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How Will Babies Born During the Pandemic Meet the World?
"Jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Dr sherri madigan associate professor psychology. Department of the university of calgary she holds a candidate research chair in determinants of child development. Hello dr megan. thanks for having me. You are most welcome i will tell you. We got the idea for this episode. from a listener. Who wrote us with a question. Can i begin by asking you that question. Yes sounds great. So this is a listener unnamed. Diana who wrote that. I've had a baby during the pandemic and he is about to start daycare. He has not been held by anyone. Outside of our household no other adults have ever cared for him although my parents would have loved to help travel restrictions during the pandemic prevented them from visiting. I'm worried for what this means for his socialization. So should she worried. Well it's a really good question actually a common one so this has been a topic. I've been asked to actually speak on a few times. Because i know that parents are thinking a lot about this and worried i guess what i would say is that it is going to be a little bit difficult for kids to transition into a daycare environment. Because it's going to be so new and novel to them now. The reality is that kids always find it hard transition into a daycare environment because it's new and novel to them so that's not different than how life was pre pandemic but i think the big difference now when kids are are doing that switch over into day care is that they haven't had a lot of interaction with other people and they're going to be thrusted into an environment where everything is really really knew and the interactions are really new.
Democrat Emanuel "Chris" Welch of Hillside, near Chicago, weighs in on Edward Guerra Kodatt's resignation
"To Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch says he doesn't know too many of the details behind this sudden resignation of newly appointed 22nd district, Illinois House representative Edward Guerra coded Welch told the Economic Club of Chicago that he found out just like everyone else did last night. I received a call from my chief of staff. Telling me that she had heard word that he intended to resign. And she didn't know anything more than that. Just wanted me to be aware. And this morning, you know, we were she word from the clerk of the house that he had indeed resigned. And honestly, that's all I know. But it was apparently asked to resign by former House Speaker Mike Madigan due to questionable
Michael Madigan’s Successor In Illinois House Resigns Just Three Days After Madigan Arranged His Appointment
"It took just a few days for former illinois house speaker. Michael madigan's handpicked successor as representative of the twenty second district to resign on sunday madigan and democratic party leaders elevated twenty six year old ward employee edward garrick kodak to fill madigan's house seat but today madigan and thirteenth ward alderman. Marty quinn issued a statement saying quote after learning of alleged questionable conduct by mr kodak. It was suggested that he resigned. State representative for the twenty second district. We are committed to a zero tolerance policy in the workplace with madigan support code at one over ten other people seeking the job. The former speaker intends to have another meeting tomorrow to select. His replacement
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot defends spending $281.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief money on police payroll
"Alderman say they want answers as to why so much federal cove relief money was spent on the chicago police department mayor lori lightfoot budget director answered questions today and defended the use of two hundred eighty one million dollars in federal cares act money for cpi payroll costs. Lightfoot called criticism of this spending plan quote dumb and says that if the money didn't go to first responder personnel cost taxpayers would have had to pick up the tab but today in a budget committee hearing alderman. Said they didn't buy that explanation. These numbers that you're testifying to today would make most observers highly own suspicious
Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat
"Former House Speaker Michael Madigan announced today that he's retiring his seat in the Illinois legislature. Dozens of people and organizations have responded to the news, Some sending well wishes so others not so much here. State representative Tom Demmer, Republican for Illinois's 90th district, for the most part of the speaker, presided over a house of representatives that has led Illinois to have the lowest credit rating of any state in the country. The highest level of unfunded pension liabilities. Unpaid bills, a number of one balanced budgets and You know, Illinois right now is a state where people are leaving. Our population is declining well. Madigan said in his statement that he would be leaving his seat at the end of the month. The official paperwork filed says the resignation is effective
Second Round of COVID-19 Vaccines Heading to Select Georgia Residents
"Extremely fortunate seniors in health care workers getting the second dose of the modern A vaccine today because of a partnership between the facility and the Georgia Department of Public Health. People are taking a sigh of relief. Nathan Madigan, vice president of operations and partner here at Sterling Estates. Tells me it's been a long road. But 400 people at the three facilities are now getting the second Maturino vaccine. We are able to do this because Sterling Estates we were the only sister living community in the state that applied for and was accepted to become a Tier one provider of the vaccine, and he's Cobb. Robin Wolinsky 95.5 WSB
Longtime Illinois House Speaker Madigan Suspends Campaign for Speaker After Failing to Reach 60-Vote Threshold in First Vote
"Mike Madigan has suspended his reelection campaign for speaker. WGN State Capitol reporter Mark Maxwell says that doesn't mean Madigan is done. Make no mistake. Speaker Madigan still wants to win this thing. This is his strategy ball out for now and see if the House Democrats splinter into different factions backing different parts. Across the state. If that happens, and Democrats remain further divided well, he's positioned himself to try and jump back in and unify the caucus. But then we're just right back to square one with at least 19 Democrats who publicly opposed his race. The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, which back mad again is reportedly thrown his support behind Madigan allies, state representative Chris Welch. Who led the committee investigating Madigan's role in the comments scandal that investigation was dropped. A woman is under
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"Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan is announcing he's suspending his campaign for speaker in a statement, he says This is not a withdrawal, but he is suspending his campaign. Adding quote. As I have said many times in the past, I have always put the best interests of the House Democratic Caucus and our members. First they can work to find someone other than me to get 60 votes for speaker. This is a developing story will have more information on this as it becomes available. Police continue to investigate a deadly shooting spree that started on Chicago's south side and ended in north suburban Evanston. Video of the suspected shooter Jason Nightingale, was posted over the past week on Facebook, showing him saying that he was going to quote blow up the community. He died Saturday in a shootout with police after killing three people and critically wounding for others. And a woman shot by Chicago Police on the city's west side has been charged with four felonies for allegedly pointing a handgun at officers 20 year old Cassano Davidson faces three counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. Police say David's Davidson allegedly pointed her gun at officers will sitting in an illegally parked vehicles Saturday afternoon. Officers opened fire and struck her several times. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition. WGN Sports. The champion of college football will be determined tonight. Top ranked Alabama takes on number three Ohio State's in the college football playoff National championship game at Miami Gardens Kickoff at seven o'clock, and tonight is the debut of Black Hawks Live hosted by Chris Boden and Nick Is Monte, starting at seven. Here on 7 20, WGN. Blackhawks Open their season.
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"I can definitively say that this craft did not resemble any manmade object that I'd ever seen. Listen on apple podcasts or wherever you get your shows. Seven Mark Levin at midnight Red I radio the right side of conversation. 8 90. W L s So the big story last 24 hours. At least here in town is the fact that Madigan's confident, long time Buddy X come and CEO charged with bribery. And this former lobbyist to another confident and friend of Speaker Madigan and two others. So we just talked to John Seidel about this and I had played one of Governor Pritzker's cuts from earlier today when he was asked what he was thinking about the speaker and the cloud hanging over the speaker. If he's not willing to face the press that he should resign. The governor went on to say, and he worked in a little governor rounder mention here that it's AH, It's been a long line of corruption here in the in the land of Lincoln. When I took office almost two years ago, I knew that I needed to do at least one thing. End of the massive dysfunction of the round her years. If that meant working with people that I disagree with Democrats or Republicans than I was willing to do that, and I have done that. Well, that's very righteous. You You may be writing history a little early, sir. Now Um okay. You want to end the corrupt rounder years? Great. You think he should resign? Elise from the, uh, speakership, do you, sir, have inside information. Do you know what's gonna happen here when it comes to the law? Don't have any ability to predict how this investigation by the U. S attorney.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Madigan should step down as party chairman
"And growing push for Mike Madigan to step down as party chair. Here's Bill Cameron just two days after his fair tax went down. Pritzker is joining Senator Durbin insane than Mike Madigan should step down his party chairman. Look, I agree with Senator Durbin that opponents were able to tap into voters concerns about corruption and Their lack of trust in government. There are really challenges there and you know that I have proposed significant ethics reforms that I know that the Legislature needs to take up the Republicans and the billionaires that sided with them were, you know, effectively able to use the speaker as their foiled when asked if he agreed with Durban that it's time for new leadership. Pritzker simply said Yes. Cameron, a $90 U. S news.
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"W G. N I'm Steve Berg trained a little bit later in the programme. We'll talk to Alderman Scott Wa expect the wagons back the chair of the Finance Committee in the City Council. Mayor Lightfoot's budget has no money allocated for taste of Chicago or for the Chicago air and water show. And that's bad news for my next guest who likes a turkey drumstick more than just about anyone else. Rick Pearson from the Chicago Tribune joins us. How are you? I'm well, Rick. Nice to talk to you. How are you? I'm doing well. Well, good. Well, it looks like the election is over and the soldiers air turning on the general. Ah, well, uh, I just got a statement. If you're referring to House speaker Michael Madigan, I am referring to the party chairman right yesterday. Dick Durbin said that he hurt the party on the ballot today. Governor Pritzker said that he should step down his party chairman. And speaker Madigan just issued a statement saying We will not step down as Illinois Democratic Party chairman quote. I'm proud of my record electing Democrats who support workers and families and represent the diversity of our state. Together, We have successfully advanced progressive policies that have made Illinois strong Democratic state with super majorities in the Legislature. Illinois is the anchor in the blue wall that has been reconstructed in the Midwest. And I look forward to continuing our fight for working families, is chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois. That's unquote that statement from speaker Michael Madigan. So let the fighting begins. I mean, how what will happen here if he's not going to go on his own with a call? A meeting of the of the party to oust him, Or is he gonna stand control? I would say As of right now he's going to stay in control and truly In the days right after election. There's one thing that Mike Madigan's known for and that's to be calling all of the Democratic members who were elected or reelected. And ensuring their loyalty for him to be speaker of the House. And along with that comes the issue of being chairman, but that having been said when you have the fact of senior Democratic leader like Dick Durbin, You have the governor who was even though Madigan has the party chairmanship label. You've got the governor Pritzker, who is the titular head of the Democratic Party in Illinois. Both Kind of smarting over losses that took place on Tuesday. But the graduated rate income tax among those when you've got them kind of banging the drum. You can be sure that there's some now political cover. Or others to call for him to step down. Step away from the party chairmanship from speaker of the House or both. I was trying to remember who his predecessor was. And I came up with Gary Lapel. Is that right? That's correct, and that would have been in what the late eighties think it would even lapel was an aide to Matic and I think, as I recall he was made to Madigan later went on to be a state senator, but they also had a falling out. And that's when Madigan just kind of decided I'll take over party chairmanship rather than donating it out to somebody else. Well, the Pritzker and Durban have. Ah, Couple of legs stand on, right? I mean, they advertised against every Democrat by using like Madigan and the depth and the party didn't perform. I mean, they'd lost seats in the little House. That's exactly right. I mean, that's that's kind of what use this. You know some real credence. Here is the fact that on DH even wrote in the Tribune today about how this There were sparks of a rebirth of the Republican Party. Basically, you know party had been written off for dead and Tuesday actually provided some sparks of a rebirth. Therefore, for the GOP, you've got the fact that you have this close, contested race out. Far west suburbs and ex Urbs in the 14th congressional district with born Underwood against Jim over Wise, and nobody nationally Republican gave over ways any money. She had a huge money advantage. You've got the fact of in the Legislature. You've got ah, at least two seats that Republicans are picking up in the Illinois house, despite the fact that Madigan here under all of this controversy over comment. He had hundreds of millions of dollars that you Sprinkle out candidates, and he ends up maybe with a net loss of atleast two seats. So let's and let's let's talk about that a little bit. Let's Goto Underwood over wise because over, Weiss declared victory yesterday. It's and he's up by about I think 700 votes or so is that over No, it's not over. In fact, Underwood just had a press availability Be Azuma a few minutes ago where, she said there's a least 18,000 mail in ballots that are yet to be counted. Some in McHenry County son in Lake County. I don't know if the number is accurate or not, but I do know that there are a substantial number of votes that are out. In the Lake County and as you've seen actually on the TV and the presidential the mail in ballots, even though you know virtually everybody got an application for a mail in ballot. This is something that Democrats of traditionally worked very hard at, and they mail in ballots to return tend to favor the Democrats mean bygones. Biden's Malin has been 75 80 per cent of some places yet, but you gotta remember to and Illinois was a bit different in the fact that we Had as part of the cove. In response, we sent out like applications to virtually everybody who voted in 2018 general election, 2019 mayoral election and the 2020 primary asking if you want to vote by mail, so that helped drive The vote by mail push in Illinois. So it's not the traditional like what you're seeing in these other states that you're watching in these battleground states. Those were largely democratic driven efforts, and that's how it was. It has been in Illinois up until this year with the covert expansion of mail and phone and I did not realize that so where you're seeing in, you know 75% returned. That's because the party mobilized to get them ballots. That's correct. Okay, that's correct on and that that still and that was still a technique that was used here in Illinois. But it's I'm not sure that the numbers you see for those presidential ballots going to Biden if those same kind of numbers hold true here in Illinois when it comes to out uncounted mail in ballots, But they will They will favor a Democrat. It's just to what extent the I want to stick with the Democrats in and Mike Madigan, but just make a quick aside to Sherry boost owes who looks like he's going to hold onto her seat. I mean, it's it's unheard of for Incumbents pretty much to be unseated. She was in charge of getting House members elected for the Democrats. They lost seats nationwide as well. So her position they're probably has threatened..
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"Today, saying Mike Madigan should step down as the head of the Democratic Party coming up on Chicago's afternoon news. We'll talk to the Tribune's Rick Pearson about the Madigan breakdown will check in live with the The The The States that Aaron play right now Pennsylvania, Georgia and Nevada and Somalia UPIN the singing stops by As well. She just withdrew from a famous group of Somalia's and she will explain to you why. Mary Vandevelde is in traffic Central today and I were saying quite a few accidents and one that's especially concerned about is on the up on Eisenhower, Harlem. A couple light poles were down with that accident. In sports. Here's Kevin Powell. Hello, Steve. Yeah, we're following. Ah, The Bears had another positive test today that forced them to cancel practice and shutdown. Hellis Hall. Matt Maggie's supposed to us speak with reporters any minute now. I don't think it should impact Sunday's game against the Titans, considering we're having Thursday night football today. With between the Packers and 40 Niners, who both had Players placed on the Koven 19 list, but we'll see it. Ahh, We have sort of bears play next Thursday. The bit with the Bears play Sunday Titans, But I'm just saying, I don't think this should impact the scheduling for that. They've had two players earlier in the week placed on the Koven 19 list. And then another player testing positive. Today. Kim Gordon is watching the news. And there's a lot of it today. There is a lot, Steven. We actually could have a winner in Pennsylvania tonight, which could and this whole thing once and for all. Maybe But we're still you know, watching other states. Arizona, Georgia. Nevada says they're not gonna have any more results for till tomorrow. So this could still go A few more days. We knew they were so lazy in Nevada, you know, get it all. We're going to go there a little bit later in the programme, In fact, later this hour if I can Look at my notes were going to go to Pennsylvania coming up with Michael. Sure, we've talked to Michael before Chip Yost is in Nevada and we'll talk to him about an hour from now to get the latest and then Brian it and again in Georgia. You know, he was with us yesterday as they watched the votes being counted in Atlanta, aren't you guys? I can't watch anymore. And I can't stop watching that. I can't take it. I don't know what to do. I'm getting a little tired and count in the same boat. As you have done. Those turning is bouncing back and forth last night, and then I'd go back and then I can't take this, though I put on a movie, and then I'm back watching election crazy. It's just crazy. Crazy is when they're like 85% or 92%. It's like how come it takes him so long to get the rest of their percent? Well, it just drives me crazy, Larry. They have to count all the votes. These airboats that you have to tell someplace there opening in them with letter opener. I know seriously where was that we were talking about that was Landa with Brian? Yeah, Georgia because a lot of them have machines that opened up the envelopes. But in in Georgia, they're opening them with with little little letter openers. We'll even has those anymore. I don't know. But it's I can't you know when you sit there, and you're watching the same thing, I'm speaking for myself anyway, watching the same thing over and over. They're saying the same thing and just waiting for these colonels or nuggets there. Whatever a vote totals to come in, and it's just excruciating. For whatever reason people have been fascinated. I don't know why. Because this isn't a new thing. But there's been a lot of chatter on Twitter and social media about the massive touch screens that a lot of political analysts have been using. Who's the John King on CNN? The maps the math Kornacki on MSNBC. I don't know who it is and Fox, but Yeah, and they keep bringing them up and then streaking down that bring it like I know what Fulton County looks like. I could now walk around Fulton County just it's burned in my brain. You could tell us how to get around. Exactly. I could tell you where the Arby's are where the chuck e cheese right there with the old stadium used to mean you know, it's just it's just too much. So Kim. We heard from President Vice President Biden earlier today, where he appeared presidential talking about the covert 19 and said that he was confident that he and Kamala Harris would win when it was over and urged calm as well. Yeah, he did. He, you know, once says that democracy can be messy sometimes, and we just need patients. It's Ah, It's not. It's a discouraging to here. Leaders urging calm as if because it's needed. So are we going to hear from President Trump? We don't know. I heard that that we will know he's tweeted out that he would win if All the legal votes are counted, but he'll lose if illegal votes were counted, which is probably what vice President Biden was referring to when he said to remain calm. Yeah, Go ahead. No, no, it's I was I was listening to you. We'll hanging on your every word state. Everyone does. All right, So we're going to take a break. We'll talk to Rick Pearson about the Madigan stuff because you know, it's Dick Durbin, the senator kind of turned on Mike Madigan last night on W T T W and you just heard Governor Pritzker do it as well. You know the Democrats Despite the fact that there was talk, this was going to be a sweep election. The Democrats lost seats on the Illinois House. They may well lose one or two seats in the Congress is well, that's not the way a blue State is supposed to behave right now. Mary's looking at weather in traffic..
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"Republicans who used their money basically to try to link every Democrat to Madigan up and down the ballot. Even in that congressional district race in Springfield, the Democrat was linked to Mike Madigan. So what you have with this heightened scrutiny with Mike Madigan over the federal investigation of Kam ad and how comment has acknowledged that It gave jobs and contracts to Allah allies of Madigan and effort to win his favor. Madigan says he was unaware of it. He's never done anything for any personal name or guard Lis of that. You know, after all these years, Madigan's been speaker of the House since 1983, with the exception of two years in the mid nineties, the longest serving speaker of the house in any state house and the largest in the nation, that that kind of Dissonance. That was there before that people didn't associate Madigan and couldn't know who he is. They know who he is now, and they're not happy about the Lauren Underwood. Jim Oberweis race congressional race there. What? What have you heard? What's the latest there? Last I saw it was less than 1000 votes. I don't know if that's been called. I'm not sure where that is. Do you know that it hasn't been called? And it won't be called Underwood released a statement saying that you know Let's respect the vote counting process. I'm not sure how money mail in votes were outstanding. And you know, as we talk about nationally with the presidential probably a little bit of patients here because Under Illinois law ballots postmarked by November. 3rd to be counted up until November, 17th two weeks and they're still valid, so when you get into those kinds of margins They were probably going to be some movement on a daily basis. Those ballots come in, but I don't know how many. How many mail in ballots are out there, But you could assume Democrats have always been stronger in their mail by mail ballot program that it could favour the Democrat among those returning I hear you're going to get a nap at all this afternoon. Rick before you go back at it. Oh, no, I'm here at work. And I already had to update the graduated Tax amendment story this morning, and now I've gotta write the kind of the all encompassing story for for tomorrow's paper. Good luck with that. I'll be. I'll be watching to see what you have to say. And Keep us posted. Thanks, Rick. Thank you, Anna. That's Rick Pearson from the Chicago Tribune. It's the bottom of the hour. So let's go to the North Western medicine newsroom and get the news that will be waiting to see if Joe Biden.
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"Six people were taken to the hospital for a listen in good condition, too, are listed in critical I did find out there was an animal that died due to the fire. Now multiple firefighters individually ended up getting stuck inside of that elevator shaft inside the building, but no injuries were reporters are still outside and inside the building at this hour investigating the cause of that fire. A body found in a national park in North Carolina has been identified as an Elgin man. Backpackers found an unoccupied tent at a campsite in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Friday near buoyed by they saw a black bear eating human remains. Man was identified as Patrick Maduro. The cause of the death has not been identified. Determine the bear was euthanized. The feds have cleared Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to testify at an ethics hearing. W Against David Jennings report, Madigan could find himself called US A witness by the Special Investigative Committee formed to look into comment and bribery. The U. S attorney's office has informed the committee. It doesn't object to them, calling Madigan or anyone else to testify in a deferred prosecution agreement. The one public over the summer comment admitted to engaging in a bribery scheme to obtain favour with Madigan comments paying a $200 million fine. Madigan not charged and denies wrongdoing. David Jennings, WG and New self suburban Harvey has suspended the liquor licenses of some businesses for not paying taxes. City says the business has failed to pay an excise tax that went into effect in 20 0 wait business owners that hold a liquor license and Harvey required to file monthly liquor sales reports and pay associated taxes. City only suspended the license of half of the businesses that haven't paid. Officials say they would have suspended all of the business licenses. But there were concerns about the impact that would have on residents. Wisconsin has hit two daily Cove in 19 records within the last week. Chicago Public health director Dr Allison are witty says Things are not looking good, and Wisconsin could end up back on the city's emergency travel order. My expectation is that we will basically put people on alert for Wisconsin that if they're not able to turn this around, they would be added to the list the following week. The formal updates of states on the emergency travel order will be updated later today. It's not even close to Christmas. But those unmistakable red kettles are on Michigan Avenue. The Salvation Army was out raising awareness of a new campaign called Rescue Christmas Capture. Captain Peter Mount, says the organization is seeing a surge of families needing help me He's not going away. On we have seen over the last seven months. That increase of need 500%..
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"Madigan. Molly Way We're gonna get out of the office because the people in the state Legislature guts and they have no pride and they have no self respect. Stand next to this man who is odious. Hayes. There's somebody else. Several Democratic state lawmakers have called for. Madigan has stepped down last week. He said he has no intention to do so and has continued to receive positive feedback and continued support. Celebrations at NASA and Space X as two astronauts returned home safely from the first man commercial space flight more from ABC is Mark M'lord, NASA's Steve Stitch after the successful return of two NASA astronauts. It really is a great day, I'm almost speechless. The 19 hour trip back from the space station to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico appears to have gone off without a hitch. She had a perfect day to land in marks an end to the two month test of space six vehicles that are expected to begin ferrying astronauts on full missions to the NASA was asked about a number of private boats that surrounded the capsule shortly after splashdown. We have some work to do with Space six will work together to do a better job. Mark Criminal ARD ABC News And an oral history project, centering on former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has finished or from W GM states want. The two year project was conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. 45. Interviews are included with political advisors chiefs of staff family and former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush. The interviews took place from 2017 to 2019. The university says a website with information on the project will be ready in the fall daily served as mayor of Chicago for 22 years. Dave Swan, WG and News White Sox beating the Royals 9 to 2, though..
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"72 at midway, 73 along the lakefront it's 64 this morning in Morris to MME. Orilla Noid. Democrats are calling on House Speaker Mike Madigan to resign over the comment. Bribery scandal. Comment admitted to federal prosecutors And it gave do nothing jobs and consulting contracts to Madigan's allies to win his support for legislation that benefited the company. Now, state representative Stephanie careful wit of us we go on Kelly Cassidy of Chicago have become the third and fourth House Democrats to call on Madigan to step down. Kivowitz says that eight years of guilt to be proven, but I think leadership in the House is very important. And we cannot have a speaker of the House under FBI scrutiny or even listed in FBI documents. It's just simply it's just simply wrong, and even Governor Pritzker is questioning whether it's time for Madigan to go these allegations of wrongdoing by the speaker. True There is no question that he will have betrayed the public trust. It would take at least 16 House Democrats to turn Madigan on Madigan to bring about his removal. Republican leader Jim Durkin introduced a resolution for Madigan's immediate departure. But Madigan Then just refused to call that for a vote. Meanwhile, Madigan has released a statement saying, in part, I've had many candid conversations with members of the Democratic caucus on this matter. The feedback is positive and demonstrates continued support for me and my leadership roles. I have no plans to resign. An eight year old boy is among two people shot on the far South side. Police say the boy and a woman were outside on the sidewalk last night in the 700 block of East 132nd Street. When a man approached on foot fired shots at another man standing nearby. The eight year old was taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where he's reported to be in good condition. Some developing news this morning in the search for that alligators spotted at a man made lake in Lynwood. The Gator has been captured. Here's WG ends Eric Ronghi. Linwood fired about remaking the announcement overnight.
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"He would be sort of the last one all Between the speaker If the allegations are true, if, if McClain folded, there would be an easier route to the speaker's office. It reminds me of. I know McLane was reached by think, perhaps be easy or somebody, a Tribune reporter, and he said. I'm never going to offer up any evidence to the feds. But that's what Scott Farewell said about George Ryan until they took him on a little ride a little ride. Out to South Dakota and back and then that was it. He rolled over on Ryan. So is McLane considered to be the linchpin to get Man again. I'm putting very bluntly. But if he goes, do you think Madigan goes I think that's the only way It would happen right? He he could be the start of the blocker for format again. But the difference, he says he's not. Going to flip. But the tribute is also reported that his bones have been wiretapped. So I saw in the Tribune they had verbatim. So obviously have they have verbatim. The feds have The wiretaps of some sort of very copious notes. One of the other we're talking to the Chicago Tribune reporter Stacy ST Claire, The governor's walking a delicate line on this is well. John Dempsey. Yes, they see. The governor talked about this after the comet plea agreement when Madigan was implicated. And he was asked about the appropriateness of Carrie Solesky heading the Illinois Commerce Commission, which regulates com. Ed, so I want to play you his soundbite and get your reaction. Let me just say that she has served as a public servant. For the state of Illinois for many years Now, there has not been any allegation against her, I think would be unfair for us to hold.
Democratic state senator calls on Madigan to resign
"Looks like 78 year old statehouse speaker and Democratic Party chairman and Leno and Mike Madigan is the target of a federal corruption investigation. US. Attorney John Lauch says comment admits it started giving out jobs. Contracts and payments to win over Madigan's favor as far back as 2011 admitted fax detail a nearly decade long corruption scheme involving top management of a large public utility leaders in state government consultants and several others inside and outside of government. In two words, it's not good. At least one Democratic lawmakers as the House speaker should step down. Grayslake. Democratic Senator Melinda Bush says the speaker urged representative Luis Arroyo to resign. Then, after he was charged with bribery, And while the speaker has not been charged, Bush says it is clear that he was intimately involved in both the planning and execution of a longstanding bribery scheme with Commonwealth Edison. He says Madigan should step down a speaker as a state representative and as the leader of the state Democratic Party,
"madigan" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The Chicago area was horrified at the murder of five year old age, a friend. Of Crystal Lake killed allegedly by his parents. Now today, his mother, Joanne Cunningham, sentenced to 35 years in prison by McHenry County Judge Robert Will Brandt. The judge telling Cunningham that her actions killing a J were inhumane, repulsive. And frankly shocking. This is what Cunningham said yesterday in court as she pleaded for mercy. I had the privilege of having a J is a son when I had him lives one of the happiest days of my life. I love him. I missed him. There's nothing I wouldn't do to bring him back today, the judge said, referring to a Jay's life quote. It was a horrible death, preceded by a horrible life. Again 35 years is the sentence for the 37 year old woman, and she must serve 100% of the sentence. Stunning news today in Illinois politics federal prosecutors in Chicago implicating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in a bribery scheme involving com Ed Commonwealth Edison. Needed Madigan's help in passing legislation important to the utility company. So now Edison has agreed to pay $200 million to resolve the criminal probe. The feds are alleging That Com Ed handed out jobs and subcontracted work to Maggie about to Madigan cronies in exchange for Madigan passing that legislation Now, here's a GN official statement. From Madigan's office quote. The speaker has never helped someone find a job with the expectation that the person would not be asked to perform work, Nor did he ever expect to provide anything to a prospective employer. If he should choose to hire a person he recommended. The speaker has never made a legislative decision within proper motives and has engaged in no wrongdoing here. That's the statement from Madigan's office reaction from the Illinois Republican Party, Tim Schneider. Who talked with Bill Cameron on connected to Chicago, which you can here Sunday night at seven Speaker Man again Should the The evidence is quite clearly against him, and he should resign immediately. Now, do you mean is speaker or his party chairman or both? Oh, I would say a CZ party chairman and speaker both, and I think the set should consider freezing his campaign accounts. You don't know how that money was was earned, or our leverage to make contributions to his campaign account. So should be frozen as well. Now today, governor Pritzker says Mad again must resign if the's corruption allegations are approved. To be true. The latest covert 19 numbers in Illinois 1384 new cases that number of new cases is the highest It has been since June 2nd. Wools news time. 30 for the news is sponsored in part by the.
Illinois Planning On Reinstating Drivers Licenses for Those With Non Moving Violations
"We're speaking of speaking of a larger cities in the state of Illinois Caroline and she's a Democrat representative lawmaker in Champaign we're talking about this plan to reinstate the driver's licenses of people who've lost them because they had done paid tickets non moving violations lot of parking tickets stack up next thing you know you've lost your driver's license you know it's a little surprised to be Carol I'll get to the criticism of this in a minute is that people evidently were complying with that that is their license get suspended so then they they do stop driving because they don't have a license is that what happens the majority of people not only do stop driving but they also lose their job because most jobs require a light in to work there sh and we saw that in forty two percent of individuals who lost their jobs it was due to suspension of their life some people say I'm I paid my ticket first of all I don't double park when I do I pay my fine and that's the way the game is played why are we why are we giving these people the break that I didn't get well you know it's interesting thing that we start in some of the research that we found not just in Illinois that injures in other places where you have significant income disparity you have to address this as a fair you government not at least of individual should we the moment that we're in right now and today happens to be the king holiday and change your mind that an unjust law is no law at all she and so if you have matched the disparity in income yes one person is Schomburg go L. hurt me because the pay their tickets with no problem but people who are just basically getting to or from work on public transit in trying to make sure they can feed their family on job cannot she hurt them in many many ways that others in Elmhurst the Schomburg may not understand and so it is important for us to look at equity it's important for us to look and stuff this and this was a significant so this issue because the majority of the suspension for black and brown people from the south and west side of Chicago and they were struggling to get from point a to point B. before their ticket or be for this expansion and and I also want to add that the city of Chicago this video Champaign or Urbana who signed it I did a parking ticket that may cost you thirty five cents and I I don't have any quarters mommy right so I spent that go along with the twenty five dollars who decided that that's what the penalty should be in the first place interesting question seven seven three said they can still boot you so that would be up to the municipality if they have a policy that your car sitting there it's got some tickets on it they boot your car that can still happen but you'll you will retain your driver's license do I understand that correctly Carol that is correct however I do believe that again we need to look at books and books is one of those things that I'm interested in studying as red as red light cameras all of the things that suck the kidneys and the cold out of the pocket the poor people we need to look at that government should not and this is the issue of liberty government should not you is the forty to abuse its citizens and this is what those kinda log do it abuse assistance I understand that and I don't even argue that but I do also hope you acknowledge that some of our listeners are thinking the citizens have an obligation to follow the laws and rules that everybody else is it will be more injurious to you if you don't have the means but we should all play by the same rules well we certainly are not playing by the same rules and I know we don't have time to argue that point yeah but clearly there's a disparity in income access and equity that no one can argue on either side of this this so we have to do what we can as legislators to bring justice and equity and balance balance all of the laws that we have been in this case this law as it currently existed prior to the final the bill did not met out equally and it certainly didn't represent justice clan had a question you're on WGN hi glad you're on the air why is it that a person who has the ability to pay the ticket why would they pay the ticket if there's no ramifications just because they're working and have the ability to pay they should feel some sort of just a moral responsibility to pay the debt I mean you're saying that it should be equal you're you're setting up to different levels of law for individuals based on their income and you know in your own words just said because people are poor they shouldn't be able to be struggling well the people who are wealthy enough to be able to pay the tickets shouldn't be penalized why are you setting you're setting a double standard in your own words that you don't want to do hi doesn't make sense why would I want to hold on hold on yeah yeah that's you're point go ahead good girl I actually I actually have an agreement with your caller I believe that people like you and I in your caller who pay taxes for the role that we drag one already that we already provide our income to the government to function and then on top of a government that something called meters are tollway make additional dollars I don't actually think it's right well that's how they maintain the roads I mean not good meters in tolls are going to go away I think that the principal point he's making is that if we're going to have forgiveness for people we should maybe have you know that that that won't be equitable that's not fair either then right I mean if you can't pay okay that's tough for you I'm sorry about that but I can so my the only one that has to pay but but that's not what we're talking about here you still owe the debt the point is are we going to let you keep your driver's license that's what this is about right at and we are going to let you keep your driver's license and I still do have to pay the ticket by the way yeah yeah even though they give amnesty to those who may not have all the money at one point they allow you to set up a realistic payment plan let's think about this previous payment plan if it is Chicago requires you to put down a down payment so it was always back yeah yes your color baby could pay the down payment but others really could not and that is a function of government government decided to put this except the down payment there sh and eight at the conditions for which a person could not pay sh and now we're saying no you cannot spend that like this sh the city Chicago is reforming how it is collecting your parking tickets so yes you still got to pay that parking ticket now well I I completely agree with you about setting a reasonable means for people to pay back if you have a hundred dollars in tickets you should pay a hundred dollars in tickets but it shouldn't now become a thousand dollars because you didn't get it done in time I'd be happy to get there I'd be happy to give fifty the hundred to be honest with you the these ballooning payments I you're right somebody just made that up and you might as well charge people a million dollars Hey Chicago want to charge him a million Bucks and then all of our financial problems will be solved no wait it won't because you can't get a million dollars from people they don't have it yeah I don't have it let's let's do you realize up in bankruptcy court yeah but what about this report but not me what about this Eric you're on hold on a second Eric hold on a second are cold on a second there hello did you get that Eric you have some say on the radio what was your point Eric said the parking meters Carol are there for a reason they're there because you don't you know you need you don't want people to be there all day long it's not just a money maker it's also a way to regulate flowed you understand that I I'm certainly understand that but I think you're you're a collar and others should look a little deeper into who owns the parking meters that is true we we so we should not have sold those things at the sky way along time ago I agree with you on that its it's goes into effect July first is that right representative that is correct that the jury stated putting provisions in place to notify those who would be eligible to have their eyes since reinstated and you go to took that chance July one twenty twenty nice to talk to you we you and I have not met before by the way do you have anything to say I was just reading in the Chicago Tribune over the weekend about how Mike Madigan has this gigantic series of funds that he's able to control and he spent over four hundred thousand dollars in legal fees in the last few months the Tribune has a large editorial it was it yesterday or today saying he should step down from his speakership role do you agree with that you know I have been here I have I'm from Champaign Urbana so I don't I don't get sick of it should be clear here but I have not seen that story I think what is happening in Springfield and you'll see in the spring fashion that there would be many people calling for significant reforms and ethics reforms and I think that will fall in that same category yeah well that's not you saying yes though I'm not saying yes to lose his job just stepped down as speaker you're not calling for that yet home yeah I don't have I have not seen it at all and I have been called for anything at this point but what I am calling for is that there needs to be significant reform and ethics as well as campaign finance reform took all of that it's all tied together that you're describing representative and it's nice to talk to thanks for joining us on
"madigan" Discussed on KOMO
"In Madigan army Medical Center shut down almost Liestal reports the closure of Berkeley street there I five in Lakewood is part of a larger project for is are using the next two weeks to rebuild the road surface once that is done we still have two more phases to get through the old Berkeley street overpass is going to be closed so the new over past can't connect to the mat again gate it will all then re open but the Berkeley street exit northbound Hwy five is gonna be close for about two weeks to wrap everything up despite the weather delay from last week it looks like the project is still on schedule with the new over past only opening up by the end of February here's what's coming up after we check traffic and weather new money means an extra leg up for local foster kids I'm Brian Chalford with a double success story traffic every ten minutes on the four said here's Kiera we had an earlier stall in ever at southbound I. five just south state route five to nine it's now been cleared out of the left lane but we're still seeing some slowing into that area so you the brake lights they'll start be around state route five to eight we continue to work with our stalled bus in federal way northbound I. five at highway eighteen that's still blocking the HOV lane but our volumes are so light there's not much of a back up there and that's sort of the name of the game this morning with the holiday a lot of people have the day off and so most of our commutes are moving right along at the speed limit I am seeing a slight hesitation both directions of four or five del around sense that our next como traffic at eight forty four let's check in with caramel meteorologist Kristen Clark today's gonna be the quietest day of the week a lot different from last week when we dealt with the cold and snow this.
"madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Lou laying a former top Madigan lieutenant sexually harassed a lobbyist he also resigned on the report Madigan said quote I take responsibility for not doing enough previously to prevent issues in my office Eric rung WGN news thirty two new individual lawsuits have been filed against west suburban medical device sterilization company Sterrett Jetix over chemicals released in the air over decades that have led to cancer and other health issues among and Willowbrook gene ha culture is among those suing them through chemo I've had my body mutilated it's impacted every single part of my life and they knew they've known for thirty four years and they've willfully pump this out into our communities the Illinois Attorney General is tried to get the facility shut down the weeks ago the company and I eat P. A. announced a deal that will allow it to reopen if new equipment is used to scrub ethylene oxide from the air federal judges postponing a decision on the city's lawsuit against former empire actor jussie Smollett until October the city is suing small let four hundred thirty thousand dollars in police overtime and other expenses after state prosecutors made the decision to drop charges against small lead for filing a false police report small let says the report was the jet authorities in south suburban Dalton still looking for at least one person who they believe was involved in a robbery that led to a shoot out with a police officer one of the suspects was shot in the shoot out he is in the hospital and is not cooperating with police another man may have fled community activists in Dalton trustee Andrew hold person is considered.
Illinois Bishop Bans Pro-Choice Legislators From Communion
"The head of the Catholic church and illinois's capital says he will not give communion to the top Democrats in that state's legislature Bishop Thomas paprika yesterday saying, he informed, Senate president John colored gin at house speaker, Mike Madigan that because of their support for the state's new abortion law, they will not be able to take part in communion that law guarantees women's access to abortion, even later in their pregnancy propriety 'cause. The law of big sin,
"madigan" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Upward which Madigan warrants could lead to more toxic algae and eventually threatened the supply of drinking water for public news service. I'm Suzanne Potter. We used to have a program here on KPFA called freedom is at constant struggle. Us to air at six thirty on Sundays and had a rotating roster of hosts one of whose names was Frank talk. And boy, did they let it talk. It was. Show a about activism and politics, radical politics. Radical activists grassroots activists of history and the present day, and what people wanted to happen. And what people thought about what was going on in the country. Freedom is the constant struggle. Community radio is a constant struggle listener, sponsored radio is a constant struggle to. Constant struggle to raise the amount of money that we need to keep this radio station on the air, and it is especially difficult a difficult constant struggle for KPFA. And I wanna tell you why partly that is. It's just a hard sell. I mean, consider consider the newscast just internet cell for a moment. It is an hour of hard news. There are no soft stories in it. There's no sports. There's very little entertainment news. Even the weather is truncated down to the kind of basic facts that will be in a. Sunshiny or it will be rain will be this temperature or that temperature not a whole lot of there's no chatter the anchors don't chat back and forth. This just you know, it's if you have to sit here for an hour and take it all in that. That's I'm confess that is a bit of work. Maybe even a struggle. But beyond that. KPFA itself is. A hard sell. And here is why it has a multi. It's a multi format station several years ago, the corporation for public broadcasting which funds and aids public radio and television. But this particular program was for radio from the B was called the healthy stations program. And it went to all the public station said it helped fund in the country and told them they should have one single format. In other words, you should be all talk or all music, but don't mix the two. And if you're going to be all music, you should be all one kind of music. You should be all classical why you should be all rock or all popular. Well. Faye? Did not take the. Healthy station initiative initiative, and we remained what we are which is multi format. It's both talk and music. And when you look at the music and listen to the music, it's all different kinds of music. And that is a patchwork format it makes it difficult to listen to KPFA because sometimes you turn it on. You don't know what you're going to get and. Oh time. You don't like what you get simply because you don't like the kinda music or you don't happen to like with the host is saying about this. News topic or public affairs matter. So it's a constant struggle here KPFA because of what we are. And we are ninety percent listener sponsored by that. I mean nine out of every ten dollars that we expand comes from you, the listener, and it's hard to raise that amount of money. But we've got to do it. If we're going to remain the type of radio station that we are. So it's a constant struggle. And we are in the middle of a struggle right now to raise the amount of money, we need to keep going in this winter fund drive, and we are almost two thirds of the way through the fund drive, and we are not quite yet at halfway towards our goal..
"madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Forty four. We continue Heather Sharon is managing editor at the daily line. She knows from the mayor's race, and she's not going to tell us exactly who's gonna win. And by how all right. Heather who's winning? Oh my goodness. That's a tough question. I forgot. You're holding out on us. Man, if I knew I'd be putting money on it somewhere because it is a wide open race. It's anybody's anybody's anybody's game. I think we all well, you can't say that I default to be daily impractical in the runoff. It's not that easy. I don't think so because we've seen sort of as very sluggish start too early voting, but we've seen a huge increase in the number of mail in ballots, which says that this election isn't following patterns that we've seen before. And if we've learned anything from the past couple of years, it's not never to assume that past behavior is a predictor of future behavior. So I don't know that we know what the electorate is gonna look like is it going to be younger. Are there be more millennials? And if that is I think it could benefit candidates like dark dark horses that that you know, we are talking about it. Let's talk about some of the races that we aren't talking about as much obviously, the automatic races are also up in a municipal election. And also, the treasurer's Chicago treasury Kurt summers surprisingly said he's not running for re election after one term. This is open the door to at least a healthy debate. And a bunch of television ads. That's right. So you've got a map Pawar who was the alderman in the forty seven toward he term limited himself after two terms, and he's running on a kind of platform that Chicago has never seen. So the treasurer's office. She wants to start a public Bank that would finance student loan payments that would serve as at Bank for recreational marijuana businesses and really using that office to sort of push forward progressive policies. I'm in a way that that office hasn't send us in the past. Also reading is Melissa Conyers urban State, Rex she's also married alderman Keith nerd and also in the valley, and she is a sort of pushing a more traditional use of the treasurer's office. I sort of making sure that taxpayers money is being protected and invested wisely. Also running it's Peter guarantee. Who's a certified public attorney says you need a professional in that office and not a politician. Okay. So the treasury's office up. Up for grabs. Let's talk about some of the automatic races as well. First let's start with some of the the prime time. Incumbents obviously alderman, Ed Burke is running for reelection while under indictment is there any way that you see that fourteenth. Ward voters will will vote against Edberg. You know, I think that is a really interesting question. So. Heaping to on challengers, both of whom have roots in. Garcia's political operation congressman Garcia has endorsed Tanya Patino, who's a civil engineer. She's gone. He's trying to bring sort of a new energy hip fourteen. Twelve also running. Who has won a couple of really prominent endorsements including the trick. Both of them are basically saying, look, I'm not at Burke, and we should not elect him again because he facing very serious legal issues. But I think anybody who would tell you that Egbert doesn't have the past victory is completely wrong. He's out there campaigning hard. If you take a look at his Facebook page, you know, he he is out and about working hard. If he does pull it out. He will have an killed himself at four years on the Chicago city council Kayla, maybe not Edberg because his name recognition will win in the fourteenth. But some of his surrogates or some of his allies the most most specifically alderman Clin in the thirteenth. He's had a lot of trouble. And there's even questions of the legality of some of the the strong, arm tactics and campaigning. But there's there's a young challenger there. That might be trouble. Right. So David Kupa is. Running. And he is actually alderman Quinn for sort of critical mass, of course, aligned with house speaker Michael Madigan, get him kicked off the ballot that didn't work on the ballot. He's he's got all sorts of you know, people out there campaigning for him. Alderman Queen is one of those aldermen doesn't talk a lot during city council meetings, but it's very focused on the business of sport. And I think coupled with sort of his name recognition that Madigan political muscle. You know, I, you know, I would be surprised to see that close. But it's clearly an indication that the Madigan machine isn't what it wants to be. There are a lot of other incumbents on the ballot to that have interesting races names like. Boy, Deb mell Tom Tunney and Joe more up in Rogers park of those races. Which one grabs your attention, which one. Do you think might see a runoff possibly and upset? Well, I think probably if I had to say which of those races I'll be watching closely on election night, which is one week away. My show. Moore was elected as former during the Richard m Daley era and during the Rahm Emanuel error. He turned into a strong supporter of Ron manual, and he's facing a really tough challenge from Maria who is a yawn who leads censored a grassroots organizing in the word she saying that he needs to return to it's sort of usual status as award full of independent she's wedding on sort of an anti gentrification anti displacement platform. And she has a lot of endorsements and working really hard. So she's able to knock off Joe I think that that needed. Occasion that we're going to see sort of a sweeping change a city council. I think that that would sewed ill for Edberg. I think it was bode ill for Patrick O'Connor in the forty s four is also facing a really tough challenge. Pat, O'Connor is the second longest serving alderman after at Burke, of course. And he's also facing four challengers, all of whom are running on a sort of change the direction of the city to a more. So so we don't know from turn out what are your friends in people that you talk to casually who aren't in the business and don't have your level of knowledge of the normal people normal. People you have nothing to talk about with. What what what do they have as a level of interest in? Are you concerned that they're going to go vote? So I think that that is really just the crucial question. I think the problem with this election. If it is a problem is that there are so many more mayoral candidates that I am sensing sort of just a sense of frustration among, you know, regular people gosh, they're fourteen there are so many. I don't even know how to you know, figure it out. So it's probably going to be a situation where if you're able to get somewhere close to twenty percent of the vote that's probably good enough to put you into a what? And I think you started the show by saying, you know, their money on daily and preckwinkle, right? And I think that makes a lotta sense because that if that's the case you're gonna rely on your ability to turn out voters in practical has district teachers union and the FBI you get their people to the polls. And then, of course, daily has more than seven and a half million dollars at this point. And he's got sort of what's left of the Daley machine. And I think any Chicago in worth, you know, knows anything about politics wouldn't count out, you know, a daily in a close potentially low turnout election valley's, Chico. Menendez and Willie Wilson are those next four. You know, I think she Danamon does might be up closer. You know, we saw whole last Mendez Mendoza. Sorry. All right. I, you know, I think that you know, I think also we have to sort of wonder what's going to happen with the Mara. She's got chance the rapper. She's got Kanye west. They've been working hard to register voters. I'm worried about what I don't know that I don't know. Because if there are a whole bunch of new voters that are that are going to surprise us in to the polls that means that worked that we're basically looking than the completely wrong direction for this election fascinated by the last theory out there, which is a Bill Daley doesn't want to be Jeb Bush. He doesn't wanna be the daily brother that fails. So there's some inspiration there. Yeah. I mean, he's running hard. I mean, I think you know, a lot of people at city hall said well, he's gonna flirt with it. And then he keeps not actually going to gear it sort of like he did for governor a couple of years ago. But you know, he's he's pushing hard, and you know, he's out there sort of reading in a sort of socially liberal fiscally conservative last night. After the WTT w debate. We saw him urge a change to the constitution that could change how the city in the state paid pensions. So, you know, he he's out there making a real push for extent, we talked to you wanna talk about the White Sox chances rebuilding. The bulls. I'm gonna have to study up. Okay. Now, focus on your strikes. Thank you for being anytime. Thanks. That's a Heather sh around managing editor at the daily line. And what do you got coming up at nine stuff? Federal judge expected to rule today in a lawsuit seeking to halt construction of the presidential Obama, President Obama center in Chicago, we're waiting on that too ruling this morning and more coming up at nine o'clock from the WGN newsroom and a metro train to get stuck by stalled freight train at number thirty six that was due in about nine o'clock is running forty minutes late now, but it is on the move in willowbrook accident.
"madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Mike Madigan and whoever else has been snared in the thousands and thousands. And thousands of phone calls that the FBI has recorded of Salinas, and Burke and Madigan. Really? It sounds like it's all around Salinas right now that we're aware of eighteen thousand calls they recorded eighteen thousand calls. Remember when you couldn't believe how many Email Ron Hillary Clinton's server who humanly has time to do that. You just wonder do these guys spend the whole day on the phone call after call after call after call. I mean, you can't do that many phone calls in a day. In fact, I think Kerry wanted to say something about that. You're on WGN. Hi, taking John. Yeah. No. That's why I will chime in about I'm in sales. And I'm on my phone twenty four seven almost and there's no way I can make eighteen thousand phone calls to one person unless something that I was going on. Science and nobody's brought that up. It's like this is bizarre. Granted this goes back to two thousand fourteen it wasn't in a year. Oh, I mean still I mean that's five years eighteen thousand divided nuts. No, that's right. If it's eighteen thousand in four years that's four and a half as forty five hundred calls a year forty five hundred calls years. It's forty eight hundred calls a year that's four hundred calls a month. Right. Yes. Forty forty calls a month four times twelve is four eighty four for no for. No, that's right because it's thousand. Yeah. That would be four hundred calls a month. That'd be twelve calls a day every day. Snow fifty calls a day. Sixteen. No, he's brought that up. It's just, you know, something clearly eight right there. You know, make sense. All right. I'm doing my math here. Thank you for the phone. Call. One phone call. Let's see sixteen times thirty s four hundred and eighty one hundred eighty calls a day hold on. I just I did eighteen thousand divided by three hundred sixty five and I got forty nine forty nine calls a day. Yeah. But that really did you do that eighteen thousand calls divided. But you gotta divide that by four because they said it was four years. So what did you give when you did your division eighteen thousand divided by three sixty five you forty nine forty nine divided by five is nine or ten. So I guess if that's all you did every single day make these kinds of phone calls. It's maybe that numbers more plausible than it. Sounds. God wouldn't you like all of those minutes back in your life? We're all of those so important to now those guys may well be regretting it the feds listened in on eighteen thousand Sali's calls they followed and they saw I'm going to massage parlours going back to two thousand fourteen. This is interesting in two thousand sixteen. The feds acquired a search warrant a warrant to search Danny Scillies? He's the Chicago city alderman. He's retiring to search his home and his office two plus years ago. Maybe because that's when but they didn't. But they didn't go into his home. They didn't search his office. Why didn't they do it? They had a warrant which is difficult to get. Why didn't they do it? Maybe because that's when Sali's agreed to work with them on even bigger fish than him. Hello, Ed Burke. You were called the Burke is charged with shaking down a Burger King franchise, which right away seem to be a little odd. A little small a little distant the FBI doesn't work years trying to uncover the mystery of a Burger King driveway. But that's what we heard about. So we knew that something there didn't make sense. It makes sense that that was more collateral to the investigation. Right. That what you had here was this little tidbit about Ed Burke in the Burger King of why do we know that because they were that was just that was just collateral? That was just on the side with your really doing was getting information, Danny Sali's. And then these other little nuggets fell off. So Burks running for reelection. He said he didn't do anything wrong. But what's most embarrassing about all of this is the stuff that you then find out about Danny Sali's? I inadvertently the sun times gets this information about this affidavit from the FBI, and it's very embarrassing. And you just wonder how many people I mean, you think about that? If one of the highest ranking alderman in the city of Chicago for four years is being recorded or phones are being tapped for four years. How many things do they have on how many people? Just do them. Do the math on that. It's kind of staggering. And I think today will be the day member that real cold day in Chicago and January that was the day it hit the fan. They were frozen, but it hit the fan. Speaking of frozen, John keep frozen Lou malnati's on hand for such emergencies. I-drive Uber and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Was twenty six below January of nineteen eighty two. I just moved here from Texas. Welcome to Chicago says Davis Jay and Villa Park from the joint relief institute. Hey, nice to hear from you. Davis. If Burke and Madigan go down, John I want a statue of Salinas in front of city hall. This texture says, hey, King, John I work at the airport, and they don't close stand outside and refuel play, and that's me. Eight one five says, I grew up on a dairy farm. You have to still go out and take care of the animals you had to break the ice. So they had water to drink for the ones outside. He had to carry pails feed to the outside one's dairy. Farmers. Get no break from this type of weather. They just dress appropriately. This is a good idea because I'm hearing from letter carriers who say the mail will be delivered tomorrow that six three zero said we stopped our male until Monday to give our mailman a break. That's really kind. How about that? Why? I if you're a letter carrier does that help you in some way? I mean, what if a whole block did that John is Amazon too close? They don't care because people are babies and well cry if they don't get their toilet paper. Get I didn't understand what they were trying to say who's the baby. And who? Mike Turkey station of that text. Is that a lot of people order from Amazon their toilet paper and habit delivered to them. Right. Yeah. I guess that's the main takeaway. But why do you need to get toilet paper from Amazon, isn't that kind of an urgent necessity? Some people plan ahead for these people have a stock. They got the toilet paper, and they have somebody delivered to their door. It's the lightest grocery item. You can get out of a store. Some people have it delivered. But most people live really close to Walgreens is. So that's the other thing another cool trick outside John. If you watch your fingers long enough, they'll turn white and then black and then they'll fall off. Oh my gosh. I'm just reading the texts here we said to engage in de-fund trick where you throw the hot water in the air tonight or tomorrow and videotape. It put it on my Facebook page the video of me doing that very stunt when it was seventeen degrees below zero here WGN radio ten years ago is on my Facebook page. Also, a WGN radio. I think it's the station website. But it certainly on my Facebook page, I'm WGN king. John, by the way. What should you do if you're in a car crash right now? What should you do? If you slip on the roads, an attorney answers that in a minute. Black.
"madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Fights that lie ahead. Democrats are on your side. And then that's it. It's not vote for anybody. It's just it's sort of like a shot across the bow for the whole state. Hey, everybody. We're back in power. It's going to kind of suck. Because it's going to be a lot of fighting. But we're on your side. I don't know what I'm even supposed to do that. Does anybody think, oh, it's the Democrats are back in charge in Illinois? Hey, well, get our breast cancer screenings and Donald Trump won't be a problem. Nobody thinks that in Illinois people think oh Lord. They're the ones that got us into this pickle. I don't know how much that commercial cost. But now they're buying airtime. And actually putting it on television. And it's funny too. Because as much as you know, Mike Madigan runs, the state of Illinois. You really don't know what he sounds like. But there he is in one cut away looking concerned. And you know, politicians don't do anything if they're not like welders basketball players. You know, you can see what they do when you want to show a politician hard work. There's nothing for them to do except listen or sign so very is signing some something seriously considering it, and then there is looking at you saying don't you worry, we're in charge. So that's just the that's the other end of the spectrum for me. You got the guy effect? I would like the camel from the geiko ad to appear in the Mike Madigan commercial. Then that would make me happier. What else do we got here? We have time for this to forty five on WGN. I'm John Williams. We appreciate you tuning in one of the quick note. Just two things that I've been looking at lately, and that is not suppose, you guys have seen the movie Roma. But we went to the music box theatre to watch it last night. It's in black and white. It's set in the nineteen seventies. It's a brand new release. You can watch it on Netflix. But some folks are going to watch it on the big screen as well. That's an idea of what a good movie it is. So it might be nominated when the Oscar nominations come out. It might actually get a nomination for best picture or might be best foreign language picture because it's in Spanish with subtitles set in Mexico. I don't know for movie can be both. But it would be a legitimate contender for either. It's the story of a maid who lives with a well to do family and Mexico City in the nineteen seventies. And what their life is. And every now, and then takes turns. And you think oh it's going to go here going to go there. But it really doesn't do much more than very patiently show. You what this woman's life is like and at times, you're laughing at times, you're gasping, and it's just really a rich movie made by the same guy that did the movie gravity and with some terrific scenes. An imagery in black and white. Don't ask me why he did it that way. What with color being available, and all, but it works the movie's called Roma, and I really liked that yesterday a guy called in and said what he said you should do. Exactly sure how we're going to do this. But I think this is a good idea. He said, why don't you do a segment on the show with some regularity? Get a couple of people who know about this and tell us shows that we should start to watch. And we've had a couple of TV critics lately. We had Matt rouse from TV guide. And we Jason Nathanson, the entertainment reporter from ABC on the other day. And both of them said that it is so difficult for critics to watch all of the available programmes one of them. I think said there's over four hundred regularly scheduled TV shows right now a human being count watched them. All let alone understand them know them be able to report on them knowledgeably. Right. So it would be a service to you and meet us. Hey, okay. If you're looking for something through that massive shows, here's some recommendations. And they give us tell us a little bit about the pro and con. This came up after I mentioned to somebody that the night manager, the BBC show was really good. Golden Globe of word for best supporting actress, and it's it's about a night manager at a hotel who gets caught up in international intrigue at six episodes, the British shows. I guess go about six episodes. Is that right bodyguard BBC channel one was number three on the Guardian's list of the fifty best shows of two thousand eighteen I agree. I thought bodyguard was is really good too. It's not my favorite kind of show. But it was good. It's about a bodyguard who's guarding a politician what his life is like and its violent and you're trying to figure out who's up to something. That's bodyguard the show that is just been the best. Most pleasant surprise to us at my house is catastrophe. Anybody watch catastrophe. It got one hundred percent on rotten tomatoes right now. Get into British show. We watched it on Amazon prime, and it's about a guy and a gal who meet they have a a fling. She gets pregnant and now what are they gonna do? And what that's like. And what's their relationship all about? And they are very funny. She's a schoolteacher he's an ad executive. He's in London. The American in London opening up a new office for his agency. She's a British schoolteacher and. In a bar one night and the scenes are just so funny. It's just very snappy. Very funny. Very dry at times. And business seemed like everything that the British do the acting is so good. So that show is called catastrophe. Right. Oh my God. This is a catastrophe and pregnant what am I going to do? And the the story is very funny. So that's a that's another recommendation. So there's three for me. But we'll spend some time in the near future. Talking a little bit more about this. Okay. Chance the rapper. Let's talk just a second about that. Normally, we take a break here. We don't have to write off don't need to take a break. Right. So you know about R Kelly. Who has never been convicted. But was he's faced numerous charges child porn cetera abuse over the years, but he ain't gone to jail. There is a conversation. And by text pouring in do you have plans tomorrow night? It's my brother. Okay. Continue the show. I thought that was somebody telling me, I was just said something wrong. I got the name of the show wrong, which I do all the time. Let's pick it up with chance the rapper. So there's R Kelly there's this docu series, which is being rebroadcast and people are watching it got one point eight million viewers on the first view and by the end of the short run or the the last episode had over two million viewers lifetime channel says it's their most viewed episodes and seven or eight years, the more this runs the more people talk about it. And it's amazing that r Kelly's been able to get away with what he's been able to get away with as long as he's been able to get away with it. In a separate show chance the rapper talked to an interviewer, and they took that clip and put it in the dock series and the quote from this series from chance the rapper. That's getting a lot of attention. This week is where chance talked about why he supported essentially R Kelly at first and why he didn't believe his accusers. Maybe I didn't care because.
"madigan" Discussed on WGN Radio
"In a guy co Ed someday. The commercial. That's not super funny, and this has popped up on TV a bit for me. Do you have the Madigan Democrats? Okay. So this is just. If I in an alternate universe had given money to Mike Madigan for whatever reason. And then I saw that this is how they were spending. It there's a commercial, and it's one of these, you know. Warm all American political ads where things are getting better. Now under the Democrats in Illinois. Madigan's not up for reelection right now. There's no reason for Mike Madigan to be running spots. There's no reason by the way for Mike Madigan do ever be running spots. But there's one of these commercials, Donald Trump hotel, and and make himself appear in the background and a couple of cuts. The ideas Republicans are bad, Donald Trump is bad. But now, the Mike Madigan, and the Democrats are running the roost again in Illinois life is going to be better. They tried to take away health care and cut funding for breast cancer screenings. They even failed to act as our veterans died new day in Illinois with an agenda to put families. I again to fight for portable healthcare, equal pay for women. Keep our family safe enough to pay their fair share my standing it can get a break in the Feis that lie ahead Democrats right near side in the.
Fortnite: An Unwinnable Battle at Home?
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from SAP. Concur employees can submit expenses and invoices from anywhere, and you get the visibility and control you need to drive your business forward. Learn more at concur dot com slash W, s j. Just tech news briefing im Tanya Bustos reporting from the newsroom in New York coming up a look at how fortnight the last man standing video game has grabbed hold of Americana pushing aside other pastimes and hobbies all the while transforming family dynamics, the Wall Street Journal took an indepth look at the cultural takeover of one of the most popular video games in years. That's after these tech headlines. The journal reports that snap which was once seen as a viable competitor. To Facebook is struggling after CEO. Evan Spiegel ignored warnings about a redesign that proved unpopular with usership and the share price falling analysts and employees are raising questions about whether his trust your gut management instincts can help pull the company through the journal takes a look at the changes ahead as snap aims to grab more users in and beef up the information it collects in two thousand nineteen Facebook's top conservative takes a new power position on at the social media company. The journal reports that Joel Kaplan has emerged as the sites protector against allegations of political bias, and you often serves as the decisive word internally on hot button, political issues in particular. Mr. Kaplan now has say in whether certain news feed products, get launched an area that has long been the purview of Facebook's engineers and product teams. City University of New York coders hoped to fill Amazon's queens headquarters, New York officials call H Q to a boon to the city's university system which graduates thousands of students with tech degrees. Each year the company's agreement with New York provides a three billion dollars in city and state incentives to Amazon bringing twenty five thousand jobs in the next decade. Amazon also plans to bring seven hundred jobs to Long Island city by twenty nineteen coming up how fortnight triggered an unwinnable war between parents and their kids. The value of fortnight's maker epic has swelled to nearly fifteen billion dollars from less than one billion in less than six years. The Wall Street Journal reported such in October. Furthermore, the takeover game is not only reshaping American spend their time. But also how they communicate. And the Wall Street Journal's Betsy Morris reports that it may also care at family relationships in ways that few if any video games have done before. So what exactly makes this game show powerful in a special journal feature some young players explain the current fortnight hype? Everyone's playing all of our friends like it's everywhere. Toby got it. He didn't really play. He'd never played. It is agree. You should get it. So I downloaded it. And we played it was really fun. The Matthew had it like you got like a week later. Now, we play never got our first win, the congress Cullen going for the next lane next one if they fighting game animated, there's no blood, and I like the fact that it's like. You just jump on a map bat Oreo. It's really immersive to and it's always different it's net. Like every game isn't going to be the same. I just fell in love with it. Right. When they showed it to me. Jamie Madigan author of getting gamers explains. The key social components of the game. That are changing the way young people communicate most of the most popular games like fortnight, and others are social so you're playing within against other people. You're communicating with them. You're talking outside of the game about the matches. You had last night or coordinating schedules? So that you can play together today after school, and it is a much more interactive social experience than it has been in the past. I've a bunch of friends on here that play and they won't get on when gets off one gets on. And then I play with gets on which they keep saying, it's a different way to interact socially now than like, for example. Go into part, I'd say, it's it's really cool because it lets you communicate with people that you don't really see that much. Parents are noticing the change in social behavior. Firsthand fortnight is a big part of. Of his social life, and of what makes them happy these to play more of a variety of things. But at some point it was just fortnight. That's it for him and all his friends you really wants to play with his friends are on. So he's not as interested in playing when they're not on. And then there is the already addictive nature of video games to contend with. And how some say fortnight takes things to a new level people like activities that make them feel like they're mastering something and getting better at it. They like activities that make them feel important to other people to the extent that that activity satisfies those needs people are motivated to keep doing it and come back to it. I sometimes I feel like from. I'd say I play enough via wearing after a couple of months playing you might get a little dicta to it. It hits a lot of buttons with in terms of reward. And we have many kids that we can compare him to there seems to be such a trend in some similarities between the mall in terms of not really. Wanting to get back to it wanting to play it for a long period of time. He just seemed to really be fixated on this game. Even when he wasn't playing it. You get nervous when you see your kid staring at a scream incessantly for four hours. I'm concerned that it's very addictive, and that it takes so much time away from everything else. You're trying to be the good parent and not be too permissive. You don't want this to get out from under you where it's something that you're having constant battles about. And where you feel like as a parent. You don't have a say in any any limit setting with it. The journal notes that research on the impact of video games is inconclusive on one hand it found video games to boost visual acuity processing speed and decision. Making on the other hand studies also link aiming to poor behavior and lower school performance. It's a weighty topic. Again, check out more WSJ for a special feature an in depth look at. The issue. That's it for the tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boost does thanks for listening.
Lisa Madigan, Catholic Church And Attorney discussed on Roe Conn
"At O'Hare, Illinois, attorney general Lisa Madigan says a preliminary report from her office shows allegations of sexual abuse against five hundred more clergy members and priests in the state that's on top of the one hundred eighty five already reported by the church WGN's. Ryan burrow has the story. Attorney general Lisa Madigan says the fighting show, the Catholic church has failed survivors instead they have put criminal clergy and the assets of the church is their priorities. The Chicago archdiocese releasing a statement saying the nature of the report makes it difficult to discern which generalized findings apply to the
Lisa Madigan, Chief Legal Officer and Huber discussed on Joe Walsh
"Uber has settled a lawsuit over a massive data breach Huber agreed to pay one hundred forty eight million dollars and to tighten security to settle the lawsuit of failure to tell drivers hackers had stolen their personal information. The ride hailing company learned of the break in in November twenty sixteen waited a year before notifying drivers, Illinois, attorney general Lisa Madigan announced the settlement which applies across the country. Uber calls it the right thing to do chief legal officer, Tony west says the companies now committed to transparency and responsibility the hack also disclosed cell phone numbers and Email addresses. A fifty seven million Uber riders around
President Trump, Hurricane Florence and Bob Woodward discussed on John Williams
"I know. There are state and county investigations into last Thursday shooting hurricane Florence has already forced to change to President Trump's schedule later this week. The Trump campaign announced it is canceling a rally scheduled for this Friday in
Democrats press Trump's Supreme Court pick over new documents
"Is day three of the confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary committee for President Trump supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh, Sunlen. Serfaty tells US Republicans are optimistic that Cavanaugh will be confirmed Republicans hope to confirm cabinet in time for the first day of the new supreme court term, which starts on October. First or protesters at the. Hearings this morning so far there have been seventy three people arrested for protesting the cavenaugh
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel not seeking election to third term
"O'Hare. It's a job of a lifetime. But not for a lifetime. We will stand ready and eager to work with whoever is fortunate enough to become the next mayor assure smooth and positive transition. We all are sitting nothing less mayor Rahm Emanuel today announcing he will not seek a third term. He says he's ready for a new chapter in his life. Although he didn't say specifically what that would be. Here's what area leaders are saying house speaker Mike Madigan ass Chicago continues to move forward and grow as an international city will remain grateful for mayor emanuel's leadership. Cook County president Toni preckwinkle says she was surprised by the announcement. She says being mayor of the nation's third largest city is extraordinarily difficult in. All consuming and alderman Edberg says a manual will be remembered as a leader who exemplified a profound sense of decency, and who had the courage to make difficult decisions on behalf of all Chicago wins the Chicago teachers union taking credit for emanuel's departure vice president Jesse Sharkey says it's all because of president. Karen Lewis was really Karen and her fearless leadership and our love for the people to city that we think made this possible she stood up to that mayor when he had a huge amount of momentum. And before anyone else was hit that emperor has no clothes, Chicago. Teachers strike in two thousand twelve was a defining moment in the
NPR, US and Lisa Madigan discussed on NPR News Now
"Republic of Congo more than eighteen thousand students in A Bola affected areas are getting ready to start a new school year tomorrow. Lisa Shlein reports the DRC's government has decided to open hundreds of schools in the eastern part of the country despite the risk of spreading the disease Ebola spreads quickly through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids. Unisex reports and unusually high number of children are affected by the Bulla outbreak in eastern DRC latest World Health Organization. Estimates find one hundred twenty cases of Ebola, including seventy eight debts. Nearly one quarter of confirmed cases are underage twenty four,