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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on What's Going On With AABE?

What's Going On With AABE?

05:23 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on What's Going On With AABE?

"Our environmental impact that continues to reduce our cost In so in an us to garage company so quite frankly one of the big levers and we're looking at why we've paired sustainability in electric asian. Is we look at electrification. As one of those kind of silver bullets that if we can push the adoption of electrification it takes care of a number of issues First of all the transportation sector being the largest contributor to carbon now even surpassing us as power producers a huge deal and so While we don't control the transportation sector as a we certainly can impact the adoption evt's electrification advocating for Incentives to help build out charging infrastructure. So that you take away the uncertainty of people say. I don't wanna buy an av. Because i don't know where the next charging station is. We recognize at one of the big challenges is that there's not a national program puts charging stations consistently across the united states. And so as long as we're working on a state by state basis to electrify out. We'll have to rely on organizations. That are looking more holistically at trying to build a network and help facilitate that adoption so organizations like the allies for transportation. Electrification is working very closely with a lot of me and my period to help influence impact local public service commissions to adopt regulatory policies. That will help incentivize local into option as well. As as looking at of corridor taurasi programs that can transcend like through the mid west and create a pattern of charging stations. That you know. Feel more confident as you adopt Electrification are you seeing when regulators are supportive of es g. issues. Are they actually helping to drive. Those and rose also turned to you. If you have a experience with that as well i would just quickly. And then i'll hand it over to rose so i would say that absolutely our local public service commission in missouri illinois commerce commission. I think that you certainly find talk of commissioners are committed to things that connect to sustainability so for instance as you start talking about servicing vulnerable communities in ensuring that as we roll out new products and services that they are equitable that everyone participates knows. Products I think that you can find alignment between some of those commissioners update. You can find alignment. We start talking about electrification in particular. You actually find alignment with folks. Who are naturally more your adversaries in other situations. The sierra club Becomes our becomes a part of our ami where we talk about expectation whereas in other respects we on opposite sides..

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"In 19 cases. In dozens of students in school employees, but says majority of those air not linked to outbreaks in schools themselves. The number of teachers in Illinois who have retired in the last few months is up almost 50% over last year. Covert 19 pandemic is driving many of their retirements, with some teachers, saying they felt forced to not felt forced to return to the classroom. 65 year old Rosemary Cafarelli has been teaching for decades, but she's wondering if the Koven 19 pandemics. A sign that it's time for her to go. She worries about going into work daily concerned she might bring the virus home to our loved ones and elderly husband at home. You know, I have a 92 year old father that I take care ofthe. I have young grandchildren who I have not seen since the start of of our hybrid. Cafarelli says The district started the school year with the learning but switched to a hybrid model three weeks ago. And teachers had no say in the matter. Chicago public schools confirming that it will proceed with a November 16th start day to resume winter sports proposed guidelines for winter sports include strict cleaning and time limits. That some say could stretch the resource is of some public schools. The guidelines still need to be approved by the city, a nonprofit is reaching out to Illinois resident struggling to pay their utility bills because of the pandemic. WG as Lauren Lafta has that the citizens Utility board is reminding residents that are struggling to pay utility bills during the pandemic to seek help, Executive director David Kolata says. In June, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved consumers protections for people hurt financially by the pandemic. For individuals. Those protections can include a moratorium on utility disconnections through the end of March deposit waivers and payment plants. But he says it's essential for customers to contact their utility provider directly and get information on support available to them. Lauren Lap W G M News More Suburban early voting sites have opened in Cook County State election officials say they're seeing early voting numbers that they haven't seen in past elections. Early voting sites also have opened in Lake Will. McHenry and Kane County's suburban voters have cast more than 266,000 ballots since Friday. Voters have until October 29 to apply for a mail in about it, Mallet it must be postmarked. By November, 3rd now with W G n community corners, Here's Vic on a cosmic ray, detector from space shuttle Challenger now sits in an alley on Chicago's South Side. It was designed by University of Chicago scientist. It's last mission was in 1985. A year before the tragic loss of the challenger. It stands 12 ft. Tall in an alley near the university's research Computing Center at 56th and Drexel after 35 years outside, it's NASA markings are still visible. Convict Vaughn with community corners on W. G N radio. Now with WG and sports Here's David. Good morning, the Dodgers in Tampa Bay Rays might now want to compare pay stubs tonight Game one of the world's Siri's. After all, the Dodgers have the highest payroll in baseball in the raise 28th in salaries, and they're starting pitcher Tyler Glass. Now it doesn't want to compare his Jack, Who's Mount opponent, Clayton Kershaw's He makes 31 million glass. Now lot less by perils, and we have like the lowest is pretty Outstanding. I just say in terms of like just numbers in general, just like how good the front office is done and What the organization is gonna put this team together is pretty amazing. But as far as competition goes, I don't really think payroll is like too much of something that players think about for me anyway. In the game, what tonight? Tampa Bay and the Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, Monday night football two games last night, including the rescheduled Kansas City, Buffalo Game one by the Chiefs, 26 17 Patrick Holmes past Patrick Mahomes, passing for a couple of touchdowns chiefs or five and one of the bill's fault for and to Arizona, improved to foreign to a 38 10 win over Dallas. Tyler Murray, couple of touchdown passes and touchdown run for the Cardinals. Dallas falls to two and four. The Bears at five and one get set for the Rams. Next Monday night. Ella have four into tonight Happen. O B with cause for their weekly visit. Seven o'clock on W G. N. David it w G in sports. Now let's get an update on.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Illinois heading the wrong way when it comes to cope, but 19 numbers Wg and traffic. There are no major delays on the area's express waves and Joe always, but there is construction work, so remember to slow down in those work zones. Dr Ellison are, Watty says the city of Chicago, like the state of Illinois, is heading in the wrong direction. At a press conference yesterday, she says, where people see the spread of the virus. Is where people are letting down their guard and literally their masks. Even transit systems around the world have not been shown to be the major sign of spread that we expected they might be, and I think that is because when people are on transit, they're thinking about Cove. It They're wearing their mask. They're trying to keep their distance. They're washing their hands because by nature, we worry more about people We do not know. In the past week, Chicago was moved from green for the positivity rate back into yellow atop infectious disease Expert warning the most a worst I should say of Baco bit 19 pandemic is still coming in next 6 to 12 weeks. I'm going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic Vaccines will not become available in any meaningful way until early two third quarter of next year and even then half the US population at this point to skeptical even taking the vaccine. That's Dr Michael Foster home. Speaking on NBC, he says, messaging to the public needs to reflect science and reality. Elmhurst Community Unit School District to Old five is one of several of the suburbs switching back to remote learning. Tomorrow after the Page, County health officials recommend they do so based on the increasing number of covert 19 cases in the county. Kelly sieve rights among many parents will be back to juggling work and their kids remote learning as a working parent. It's extremely difficult to manage, and I think it's pretty clear that the quality of their education that suffering to resolve the Page County Health Department says the numbers demanded. They make this kind of change 70 rolling averages that are higher than even when we were back in the spring. So clearly, that's a concern. Also monitoring increases in the number of hospitalizations related to covert 19 Onda positivity rates that we see across the county. And says it is crucial that people keep wearing the face mask and keep their distance to bring the numbers down. The e Learning shift is set to last for two weeks, a nonprofit reaching onto Illinois residents who were struggling to cope with their utility bills. Because of Kobe. Here's WG ends Lauren Latka, the Citizens Utility board is reminding residents that are struggling to pay utility bills during the pandemic. To seek help, Executive director David Kolata says. In June, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved consumers protections for people hurt financially by the pandemic for individuals. Those protections can include a moratorium on utility disconnections through the end of March deposit waivers and payment plants. But he says it's essential for customers to contact their utility provider directly and get information on support available to them. Lauren LAPD A W G M News, the CDC is issued a strong recommendation that all passengers and employees Airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride shares wear masks to present to prevent the spread of covert 19. The interim guidance also calls for facial coverings, a transportation hubs like airports and train stations. The agency statement.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:23 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Resuming daily Koven 19 briefings as the number of Corona virus cases surge across the state. The governor will hold the briefings Monday through Friday. Nearly every region in the state has seen an increase in covert related hospitalizations. Over the last week Thursday, we set a record high of cases identified in one day and then we beat that record on Friday. In Illinois today. There are 3113 new Corona virus cases in 22 additional death. The state positivity rate is 5.4% Mayor Lightfoot, also expressing her concern about the increases in the city. The city's pounds activity rate matches the state of 5.4%. She says she won't hesitate to pull back to face three restrictions if needed. I don't want to go there. Particularly for those who are in business, a small businesses who already suffered through a very difficult year. This would be tragedy for many of them, but I've got to do what is right to protect us from this virus. The highest number of cases in the city is among those 18 to 29 years old. The mayor says. Most people contract the virus from someone they know when they let their guard down. A nonprofit is reaching out to Illinois residents struggling to pay utility bills because of the pandemic, the citizens Utility board is reminding residents that are struggling to pay utility bills during the pandemic to seek help. Executive director David Kolata says. In June, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved consumers protections for people hurt financially by the pandemic for individuals. Those protections can include a moratorium on utility disconnections through the end of March deposit waivers and payment plants. But he says it's essential for customers to contact their utility provider directly and get information on support available to them. Lauren LAPD a W G M News President Trump campaigning in Arizona today, he told a crowd. The result of this year's election will be even better than 2016. The only difference is that one of the big risk is a tens of millions of these unsolicited ballots. The president won the Electoral college tally and 2016 with narrow winds and Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Trump defended holding large rallies with primarily massless crowd, saying the events are outside Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, campaigning in Florida today is early voting begins there. She encouraged voters in Orlando to vote now so we know we need a change. And.

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Citizens Utility Board Reminds Public That Help Is Available In Chicago If You Can’t Pay Utility Bills Amid Pandemic

Chicago's Afternoon News

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Citizens Utility Board Reminds Public That Help Is Available In Chicago If You Can’t Pay Utility Bills Amid Pandemic

"Board is reminding residents that are struggling to pay utility bills during the pandemic to seek help. Executive director David Kolata says. In June, the Illinois Commerce Commission approved consumers protections for people hurt financially by the pandemic for individuals. Those protections can include a moratorium on utility disconnections through the end of March deposit waivers and payment plants. But he says it's essential for customers to contact their utility provider directly and get information on support available to them. Lauren LAPD a W G M News President

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:16 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"2nd and 3rd debates are scheduled for October. 15th and 22nd ahead of the November 3rd presidential election. For the second time in a month. The state of California is requesting a presidential major disaster declaration to help deal with major wildfires. Mark Ghilarducci is director of California's the Office of Emergency Services. He says the Corona virus has complicated the effort of bringing fire fighters in from other states to help. There were firefighters that could not respond because jurisdictions had firefighters that had covert positive. So far finer planters been sent to help in California from 20 other states. The federal government has so far approved 16 firefighting grants the most ever in a single California fire season. Aurora police have identified two people found dead in Monday's suspected murder suicide Mata Condo building on Aurora's Eastside. That's according to reporting by the Tribune. 23 year old least Lee Sandoval and 24 year old Christian Cornell, both of the same address the 1600 block of McClure Road in Aurora Aurora. Police have identified Sandoval as the victim and Cornell As the suspect in this incident, a class action lawsuit that challenges the legality of the Illinois High School Association is decision to move fall sports to next bring heads before a judge Thursday. WG as Michael Mattera has details. The lawsuit filed against the Illinois High School Association in DuPage County, arguing the I H s exceeded its authority by pushing fall contact sports to next spring. The governor is classified contact sports as high risk, But the lawsuit argues a full vote of AYE HS members should have been taken before the change was made. Illinois is the on ly Midwestern state to postpone fall sports. The suit was filed on behalf of the parents of high school aged student athletes in Illinois. Hundreds of people may have been exposed to the Corona virus at an event in Chicago's north suburbs. That's according to a Lake County health officials. They say 14 people have already tested positive after a volleyball league held the competition that Jesse Oaks food and drink engages late earlier this month. Doctor sent Ahmed with the county's health department says it could end up being a large outbreak. He says contact tracing still being done, but that they've already identified nearly 200 people who may have been exposed. Governor. Pritzker will spend the next two weeks and self isolation at this after one of his staffers tested positive for the Corona virus. But the governor's office says that to spent time at events together last week that both war masks A spokesman person rather from Mayor Lightfoot's office says the mayor tested negative this morning that she was not in close contact with the governor when the two attended an event together at the Chicago Cultural Center last week. Illinois residents having difficulty making monthly utility payments should contact their utility company first, rather than waiting to apply for the many state assistance programs. That's according to Illinois Commerce Commission chairman carries a loose key to get the word out. Doesn't have the customers and Daisy utility. There are protections but really only shout. Once you call the utility, we're hearing that they are. The qualities are flexible and they are working with the customer. Ameren, Illinois Peoples Gas COMMENT Aqua Illinois Night Court Gas and Liberty Utilities. Have all extended a moratorium on disconnections for low income residents through the end of winter. That's late March and now w. G and sports. The White Sox need one more win to advance from the wild card. Siri's I beat the Oakland A's 4 to 1 earlier today in the series opener gave to is tomorrow afternoon Extended pregame at 1 10 with Mark Chanel Skip the first pitch at 2 10, Vani Maser and Darrin Jackson on 7 20 w G. N And the WG and forecast mostly cloudy tonight. A few showers possible the low temperature 49 67 tomorrow that's cooler than normal. But one of the warmest days of the week we'll see sunshine early with showers possible during today. On Thursday. Showers will be likely storms possible High temperature of 60 Friday and Saturday. We're only in the mid fifties with a mix of clouds and sun, and on Sunday a slight chance for rain, high temperature 59 w. G and meteorologist Beatrice Ivory on Vic Vaughn on Chicago's.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"He would be sort of the last one all Between the speaker If the allegations are true, if, if McClain folded, there would be an easier route to the speaker's office. It reminds me of. I know McLane was reached by think, perhaps be easy or somebody, a Tribune reporter, and he said. I'm never going to offer up any evidence to the feds. But that's what Scott Farewell said about George Ryan until they took him on a little ride a little ride. Out to South Dakota and back and then that was it. He rolled over on Ryan. So is McLane considered to be the linchpin to get Man again. I'm putting very bluntly. But if he goes, do you think Madigan goes I think that's the only way It would happen right? He he could be the start of the blocker for format again. But the difference, he says he's not. Going to flip. But the tribute is also reported that his bones have been wiretapped. So I saw in the Tribune they had verbatim. So obviously have they have verbatim. The feds have The wiretaps of some sort of very copious notes. One of the other we're talking to the Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy ST Claire, The governor's walking a delicate line on this is well. John Dempsey. Yes, they see. The governor talked about this after the comet plea agreement when Madigan was implicated. And he was asked about the appropriateness of Carrie Solesky heading the Illinois Commerce Commission, which regulates com. Ed, so I want to play you his soundbite and get your reaction. Let me just say that she has served as a public servant. For the state of Illinois for many years Now, there has not been any allegation against her, I think would be unfair for us to hold.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

05:37 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"8 90 W. L S started talking about the story yesterday. They were going to kind of elaborate out of here with a terrific reporter from the Chicago Tribune, Stacy ST Clair. She isn't forever in need of a good book, A strong verb and caffeine and a returning guest here to double the palace station. Good afternoon. How are you? Well, as you wrote in the Tribune. Here's an opening sentence one might on Ly get to right in an Illinois newspaper nearly two weeks after admitting to a bombshell bribery charge. Calm and executives outlined their ethics reform plan to a panel of state regulators led by the relative of an alleged player in the criminal plot. We're talking about Illinois Commerce Commission chairwoman Carries a loose key. I've heard of pronounced both ways. I've had her her father in law on the urn. I thinkit's Dyleski. But Zaleski Okay, good. I'm glad we cleared that up. So Carrie Zaleski. She chairs the agency that oversees utility rates of safety practices, and she's also regulating Commonwealth Edison. This seems like a clear conflict of interest. How is the rest The board accepting this You know only one board member commissioner size Violetta. So God against it. The other three remained silent about her participation in the meeting that your participation, but she she ran the ethics reform hearing. Yeah, uh, mission or leave it. You speak out and Said that you know for the customers for common. Customers have their face restored in Com Ed that these have to be, you know, impeccable hearing. You have to be pristine hearings and She felt that carried the last patient. It's a lead that an acid to recuse herself stays. He's staying clear of the Tribune here. Elaborate, please. On how far in the soup one of my favorite descriptors carry Zaleski, his father in law, the former 23rd ward altering Michael Zaleski is right now has he been? I mean, it always been implicated? Has he been charged? Pardon my ignorance. He's not been charged with any wrongdoing. The Tribune has reported that he had it home raided by the FBI last year in connection with this investigation. And when you remember when, when the criminal charging document came out, it's discussed various associates like associate 12 and three and associates three. Wass. A former alderman, who retired in May of 2018 who got a job through these Madigan. Ally connections, um, turned $5000 a month, and sources have confirmed that studio and that that that associate is the former alderman Michal Laski, who Retired in May of 2018 states. He's saying Claire is covering this story for your Chicago Tribune. She did say, I'm talking about Carrie Zaleski. She said She took umbrage with the other commissioners allegation that she was tainted My word, not hers. And she said, I perform my duties ethically, honestly and with integrity. And then did you get a chance to ask her any questions after the hearing, or did she just Ah, skid Anil? She is a good word. He hurried out of the meeting room and and would not answer questions inside here already sad everything she was going to say. What? We would have asked her if she had dated even if you did nothing wrong. Doesn't the perception that you're here conducting these hearing cast a cloud over it. But we couldn't get her to answer anything. So correct me if I'm wrong, But Pritzker appointed her to the commission last year. What kind of per diem? What kind of honorarium? What kind of salary comes with sitting on this commission? They They paint that I don't have the numbers in front of me. It is not a volunteer position. This is a highly sought after position in government. And W B. The My colleagues there have reported from my peers that reported that, um Madigan Michael Madigan, who pushed for her to get that position, She counters that she got the job on her merit. Has her father, The former 23rd Ward alderman Michael Zaleski. Has, he commented on this latest wrinkle. We have not been able to reach him for comment or his attorneys now. Okay? And what's his next date of participation in the story for lack of a better descriptor? You know he doesn't have a gate and participation. He hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing and comet has said that you know, part of kind of deal is they have to cooperate with the federal investigation. And prosecutors call it ongoing and vibrant so that for the former ultimate well, I think we'll have to unfold soon and And we'll have to see How hard do you think they're leaning on that former lobbyist McClane? The fact is, I think pretty hard, right? You read that You read the charging documents, and it seems to suggest that.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:20 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"He covers the federal courthouse. So reading from your piece today, Jason as Com Ed. Made its first court appearance yesterday. Ah, couple of brand new class action lawsuits also made an appearance but to the federal The federal trial or it's a federal agreement. Ah brief phone hearing. And now comment. They give us a $200 million check and they don't have to come back until 2023 when their three year deferred prosecution agreement expires. Now to the class action lawsuits. There's two of these correct well at the same time that comment was making their first appearance We had actually to, uh, proposed class action suits. Wanna Cook County one. Federal court. Uh, filed against comment on behalf of customers and both suits. They're different with full suits. The general Allegations that comment while they're paying this record $200 million fine is not reimbursing its customers anything the money would go to federal government coffers. So the suits are seeking class action where if you're a comment customer you could eventually down the road gets the money back here is a kind of a hedge, a defensive action that come and publicly apologizes for its actions. But they deny the scheme meant that customers were unfairly charged. Does that protect against the civil suit? Not necessarily. I mean, it's pretty easy to file a lawsuit so we'll see where these things go sometimes. Difficult to get past the initial hurdles where a judge approves it to go to trial, So it's not doesn't necessarily preclude a class action suit like the ones that are filed, But I gotta tell you my experience when there's a big criminal investigation that's still ongoing. I mean, we have a lot of long ways to go here. This is just the beginning that the civil part gets shoved to the side. It put off. Even if it goes anywhere, it will be likely years before we see an outcome in a lawsuit in the agreement that comment has with the feds They don't have to return to court until 2023 but they must have other obligations, don't they, Jason? They have to cooperate with the number one on. That was a huge deal for prosecutors to get AH comment on board, which happened, you know, at least a year ago. We believe On. They have been Feeding information into this investigation. The number one deal for other than fine I mean to find they're gonna pay the multibillion dollar jillion dollar company. They're not gonna have Problem paying the 200 million But the cooperation if they the feds believe that they're not getting what they are asking for, they could go in. I'd say the deal is off and pursue these the bribery charge. But the deferred prosecution Calls for three years of cooperation. They got to do everything jump through all the hoops that the feds ask him to pay the fine and then yes, in 2023 they will be back in court to officially dismiss the bribery charge so that it would be You know, they will not be convicted of any felonies, talking to a Jason Miser from the Chicago Tribune. Also, it's the Zulu skis are involved in here. The the daughter in law of the former 23rd award Ottoman Michael Zulu ski Is the chairwoman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. I know that the civil suit attorneys think it's clearly a conflict of interest to the feds agree, or they OK with her. While the feds have not weighed in in any way on that, Although it's been we've been reporting on this for a while now that this kind of kind of mind boggling that the Daughter in law of a key player in this investigation, whose home was raided. Who know we no, no to the comrade bribery with. They've admitted to you that there was money being funneled Michael's Lucy, her father in law, and she sits on the commission. Who, you know she's in charge of oversight of comments, so a lot of people are pointing out the kind of only in Illinois aspect of that situation. They had a hearing today carries a loosely declined to comment. But she has you know, she said she'd done nothing wrong. And she's taken offence that anybody saying she should recuse yourself from this from this position. Sorry, sorry, but your father in law is implicated. Speaking of being implicated anything new out of the Madigan camp. I'm assuming they've gone to ground and batten down the hatches. How hard of the Fed's leaning on the former My lobbyist, McClane. I gotta believe pretty hard, Hey has stated that he Hey, stated the W. B Z when they found him dining at a downtown restaurant earlier this year that he's not cooperating. He didn't do it. And bring himself to do it. Well, see, he's not been charged with anything and anybody can say that, you know, go pound salt to prosecutors when they're not charged. But once once you're staring at You stand up in court, and they say you're facing up to 30 years. If convicted the guys in the early seventies you start doing the math. They gotta believe they're leaning on him pretty hard because she really might be this linchpin. To the whole thing. He's the one allegedly orchestrating payments on Madigan's behalf. To various consultants and lobbyists, who many of them allegedly didn't do much work for comment, If any, so if they need somebody to flip Of course, they did tap his phone and there were quote Included in that comment. Charges that give a hint of what they were listening to, but, uh, phone taps or one thing. You also need a lot of times. You need somebody to lay it all out later. Whole schema for you on the witness stand. Well, he's in an interesting position isn't and just to be clear. In one of the civil suits filed this week, Madigan is named Azat defendant alleged that he participated in a conspiracy that defrauded customers correct. Yeah, he's named as the head of the alleged enterprise. I believe that was God. The RICO lawsuits filed in federal court, but it lands you as you pointed out early in our conversation. That will just be tabled until essentially comment is done with its $200 million.3 year time out. And whoever else is going to be charged to keep in mind. This is not. It was actually just the beginning of this comment charge was probably the first of Well, I don't want to save many. We don't really know how many, but there's a lot of other players in this investigation. Some may be charged some not, but we do believe that Morris coming never a dull day over there at the federal courthouse, huh? You know what? I know? I mentioned this to you almost every time. A good job security for you. Yeah, Uh, keeping a reporter to federal building right now. Eyes a pretty good idea. You know, I was on furlough. I was furloughed by the Tribune the week that this all came out comment, So unfortunately, I was not involved in reporting the biggest story on my beat one that we have been investigating for a year. On when the charges came down that with off, so that was disappointing. What? We're back at work now. Well, I'm glad you there, Jason. Thanks Your time. Have a terrific eating. We'll check out your next Ex piece in the Chicago Tribune tomorrow, coming up next. I think it's pretty safe to say that Illinois is an awful shape third largest unfunded liabilities in the nation. Our growth rate has been pegged at the 45th lowest of the 50 states. We have the lowest credit rating of any state. And the current governor is doubling down on the exact same Previously disastrous policies. I wonder why I will start there with John McGuinness. He's a professor at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law and a contributor editor at the City Journal. He's scheduled to join us next 5 35 65 37 Somewhere in that area following John's newscast here in W. L S.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:57 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"For a M to tell him all right back to Austin Berg, who helped me out so nicely because you said, just not let's let's not focus on the individual. Let's focus on the policy choices because that's how we dig out of this corruption nightmare in the state of Illinois. But before we do that there, there is one very big individual named here, and that's what is a public official A, which is also Mike Madigan. We've come to know that it is, in fact, Speaker House of this house, Mike Madigan, and just just a moment on that, because I want to ask you also because it seems as if all the trails in this indictment lied to him. He's public official, eh? I could only imagine how they might be getting B, C D and E in F G to talk right now to try to connect the dots if you will, because we know that Speaker Madigan does not use a cell phone. He doesn't use E mail. He's very cryptic, even when you speak with them, And so it's Ah, He's a tough guy to get so to your point earlier. Will that ultimately happen? We don't know. But doesn't it seem just from your read of all the documents? You've looked at that all roads lead to him. Yeah, of course. And that's why it's so frustrating to see folks like Governor Pritzker saying If true, Madigan must resign. Um, the these things take years to actually bear out in court. Say if he were to face an indictment we just saw in New York the former House speaker there, who served this house speaker for 11 terms yesterday, was sentenced to 7 6.5 years. In prison. That case took five years to bear out and Pritzker was very happy to call on state Senator Martin Sandoval to step down from his chairmanship of the Transportation Committee before he was indicted. All it took was a raid on his office, and Madigan was served a subpoena to his office on Friday. So there's no difference there and everyone with a conscious and Illinois politics at this point should be calling on Mike Madigan to step down. There's plenty of public publicly available information to suggest that he should step down. There's a mountain in just in that one. The federal indictment there that all it does lead to him. On DIT Doesn't your I agree with you? It doesn't seem as if that's taking a great way to take a stand on corruption in the state. That really needs people to take a stand on corruption. When you say, Well, if true, because you're right. It could take years before we understand what's true. What's not if there are ever charges brought because right now there are no actual charges against the speaker. They subpoena his office for a lot of very interesting things. But so far there are no charges against him. I just d you know, d d do you? Do you feel that this one is different, though? In terms of your sense, having covered this kind of thing? Yeah, it's by far the most serious challenge he's had from law enforcement. But it's not even close over his 35 years from the speakership, but importantly if he goes down Power structures that he built remained. So I like to think of those three pillars that have allowed him to keep our for that long money the map in the rules. So the money comes from his law firm where works is a property tax lawyer. It also comes from the party organization. He's the only legislatively nor in the nation to service both House Speaker and party chairman so we can direct both policy and politics And then the final piece of the money is the state debt and state taxes have been used to build a massive patronage army and a massive amount of loyalty from public sector unions in Illinois. The map. Obviously, he draws these are on the map. Three out of the last four decades, the legislative map so we can punish or reward political enemies and allies ensure that they don't face any opponents. We have around half of our races and Illinois for State State office this year are unopposed. That's largely because of the mathematic Andrew And then finally, the House rules. So Madigan controls who watch and when the Who, What? And when, Uh, voting in Illinois. It is a completely anti democratic process. And we actually just put out a new record on that today at Illinois policy that ordered the big people can check out. But the reason that places like comment know they could do one stop shopping. When it comes to bribery or lobbying is because one person controls the entire legislative process in the state. So you have to address those three pillars of power. You can't just do things around the edges like lobbying, disclosure or making sure lawmakers aren't also working as lobbyists. Things like that. Those are the things we've heard from Pritzker on ethics reform, and it's been really disappointing. You know, you never want one individual to have unchecked power or too much power. And he certainly has all of those things expose. If you were doing the right thing by most taxpayers, we wouldn't care so much. But it seems here and this federal indictment lays out that you know the friends of his certainly would not be upset about how they were being rewarded. It would just be the rest of this state and I just would ask. People were not included in that subset of the population that would suffer because of it. If you could, if you guys done of some awesome looking into, like the cost of corruption when you have something like what happened at comment, because comment has to pay a hefty fine and I $200 million which I don't know. I mean, given the fact that they raise the rates, maybe maybe that's a drop in the bucket for them. I don't know. It seems pretty big to me. But have you sort of looked into the cost of these kinds of manipulations to normal? Normal folks. The taxpayers certainly well across all of us, and we've done some economic research on the cost to the state economy, and it's our economic growth at the rate of about 1/2 a $1,000,000,000 a year. Because of public corruption convictions that thousands of jobs people are other lights would have had hundreds of businesses, so it has a serious serious cost. One such cost is the fact that we're now staring down the third major income tax hike of the last decade. That is the result of unchecked spending. I talked about money being a huge pillar of Madigan's power he's been able when he became speaker. In 1983 Illinois was one of only a dozen states with a triple A credit rating. We retired for the highest credit rating in the nation, and by 2013 we had the lowest credit rating in history. On that. It's because of this racking up of massive debt specifically pension that And, of course in November. This is very risky for Matt again that he did this because Illinois don't get a statewide vote on very much. But he voted yes to put the progressive income tax like on the ballot, and that, in essence is a vote. On whether to give Madigan the speaker more or less taxing power. It was a very risky move, and it might not pay off because now people are understanding more. What that power means for them. What about the rate hikes Because you know you're about how there were votes in legislature in recent years about raising, raising the rates for the public, the largest public public utility in the state comment And you wonder, would you would you would you need to go back and look at everything that state Legislature did And will that? Will that be done that's connected to comment in order to I don't know I'm going to do them, but certainly they deserve some further scrutiny. Absolutely. And there's renewed scrutiny on the head of the Illinois Commerce Commission, who was recommended by Matt again and that person overseas comments that definitely needs to be looked at speaking of the House rules. I mean, there's a fantastic example of exactly this back in 2014. One of Madigan's closest confidants, Mike McLean, who has also wrapped up in all this use of major lobbyist for comment, and Exelon. He wanted a resolution supporting an excellent position to get a unanimous vote. In a particular committee. It was the House Environment Committee and because of the House rules, giving Matic and more power than any other latest legislate leader in the nation. Excellent was able to identify six Democrats on that committee that would have been hostile to what Maclaine wanted. Madigan was able to swap them out just for that vote..

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07:22 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Anna here on W G. N 2 46 Still get a lot of text about the schools will be talking about it again tomorrow. Love to hear your thoughts on that. I want to get to Sergeant P regular contributor to the show here because something happened to him yesterday. And that I think is really worthy of sharing. Sergeant Pete. I know you were in a car accident. Yesterday afternoon, So I just want to ask you first of all, how are you doing? Okay. Okay. Just left the doctor two minutes ago. Okay, so I get a concussion. Yeah. Slight concussion. They were worried they wouldn't have any bleeding on the brain. But then he said, you have no brains. So there's no pleading, but I'm I'm glad that you're well and well enough to tell jokes like that. I just want I just want to say, you know. Hey, So you're in this car accident. But then what happened next is something that I've already talked to better the better Business bureau about Steve Burnett. I reached out to him last night, because apparently, what happened to you is not an isolated incident, and I think it's something other people should know about. And I think it's just actually horrible. What happened to you? So describe what happened. A tow truck pulls up because your car is I don't know what total does it I don't know what I'm not driving. It's total, but it definitely wasn't driveable. I got peed. I was grabbing and dizzy because they hit my head on the side of the door in my airbag didn't go off. Next thing I know the ambulance is coming. Totoro driver's air there. They say we'll work in tow your car to wherever you want. So I gave him what I wanted it to go. Next thing I know it's being held. In a company called everyone Towing it on Homer Street, 4500 homer and when I called my insurance company they wanted If the company wants $1500 in cash for me to take my car out just to get your car from the toe. Right to get my car from the towing company charged 194 291st strap $190 to lift it out $190 to sweep the streets. Wow, $250 to drive it over to where they so the total I was 1600 but the guy gave me $190 brake. So needless to say, I went there this morning at 8 30 when they opened up and just green bloody murder. And I called the police and I reported what happened. And I gave him a copy of the receipt today gave me and his error. He didn't write mark down what he did. And they released by car for free. But it took, you know, 3.5 hours of stuff. And then finally, when I called the 25th District in a very nice officer named Rodriguez came out and he settled the The problem in about three minutes. Now you're you're an officer. I don't have got special treatment anything but it seems as if this is this is not when did you feel that way? I think because I was a retired cop, Be this policeman was so good at what he did. That he that he adjudicated the situation really well with them pointed out that violated I C C rules violated all these other rules. And, uh And then I found out somebody sent me a campy villa. It's absolutely it's illegal for them to solicit business and an accident. There's a national law on the books, Illinois revised statues. You can't do that. I wasn't aware of that. Or yesterday. I wouldn't. I wasn't even thinking straight. So, yeah, they just they monitor these accidents on police scanners. And they get there before the police before anything. And what really upset me was after everything's sudden done. I'm standing on the street corner 5500 North and Cicero. With nothing. I'm standing in a bunch of weeds. I'll have somebody come and get me my wife had drive out and and pick me up. So if the tow trucks aren't allowed to solicit business at the scene, which is what I did with you, how would you get it? So you have to actually call for one or the spying on photo you call the motor club? You call your insurance company You call whomever you want. But these guys, they arrive on the scene If they get their hooks, you know, I mean, literally. My car was kidnapped and held for ransom. And Steven is not a happy person. Oh, I'm sure I mean, you're really an accident. You're hurt. You have a concussion, and then someone takes your car and fast for 1000 bucks to take. Get back. What was surprising or maybe shouldn't be so surprising to me. Was that when I talked to Steve Berna said, the better business bureau, he says, Oh, yeah, This is a common thing We do hear about this, and he looked at area one telling the one place that you, uh, you had this situation with and said that they have set in recent issue is the most recent complaints with the better Business Bureau and haven't F rating and the Illinois Commerce Commission is because you're reporting it with them, too. But I thought it was interesting to tell people because This isn't your this is not isolated, apparently right away. I mean, within a minute. See, Berna said, you know what this is? I'm sorry It happened to him. But, unfortunately, sadly, this is this happens. Ah, lot. And especially lately, he said, Hold on one second. Sergeant Pete. Alan, Go ahead. You're on w g n u something happens they are doing all right. So I'm down in the city all the time. I do construction and You Khun. These car accident that happened. You can watch the so Chuck's flying 23 at a time because all racing to get there to beat the other to the punch liking it that obviously that hope that car told and get the dollars at the Obviously, they're charging These soldiers are flying 50 60 70 miles an hour on the shoulder of the highway down North Avenue down western Ashland. Oncoming traffic they have Little regard for everyone else on the road. It's out of control. I've actually called the police several times. On them, And then I told them where they were in the car. When I finally pulled up to the car he does social act like they're actually the bleep themselves. Did you know about this other part of it, Allan that there then charging poor folks have just been in an accident 1000 bucks to get their car back. Yeah, I'm fully aware that I got an accident while last year in November And fainting to three toe truck tried to pull up. They all try to hop out and real and deal and tell you that they could get you to explain for 304 100 within the real bill, and at the end like Sergeant They think that you're picking dollars. I'm fully aware of how they operate. So I just ignore them when that happened, and I got in contact with my insurance, and they spent their own tone shot out, but warm, formerly the safety hazard behind it. They end up literally running people off the road to get to these accidents. Now that I had no idea. I mean, it's like it's unbelievable. Thank you, Alan. Thank you for that call I want. I want talk to Sean. Real crazy. Sean. What's up? What do you know? You got something? The paramedic, which you called authority apartment. That happens all the time. They're toe truck drivers are there before we get a accident and they're talking to a patient while we're trying to treat the patient. So they're they're first, though. What? What Alan just told us Israel there. There fly into the scene so quickly that they get there before the paramedics. It's It's pretty amazed. I can't tell you how many times that's happened When you got a poor patient is confused. You've got a concussion like he had. And they can't get.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:56 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Of forest edge located at EDF and Western Avenue comments says it's holding late fees and service disconnections until June first because of the pandemic comment says it realizes that people have been laid off they've had their payroll reduced had been furloughed have been furloughed as well the utility company has also filed with the Illinois commerce commission for a rate decrease that'll be effective next year would save the average residential customer about a dollar per month it would be the third year in a row for a rate decrease the treasury department and IRS are working to fix problems getting Americans their stimulus money Washington post reports many Americans haven't gotten their checks even direct deposit yet because they have not filled out their direct deposit information either they have been using a software like turbo tax or a tax filing service where they've not inputted that information directly to the IRS the iris is eighty million payments have been process though in less than a week less than three weeks now let's get an update on WGN sports and with that here's Dave Benett good morning von Miller of the Denver Broncos the second player in the NFL known to have tested positive for coke at nineteen the former Super Bowl MVP revealed his diagnosis Thursday his agent called Miller the picture of health saying it got him and he's Superman the NFL is going ahead with plans to release its schedule for twenty twenty according to ESPN by made nine to schedule will be out then the league intends to play a course that doesn't mean there will be a season retired bears guard Kyle long thinks it's iffy well right now it's one of those things where we don't know and all we can do is do what we're supposed to do not stay home you know social distancing all that stuff is very good I think it's smart and if we don't know we don't know but we do know that staying home right now is the best that come along with mark Carman is the windy city podcast from fansided bears re sign their longest tenured player Sherrick McManis tool one year deal he's an eleven year veteran out of northwestern Zach Levine B. alley quickly to reach the finals of the NBA's horse challenge where he lost to Mike Connolly of Utah and tonight a replay of northwestern's twenty thirteen Gator bowl with Mississippi state another wildcat rewind here on WG at tonight at seven date added WGN sports your money on WGN we're about twenty minutes away from the opening bell on Wall Street looks like a nice a positive start to the day of trading Dow futures are up six hundred ninety one points right now nearly three percent S. and P. futures up nearly two and a half percent nasdaq futures up of percent and a half global stocks mostly higher as well today bed bath and beyond says he had seen a spike in the number of categories due to the covered nineteen outbreak in the state home orders including a four hundred percent year over year jump in sales of bread makers during the past month and a one hundred percent increase in the number of vacuum cleaners purchased in the past week many Americans eagerly awaiting those stimulus checks of up to twelve hundred dollars but in a few cases the recipients won't be celebrating because they're dead the IRS began distributing those said direct cash payments over the last week or so part of the two trillion dollar cares act stimulus bill one congressman from Kentucky says a friend texted him to say that his father dead since twenty eighteen it just received his twelve hundred dollars in stimulus money this portion of the news sponsored by diversity blood center of Illinois and I'm Steve percentage on Chicago's very own seven twenty at Lexus service isn't just an apartment it's a voice on the other end of the phone a note to say you're on our mind the willingness to come to you the world and how we interact with each other this change.

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WGN Radio

03:20 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Something like that and it was good a judge was winning with Bernie Sanders right behind in the delegates in the delegates right well I think Xander's holding first choice vote right right yeah Bernie said that he won the first count and the second count but mayor Pete says that he won the delegate count so I don't know what I just said well it depends on what your question and obviously if you there to get delegates is what put the they're supposed to be there for our fellow riders and the votes just translate to Delhi it's because it's a caucus who was the last ever Iowa caucus that did not help me because is proportional so let's say you go into a precinct where you know university precinct are all pretty standard due to get twenty seven thousand votes ride but to the precinct is only going to get so many delegates so no matter how much he beats booty judged by there's only so many delegates there wasted votes that right but the twenty seven thousand goes on to the raw vote and that helps Bernie statewide everybody gets sick everybody gets a trophy except for Joe Biden yeah he is he is not to be found what I I did see what the one through five was still was may be he was very poor mayor Pete then Bernie then Elizabeth Warren then show and then Amy ready clothes right and those look like the five that are going to carry the ball the rest of the way is my guess although I don't know Bloomberg's kind of wild card is any glands diner for crab legs the half shell for crab legs there's one other texture wanted to read about those dang train crossings the length of time that some of you wait for the train gates to go up to the trains to clear John ask your guest why a freight train was stopped at the crossing at York road in elm Hurst and adjacent communities for nearly an hour at five PM we were talking a little while ago about how long the trains keep you've stopped in the Chicago land area our guest said that it's not any worse than it used to be but what's changed is that in two thousand eight the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that you can't limit the amount of time the trains can stop at intersections previously if they stayed over ten minutes you could find them the Supreme Court said that that's federal jurisdiction in the state can't do it the federal government hasn't done anything about it and a couple of make complicate things even further some of those trains are from Canada and the Canadian owned and so it's not as simple as I guess if they were Americans the bottom line is nothing is being done about it except this and Dick Durbin was on about this to the F. R. A. the federal rail way association is asking people to go on a website and report where they have been stopped and for how long so if you've got a particularly problematic spot at your town you should at least let them know I mean the guests from Springfield who's with the Illinois commerce commission and he's a rail safety expert an education expert he said if nothing else we need to at least let them know how bad the problem is and then either the law can change I don't know the build bridges that websites on my Facebook page I'm WGN king if.

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"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Train was blocking the intersection the article that I was reading in the daily Herald said that the train the trains the companies that operate the trains are hesitant to rip talk much about how long they block intersections but the federal government is now looking into this and they want you to report on how long these blockages have taken place so that they can do what about it I don't know but it's it's sort of a art of your everyday life if you live in a community with the train and you are trying to get the kids to school and you are sometimes driving really fast because you want to beat that train not like the gates are coming down but what if they start you're good at zoom through there's quick as you can and when they do start to come down sometimes people do make bad decisions not because you don't have two minutes but because you don't have twelve minutes or twenty minutes in some of those cases Caroline you're on WGN how are you good morning good morning and I live in the lake Zurich area and their train tracks all over you can get stuck by a train for five minutes or ten minutes and majority of them are all cargo train and you know I get calls from painters are you know workmen thing we're on our way to just got stuck by train will be there in ten minutes you know that sort of thing but there is one time where and where that I was so far back in traffic is right around rush hour and I it took me about two hours to get home from the grocery store because you're so far back you don't see what's going on you just you know just assume that you know that things all kind of clear up but then finally you know after so long I you know I call my husband and I was like you investigate find out what's going on but then he found out that there is a train that was and that was broken on the tracks and they're working on it so you you don't know how much you know how to kind of get around it he Brian as you like how long is the train on the track you know and I have a baby in the backseat I'm pregnant and it's like good got you know it's just it's then in that situation where you think okay should I leave this spot I'm in waiting for the train to clear but then maybe we as soon as I leave the train will start rolling in all I should have stayed there or should I try and drive around the train go north or south and see if I can cut through but you you don't even know what to do be it be it would be nice if there was an app offers something not made in Iowa that would help you with that amount of time that it is exactly what we're talking about Caroline I just want to read this from Marnie pikes piece in the daily Herald freight trains have grown and length by about twenty five percent since two thousand eight with some trains on some real roads averaging one point two to one point four miles long blocked crossings are an on going problem without a solution according to one person with the Illinois commerce commission and then she writes no laws regulate how long a train can obstruct a crossing and rail roads are tight lipped about the issue will of talk more about this later in the week it's eleven twenty seven this is WGN midday numbers trends in Chicago business ideas and opportunities that bottom line is the waitress with me he knew.

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WGN Radio

05:00 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Reading in this story that because you're about all this why is it the trains now in this last decade have gotten twenty five percent longer and this is an amazing statistic many of them are between one point two and one point four miles long miles long when did that you don't get more in the last year and some of my inspectors affection steam trains and approach no closer to three miles in length other parts we've seen other states we've heard of even longer trying and the use of engines in the middle of the street and power units and trying to maximize model product well it takes across well allow you know maximize their efficiency but yes it does create turns it switches at need points of other railroads how we get the structure is set up to handle it yards and then obviously with all of our process well that's it that's to me the most immediate question would be how are they able to pulling his yards are only so big right so you got a three mile long train yard is not necessary to be able to accommodate that single track right that is something that we saw especially earlier in two thousand and nineteen there are certain operating practices that were changed and we're having concerns and like normal Illinois and that certain other locations south of normal we're the infrastructure wasn't in place and with that we try to work with the railroads to come up with different operating plans instead of having concerns with impacting Illinois State University and all the people of normal and then we've also seen other areas where you switch points I'm trying to make sure switches are lined up with such long train becomes a problem so yeah it is it is a nine billion effort with coordination and trying to trying to minimize yeah what are they willing to deprive her Chris's who were talking to rail safety program administrator Illinois commerce commission because trains it is a story about how just even last couple of years trains gotten so much longer they're taking so much longer to go across crossings they actually can in in their their choke points in Chicago in the southern suburbs in the western suburbs where you could literally shut down not just one but three as many as three different crossings simultaneously and for multiple minutes right I mean it takes you can you give me said never twelve fifteen minutes would seem to me to be a public safety hazard is there any way to get them to get the the the railroads to thank knowledge that the problems the coordination of efforts by the federal our ministration by us with contractors and trying to coordinate the activities are to try and make it more efficient but you know even before longer trains we are a congested area we have historical locations and all of our rail yards and around the city and the airport the justice your value becomes you know a critical nature in two thousand and eight the state of Illinois used to have a loss will choose to train stopped across and we're not talking about moving trains but if they were stopped ten minutes or longer there is the ability to do signs and the law was in place but two thousand eight it was identified as several nutrients and by later on like state Supreme Court there's been other laws across the country other state laws this fall and also so we're at a point where you know H. more coordination effort in trying to lead us to knowledge that there's concern with creating safety hazards or changing people's behavior Ali blotches call two trains we've seen you know people just of a warning the values you have it's own trouble at those in so those are those are my biggest concerns of the biggest concerns of our and some of the scene of the sound merged mission and some of these so his friends are coming through I got run here but there's so many things are coming through our carries a pretty hazardous stuff right and so you definitely don't want that you don't want to is it an abundance of that he was seen tragic result in other parts of the country when there's been a derailment or there's been any kind of other problem with the seven that stuff in and yeah that's going through one of the most populated areas in North America is it going to sell thank you very much Brian Veracruz thank you very much appreciate your time and let's let's the shortness trains showing whatever whatever you can do tell my center I thank you so much have a great day thank you to learn that because tell.

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:36 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"She and other relatives came to the police station and argued with officers about the arrest of the woman's grandson surveillance cameras inside the station and surrounding buildings captured the attack the woman was charged with resisting an officer but that charge was later jot dropped birds junior's been charged with aggravated battery official misconduct he's the son of Dick's more police chief Ronald birch a new report by the Chicago sun times has immigrants rights activists concerned he claims an agreement signed by former Chicago police superintendent Eddie Johnson back in April allows for ice to deputise Chicago police as customs officers activists worry that mean CPD will help ice look for an arrest people in the country illegally but mayor like foot day yesterday devote to the report saying it focuses specifically on homeland security matters it specifically states that they may not participate in immigration enforcement activities and the ordinance of past today makes it abundantly clear city council passed the accountability on communication and transparency ordinance expanding immigration protections and providing additional support to immigrant communities anon really pastor is being blamed for causing an American Airlines flight heading to Chicago to make an unexpected stop thirty said plane left Los Angeles yesterday before man who appeared to be intoxicated began kicking seats men also had a flight attendant and removed his pants forcing the aircraft to land in Albuquerque police then remove the passenger from the plane flight was in Albuquerque for about an hour before continuing on to Chicago Illinois commerce commission is disappointed and exploring all of.

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WGN Radio

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Together there's nothing to hurry that is a that and that that was written about them because it it basically yeah there was a they have a reputation for just going in and taking any car off the street and then also you gotta you gotta go find your car at one of the Lincoln telling lots or the mainly can telling a lot and then you got to pay whatever it is and the guy sitting there in a broken chair with a rottweiler and he's like Hey you know me the money and that's it yeah so they so the it was the only commerce commission right was trying to settle down yeah pretty tough on them it back in September of twenty eighteen they revoked Lincoln towing slice and sat after you know there were a lot of investigations and of some violations about eight hundred or so violations of people complaining of this so they just came got my car and I couldn't get it back in it what they weren't supposed to tow it away so now today the judge in this case is said that the Illinois commerce commission violated fundamental fairness and due process so a has revoked or has a reinstated their license so they can go about the business of towing vehicles so they kind of in a way to get a pass from this twenty sixteen investigation are we going to the U. S. Supreme Court on this one as art is notorious RGB gonna have to weigh in you know like a park parents who knows what's going to happen next who knows we'll have to watch it I think didn't bend to a bunch of stories on this yes he did a string of stories on the we don't care too dangerous for is it's fine don't you doing dangers so there's I know it's access to them still still doing it anyway because you know you're a young mom you got you know try has three kids right yeah whatever he's got he's the kid I I know the boys there may there like a Wednesday you know dad you should really take one of those really dangerous assignment overseas for a long time I was wondering why our news director kept sending him out now we have I will see you on the WGN TV news a four o'clock sounds good sounds good we'll talk to you later Flores to work today right right there thank you and let's check in now with the W. G. and radio news room in two minutes.

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WLS-AM 890

06:45 min | 3 years ago

"illinois commerce commission" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Ninety officially powered by the fine people comment we're gonna start out the segment with calm ever going to mark Hammond Yemen or Hammons Yemen lonely guy tried to charge a goof around hi Daddy because I forgot couldn't grew up Hammons I know okay all right but I think of hammering Deanna you can say that the same way just because the same way just drop right but I had the S. R. took mark camisole so so this text message came in during the first hour of the show mark the microprose context line hi David I like the new time better well thank you for that will be back to read your call this time next week because the line I don't have eleven o'clock I think they I don't know what they're doing next week but we're back at ten o'clock next week for a regular listeners I'm getting offers all the time to switch my power supplier promising better pricing always had commented what is this all about should I consider it or stick with combat this is from Laura out in Pontiac thank you lord for the text sure so you know one of the one of the most powerful things the every customer of comments he has in the in the territory is they have customer choice that allows the customer to choose whatever supplier the they want you know I can be common there could be Joe's power could be Daves power could be anybody's power so while it that sounds good it has created some confusion for our customers on how do I choose how to a select and the best advice that I can give everyone is there do your research on that supplier this is just like how we started the show with the the the top of the show research who's your being solicited by to make sure they they have the right credentials we want to make sure the they're licensed by the Illinois commerce commission of the registered with common road in those just not somebody walking in off the street making sure you know that that they're coming to you with this great deal that's too good to be true which in all of the the the old adage is of it's too good to be true it probably is so just do your research make sure you know who who this company is make sure that they are properly licensed and registered and you should be in good shape if you do all that all right so there you go also that he come it doesn't really the advise which ones are good or not correct we really can't I understand that but basically what they're doing is they're saying I'm gonna lock this rate for you for X. amount of time is incorrect yeah well in Seattle in some cases sure you're you're what those suppliers do is the enter into a supply contracts you know they they buy a block of kilowatt hours and then they try to find customers to use those kilowatt hours so if they blow up if they buy on a contract term they're probably passing that the term down to their customers so the way you can hurt you is after the fact you're you're locked into their higher rate is that right so another words if I give you this term and then in six months from now I've got a new rate for you yeah you so you can go to her for a ride so you you can you can protect yourself against you know price fluctuations or you can hurt yourself if the price drops out yeah and you so I've talked to many of the people from comet and they're like we can't tell you who's good is or is not is how you make that decision all right how do you know you know these consolidators or whatever you want to call them how do you know that calm as offer is is a hundred dollars right and and and ABC is ninety eight and a half and then X. Y. Z. is ninety seven and a quarter how do you how do you and you and you don't comment because come as been the has been there since you were a little baby when you grew up in your you grew up in the common area boys and calm as you see the trucks you see here the ads you know everything's good you know when the when when the lines go down the storms you see the comet trucks out there fixing everything he you you know the name it's it's it's the it's the aircraft carrier had but how do you know about the other two if you're gonna get a good deal and I know you have to be careful because there's disclaimers and everything but what should a consumer do I mean how do you how do you know how does a consumer make that decision I think the bustling to do is to make sure that there are there are licensed with the only comes from okay commerce commission and registered with calm then what they'll they'll does is a consumer with it does is it kind of reassures you that this is not of a fly by night style of company that if they're providing you with legitimate prices and are doing the economic analysis on how much you might be able to save the there's a good chance the sizzle a legitimate concerning so the two steps are checking them that their member of that are licensed with the Illinois commerce commission okay license for the only commerce commission that are registered with calm as a as an alternate so okay so so that's two great tips yeah well they register with you sure yeah all right there they're buying and the power from from from you guys right blocks or no they they buy from around the country really yeah and then just resell it yeah they're going to have to use add lines to get into your house alternately come it is the your wires company all right well we we do provide the the power were provider of last resort you can still buy of from common but you know we encourage competition and in all of the code take a look at your supplier choices all right let's take a quick break here let's hit the brake let's talk on energy efficiency coming back out of the break for their call them all we got I also from our tour to call in good buddy of mine since I was good luck for the line I eating crap by the badger last weekend I thought I will use you can go to those games but not the hawks football games are going to go to college there's an all or some time and and so much of my energy can only be directed towards two teams Chicago Bears in the Chicago Blackhawks I'm done three one two five nine one eighty nine hundred that's microprose called Texan you listen on street on Chicago officially Papa find people come every every single here right back I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's heart attack thanks he's okay now but it really got me thinking about my family you know good my wife still pay our mortgage if I had a heart problem okay my kids to go to college that is really scary yeah you should call my life insurance agent health IQ when I got life insurance for my family last year they saved me forty one percent versus any other company I.