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"jim edgar" Discussed on WCPT 820
"The one candidate who is leaving office, Jesse White was the most popular candidate on the ballot in Illinois elections for the last five major election cycles. One easily by wide margins. And there is a big roster of Democrats on the bench who are young, ambitious and hungry, who want to replace him? And that primary is already in, you know, but the throes of, uh, regular primary season even with 10 months ago before that election, Republicans, by contrast, have just three Candidates running for governor. None of them have one really contested elections before Darren Bailey is the one who state senator who was a state representative who really became popular by just opposing Every coronavirus restriction that he could from wearing a mask in his own workplace with his colleagues on the floor, sort of staging this PR stunt getting kicked off the floor to rallying outside the statehouse with angry supporters of his saying that we don't want to close businesses back in April and May 2022 filing lawsuits in court opposing and losing. A court case after court case challenging the governor's coronavirus restrictions. Now the next battleground is the school classroom, and he's opposing mask mandates, uh, from the state down, so he's really kind of made his claim to fame on this coronavirus this pandemic and I think the politics of that Are somewhat shortsighted because you know when, when the pandemic ultimately subsides, what issues do you have left? Then the rest of the public is going to have to figure out what you believe on the rest of politics, and his positions haven't been vetted. Through a contested election, even down state, let alone statewide. Well, shortsighted for that reason, But it sounds like you know, he's taking the playbook from Florida and trying to bring it up to Illinois in Illinois is a different state. I mean, I just don't think that That is he telling also farmers to take. I've remarked in the horse tranquilizer to cure Covid, like others are Don't know that he's gone that far. But one example is that he has used his position in the House when he was a representative to file legislation that would more or less question the necessity of other vaccines for like measles, mumps and rubella or question how they're made, and like this is the position that he has taken so I would say this is probably more radical than you know. Governor de Santas who kind of just based on individual liberty is actually questioning the efficacy of science, which is different. Okay, That's him and the other three candidates. Are they in the same family? Well, so yes And no. We know a little bit less about businessman Gary Robin, who has run by many accounts of pretty successful asphalt and paving company, but has also questioned whether masks or vaccines work and both. Grapevine and Bailey have publicly said to Republican voters. They're not vaccinated. You have a different lane, though. Um And I would say there is there was a large number of maybe the reasonable Republicans who are just kind of growing more and more frustrated that these few radicals are dominating the public media space. There are only ones out there kind of putting messages out there. Mark Illinois has in my lifetime. The Republicans in Illinois have been Not like The flamethrowers you've seen in other states. I mean, Jim Edgar, you can disagree with among policy, but you know, he was he He was a reasonable man. Right? Uh, well, and he knew that you couldn't just chop the third largest city in America completely off of your base. Right? So in any votes there who's Who is the whose is the Republican Party right now? Is it the party of you know of Jim Edgar Genie Ives? I mean, what? What is this party? They're trying to figure that out the the party themselves. I think that the ones who have won statewide elections the the rounder Camp the Mark Kirk camp, The ones who have actually won in recent history still want to resemble some of that reasonable approach, but they also look across To the farther right wing of their party, and they see this intense energy. They see this anger. They see this, You know, unified group of voters marching to the beat of the same drug, usually the Trump Wing. And they know for the same reason they can't afford to lose votes. Reasonable voters in the suburbs and such. They also can't afford to lose their own base or they'll get primary. Right. So a lot of a lot of these candidates like Rodney Davis, for example, find themselves walking this tightrope between saying I want to be bipartisan. I want to go to Capitol Hill and be bipartisan. But they also want to throw some of that red meat to the base when they can when they think they can play politics a little. Or they can get some headlines for kind of, you know, meddling in that space a little. They do because they want to keep their base in their corner. Otherwise, they say, they just don't see a political future, right? Well, the consequences of a mad Oh, yeah, I can say that you can't But the consequences of a mad angry base are devastating for a party that wants to be a national party. Hey, Mark, we're out of time. And I have a list of like 18 other things to talk about We can we reschedule. Will you come back someday? We'll do it again sometime calling time. I love that. Thank you so much for your time. All right. Enjoy your Monday night. Yep. We're gonna take a brief break and we'll be back with David Manilow to talk food. 7737639278, Jonah Sposito live local and progressive with you on the go by using the tune in app on your phone..
"jim edgar" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Chicago. We're going back to the days of Governor Jim Edgar and Mayor Richard M. Daley. Probably before I don't know, but it seems more serious now than ever. And yet it seems maybe more difficult now than whatever was that there were four companies sort of participating. A couple of withdrawn a third is considering it. The Tribune article today Sometimes I should say Did not hear from the fourth. But what is it about Chicago? That's making this so hard. Alan Wenske is the president of Gaming USA, and he joins us now, Alan, welcome. Hi. How are you? What's the deal? Why can't we get a casino going? Well, two reasons. First of all, UM, Illinois in terms of the casinos have it's really been in a downward spiral now for Probably more than a decade. So it's kind of in this environment coming off of what just occurred the last year with Covid. The bigger companies just probably don't have the appetite to spend a billion dollars in a market like this. It's not to say that somebody's not going to come up, but I have a feeling they're going to ask for a lot more than, uh, perhaps the mayor is willing to give right now. The city wants a billion dollar project. Well, all in. That's probably what it's going to cost. And you know, the tax rate is not. I mean, obviously, the tax rate has gone down since the initial commentary on this, but you're still talking of around 40%. 40% in a city casino, which you know, it really does have a lot of competition. You can't you think about it. Chicago has has a ton of hotel rooms, probably too many hotel rooms. They have conventions. They have all the things that an integrated resort would need to actually get a good return with, so they have competition. From all around Chicago. Alan White Ski is the president of Gaming USA. But come on, I thought the casinos I thought they could just print money. I thought this was a sort of a no brainer. You put it there and they will come and lose. Well, that was the old logic and and it was true would probably in the early nineties. The problem is there's too much competition. Now. You think about it in in the state of Illinois. There's one casino that's doing well and that's the rivers so they have competition. From casinos in Indiana. Now, think about putting a casino in Chicago, not to mention the other ones that are currently in the works. Now, think about that. So now the one casino that's doing well. Only one in the entire state of Illinois is doing well. Now you're going to put a casino there that's going to compete with them. Plus, they still have the competition from Indiana. The market is not growing. It's not like you put a casino in there because we're going to have this big surge in business. It's not going to add to the market. It's just going to take from somewhere else. Well, it seems to me and, uh I absolutely do not know what I'm talking about, but that the casino in Chicago City proper, you know, downtown, easily accessible area, but we don't know that where it would be if downtown but that would be a tourist destination, whereas the other casinos aren't I mean, maybe Rivers does well because it's in an entertainment can see, uh, area in Rosemont. Anything to that? Well, unfortunately, if you look back casinos in big cities don't do as well as the casinos on the outskirts. Harris, New Orleans went bankrupt twice. And again, it's It's in a great location, you know, right right in New Orleans on Bourbon Street, But the problem is, there's too much competition for them in terms of other any other forms of entertainment. The casinos that opened in, um In Cincinnati and Cleveland in in Ohio didn't do well right off the bat. It took him a few years until they started ramping up. You know, I can probably go on. There's really not one Big City casino that I can tell. You met that that met their targets. Well, who's betting in at the river's then in out in Rosemont, who goes there? Well, you have a very big feeder market. And again, you know, it's not It's not. It's easier when you really think about it. It's probably easier to get there than it is to downtown Chicago. If you want to drive out there for an hour or two of gambling, Salin Wolinski, the president of Gaming USA, So are we talking about a bad idea here? Is this just a bad idea. Well, you know, in the gambling world, you could say that there's really never a bad idea because there's always somebody who thinks they can. They can pull it off and again. There are times that you know the majority will look at something and say This isn't going to work and right off the bat. I think of Las Vegas Sands in the Venetian in Las Vegas when everybody said that it was never going to work. Why would you expect people to be on the strip with the convention center Well, became one of the most successful casinos in Las Vegas. So it's really a question of the structure. You know, they re worked at once already, knowing that they wouldn't get a lot of bidders the other way. It seems to me that they may have to go back to the drawing board. If they truly want to get a bidding war going And offer more or offer something that gets incentives. So these guys, you'll get people interested. You know, I still look at somebody like Churchill Downs or Rust Street. You know the partners in the rivers and think they have the best. Spot here to go in there because they have the synergies with the two properties. To me. That would be my choice there. But there's always somebody in this business that comes to the table and thinks, you know, let me see what I can do here. And you know, I'm expecting there to be somebody, but you know again, a lot depends on what happens now with you know, the Delta variant and You know what happens in the fall with casinos and hotels? Yeah, they're talking about. I think they wanted August. 23rd deadline for response is the city did? Um, I could go soon to guaranteed rate field or soldier field and Place a bet there, too. That's coming in Illinois. I believe pretty soon. That's gotta hurt, too. You know, sports spending is a little different than, uh, you know, and also racetrack casinos. These are all you know what they've been talking about now in in in Illinois. You know is kind of like, you know, when you when you look at it, and later you playing Are you playing a slot machine back there? Is that with that noise that was actually a fallen. Okay. Some people are trying to call because you'd have to share. But I mean that the problem is you see, Illinois has too many. I guess you call it gaming positions. And that's between The Vogts, the casinos, sports betting outlets. Um, now you're going to be adding the race tracks into the mix, and now you've got besides the Chicago casinos, new casinos that are going to be licensed So when you when you look at that you say to yourself how much of a pie can be broken up? You know, Because you're you're getting gambling dollars moving around the entire state. Now, I don't think it's a surprise to anybody who's really studied the market that the Vogts have rebounded a lot quicker than the casinos. Alan. What? What? What are the GTs video gaming terminals there in the in the restaurant, and, uh, They're not in Chicago there on the outskirts of Chicago. They're all around. There's actually I mean the amount of machines in Illinois or just, you know, I think Las Vegas is the only in Nevada is the only other state that has more of these things. And I mean, you know, most of these places only have a few machines. But I've always gone by one thing, and that is a gambler will go to the closest machine, not the one in the most expensive casino. Allen Weinstein, the president of Gaming USA, So okay, real quick a year from now, will we know Well, we have a casino in the works Well, I can't guarantee it's going to be in the form that they're talking about. I think there's going to be something going on. But I You know the problem also his lead time just because somebody comes to the table and in August at the end of August. In places something it doesn't mean that it's going to be smooth selling. I mean, there's Japan started. You know, three years ago that they were going to have casinos and they're no closer to naming the winner now and you know they they thought, you know, South Korea has a casino that you know they thought was going to open in 2019..
"jim edgar" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"For this one to write the little elf from los angeles came to visit us yet again. Yeah the little of could so. This is about the first department store claus. And we need to caveat this in a big way because Eighteen ninety is when colonel. Jim james colonel. Jim edgar a brockton massachusetts claims and people look at him as the first department store. Santa claus And we were emailing back and forth. because macy's they say goes back to eighteen sixty something. Yeah there's apparently there was another one called i think. J w parkinson's from philadelphia who hired somebody to address saying climbed the roof Even before macy's but was the first to actually have a santa in their store There's postcards from the eighteen seventies that clearly show this that that macy's was the first and yet you can go all over the internet and you search the first department store santa. You're gonna come back with james edgar people even mentioned this in the same article that yeah macy's head at first but this guy's the i just you know let's go back and fight over it if you want to. Yeah i think what you found and what we're going to agree on is that it said he was the first known what was the exact wording quantity but known individual known entity. I think is how they put it in the the weirdest possible way. Yeah the only thing we could figure was. Is that james colonel. Jim edgar was the first person to say. Hey i'm santa claus in this town and my name's colonel jim edgar and everyone knows. It's me this doing this thing. And he became known as the guy. Whereas i guess macy's just add nameless santa claus. So maybe that's the difference. That's that's that's all. I can figure out but let's put all that nitpicky stuff aside. Okay but i think it's important that we said and i'm glad your man. I'm glad you brought it up. But the thing is. Is i think a lot of the reason why people are really willing to go out back and fight you over jim. Edgar being the the first santa claus because this guy's character was as close to santa's probably ever any any santa's helper whoever put on the suit and worked at a department store over the holiday season. Ever has yeah. He seemed like a really good guy and their stories that abound about the good things that have happened With colonel jim and in his wake and one that happened in his wake was About thirty years after he started doing. Santa i guess he was gone at this point but brockton mass was a shoe making town. It was very famous for making shoes. But by the nineteen twenties and thirties. It had fallen upon hard times and there was a truant officer that found out that hundreds of kids were not even going to school because they didn't have new shoes or means to repair their shoes. And so that true. And officer's name was charles brooks Explain this to william right The president of edgar's department store and he said what should i do. What should i do any said you. You know what you do. You do what james edgar would've done and the guy says what in the other guy goes. Do i have to spell for you. Every tuesday ahead to explain everything i say and the the other guy the offers please just one more time i have to know. What would james edgar do and he said. Well here off macy's and yeah So what he said was that the james edgar would fix the shoes and that he would use his company. And so that's exactly what the president of this of james edgar's Department store did they Removed the third floor of the department store from use. But i think a three thousand dollar shoe repairing machine hired six cobblers in the town and started repairing children's shoes for free mazing You found another little piece about james edgar and what kind of guy. He was to right Do you need to talk about it. Because i will. That'd be great so he. This is why i said he. He had the character of sand lake. He would dress up as a clown that kind of stuff. Like an wander around. Finally one day he decided to dress up like a like a santa but he loved children Like genuinely loved the kids. And i read chuck that when he died In the local school let out for lunch. All the kids went down to his funeral. The pay their respects like hundreds of children in town and that was because he did things like he was well known to take care of his His staff is employees. He made them shareholders in the business. he lived on a second floor walkup apartment even though he's very wealthy man Because he wanted to have more money to share with his employees optical he would close early four nights a week so that his employees could go spend more time with their families and had a really great quote. That i think sums up pretty well. I've made a barrel of money. And i've spent it as freely as i've made it. Thousands of it goes back to the people from whom i made it for. I fully believe in that kind of in exchange and he seems to be the kind of guy who really literally put his money. Where his mouth is he. Would he would take his money. Put it in his mouth me. Kirker warner goodwin. Thank you so. The the whole reason people say jamaica was the first department store saying because he did this thing in eighteen ninety and kids from all over the northeast and In very short order starting the next year department stores all over the place suddenly had mall santas are department store santas which is so a lot of people point to jim. Edgar's influences the reason. Why i love it so hats off to you. Colonel jim we salute you sir. Yes.
"jim edgar" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Two into their horses, so it builds up the field size. You have a lot larger field and provides a lot more value for the racist. So only a winner, too, on a card of a nine race cards enough to have a profitable day. Uh, when I yell, Jimmy, I've have all of a sudden people come up to me, telling me they love the ads Couple. My own mother said I like when you yell, Jimmy. Do you hear the same stuff? Or is it just me? They're coming up to Jim. All right, Let me tell you this, Michael. We don't have any fans in the stands right now at Hawthorne, so we only have employees and it's only a handful of employees. There is at least half a dozen that referred to me in that manner now male and female, So it's so much fun. I absolutely love it because I know exactly where it's coming from all my brother. My brother lives in South Carolina. So you listen to the ESPN 1000 appetit listened to the odd Kmart. And you can't miss it, folks. It's you know, it's great, especially for women, and I pick up the phone. I had the other day I go, Danny. It's Mikey goes, Jimmy. People try to spell it out on social media. You're gonna name the bell. Maybe get a name tag that spelled J I m m m m m m m y people on social media going. I'm telling you people on Twitter get a kick out of you All right, Jimmy. So what do we like for the weekend? Give us some winners. All right, So one race it hotter and then we're gonna go out of town for a couple of races will started. Hawthorne Race Number three. This is the Jim Edgar Illinois Futurity. So that's our last stakes race of the season. Look to the two horse. Richie's got game, but this horse to win in place the horses. The technical speed should be able to write up close to the pace, but I liked Richie's Guy came to get the job done and race three at Hawthorne on Saturday. Then we're going down south Gulfstream Park is in their championship meet. We got two races on the turf race. Eight. Look to the five horse lady lawyer, but this one to win in places. Well, Chad Brown's one of the best trainers in the country. This is the horse that showed speed last out should take him all the way around on the front end and then in race, 10 At the time, Halliday spelled just like Roy Halladay, Luis Aya's riding for trainer Todd Pletcher, but this horse across the board This is a horse that race in the Breederscup Mile in its last start out much easier field here, and Halliday should be very tough. All right. So one race tomorrow at Hawthorne. That's the third race. We're gonna bet the two horse to win in place and then two races down at Gulfstream, the eighth race the five horse to win in place. The 10th race that 10 horse across the board, right? That's right. We've got to build up the bankroll. We got playoffs coming up, boys better there right around the corner. So let's do it, Jimmy. Thanks, buddy. We'll talk to next weekend. All right, guys have a good weekend. There is Jim Miller at Hawthorne's. You gotta wonder if Richie after my my guy going Oh, I was sick. It's been a rough year, man. But man I was in the service. I came home on leave just to see the White Sox play with melting and Alan and you know they had decent teams, but not real good teams. And I've never seen And this is concludes Frank Thomas. I never seen a White Sox player have a year like Richie Allen had in 1972 ever. M V P year They unbelievable carried the team by himself with in Belton billion him and some good pitching in and just a great great ballplayer and should have been all fame a long time ago, and now you hit it on the head, Mike. I mean, he never got even 20% and that's a shame. And the racism, No doubt in my mind. Maybe I think if he had maybe you're right, Mike. Maybe if you and if he had played in a more modern era, I think when with the way wasn't a racist It was it was the writer's building, right? Yeah, I know. Yeah, absolutely. And I think just from a statistical standpoint, people would have respected him so much more if he played in a more modern era. We have to wear a batting helmet in Philadelphia. The be the first player ever answer space because they threw stuff at him at home. I mean, the guy was a jugar not and yet he would get together, get himself together and play like he had a lot of hurting him. He really, really did. I've read so many accounts of Dick Allen, who was known as Richie at the time. And you know what? When you're a rebel folks Trust me on this. And you and you rebel against authority because authorities miss using you. Yeah. If you're not getting Hall of fame boats, it's against your instincts as a rebel to cry about it, okay, but but nobody helped them. Nobody and somebody should have spoke up. It's a shame, and I put the picture on Social on my Social Media Council earlier in the week. I don't know that there's a better sports illustrated cover. Then the one of Dick Allen in the dugout, juggling the baseballs. How would with a cigarette in his mouth? Would you like to have been me in my twenties and it's delivered to my house and I opened it up with the brown wrapper around and he's got a cigarette dangling out of his mouth. From their on and that's it right. You guys loved it. I mean, it's amazing. I mean, they talk about colorful players. And here I'll give you another one. You know Sammy Sosa war long sleeve shirts. You know why folks you want to hide his arms? Because we, Norma's 180 pounded when he played for the White Sox. Richie Allen, I defy any of you. Find a picture where he isn't wearing long sleeves, even in 100 degree weather because he was embarrassed not because the stairs his arms were so built and so huge. He was embarrassed by him, and he covered them up. That's crazy. Yeah. All right, Mike. At that time in the show, let's get to our best plays. You have bins. I know it. Did. It flew that you've been gone five hours tonight. You have been so good lately. Let's try to roll it through this weekend. What do we like for the NFL in college weekend? All right. I'm gonna start off 1st 1st of all. Ladies and gentlemen, Don't forget we got Philadelphia plus seven. The oddest couple now. Arizona minus 2.5 over the New York Giants. Everybody's falling in love with the New York Giants. I understand. I don't know if Jones is gone. I mean, if Danny's gonna be back, I don't know if Colt McCoy's I don't know whose quarterback in that team. All I know is we're hearing Murray's hurt. We're here in this. We're hearing that yet, aren't they? You New York? Ladies and gentlemen, the Red Hat, New York Giants. Giving the struggling Arizona Cardinals. Oh, wait. Hold on. No, it's Marissa, Arizona, minus 2.5. How puzzling is that? Not to me? Arizona mightiest doing it. Alright, Cardinals minus the 2.5. I'll give you another 2.5 Point line here. You're gonna get this 2.5 3. You might be seeing it. I'll take another road team to the Colts at Vegas. Look, I know that in these a little bit of Jekyll and Hyde here but in these 13 or four with winds At Tennessee at Houston and against the Green Bay Packers, and it's a familiar full for Philip Rivers. Look, he's 18 and 10 all time against the Raiders. Colds don't run the ball that well, but they commit to it, and the Raiders have struggled to stop it. So I will go ahead and say that the better team is the cold Vegas should've lost last weekend. Quite frankly, I'll leave the 2.5 with the Colts. Greg Williams. See you later. Looking at the box it? Yeah, you know, Um okay. That's a good pick. Two baby at Talked about Tampa Bay, Minnesota. This is called Pappy's Revenge because of what the Minnesota's done to buy partner over the past month. Okay,.
"jim edgar" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Questions on Capitol Hill for Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett, each member of the Senate Judiciary Committee getting a half hour to grill, the federal appeals judge. Judge Baird presented her approach to the law's conservative and fair haired invoked her mentor, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, but declined to answer whether she agreed with Scalia that Roe vs Wade was wrongly decided. She did say, quote. If I'm confirmed, you would not be getting justice Scalia you would be getting Justice Barritt committee vote on her nomination is expected next week. Joe Biden says he's not a fan of the idea of adding seats to the Supreme Court. His answer to a Cincinnati TV station came after weeks of avoiding questions about the proposal that's been pushed by progressives. Biden argued that the focus should remain on President Trump and to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg seat before the election. Biden has expressed opposition to the idea of expanding the Supreme Court before, but in recent weeks he's dodged multiple questions from the media about the proposal. Biden had said he would answer the question after the November 3rd election. The FBI says anti government paramilitary groups and a plot against Michigan governor Michigan's governor discussing actually kidnapping Virginia's governor as well. The five men accused or in federal court today for hearing on whether they should be detained before trial. The FBI says the men were reportedly trying to retaliate against Wittmer due to her uncontrolled power amid the pandemic. They say Four of the men had planned to meet last week to pay for explosives and exchange a tactical gear. A new poll finds at the Corona virus pandemic has thrust many Americans into the role of caring for an older or disabled. Love won For the first time. Associated Press Snork Center for the Public Affairs Research, Paul finds its 17% of Americans say they are providing ongoing caregiving. The fight over the graduated income tax continues in Illinois as voters head to the polls. We get more from Bill Cameron. Republicans don't think it's such a good idea to give ruling Democrats another $3.5 billion to spend. But even the highly regarded former Republican governor Jim Edgar recently reminded us of this reality about the graduated tax referendum..
"jim edgar" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Imagine anybody doing but the comment was about the broader government. And from March when little was known about the virus, the nation's top infectious disease experts, saying he has never publicly endorsed a candidate, telling ABC News. Those comments were taken out of context and used without his permission. Aaron, Illinois, a big referendum on the ballot November 3rd, asking whether Illinois should change the way a taxes Income Bill Cameron says. Both sides are trying to convince you to vote their way. Republicans don't think it's such a good idea to give ruling Democrats another $3.5 billion to spend. But even the highly regarded former Republican governor Jim Edgar, recently reminded us of this reality about the graduated tax referendum. What worries me. It doesn't pass. Then that's gonna be a huge additional hole in the budget. And I, you know short of the federal government using their printing press. I don't know what state and local governments around the country to do. And if you make even a bigger financial home if you don't do that, then I think you're gonna have to raise the income tax, which A lot more people have to pay, and the Democrats say it would have to be raised 20%. Bill Cameron 8 90. Don't listen. Another violent weekend in Chicago 53 people shot five of them were killed. Scary moments at O'Hare Airport today. United Flight 3 49. We had just left O'Hare for Dulles in Washington. It had to make an emergency landing because hail cracks the plane's windshield in several places. ABC seven says the plane landed safely. All of the passengers were put on another plane. To Washington Dulles Airport. The late Senator John McCain's mother died today. Roberta McCain was 108 years old. Sad news today for White Sox manager Rick Renteria. The socks have fired him, according to our Nick Gail, apparently four years was enough as general manager. Ricana announced today that Renteria Is out on saying in a conference call with reporters that this was not an easy decision for any of the parties involved. After four seasons managing the Sox, Renteria had a 232 36 309 record. Last year, the socks made their first playoff appearance since 2008. After they finished 35 25 John? Yes. Good afternoon to you, sir. How are you? Did you hear that? Don Cooper also got the X Coop after 30. Plus years of the long time he was was he was he was Billy Pierce is Ah, pitching coach. That's how long he's been with white socks. Wow. I mean, you know, head managers and manager skippers Come and go. You know that happens. But don Cooper. I mean, he was the South side. Yeah. So I just doing a complete overhaul Talents. A team, though maybe that it is very talented team and I thought rectory was a guy to bring them along, But I don't quite get it myself. But we could talk more. Rick on. There was a lot of things that, he said today. I pulled most of that audio, so we'll we'll explore a time per minute. At some point. Do you remember when the Cubs hired Renteria and then assume it's Joe Maddon became available? They said, you know? Ah. Rick. Terrific job. You're the man up until we got Joe Man now you out. It's like when the cheerleader accept your invitation to go to the prom, and then the high school quarterback asks, And then she's a Hey, You know what? I don't think I'm not going to go with you, John. Don't blame me because I was my high school quarterback. Really? I know I can. I can hear the hurt in your voice because I was the nerd who's who the girl told said no, you know. Whereas I lost out girls to guys like you. Not that not that you're bitter about that. No. And now you're killing me on the golf course Because you've become better than me. There's a rich vein to be tapped there for Dr Freud. At some point, I guess so. Wools news time. 5 10 Wools News is sponsored in part by cars for kids.
"jim edgar" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Were very proud of the job we did. Trump met with a group of released hostages at the White House during the Republican National Convention last night. Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is the latest Republican to endorse Joe Biden and blast Trump. I was a Republican long before the president ever called himself one and I'll be a Republican long after identifying this, such is no longer useful to him. That list of former Republicans who are now supporting Biden includes Governor Jim Edgar, here in Illinois. Marco is getting weaker. Lori is getting stronger once tropical Storm Laura is now a hurricane after Tropical Storm Marco was downgraded to a tropical depression last night, Mayor Lightfoot is unveiling her 2021 budget forecast next week. Administration is already revealed that the budget could include a $1 billion shortfall. Let's get an update on W G N sports With David After a day off, the White Sox are back at it tonight. They conclude the first half of their 60 games scheduled hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates will have it for you at 6 35 tonight. W GM Cubs hit a milestone last night. As they reached the 11,000 victory Market franchise history a 93 win in Detroit. They trail only the Giants in baseball. They say that we were talking about that Last night is a trivia question. I would have guessed the Yankees. I would've guessed the Dodgers. I woulda guessed a lot of teams before. I guess the Giants winning his team in baseball giants the winning his team. Right behind the Cubs are the, uh, Cardinals know the Dodgers? Yes, thank you. Bears brought back ticker. Cairo. Santos also added wide receiver Alex Wesley while releasing receiver Trevor Davis putting tight end dairy in Clark on I R. David it w G N sport now the forecast from the permissible Weather center some showers and thunderstorms around this morning, but then sunshine hot and humid today high near 94. Mostly clear and human tonight, Low 73 sunshine, very hot and humid. Tomorrow high near 97. It's 79 now in O'Hare 80 at midway, and it's 77 along the lakefront. Your money on. W G N stocks air drifting this morning off of their record highs in early trading on Wall Street, the Dow is down 137 points, the NASDAQ and S and P slightly lower Treasury yields are up. Sales of new homes jumped again in July. Rising 13.9% is the housing market continues to gain traction following the spring downturn caused by the pandemic much of the country in April, March and April. Stayed away from home buying because of Corona virus fears, and I'm Steve Christianity on Chicago's very own 7 20 w G N.
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"A heat advisory in place for tomorrow, already highs in the low to mid nineties a slight chance of rain, but the heat indices could hit 106 hot day ahead for Sunday as well. It's 84 right now at O'Hare and Midway, 81 at Chicago's lakefront Tom Ed and Federal prosecutors have come to an agreement on a major lobbying investigation that involves House Speaker Madigan Madigan isn't charged on the investigation continues. We're expecting prosecutors to outline the agreement into coming minutes here you can hear live on 7 20 WG and When it happens, Chicago Public schools have announced plans to return to school in the fall. It's a hybrid model, many students going to school buildings two days a week, learning from home two days a week and then attending a virtual class for one day a week, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she's being treated for a recurrence of cancer. She says she plans to remain on the court, she says. Her body is responding well to chemotherapy, Your money on W. G and the Dow is down 38 points so far today, the NASDAQ up 14 and the S and P 500 up six against standing by for a news conference from federal prosecutors in this investigation involving Commonwealth Edison and lobbying and also implicating in many ways. House Speaker Madigan. We will bring that to you Live. I'm Steve Bertrand on Chicago's very own. 7 20 W g. N Welcome back, everybody. This is the least playing city and for John Williams today on the Wintrust business lunch, we're waiting for a press conference to start our supposedly it's going to start regarding Com Ed and potentially speaker of the House, Michael Madigan. We don't know yet for sure, but that is expected to start in a few minutes. And when it does, we will go to that live for you. Yeah, I'm looking at a picture of it, and I don't see anyone sort of mulling around the podium just yet, so it could be a minute or two. Before we do it. They're actually holding this news conference outside that. I believe the Dirkson federal building to allow for more reporters and Social distancing, and all of that lot of people are distancing themselves from comment today. And from some lobbyist to Steve. You know, maybe you can share a little bit about this. I was trying to think if there has ever been a time where Mike Matt again has been the target of this kind of an investigation. This is the most serious. I can recall it since he's been the speaker and it's It's been a long time coming and I You know what? I want to be careful. Not to necessarily use the word target. I don't know. The federal prosecutors have used the word target when it comes to Madigan. It's certainly clear they're looking around him, and the implication is that they would be looking at him. But right now they're they're saying that comment involved. Lobbying fees to his allies, and that he was aware of at least some of them. He's not charged today, but the investigation continues. It'll be interesting to see what they have. I know that one of the questions in lorry Lightfoot's prior ER press conference was about the com ed case and about whether the city would be cutting ties with comment or if that was It seems like that's a little premature, right? It is, but they have been pretty tough on comment all along that the mayor has when it comes to living up to agreements and things such as that, so they'll certainly use that for leverage. When they come in. I think, she said. They're going to come in on July 30th. The whole thing is, I guess not terribly surprising, given our state's reputation that there would be some something untoward going on. But it does seem like this is a very deep and long investigation. Did they say several years that this had been in the works? I wouldn't be surprised. I mean, this is a big one. This is I mean, just look not only involves The speaker of the House, at least tangentially. It involves the biggest. I would imagine utility contractor in the state and it just it really will. Sort of peel back the curtain when it comes to some of the corruption in the lobbying, and the way votes are taken, and contracts are made in things like that. I mean, this has been Big one when it comes to the state. There's also a big one coming for city politician you know, at Berck, Danny's Elise and others have been involved there, but yeah, this is in in my 10 year here. You know this? This has the potential to be perhaps one of the biggest investigations of political corruption. I mean, I suppose we've got the gun We've got the governor's, but, you know, maybe since Jim Edgar, I don't think there's been a governor that's had the power of Michael Madigan. Michael Madigan is certainly the most powerful politician in the state. I would think I think that you could make an argument for that. I don't know anyone who would argue against me. Governor Pritzker certainly is powerful, but Now when it comes to someone whose word is followed, and who's got his fingers in just about everything. It's Michael Madigan. Well, the longevity of his tenure. His tenure right is really allows him to Do a lot of favors and have a lot of favors done for him. And and that seems to be the way the political world is working. I think when they it'll be interesting to see what they've uncovered here and and whether it does go all the way to the top or not. Yeah, again. Wait, Don't I can't say it enough. There are no charges being filed right now against Michael Madigan here. He was named in the information. I think as.
"jim edgar" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Hey can this guy gets by big moments if you look at the reputation of Kirk cousins and Jim Edgar Oppel are both very talented both have very similar numbers but the reputation states that her cousin strengthen the big moment Jimmy gets bigger in the big moment so AT and it's not like I know he's never played in these games the guy's got two rings is the most experienced inexperienced quarterback in the history of the NFL so he's been around this he's been in this all the games he's played the last seven weeks of all been bananas in huge huge game they've been playoff games yeah because if you lose them your play last week in your in Minnesota's position I mean right right in their battle tested they are they're the most battle tested team with very little playoff experience you're gonna find may have played a brutal second have schedule and they found a way to navigate it navigate wealth all the way to the one seed cyber I've I've when I look at that schedule being the year thought home man they their bank some winds early or the end of the year K. I made sure dead I was a yeah for Bassem winds up salute yeah yeah no doubt so I don't know I mean I guess the only that you know the nurse come up on two fronts it's like yes it's the playoffs on the back of your mind you you you if you don't when you go home and the other word that keeps popping into my mind is is supposed in other words the forty Niners are supposed to win Vikings aren't supposed to win so that that that price changes the dynamic a little bit when you're at home and everything that's happened this year yeah all that was going to be real disappointed if it I mean if you go to the NFC title game if you go to the Superbowl you lose like that's tough but my gosh that you walk away because I was good season if they do all this get the one season only play one game if people are gonna be disappointed sleeve the losing a home divisional round playoff game to the Kansas City Chiefs franchise through that it let let that be you know the the province of home and that's what they do you don't really think they have a chance of that this year there you know I'm I'm not talking about you know that nobody can look the chiefs have been real good about going thirteen ahead three short Luzon two thousand people are kind Alex Smith okay that's what she's fans that's why they wanted to move on from them roshi got abit of tonight's all while the voice of the Vikings who for me has just a name that it's hard to it's hard to have but but Paul Allen the other Paul Allen the voice the Vikings here come on Jennifer the chair is going to is going to hop on as well good stuff right before too crews always from a ma'am sounds good man thanks dollars invoice to Tim we gotta get out of here but we would like to thank this is my favorite part of the ship David Lombardi a fired up Super Bowl champion Eric Davis a fired up close so fired up and my god I've never been so proud of anybody take it away dirt.
"jim edgar" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"I got not going forward with chance of you thinking I mean I saw that day my so they're on a different wavelength or doing things that I don't know how do you defend him you don't isn't he a did he actually pass I I saw some stat where he was going to become like great that's a third quarter back before they ever back in history to get eighty are you driving the youngest MVP ever so who else who else is in line for that Jim Edgar Apolo no he's the only one well I I I you know maybe I don't know but Tom Brady no way no Rogers no no well that's it just give it to him right and not to the bangles or face for the next ten years right what will and then Pittsburgh what's Fitchburg three eighteen and three the last one we got to you got them team right up by seventy one there well you never know they make it better make your mate about the Superbowl this year they're still Cleveland that's another edition at that says it all breaks in the MLS in Europe if you don't do well you go down then you come back up what if the bangles are playing the big ten for like maybe a couple years and if they can dominate the big ten and then they get to go like to the pros who has more NFL players the Buckeyes are the banks right now the bangles I think the Buckeyes to if the other teams drafted players in the bangles about five the Buckeyes when the other thirty one teams take more Buckeyes the bangles I would say so pro and I'm just saying it's difficult now what's on the blue segments what's on the blog we have the latest police intelligence is coming to probably a neighbor here neighborhood near you very soon which is robot dogs police robot dogs police robot dogs do they do their business at all they have no well there there is it's actually a company called Boston dynamics and they're known for creating very lifelike robots and their robot dog spot is currently being tested by the Massachusetts state police in order to replace their current canine units let's really go look proof they are they're very what are they I they look lifelike they laid down by that showed up at my door I would know what to do wouldn't you just say okay I'm done what do you want yeah exactly it was a pretty good looking dog they don't pee on the carpet they don't and they're also able to surveil and potentially be bomb proved so that's the that's the future we have the video of the Massachusetts state police actually testing out the dogs which is pretty impressive if not a little bit creepy that's on the blog it's a little bit on the crazy side I think it's pretty good we need some about the Victoria's secret of Victoria's secret fashion shows visually cancel after twenty plus years on air so we have an update on that we also have the Florida dog it was caught driving around in a circle for an hour in the neighborhood after he was left in a car they did it all go be at the rally tonight for trump any Laura you.
"jim edgar" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Was unfair like a lot of other things and it was the same gang the call me well these these bags. so all the sleaze rags anyway just set that aside the armies of four of our last three dollars former Alaska governor's former Alaska governor's everybody says well I picked up the Tribune this morning and the Tribune editorial board had this to say and I'm sure our friend. Austin Kristin query the query Krista McCurry as part of the sun and yes. journalists who have trouble with math politicians out to score a point and people who argue in taverns often mistake just how reprehensible illinois' record of governor criminals really hit us whenever we go images situation re services some people get that footnote to history wrong a day or so after we read that four of our late hello former last eight governors wine from the Congress when I read that to you we heard a radio talk show host trumpet that for illinois' last ten governors are going to prison. and we read that four of the last ten. it was also a suggestion in The Washington Post here's a list of illinois' eleven most recent governors. and the for the did federal crime will point out auto Kerr yes he went to jail Sam Shapiro Richard old movie Dan Walker he went to prison Jim Thompson Jim Edgar George Ryan yes he went to prison rod will go image still in prison then you had Pat Quinn then you had Bruce rounder and now you have JB prince. back to the Tribune but note that not all four of the federal felons were found guilty of corruption in office a decade after his term ended Walker county to bank.
"jim edgar" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Eleanor came out of retirement to have some special conversations, including one with former governor her friend, Jim Edgar, they talked a lot about sate wide issues, including is impact on Ellen oy. Agriculture one of them was restoration of both rivers, the Eleanor in the Mississippi because without that are farmers would not have way to market their products. But all those things cost money and someone has to pay for. Well, I mean, most importantly, those things they cost money but he had to get agreement. I mean, you know, conservationists and farmers or the put quotes around conservation. Environmental sometimes in the farmer, don't always see eye. But as far as we'll tell you, they're conservationists. But they also have a livelihood. They've got it. So what we able to do. We did this a lot Aries. But that's a great example is we brought together, environmentalist, farmers and all groups of people into what we call the conservation congress and we had met two or three times while I was governor and they actually came up with proposals than we actually did something with those proposals. And whatever was to, you know, we gotta do something particular about the Eleanor rivers what we really had Mississippi. We have to an awful lot of the feds getting air. But Eleanor, we had more control over and you know that, that took. Different groups being willing to compromise to Chievo a common goal and that was to re big right the annoy river and fortunately again I go back to having good people, I had Becky Doyle was the direct rag recover only woman. I think up to that point anyway. I don't know since ever, had one less an active, maybe which was an interesting experience. There are a lot of good old boys that weren't quite ready for a woman director, she was agricultural. She practicing armor, so she had used Brennan conservation. But what I'm going to here is EPA, and I just went blank on her name, Mary, Mary, Gadio's, head of EPA EPA, an agricultural, usually fought all the time. And I think part of this might be they both were women around long. I think you bring in a bunch of women. Bobby saw problems for them. I mean where eagle maniacs. You know, it's not that women don't have egos, but my experience, both watch it in the legislature. And an executive branch particular directors women. They wanna get things and these two women got to be good friends, and now they had different points of view, but that helped internally the administration for us to, to come to agreement on a policy. But the same thing happened out in the agony, environmental community, those people got together. And I think because Becky and Mary were kind of help guide that long it worked, and the most important thing was, we got all the parties together, and they agreed on what needed to be done..
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"We heard from pay K fish, Peggy K longtime farm broadcaster in Eleanor, as then retire, but came out of retirement thankfully last year for us to have a few special conversations repair. The interview with former Governor Jim Edgar they talked a lot about this. Great state agriculture his particular interest in horses from the reins of the state of Eleanor to your horses..
"jim edgar" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Pensions. Social security, all these things floating in the air in the future and tell your rive at the door, and you walk through it and you receive a pension check or not you receive social security and how much and how do you manage the rest of your life? These are all good questions. Well, they particularly apply to the state governments that have been generous towards their workers these many decades and through the twentieth century and the state governments that have managed correctly are not facing a doom ahead the way, for example, the social security system might be facing because younger workers cannot at this moment hope to receive what their parents and older siblings. Receive let's be very specific here. However, I welcome Adam Schuster, who's the director of taxes policy and taxes. At the Illinois policy institute, a paper that helps us understand one model of what kind of fix were all in when pensions run out, and we go into a deficits, and how that model might be fixed. Adam a very good evening to you. Thank you for this your paper, which is excellent and available to everybody online from the Ellen OI policy institute says that Illinois the blue state of Illinois has five major retirement systems, the teacher's retirement system, the state, universities retirement system, the state employees retirement system, the judges retirement system, and the general assembly retirement system in addition there six hundred sixty two local pension systems, they are hopelessly in a rare 's unfunded mandates. The numbers are blinding. They can go into the closer to unin fifty billion dollars right now does the assembly do the people of Illinois record. This as a crisis that must be solved. Good evening to you. Adam. Unfortunately, I think that it is why spreading knowledge of many people definitely financial expert. You'll you'll see that there's a number of credit ratings. They. Do you know sort of fiscal foreing of states? They all have been warning about this policy institute. We've been warning about this for over a decade. Now, we unfortunately have a sort of a lack of action, Springfield and a lack of recognition recognition about the seriousness of the problem. So just to put it in perspective. Reef we here we have a one hundred thirty four billion dollars in pension. That's unfunded liabilities. We have about forty cents on the dollar saved for the pension promises. We've made to our government workers according to which is one of the three large credit rating agencies. We have the worst pension debt to revenue ratio in US history. Six hundred and one percent, and we already spend the most in the nation on pensions as a percentage of revenues to the problem is extremely dire. I mean, this is the fundamental policy issue in the state of Illinois, and it's impossible for Illinois to to get out of this debt burden and you know, this this year. Of tax hikes at the state and local level without addressing the pension issue. And the pension issue is the product is manmade if I learned correctly these were decisions made by government officials over many decades in particular one governor named Edgar what did he do? Yeah. So there's really several sort of key flash points original thin, in my opinion is nineteen seventy state costs and they put in a clause. That said pensions are a contractual relationship and the benefits can never be the minister paired, but the way they wrote the closet. It doesn't just protect the benefits. Somebody's already earned. It also protects the growth formula in perpetuity for their entire life. So as day one of higher, they have no ability to change the formula of your benefit growth ever until you pass away. So that that's really original set. And that's why we've been unable to reform the pension system so far. And we need a constitutional amendment to allow us to do it now. But then there's a couple of other ones one in nineteen ninety when they they implemented a three percent cost of living adjustment. What they call it. But really what it is three percent guaranteed host retirement raise. And the reason I say that is because the cost of living adjustment is supposed to keep your your pension the size of your retirement check in line with the rise in price of the economy. That's the way social security works your benefits grow with inflation. Well, no, it's not pegged to inflation in any way. It's three percent. And you know, for example, since the great recession in two thousand eight we've had, you know, very low inflation near zero in several years. You know, it's starting to pick up now it's closer to two percent of one point eight. But for many years about one percent and people are getting three percent, compounding cost of what it does is part of the problem that we have here. And then what you mentioned is in nineteen ninety six. Former Republican Governor Jim Edgar past what we call the Edgar ramp, and it was a funding plan, which essentially what did is kick the can down the road on the payment. And it said the payments are going to be much lower while I'm in office, and then they're gonna slowly ramp up for future governors after me so gave him a lot of money to spend while he was there. But it's now to the point where pensions are taking over a quarter over twenty five percent of all revenue, we send to Springfield and to state of Illinois gets spent on pension benefit. So that's money that can't be spent on services on education infrastructure on the things that actually people today see value for what is to down my reading of your excellent, and very paper is that you have to start with cola because you mentioned it at in detail that free percent per annum. No matter what. So if you live one hundred fifty are going to be a very rich person. However, can you get at the coal? Can you just the cola? So that it makes it closes the gap with that free percent and even goes in backwards. So that the free percents of the greatest have been clawed back, and you do that without a constitutional amendment. Yes. It is a heavy lift I it is absolutely possible out. Just a little bit of historical context that that shows how powerful these are forms of these. So if you get away get away for the three percent, guaranteed compound cola, and you move it to a cost of living. Just that's tight inflation, which is, you know, common among states common in the central government in private retirement. And you do a few other things like just retire. Just retirement ages for younger workers and put a cap on sort of the maximum pensionable salary at a maximum size of the benefit that somebody can get it can have a really dramatic effect and doing these types or forms doesn't require cutting dime from what people are currently receiving. So the constitutional amendment leave propose would create a distinction between a past benefits, and it would still say what you've earned today cannot be taken away. But the future growth rate in benefits should be open to change. So we. Can make sure that this retirement system set up government workers is sustainable, affordable and not bankrupting the state of Illinois. But it requires it'll require constitutional amendment. It will correct. That's right. All right. It does require constitutional. That's what happened is that the state legislature tried to reform pension back in twenty thirteen actually pass through democratic super Jordi controlled legislature and signed by democratic governor. But the court of the only spring court struck that down if that law had survived spending between one billion and one and a half billion dollars less per year on pensions, nobody would've lost of benefits that they've already earned, and it would be on a path and you review it can you review that to -sation and an adjusted accordingly. Canopy done with this assembly today. Well, we haven't seen any willingness from current governor from Jay Pritzker to to to address this issue in any serious way. What he's proposing our tax hikes, and he's really not even proposing putting any of that tax money into the pension system where you know, if the state of Illinois, we're going to get new revenue. That's absolutely where it go. He's actually proposed doing the same things that got us into this mess again. So like, I said, Jim Jim Edgar kick the cannon patch delayed the pension payments. Jay Pritzker wants to do the exact same thing wants to extend the target date for reaching full funding for a pension system by seven years and he wants to do more pension borrowing where you sell bonds and put the the proceeds in into the pension funds. But then you're now you're paying off that bond that that that's kind of a gamble with taxpayer money because it's it's uncertain. Whether you're you're actually win the interest rate play there. But what he's talking about doing by extending that ramp is actually shorting the system by about a billion dollars per year from how we should be funding them. So can't it passes car general assembly. I sure hope so we're we're working with lawmakers out of Springfield. We have a constitutional amendments file in general simply by one of our state Representative, and it is building some support. And we're certainly seeing a lot of public support for it. But we really do need, you know, a governor. And and leadership in this state who's willing to do what it takes. To get us out of this amount Schuster for the Illinois policy institute, I recommend the paper because there, but for there are other states that are in messes like this. I'm in one right now in New York. I'm John Batchelor. This is the John Batchelor show..
"jim edgar" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Doors. He said is very responsible guy backgrounds and finance woman. Invest all of it. So, you know, William Hill in Las Vegas loss of her for them. Correct. Biggest. Because call for William Hill that they've ever in history golf betting. Yes. Well, it's just remarkable to see this because I guess that was quite a long shot. But with Tigers history. What were the odds on tiger? No, it's not so much that it was a long shot. It's just one of those terrible cases for the sports book where the most popular guy in the most popular event actually came in right? Yeah. Exactly. It just goes to show you that sports betting is not just the golden ticket for the house. There are certain scenarios like the Super Bowl this year where the popular team wins and the sports books loose. So Tigers always the most popular bet on the board. And because of his recent absence from the from winning majors just turned out to be a perfect storm. He was twelve to one. I believe right Frank. Tiger was and real if you look at his performance to that moment, he probably should have been twenty two one. But of course, if the money comes in people, sometimes don't understand this. This isn't the bookie saying, here's what we think they're saying here's how we're anticipating adjusting to the public, which is why one of the reasons the cubs. Usually don't have the greatest ads. Biggest because every Chicago Cubs fan who goes puts a hundred bucks in the cubs to win every year. Yeah. The cubs are the perfect example because it's just a perfect example of overvaluing team. We're just trying to balance risk and tiger just turn out to be the winner. And it was just one of those perfect storms against sports books. How much more active our betters and people that like sports gambling when he is a number that you can put on it. That shows how much tiger moves the needle. Because everything we're seeing today. Ratings Nike golf, apparel Bridgestone golf ball. Everybody's reporting that there's increase web traffic to their sites sales everything that tiger touches turns the goal when he's playing well lockers gonna call him and offer a little extra hair. How much more active are gamblers when tiger is in contention or playing, well, I think it MIR's the rating. So if the ratings are great for tiger and a major I think the sports betting handle is gonna follow that along. And I think what I would say is of those sports books a hit yesterday. I think in the long run they're going to be happy with yesterday because it opened up a whole new marketable to betting on golf who didn't realize you could. And they're gonna they're gonna read the story about eighty five thousand dollars at fourteen to one and they're going to see the different markets that are available in golf betting and realize, you know, now that the legalize market is expanding to more and more states that this is a great sport to Natalie watch, but the bet on so maybe in the long run sports books are going to like the fact that they took yesterday's loss because the added enthusiasm for the game betting on that game. It is it is actually a bookie friendly sport overall, as you know, Frank because we're talking about maybe fifty or sixty golfers and some of these major tournaments have a realistic chance of winning. So picking the favorite picking the winner. Out of that is tougher than the Kentucky Derby or just about anything can you speak a little bit though, we talked about tiger twelve one win the masters. What about the next what about the next major tournament? So his odds have already dropped the next major which is the PGA may and the US open in June, which is Pebble Beach where back in two thousand fifteen shots. Bethpage PJ is here. That's correct. So there's going to be a lot. I don't think the sports books are going to make them stay of having fourteen to one or twelve anymore. The with the added enthusiasm about tiger at that. You're going to see seven to one to one we saw in the late nineties and early two thousands. That's you know, again, look you could do it. But that's you know, you picking somebody golf turvy early getting six to one that's not a great VAT for the average wage, but they will care they want to put their money on tiger. What else can you bet on with within the we'll start with golf? What else can you bet on other than the winner of major tournament? I think what's so great about golf betting is perfect sport for live betting. Which means that you make during the course of their also there's so many six seven minute breaks in between shots that gives betters. Plenty of time to recalculate the eyes and get a new bet. So you can bet on what Tigers gonna make on each hole or what is front nine scores or back nine score. Or even the odds to win the tournament constantly update every every five minutes, or so I could just visualize so many if this thinks they know we're going to dive into an update, maybe, you know, on legalizing gambling, Illinois, which a lot of people are pushing for, but you could just picture how all this is going to play out if you're if you're at home, whether you're doing it on your phone or you had a bar, and maybe your casual golf fan, and you're watching with your buddies and all of a sudden Tigers contention in you can walk up to a kiosk and place. Few bucks on. ESPN eventually take phone in your hand and going your app. Outs. Grow betting when you can start betting. And this is a relatively new thing. We okay there's a game at halftime. There's new point spread. But this in progress stuff, right? Maybe can speak a little bit about this. We're going to get to a point where if you're in the left field stands at a socks game. Tim Anderson's at the plate. You're going to be able to bet on that at bat. Right. It's going to be as simple as sending text message. So just like the apps that we use for for all kinds of commerce, you're going to use for all kinds of sports bets and all kinds of different markets. So you don't have to be available at the beginning of the game. If you if you come into third inning or the seventh inning or later, there's always a market to bet on and that's in every sport. So I think that's going to be really interesting. I think the people who own professional teams are going to really like the people are going to hang around a little bit longer and the longer than the men's room at Wrigley field in the seventh inning or the beer line. At Soldier Field is going to be the key us as we talked about that. Able to do that. Quickly like that the revenue is going to be incredible. So where do we stand right now with the state of Illinois legalizing sports betting at least in the next years at possible stories zip put it at even fall in time for football season. Is that realistic? I know you can't predict what is in the minds of state lawmakers in heart says, he always say, but what do you what do you think realistic know, we're very encouraged this governor, I'm such a big fan of this guy because he's really pushing for us. And it seems like his influences having affect on lawmakers because they're a week or two away from presenting the final version of the Bill there's five versions out there right now, and which incurring about it is they're doing all the right things there, including full mobile. So that it's not something that just doing this in a casino racetrack. Okay. The tax rate for my tastes could be a little bit lower the key. Roughly, can you? Tell us a complicated structure like the tax code ours. As you can imagine is the second. Highest in the contracts every Vegas is six point seven five percent. New Jersey's eleven most states are ten were at twenty. So not quite as bad as Pennsylvania, governor likes it. He says two hundred. Right here, Frank. But listen, I tell you this all the time of written about this for for decades. Now, the only state lottery about fifty percent goes right off the top. When you're winning the three hundred million dollars three hundred billion dollars going to the state, no horse racing's, probably close to twenty percent. Maybe a sixteen percent handle. So you're paying for the privilege of doing it to me for the state of Illinois. There there'd be such hypocrisy in. There has been throughout the years. Alway can advertise for the lottery and every neighborhood and we want everybody to play the lottery. Hey, go bet on the ponies. Hey, and some bars you can play the slots, but oh my gosh betting on sports is the end of the society nonsense. In fact, it could be argued as you. If you go to bed, Chicago dot com. The more knowledge you have. Yes, you're taking risks. But there is skill involved as well it's coming out of the darkness. And I think the fact that other states are legalizing is a good warmup for us. And I think people are warming up to the idea that again, you're exactly right. Casinos are okay horses are. Okay. People are betting on sports. Anyway, let's legal and bring it in every state has legalized it. It's been a hidden state. Right everything. So far, yet New Jersey is the the most shining example, and what's incurring illinois's? We're following New Jersey model, it seems which is mobile and shorter using their law as a as a template for ours. So there are states like Mississippi who were not doing as well. Because they're not allowing for full mobile. You got to have that micro. And you know, very quickly to we talked a little bit. There was a gambling series on Showtime. We're to the point now where the Commissioner of the NBA is on the record talking about Russell Wilson is giving view talking about how cool digital fantasy sports betting. It's because people come up to you complete that pass. You know, so said so aptly inaccurately it's out of darkness into the light. It's America's true, national, pastime golf baseball basketball football. It's wagering sports. I've noticed it. Just just the fantasy sports that we do like, friends and family, whatever it makes you interested in games, you otherwise would never be interested in your like kind of getting involved in entertainment. That one. I mean, you know, getting it's it's a lot. It's a lot of the thing. The question I have for you. When I go to England in particular. There's you can bet on so many different things you could bet on what color Tigers gonna wear or better real time on the tennis tournaments each serve that Serena's doing that here missing it or is it coming. I mean, what's what's going on there? My favorite bet which few people have one recently is when your child is born you can bet on them to be the heavyweight champion of the world or play for a certain very mcelroy's father did that he said amazing British Open one day at five thousand one. Catch that amazing. That is crazy kids give. Yeah. Fun. You come back and talk to us as we consider continue to keep an eye on what's happening here in our state with sports gambling and beyond. We appreciate yours. Checking close almost there. I believe it. It does feel like it's really seemed to have all the stars align now with the governor and legislators seemingly having a very positive approach to it. Now. I mean, Illinois lawmakers are amongst the best in the world. I think we'd all agree on that. Right. And they're such a great job. So yeah, we're almost there. Governor gets it more than any governor. Jim Edgar in terms of understanding away dri. But if the state we do, so thank you so much. We appreciate thanks. Frank Ignatius, president founder of bed Chicago dot com. We're going to check what's happening. Are we checking bottom of the hour news with Kim, Gordon? French president Macron pledging to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral as a devastating fire continues to burn..
"jim edgar" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"Underscore Electrico. Mr electric. Oh, are you there? I am here that wonderful introduction. My pleasure. Thank you for joining us today. Mark. Mr. Nicole Sandler? And I were talking, you know, that's not right. I hit David my husband, and I were talking. He's like when are you going to have a, you know, the view from the mid west on the elections, you gotta get drift class back on the show. And actually I thought about that as well when I tuned on into meet the press last Sunday inside David Brooks. I think of trying to take that exactly in demeaning kind of way. Yeah. That's how how I tended bars. Of course. So how did you do in the elections, Florida? You know, it's Florida. I I mean, we had a good year for Democrats in general except Florida Florida. Just really sucks. Well, this morning actually this morning to there's a local civic group, I belong to a lot of local civic groups here in Springfield, Illinois. Just a few piles of that berry Lincoln, if you most where we planned to bury the party of Lincoln, this spurting and his ceremony. The there's a group that meets to talk about all kinds of things one of which was what happened in this election this very year, and they had a bunch of local political reporters, some of whom I know and the broad consensus is the tea party is dead, Illinois. Wow, they're still Republicans in Illinois. My local race between nefarious awful, Rodney Davis, and Betsy jerks launderig, which I worked on. And I knocked doors four wrote thing four and so forth. She lost which is very sad. She lost by about thirty seven hundred votes. Long weird look at district that was actually designed to make it easier for Democrats to win. But he was a he worked for his predecessor for sixteen years or so it's farm country. She wants Springfield and Champaign. She won't basically the urban areas that he will the farm vote, but pretty much everywhere else. The Republican party got crushed. The governor governor hedge fund is now is way out. Bruce, Ron or is nice. We'll be for Italy. If he hasn't already to shake the dust of this dirty little town office heels and get the hell out of the country. Go spend his money in some other place. Okay. Hide herself another billionaire Jay Pritzker beard, next governor. So that's what that's about. And the that house. The house now has a super duper majority. How Mike Madigan has been running the house forever and ever never like Madigan? His wildly imperfect person to be leading the Democratic Party in Illinois. But he does and had a majority and everybody in the Republican party which was owned by Bruce Rauner came in the door. Just started buying people off he'd started giving people. He bought the entire Republican party out of cash literally did that. So everybody party was beholden to him. And everybody decided to be. Good year to run as I can't that Mike madigan's crony which didn't work at all. And it got crushed champagne champagne counties. No one hundred percent blue which is never happened in my memory of. We're probably gonna lose one or two seats population laws, which is gonna make things weirder and harder. But overall, the headline in the local paper a couple of days ago was basically does the GOP have a future, Illinois. Yeah. It's pretty amazing. Not the way. I mean, you have like this split. It's very much like national politics. If you want to sort of see what's happening five years from now culturally were thirty years behind the time. But politically were ahead of the time. And so there's a splinter group of hard hard wing conservatives to think the problem with Republican party's didn't go far enough, right? There's a former Governor Jim Edgar who's like a nineteen seventies eighties of green eye shade. Let's all get along balance the books Republican who stood. No, no, no, no. We have to go to the center we have to be more moderate. That's the fight. They're having. And that's if I Democrats have to I guess, that's that's that's your standard political fight. You know now that you move to the center, which is, you know, all of these you drift glass you like to write about those the never Trumpers, the Republicans who haven't embraced Trump. And all of a sudden, you know, they're they're the friends to the to the left and any point out the hypocrisy there..
"jim edgar" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"It takes place in reality. In reality, there are two operational parties. They are Democrats and the Republicans, if you're not a Republican voting for Democrats, and the Democrats are Barack Obama and worse. They're actually Brock Obama's now kind of a centrist among Democrats. So he comes out and gives a speech. Now this is breaking precedent for former presidents. They do not get so political that they come out and attack the guy in the Oval Office. Why? Because they know it's a hard job. They realize it's not good for the country to have two presidents fighting with each other, but but that is not reasoning with Barack Obama's. Ego, which had to be brought to the scene separately in a tractor trailer. All right. They had Obama came in first and then his ego back though they backed up in the fifteen guys at the carry his ego onto the state. He didn't was in Anaheim, and they had a big thousand seat arena. And instead like about seven hundred, people showed up compare that to Donald Trump. The seven hundred people were all dressed as Mickey Mouse, but that's I don't know what that had how that happened, but that's the way. So let's listen for a minute to remind ourselves of what Barack Obama thinks about us. This is Obama talking about who we as the opposition party are cut number six. So neither party is had a monopoly on wisdom. Neither party has been exclusively responsible for us going backwards instead of forwards. But I, but I say this. Because because sometimes we hear, oh, a plague on both your houses over the past few decades. Wasn't true when Jim Edgar was a governor here in Illinois. Jim Thompson was governor. That a lot of good Republican friends here in Illinois. But over the past few decades, the politics of division of resentment and paranoia. Has unfortunately found a home in the Republican party. That's you folks resentment paranoia, and you can leave out or everything. He said before, you know, he's, he's talking about decades. He says, for the past few decades years, tens of years, this has been going on. It's not. It's not the the Democrats with their constant cries of victimhood their constant cries of racism, their consequences that they are being cheated out of things they were. The supreme court was stolen from not them. It's you because you wanna jobs instead of Barack Obama's little programs that he was enforcing on businesses that we're keeping. He actually claimed. He actually claimed credit for the current recovery, which is hilarious. He says, remember when it started, I remember when it tried to start. I remember when the recovery tried to start after the crash in two thousand eight, but he kept sitting on it with the regulations and that voice. So helped me just remembering that we're supposed to wait around through those long pauses to fight. Out what he's going to say, play some more of them. But first we have to just for break. We have to talk about battle box, which is so great. I mean, battled boxes, new sponsor. They are so great. The of it's a subscription box for men. And when I say this is for men, I, you can't even let your wife see what is in this things there they, they sent me survival kit knows and I have been chasing each other around with the combat knives. They send you. And eventually I'm going to catch him and then there won't be a Michael Knowles show anymore..