now we've got legal. Well manufactured SHAEF products that are on the market well a gambling expansion that could bring Illinois additional all three hundred fifty million dollars in revenue. A year is getting started eventually will have six new casinos thousands more poker and slot machines enhanced Racetrack gambling. Sports is betting that will go live sometime this year. Why was it a priority for you to make Illinois? I want the Tribune recently called Midwest Gambling Mecca. Well that wasn't the priority. The priority was to make sure that we were paying the dollars that are required to build the buildings community centers schools universities cities all across the state in our capital bill that was the purpose ultimately for the revenue that would come from an expansion of gaming the city of Chicago a once. They're able to open a casino will benefit from the ownership or the dollars from it going into their pensions. That ultimately yields benefit to the taxpayers of the city of Chicago That's happening already in the places where they've got casinos already in existence So that was really the purpose of the expansion of gaming's well you you mentioned the Casino in Chicago. We know. Mayor Lightfoot was unsuccessful in her efforts to lobby changing the law to make the taxes more beneficial for someone who wants to open a casino in Chicago. How what's on the horizon there when it comes to making Chicago a place where casino could actually be profitable? Well as you know. There was an attempt to pass a bill during the recession. There only six days of a veto session. So it's very hard to get things done in six days and the mayor did a lot to try to get that done during veto session. But I'm working with her for or the main session here in the spring to make sure that we can get a bill passed. It's very important for the city. It also yields revenue for the rest of the states or many of the Republicans Lukens and people who've opposed. It have opposed it in part because oh it seems like a giveaway to the city of Chicago. It's not it's actually beneficial for the entire state. Those schools calls those universities that are being rebuilt are in park. It'd be rebuilt from the tax dollars that come from the gaming that is a result of all the people visiting Chicago from Outta town. Who will go to the Casino? So you think it's likely that we'll be able to get that change in the law that will make a profitable casino possible in Chicago. I am optimistic and again it takes a lot of work got to get things done in springfield. It's very different than the city council. You've gotta work across the aisle you've got to bring people together. It's how we got all the big things done that we were able to do last year. And so we're GONNA work on that and the spring session bringing people together around this while you had many wins in your first year there are multiple federal investigations into political corruption in Illinois. Roy Right now and many of the targets Democrats. What are you doing to address corruption in Springfield? Will we see any meaningful ethics reform in two thousand twenty. Yeah and you know that the corruption eruption not just in the legislature but in every level of government in the state that it's not a partisan issue. We've seen Republican governors go to prison. We've seen democratic governor go to prison. We've seen legislators get in trouble with the law on both sides of the house so it's why having a bipartisan Ethics Commission addressing pressing the ethics legislation needs is so important but I didn't wait for that in the Veto session in fact I proposed and got passed a Lobbying reform you know that. This is a significant issue of corruption. These days I wanted to make sure that we have more transparency. So we know who the subcontractor lobbyists are we know. The lobbyists are Wurley working for what companies are working for and what influence they're wielding over legislators in which legislators so we have a new database with all of that had information that will be made public to people. That's being put together. Now we also requiring more disclosure. These are huge important advances in the lobbying front front. But there's so much more we've got to address to make sure that we're cleaning up springfield. I want every single one of these. Legislators that are doing something wrong. And every person frankly around the state serving serving in public office if they are committing wrongdoing they should leave they should go and we should root them out and get them out if they won't go on there. Are there one or two other specific reforms forums. You'd like to advocate for twenty twenty. Well again this is about transparency ultimately because we have laws on the books to prosecute people when you discover are the wrongdoing and maybe there are some tightening up the needs to be done in that regard but the problem really is. It's very hard sometimes to see what it is. They're doing wrong. The things that have been discovered and made public are things that are already illegal and that the federal government just was able to do an investigation and surface but it really it should be the public and the press. That's able to find this information. And ultimately we want the voters to make the decision they should ask themselves are the legislators and their mayors and others who represent them are they in fact representing the public or they representing their own pockets and from my perspective of anybody. That's not serving the public interest when they've been elected to public office. They've gotta go much of what we've talked about. So far was passed during a blockbuster spring legislative session in an lot of folks calling it historic one measure that passed was a plan for graduated state income tax where taxes increased significantly for the top three percent of income. Earners now this still has to go before voters in November twenty twenty because it will require a change to the state constitution. But why do you believe this is the right move for Illinois. Well we have a very unfair tax tax system in the state we have a flat income tax system and a very regressive other set of taxes the result of which is that people in the top tax tax brackets. Pay Half of what people in the bottom tax brackets pay in other words. Those who are earning in the bottom twenty percent in Illinois pay fourteen percent of their income taxes but people in the top are paying seven percent. That's not fair and the income tax is one way in which you can can make a difference in terms of making the system fairer. So that's why I fought for having the legislature passionate in the spring session to put it on the ballot Alad so ultimately voters can decide. Well I wouldn't turn to. What is really the elephant in the room? I mean marijuana casinos even the graduated income tax. Those will help potentially essentially with year to year budgeting but we also have the worst pension crisis in the nation. One hundred thirty seven billion in unfunded pension liabilities by state estimates. I'm Moody's Investor Service suggests that it's even higher what your administration do to address the pension crisis. Look pensions in our state are enormously important issue and made it a priority. It's Twi In this last session in fact I managed to get past a major pension reform for first responders. It's going to save taxpayers across the state billions of dollars and it will help to lower the burden of property taxes on people in municipalities and counties across our state we have a large issue in our state pension systems that also needs to be addressed. And I got a major. Bill passed last year. That expands a program that BUYS OUT ETA discount. People who choose to have their retirement bought out their pensions bought out. It buys it out at a forty percent discount. Sixty percent of their value. You only if they choose And they want all the money upfront and it's good for taxpayers. It's good for people who choose it. Who might want that money right now? So that's one of the ways is in which we're beginning to reduce the overall increase in our net pension liability. But this is something we're after work on for years because it took decades Wjr for the state to get in the situation that we're in it's GonNa take us at least a few years to start to turn the pension problem around that's Illinois Governor Jay pritzker reflecting on his first year in office which he marks today and telling us what to expect from his administration. This year governor Pritzker. Thanks for speaking with us. Thanks Jen.
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"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.
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"Single out house speaker Michael Madigan for the widespread complaints of bullying and sexual harassment outlined by people in Illinois government a report by former Illinois inspector general Maggie Hickey documents bullying harassment and intimidation state employees and others in Springfield but when reporters asked of governor Pritzker had confidence in speaker Mike Madigan's leadership through it all he broadened his answer I think we need to hold everybody accountable frankly and that also means that we need to address the culture that's the biggest thing the report singles out Madigan's former chief of staff Timothy Mapes alleging oppressive behavior did Madigan Erin keeping him in charge to all I think leadership in Springfield everybody in Springfield in a way we've let this culture go on to I mean I showed up seven months ago but this culture has been around for a long time governor believes it's ending now in the loop Craig delamar newsradio one oh five point nine FM governor Pritzker sign the immigrant tenant protection act into law yesterday making Illinois the second state in the nation to enact new protections for immigrants who rent a property under the new law landlords are prohibited from evicting or retaliating against a tenant based on their citizenship or immigration status landlords are also prohibited from intimidating tenants by disclosing or threatening to disclose attendance citizenship or immigration status to any person entity or immigration or law enforcement agency if the landlord engages in any of these prohibited conduct the tenant may bring a civil action which has penalties WBBM news time to twenty three it's a new time for business stocks posted midweek games helped along by the retail sector after target and Lowe's posted strong quarterly results but recent recession speculation has kept investors wary and.
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"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.
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"Governor Pritzker is picked a veteran of the general assembly and a military veteran to lead the Illinois department of veterans affairs. Dave doll introduces her window chapel. Avia wants to be known as a veteran's veteran. They started as army reserve that I went to the Rossi program. United States commissioned army officer in the Nash. Guard. You don't find a lot of people who have four such a combat boots like that? There's been an influx of new veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan the issue as far as our capacity to do with mental illness. We're going to have to start looking at the federal level. And we have a discussion with Senator Durbin and Senator Duckworth about the dollars that we need to put into the system to take care of that population. They're going to be younger and have more stability issues as far as mental capacity around legionnaires disease. She says breakdowns in communications and standard operating procedures the Eleanor capital. Dave doll NewsRadio. One zero five point nine FM reports say that President Trump's inauguration committee, accepted seventy five thousand dollars from mistakes shell companies to disguise the involvement of one foreign contributor with another that had foreign ties those three companies allegedly each gave twenty five thousand dollars to the president's inaugural fund. According to the report in the guardian one of the donations was reported to have been made on behalf of a London-based Indian. Financier who appears not to hold US citizenship and residency and therefore could be ineligible to donate. The second donation from a company formed in Georgia via lobbyists with connections to the Taiwanese government. The third contribution made through a company formed in New York anonymously by an Israeli real estate developer Bill Rakoff CBS news, Washington. Former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for contempt of court a federal district. Judge in Alexandria, Virginia ordered Chelsea Manning to jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury about what she knows about WikiLeaks. Manning is the former army intelligence analyst who leaked a trove of diplomatic documents to the anti secrecy organization. She served seven years of a thirty five year prison sentence and maintain. She testified everything she knows at her twenty thirteen court martial. She also objected to the secrecy of the grand jury proceedings judge Claude Hilton says she'll remain in jail until she agrees to testify where the grand jury finishes its investigation. I'm Warren Levinson want to make. Money just to goof off CBS's Jim Chenevey has the job for you. How would you like to get paid to do nothing all in the name of art as part of a conceptual art project in Gothenburg, Sweden, one employee at the local train station will be required to punch you in each morning and punch out each afternoon. But other than that will have no assigned tasks,.
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"Time eleven eleven governor Pritzker today rolled out his first budget proposal and also used his budget address to a joint session of the legislature to lay the groundwork for a graduated income tax. It took here's get ill annoy into this mess, and it will take years to get out this fiscal year. Twenty twenty budget is balanced, but that's not enough. This is only year one of a multiyear endeavor. And very importantly, it's built on the state's current regressive tax structure that I do not favor. Governor Pritzker sales job is on for a graduated income tax make no bones about it. I choose to stand up for working families and will lead the charge to finally enact a fair tax system in Illinois rates are up for negotiation with lawmakers. So we don't know yet. How many of us will be the upper income Illinois ends who would pay more at the capital. Dave doll NewsRadio on what five point nine FM. A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit challenging the planned location of the Obama presidential center to proceed now the head of the group that filed the suit is clarifying their intention. Herbert Kaplan is president of protect our park in Chicago, including all the members of protect their parks. We're in favor of an Obama center. The only objection that we've ever had was the proposal to build it. In Jackson, part Aplin says the group is willing to voluntarily drop their lawsuit. If the five hundred million dollar twenty acre campus was built elsewhere his vote. Those to Washington park location is on private property, which is already owned by the university of Chicago and the city of Chicago, and it happened to be ideally located all the public means of transportation outside groups have expressed concern that the lawsuit will prompt the Obama foundation to construct the center. Elsewhere Kaplan calls that foolish anti Dane NewsRadio on one. Zero five point nine FM. WBZ news time eleven thirteen..
"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.