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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:23 min | 3 months ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"A look at your money on WGN a markets all over the police today, making up a little bit of ground, but the Dow 30 downs still down 355 points. S and P 500 about 50, the NASDAQ Down 257 and a half It's 37 a no hair 37 to Midway 34 at the lakefront 35 Juliet. I'm Steve Roxton on Chicago's very own 7 20. W. G s Let's talk a little politics with our friend Rick Pearson, The Chicago Tribune and WGN radio fame. Hey, Rick, How the heck aria, I'm good. How are you? Good. I'm wondering. I'm looking here of all the same Paddy's day parades and parties. All of them are canceled. I'm just what are all the politicians going to do? You know the ones that usually walk around in the green sashes? That's a big political day. Usually And they don't have it this year. Now they don't have it. But the good news for them is that there is no primary election for them this year. Big one is next March, so you can count on the fact that That will be the busy busy. Hopefully, we'll be back to the parades, and that will be their busy time. Yeah, I don't think that's the most boring part of the parade is the convertibles with the politicians and it just waving, you know, And then you got to get to the floats to the Irish dancers. But you've got to go through a lot of the convertibles first, that that's that, But I like the city parade, where everybody's elbowing to the front of the line. That's kind of like primal humor there. I love it all. I love it all. Hey, you know, I just saw I saw your story your piece today that there is ah, a new leader in the Democratic Party, and this was quite a battle to get there. But it's more signs that of a new era here in Illinois politics and don't tell us about what's happening. Well, this is the latest fall of Mike Madigan's influence over, uh, Illinois politics and democratic politics. Uh, You know, we had mad again who speaker for 36 years but was uprooted from the job January. Then he resigned his house seat on the southwest side in 50 years. In February in a few days after that, he resigned, is chairman of the State Democratic Party, and that's a position he's held since 1998 so yeah, it's it's an opportunity for the Democrats to move forward, and they picked Robin Kelley. Congresswoman from Madison in the second Congressional District, South Side and Southwest suburbs actually goes all the way down to can't keep and it was a very close vote. It was 52% for her 48% for Michelle Harris, the eighth District Alderman, eighth Ward Alderman on duh turned into a bit of a proxy fight between Democratic leaders well, You talk about that because it was interesting to see who was on whose side and then it was two African American women to prominent women in politics, but very, very close vote as you point out. Yeah, you had on Kelly's behalf was us under Dick Durbin, the state's senior senator, the number two Democrat in the U. S. Senate. And then on the other side, you basically had Governor Pritzker and Tammy Duckworth's The Junior Sunder. They both endorsed Michelle Harris. On then it was a matter of watching how everybody sided When you look at this 36 member Democratic State Central Committee committees of that size remind me of the ones that invented camel. But everybody casting awaited vote from how Democrats voted in the ballots were cast on the 2020 primary. Um, and it It was kind of interesting that you know. Is Madigan still a member of that committee on but shell here, it's actually Tended to have the support of I guess what you'd say is the old guard establishment Democrats on the committee, Bobby Rush, Danny Davis, among others. And then you had Robin Kelly, who seemed to have some of the more progressive Democratic support. Uh, chewy Garcia. Uh, you're all grown and former states under on the north side of some folks from Lake front, and, uh, it was Robin Kelly that ultimately one day here, but Not so it's not a good sign for Governor Pritzker and granted. This is picking of State Party chairman. It's inside baseball, you know to do voters really care. But this is kind of another. Political loss, but he's had we obviously we know about him losing the graduated rate income tax vote last November he had Tried to make a play for a candidate to be the state Senate president when John Cullerton retired, and that didn't work, And now you kind of have this is well and Sources are telling me that expect some shake ups in the governor's political operation as he moves on to be seeking reelection, 2022 You know, you mentioned insider baseball. Some of this is a lot of it really matters I think. And what can you kind of break it down for us right? About what? How it does matter to any of us. Who are it will live in the state whose coast in charge the Democratic Party. How does this really affect any of us? Well under mad again. The Illinois Democratic Party was basically just a one man fundraising operation that, uh, money that went to the Democratic Party of Illinois for candidates truly only went to candidates for the only house. That would support Mike Madigan and speaker was part of his power base. And the Democratic Party in Illinois unable has never, uh, viewed as anything in the national scene. They never really got into the national spotlight because Madigan kept it very parochial. And kept all of the interest, parochial and, yeah, Now it's a new era road and Kelly and what I think you've seen in the vote for her as an effort to vastly decentralize, but that power and authority within the Democratic Party trying to take advantage of Um people becoming more active wannabe Democrats during the Donald Trump presidency, and we've seen a number of groups that have been spawned from that. Uh, but also on issue of spreading the work base out and having others decide where the money goes. And who gets the money and having the money go just beyond the only House candidates, toe candidate, Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Mm hmm. You know, I wonder I'm looking here. At her pledge as the new head of the party, the Democratic party in Illinois, she says she's supporting greater transparency and great engagement..

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:41 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And we we started the past until broader pull the rug out from under it led to her actually resigning as outgoing Illinois Senate president John Cullerton we're dealing with the coldest temperatures of the season and the stay with us through Monday WGN meteorologist my Kemetic also says some places will see lake effect snow northwest Indiana could see some accumulation tonight from lake effect snow that will wind down tomorrow effect perhaps one to three inches of snow in particular importer as well as the poor county he also says it'll be warmer later in the week but will likely see more snow and rain a fight over rules is one of the first things expected to happen this week at the Senate impeachment trial minority leader Chuck Schumer saying again on Sunday that Democrats are determined to hear from new witnesses and include some more documents for Republicans joined we have all forty seven Democrats for these witnesses and documents and it for Republicans join us as they should look at the witnesses and documents and let me say this these witnesses are not democratic witnesses their appointees of the president one of them is is chief of staff Senate Republicans say they plan to postpone the witness issue until after house managers present their case and the president responds as was done in the Clinton impeachment all eyes on Virginia where pro gun rally is scheduled to take place Monday on the grounds of the state capitol or from ABC's Victor Oquendo ahead of the rally seven allege white supremacists with ties to the neo **** group the base had been arrested authority saying at least three of them had been planning to attend Monday we're seeing threats of violence we're seeing threats of armed confrontation an assault on our capital the.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

12:24 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"Nine hundred ninety nine and moved to the Senate in Nineteen ninety-one for the last eleven years. He's been president of the Senate where one of his first acts was shepherding through the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in that role. He helped end the two in your budget. Stalemate under Republican governor. Bruce Rounder and worked to give fellow Democrat. Jay Pritzker a string of wins in his first year from legalized marijuana to a gambling expansion engine to a graduated income tax proposal that goes to voters later this year. I sat down with John Color Tin and talk about his long career in Illinois politics and how he feels to be stepping away away from Springfield after four decades. Well I got elected when I was thirty. And I'm seventy one so it's my whole adult life. It seems you know we've been down there and it's really been fun. I mean there's been so many Really Neat things People I've served with nine hundred and and eighty seven people Past five hundred eighty three bills What was achieved sponsor? And it's just been amazing. I mean everything the thing from When I first started you know getting involved in in Believe it or not the first big bill had had to do with car seats. We had this marriage in seventy nine and we had babies ninety one eighty two eighty three and the first one carried. My wife carried her home from the hospital. there's only one state in the nation that had a car seat bill Soon as we had that baby home we realized we got to put the baby in a carseat so we my wife started loaner program for car. Seats are how found out what about I passed a bill to require people to wear have their kids in car seats and it was a lesson because it was a bill that was very limited just just the parent in just their own Car knowing that that's what you have to do and later later you kind of improve So that led the seatbelt law. Believe it or not there was only fifteen percent of people wearing their seatbelts In the early eighties. Pass that bill. Not Not easy again was a secondary fans just to get started so that's been very rewarding and bunch of More bills after that as well as a lot of interesting people if you had to narrow it down to one or two pieces of legislation. You're most proud of what would they be anything where you literally save people's lives as pretty par for you know you press a button and you know that certain number of People are literally the fatality. RATE'S GONNA fall or even in the I've I've never been a smoker. I kinda hate tobacco. I bet after those people the only people that are really happy that I'm retiring are the tobacco industry because I just I just think that the the lives and the money that it costs so I've been pretty proud of those things as well The you know there's been a lot of things I mean. I worked on death penalty reforms before for we abolished the death. Penalty am worked on the school funding. Formula have pretty recently which allowed for Chicago to get started to get a fair amount of money that they but they that they have? In fact I was around. We stabbed the Chicago school reforms in the first up local school councils back in the late eighties. So it's been fun But it's also time to to move on when you first came to springfield lie. Deciding was a much more bipartisan affair. Air and when you look at the at Springfield today do you think the pendulum has swung too far well. I'd like to distinguish ourselves from what's happened happen at the national level Especially this last year now You know we've had forced bipartisanship because the first twenty eight years was Republican governor and democratic legislatures. Six all but two years one there was one two year period where they control it But then After that we we did have the Begovic cheers and Quinn Years And and so we were One party going around four years. Four some bipartisanship This last year though we really did come about at the end of with a lot of support from the Republicans and we had a budget that was balanced. We had to take some votes on some tough taxes with Republican Republican supporters on so And I my experience having been in the minority in the Senate for ten years was When I got to be Senate Senate President I just said you know what we're not GONNA get outvoted. We're a super majority. Why not work with these guys some ideas from the other party? You'll get a bit of work product art. And so I've I've tried to try to keep that as a principal when you think back to the time when governor rounder was an office of course there was a seven eight hundred thirty six day budget impasse during that period of time. Where would you rank that budget? Impasse when you think about the biggest challenges you face during your time in spring oil. It's it was it was horrible Because what we did people say. You didn't have a budget. Well actually. Unfortunately we did have a budget because we we were funding schools rules. We didn't like stop in force ourselves to get a balanced budget. We overspent for two and a half years some six billion dollars each year which ran Hannah bills. The income tax fell from five percent down to three point seven five. We never made up the difference. We kept on spending so so it was. It was really bad and we tried to you know. The speaker didn't even meet with the guy I did. Try to meet with the governor. On a number of occasions we just he just had such animus towards the unions and Madigan himself and spend all that money demonizing Madigan. It was it was horrible and eventually we did actually get the grand bargain with Christina. Donio my Republican counterpart who both of us got elected the same day. I work with very well. We just said you know what we're going to start doing our Our stuff independent of the speaker and the governor and it led to eventually A balanced budget Over the objections of the governor time time many people say it was your unique set of skills that finally broke the budget stalemate. How did you see your role in that case? Well it wasn't just just me was senator rebellious matter of factually initiated. The idea of working together to pass bills on these bills were the these were bills that that Republicans didn't like and the Democrats didn't like there were things dealing with tort reform or workers comp changes that are party didn't want their taxes of their problems and we just wanted to show. Oh that this is crazy what we do is you know we were underfunded higher. Ed People were leaving our state to go to other schools. I mean it was. We weren't paying social service providers. I mean it was just horrible and we didn't need to do that. It was unnecessary so that was a big deal to get people to come together at the end. I think it was so tough to do but in once it happened then when we had governor Spitzer commend. That's how that's what led to this. Bipartisan phenomenal year. We had last year of of of those major pieces of legislation. Where do you think Illinois will continue to fill the fallout from that budget impasse? Well well if you look at our budget We had to borrow a whole bunch of money to pay our vendors and built into the budget every year is like a mortgage payment jeff to pay for the legacy of those past the past years. That's why the governor's proposed and passed All Forty of the Senate Democrats voted for the constitutional amendment. That's it's on the ballot which will if passed a lead to since we also passed the rates to be included Lead to money and that money would be used directly to pay down Those all those all those bills Former governor Rauner was a political neophyte. We have another political neophyte in office now governor Jay Pritzker. What's your assessment of what he how's he's doing so far and what he still needs to learn? I was surprised when he ran for Governor Primary We had one one of our colleagues Daniel. BISS running I did not get involved in in that primary but I had members. I have dinner every night when we're in session with not not lobbyists but legislators to get to know people socially and everyone would would say you know it's interesting this Guy Pritzker who is really working and he's really league showing up and he's not Come across some billionaire. He's coming across. The Guy Really wants to learn and that was his attitude from the start It didn't hurt hurt tab all that money of course that he used the front his campaigns But he also really really think Impress people in the same thing was true true as a rookie and never having been a government. This last year I think he was willing to take advice. and I think proved that that We were willing after around a lot of leeway when you think about the last two governors in Illinois. These are both very wealthy men who are able to put their their own money into their campaigns. What do you think about the future of Illinois and the way money may play into? WHO's able to run for office? You know ideally really And the governor did provide money for the Democrats in the legislature. Ideally though I think to keep the independence of the of the General Assembly the Legislative Branch from the executive branch. It would be better if that wasn't necessary. And you know when we run campaigns both Republicans and Democrats got and And and try to raise money and we raise money from the traditional groups who care about the policies the unions care about the policies especially after governor rounders for years right so they donate dryer. Laura's I care about the policy so they donate And so there's there's enough money there for people to run campaigns and it would be best if it didn't You know come from Just super Wealthy people or even in this matter from a governor himself. You told France spillman at the Times Friday that Mayor Lori lightfoot and other Newbie to politics still has a lot to learn and in the spring legislative session. She didn't get what she wanted from Springfield. I'm a real estate transfer tax a final plan for for Chicago Casino. What do you think Mir lightfoot needs to master in order to be successful? I let me clarify I. I only pointed out that she didn't have the advantage. Just like we were talking about the two governors of having been in government before right and so and especially not springfield which is totally different than than Chicago Coggins City Council and. She's on learning her but she I think she's doing very well In some regards She she came down to Springfield right away from the start and she was a Rockstar It's just that it's tricky and it's tricky part is Chicago's doesn't dominate the entire state of Illinois. There's a lot of suburban urban town state interests. And so if you come in on a special deal for Chicago. That's not the way that's not going to do well What you need to do is make the argument? Sakaba just wants its fair share. And that's what we would be doing in the case specifically of the Casino I know from being there there and having worked on this the language in the agreements between the governor and the city are all worked out and it's fair for the rest of the state because it generates so much money and and it's used. What's it us for us to pay for the capital bills which benefit the entire state? So that's not what's going to be the hang up to hang up at Ben you know always people coming along asking for more gaming related issues. I think once those are put aside or negotiated that issue that can be worked so it sounds like you think that Miami fl agenda can CBS chief. I'm optimistic because again. State the state. The whole state needs the money would come from that that the casino and it's fair to the city because the study is going to make money as well. I want to pick your brain about the multiple ongoing federal investigations into Illinois politicians and their associates. What was your reaction when you heard the story? WBZ see broke about political lobbyists. Michael McLean and his two thousand. Twelve email. That refers casualty. I think it's fair to say to quote Jones's ghost ghost workers and quote the rate en champagne while it was very disturbing obviously because those emails referred to things which are crimes rape or goes payroll and and obviously doesn't recall..

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"john cullerton" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

Reset with Jenn White

11:28 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White

"Nine hundred ninety nine and moved to the Senate in Nineteen ninety-one for the last eleven years. He's been president of the Senate where one of his first acts was shepherding through the impeachment of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in that role. He helped end the two in your budget. Stalemate under Republican governor. Bruce Rounder and worked to give fellow Democrat. Jay Pritzker a string of wins in his first year from legalized marijuana to a gambling expansion engine to a graduated income tax proposal that goes to voters later this year. I sat down with John Color Tin and talk about his long career in Illinois politics and how he feels to be stepping away away from Springfield after four decades. Well I got elected when I was thirty. And I'm seventy one so it's my whole adult life. It seems you know we've been down there and it's really been fun. I mean there's been so many Really Neat things People I've served with nine hundred and and eighty seven people Past five hundred eighty three bills What was achieved sponsor? And it's just been amazing. I mean everything the thing from When I first started you know getting involved in in Believe it or not the first big bill had had to do with car seats. We had this marriage in seventy nine and we had babies ninety one eighty two eighty three and the first one carried. My wife carried her home from the hospital. there's only one state in the nation that had a car seat bill Soon as we had that baby home we realized we got to put the baby in a carseat so we my wife started loaner program for car. Seats are how found out what about I passed a bill to require people to wear have their kids in car seats and it was a lesson because it was a bill that was very limited just just the parent in just their own Car knowing that that's what you have to do and later later you kind of improve So that led the seatbelt law. Believe it or not there was only fifteen percent of people wearing their seatbelts In the early eighties. Pass that bill. Not Not easy again was a secondary fans just to get started so that's been very rewarding and bunch of More bills after that as well as a lot of interesting people if you had to narrow it down to one or two pieces of legislation. You're most proud of what would they be anything where you literally save people's lives as pretty par for you know you press a button and you know that certain number of People are literally the fatality. RATE'S GONNA fall or even in the I've I've never been a smoker. I kinda hate tobacco. I bet after those people the only people that are really happy that I'm retiring are the tobacco industry because I just I just think that the the lives and the money that it costs so I've been pretty proud of those things as well The you know there's been a lot of things I mean. I worked on death penalty reforms before for we abolished the death. Penalty am worked on the school funding. Formula have pretty recently which allowed for Chicago to get started to get a fair amount of money that they but they that they have? In fact I was around. We stabbed the Chicago school reforms in the first up local school councils back in the late eighties. So it's been fun But it's also time to to move on when you first came to springfield lie. Deciding was a much more bipartisan affair. Air and when you look at the at Springfield today do you think the pendulum has swung too far well. I'd like to distinguish ourselves from what's happened happen at the national level Especially this last year now You know we've had forced bipartisanship because the first twenty eight years was Republican governor and democratic legislatures. Six all but two years one there was one two year period where they control it But then After that we we did have the Begovic cheers and Quinn Years And and so we were One party going around four years. Four some bipartisanship This last year though we really did come about at the end of with a lot of support from the Republicans and we had a budget that was balanced. We had to take some votes on some tough taxes with Republican Republican supporters on so And I my experience having been in the minority in the Senate for ten years was When I got to be Senate Senate President I just said you know what we're not GONNA get outvoted. We're a super majority. Why not work with these guys some ideas from the other party? You'll get a bit of work product art. And so I've I've tried to try to keep that as a principal when you think back to the time when governor rounder was an office of course there was a seven eight hundred thirty six day budget impasse during that period of time. Where would you rank that budget? Impasse when you think about the biggest challenges you face during your time in spring oil. It's it was it was horrible Because what we did people say. You didn't have a budget. Well actually. Unfortunately we did have a budget because we we were funding schools rules. We didn't like stop in force ourselves to get a balanced budget. We overspent for two and a half years some six billion dollars each year which ran Hannah bills. The income tax fell from five percent down to three point seven five. We never made up the difference. We kept on spending so so it was. It was really bad and we tried to you know. The speaker didn't even meet with the guy I did. Try to meet with the governor. On a number of occasions we just he just had such animus towards the unions and Madigan himself and spend all that money demonizing Madigan. It was it was horrible and eventually we did actually get the grand bargain with Christina. Donio my Republican counterpart who both of us got elected the same day. I work with very well. We just said you know what we're going to start doing our Our stuff independent of the speaker and the governor and it led to eventually A balanced budget Over the objections of the governor time time many people say it was your unique set of skills that finally broke the budget stalemate. How did you see your role in that case? Well it wasn't just just me was senator rebellious matter of factually initiated. The idea of working together to pass bills on these bills were the these were bills that that Republicans didn't like and the Democrats didn't like there were things dealing with tort reform or workers comp changes that are party didn't want their taxes of their problems and we just wanted to show. Oh that this is crazy what we do is you know we were underfunded higher. Ed People were leaving our state to go to other schools. I mean it was. We weren't paying social service providers. I mean it was just horrible and we didn't need to do that. It was unnecessary so that was a big deal to get people to come together at the end. I think it was so tough to do but in once it happened then when we had governor Spitzer commend. That's how that's what led to this. Bipartisan phenomenal year. We had last year of of of those major pieces of legislation. Where do you think Illinois will continue to fill the fallout from that budget impasse? Well well if you look at our budget We had to borrow a whole bunch of money to pay our vendors and built into the budget every year is like a mortgage payment jeff to pay for the legacy of those past the past years. That's why the governor's proposed and passed All Forty of the Senate Democrats voted for the constitutional amendment. That's it's on the ballot which will if passed a lead to since we also passed the rates to be included Lead to money and that money would be used directly to pay down Those all those all those bills Former governor Rauner was a political neophyte. We have another political neophyte in office now governor Jay Pritzker. What's your assessment of what he how's he's doing so far and what he still needs to learn? I was surprised when he ran for Governor Primary We had one one of our colleagues Daniel. BISS running I did not get involved in in that primary but I had members. I have dinner every night when we're in session with not not lobbyists but legislators to get to know people socially and everyone would would say you know it's interesting this Guy Pritzker who is really working and he's really league showing up and he's not Come across some billionaire. He's coming across. The Guy Really wants to learn and that was his attitude from the start It didn't hurt hurt tab all that money of course that he used the front his campaigns But he also really really think Impress people in the same thing was true true as a rookie and never having been a government. This last year I think he was willing to take advice. and I think proved that that We were willing after around a lot of leeway when you think about the last two governors in Illinois. These are both very wealthy men who are able to put their their own money into their campaigns. What do you think about the future of Illinois and the way money may play into? WHO's able to run for office? You know ideally really And the governor did provide money for the Democrats in the legislature. Ideally though I think to keep the independence of the of the General Assembly the Legislative Branch from the executive branch. It would be better if that wasn't necessary. And you know when we run campaigns both Republicans and Democrats got and And and try to raise money and we raise money from the traditional groups who care about the policies the unions care about the policies especially after governor rounders for years right so they donate dryer. Laura's I care about the policy so they donate And so there's there's enough money there for people to run campaigns and it would be best if it didn't You know come from Just super Wealthy people or even in this matter from a governor himself. You told France spillman at the Times Friday that Mayor Lori lightfoot and other Newbie to politics still has a lot to learn and in the spring legislative session. She didn't get what she wanted from Springfield. I'm a real estate transfer tax a final plan for for Chicago Casino. What do you think Mir lightfoot needs to master in order to be successful? I let me clarify I. I only pointed out that she didn't have the advantage. Just like we were talking about the two governors of having been in government before right and so and especially not springfield which is totally different than than Chicago Coggins City Council and. She's on learning her but she I think she's doing very well In some regards She she came down to Springfield right away from the start and she was a Rockstar It's just that it's tricky and it's tricky part is Chicago's doesn't dominate the entire state of Illinois. There's a lot of suburban urban town state interests. And so if you come in on a special deal for Chicago. That's not the way that's not going to do well What you need to do is make the argument? Sakaba just wants its fair share. And that's what we would be doing in the case specifically of the Casino I know from being there there and having worked on this the language in the agreements between the governor and the city are all worked out and it's fair for the rest of the state because it generates so much money and and it's used. What's it us for us to pay for the capital bills which benefit the entire state?.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Long time to get that new real ID anyway this could be even tougher today the secretary of state's office is having difficulty with many transactions not sure which ones though they say it has to do with the American Association of motor vehicle administrators that group is dealing with a nation wide communications system failure Lightfoot is making an endorsement in the crowded race for state representative for the twelfth district she's backing yoni Peyser to succeed terrified angles a Peyser was an early supporter of hers Feigen holds is expected to be named to the Senate to replace John Cullerton who is retiring a homicide investigation in Merrillville forty four year old Betty Claudio of Gerry was found dead inside a hotel room and I sixty five and route thirty WGN's Courtney Goodman is there detectives won't say how Claudia was killed but they believe they know who her killer is whoever it is took often Claudio silver two thousand Buick century with damage to the front grille and a missing front passenger headlight detectives are hoping you will look out for this Indiana license plate six one two R. D. F. people in Aurora are mourning the death of twenty one year old soldier who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend private first class Miguel V. alone would died Saturday when his vehicle hit in the I. E. D. in the canned our province his ROTC instructor was George Allen is a still I had a had a connection with I was like well you know this is unbelievable flags in Aurora will fly at half staff until he is laid.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:31 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Riley says he thinks most Chicagoans would support as just that that new money is not being used to reopen old facilities and put back to work city Chicago union employees that money is being invested directly in the federally qualified health care clinics that a lot of these clients are going to see now Riley joined WGN last night governor Pritzker staying out of the process of picking a new Senate president in Springfield to replace retiring president John Cullerton is the governor and for that we have great leadership and I but it's got to be picked by the senators themselves Cullerton announced his retirement last week state senator Kimberly Lankford is emerging as a leading candidate to take over the helm of the democratic majority several others also buying for that top spot WGN sports the bulls beat Derrick rose and the pissed dans one oh nine eighty nine last night at the United center the bulls host Miami Friday the tip off at seven the Blackhawks were off last night the host Tampa Bay tonight the pre game with Crispo net seven the book jumps at seven thirty but John Wiedeman and Troy Murray on seven twenty WGN and WGN radio dot com college basketball today Robert Morris visit you YC Toledo said Notre Dame and I felt the cold visit Houston in Thursday night football forty two degrees at here forty four at midway forty three in McEnery it's forty one along Chicago's lakefront I'm Dick Vaughn on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN holiday tips and fun facts from Paul Kristen dexter.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Absolutely not an African American male the judge is expected to set to decide if the petition can continue next month the fourth hearing of the impeachment investigation is under way this afternoon's witnesses or ambassador Kurt Volcker the former US special representative do crane and Tim Morse and former U. S. adviser on Europe and Russia ranking member Devin Nunez gave the Republicans opening statements obvious the Democrats are trying to topple the president solely because they despise because they promised since election day to impeach him and because they're afraid he will win reelection next year this morning lieutenant colonel Alexander vine men an expert on Ukraine and Jennifer Williams a career foreign service officer who is part of the office of the vice president told lawmakers they had concerns about what was brought up in the July phone call between president trump and his Ukrainian counterpart mere light so calling over his latest offer to head off a proposed fare increase for solo right Cher customers downtown and distraction and a hail Mary she says the offer came the night before the city council's finance committee was set to vote on her proposal three paragraphs in an email isn't really a good faith proposal so we're going to keep moving forward the finance committee approved the measure this afternoon and now goes to the full city council democratic state senator Kimberly light that is emerging as the leading candidate to replace John Cullerton as Senate president Kimberly Lightfoot is currently the Senate Majority Leader Cullerton shocked the political establishment with his announcement that he would resign in January now come reports that Lightfoot has been able to win over the support of at least two candidates who might have challenged her she would be the first African American woman to lead the Senate the Democrats currently holds a forty to nineteen majority Stieber trend WGN news the state gave a more marijuana dispensaries permission to sell recreational weed today that includes.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"When president trump told presidents a Lansky and you read that you were going to go through some things I didn't know what to think but I was very concerned are you concerned about she's going to go through some things it didn't sound good sounded like a friend did you feel threatened I did Republican questioning about to begin hi Michael to scandal the democratic state Senate president John Cullerton is announced he's stepping down from the Illinois legislature Cullerton says that in a statement that his retirement will be effective sometime in January he was elected state Senate president two thousand nine and has been in the Illinois seven since nineteen ninety one is six the district covers Chicago's north and northwest sides down in Springfield yesterday things did not go as planned for mayor Laurie light foot after a casino bill was never called up more from our bill Cameron the rookie mayor could not get either a casino bill nor her graduated real estate transfer tax through this week's veto session be for the casino bill stole like Ford was lowering expectations you know this is what I do when they're in Peter session it's a narrow window of time and realistically we've had a day and a half of of work this week it's like going through the eye of a needle they were trying to Fred that as best we can and she's wrong to keep threading it next year in the meantime a big property tax hike now looms for her twenty twenty city budget bill.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:00 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"We'll have to wait until at least early next year for legislation that would help Chicago get a casino the Illinois General Assembly adjourned for the year yesterday without taking action on proposed changes that would reduce city and state taxes on a casino life it wasn't able to garner enough support among Democrats before the end of the fall veto session despite paying a visit to Springfield this week mayor says she's disappointed but a Chicago casino is still a possibility in the future after almost four decades has Illinois lawmakers Senate president John Cullerton has announced he is retiring in January here's WGN's Kim Gordon now's the time that's what color to reportedly told members of the democratic caucus on the last day of the fall veto session the seventy one year old retirement was allegedly heavily negotiated with his wife he says this will allow him to spend more time with his family in practicing law in Chicago Cullerton says he will not take part in choosing his successor Kim Gordon WGN news palatine district to eleven board voted last night to ease bathroom in locker room restrictions for transgender students the decision came in a meeting attended by nearly fifty people at palatine high school where students address both sides of the issue I do not want the transgender students to see me naked in the locker rooms I do not want my card the district should be helping transgender students not putting more obstacles in front of them because they face enough already under the new policy students will have unrestricted access to locker rooms and bathrooms for the gender they identify with nurses at the university of Chicago Medical Center could go on strike again this month the workers have notified the hospital they're prepared to walk off the job November twenty six the nurses went on strike for one day back on September twentieth the union says they remain concerned about staffing levels at the hospital Chicago police are dealing with a burst of organized shoplifting cases in areas like Linkin park and on Michigan Avenue that area is an older and Brian Hopkins ward and he says one problem they're having is a change in the police at the cook county state's.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:36 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I have approved by the mortgage experts would team up Burgess search TRA FF I at Chicago the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center guys clearing late tonight low eighteen but colder in land sunshine to begin the Friday clouds for the afternoon the high thirty seven cloudy flurries are possible tomorrow night down to twenty five cloudy in Chile on Saturday with a high around thirty seven degrees mileage twenty four door here twenty five been way twenty six in Frankfort broader thirty thirty one and rising twenty seven at the lake front I'm David Jennings on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN here we are I want to congratulate you for being on time what are you doing number tonight if you would like to tax those and get a hold of us three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred my name is Pete McMurray were here until one o'clock then Nick takes over we got a great show planned great great show planned but what a day wow just when you thought the news of the day was over Senate president John Cullerton calls it quits what really want to get this straight we started.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Bird just search T. R. A. F. F. I. X. Chicago I'm learn left the from the I. dot traffic center reminding you to drive responsibly it really is a matter of life or death the news is next the first Tom skilling's forecast tonight clearing late colder low of eighteen thirteen at in one locations tomorrow mostly sunny but clouding over in the afternoon high of thirty seven Saturday extensive cloudiness Chile also high of thirty seven Illinois Senate president John Cullerton announce he will be retiring in January he's been president for over a decade and a member of the legislature since nineteen seventy eight the seventy one year old gave little explanation saying only he wants to spend more time with his family your life it's not getting her tax overhaul for a proposed Chicago casino the house adjourned without taking up the issue representatives and Williams and Kelly Cassidy say they tried so there is nothing in this bill that would ensure that Chicago could develop and located a thriving casino this body as someone said a moment ago needs to stop the regionalism and take the leap of faith that will allow Chicago to move forward appropriately in responsibly with a casino the bill will now be pushed off until January mer like that says she's disappointed but it will not affect the twenty twenty budget to students are dead three injured after another student allegedly opened fire at a high school in southern California today choir teacher Caitlyn hold let students into our office and gave first aid to a ninth grader who had two bullet wounds I'm not typically a calm person but in that situation for my students I think that kind of kicks in police say the suspect shot himself and is in grave condition Israel says it is resume strikes on.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:21 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Throw counter with advantis right here we're gonna talk to Richard Roeper in just a second of bad to the movies for this week including but not really really not restricted to Charlie's angels revoked another one Ford versus Ferrari which is actually very very good film we'll talk about that with him a marriage story with Adam drivers go to Hanson in the report also with that Adam driver he's got this guy is a help but work but a shock wave is going through Illinois politics just now total stunner just moments ago John Cullerton the president of the Senate the Illinois Senate has just announced he is retiring at the political editor of all political editors Mister Mike flattery is joining us from from fox Chicago I ask you this plans what this means well we're trying to sort through it okay I I did tell you I just spoke to I spoke to a couple of people in Springfield he apparently broke this unique dropped this bombshell that center president did on his caucus within the hour a spokesman says that he's cleaning up but and then finish putting the finishing touches on a statement it'll be soon coming out that asserts said that John collected and his wife Hamel who who have five children I have been I think about this for a while they're there John collected the goshi aiding quote on quote this with the with his wife bad the she ordered him to do to get out of there and on the go often enjoy Yemenis eight seventy one and they want to enjoy their grandchildren and apparently the see a bit of the world you can't separate this the from what appears to be this this gathering mall met did this federal investigation the the the the biggest and most far flung that we've seen in a generation I mean that you know with if they're been arrested subpoenas flying in Springfield in the southwest suburbs in a by in in several town halls in the suburbs in the end and of course in and around city hall we have seen in an apparently unrelated investigation John color tunes distant cousin that still state senator Tom caller tune from the lot park was was arrested and charged by the feds in relation to an alleged in a week earlier this year in relation to an allegedly showed job he had as an organizer with the team yeah I thought there was enough distance it I think a lot of people watching this thing there's enough distance between those two guys that that that that this is probably not related but and you know I I I mean do you right at all but it's related I would I would say that there right now this reading not without the announcement of some other sort of federal investigation butcher paper up on somebody's windows which you never know right with good we've come to get used to here if there is if that's a very plausible story that he wants to spend more time with the family and get out he's been there for as long as he has and now did obviously there's a sea change here and there's a there there is great peril in terms of being there in do you want to have to answer questions you have to assume that the Senate president has been called in on an occasion to talk to investigators about different things are going on and around spring feel that would be my guess and so it with it'll be interesting but no word is is go and and Matt again always seems to have been somebody that people are watching very very closely we'll just have to see if Matt again and color ten however there's any kind of in a relationship there and the other piece is it I think if you get that we have at ten seconds left here but you can tell me they're really not that close are they Madigan collagen no they're not and they have very different styles come within at a much lighter handed controlling the state Senate than Madigan iron yes the over at the house and you know course this sets up a huge explosion in the house and the Senate rather who's gonna take take over and it comes row and also my mouth at this point yes it comes as we've had a wreck revelation this week that the feds were recording a Mike Madigan's closest friend on the planet earth outside his family bike maclean lobbyists from downstate Quincy and all right you know boy yeah boom is right say that thank you very much bye Flannery seem to nine o'clock and fox thirty two thank you Sir appreciate it I let's check in now Lauren lapkus keep your eyes on the skies and the rides and yes it it works for me well we got a break from the snow today but flurries could be back tomorrow night temperatures are slowly trending up level high of thirty seven tomorrow and should be back in the forties by Monday for now we're still well below normal it's twenty eight in Frankfort twenty nine in oak lawn and twenty nine on Chicago's lakefront traffic is solid on the damn right after an earlier accident on the outbound side it's fifty minutes out to ninety fifth and thirty seven back in in park ridge an accident has closed Belle plaine Avenue between vine in Washington and in union Pierre the ramp onto I ninety four west is closed from union union pure road because of a previous crash there's an accident southbound on route fifty three at three ninety and another on I fifty five north partially blocking the ram from route one twenty six for personalized traffic on a man get the traffic's Chicago app approved by the mortgage experts of teen Hochberg just search T. 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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:09 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The Chicago casino bill to make a project more attractive to developers before the veto session comes to an end state Senate president John Cullerton says the Senate bill so we're not gonna be able to pass this this week but it's important I think that we advance a bill today representative will Davis of hazel crest is concerned about where the Chicago casino will be billed with the western selves on location pulling business away from a south suburban casino I mean they didn't even study any of the downtown area is what many of us think that that would be the best bang for the Buck as far as the tax problem with the law goes Davis as mayor like what should have been talking with lawmakers long before now Illinois state representative Tim buckler making a last push to try to get a GOP backed up X. reform package approved by lawmakers he says there is a low hanging fruit both sides can agree on we're able to pass very large complicated pieces of legislation here very quickly as we saw this spring there's no reason why we can't take the simple pieces of legislation passed and before we get out here tomorrow night among the bills on the table do language on the economic interests of lawmakers in a bipartisan committee to draw up political maps the big bomb shell from today's impeachment testimony will be the focus of another hearing on Friday a top diplomat testified that one of his staffers overheard president trump as for an update on the investigations of Joe Biden after is called the Ukraine wed stabber knows said ready to testify more on the rest of the day's testimony from ABC's merry Bruce publicans focused on the end result that the White House did release the hold on that military aid saying it shows trump did nothing wrong but Democrats say the money only started to flow after Congress launched an investigation and the whistle blower filed that complaint a former college exam administrators admitted to taking bribes in the college admissions scandal the fifty three year old entered a guilty plea in Boston today prosecutors say he pocket about a hundred and fifty thousand Bucks two about cheating on exams taken at a test center in Los Angeles sports traffic and weather next on WGN.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:52 min | 1 year ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Charles stories told twenty four seven on seven twenty WGN Chicago smart speaker users as a plate of the generator on tune in Kim Gordon's got the news at five o'clock mostly cloudy seventy eight at o'hare the Clark in lake CTA station as re open but there are still some delays after a threat close the station down for about a half an hour during the afternoon commute police say they are investigating the validity of a threat to the station and commuters can expect heavier than normal police presence Gen will have more coming up in traffic in a wide ranging news conference this afternoon president trump deflected accusations of wrongdoing in its phone call with president so let's give you crane instead he referred to a CNN report the claim senator Durbin was among several other senators who threaten Ukraine back in may the letter they implied that their support for U. S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake I would have let him do the right thing they wouldn't get any assistance you does that sound familiar. I'm did not clarify what those threats were before moving on to another topic the president spoke for nearly an hour democratic lawmakers say they want answers A. B. C.'s merry Bruce has more what Democrats wanna learn now they are very interested to get answers to questions about Rudy Giuliani's role here and also as well we're learning about the fact that the president seemed to offer up the Attorney General to to help Ukraine in their investigation of the president's arrival of Joe Biden these are all things that have sparked a lot of concern amongst Democrats. the White House is said the record and the record of the Ukrainian call is a direct transcript since the phone call was recorded as it was happening state Senate president John Cullerton says he'll wait for more information before moving senator Martin Sandoval from his chairman's post Senate president Cullerton says the raids on Sandoval's offices are very troubling but it's not clear yet what they're about the raids followed the indictment last month the fellow democratic senator Tom Calder ten Tom college and was removed from his chairman's post at the labor committee but Senate president John Cullerton says it's too early to tell of sand of all is the subject of this investigation Stever trend WGN news today the Illinois based within our law firm announcing today it's at a lawsuit filed against Boeing by eleven families of a lion air Boeing seven thirty seven MAX crash in Indonesia last year Alexander Wisner would not disclose how many of the families are receiving money so by accepting the settlement they agreed to release following from all future liability so that means that their claim will be dismissed with prejudice pursuant to settlement and I will and the litigation for those passenger to see them she says they're still working on settlements for six additional victims families of the lion air crash there also representing the families of twelve victims of the Ethiopian crash crystal lake police and conservation officers make Henry county continue to investigate an attack on a crystal lake bike path last night after two women were attacked with a hammer Joe Biden lives in the mobile park next to the trail. official.

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Trump says he may commute sentence of former Illinois governor

All Things Considered

02:56 min | 2 years ago

Trump says he may commute sentence of former Illinois governor

"President trump is once again floated the idea of releasing a former Illinois governor from prison early the jury convicted rod the boy that you're trying to sell Bronco bomb is U. S. Senate seat once Obama was elected president the former democratic governor is now halfway through his fourteen year prison sentence from member station WBEZ in Chicago Tony Arnold reports on how trump's comments have United Illinois Republicans and Democrats former Illinois governor rod will glade which went down in infamy with this two thousand eight secretly wiretapped catch phrase I've got this thing and it's cold and at a given up for nothing that expletives golden single coil which refers to was getting to a point Barack Obama's replacement to the U. S. Senate the jury eventually convicted will go a bunch of leveraging that power to try to enrich himself he was also convicted of shaking down a horse race track owner and the head of a large children's hospital for campaign donations trump did not mention those convictions when talking with reporters on Air Force One last night he said he's thinking of commuting bill going which is prison sentence calling it unfair from call James call me a quote sleaze bag and quote an arguable boy which was treated quote unbelievably unfairly that's exactly how illinois' former First Lady Pat able boy that she has framed what happened to her husband in numerous appearances on fox news in an attempt to get trumps attention these people are so far from LA Eliot ness there a million light years away John Cullerton is the democratic president of the Illinois state Senate which impeachable boy which he accuses the president of trying to use this case to get out of a political jam it's just a diversion it's just a diversion Cullerton says president trump is trying to change the subject from his response to the mass shootings in Dayton and el Paso governor gray which sits in jail wondering whether the service or not we're just a diversion to not confronting the fact that he was very incendiary in this comment even Illinois Republicans disagree with the president on this topic Jim Durkin as the current Illinois house GOP leader and was the ranking house Republican during bill going which is impeachment hearings speaking from his car he says he finds trump's comments a bit odd wrestle with many things that this Republican president is done he's got an office he just had this blessed and there can does the president will get no political points with Republicans or Democrats if he does rob will go a rich a favor after all the glade which appealed his case got a few convictions dropped in still got stuck with fourteen years rubble grave it's is such a stain on Illinois politics that even now ten years after his arrest Republicans still invoke the former governor's name to attack Democrats in the state GOP leader Jim Durkin says there are many other people in prison who are far more deserving of having their sentences commuted then rod bill

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"News it's sponsored by a penny mustard furnishings and with the news here's maple Walker thanks Laurin is currently mostly cloudy and a high of sixty four at o'hare a viral video yesterday shows dozens of people climbing over fencing at Lollapalooza before police could stop the rash I know they do a securities is very well stopping and I realize people could get together and do that so easily that's wild I think it happens every year though turns out none of those going over and around the fencing got into the concert because there are several security fences within the complex along with additional layers of security the state of Armen of public health is warning about the dangers of vaping after three teens were hospitalized after experiencing severe breathing problems public health director doctor in goes the Izzy Kay says many people incorrectly assume vaping as a safe alternative to cigarettes we actually don't know everything we need to know about that we know that there are many dangers chemicals and the unknown chemicals with these products having coming in up to I think last count maybe eight thousand different flavors we really don't know what's in each of these products there have also been eleven confirmed and seven suspected cases of severe pulmonary disease among teens in Wisconsin who reported vaping AZ Kay says they are trying to determine if it's a specific product contributing to the problem Illinois state senator Tom color ten of Villa Park has been indicted on federal charges that he took benefits and salary from the teamsters for nearly three years while doing little or no work governor Pritzker says he hasn't received a lot of details at this point but I can say this that our elected officials should be held to a very high ethical standards I'm extremely disappointed and frustrated he faces thirty nine counts including one count of conspiracy to embezzle from a labor union color ten is a cousin of illinois' as Senate president John Cullerton the remains of a missing Chinese scholar believed to have been kidnapped and murdered in twenty seventeen could be in it Illinois the landfill WGN's rhyme borough reports the attorney for the family of union John says federal authorities have reason to believe the body of the twenty six year old is in a landfill in downstate vermilion county the information reportedly provided as part of an immunity agreement by the attorney for bread Christian said the man convicted of John's kidnapping torture and murder Christiansen a former university of Illinois graduate student was sentenced to life in prison last month it's unclear search efforts are under way at the two landfills in million county.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WGN Radio

"News sponsored by team Hochberg it's mostly clear eighty two at o'hare the EMC says it has a message for anyone trying to jump the fence and get into Lollapalooza offenders will be charged with criminal trespassing the statement says no one died in after the attempted breach today have a perimeter fence the robust security plan is working and there are many layers of fencing Illinois state senator Tom color ten a villa park is been indicted on federal charges that he took benefits and salary from the teamsters for nearly three years while doing little or no work governor Pritzker says he hasn't received a lot of details at this point but I can say this that our elected officials should be held to a very high ethical standards I'm extremely disappointed and frustrated color ten faces thirty nine embezzlement counts color ten is a cousin of Illinois Senate president John Cullerton three buildings suffered damage in an extra alarm fire this afternoon at Logan square it happened in the thirty five hundred block of west diversity one firefighter is in good condition after suffering a minor injury to his shoulder the fire has now been put out the remains of a missing Chinese scholar believed to have been kidnapped and murdered in twenty seventeen could be in Illinois land fell the attorney for the family of union John says federal authorities have reason to believe the body of the twenty six year old is in a landfill in downstate vermilion county the information reportedly provided as part of an immunity agreement by the attorney for bread Christian said the man convicted of John's kidnapping torture and murder Christiansen a former university of Illinois graduate student was sentenced to life in prison last month it's unclear search efforts are under way at the two landfills in vermilion county Ryan Berg WGN news president trump says he was that intending to send what he called a wise guy tweet about the attempted robbery at the Baltimore home of one of his loudest critics democratic congressman Elijah Cummings.

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"john cullerton" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

02:03 min | 2 years ago

"john cullerton" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"State to a Lollapalooza security remains tight the office of emergency management telling the Tribune there were ten arrests mainly for possession of a controlled substance that's down from last year and twenty one EMS transports half alcohol related plus dozens of cell phones were stolen in the mosh pits crowds keep pouring in to see a hundred seventy bands take over eight stages as the festival lasts through Sunday the big headliner tonight is childish Gambino it goes until ten PM an Illinois state senator has been indicted on federal charges that he took benefits and salary from the teamsters for nearly three years while doing a little or no work Gail reports prosecutors say that Thomas color ten a villa park is charged with thirty nine counts of embezzlement from a labor union one count of conspiracy to embezzle and one count of making false statements and health care matters the indictment seems to indicate that teamsters president Junglee senior flipped on caller to goalie played guilty this week to shaking down Chicago center space film studio and has been cooperating with the feds an attorney for college and releasing a statement saying in part that quote the action by the US department of justice has nothing to do with Mr color tens work in the Senate but is the result of false claims by this race teamsters boss John Coley in an apparent attempt to avoid penalties for his wrongdoing these allegations are simply not true color ten a causative Illinois Senate president John Cullerton represents north eastern new page county Mikhail W. LSA ME ninety news university of Illinois kidnap victim Ying sang's body could be in a downstate vermilion landfill former grad student Brent Christiansen was recently sentenced to life for killing sang now comes word his attorneys provided new and vital information to authorities under an immunity agreement press conference could reveal more this afternoon there's more polling to be done with two days after the Democrats slug it out in Detroit just eight candidates are at the level that would allow them to move on to the Houston debate Bob Costantini explains there was debate about his debate performance with Joe Biden remains the Democratic Party front runner for the nomination among Democrats hello morning consult poll has the former vice president and thirty two percent just slightly less than polls showed him.

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