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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

04:18 min | 10 months ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"See, this is just another either attempt to sort of a camp down crime through sort of a public relations attempt that could potentially have the biggest impact not on so called gang leaders or king pings, but sort of You know, average black and Latino Chicago into me now or more likely to be disproportionately targeted by police and be caught up in the sort of criminal activity just because of their proximity to it, So it's going to be quite a fight over and, uh, attempt that I think the mayor thought was going to be relatively state like I want to get your everyone's opinion on, uh, the budget that is going to be coming out from Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Um, on Monday. Is that right, Greg? Yeah, it is, And I think there's there's two questions and kind of if you knew the answer that kind of answer each other one is it's how she can spend $2 Billion that we were getting from the latest federal covered relief bill, known as ARP, at some of it is, she's indicated is going to be is going to be the pay off old debts. The city borrowed money in anticipation of getting this federal grounds, but a lot of it that this is going to be this use it. For short term needs long term investments. Uh, there's going to be a lot of big food fight about that, because progressives in the City Council particularly some pretty good, pretty bold ideas about how they want to want to spend the money on things. I could guarantee an income and money, expanded mental health services and so forth. Um the other question is, How does she feel The whole budget, which is $733 million. As of as of last month. Um, I expect that some of it is going to be the mirror signals She's going to refund. At city debt to pay for the cost in the middle police contract. That's part of it. I expect apology another big tip surplus the B a little automatic property tax increase. But the mayor has specifically not said whether she's going to be raising other taxes and see, she said, Wait and see. Ray, your thoughts here? Well, I just I just don't see how you dig out of us $700 million home about some kind of bladder of taxes. Um and I think that's what Greg is happily more than athlete outlined your but the question is, you know where it will hit, and we know obviously, um, everybody's wallets, but we just don't know whose wallets we hit the hardest. Will it be some kind of sales tax on services? Doubtful, but possible. It's been talked about before, but there's a whole platter of things and Wooden shoes, keeping us guessing. That means that there will be a lot of discussion after she outlines it for sure. Yeah, I'll be watching very closely to see what needs budget for the Chicago police Department is that the mayor proposes and there are a number of progressive alderman who wants to see the department $1.7 billion 2021 budget reduced in 2022 that money you to pay some More mental health services and more violent production programs, the mayor said. That's not going to happen that the police Department budget shoes, said she Affect me grow year over year as they strive to increase, um, the recruiting classes so they can still several 100 vacant officer positions. And she wants to expand the city's mental health programs for officers because she says, that the officers are really struggling to cope with the trauma that they experience on the job. And, of course, after the shooting death of Officer L, a French while on duty that will be uppermost in the mind. Signs of a lot of alderman as they start. What's going to be a very fraught process of approving a budget for 2022. Well, that'll do it for the round table will keep our eyes there on City Hall on Monday and see what happens. My thanks this week to, uh Lynn Sweet of the Sun Times. Greg Hinds of Crain's Chicago business..

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:55 min | 10 months ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Washington, D. C Bureau chief Lynn Sweet Greg Hinds of Crain's Chicago business. Heather Sharon of WTTW, Chicago tonight and Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune. I guess the governor released a letter. To some lawmakers and others talking about Afghan refugees and what the state is doing to welcome them in. Greg, You did a piece on this, Uh, I believe in in cranes. What is the latest one of the numbers look like it's the latest is that we've all been watching and seeing all these people who have been essentially flood Afghan in Afghanistan in a rush, who are, uh, allied with us and are being held now U. S military bases all over The world. This closest Wisconsin as far as away as Germany, and, uh and Qatar. Um, and the process of vetting most people and making sure they're not. Security risk is now is moving along, and the federal government is now in the process of getting ready to start to resettle some of those folks permanently in this country, so they contacted local officials, including including local eighties, his hair and L. Michael Pritzker's office and the government this week sent out a letter saying that the state is Getting ready right now to house 830 people throughout the state. The White House is slightly different number 860 that potentially over the next year, so we could you might see as many as 3000 to pay on how much federal aid we get. And the ability of local post to take care of it. Um, uh, These people are, uh they're friends of ours. They're being tested for covid and everything else. Now they're being fairly A fairly well valid from my understanding, and the government says that, hey, this is a humanitarian things These people helped us, and we now need to help them. I'm surprised there's not more frankly coming this way. And I think that there may be more, uh, on the horizon. But reality is that you know, if we're going to be a welcoming city in a welcoming state, we should be opening our Or arms to it. Now there's going to be a blowback, obviously, but from some people who don't want, uh, any more people coming into the state. Uh, but I believe that you know, a lot of the leaders have made it clear that this is a walking in state. So to me, the number sounds a little low. Well, here is the reason how that number came to be it, as was explained to me by a state official the the number the federal government is listening to state governments, and they're not like giving us an assignment, like prepare for X number. Uh, after doing a survey the state found this is what the media capacity could be and even No longer range. It's 1000. So when you say, couldn't we do more? Here's why we can't, uh, as it was explained to me that some of these refugee agencies were just decimated during the trump years, so they have to gear up again. It's starting over. You know, you just don't turn this on and off like a spigot, so they have to go. Uh, D hiring training, putting together their You know, we re assembling their apparatus for dealing with these, you know, with the refugees, and when you say that you in turn some backlash. One of the other things I was told is that the state has no intention of not putting people were there now we're going to be safe so Where they are resettled two degrees based on the resources that they come and again don't underestimate the need for more federal support that Greg mentioned. We only get to 3000 if there's more federal help, So I think this is a very fluid situation right now. I understand. That the first few dozen of, uh Afghans have arrived very recently in the area. I'm not sure exactly where they are. The other thing is there. There's a bit of protectiveness right away to, um you want the people to feel safe, so it's not like The state is giving out. We have 12 refugees that are at the whatever house in Evanston and 10 and, yeah, Pilsen and 20 and Smoky and Christine and Tenley Park, But they don't want to call attention to people. You know, we as reporters. I know we'll figure this out. But there is a sense that they want people to not only feel welcomed feel safe. Yeah, only repeat that we've done this kind of thing before. Anybody who's familiar with the north side of Chicago would know that after the Vietnamese war and and then a lot of lot of people from Vietnam ended up here and by all indications, it become Americans just like the rest of us and our contributors society and, uh and I would hope the other parts of bumps. This is the kind of thing we need to do. I agree with Brandon is there Big enough support system here. Afghan wise are there A big Afghan presence. Oh, well, you don't need necessarily an Afghan president to have a support system, uh, in terms of, but I mean, I think We know we don't have a huge Afghan community. If you think of Chicago in the way that we do it having a Polish American community and some other, uh historical ethnic groups, uh back into just so many Chicago is our own little melting Pat. I think that more. I think the thing that will make more sense to think of this in terms of its are there other immigrant communities where you speak to saying language or have the same religion? Or have resources where you just have what you need. So, uh the other thing is a lot of these people are since they are the people who worked with Americans before might actually be able to, uh Get on their own feet faster than some other immigrant groups. We had the people that are in this special immigrant visa, classroom or partners with the United States. Military and related agencies in Afghanistan may well be able to get on their feet sooner and have their own preference. Where to live. I want to make it clear everybody listening. Uh, if no one is telling people where they have to live once they have here and there legally set up, you know people could go live with a want It's just that if you are in need of a lot of health and aid, uh, you have all these resources are easier to Spence of people. You know, live in one area. So this will be a work in progress. Especially insane If the federal aid comes to Illinois for this, and we'll have, uh, let Lin have the last word there. I know you have another commitment, so we'll let you go. Thanks for hopping on. Okay. Thank you. Heather. I want to pivot and ask you about Alderman Jim Gardner. It just keeps piling on for him. Right? Besides the rumors of the FBI investigation, the Chicago Board of Ethics Now weighing in what are they saying? Well, the Chicago board is also found probable cause to believe that Alderman Gardner twice violated cities Ethics Ordinance by one seeking a court record that in an attempt to smear a man who owns a business in his far Northwest side Ward but had organized a protest of something that the alderman was doing and that he violated the ethics ordinance. By seeking to retaliate against others who also opposed his Mm policies that was the latest but not the biggest problem facing the alderman who was just elected in 2019. I reported with my colleague Parish shuts that the FBI dating allegations of pay to play operations and his office as well as bribery, um, charges so the Alderman has not been charged with a crime yet. I wish I could tell you that I was able to speak with him that he has declined. Our invitations to appear on Chicago tonight, and he has not returned my phone calls seeking a statement. But it's clear that even as the ultimate took to before the City Council this week to sort of apologized for the profane, and the mystic parts of the text messages is still facing a significant number of inquiries about this question. Messages called for Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to investigate the ultimate as well..

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on Chicago Tonight

"There is as easy to say the federal prison sentences an onerous wouldn't have to serve it if it was if it was ended as i understand some of these charges carry a maximum fifteen years but they also the they possibly only carry probation alinsky. We have to either national news. The january six select committee put together by house speaker. Pelosi eight members. One of them is republican liz. Cheney the republican house leader kevin mccarthy can appoint five members. What do you think he's going to do. What's his play. Actually see the thirteen member panel. Technically closely can can play all of them she. The resolution is written that with council tation with kevin mccarthy. He could do it so that might keep some of the people who don't believe in reality off the panel. If mccarthy just wants to kind of blow up the thing it is not really of course that of the two people who voted with democrats on this select committee was adam kansan gir- from illinois who has been one of the leaders in trying to fight the trump ism wing of the party that believes in election denial conspiracy theories and non reality based things. The other one is liz cheney who did get picked for the panel columbine today when i watched her at this press briefing. Yesterday after they had their organizing meeting in front of pelosi's office it did strike me. Wow there she is. Standing with just with a group of democrats defiantly confidently and even proudly that. She took a position from pelosi kevin mccarthy in his press conference trash cheney in every way possible. I'd say it was like kindergarten. Liz cheney the only republicans really all in on moving the party and the country of beyond the election conspiracy theories and falsehoods. And that's it for us right now. We are out of time. So our thanks to patrick smith lynn. Sweet alice natkin and amanda finicky. And that is our show.

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

09:47 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Like Mac and cheese bites. Mozzarella sticks boneless wings, You know, I think about you don't really have to share the three for five sampler. Order on your sheets up and pick it up curbside sheets run and done. Subject. The Wildcats are back home for a rematch with 1/5 ranked Iowa Hawkeyes game. Edit the pregame A 10 45 the tip at 11. Chicago's Big 10 team plays on seventh one way get You caught up with the big political news on Friday morning, and here is the way it went with Lynn Sweet. Let's check in with the Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Sun Times. Lynn's sweet Good Morning, Lynn. Good Morning, Bob. Let let me let me ask you right off the bat here. What's it like driving around there in D C. Now? Well, I think the pictures that people have seen on CNN and that's NBC Fox. Whatever is your outlet of choice show that this is a city that is barricaded in the city center. So as you go. What? Why you see pictures of fencing around the capital around the White House and there soon will be sensing around the mall. When you strut out into the residential neighborhoods, it's normal. So it is to Washington's people that live here When you get into the neighborhood. Nothing's changed. But when you get to the the iconic city center And the Most important places of our democracy, that most symbolic places and the places where the in the place where the riot happened last week, it's heavily fortified. There's thousands and thousands of national guard out. But again as you get into the neighborhood, this is invisible. We heard Joe Biden's plan for more stimulus and help and my question is, do you think he's gonna have trouble in acting? That? Well, first of all, and acting. It is one thing. I think you mean when, when we talk about this big trillion dollars plus rescue plan, and he has to go through Congress and as Senator Dick Durbin reminded me. When we talked about it last night, the other Hold it. Rescue packages has the Senate with almost everyone. 92 96 members of the Senate. So in this case when the Democrats will hold the majority in the Senate. Ah, lot of this film may go now There's some of it that have Things that Republicans may fight for $15 minimum wage, but A lot of these elements are things everybody needs that would include a $1400 cash payment that would be in addition to the 600 that people should or will be getting under them to make it up to 2000 extended unemployment. Age of small business, transit agencies, local governments these air things every buddy needs no matter their politics, So I think it has a high likelihood of getting another made the elements that you know you argue over but something's going to happen. But yes, And then your second question about enactment biting this attacking the government would pros. People are doing jobs that they be there done before our very familiar with En suite last night posted this column that Chicago sometimes dot com Headline President elect Joe Biden picks Senator Tammy Duckworth's to be a DNC vice chair. Did this surprise you, Lynn? Well, here is what surprised me is that it would be a political job that she wanted because she's going into a re election cycle herself in Illinois and 2022. Didn't bite in his been looking for a spot to put her in a higher place on his team. We know that she made the final round subpoenas vice presidential pick We know that she was in place and mentioned play that is to be defense Secretary or Veterans Administration secretary. So having this spot it's a DNC still gives her A blow to play in. The administration doesn't have to leave the Senate, and she's one of several bites chairs, so it gives her a chance to also flex some different muscles than running an agency You're working in the work is a zoo a further I think she also will be expected to do. Perhaps if we ever get back to traveling or fundraising or appearances or something, you know that could lead to other things to keep her national profile up to What do you see? Looking ahead past the inauguration of Joe Biden for the Republican Party. In the in the Post Trump in the post Trump era. I don't know what Republican Party will emerge from this Is that the party of the of the Trump Party where the you know we did get 75 million or so votes. Right and got 81 million. And you want to respect that, within the base of Donald Trump's voters are people who believe in some of the policies that he did support. Conservative judges his east policy. There are things there that you acted in another time and place. He should have been taking the few victory laps, leaving on a high note he did get the colored vaccine developed. Over out. He didn't want to go there. So you have an Illinois and nationally a Republican party's at a crossroads. I don't know how they rebuild right now because of their own divisions within themselves, including The lawmakers that said nothing about about the election deniers. Once. What happened the terrible January 6th at the Capitol once that fades a little bit more, Although it's going to take a long time, will Will. Donald Trump have any power over Republicans when this is all over? I think absolutely well one. We also have to see how the Senate impeachment trial goes, and we don't know when it's going to begin how long it's going to be whether doubly witnesses and whether Trump himself will testify. So his role is been severely handicapped because he lost his Twitter account. He can't communicate directly with the 80 million people. Maybe a few million more. I don't have the number exact that he was able to on a moment by moment basis, So it's some ways he can't. He's not the man he wasps. He may find alternative means to communicate, But nothing will be as good for the short term is that so he still will be a factor. The fear debt got him power that he would support people to run in primaries against Republicans. I think that, at least in the 2022 cycle in some places will still be a real threat to incumbent Republican Republicans. There are many who think that the trump who might have some 2024 potential, and power is Ivanka. What do you think? Oh, no, no, no, I don't. I don't agree with that. She has She doesn't have her father's ability to mesmerize. She doesn't have her father's ability and track record to be able to get a crowd. Now there is a movement that still will. It still exists now, Trump and Trumpism Should blend your questions I have about the future of the Republican Party and Ivanka Vaca cut represents the trump wing of the Republican Party, which Trump's popularity may not be transferable. I don't see how it can be. She is in aloof, remote person. Who is as if you look at her and see her strikes you as elitist. Now chiefs. She doesn't have that touch that Trump had to be able to talk to people to make them think he's relating to them their grievances their lives. And you do have to respect that. Real lives of people who are hurting are out there and usually we see government there to help people who need No, he'd help rather than the other way around. But into this confusing mess if you put a vaca and she doesn't have that kind of base, and she doesn't have a story. What's her business story that you went to work for her? Dad? Bob, what would you say? It's your achievement. Land sweet in Washington for the sun times and on WGN for us this morning. Yeah. Always interesting to hear your take on things. Lin, have a good weekend. Thanks. Thanks so much for having.

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"S Bureau of the census failed to meet its deadline to report numbers for the current census. What are the implications of that for Illinois? Actually, I think that there that that maybe some good news for Illinois Um you know, the Current administration was trying not to count every person which has been the practice for most of our history in this country, and so, uh, I think when we have the new administration takeover in Joe Biden and Kamila Harris. They may put an end to that pass and make sure that everyone is counted. There may be some, um, accommodations made to try to fix, um, situations or their pockets in the city of Chicago and in deep Southern Illinois. Where, Um, the census count didn't go very well. Um, And so it might actually be helpful in that regard to make sure that everybody's voices are heard and counted and we get A fuller. Um, measure of the resource is we deserve the way it's going to you think we might lose not just one, but two reps in Congress? I certainly hope that's not the case. Um You know, we're all waiting to see what the Census Bureau actually comes up with. In that regard, it's It's still unopened question. I think that would be Terribly, terribly devastating and disappointing, but it's certainly a strong possibility. If you had any advice for Governor Pritzker for 2021. What would it be? Ah, you know, I would say embrace of this moment and, uh, you know, use it to your best opportunity. Um, you know, you have already. Pretty significant defeat with the fair tax going down, and, um So, you know, learn from that that the people want and expect, um more ethical operations and government and use your bully pulpit pulpit to go after those and achieve them. And, uh, you know, give us the fair redistricting that you Campaigned on and give us some changes in the ethics laws boost, Um back up demand. Those kinds of things work with lawmakers to get those things done in past. Early on, and I think it will serve the governor well and serve the people well and actually give him much better footing from which to seek another office or seek reelection. Good luck with that. That's Madeline due back. She leaves change Illinois. One of the public interest groups that's trying to reform state government has always meddling. Thanks for being with us. My pleasure, Bill. Thanks for having me. After a break Our roundtable with Lynn Sweet Ray Long, Greg Hines, friends, Spielman and had this around some of the words that you submitted.

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

05:06 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"L s 44 years ago this Sunday, The first Mayor Daley. Richard J. Daley, died at age 74. Bill Cameron will feature Some classic cuts from Richard J. Daley Daley one on connected to Chicago, and he has an all Star cast with him. Lynn Sweet Ray Long, Greg Hines, Fran Spielman, Heather Sherone and our own Nick Gail. Bill, Bill. Thanks for jumping on that short notice this afternoon. We appreciate it, sir. Sure you're on how you doing? I'm doing well. When Mayor Daley went to the doctor in Michigan Avenue 44 years ago this weekend, was he in poor health? Yeah, he was He had been and it events on the south side with the parks boss, Ed Kelley shooting baskets and he became ill. And so the detail took him up to North Michigan Avenue to see his doctor. But when he got there, the elevator wasn't working. So he had to climb the stairs. And he finally made it to the doctor's office and collapsed in the doctor's office Examining room had died. Is his legacy, shoot to kill or is the best builder, the most prolific builder Chicago's ever had. Well, you know, the liberals would, of course, you know, tagging before shoot to kill and 68 convention so called police riots. But you've got to give Richard J. Daley credit also for keeping Chicago the city that works with one man making all the decisions with Alderman and Ward bosses backing him up. And in that way with putting the power all in one man, you had a city that works for Ah lot of people, but not everybody. You know, I've been here since 88, I guess. And my thought on Richard J. Daley never had a number of biographies about him both political and personal. Is that if you wheeled the kind of influence of both he and, of course, his son dead. There's no reason ever to take a paper bag full of money. I'm not saying that corruption didn't exist. It's certainly the quid pro quo as well. In use during the Richard J. Daley administration. That being said, Do you think they ever personally profited monetarily from? Well a stick with Richard J. Daley from being mayor in the in the boss? Well, you know, the feds looked at him up and down for 35 years and they couldn't find it, although in the corruption trial of a Cook County Work a guy named Eddie marriage. He was convicted have taken 500 bucks for each voting machine he took from Shupe voting and Yeah. Prosecutor. Dan Webb at the time I got this out of out of Eddie Barrett and the predecessor, Daddy Barrett was Richard J. Daley, who was making the same deals for voting machines. So you do have An implication in one corruption trial. That daily may have gotten envelopes in his desk for voting machines. But the case was never brought and daily was never touched. So I can't say that he was corrupt. But there is that one anecdote. Cause I asked Dan Webb at the time, Uh, can we assume that was the president going from the previous administration? And he said yes. That voice and context belongs to our own Bill Cam in the dean of City Hall reporters John Dempsey, bill as I think Back on, you know, December of 1976 when Richard J. Died. My recollection and you can tell me if if this is accurate, the president pro TEM of the City Council was 34th Ward Alderman Wilson Frost. Who was black, and by right, he should have ascended to become mayor. But they didn't want to have an African American as mayor. So they had a deal and they made him the chairman of the finance committee instead. And they made Bilandic the mayor is that is my memory accurate. Almost Wilson for us to run up to the mayor's office and try to occupy it after daily died. Then negotiations in suit and Frost made a deal since succession was in dispute. To take City Council Fast Committee chairmanship and the Cadillac that came along with it. And in that deal, uh, might've Atlantic Did assume acting mayor ship He swore he wouldn't run for it. But in 77, he did run for it, and it was elected on Lee to lose it to Jamie Byrne. And 79. Bill. How many classic Richard J. Daley clips will you have included in connected to Chicago? I think I counted 56. It's It's great stuff. For some. It's a comedy album for theirs..

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To call it a win win right now will throw back a few minutes. And ask this question. Which direction should you ride your bicycle today? That's what we Talked about few minutes ago. You know the answer Call in now and when the T shirt if you're the first caller, which direction should you ride your bike today? 312981 72 100. Yesterday we talked with political reporter an analyst Paul is Nick of WG MTV. Yesterday, As Steve reported, President elect Biden announced his Covad Taskforce and when we talked to Paul at the end of our broadcast yesterday We wanted to know a little bit more about his perspective On the aftermath of the election, the vote's still being counted and possible legal action. Well, numbers won't actually be certified by the states for a while, but given effect will be a recount in Georgia, and some of the investigations at the Trump campaign is sort of saying, Hey, look, they have brought here and there. The bottom line is that, for example, on recounts You never turn around more than you know. A few votes, a couple dozen boats, maybe a new election back in Wisconsin, a while back. That was 100 votes. You need to turn thousands and thousands over for the election results turn around, So that's just not gonna happen. But you know, listen, they can certainly make the legal challenges they want to make on it. Delay sting. And here's the thing. The General Services Administration, which is that entity that has to sign the paperwork that says Joe Biden is the president elect, and here's $9.9 Million to begin the transition process. Administrator refused to sign the papers. So what That means is the fight Administration, which is ready to go in to start working on pandemic relief. That kind of thing. They can't do anything because all the money is locked up until those papers get signed. We haven't heard anything about Dr Fauci of being part of this Biden administration heavily. Well, he wouldn't You know, we haven't accepted Joe Biden to give a speech while back when President Trump at a rally, said he'd put me with fire Ouchy. Biden came out and said, Well, I'm going to hire Douchey. So I guess with that public pronouncement, we can assume Dr Apology isn't going anywhere with President can't fire pouch anyway? He's not a trump appointee at a presidential appointee, so I think The news for those people who are fans of how she will be the house. She isn't going anywhere. It's certainly by the administration will keep him around. It is worth noting. If you don't mind that on the first day of the bite administration There will be lots of executive orders that are coming out. Want to chat about that For a minute? I think people will find it interesting. The direction the bite administration will take things. Sure What's on the top of Joe Biden's list? Do you think So that yeah, the top of his list aside from all this pandemic, really, because that's what everybody's talking about what he plans to re offer support of the USA to the World Health Organization, which, as you know, President Trump pulled out of he plans to put us back into the Paris climate accord, which President Trump pulled us out ofthe. He plans to get rid of the Muslim ban on travel. Which, of course, was one of the very first things that happened under the Trump administration. That's going to go away and he's going to reinstitute doctor to prove it to protect dreamers until Congress if it can get its act together an immigration but They will be protected under the bite administration. So it goes to show executive orders mean President Obama was forced to do something he couldn't Attackers do anything, and President Trump walked doing executive orders. It goes to show they're only worth the paper they're written on while you're in the office, and then they can all go away and that's about what's happened. Gonna happen. Lynn Sweet in the Sun Times speculates. Maybe it's more than speculation. That Valerie Alexander, a former chief of staff for Senator Dick Durbin, may be part of the Biden Harris team. Now Senator Tammy Duck Worth could become the Defense Department secretary or Department of veteran affairs chief and the Melody Hobson. Oh CEO and President. Burial Investments who's married to George Lucas has is being mentioned as possibly getting a top spot in the administration. What are you hearing? You agree with all that? I'm hearing? I'm hearing some of that. I'm certainly during the Tammy or possible appointment. Look, you've got people to judge. One sure is going to work his way up. A lot of people are looking at what about Elizabeth Warren or or Bernie Sanders? The thing that lives with Warren is Massachusetts has a Republican governors. You'd end up pointing Republican replace her. So that's not likely chief of staff for President Biden was elected in Iran claimed it was his chief of staff is vice president. So I think what you're going to see that kind of sub arrives, you're going to see a lot of Obama Biden team members coming back into the fray. But here is one thing I can tell you, which is, you know, people are already waiting. And when sweets comments already about, you know the Cabinet appointment, who's going to be You're not gonna get Cabinet appointments for awhile that comes down the line. First, you're going to get White House staff kind of appointed chief of staff. You might even get a chief of staff announcement later in the week. You're gonna get those appointment because those appointments that President elect Biden can make you don't need to go to the Senate to get approval. So the Cabinet appointments come later because you need Senate approval in court. Right now. We're not even sure who is going to be running the Senate. Do we have those runoff elections January 5th and how nicely The Senate will play in the sandbox with President Biden, if in fact, Mitch McConnell maintains his role as leader of the Senate. W. GMTV political analyst. Paul is nicked It is 5 53 d from Lamont is on the phone and the you You know the answer. You know what we were talking about a few minutes ago for the throwback W g N radio T shirt, throw back a few minutes and Answer the question. Which direction should you ride your bike today? The North. To the north That's writing being gusty winds out of the south today and warm but windy. And by the evening rush hour wet Do you have planned for today? D Um, actually, we're because it's such nice weather. We're off doing stuff around the house, the yard and everything like 50 and sacking groceries. Lupin dente. Can I just interject something quick, I guess. Oh, okay. Well, I think a couple of decades ago Um, we had a little bit like women, the other ring at Silver Cross Hospital, and you and your lovely wife were there. And, uh, you were speakers and, uh and that was the most enjoyable time and I believe we have generated that time. And First time I ever tasted Astra, JJ. I know it does not take place. They asked, was I speaking to a group of Ah ah ostrich farmers. No, no, no, Just it was just forget what was the lady's group? And there was some Seif too. I think I left before dinner was served. Dee, we're going. We're going to send you the exclusive WG radio Throwback Retro logo T shirt. It's very nice. It's a very comfy you, Khun! Sleep in it were it out because it's a lovely powder blue and we will send that, Teo. What? Great Thank you so much bad. Well, thank you very much Good talking to you, D and ah! I hope you have a nice day and later on, maybe a nice ostrich dinner..

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

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06:26 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"President Trump is On his way out the White House because of the boats that have been counted so far. He can't change it by a tweet. He only hope he has it For some reason he really does uncover What reasons to challenge the ballot. So far, we've heard rhetoric, not fact. But it takes more time for people to see what lawsuit may still come. That's fine. President elect bite and meanwhile, is making a priority of his is his promises. Monday morning, he unveiled his Corbett A task force. They're working on, perhaps getting a deal in this lame duck by pointing Which got me into this. A pivot here is that I don't see any sign yet that Trump will sign anything that he thinks is helping Democrats who helped get him out the door. Yeah, I I hope that doll on all that Congress can figure that out. I mean, I know the Republicans are saying they won't sign anything over a trillion dollars and that there was some holdups routine What Democrats Republicans in Congress wanted, but now it just feels a Ziff I don't know. I just I hope that that I hope that becomes a reality for the folks that really related, so we'll wait and see on that. Let's talk about some of the local people who may be named to the Joe Biden administration who may be joining him in Washington I noticed is this is this already happened, Dr. Zeke Emanuel. You know, brother of Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to be part of the covert task force. I'm seeing. Right, and that started this morning. That's an official announcement. Also a former commissioner of Chicago Health Department whose name escapes me, But if you have Julie Marina, Dr Julie Marina Julie Morita, and she was in the pointy insured in in the Mayor, Rahm Emanuel administration, she's also on the task force. She's now at the Robert Wood Foundation. So those appointments republic are made task force met this morning, the biggest name out there from Chicago. Sheila Nix and well known to those of us who cover politics, Maybe not to the general public. Next was the chief of staff to Jill Biden. It was the second lady of the United States during the Obama administration, and during the Obama Biden reelection campaign. She was a chief of staff to Joe Biden. He's been working on the binding campaign is a senior advisor. She helped run the Illinois biting campaign from its early days and she is Just positioned if she wants it. I think you have a top spot. In the incoming administration. Mellody Hobson, also on the list, the uber successful financial person, There are areas Ariel Investments, the CEO there she's you know, she's on the list of what for what would she get? Well, she so here's kind of a different I think Nick's. It's really already involved in the Biden world, and it's part of the bite in orbit. So on a sheet on an on ramp. I believe if she wants it so to other people Melody hops in who was a big fundraiser for Biden and Senator Tammy Duckworth's have also been mentioned, so they're kind of goes into a more speculative place. So Tammy Duckworth's was on the short list to be a Biden vice president. Uh, wounded Iraq War vet has also been mentioned as perhaps in line. Defense secretary or the secretary. So for my two cents worth he is. She thinks she has military in her DNA as a commander in chief would ask her to do something to serve. That's who she is. But I also want to say she is very happy being a senator from Illinois. And if the Democrats take control of the Senate, she would be in line eventually, perhaps to be the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, So she's on a very, very big ramp. For a very big career in the Senate, and who knows what that could lead so I think no matter what happens to Tammy Duckworth's, by the way, just being on the short list is vital. Vice president puts you in a very influential spot whether or not she's officially in the administration, Linda just have a few seconds left here, and we'll be talking about this later on the show with different people, but the transfer of power. I just want to get your take on it. Did you see the General Services Administration admin Emily Murphy she was doing the Sunday morning talk shows in her Maybe Saturday. She was on our side shows and she was saying that they're going to abide by the law. But they're not. She's not ascertaining the Biden is the president elect yet and that until she does that, the funds that they need the federal agencies for staffing and everything like that doesn't fall into place that there is a hold up there. So let me let me be called. Therefore our listeners, I'll do it quickly. That's true, and it will be resolved in a few weeks because once the electoral college meets, it will be settled. Now. Lucky for the people of the United States is that Biden already has been eight years in the administration and hums of people around him who had worked in the White House. So losing these weeks isn't great. But you have people who know where that where everything is and what to look for and have years of experience of in In the administration. Of the government. So it's the damage of any of this is lesson than it otherwise would have been. If you had someone come in without the White House experience that Biden and the people around him have Speaking of years of experience, we respect yours, Lin and we certainly I always appreciate your perspective on these things. So thank you. Thanks for the time today you and keep track with what I'm doing on Twitter with Lynn. Sweet will do. Thank you. Lin. Have a good afternoon. Thank you. It's Lynn Sweet. She is the Washington bureau chief for the Chicago Sun Times coming up. We're going to talk with Dick Simpson. He's good. He's the guy. You can explain where politics and history kind of intersect and he can talk also about the transfer of power. Look back in history has ever been this contentious. Will he'll tell us coming up?.

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05:27 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Mentioned just before the break there. It's 1 20 that we were going to talk about. What will a Joe Biden presidency? What does that look like? What does it mean to Illinois and to Chicago? And what kinds of local folks What names we might recognise, may also be tapped, too. He and his administration. Lynn Sweet, the Washington bureau chief scribe sometimes joins us to talk about this. Lynn. How you doing? Great Thanks for having me on things coming down their little Washington Or is it done just as exciting as always, never come when you're bringing in a new president. So now there's plenty plenty to report on the departure. President Trump And the incoming president. Yeah, I'll say, but let's get to some of the bigger stuff in a second. But just just just here, you know, locally looking at Illinois and what Abidin President might mean to us here, you know you, you know, obviously, In the past, there's been a contentious relationship between President Trump and our governor and mayor to say the very least, and now that will look very different. What does that translate into the input in terms of stuff we should care about? Well, okay, so the Chicago hating by the president of the United States is done, so that's number one on that was the source of friction that was totally unnecessary. So in the new chapter, you're going to have a president who's sympathetic to helping cities and states whether or not their sanctuary cities and whether or not they're led by Democrats. So that that's just a starter. Whether or not the main thing both the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago, need from the federal government in the wake of the economic collapse because of covet is money. Well, they haven't been able to get it out of this. Congress because many sticking points. It's still not clear yet if if the Senate would go along, and that that's why we're in a little bit of suspense, because we don't know for sure whether the Democrats or Republicans will control the Senate at the You have two Democrats control all branches of government. It would be very good. Financially for Chicago and the state of Illinois. Yeah, I was looking at that they were made. Mayor Lightfoot was asked about that because she's got to put her budget together. And she obviously does not think by the time she needs to have that budget together and approved by her alderman that They'll know whether or not cities or states are going to get any kind of funds for to help help with these these times. And so she's putting that together. It really does hinge. Don't you think on whether or not there is divided Congress or not land? Well, I think the brokering though Here's the difference. You had two thumbs against the scale against Democratic states and cities because you had the Republican Senate and the White House against him. Now you have only one thumb on the scale, so I think some progress will be made. Especially if the rhetoric is Lord. It's easier to make the case that when you ate the bill, for example, that the House passed, I think it may now would have helped 2000 local governments. Roughly. That's an estimate in Illinois. Some of those governments are Republican run. Some aren't but they would help people no matter their politics. Maybe we could call the writer Rick on this. And, you know, be a little more analytical and figuring out how to restart economies. Yeah, I thinkit's a great discussion. It's an important one. I think the other piece of that is the stimulus money. We talk about this all the time with the financial folks. When's that come in? Because folks are relying on that their businesses have been shut down their work. Their ability to work has been shut down, and there still doesn't seem to be much sign of any stimulus money coming their way. Do you think that changes now? Lynn? Is there some movement understanding that that's a priority or what? What do you thought there? Well, I think there is a priority. Whether or not it could get done in the lame duck session, which is starting now. I don't know. A lot depends on what the willingness will be of Mitch McConnell to bend. But as a practical matter, I wouldn't count on President Trump signing any bill that he thinks helps Democrats on his way out the door. Even if he's going to. He's got to be hearing. I mean, he's the one who said that, you know, look, Let's not get something done now. Get something done now for the people for the people. You You don't think if they were to prove something that he could have walked out a month ago, nothing changed. So I we have a president who has not yet acknowledged. History feed and I get that and we have a lot of ministers out there who You may want more time to pass before the election is to their mind result and I respect that The Electoral College doesn't meet until December. I think the process which I would like to address now, so I think that it was heated. Everything going forward is to coin The heat here and one keeping two. This is two having a lot of people believe that yes, indeed. Joe Biden won the presidency faring square. Justice Donald Trump won the presidency fair and square. Let the process work out if the Trump campaign has lawsuit has legitimate grounds to challenge ballots. I hope they do that. And don't give rhetoric about illegal votes, go to court and tell us the evidence..

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06:33 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Crisis counseling and referral services could be accessed by calling 1 800 gambler 1 804 to 6 to 537. To follow up on Lieutenant David Haines, Emerald City. Other are two ones that 39 38 North Sheridan. The other is an uptown at 12 24 West Wilson 7 22 now and two, Washington D. C. We go sometimes, Bureau chief out there. Lynn. Sweet joins us, Lin writes this morning. That. Ah, all Joe Biden had to do was make no mistakes and run out the clock. And did he accomplish it, Lynn? Good morning, Bob. Morning. Chicago. Yes, he did. He was able to do no harm, which is always the first job of any candidate at a big debate. Yeah, it seemed like it took him a while to get warmed up, didn't it? Really kid. On the other hand, the first topic was on the corona virus response to President Trump. And this is the Area that the biding campaign thanks. Trump is the weakest. This is how the biting campaign has framed a lot of its hopes to win and the On the way that Trump has Didn't hear hear. No just has conducted the reaction to the health and economic crisis spurred by the pandemic, so I think in the beginning, he kind of let Trump Speak. Also, Trump spoke first. And under these rules where you had two minutes of uninterrupted time or else your microphone would be needed. If you start interfering. It had a very powerful impact on Trump because it let him talk for two minutes. And it showed I think how he was able to only revert to talking points that he had. And I'm I'm pivoting a little bit. The question about is was what would you do in the next chapter? The pandemic response. And Trump promised to the exchange. And said he had taken a medicine that would secure the vaccine is in development. No one knows for plump. It is not for sure that we will have a vaccine. That will be accepted by Scientific authorities by the end of the year, But without getting into the details for the moment, I think both men found their footing this wass In contrast to the first debate quite a civil and policy oriented affair, except when Trump I was trying Teo get his attacks in on allegations of biding corruption. Yeah, I think Ah, President also benefited by the the rules and the A blowback from the first debate, and I think he came off much better and tell the story quickly. If he can Lin, you reveal what happened before the debate. Trump's team brought somebody over to the White House press pool. Tell us Tell us what happened. Okay, show the whole hoping with the run up to the debate, Wass and and in these past few days is that Trump is trying to do a big reveal that that they're supposed evidence of Hunter Biden. Biden Funds corruption in Ukraine, China places he traded on his father's name or worse, so there is a man who was a business associate. Hunter by then, Who's going to justify the Senate? Possibly today he had some evidence or e mails, but he was brought to the press people to read a statement before hand. Now this is what you do when you try and inject an element into a story. Trump mentioned him in the debate. But you had to know the backstory. He didn't mention the man's name. Who know Anu I heard of it for the first time yesterday. And he He put it out there, as he did with other elements of the supposed scheme, basically and words that in fences, he said, Laptop Okay. Right here after school. The more explaining than that. He used the word somebody. Somebody said something. Well, he was referring to this man. But As if he appeared out of the blue Anyway. That's the back story and also The issue. Just read the tweets leading up to the debate. The interviews that chief of staff Mark Meadows gave it was clear that they wanted I think to make Hunter, Biden and Joe Biden even more of an element of the debate, and they did, But with my compliments to Kristen Welker, the NBC correspondent who was the moderator, and with the new microphone throughout, I think this was the most. Beneficial to the debate to the public of any of the debates of any debate we've had, including the vice presidential clash, right, I agree, and I guess he could sum it up. The president attacked in Joe Biden promised and Ah, and we're glad we're done with this. And, you know, I mean, I I could pay to cover all this. So I needed happen. This is this is just what I do, so I I I take it as it comes up there. It had been that second. It's everyone knows who we're supposed to be. Another debate that was canceled after Trump got infected with Kobe 19, and he didn't want to do a virtual debate. So, yeah, I mean, I I take it into context. It is like asking a baseball writer. If they want fewer games. It's what you do. It's how it is. Well, we're all a little fatigued, though we happy when hopefully it will be over. You know the morning after the election, but who knows? Election week will be traveling about wait for Serge Lynn Sweet in Washington D C for the sometimes thanks has always been appreciated. Thank you, Bob. Coming up after the 7 30 news. We talked bears with Dan Hampton. That is simply not true. No, no, he's really gonna be here. Trust me on that..

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WGN Radio

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The state of Illinois 1400 new 1402 new cases of Copan 1914 additional deaths. The good news the positivity rate. 3.5%, and that's the lowest it's been since the end of July. Now, Paige, too. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, successor Well, that's AH story in politics. President Trump said he would choose a candidate to fill her seat this week. And it's almost the kind of death that you remember where you were and what you're doing. When you heard the news. There's an interesting story about her final days. Apparently, she was seeing family exercising, listening to opera doing the work of the court even officiated. At a wedding and Lynn Sweet reporting in the Sun times today that Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sze son lives here in Chicago. She died at sundown just before sundown on Friday, and we'll have more on that. We'll talk to Paul Lisnek, who actually Spent some time with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and he's got a Good Take on what may happen now as faras. Her successor is concerned. We'll get Teo back conversation after our 8 30 news this morning. Our third item this morning. This is sad to report Lowry's the famous prime rib restaurant downtown, announcing they're going to close at the end of this year after 46 years. They say it's due to many things, including the pandemic. Problems downtown and an expiring lease. They may relocate. They left the door open for a possible comeback somewhere else. The location at Russia and Ontario. Famous. The last day of service will be December. 31st I I haven't been there in a long time, but I used to like the cart and the horse radish sauce and they'd carve the the meat there at your table. And I liked all the side dishes. I'm going to be sad to see that go now. Everybody will be going there, right? Yeah, I I've been there years either. But you know, the one in Beverly Hills, which which I believed might have been the I don't know which one was first. I think that might have been. Yeah, I think so. But that one Is where it's a big part of the Rose Bowl tradition bill number because they have the beef bowl every year, where they bring the two football teams and its which team can put away more prime rib. Yeah, Well, let me tell you, I could put away a little bit myself at that place And you know no to self. When you open up your restaurant assumes you open up. Announce your closing That way you'll do great business age for people are talking about the Emmys last night. And Jimmy Kimmel. He was funny. Listen to him. Hello and welcome to the pan Demi's Wow. It's great toe finally see people again. Thank you for risking everything to be here. Thank me for risking everything to be here. You know what they say? You can't have a virus without a host. The big question that I guess we should answer is why would you have an award show in the middle of a pandemic? No, seriously. I'm asking Why are we having an award show in the middle of a pandemic? What the hell am I doing here? This is the year they decide They have to have a host. Why is a question I've been asked a lot this week and I get it. Yeah might seem frivolous and unnecessary to do this during a global pandemic. You know what else seems frivolous and unnecessary? Doing it every other year. What's happening tonight is not important. It's not going to stop Cove it It's not going to put out the fires, but it's fun. And right now we need fun. My God, do we need fun? This has been a miserable year is a bit a year of Division Injustice Disease zum school. Disaster and death. We've been quarantined and locked down. We've been confined to our homes like prisoners in a dark and lonely.

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:55 min | 2 years ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Coming up in a few minutes. Our number. One item, of course. Those numbers in Illinois another 772 New Corona virus cases, Thie highest single Day tally since May 18 more deaths announced. The seven day positivity rate holds now at 3.8% and that's the number you gotta watch the infection's number. That number has climbed up from 2.5% 3 weeks ago. And that is why the governor and a lot of us are very nervous page to be good Where your mask Congress continues to debate the next round of Corona virus Aid. The $600 unemployment enhancement ends today. Federal moratorium on evictions ended last Friday, leaving more than 12 million renters at risk for Being homeless. The Paycheck protection program, which still has 130 billion intended to help small businesses is set to expire August 8th. And after several days of negotiation is following the Republican Senate stimulus proposal. GOP and Democratic leaders are reportedly no closer to an agreement on what to do next. We will check in with Sometimes Washington bureau chief Lynn Sweet who's keeping a close eye at all this? She will join us at about 7 48 this morning for an update. Yes, Here's your alligator update. As Steve mentioned an alligator was captured in Lynwood officials first responded to a reported alligators sighting in Lake Lyn would Wednesday, according to the fire department there, Alex. The alligator was captured safely near Lake Linwood. The alligator will be quarantined for 30 days. And will then be sent to a licensed reptile park in a southern state. So it is the quarantine due to Corona Virus Fair's not sure about that. You know, we think it was wearing a mask. Well, that's good to know. A page for Apple's new iPhones, which have been consistently released in the last week of September, will be delayed this year due to supply chain issues. Apple Says the new phone will be a few weeks late. That could mean mid to late October for the release of was expected to be called the iPhone 12. Domine may concern Duncan is permanently closing 8% of its locations here in the United States. That's roughly 800 restaurants. The company announced the changes in its second quarter earnings released yesterday. Duncan described the closures as real estate portfolio rationalization. I believe a couple of times over the years when I've been fired. That's what they have said it's due to realestate portfolio rationalization. The affected locations are in low volume sales locations that represent 2% of U. S sales. More than half of the closures Aaron Speedway convenience stores. These locations. They're said to be closed by the end of this year. Duncan also said approximately 350 locations outside of the U. S. May permanently closed stand. Vai von Ewers and number six and, finally, some airline notes. United Warning it may need to furlough more pilots than previously expected about 3900 into 2021. Airline executives say the only way to avoid further cuts is if there's additional federal aid or an agreement to lower costs with the union. Meanwhile, Delta is tightening regulations for mask wearing on its flights. They released a statement this week saying masks with exhaust valves are no longer a lot on their aircrafts. Masks with exhaust valves are intended for use in industrial environments like instruction delight, inhaling material particles. However, they do not prevent the spread of virus particles. I haven't heard about that or seen too many people with those masks on planes. I have seen people with asthma. Suits, though on the Plains The exhaust in those masks allows virus particles to escape the mask. Which means that if you have Coben, 19 you actually could spread the disease while wearing the mask and Finally as Faras the airline buzz this morning. Emirates recently announced that They will pay for your funeral expenses. If you contract covert 19 in flight. Isn't that thoughtful? It's safe. Wow, First of its kind policy. Holding out $1765 per person for burial. Emirates previously offered to pay passengers who get Corona virus from their flights up to 176,000 in medical expenses and 100 $18 per diem for two weeks for hotel quarantine accommodations. I wouldn't know whether I would want the virus are you are, you know to stay healthy with that kind of all? I mean, is that supposed to make you want to fly the airline and if you're dead, How do you know they paid it? Peace, Sir, is our questions will be following you. Emirates. It's their new Ah campaign. The airline with a heart will pay for your burial if you get sick on our flights, and that's the way it is. This has been the top 6 to 6 with Bob Suraj on WG and Radio way. Don't make this stuff up. Just the facts. We will check in with Mr. Fix it, Lou Manfredini momentarily. If you've got a problem around the house, Lou knows all and time permitting, he'll take a call. Got a question for Mr Fixit 312981 7200 will be the number to call momentarily. 3129817200 sons out, and it's gonna be pretty nice Friday. I think Steve Providence son is up in the radar.

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02:30 min | 2 years ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WGN Radio

"To watch your set your DVR first of all of course at eleven AM boggle fast blogroll palooza ride fast and he'll be doing the press conference from his ravens would home and that'll be all over the air waves that should be interesting I could go on for a while hopefully it'll be over by eight o'clock tonight so you can watch the democratic debate which tonight will feature the first time on stage as part of that Michael Bloomberg that's an NBC MSNBC production moderated by Lester Holt tonight or you can watch criminal minds they're wrapping up fifteen seasons ending tonight to back to back episodes with Joe Mantegna the Chicago in who I ran him not too long ago they wrapped up the shooting on criminal minds quite awhile ago and the program he told me it's so popular in Europe that as the ratings are actually bigger there than they are here for criminal minds so there you go that's tonight on C. B. S. actually don't have to make decisions anymore right because you can just the DVR things but the big story of course Rodway beach today and in a couple of minutes we'll be checking in with the sometimes Washington bureau chief Lynn sweet about the politics behind all of this and we'll get her take on that there's also just wanna make one note to the schedule today the yet at the same time the bill going which will be giving his news conference outside of his house the governor of the governor yes we'll be delivering his budget address in Springfield with all Illinois over against the General Assembly which will be a joint session there that's at noon right it's at noon so they'll be competing governors on the air waves at about the same time you know rob the guy this is gonna go past noon this thing isn't gonna be over an hour that he's doing eleven I don't think it it'll be over when paddy grabs him and pulls him inside the house but it's gonna be a while before that happens okay well it's something else to aggravate governor Pritzker regarding rather glad they she's not too happy with the the release of the former governor Izzy no he's not neither are most of the Illinois lawmakers are not happy about it either yeah we'll talk to Lynn sweet about that coming up all right well let's get a sports headline.

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02:22 min | 3 years ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"The house has voted to block President Trump's emergency declaration a measure intended to give him billions of extra dollars to build his border wall. Democrats pushed the measure through the chamber by two hundred forty five to one hundred eighty two with thirteen Republicans joining them as a Jew by the GOP led Senate seems possible next month at least four Republican senators may back the Democrats resolution Trump says there's a border crisis, and he needs more than one point four billion dollars congress provided for barrier construction. Democrats say there's no crisis and President Trump is trying to work around. Congress voters are getting a chance to pick Chicago's next mayor from a field of fourteen candidates promising to steer the city at a new direction. Bill Cameron says there's a reason why Chicago's political establishment likes to schedule elections like today's in the winter voting. And this kind of weather is the Chicago way of voter suppression turnout is expected to be low which has the election board chairwoman Mirasol Hernandez saying this people cannot wait until the runoff on April. Second. You have to make your your voices heard and express who will be the top two candidates in any one of these elections. You don't want to be one of the people who wake up on Wednesday morning and says I can't believe candidate X is the first or second one on the ballot. Well, did you vote? And if you don't vote better organized candidates for sure benefit Bill Cameron WLS, the polls closed at seven o'clock. But the Chicago Tribune says that a polling site in the city's forty fifth ward will remain open until eight pm equipment problems delayed the start of voting for more than two hours there today. A judge approved extending voting hours at independence park, located at thirty nine forty five north Springfield avenue. President Trump had some nice things to say yesterday about Illinois. Governor Jay Pritzker, just by Pritzker is very public criticism of the president are John Dempsey with that at a White House meeting with Pritzker in thirty five other US governors Trump's singled out Pritzker calling him his friend. The president also said. Illinois is a great state and that he wants to help Pritzker the Sun-Times Lynn sweet says back in the late seventies. Trump worked with the Pritzker family to develop the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan, the Pritzker and Trump later sued each other then settled the dispute sometime in the nineties John Dempsey WLS AM eight nine hundred in Indiana, say an eighty two year old church bus driver.

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02:09 min | 3 years ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Voters are getting a chance to pick Chicago's next mayor from a field of fourteen candidates promising to steer the city in a new direction. Bill Cameron says there's a reason why Chicago is political establishment likes to schedule elections. Like today's in the winter voting in this kind of weather is this Chicago way of voter suppression turnout is expected to be low which has the election board, chairwoman Mirasol Hernandez saying this people cannot wait until the runoff on April. Second you have to make your voices heard and express who will be the top two candidates in any one of these elections. You don't want to be one of the people who will wake up on Wednesday morning and says I can't believe candidate X is the first or second one on the ballot. Well, did you vote? And if you don't vote you better organized candidates for sure benefit Bill Cameron WLS nine President Trump had some nice things to say yesterday about Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker despite risk. There's very public criticism. The the president are John Dempsey with more at a White House meeting with Pritzker thirty five other US governors Trump's singled out Pritzker calling him his friend. The president also said Illinois is a great state and that he wants to help Pritzker the sometimes Lynn sweet says back in the late seventies. Trump worked with the Pritzker family to develop the Grand Hyatt hotel in Manhattan, the Pritzker and Trump later sued each other then settled the dispute sometime in the nineties John Dempsey WLS AM eight nine thousand eight zone. A man who with authorities say has been linked by DNA to the killings of four women at truck stops in Ohio and Illinois during the nineteen nineties has pleaded not guilty to charges in one of the Ohio murders forty nine year old Samuel leg. The third of former long haul trucker was arraigned today in Mahoning county on aggravated murder charges in the death of year old Sharon Kozinski, her body was found at a truck stop outside Youngstown in one thousand nine hundred eighty two now leg is being held in Ohio where he faces rape. Charges for the nineteen Ninety-seven sexual assault of a seventeen year old girl. Little else is known publicly about the other murders. Authorities have said three occurred in Ohio and the fourth was in Illinois WLS news time.

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"He did commit apparently not phone conversation with Nadler a late last year to come coming at some point in January. But I suspect what he's going to try to do is run out the clock bar now has a confirmation hearing in mid January. He'll probably be confirmed barring some problem, you would think by mid February. Or so if you look at the the way the timeline under which passed attorneys general have been confirmed so given that time line it wouldn't surprise me. If Whitaker tries to run out the clock because there are some questions he really isn't going to want to answer. He's not going to want to talk about his conversations with the president about the Muller investigation before he was appointed. There was this report over the holidays that the president asked him. Why more wasn't being done to control the southern district of New York? Prosecutors who are investigating the president and his family and his private organization that's a pretty clear criminal act. I'm sure what it doesn't want to talk about that or whether he followed up on the president's request. So it's an extremely difficult hearing for him and unless he's going to go up there and just sit and just refused to answer any questions. You would see why would would try to run out the clock? And I think that's probably why ends up with a subpoena from the from the judiciary committee. All right. Matt miller. Thanks so much. Thank you. The newly empowered House Democratic majority plans to vote tonight on a Bill to reopen the government and the Trump shut down the package includes funding for border security, but not dime for the Trump border wall that he told us all over and over Mexico would pay for and joined now again by Lynn, sweet, Jennifer Rubin, and Adam General Sin, Adam I wanted to pick up where we left off last time about the sort of dynamics of this showdown because you work in Harry Reid's office, and you've been through these these back and forth. And one of the ace symmetry is I think that happens in a shutdown is Republicans violence don't care. They don't they're not like big fans of the federal government. Anyway, they think that all the all the people that worked for the federal government our lives who don't vote their way. So like who cares? They're not getting a paycheck and what happens over time. It's Democrats really start to feel kinda substantive imperative to get back to to compromise to make things happen. What do you think about that dynamic this time around? Yeah. I think I think that's absolutely right. And I think this time there's an extra layer of. Of bizarreness for lack of a better word where so in twenty thirteen when we were going through the shutdown you at least have the feeling like the players involved were responding rationally to what was happening in the world around them. So if Republicans endured days of terrible press stories, you could reliably count on the fact that they would respond accordingly and that that would weaken their position, but so far Republicans have endured close to two weeks of terrible stories, and it hasn't seem to change their resolve whatsoever. So in addition to their natural disinclination to care about the government. They don't seem to care about the fact that they're getting absolutely destroyed in press coverage and that poll after poll shows the public overwhelmingly blames them for the shutdown. So to be Frank with you, I don't really have a clear sense of how this ends..

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"lynn sweet" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

All In with Chris Hayes

01:42 min | 3 years ago

"lynn sweet" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes

"Congressman Hakim Jeffries nomination Nancy Pelosi for speaker garnered a standing ovation from practically every democrat in the house today. Let me be clear house. Democrats are down with NDP Nancy Pelosi, the once and future speaker of the United States house. The representatives are proudly played name in nomination. May God bless her. May God bless the United States of America short later after securing two hundred twenty votes, publicity, something that has not been done in Moreland sixty years. She reclaimed the gavel is speaker of the house the last person to do that with Texas democrat, the legendary Sam Rayburn in nineteen fifty five a politician whose legacy is so renowned that the ceremonial swearing in of new house members take place in the Rayburn room in the capitol. That's a legislative company. Pelosi now finds herself in that. She once again is second in line the presidency from one of the incredible day for blows the Democrats. I'm joined by Lynn sweet columnist in Washington bureau chief the Chicago Sun-Times, Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor and Adam gentle sin. Former deputy chief of staff to Harry Reid now, public affairs director at democracy forward. Lynn someone said to me today, a legislator said if you were doing a fantasy draft on Capitol Hill right now of legislative talent. Just just pure said your number one pick would be Nancy Pelosi and now she's running those. Oh, absolutely. And another point to make sense. We're talking about history here. Don't underestimate the the consequence of her being a female because in the dozen years since she has re between her having a gavel two thousand and seven and two thousand eleven and today, she is still the only female who has been.

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