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"governor rauner" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"The ramp from Kendall drive that on ramp is closed where would we are dealing with construction on five ninety five west bound before four forty one that right lane is blocked I recover Sony's reduce extend W. Y. O. D. warm and muggy overnight maybe a passing storm across the area lows in the mid seventies thunderstorms developing later in the day Thursday some kind of strong gusty winds high close to ninety with updates around the clock on south Florida's severe weather station the weather channel's mark today when news radio six ten W. why would be governor Rauner said as revealed his plan to reopen the state's economy phase one begins Monday except in Miami Dade Broward and Palm Beach counties the counties hardest hit by corona virus the governor says restaurants can offer outdoor seating at twenty five percent of their capacity indoors as for other businesses I declined to go for movie theaters now I just think it's practically difficult to do the social distancing indoor environments I think are more likely for transmission retail I can go for indoor retail outlets will be allowed twenty five percent of their capacity during phase one customers must continue to observe social distancing tonight in Florida there are thirty three thousand one hundred ninety three confirmed cases of corona virus with one thousand two hundred eighteen deaths Florida is the least supportive state when it comes to handling unemployment claims according to a new study by the job market website zimbio its research determined one in nine Floridians are currently unemployed hundreds of thousands are still waiting for a payment of only two hundred seventy five dollars a week for a maximum of twelve weeks A. A. R. P. has compiled six questions family should be asking nursing homes to keep their loved one safe from covert nineteen number one if you have anyone in a nursing home tested positive for coke at nineteen that's resident and staff number two is one of the nursing home doing to prevent infections such screening nursing home staff are looking at their keeping infected resident from the healthy residents spokesman Bob Stevens four Florida cities are on Oregon's top fifty mosquito cities list for twenty twenty the pest control company ranks metro areas by the number of mosquito customers served over the past year Miami jumped four spots to land at number ten Tampa is sixteen Orlando ranks twentieth in west Palm Beach comes in at number thirty four Atlanta tops the list for the seventh.
Florida - Governor DeSantis Says He Hasn’t Decided When To Reopen Schools
"Meanwhile students will continue distant learning this year for now governor Rauner said to says he's made no decision about a possible return date obviously it's going to be based on safety it's gonna be based on consultation with the superintendents the parents and so we're just in a situation where we've got to see where we're going it doesn't mean that they are going to go back but I think we just need to get down this road a little bit further governor says he's planning on creating a task force to determine strategies for re opening the state's various sectors including education restaurants gyms as well
"governor rauner" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"In traffic now, I can't tell you the number of times. I'm Dr I'm sitting in traffic, and I get a with somebody who's who's lighting up in the car. And I can I can understand that there would be a lot of issues with smoking marijuana going going and doing your job. I've worked in the airlines of work in a lot of different places where where any any kind of. Mood. Altering substance is an impediment is an impairment and can be can be very dangerous. So are you having to ramp up? With the is decoded for for marijuana. No, no. You know what couple years ago when governor Rauner was governor. He changed Illinois use of zero tolerance for, for marijuana. Right now. He put a certain level in there. Okay. I have not seen a case yet that has come by way. I'm not saying you're hasn't been where somebody has been charged where they actually gave blood a urine, and exceeded that level a lot of times, a lot of these Barra winer arrests are result, the car accident that marijuana arrest people under the influence of marijuana. Correct. They may not have no marijuana in the car. But I remember when I was a policeman, I may allow these DUI drug arrests and their reaction time is increased. They'll stop before, stop selling ten after to stop saying that was you just driving when you see these past the crosswalk, and I had one one excellent, where a handle where the bicyclist got clipped, the man stop beyond the stop sign. He went forward into the crosswalk as the bicyclist coming clip the bicyclists and he turned out to be under the influence of marijuana. And how did I know that took him to the hospital? We took blood in urine, and he came up positive. Right. So I mean. You use your mood. Altering actually, it affects your census your sense of timing. You know, your thoughts your thoughts on on whether or not we should legalize. No. They're going to legalize it's coming down the road, but they will not legalize you driving under. I don't see why that's even an issue or a question. What does that have to do if anything because alcohol's legal? So what's the difference between marijuana alcohol being legal? There will be laws against driving impaired pair. Thank you, hold on their thought. That's why he brought Dr Terry Collins on my show. And because as opposed to alcohol your levels, going down point zero one five per hour. You can if you're a habitual smoker smoke marijuana on Friday. Okay. You get an accident Wednesday. They take you to the hospital. You get blood in urine come come up positive, why. Because it's in your system more more than the time you've just smoked, you know what I'm saying? How bit you use a stain your system? So even though you may not be under the influence at the time of the impact kind of reflect that don't you think if because if the laws for alcohol is point eight than it should lead story should respect it. But you don't understand it stays in your system of body doesn't reflect the law doesn't metabolize stupid. I'm saying the, the point eight which makes you impaired with alcohol shouldn't how ever they do it for marijuana. I mean it stays in your system. It doesn't say at the same level as it would win your impaired point by samples and oranges marijuana and people get confused. I used emails people tax Email be how long really long after Moga joy mad. You think you're talking to Tommy. How long after I smoke joint man is for me to drive thirty days. Really? Habitual user net way brought a chemist Dr Collins is a chemist two years ago, toxic colleges, and we're talking about this because they do toxicology results analyze. And if you're a habitual user, it stays in your system longer any, the way the results, come out. It's people get jammed up. Need to be altered to, to reflect that then impairment, here's the problem took knowledge moving faster than the law. Right. You know what I'm saying? So we have right. Deal with people's bodies. If all of us have one drink alcohol. Even our bodies are different densities. Right. We all have different. Exactly. The man who knows DUI's Dakota is the book will impel Pelourinho legal eagles returns to the air here next week at. Etc. Four PM. Let me give one more thing. Okay. So we were talking about the extremes and alcoholism. So you got the the pure holiday. Then the middle ground, you have social drinkers, people that don't drink off. You got picnics, you got the summer Memorial Day and labor. Day's the book? Got a lot of people don't use any drink that much be overindulge, and those people get arrested and then you've got the other spectrum the people that weren't the you, I got arrested for DUI because they refused all tests. Then they may have had half. Saturday, June first multi instrumentalist cash. They'll Tano one top magazine album.
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In the greatest country on earth. The most American of American cities has truly been the highest honor of my career. And because of that today, I feel like the luckiest man on the face of the earth. Maryland Lightfoot will be sworn in may twentieth. One person is dead. More than a dozen injured. When an explosion rocked an area of downtown Durham, North Carolina this morning, here's chief Bob Zola's door. Firefighters were seriously hurt in the operations during the evacuation was transported from the scene is being treated and is in surgery at this time, his injuries are serious, but not life-threatening. These your firefighters respond to re- to reports of a gas leak, and we're evacuating people from a building more than. Six months after Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was convicted in the shooting death of Liqun McDonald, nearly twenty documents the prosecution nearly twenty documents from the prosecution will remain hidden from public view after a ruling today by judge Vincent gone half. The documents deal with the defenses attempt to toss out van dykes indictment. The other half referred to McDonald's allegedly violent and troubled pass. Illinois, lawmakers are trying again to give teachers a raise their current base salary was set at ten to eleven thousand dollars annually in the eighties. The house passed the Bill raising that amount gradually over the next few years until it hits forty thousand Representative Avery born opposes the idea. He says this will be a burden I'm districts, the state's not backing this up with more money. We're not sending them the resources to implement this. We are saying this is a massive unfunded mandate on many school districts that will limit their ability to make choices similar legislation was vetoed by then governor Rauner last year..
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Sparred earlier this evening, and now we're talking more about the impact that the Chicago mayor has on the region. Michael is here, Carol fails and tall and carry Lester, I wanna talk about schools. I wanna talk about guns and violence, and I also want to talk about the national profile. Let's talk schools carry, you know, it's very interesting because I felt this last year you saw the impact of Chicago mayor mayor Emanuel was a big part of lobbying Springfield to change the formula and how we fund Illinois schools that obviously was a lightning rod because a lot of Republicans in downstate school districts didn't feel was fair CPS was going to get more money. But at the end of the day it did pass and CPS is fully funded. How Di that has to do with a lot of negotiations that has to do it a lot of arm twisting, but it has to do with a lot of leadership from the mayor of Chicago. Right, justin. And I wouldn't say that Rahm Emanuel, and and house speaker Madigan and then Senate president John colored tan have a all the time warm and fuzzy relationship, but those wheels really had to be greased for that. That's school funding Bill to get done. And obviously that's a big political hot potato if if squirrels. Don't open on time. Everybody who is a politician suffers not only in the mayor. But but the speaker the Senate president all sorts of representatives and senators, but. At the same time with with that cloud. There is sort of a bit of bitterness throughout the rest of the state from school districts Elgin, I used to that was my first beat at the daily herald school district u forty six forty thousand students so not big district in a small district by any means, but everybody feels like everybody pays attention to Chicago. And the other districts around the state are are the red headed stepchild. So so they just get the scraps. So so dividing up the pie and the attention that's paid to Chicago and Chicago's unique needs with special education students with high minority students with high poverty students, and how that contrasts with the wealthier whiter suburban districts who are paying huge amounts of tax dollars into the system is a big conversation point. One of the things that I haven't heard talked about much in this race at all. We haven't talked about is the fact that our governor now JV Pritzker, Chicago guy thoroughly to help right. Right. You know, what I haven't heard the what are their fourteen people running. Now, I'd I'd wanna know how they're going interact with this governor with his staff and with this new regime and the way it's operating fueled by Pritzker personal fortune. So if ram had not decided to hang it up after two terms, and that's subject for another show. Like, why be if people care why did he do it? I think they could have been a powerhouse. Yeah. Absolutely. I wanna ask you do, sir. You've you've covered, south suburbs. And and you know, there is this distinction in the state of Illinois that if you go south of I eighty that it is it is anti Chicago and the past governor governor Rauner he seemed to fan those flames and use it when you needed to use it does that something that that Israel, and Secondly, I would ask just as as next Chicago mayor that. Dean to make strides to to make Chicago more of a partner to downstate, Illinois. You know, that's a tough question. Because some of my reporting, I have covered issues even in southern Illinois, even in Springfield in relation to Chicago issues. And you're right. There's this there is this huge bias against Chicago. Just it's a it's a mess up there. And I'm not really sure what a mayor can do because when they think of Chicago. And this may goes it goes into a little bit of the the national scope to they think of the violence or the corruption in Chicago is always going to be that sort of that idea for them, but also liberal. That's right. I mean. That's a big thing. It's a big cultural difference. Just like we're talking about Indiana. It's in fact, southern Indiana, central Indiana has a lot in common with central Illinois and central southern Indiana, Illinois. That. It's gonna take a lot for the mayor to to build those those build on that the relationship in those suburbs. Also, I would also say Carey that maybe the the mayor Chicago this won't be an issue because as you just mentioned Carol the governor of Illinois from Chicago, they will get what they need to get four Chicago out of Springfield speaker of the house, the speaker this or the Senate president you have total democratic control at the moment. You have a lot of Chicago control at the moment. And you you're right. You don't have a governor. Who is fanning those flames I felt like oven around her over and over again, kind of vilified Chicago vilified the democratic machine and the democratic power as a as a campaign issue. So, but there's always there's always gonna be that that regional divide. And and I don't know how we ease that you hear that on the floor. When you listen to debate after debate after debate, you know, governor Pritzker. Round or might have been shoveling ugly statements about Chicago, and especially about CPS, and and I give round credit because he really has worked to try to improve the schools, but he had very little good to say about it. But Pritzker is also going to be shoveling cash. I mean that guy is putting his first little fortune. He's going to be candidates and supporting issues, and we have a we have a problem in Chicago that's looming. And that's the school strike these. You can see the CTO people. They are really getting more and more bold than what they want. And I'm sure that what happened in Los Angeles. Was they put their they're supporting and endorsing twenty preckwinkle as well. So it'd be interesting. All right. Let's talk guns. This is something you hear all the time. And I don't know I'm ignorant to this topic. And it's not one that I've done a lot of research on, but you will hear Chicago and say and politicians say this all the time, you can't fix Chicago violence or or. Ordeal with gun violence until you deal with the state of Indiana's gun laws. This seems to come up all the time. I don't know if that's factor fiction. You're on the front lines of that reporting. Those stories Mike is is the symbiotic relationship between the city of Chicago and the state of Indiana when it comes to gun control out of whack, no, it's very much true. Because in Indiana, you have what's called the gun show loophole where if you go to a gun show, you could pretty much buy as many guns as you want without having to show an ID or without having approve your residency. I mean pretty much every other month riding crown point, you have a gun show. And I'm gonna tell you right now a ton of people from Illinois and from Chicago go down there to buy bullets to buy their weapons and fill that. Hey, look, we're law abiding citizens were, you know, we're not. You know, we're we're going to treat these we're going to handle these guns the right way. But for the person who has an ulterior motive it happens. They have arrested people at gun shows. They're looking at the license plates. Are they taking it across state lines? Some people might say, well, why is you know, why should Indiana have to amend its gun laws to help shook questionnaire and well for politicians and the governor of Indiana, so far they've they have done it. But maybe there needs to be more of more dialogue between the state because in the past we've had governor less Holcomb now, Eric Holcomb, the governor of Indiana. But definitely Mike Pence when he was governor and somewhat Mitch Daniels love to poke fun of Chicago and their problems and into the to the chagrin of northwest, Indiana. You see these billboards Illinois with with the taxes, Indianapolis driven and folks in India north was Indiana. Like that. These are our neighbors. You can be we need these people. Do you have to have does the mayor of Chicago half to negotiate not just put their own state house in Springfield? But do they have to reach out and deal with Indianapolis? And try to get something done when it comes to gun control across borders. If if I were going to name one of the top ten issues that Rahm Emanuel has promulgated gums would be one of them. He was always on that subject, and he was always talking about Indiana. And yet, what do we have to show for the gun violence has allows adjusting to that point? If the mayor of Chicago was smart, whoever the next mayor is they would have a real relationship with the mayor of Indianapolis, Indianapolis has a bigger murder homicide rate than even Chicago does they've had they've gone through a last couple of years with problems and with gun problems. So they could work together because they have the same night United front. We're talking about the state of the region. Three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred getting some good tax a lot of them about gun control, and and and sort of back and forth between and also about taxes. And it seems like, you know, we haven't yet to address the fact that many are leaving the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois. But in Chicago, you've seen the numbers go down because people are done with suppo-, apparently, and I don't want to speak for them, but high taxes and high crime and things of that nature. We'll talk about that. And about the national profile of the mayor Chicago's we talk about the state of the region really piggybacking on what we heard tonight in the forum. Crain's Chicago business and seven twenty WGN. We'll take our last break here, and we'll come back, and we'll continue our conversation. Seven twenty WGN..
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Not the people to. If the fans to help me transport, I'll pay them for the media that they come to help with the help of others. She was able to pay for sixty rooms to house the homeless through last night. Down in Orlando at M C O airport eye-witnesses there say someone committed suicide jumping from the top floor of the Hyatt hotel near a checkpoint. Also reports of someone trying to bypass security all departing passengers there right now being forced to go back through security and have their bags cleared this. According to WGN's Hannah Stanley who's at the airport. We will continue to update you as that story develops governor Pritzker saying he's picking up aids programs that he says governor Rauner cut WGN Steve Bertrand with that Pritzker signed an executive order in Rockford to reestablish state funding for testing and treatment programs that he says former governor rounder had discontinued Yoder also directs the state to work with Medicaid managed care organizations to develop a data sharing plan to coordinate care shade officials say nearly twenty four thousand Illinois residents with HIV were receiving Medicaid coverage in two thousand seventeen nearly fourteen hundred people were diagnosed with HIV that year. Steve Bertrand, WGN news and in a scientific. I narrow engineers have created a system which translates thought into intelligible recognizable speech, the technology, monitor someone's brain activity, and reconstruct the words a person here's with unprecedented clarity, the findings were published yesterday in scientific reports. Researchers say this could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain and lays.
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Users just say play WGN radio on tune in the news at one in the morning here is Roger badesch. Thanks very much. Mostly cloudy and fourteen degrees at O'Hare with wind chill four. Bob. Seven mile long ice jam on the kankakee river near Wilmington sent first responders out to urge residents to prepare to evacuate in the amount of flash flooding. Sherry Schumacher's lived on the river for two decades. Very scary. Because when you start saying big chunks of ice coming up to your house. It's like, oh my God. You gotta get outta here. Nice jams built up along either side of the of I fifty five with some of it almost touching the bottom of that bridge. New crime-fighting technology like shots fodder. And police cameras are being expanded into new neighborhoods. Mayor Emanuel says the technology is just one part of cutting crime in the city built the trust that we need. We're going to be able to solve and prevent the crimes from ever happening in the. First-place part of the trust is a consent decree which mandates changes to the department federal judge will oversee those changes twelve Russian track and field athletes, including a twenty twelve Olympic champion have been found. Guilty of doping. ABC's Linda Lopez has more evidence that's emerged that shows. Russia ran a state-backed doping scheme for several years has now been used approved twelve new cases of cheating, including by Yvonne. Yougov the two thousand twelve Olympic high jump champion yougov has been disqualified from the twenty twelve games after the study mandated by the world anti doping agency and an American silver medalist Eric could be upgraded to the two thousand twelve goals. You cough has been given a four year ban, the Russian athletes can file appeals Linda Lopez ABC news, governor Pritzker says he's picking up aids programs that he says governor Rauner cut more from WGN. Steve Bertrand Pritzker signed an executive order in Rockford to reestablish state funding for testing at treatment programs. That he says former governor rounder a discontinued Yoder also directs the state to work with Medicaid managed care organizations to develop a data sharing plan to coordinate care. Shade officials say nearly twenty four thousand residents with HIV.
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Potter, your host gear on WGN radio and before I moved to West Nile, and what it's doing across the American west, which is much of the same of what it did across the midwest several years ago, I just wanna retouched the on the department of natural resources, the other individual who was not to be inconsideration is state Representative Jerry Castillo, who's from downstate, Illinois. He would fall into the mold of being state legislator who moves over to run the department of natural resources as Joel Bruns wall. Did as Wayne Rosenthal did. So he would be the third basic with one exception. Mark Miller in between the third individual to leave the legislature and come over to the department of natural resources. I don't personally know, I representatives Castillo if he is the selection, I do know that he has a long supported the fundamental tenets of hunting and fishing and outdoor recreation in the state of Illinois. So he would not have the discussion that we had a moment ago about individual being appointed who actually not only does not share those values, but it's adamantly opposed to those values. So before governor Rauner left office, one of the recommendations made him was that the director that partners natural resources have maintained in held a hunting. And or fishing license for the previous three years many states have this requirement. Unfortunately, in the last year is administration did not get the traction that it should have received in which is probably why we're looking at potentially where we are right now. But it is just expected at the individual who's going to run department natural resources has a hunting and fishing background, just as you would expect the individual doing your taxes can add two and two and has a and has a certified public accounting degree. It's just goes with the territory. They don't go to an accountant doesn't who's not a CPA to do your taxes? We shouldn't have someone to run the department natural resources. It doesn't fundamentally support and participation hunting fishing. We'll know very soon I wanna switch now to West Nile several years ago, actually a decade or more ago West Nile swept through the mid west. And you may recall, it's really devastating impact on songbirds and then on many game birds grouse. In particular, rough grouse also it had a big impact on crows and ravens all of their populations declined. Very steeply West Nile is now really driving in the American west. And it is hitting sage grouse, particularly hard and sage grouse in many places are threatened species in some places they may even be dangerous species has not taken place yet. So the reason I'm talking about it is because Washington doesn't seem to understand what's really taking place. Not the first time conservation organizations love to raise money around crisis. Is that they think they can solve or if they can't solve them. Just raise money around crisis fish and Wildlife Service and the government logged throw money at things that are crisis. They have said that the reason the sage grouse is declining. So precipitously is due to the changes in habitat in the American west that there's so much sage brush being removed orlean gas drilling the habitat base that sage grouse require is in dire shape. I spent a lot of time in the west I recently visited with a number of ranchers who are very very active and sage grouse restoration efforts do voluntary efforts on their ranches to preserve habitat. And and it is an absolute fallacy. That the destruction of habitat is causing the sage grouse precipitous decline. Destruction of habitat is not occurring at the rates that would lead to the kind of decline. We're seeing in fact areas of of Idaho were sage grouse have just imploded in population numbers. The habitat hasn't changed in about one hundred years. Certainly hasn't changed in the last fifty years, but the US government bureau of land, reclamation, PR, P, and other groups don't wanna hear this. They want to say that it is due to gloss and habitat. Unequivocably the people on the ground in the west say sage grouse decline is due to West Nile virus, first and foremost, it is hammering the birds, and then Secondly is an incredible increase in avian predators. Hawks. Owls eagles all kinds of birds of prey so and there's also been a bit of a drought in the west for a number of years. None of those factors are good for sage grouse. None of those factors have anything to do with. Clearing, a sagebrush habitat destruction. So what we're really looking at a complete disconnect. There are indeed areas of Wyoming where there's oil and gas Gelo taking place in traditional sage grouse habitat that I'm sure is impacting the birds, in fact, we could just say, we'll just assume unquestionably. It's impacting the person in the scope of the American west that that is a tiny dot on the landscape. There is not a energy drilling taking place in Utah or in Idaho. Or in Nevada, they have not moved in for oil and gas and Bill Kaiser things that landscape in those states, and yet sage grouse are plummeting West Nile moved in the birds that will survive West Nile virus will become immune. We'll be immune to it in their offspring. That's what's happened. That's how humans and wildlife survive diseases throughout time. The few birds that survive will be immune to it and West Nile will pass through the system. In the meantime, it's wrecking havoc as are the avian predators. So next time you get an appeal from the Sierra Club or somebody saying you must donate to help us save the western sagebrush to save the sage grouse. I think you ought to step back and ask is that really the problem because I think most people who live on the land. So the real problem is this disease West Nile, avian predators, and the US fish and Wildlife Service and bureau of land management, all the conservation organizations. Don't want to hear that because you can't really raise money are you going to raise money if the if the number one problem is is a disease West Nile virus that that you're not gonna treat or the avian predator increases are causing such a substantial decline. Nobody's gonna raise money around that. But I have a feeling at the end of the day. That's really how much bigger factor in what's taking place. And that's not something you're going to get in your mail or here for the bureaucrats in Washington who just want to raise more money to solve the problem. They can't solve. Thank you for listening this morning, please stay warm this week be very careful with yourself and your pets promises to be it looks like it's going to be one of the coldest weeks son record throughout the mid and the upper midwest, this is Charlie. Potter on the outdoor voice for Chicago in America, seven twenty WGN. What's in store for your business this week at Staples shopping, like a C.
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"You look at different places put up a wall. No problem. You look at San Antonio you look at so many different places. From what are the most unsafe cities in the country? One of the safest cities immediately immediately. San Antonio is one hundred and fifty miles north of the border. So let's he's talking about the wall around the Alamo downtown, and by the way, I don't think he is San Antonio's not part of the border discussion. Yeah. These are the things that frighten you nine thirty one by the way, a wall didn't help the Alamo at all. Really didn't even. Yes. Five feet tall. It's like what do you want to get over this? You know, they didn't even have a moat. Maybe that's what we need a moat a motel on the border with alligators in it. God our talking sense. It's that night. Thirty welcome back with the headlines. Now, we're getting it to have Steve if you're ready. I don't want to rush. I'm ready, absolutely reading. All right. Let's get to the headlines right now and seven twenty WGN Steve Cochran show. They save the morning everyone a little bit of light lake effect. Snow still impacting Cook County this morning nine degrees. The wind chill is minus one twelve year old girl. He's dead after a snow fort collapsed on her in Arlington heights yesterday. Police say the victim was playing with a nine year old girl yesterday in your Roth and church on college drive when the snow fell on them the older girl died at a hospital the younger girl was treated for hypothermia and remains hospitalized. Their parents were apparently inside attending church services. California's Senator Kamala Harris is running for president. The high ranking democrat made it official on Twitter and on good Morning America this morning. President Trump is not mentioned in the one minute video. She tweeted out, but Harris has decency and Justice are all on the line. Now, she was born in Oakland. And some say she is the strongest candidate yet for the White House to have announced so far and antismoking advocates in Illinois are trying again to raise the age to buy a pack of cigarettes state. Senator Julie Morrison has once again introduced legislation to raise the age to buy tobacco products to twenty one lawmakers approved Morrison's plan last year. But then governor Rauner vetoed. It Morrison hopes for better luck this year with a new governor. And those are the headlines WGN sports as Steve you need to call your friend Paul Coit over in London because the bears are going to London play game next another. What's what's the story? The NFL today announced the matchups for its international games next season. They play one in Mexico four in London including the bears and the raiders the bears will be the visiting teams the dates not yet announced for these matchups. Also got Carolina Tampa Bay Cincinnati. The Rams in Houston in Jacksonville. Playing in London. Two of the games will be at Wembley stadium to will be at Tottenham Hotspur new stadium, which will be the state of the art stadium for the world. There's nothing like it writing AT and T in Dallas. So I gotta think the bears are going to end up there. I would think so too. What do we need to get a late flight? Are we gonna fly over separately for the I'm good with? I'll even do a connection. How connected. Newark. Okay. So where do you can Iceland Canary Islands of Auckland's? Well, that'll be fun. Now the Oakland Raiders the bears opponent. Are they still homeless because the city Oakland said welcome here right now, they are. But I mean, this this would be their home game. The bears were supposed to go to Oakland. Let me say they would play all sixteen there next year if they need to they said, they would if they need to. I'm sure they're gonna give sixteen get something worked out somewhere. Yeah. They burden things really working out. Well, so far things. I mean, that's a that's a game. That was going to be Khalil max returned to Oakland. Well, that's obviously not happening. Now, the Rams who got to London could be the Super Bowl champs if they can beat the New England Patriots of the Rams go after beating the saints in overtime twenty six twenty three and the patriots also winners in overtime thirty seven thirty one over the chiefs Rams and patriots a week from Sunday in Atlanta as we discussed with Patrick Kane. The Blackhawks and eight five win over Washington. Our xfinity Blackhawks report, they host the islanders tomorrow. College basketball, Iowa over Illinois ninety five seventy one Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic. Both winners today at the Australian Open WGN sports. When.
"governor rauner" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Difficult with more than seven hundred flights canceled at midway and O'Hare. The snow's pretty thick and heavy packed on the roadways making it hard to get around. Illinois state police are addressing about fifteen crashes as of this morning another fifteen to twenty waiting for. Response in police departments in McHenry county are reporting they're responding to a lot of crashes and Chicago's department of streets and sanitation has deployed nearly three hundred plows and salt trucks with the longest government shutdown continuing with no official talks on the border wall between the White House and Democrats who've offered hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration judges and improvements to ports of entry nothing for a wall. And President Trump spoke to reporters this morning before leaving for Dover air force base. I hope that speaker Pelosi. Come along at realize what everybody does heavy no matter who they know that won't work, we leave wall. And the president is scheduled to make a major announcement at two PM regarding the border wall people around the country are taking part in the third anniversary of the women's March. Although the event's organizers have been embroiled in controversy this year. Here's ABC's alley Rogan in Washington DC. Mallory co president of the national women's March group has received criticism for her support of nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, who has made antisemitic remarks Mallory has said she disagrees with those comments, but admires Farrakhan's work within the black community. There will be separate rally in Washington hosted by a different women's group. But both marches are organizing across the street from one another in downtown DC alley Rogan ABC news, Washington. More than sixty people are dead after a pipeline explosion in central Mexico. More than eighty five others are listed as missing the state oil company. Pennock says the blast was caused by an illegal pipeline tap in a small town north of Mexico. City. Another veterans homes getting attention over legionaires disease. More on that from WGN's. Roger badesch, governor Pritzker toured the man Tino veterans home this past week order to health and safety audit facility after another case of legionnaires disease with reported reporters doing four months, Quincy veterans home has been reporting legionnaire's disease cases since twenty fifteen resulting in the deaths of fourteen people. Former governor Rauner approved new plumbing at that location. Roger badesch WGN news. We'll check sports traffic and weather next on WGN once upon.
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"Press conference on this weekend snowstorm mayor Emanuel asking all Chicago insta-. Remember, we are each other's neighbors. You have elderly or sick in your book. I ask you please to check on your neighbors. That's what we do in Chicago. But I need you to do that the city needs you to do that. If there's a problem, obviously, call three one one serious problem. Call nine one one these Chicago officer who shot and killed the teen on duty was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for murder yesterday. WGN's Eric rung has more community. Activists say Justice was not served and six years and nine months is a joke for shooting and killing seventeen year old the McDonald in twenty fourteen McDonald's uncle says the sentence makes it seem as if his nephew was a second class citizen. The judge in the case that he took no pleasure in sitting in judgment before sentencing. The ex cop with good time. He could be out in three and a half years that offense had asked for probation while the prosecution asked the judge for cents between eighteen twenty years. A special prosecutor still says Justice was served. Eric wrong. WGN news. Another veterans home is getting attention more now from WGN's Roger badesch, Pritzker toured the man Tino veterans home this past week. Order to health and safety audit of the facility after another case of legionnaires disease was reported report is doing four months Quincy veterans home has been reporting legionnaire's disease cases since twenty fifteen resulting in the death of fourteen people. Former governor Rauner approved new plumbing at that location. Roger badesch WGN news President Donald Trump heading over to Dover air force air force base to pay tribute to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week, the Delaware trip had not been on the president's public schedule for today. But he tweeted the news before he left the White House. The bombing. In man bitch was the deadliest assault on US troops in Syria since American forces moved into the country in two thousand fifteen the attack came about one month after Trump said, the Islamic state group had been defeated, and he was withdrawing us forces from the country IS claimed responsibility for that attack.
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"Bed? It's weird, man. Top five at five Kim Gordon's news right now. Governor Rauner weighing in on who he believes will be the next mayor of Chicago. He told the Tribune editorial board former Chicago public schools CEO, Paul Vallas and businessman Willie Wilson tops his list rounder leaves office on Monday, President Trump says he's not worried at all about his former personal lawyer techs testifying before congress Michael Cohen will testify next month before the house oversight and reform committee. He's expected to face tough questions about hush money payments. He arranged on Trump's behalf. It's not too late to get a flu shot the first confirmed flu related death in Illinois this year, a three year old girl from Kane county. The cases of flu are on the rise in about half of the country. And now WGN sports. Here's Kevin Powell. I'll just four days after that crushing loss to the eagles. Vic Fangio introduces head coach of the Denver Broncos. Here's Fangio on the quick turnaround following the loss. There's the disappointment. And the sudden end of the season and the shock of the game those emotions you have to get through. Once the game was over. I went back to my office after a few hours of morning and put together something to present John and his guys fan meeting with John Elway and Broncos management earlier this week. So the search for a defensive coordinator is on for the bears outfielder, John Jay the White Sox have agreed on a one year contract with four million dollars. And the Blackhawks and bulls are off hawks phase Vegas Saturday night. We'll have that game at seven and the home of the Blackhawks northwestern Wildcats and White Sox baseball, Kevin Powell WGN sports, your money, traffic and weather next on WGN this.
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"Doug, Jones, federal workers and community activists in federal plaza today demanding the shutdown to end and that they go back to work. The group says they plan to March every Thursday until it does end federal workers rallying in Washington today demanding an end to this shutdown now in its nineteenth day, the AFL CIO organize the event Daniel who did not feel comfortable getting his giving his full name is a forty year old furloughed worker at the Federal Communications Commission been shut out of my job. And we we have not been allowed to do anything. I I wanna work. I wanna go back to work. But but right now, we can't even go in the building. The mother of a former northwestern basketball player that committed suicide in two thousand seventeen is filed suit against alpha Kappa alpha sorority saying hazing attributed to her daughter's death WGN's Kim, Gordon reports the university has now issued a statement regarding that suit university says they remain deeply saddened over the death of Jordan hankins and send condolences to her family and France, the statement also says northwestern is not named in the suit in the sorority involved has been suspended the hankins family believes the hazing caused severe anxiety and depression, which lead to Jordan staff. Kim Gordon WGN news word from the King County health department is if you haven't received a flu shot get one this after a three year old girl died of influenza, December twenty first it is the first confirmed flu related death in who annoyed this season. There is a widespread presence of the flu virus in roughly half of the country. And governor Rauner is talking about his future plans after leaving office. He says his first priority. Spending time with friends and family, then I would get back into private life. I will go to what I very passionate about. And that is building businesses backing entrepreneurs I've done that for more than thirty years building companies starting companies using technology to build businesses. I've been very blessed and very successful at bat. And I want to go back and do that. Some more rounder says he also wants to continue his philanthropy efforts, especially in education, women's health issues and the environment as for any government or political plans. The governor says that's to be determined. We'll check your money sports, traffic and weather next on WGN asked Troy Murray.
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"Good evening. Twenty nine degrees under overcast skies right now at O'hare President Donald Trump addressed Americans tonight from the Oval Office discussing what he calls the crisis at the US Mexico border. The president spoke for about eight minutes during which he repeatedly blamed Democrats for the partial government shutdown the sticking point five point seven billion dollars to fund construction of a wall along the border. Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls fences, a gates around their homes? They don't build walls because they hate the people on the outside. But because they love the people on the inside not much love coming from house. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer who responded to the president's message saying the crisis is being manufactured by the president Schumer accused Trump of fearmongering most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes, this president just use the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke, fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration. Both sides said they'll continue talks tomorrow toward ending the shutdown. A woman with a concealed carry permit shot and killed a man who was trying to rob her early this morning on Chicago's south side. The twenty five year old woman was waiting for a bus in the Fernwood neighbourhood. At the. The time that she was targeted. Police say a nineteen year old man with a weapon attempted to rob her when she opened fire the suspect took off and was located nearby. He was pronounced dead at advocate Christ hospital from a single bullet wound to the neck and desalvo WGN news police confirmed the concealed carry permit is valid yet. The matter still under investigation the one hundred th general assembly adjourned in Springfield today. And governor Rauner took the opportunity to make another jab at house speaker, Mike Madigan when he was asked about Ed Burke, there are others that do the same and worse. They haven't been indicted yet. I hope they are. I'll leave it at that earlier in the day Madigan credited the legislators hard by partisan work for coming together and getting a budget passed during the state's budget crisis. An attorney for singer R Kelly says abuse allegations made against the NBA star in a recent documentary or false in a phone interview. This evening Kelly's Chicago attorney. Steve Greenberg dismissed the allegations calling them quote, another round of stories being used to fill reality TV time. Meanwhile, earlier today, Cook County state's attorney Kim FOX said she was sickened after watching the lifetime documentary surviving R Kelly which examines a history of abuse allegations against the singer anti riot police gathered outside Congo's electoral commission earlier today as the country awaits the first results of the presidential election. Some opposition parties urging the electoral commission to release results as soon as possible after it delayed the announcement indefinitely Sunday the country's choosing a successor. The President Joseph Kabila who's been in office since two thousand one and a Chicago police officer was recognized today for catching an alleged armed robber who tried to escape on a train. The Chicago police memorial foundation honored officer Timothy cross key as part of its officer of the month program. I was fortunate to be in the right place the right time, and I have to work with great partners on a daily basis work for some iphone bosses daily basis. Arrested a man who robbed a twenty seven year old woman at gunpoint in Lakeview last month officers allegedly found a handgun which turned out to be a replica sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. This week. You'll find.
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"Bringing you Kim Gordon's news, overcast and forty at O'Hare. Governor Rauner has just a few days left in office. And today he had the opportunity to say, he's pleased alderman, Ed Burke, was finally indicted. But it was also a Javid house speaker, Michael Matt again, unfortunately, there are others other elected officials who do exactly the same type of thing using their political position and political power to exert pressure on businesses and property owners to enrich themselves Madigan also got his chance he didn't mention governor around her by name, but he think legislators for their hard work during what he called an epic struggle with the executive department over the last four years point would be. That in the end at the end of the struggle was the legislature on a bipartisan basis. The took the action to solve the problem. Get a budget adapted. Madigan says there's no reason to talk about blame or fault and in a push for bipartisanship a day before new lawmakers are sworn in and Springfield house. Lawmakers approved two bills requested by governor elect Jay Pritzker. One race of the salaries of some state agency heads by fifteen percent supporters say that's needed to attract top talent House Republican leader. Jim Durkin voted for the Bill. This is a sign of good faith offering to this new administration to work with them him. In also agency directors to get off on a good foot. The second abolishes the terms of the current Illinois tollway board so replacements can be appointed President Trump expected to inject new urgency in his quest to build a border wall. When he speaks to the nation tonight. Neither the president or Democrats appear to be backing down on the issue. That's kept the government shutdown for the past eighteen days. You can hear the president's speech live followed by the democratic response here on seven hundred. WGN at eight o'clock. It's been eight years to the day since former congresswoman Gabby giffords was shot at constituent event in Tucson, Arizona, Democrats and a handful of Republicans. Introducing legislation to expand gun sale background checks to include the sale of firearms online or at gun shows. House speaker Nancy Pelosi, presented the new Bill. We'd say enough is enough by finally bringing commonsense bipartisan background check legislation to the four of the house. Title. Giffords was shot in the head six people were killed thirteen wounded you can park your pick in your driveway and floss more of the planning commission voted to amend an ordinance, but they must be used for personal use and can't have any advertising on the track. The village banned all pickups from the village in nineteen seventy five we're sorry to see them go that from Deerfield smear on the news that Mondelez moving their headquarters to Fulton market mayor Harriet Rosenthal says the economic impact of the move is expected to be light for the north shore suburb, the makers of Orioles of Ritz crackers plan to move four hundred employees and twenty twenty when its lease endear field expires and now WGN sports. Here's Kevin Powell. Thank you can't Vic Fangio one of the two finalists for the Broncos head coaching position. That's according to an ESPN report the bears defensive coordinator a candidate along with the Steelers Mike months, check Fangio took over defensive coordinator twenty fourteen help build the bears into a dominant unit would be a tough blow following that excruciating loss. If. He does leave for Denver college football clubs and celebrating their second national title in three years after beating Alabama. They'll host the championship parade Saturday morning. White Sox officially signing reliever. Kelvin Herrera a two year deal with the thirty year team option and MandA Machado the socks rumors heating up after it was reported as SOX had serious interest in outfielder Jon Jay wanna Machado's closest friends. Blackhawks and bulls are off hawks will host the flames tomorrow night. We'll have that game at six thirty college hoops tonight, number six Michigan state taking on Purdue. Minnesota against Maryland Lola is that Evansville on the home of the Blackhawks northwestern. Wildcats and White Sox baseball, Kevin Powell WGN sports, your money, traffic and weather next on WGN. What if every time you went out you could cash in now with the Capital One saver card? You earn four percent cashback dining and entertainment like their first taste of guacamole..
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"Story changes on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN now back to the Tribune's Pearson. This Sunday spin on seven hundred twenty WGN. Good Sunday morning. Welcome to the second hour of your Sunday spent. I'm Rick appears in the Chicago Tribune here in the AllState skyline studio joining me in studio and happy new year to you is you want only House Republican leader Jim Durkin of western spring. Good morning. Rick. Glad to be here. Thank you so much for coming in studio. I know it's a busy week ahead. Sure. And we have the inauguration of a new general assembly on Wednesday. But there are a few business days in advance of that the lame duck session. Hearing some actions might be taking place there. What what what are you hearing? What I'm hearing is that there will be legislation that will be promoted. It'll probably start in the house of representatives, which will basically terminate the terms of the board members for the toy system. And also there will be legislation which will increase the cap that is currently in place for salaries for agency directors. That's my understanding that I've heard through staff I have not seen language to date. But that's the general idea of what at least we'll be taking up. There could be some other things you just never know particularly in the house of representatives things just happen to pop up out of nowhere. Those S. My understanding of two matters that we will take up so one the toll highway thirty so that would basically freeze the board members. And they're they're done. They'll be done. But I from what I understand that the freedom reapply. But you know, that's minor. Standing of what'll happen in the current borders will be will be eliminated, and it'll be recast to Mr. but any rationale for that. I've heard it from the administration. But what I've heard what I've been hearing is that the board has been in in a sense dysfunctional over the past few years, one member of the board. I think has been particularly problematic and have been more obstruction. So. Other than that. I think that the new administration just wants to start fresh with the with the totally and I am open to the concept. I want to see the language but other than that. We'll find out more of the next twenty four hours in raising salary hips for administrators. Seems kind of interesting at a time when we're still a state in kind of a fiscal calamity. Well, it is I know that I've had a conversation with the governor elect, and he's trying to bring in some really top tailed really good talent throughout the United States that come into Illinois and one of them. I think is. Midwest director for Uber to come in and probably making seven figures and to say that we're gonna pay one hundred and fifty thousand dollars year, not exactly the most enticing way to bring in town. So. That's been a complaint. I know from from governor Rauner is it's difficult to find good people at one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to work and to run, you know, large agencies that have. One hundred million dollar budgets to run. So again, I'm open to that. I think we gotta bring good people in and I'm willing to give this administration that benefit of the doubt that they need a little they need some help to you know, bringing qualified people to run state government. So I had your colleague the Senate Republican leader Bill Brady on earlier this morning. And I said from both of you, I've gotten the sense of you know, kind of an optimistic sense. And you know, obviously the proof will be. When the rubber hits the road when the new administration, the new general assembly gets sworn in. But. Is there a bit of responsibility? Here that Democrats expanded their majorities in the legislature. They won the governor's office that I mean, there's a certain onus on them to perform agree with the majority comes great responsibilities. And when you have the the numbers that they do in both the house and the Senate there's gonna be greater expectation on them from their constituencies. I do know that historically in the house. Major initiatives have been crafted by both sides in which there's participation from the minority party and also with the majority party. But yes, there is going to be greater expectations. But the house is a little bit different. You've got an incoming class. It's kind of what witnessing out in Washington. You have a progressive group of of of legislators who are coming in that may not fall in in the line as others have over previous general assembly. So I think the dynamics are a little bit different while they do heavy a large majority. I think it may be I can't predict, but I think putting all them together an important votes will be a challenge. And and that's where I see that the Republican minority will have skin in the game and major issues and my conversations again with the governor elect. Have been that he is seeking Republican cooperation and major initiatives, whatever that may be. And I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt to work on issues that I think are important for the state if it is if I caucus believes that it's it's it's good for the state. It's good for the district. You know, we can work together. But the dynamics of this of Wednesday with his swearing in process. Could be very interesting. You have some outspoken freshman coming in on the democrat side. It could be some said that they will not support speaker Mataca. That's what I understand. So there could be some high theater at the university of Illinois auditorium on Wednesday. And you do raise an interesting point. We've obviously we've seen at least one member who hasn't even been sworn in yet in his already pledging to run against a dick Durbin and twenty twenty. Say yes, I think I remember the Durban Durkan contest. Yes. But which is a little bit of hubris. I would say stage of the game. But. I'm reminded. I told the story before when I look at this kind of incoming democratic class in the house that it reminds me of the story Phil rock used to tell back in the days of what was known as the crazy eight when Democrats had a super majority in the state Senate, and he would get up every morning to shave and he'd look at that razor, and he didn't know whether to shaver to cut his throat. I, you know, that's that's pretty funny. I've heard that line before, you know, I'm not quite sure if this is exactly how the speaker wants the next two years to play out. But again, TIs majority it's his majority, and he can have all the fun and joy of of running that caucus, which he has over the past many years, and I'm sure will be just as uplifting next two years as well. Well, so what where do you where do you see that dynamic though, is you said he's spoken repeatedly. Now to governor elect Pritzker. It'd be speaking. Have you spoken to the speaker? No, I have not. How do you see the dynamic of those two? That's gonna play out. I know that in years past the speaker is Ashley before governor Rauner is head. You know, I think is his work better with Republican governors and democratic governors if you look at the history of going back to governor Clinton governor Blagojevich. I don't think there was a lot of. Maybe respect. But I think that there was challenges that the speaker head with democrat governors always worked well with before Blagojevich. The speaker never had a democratic governor as speaker to spend a while but threes, and it was Kim Thompson. Correct. So the dynamic is this is a another businessman who's coming into run state government. And the first time it elected office. It is a responsibility that I don't even I don't think he understands it. I don't think anybody does until you get into the position. So he's going to have to rely upon some of the the both caucuses the Senate and the house to determine where what the policy and what is the endgame? But I can't predict how that relationship is going to work over the upcoming months in next few years. It'll be interesting from from near the fire. I'll tell you that. But. We'll have to wait and see how please we're speaking. With the Republican leader of the house, Jim Durkin of western springs. I'm Rick Pearson. This is your Sunday spent tonight. The.
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"To bring it into the shutdown as security to our southern border while members of congress, some members of congress went on vacation. You have demonstrated your dedication to delivering on this critical issue for our country, the American people, but congress has to act they have to fund the wall. It is undeniable that a border wall improves the security of our southern border. That's acting attorney general Matt Whitaker. We're going to turn things more local now and joining the on the phone is the state Senate Republican leader Bill Brady of Bloomington. Senator Brady thank you so much for joining me this morning. Thank you. Happy new year. Happy new year. And let's go bears. All right. Victory this afternoon. How isn't that the truth we need some victories? Financial victories all kinds of victory. We're gonna we're gonna see a lot of good things happen this year. Well, and I wanna ask you about that optimism. And and certainly as I said that the start of the show with the new year. It's kind of like, you know, there is kind of a let's let's not focus on the past. Let's look ahead. Let's look where we can get things done and in talking to you in the past after the election talking to your colleague, Jim Durkin, the House Republican leader that there was this kind of a a sense of optimism. And and if anything I thought it almost a reflection of can we find a sense of normalcy again? We'll have to be optimistic. Represent people. The house. Governor as well. And we need stability. It needs to put its. Position. Where people don't believe there's future utilize you always people it's assets and so forth. And and that's the only thing that's going to move us forward creating jobs keeping people in Illinois stopping the exodus the out-migration and to do that. Government policies. More than willing to work with colleagues in the OT goes crystal. To get that job done. I mean, there's that's a theme that plies across all lines. A partisan lines is is wanting to restore and approve a business climate to and the out-migration. But we're still, you know, handicapped by our fiscal problems. We are in. We're gonna have to address those. Tried to address them try to address them even I'm gonna quote administration part of them dealing with the tension problems that challenge our state past mistakes that have been made. Rectify that could bring stability. I think require bipartisan compromise Democrats are in control. I think we can make business reforms work much. Like, we tried to do what was called the grand compromise. And I I'm hopeful that we can get back to trying to do some of those things in stop the partisan divide. Clearly, we understand the Democrats are in charge in criminal publican party in our member San values. We have to bring solutions to the table as well. We're willing to work on that third things. We will not agree on. I I can't imagine one Republicans supporting graduated income tax. Or hiking income taxes? We wanna fight to reduce the tax food businesses. But we realized extra take. John creation growth in. We're gonna have to work with the Democrats to make you annoy a growing stated you touch briefly as we talk about looking ahead optimistically of future. I'm gonna ask you to step back a little bit. You talked about the grand bargain, how close were we really towards getting that grand bargain agreement. We were we were very close. My memory serves me, I was asked by then my leader. Chris you're doing it to help negotiate that with the Senate Democrats, I didn't became leader. I was working with the also caucuses in the wee hours in freshers Shimon it on speaker Madigan and he would ahead without impasse. The tax increase that he was able to break some Republicans on duck to those Republicans breaking we would have had I believe really balanced approach to moving mistake forward. I mean, I was told that for example on things like workers compensation changes that it was literally like a semi colons and paragraphs commas and those kinds of things from from an agreement. What you mean by that were significant alterations in the language that we were dealing with? Nereo workers compensation for one thing. Democrats will end on that area. Causation? We were significant discussion saving to Greenland in that area for business interest job creators would've made Illinois more competitive and yet protected injured workers states have caused standards are different than ours. Protect workers in the workplace. But. But was not democratic majority. President colds and was unwilling to bend causation. We will willing to work with that. Although we would prefer a standard. There were significant changes and alterations. So I believe that president. As I said after after I became lead, you begin looking with Senate Democrats, but we also caucuses and frankly, governor Rauner administration started working on something that would have provided significant property tax relief. Local government reform, pension or other things in that. We can go back to. I've had discussions with. Pitcher about how he wants to use his ability to make it better. And I think he's open to too many of those things that will do good things. They said there are things. Look, disagree on the Democrats have already got their tax increase. You don't need another tax increase. But what we do need is we need to fulfill. Some of the other things were part of the grand bargains like property tax relief local government consolidation. Standard station. Incheon Forbes job-creating issues that will move the state board. Which is the matter is we can't tax and spend our way out of interest ability. Let's say we have to do is we have to make your job producing state again that will create the stability that we need. But with the fact that the election resulted in expanded democratic majorities in both the house, and the Senate is there a reason your belief that Democrats would want to return to those issues like worker's comp which is something that a core democratic fundraising constituency is the civil bar. I mean, is there a reason you believe that they would be willing to go back to those issues? I can do one. I hope I do believe they wanna have six thousand success is measured by our we stabilize interstates finances. Are we creating jobs and opportunity feeling individuals? And families we need those reforms to create opportunities Democrats to succeed they need to prove it. In your positions. They have had success. So I believe there is motivation to look at other states and do what can be done to make this state. I believe the governor comes with the job creating attitude to this position, and he's not beholding to. You know, anybody frankly from my perspective, he only person clearly when it comes to financial campaign to other things he is he's a business person. He understands the challenges of business face, and I trust that he's gonna use those instincts in those experiences to weigh in on policy. So I I've got to look at this optimistic. I think my caucus is looking at this optimistic. And take advantage of everything we can to grow the state. As we need to we need an infrastructure program. We know we need revenues for that infrastructure. So they have to look at things that traditionally we wouldn't have looked at. To help stabilize the state. We're speaking with state Senator Bill Brady of Bloomington. He is the Illinois Senate Republican leader, I'm Rick Pearson. This is the Sunday spin. Remember,.
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"Police are treating the incident as a terror attack. Three people were injured at least four people were injured after a man intentionally drove into a crowd of people in western Germany, and what appears to have been attacked directed at foreigners. Police say those hit by the car included Syrian and Afghan citizens. Some seriously injured Brazil's new president and President Trump or sharing mutual admiration on Twitter minutes after ear bowl scenario, gave his first speech. The president tweeted that Bolsonaro made a great inauguration speech, not long after that the Brazilian president apparently found time to tweet back thanking Trump for his encouragement governor Rauner over the summer signed a Bill giving Illinois hunter, some fashion choices when they hit the woods and fields starting today. Pink is the new orange. You could see that very easily everywhere from a long long distance. You can see a long way off and this this could increase safety for hunters. So we're giving hunters the option to wear blaze pink as well. Or instead of Lay's arch blaze pink is already allowed in Wisconsin. And now WGN sports. Here's Mark Harmon. Blackhawks did a lot right today in the winter classic. They let it to one to two going into the third period. But not enough as the Boston Bruins take it for two to partner game. It's unfortunate their can Bill for the most part was really good. But just a couple of mishaps her reading clear the puck and actually. Actually ends up in our net. And you can't give them any chances for free because they're gonna make you pay Jonathan as four to the final Blackhawks of one five of seven seventy six thousand plus at Notre Dame stadium. I ever hockey game there. Let's do some college football bowl games. Ohio State leading Washington at the half twenty one to three at the Rose Bowl. LSU a winner over central Florida fiesta bowl forty two thirty two Penn. State comes up a field goal. Short to Kentucky twenty seven twenty four is the Wildcats taken in the Citrus Bowl, Iowa beat Mississippi State in the outback bowl twenty seven twenty two Sugar Bowl tonight, Georgia and Texas bulls on the court tomorrow with Orlando and college hoops tomorrow northwestern at Michigan state, seven fifteen our pre game seven thirty the tip off on seven twenty WGN and your home for the Blackhawks White Sox and northwestern. Wildcats Mark Harmon WGN sports, your money, traffic and weather next on WGN. Starts twenty.
Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Allows Cannabis As Opioid Alternative
"Here you know the governor earlier this week signed a Bill to expand the medical marijuana experiment in, Chicago which is a big deal because governor Rauner by and large has not been I don't want, to say he's been a big. Supporter of the program, but he's. Not been big when it comes to expanding it in and he certainly did this. Week and it has to do, with opioid deaths almost two thousand people died of opioid deaths in Illinois in two thousand sixteen seventy two thousand around the country and the governor is going to allow medical. Marijuana to be used in replace of what. In. Percocet vicodin Oxycontin and things like that What do you make of the governor's move Well I think it is an. Interesting approach to thinking about the opioid epidemic the idea presumably is that a significant component of the opioid epidemic reflects people who develop problems with opioid addiction after receiving prescriptions from their physician for. Any number of things that might require opiates and the idea is that if you can use an alternative, to opiates to help manage those patients symptoms perhaps you can minimize some of the addiction and some the. Problem that, we're seeing that a good assumption I mean how big of? A, problem does come from prescriptions. From doctors well that's a really good question I think that we're just really now learning more about How the epidemic has developed and there are some data that show that some people develop. Addiction problems, after receiving, prescriptions but but someday to show that there's really not a lot of. People, in fact there was a recent study that was published looking at people. Who hadn't been hadn't been using opiates and had some kind of procedure and were prescribed opiates and it turned out that less than one percent of the people who had prescriptions developed problems so. It's a little bit unclear if that's gonna make a big difference in the opioid crisis or where all, of this is coming from and I think the thing for me that's so important about all this and. Raising awareness, is the need for us to know more about it we? Need, we really we really need. More research on who's who's developing problems why they're developing Problems and what is their pathway to that issue so even if it isn't going to alleviate a greatly alleviate the opioid crisis when it. Comes to addiction could you make the argument that it's still medical marijuana is still overall a safer and perhaps maybe not more effective but at. Least a. Safer and, effective replacement for these drugs or do we not even, know that yet Well I think, those are two different questions in terms of the safety issues you know. They're they're they're they're really guests from marijuana alone is highly unlikely we've seen it happened probably in. Kids so at their children are, more susceptible to that kind of extreme, problem but so in in that respect perhaps maybe medical marijuana is, safer, the question about efficacy though I think is an unanswered question and that's in my opinion where we need really a. Lot more work there's some good data that shows that medical marijuana helps improve, nausea in patients who are, receiving chemotherapy it helps adults with chronic pain and it helps adults with multiple sclerosis and some of the specificity issues, there's emerging data about its use I but I don't think? We have great data about whether or not Not marijuana's better than an opiate, for say you. Know an orthopedic. Procedure like if you, broke, your bone and had had a, surgery that way so that I think there's a lot of questions about. Efficacy that remain and you know marijuana maybe safer in some ways and opiates but there's there's huge. Problems with marijuana to you can, have marijuana abuse that's a that's a problem there's you know all kinds of issues related to marijuana use, in, pregnancy and its impact on the unborn child or young children so There's just a lot of unanswered questions so those of us who know nothing about it but has strong. Opinions You. Know well this is obviously the doctors were over prescribing this whole. Thing these opioids they're giving about like candy you seem to be making the case that that's not necessarily true I would like to say that, I don't think we entirely know when you look, when you look at when you look at the NIH website when you look at a lot, of reputable websites there is definitely, this contention that a lot of prescription prescribing patterns have led to this issue and I'm, not necessarily refuting that but what I am trying, to bring awareness to is the fact that if we us. If we sort of pivot how we do, things we need to really think carefully about what, we're pivoting to and if we're. Pivoting to the right, thing we don't know a lot about. Medical marijuana yet. And we need. To learn more if we do pivot it's going to be a big. Pivotal seems like right there. Were forty two thousand patients are approved. Now in the medical marijuana program in Illinois last year about two point Three million. Patients received opioid. Painkiller prescriptions so it has the ability to to dramatically expand the medical. Marijuana experiment in this state Yeah potentially potentially a. Could I think. That, that's to, be
Ex-cop found guilty of murder in fatal shooting of black teenager
"Verdict. Form weeks as, follows we the jury unanimously find the. Defendant guilty of murder as charged in the indictment, that's the verdict in the case against a former, police officer in, Texas ROY Oliver becomes. The first officer found guilty of murder. In Dallas county since nineteen seventy three. He was convicted of killing fifteen year old Jordan Edwards last year when he fired into a carful of teens leaving a house
Catholics can take steps to expose priests' sexual abuse in the Church
"News, time, is three. O'clock let's get to the newsroom, in Vic Vaughn thanks Nick, fair skies in sixty four degrees at O'Hare governor Rauner signed a Bill creating a merit based scholarship program for Illinois students and a task, force that acts as a liaison between high schools and colleges governor says it's an initiative focused to making college cheaper and Illinois enrollment. At public universities and, community colleges in Illinois have dropped by
University of Louisville drops Papa John's name from stadium
"Thousands of dollars for an underage girl on a twitter post thirty five year old george ambrose of dire charged with child solicitation possession of chopper nagasaki and obscene performance court records say he was arranging for the solicitation and purchase of a minor for cash and hosting various obscene images and videos of child pornography on his twitter account the vice president in rosemont today touting trump administration policies and their impact on illinois mike pence saying manufacturing is the lifeblood of the mid west there's another for instance more than six million americans have already received a bonus a pay raise our bigger benefits including fifty five thousand workers here in illinois have gotten a pay raise or a bonus pence was introduced by governor rauner about a dozen protesters gathered along river road during that visit twelve russians indicted for allegedly trying to interfere with the us election the announcement coming as president trump is set to meet with vladimir putin senator chuck schumer is calling for the president to cancel his upcoming meeting with russian president vladimir putin senator mark warner the ranking democrat on the senate intelligence committee says he's afraid the president could be taken advantage of there should be no one on one meeting between this president and mr putin there needs to be other americans in the room republican senators jeff flake and cory gardner have also spoken out hoping the president takes a hard line with putin janine norman abc news washington the fallout continues for papa john's and its founder reports of papa john's founder john schneider used a racial slur during a conference call in may several organizations have started distancing themselves from the company the mlb says it's indefinitely suspended promotions with papa john's the miami marlins did the same and now the new york yankees also say it's suspended its relationship with the company the university of louisville also announced friday it was dropping papa john's name from its football stadium and removing john schnatter's name from its center for free enterprise mark remillard abc news new york and now wgn community corners here's ryan burrow waterpark lincoln we had to joliet and the splash waterpark located at twenty eight seventy shanahan road built in two thousand two as a joint venture by the city of joliette and joliette park district this railroad themed waterpark includes relaxing attractions like tumbleweed past lazy river at pelican ponds zero depth pool for the kids but also a tangle of water slides tunnel and gauntlets this park also hosts birthday parties i'm ryan burrow with community corners and wgn radio and.
Rescue operation underway to save boys trapped in cave
"O'clock is brought to you by car for kids and mr schwab and good morning we have sunny skies and sixty four at o'hare the operation to rescue those twelve boys and their soccer coach in thailand from a flooded cave is now underway officials lawn the operation overnight the rescue of all thirteen expected to take up to four days the first boy expected to be brought out of the cave later this morning here's abc's matt got me poured here today and it's going to continue to rain hard over the next couple of days there is serious concern about more water inside that cave that as the oxygen level has been reduced their over the past couple of days so they are really racing against the clock here and we have word that the first of the rescued boys may arrive around nine o'clock our time we certainly will be following this story all morning four people were hurt when an air ambulance heading for a southside hospital crashed along i fifty seven near the bishop ford yesterday here's wgn's eric rung there were transporting one patient who we are told that was in critical condition on their way to the gary airport that patient is still in critical condition a patient being transported already critical and the flight crew also taken to area hospitals word is they're in stable edition of phoenix immigration judge says a oneyearold honduran boys case raises red flags over a looming court ordered deadline for the trump administration to re unite small children with their families also a federal judge in san diego has given the administration until next tuesday to reunite kids under five with their parents and until july twenty sixth for all others on the dan ryan expressway yesterday thousands of people marching along the expressway in the northbound lanes drawing attention to the cities gun violence governor rauner called the shutdown unacceptable and in a tweet yesterday the mayor said that the peaceful the protest was peaceful no injuries were reported an offduty at city police officer was treated for a gunshot wound yesterday after being shot during an exchange of gunfire getting out of his car the officer said to people exchanged shots with them they drove off the investigations continuing sports traffic.
Iowa family found dead in Mexico died from inhalation of toxic gases, authorities say
"In news is up next sponsored by kars for kids here's dave sean it is partly sunny and thirty one at o'hare it will be another victory celebration for loyola when the ramblers return home this afternoon another rally planned on campuses the team gets ready for the final four team chaplain sister jean watches everything very closely games they always known as for the night everybody every night and so they pass the ball and it's the first time in over half a century that loyola heads to the final four and anti mazer will have much more information in sports the state of illinois is missing some money here's wgn's roger badesch to state audits found governor rauner administration failed to recover seventy six million dollars in overpayments to private insurers handling medicaid claims dating back five years the reviews by auditor general frank martino also found the state paid seventy one million dollars for medicaid services without checking whether the clients were still eligible roger badesch wgn news former president obama says talks with north korea on its nuclear weapons program will be difficult this isn't part because of the country's isolation which minimizes possible leverage like trade and travel sanctions obama talk to a packed hall in tokyo this week and saying the effort to give up north korea give up a nuclear weapons on north korea's behalf will be hard but countries working together will be better than nations working alone investigators in mexico say autopsy results show toxic gases killed the family from iowa inside their vacation condo but questions remained about what happened here's more from abc's reo reshef investigators combed the scene and test the air inside a condo in mexico trying to identify the mysterious gas that killed a family of four while on vacation the bodies of kevin sharp his wife amy and their children's sterling adriana discovered in their condo friday days after they fell out of touch with friends and family and miss their flight back home panicked loved ones later learning the worst overnight mexican officials ruling the cause of death fixation by inhalation of toxic gases here in chicago judge set bail at one hundred fifty thousand dollars for a southside man he's accused of stealing smartphones from several people twentyfouryearold tehran cesar was charged with three counts robbery and one count of theft after being identified as the person who robbed a woman on a c t a platform we'll check sports traffic and weather next on wgn.
Pennsylvania special House election in Trump country is too close to call
"Tune in here with your news is eric rug beamed physicist stephen hawking died tuesday chicago time in cambridge england according to a family statement harking was diagnosed with a ls in his twenties eventually he was only able to move a single cheek muscle which are used to communicate through a computer hawking help black holes in the universe to the masses he was seventy six years old the associated press will not call the pennsylvania special election the republican candidate rick sokoto told his supporters that he would not give up the race has been extremely tight leading up to tuesday's election the democrat there connor lamb is holding a slight lead the race is being closely watched because it may give us an idea how republicans will do in the midterm elections especially in republican districts president trump won this district being contested by twenty point governor rauner has vetoed a gun bill that would have required the state to licensed gun dealers who made the announcement in southern illinois it's just not right it's it's unnecessary burdensome regulation it's redundant on top of existing federal regulation it's crushing to our small business owners and crates barack receipt it really doesn't help keep our community safer mayor emanuel says the governor put his primary election ahead of his primary responsibility to protect the safety of the people of chicago in illinois the governor is being challenged from the right in next week's primary secretary of state rex tillerson is out abc news chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us there's high number of vacant positions at the state department it is really an unprecedented situation at state right now a ghost town just as that proposed historic meeting with kim jong un is being finalized there is no confirmed assistant secretary for east asia no embassador to south korea and no special representative for north korea policy he left just before the meeting was announced so all of the key people at state responsible for the region are an acting or interim positions but maybe mike pompeo can change all of that abc's martha raddatz president trump also fired his personal aide who was escort it from the white house he is being investigated for financial crimes also the ap is reporting the va secretary may be out and the secretary of energy rick perry may replace him preparations are underway for this year's saint patrick's day parade in chicago on saturday parade queen mary kate manion says you don't have to be.
New CIA director named, protests begin as president heads to Southern California – Orange County Register
"Venit has fixed tire before with his fix a flat as well don't know i know we didn't use fixer flattering just to generate grape jello where did you tell me once that's not people come on we've done enough here's wendy this is chicago's very own seven twenty wgn chicago if you have a smart speaker just say play wgn radio on tune in news sponsored by athletico physical therapy here's steve bertrand mostly cloudy thirty one degrees now at o'hare governor rauner says he will veto a gun bill that would have required the state to licensed gun dealers you may remember police superintendent eddie johnson on steve cochran earlier this week mayor emanuel's been pushing hard for the governor to sign it but he said in downstate radio interview today that he instead will veto it the that prompted the mayor to say the governor put his primary election ahead of his primary responsibility to protect the safety of the people of chicago and illinois the governor is being challenged from the right in next week's primary president trump is telling reporters that he made the decision secretary of state tillerson all by himself he says tillerson will be much happier now and he appreciates service at a point where we're getting very close to having the cabinet and other things that i want meantime president trump's personal assistant jon mcentee was fired yesterday for unspecified security reasons he was removed from the white house wall street journal reporting that and says that he has now joined the president's reelection campaign a former vernon hills soccer coach faces sexual assault charges in court today prosecutors have charged corey beard with a dozen counts of criminal sexual assault several male victims come forward with accusations against her burnin hills high school board members voted last night to fire the twenty eight year old okay motion say they're working to try to recover deleted text and pictures from cell phones and computers tribune says the seventeen year old boys been charged with bringing a gun to alcott college prep and lakeview that happened last wednesday in alabama one person is confirmed that many others hurt in a bus crash there a charter tour bus carrying students on a school trip from houston texas plunged into a.