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Protestors rally in Chicago to demand justice for Breonna Taylor
"Over a Kentucky grand jury's decision in the Briana Taylor case are underway in several U. S. Cities, including in Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot earlier today urged residents to protest peacefully. But also expressed her own disappointment in the case's outcome. We will and we must continue to say her name. We will and we must continue to demand justice. And we will and we must do everything in our power to prevent any more names from being added to this role like George Floyd. Closer to home, Rickie Boy, Laquan McDonald and too many others. Protests in Chicago were mostly limited to the northwest side. Now. There were two earlier this afternoon that began on the South side in
Fresh update on "mayor lightfoot" discussed on WBBM Morning News
"Gresham Community demanding justice a crowd of a few 100. People also protested outside Chicago police headquarters at 35th and Michigan in Bronzeville in an emotional but peaceful demonstration. City and state leaders are calling for calm in the wake of the announcement from Kentucky. The questions for mayor like Foot and Governor Pritzker were about the safety of citizens. After all. This summer, Chicago went through two rounds of violent unrest, Looting, which devastated businesses in Chicago. Many of those businesses black owned After Mayor Lightfoot address the questions about the city's response, County board president Toni Preckwinkle shared her thoughts. I hope that the media will focus first and foremost on the tremendous injustice that we saw today. Get another murder of a black woman, a black person..
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Announces Lead Service Line Replacement Program
"Mayor Lightfoot and other officials have outlined and ambitious and expensive plan to replace lead water pipes that service hundreds of thousands of Chicago homes. The city of Chicago until 1986 required homes that have lead water pipes. Very high levels of lead can cause brain damage and other health problems. Mayor Lightfoot says City drinking water is safe but lead pipes and some 380,000 homes need to go in time undoing. The extensive network of Legacy. Lead service lines is a steep and costly mountain that we will need to climb, but and we will not erase this legacy overnight. It is way past time for us is the city to address this issue. The total cost some $8.5 billion. The first phase will be free replacement for hundreds of low income families on a pilot program to help determine the cost and the procedures for the rest of the
Fresh update on "mayor lightfoot" discussed on Steve Cochran
"Organizes. Use red blood like paints a spell. Adriana Taylor's name of the Street Theater cry from the Unity came after a Kentucky grand jury indicted a former police officer for shooting into neighboring apartments. But they're not charged any of the officers for their role in the killing of Briana Taylor, just one of one arrest reported from last night's protests. And protests happening all around the country it last night in Louisville, Briana Taylor's hometown. Gunfire rang out last night and wounded two police officers. Those officers reportedly will be okay. Governor Parentscare Mayor Lightfoot, Another state and local officials voice frustration yesterday about the grand jury's announcement in the Briana Taylor case, Lieutenant governor Juliana Stratton says people will be able to tell coming generations about Briana Taylor. We will tell them That her black life mattered. And.
Chicago OKs affordable housing protections near Obama library
"City Council has given the green light to a compromise that aims to keep people living near the planned Obama presidential center from being displaced by gentrification. This has been a long time coming, but I think that it is the right direction to go. Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston was one of those who pushed hard for the agreement. It sets requirements for affordable housing in new developments around the plant. Obama Center city also will help fund affordable housing program's her counsel colleague, Jeanette Taylor, of the 20th. Ward acknowledges there was some tough battles and tough talk. But she praised Housing Commissioner Marissa Novara and planning Commissioner Maurice Cocks. The fight is not over. We got a little mole. Working it out and fighting to do, But this is definitely a step in the right direction. I'm proud of us doing what Chicago does make It works for everybody. Mayor Lightfoot seems justice pleased. This has been a robust on DH challenging process, but I agree with both of you that we've gotten to the right place. Backers hope this will be a model for other areas of the city. Craig
Fresh update on "mayor lightfoot" discussed on WBBM Evening News
"Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sports Both Cubs and Sox Lost in business news. The Dow dropped 525 points in Chicago. Right now we have partly cloudy skies 68 degrees 10 31. CBS News Special Report. A curfew now in place in Louisville, Kentucky. After street protests and gunshots, two police officers shot would not with life threatening wounds this afterward from a Kentucky grand jury. But there will be no direct charges against three police officers in the fatal shooting of Briana Taylor in her own apartment Earlier this year, One of the officers will face an indirect charge for firing into another home. W. Al K Y TV's Rick van, whose two l A P D officers were shot tonight, But we're told they are alert. Louisville is currently under a lock down as ordered by Mary Fisher and from Kentucky's governor, Andy Bashir. We know that the answer to violence Is never violence, and we're thinking about those two officers and their families tonight. Interim Louisville Police Chief Robert Schroeder says there is a suspect in custody but does not give any additional detail about that person. CBS News Special Report on Tom 40. Double D BBM News time. 10 32 protesters in Kentucky. I think apart. Many of the protesters said they march to Chicago police headquarters this evening because they are demanding reforms and the upcoming police contract here that they say would make officers more accountable in abuse cases. Such reforms proposed by Mayor Lightfoot have been rejected by the union representing the police officers. Camilla Williams of the South Side was one of the demonstrators earlier this evening. That's why I'm in the street again until we Chinese f l P contract specifically to Bill of rights to hold them accountable. We're not going to see any changes. We're going to be out here each and every time those protesters gathered across the street from police headquarters, city trucks blocking access to the building so after a rally across the street Protesters marched to through several streets on the South side. Protesters angered by the refusal of the Kentucky Grand jury do charge. Police officers in connection with shooting gathered outside as well near a Southside Catholic church was earlier this afternoon. BBM Jim Goddess was on the scene. Among those upset with conducting grand jury's decision is Father Michael Flicker, the pastor of ST Sabina's Church and the organizer of the protest. They charged one charge to one of the officers basically the same thing you turn for shooting a gun up in the air. A girl was murdered. Obviously, they forgot that in our own house justice system show Once again black and brown line don't matter in this country. Flicker says he understands why the grand jury's decision sparked a new wave of protests in Chicago and elsewhere, says perhaps it will take protesters shutting down cities over and over Before justice comes to those police, he says, they're wrongly taking the lives of people of color on the South Side gym. This news radio what a 5.9 FM BBM News time. 10 30 for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Wants To Ban Single-Night Home-Sharing Rentals In Effort To Crack Down On Illegal Parties
"Mayor Lightfoot wants to ban single Night vacation rentals in Chicago WG Ens James Sears reports. It's an effort to crack down on party houses. The ordinance that past committee with also let residence ban vacation rentals in denser neighborhoods such as lakefront areas. Airbnb is against it, saying a very low percentage of single night bookings result in problems. It's cracking down on parties itself, it says. By setting a gym, it's for renters and the number of people Each unit, James Sears, WG and new single Night. Reynolds. Rentals in Chicago has currently been banned because of the Corona virus
Fresh update on "mayor lightfoot" discussed on WBBM Evening News
"To change. Till we shut the whole damn city down day after day of today. So we disrupt every part of this city everyday nonviolently peacefully. Shut down! Commerce. Shut down! The train set down the buses. Shut down City Hall. Maybe we need to just shut everything down to make this country understand that we're tired of people being killed. Flavier says. Daily protests that shut down Chicago and other cities might be the only way to bring justice to police who flicker says are wrongly killing people of color. With the Illinois National Guard on Standby Governor Pritzker Mere Lightfoot and County board President Preckwinkle asked for peace, but acknowledged anger over the Briana Taylor case in Kentucky and the decision to only charge of Louisville officer with wanton endangerment. W BBM, Steve Miller reports. Governor Pritzker called the Briana Taylor case a gross miscarriage of justice. After a summer marked by two episodes of unrest and looting. Mayor Lightfoot says the city is prepared in case another line is crossed in reaction to the Louisville decision, and she urged piece. So did county board president Toni Preckwinkle. Peaceful protest is powerful. However, we cannot meet the violence of.
Chicago Expanding Neighborhood Policing Initiative To 3 More Districts
"City of Chicago, announcing another police reform plan that expands to three more district's It's community policing programme that puts officers on the more one on one footing with community. The neighborhood policing initiative has been tried in the 25th and 15th police districts, with district coordination officers getting to know people on the street and outside their homes. They hand out business cards. With their names, cell phone numbers and email addresses and speak one on one with residents about their concerns. Mayor Lightfoot says that in the 25th district so far this year, there have been 1500 fewer calls to 911 than last year. Likely because district coordination officers or D CEOs air working with residents get to the smaller issues before they become the bigger Usually. Superintendent David Brown says he's excited about the program building trust is really The foundation. Or reducing crime training of officers for the program begins next month with the program starting in the fall.
Chicago Expanding Neighborhood Policing Initiative To 3 More Districts
"The city of Chicago is expanding a community policing programme that puts officers in mortar one on one contact with people in the neighborhoods. The neighborhood policing initiative has been tried in the 25th and 15th police districts, with district coordination officers getting to know people on the street and outside their homes, they hand out business cards. With their names, cell phone numbers and email addresses and speak one on one with residents about their concerns. Mayor Lightfoot says that in the 25th district so far this year, there have been 1500 fewer calls to 911 than last year. Likely because district coordination officers or D CEOs air working with residents get to the smaller issues before they become the bigger Usually. Superintendent David Brown says he's excited about the program building trust is really The foundation. Or reducing crime training of officers for the program begins next month with the program starting in the fall.
Michelle Obama: "Vote for Joe Biden like our lives depend on it"
"Democrats have opened their national convention, virtually five of the United States of America. Joe Biden's Biden's grandkids grandkids kicked kicked off off proceedings proceedings with with the the Pledge Pledge of of Allegiance Allegiance a a choir choir of of people people from from each each state, state, then then saying saying the the national national anthem anthem Headline Headline Speaker Speaker Michelle Michelle Obama Obama stressed stressed the the importance importance of of voting for Joe Biden. If we have any hope of ending this chaos, we have got to vote for Joe Biden, like our lives depend on it. I know Joe. He is a profoundly decent man. Guided by faith. Obama accused President Trump of downplaying the Corona virus crisis for too long, she argues Trump's response to the outbreak has been marked by chaos division and in her words. Total and other utter lack of empathy. A group of Republicans spoke out against President Trump at the Democratic Convention, the number of Republicans included to John Kasich. The former Ohio governor, who said the U. S is on a path of division and dysfunction. Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman said former vice President Biden could get the US back on track, not Donald Trump. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman also spoke Republican and a longtime CEO. And let me tell you, Donald Trump has no clue how to run a business, let alone an economy. So members of the Illinois congressional delegation have their own virtual meeting to talk about issues facing the country, a little U. S Senator Dick Durbin says when it comes to the middle class. It's time to get back to the base and whether we're talking about a living wage. Whether we're talking about card check membership efforts for protection in the workplace, time and again, we've got to come back to basic principles. Mayor Lightfoot was part of a round table discussion yesterday on social justice with Biden. She says economic empowerment gives people a feeling that they have a stake in their own future. And that will create a lasting change.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Right. That was Mayor Lightfoot. Lightweight. You know, I love we're not goingto are not going to allow the police to do their job and come in and even protect federal property. It's madness. You know, we have more rioting, widespread looting all over Chicago there their version of the Miracle Mile if you want to call that after police were involved in a shooting This is happening every single solitary weekend, all throughout Chicago. This all happening after you know, a cop rioter rampage that actually went on one way. One paper described it and, you know, follow this police shooting. But you know, we see this pretty much every weekend in Chicago, Homicides now increased 50% in 20 2139% In July alone. Chicago rocked by all this violence again this weekend, Chicago police Met with anger after the shouldn't shooting took place, and this is just one neighborhood. You got Portland seeing thousands and thousands of day 73. Now, as so many people in Portland have been hurt. Neighborhoods literally are no longer safe. Businesses have had to stop elderly Portland woman hailed as a neighborhood hero after standing up to Antifa Same in Seattle City Council voting on a police budget cut, never ending. You know everything that's happening around the country and New York City. It's even a worse disaster would probably the dumbest mayor ever in the history of New York City, And it's getting worse now the Upper West Side of New York, Okay, they have welcoming parties for homeless that have spent, you know, now taxpayers in New York or paying for expensive four star hotels. In Portland. You gotta fire set in the headquarters of the police union there. Nobody seems to care and people are leaving New York in droves. They're going to be leaving Chicago in droves. They're gonna be leaving Seattle and Portland and droves. But that's why I'll give you one answered. There was New York Post article New York City's middle class families are now living a real live free run of the movie Escape from New York. Because of the squalid conditions. Upper West Side two new homeless shelters pack with junkies and registered effects of sex offenders, by the way, one block away from a school one block registered sex offenders. Brilliant idea, Comrade de Blasio now in New York City shootings or double what they were in 2019 rioters in Portland. I told you about a second ago here here to weigh in on all of this at the Leo Terrell 2.0, on Twitter is with us and Fox News. His own Geraldo Rivera. Rather, you know, One of the things that is to find your career is the the years that you spent as a what we call a street reporter, investigative reporter when you went into Willowbrook many many years ago and exposed corruption and you had a dramatic impact on shifting and forever changing how the mental health system is run for people that cannot take care of themselves. Thank goodness for that work. You did. But you know, this is what your signature is being out among people in every city and state, you know, always spoken to very close couples to dear two families. They're dear friends of ours in Chicago, where, as you know my talk show for 14 years I was in business with the Tribune Company there in Chicago..
Mayor Lightfoot, Chicago Police prepare for weekend protests
"Mayor Lightfoot in Chicago police say they are prepping for the upcoming weekend will make sure there is no repeat of diluting that followed the police involved shooting last weekend, CPD actively partnering with city agencies to deploy new and enhance tactic. To shut down targeted areas, including parts of the central business in the event of looting. These tactics include blocking in disabling vehicles. More than 100 people were taken into custody as a result of that looting. On Monday morning,
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And here. W g N yur. Friday's going well, It's 1 33 this afternoon and again we did. We want to talk a little bit later about the new policies for this weekend that the superintendent And the mayor unveiled how they're going to be handling things. Did you get any of the highlights there? Steve Trended. From what? What you're seeing there. What's going to be different? We've heard about the bridges maybe used to go up. To sort of isolate downtown. We've heard that there's a curfew in effect 9 p.m. to six AM, unless you live in the area or work in the area need to be in the area that you're not allowed in the area certain areas downtown. I didn't know what else they were. They were mentioning there at the the news conference. Did you know they talked about a new social media task force, which is what I think Brendan Reilly was on with you talking about. Earlier this week to pay more attention to post and mayor Lightfoot says it will be monitored 24 hours a day. You know just politically, well more than politically, but it was significant that state's attorney Kim Foxx, was there alongside the mayor thought that that they were talking together because you know that reporting was and they will look. They were sniping at each other. Especially the mayor earlier this week, So I think they made a real effort to show a united front and Fox was talking about, you know that that they will prosecute looters. And even if you're just in the car with someone else who's stealing that, you know you are committing a crime and things like that, so I think they had a couple of messages there. They also talked about streets and sand being available to Help block off areas. They're going to put some concrete barriers up in areas and just generally, you know, I almost hate talking too much about this because it it sounds. It's almost as if you're predicting that is gonna happen. But you know their effort here was just to make sure you knew that they are ready on DH willing and able and what to watch this and hope for the best this weekend. Yeah, and it's obviously not a long term solution. Having a curfew and putting up built bridges is restricting everyone from the downtown area. But the solution you don't belong there for that moment. I mean, the solution is years long. That's the problem. Exactly. And I think that's what that's the frustrating part about where we are. Is that Communities that have been dis invested in him, then situations that have brought us to this point in time. You know, you look and say Okay, how do you solve this overnight? You can't. I know a lot of people, including the downtown alderman. And many of the business owners and people who live in that area were saying that you know, they wanted to see some sort of consequence for looting. I think the last I saw the number was up to 42 people. Who had been charged with felony with fellas. But when I understand they aren't charging people with misdemeanors, and I haven't seen any any charges of misdemeanors for any of the looting A retail theft yet if you weren't arrested by police at this point, I don't know how they would have gotten you. They did arrest of more than 100 people. I think there's about 100 Pio and I thought of that 142 got felony arrests. Felony charges. Excuse me. I don't know if she refused to prosecute the others or if they just four misdemeanors. I don't know that you're saying is that they need video proof for in order to press the charges, and that's one of the reasons why the police superintendent came out there. Had that news conference and said police you go to Chicago police dot org's see if you identify any of these folks, and we will then helped build the case for the state's attorney's office of that they will press charges and you know we were. We were talking about that today as well with the spokesman for the Police department because To make prove it's not just good enough to have a photo of someone on State Street. You know, you need every point. That's not proof of committing a crime. You need a little bit more specific than that, Maybe with something in their hands or inside a store Things like that. Yeah, And it's just me. I think there are some egregious examples. The guys live streaming himself as he's breaking into the ATM machine right in that guy. No, they really want to find in there. Couple others that they feel that they want to find. I know ultimate. Hopkins will be talking to us in the two o'clock. Our alderman Riley was on with us already, and he talked about how this was more coordinated than you think. There are a lot of folks there for different reasons, but that its core this had been preplanned. 12 U hauls were stolen in advance of this. 12 U hauls were then used to get the most High value targets in terms of getting millions of dollars worth of jewelry and high end goods and that kind of thing and that they sort of used this incident. Thie shooting. Of police officer shot back is the way the police have explained it to us at a 20 year old man who shot at them on that they use that in a false narrative about that, to sort of press. The go button is the way, Alderman Riley said. To start this event, but that at its core, there was a core group of folks who are very organized and very coordinated and lead sort of this attempt. To go out there and they're saying is that if this was happening on social media, and it was all unfolding Why weren't police in front of that? Why were they sort of monitoring it as well? And if they knew about it? Why weren't we more prepared to deal with it? It's a kind of policing strategies that although O'Reilly was asking for He said. Okay, you know, maybe you way probably need more police downtown. But this is actually more of what we do Need.
Students to hold demonstration in Chicago's Logan Square park
"Logan Logan Square Square Park Park this this afternoon. afternoon. They're They're planning planning to to rally rally against against having having police police officers officers in in school. school. In In time. time. Mayor Mayor Lightfoot, Lightfoot, along along with with the U. S Conference of Mayors outlined recommendations for police reforms. Today. The mayor spoke about the golden Policing reform reports are all here to make sure that we had in effect to kids off best practices on a range of these issues that are animating this discussion nationally around police reform, and Rachel just the effort was launched in the wake of the George Floyd murder. Baldermann Brendan
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Morning across the area, the storm's varied and intensity some of them had 100 mile an hour winds or higher. Mayor Lightfoot in the Chicago Firefighters union have agreed on a tentative short term contract. That includes $95 million in back pay obedience, Pam Jones reports. The plan calls for firefighters to contribute 1.5% mohr of their pay toward their healthcare. Retirees would also have to pay more of their retirement annuity toward their medical benefits. The deal would expire next summer. Union members still have to sign it, and the city Council still needs to approve it. Sam Jones. W G. A new woman has died after falling off a boat in the 59th Street Harbor overnight. Just after midnight, the woman slipped as she was climbing out of the vote. Divers from the Fire department pulled her out of the water. Her name hasn't been released yet, and police are investigating. Protesters gathered outside the seventh District, Chicago police headquarters last night in the city's angle would neighborhood that's where a police involved shooting happened Sunday near 57th and Racine following, followed by that violent downtown looting. Some who took part at the seventh District headquarters like Darryl Smith, tell WG and they don't want outsiders coming into their neighborhood, damaging community relations with police protest will schedule where they're going to come down here. Rumors headed they're gonna bust out the police windows, no matter what they were going to do. They weren't going to come to England antagonizing our police. And then when they go back home to the North side and Indiana are police are bitter and they're beating up our little black boys. So we're not gonna have the other groups like black lives matter and good kids, man. Add city were there to protest Sundays, police shooting Now with WG and sports. Here's David. Good morning, the Blackhawks made their official return to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Underdogs against the Vegas Golden Knights. They trailed to one after two periods. But in the third taken back by rightly Smith, he's into the Hawk's oni shoots and scars from the right circle. Crawford got a piece of it with the blacker, but the park toppled over him and ended up back in the back of the Hawks. Net. It's now 31 Vegas With just over 17 minutes left, Smith would score again later in the Golden Knights take Game one for the one expected takes serious. We expected to be a grind. We expect to face adversity. We did that We were right there, But we're gonna have to find a way to win some of these games. But we gotta put ourselves in that position as well. Coach Jeremy College and I'll try to find a way for them to do that. Tomorrow in Game two, you'll hear it at four o'clock on w. GM. Northwestern community, heartbroken by the Big Ten's decision postponed football and other fall sports. That's according to athletic director Jim Phillips in a statement, but he also called it a necessary decision. Commissioner Kevin Warren said uncertainty amid the pandemic was the main factor. Pac 12 joined the Big 10 and postponing football. But the other power five conferences say they're still on. For now. The Cubs returned from a four day absence with his 71 rappin Cleveland alloy. The Metas homer drove in fours. The White Sox beat Detroit ate four for their second win in seven games. One more in the Siri's later this morning. We'll have it at 11 35. David it w G N Sport Your money on W G N World shares here mostly higher today, with European benchmarks in U. S futures, mostly higher Britain's footsie is gained more than percent this morning. The markets in Paris or higher to Germany's DAX is slip just a little bit this morning out of concern of new Corona virus cases there. In Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei closed nearly 1/2 percent higher. Hong Kong's Hang sang surged nearly 1.5%. South Korea's index gained nearly half percent. The Shanghai Composite in China lost nearly 1/2 percent on Wall Street down NASDAQ and S and P Futures are higher. DAL futures Europe's 265 points. Delta is stepping up its diversity efforts among the top brass. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. The Georgia based airline is making it a priority to double the amount of black people serving his officers and directors within five years. Only two currently serve on the company's board of directors. The CEO at Bastion says the company's diversity is not reflective of the world that Delta serve's popular Halloween candy is getting a makeover just in time.
Mayor Lightfoot calls on authorities to hold Chicago looters accountable
"We We are are getting getting word word of of the the large large gathering gathering of of police police officers officers near near Karloff Karloff and and Madison. Madison. On On the the West West Side. Side. There There are are reports reports that that an an officer officer has been injured and that the crowd in the area had been firing. Fireworks at police were continuing to watch this and we'll keep you updated. Mayor Lightfoot says Judges need to step up and be responsible and hold criminals responsible after the weekend unrest. She also called on the Cook County state's attorney to doom or put your best people on this. We have made the case We have the video. We have the officer's testimony. These people need to be held accountable and not cycle through the system takes Attorney Kim Foxx handle it this way. Questions that we have to start asking our wire we hear What is this? What is the data show and tell us And my data isn't overly simple to give you an answer that says, if it's exit must be why But what it should allow us to do a start to ask the questions and work together. Box called for teamwork rather than for finger pointing at this
Fencing Erected at Montrose Beach After Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Blasts Residents for Large Gatherings
"Park Area Montrose speech was fenced off Sunday after Mayor Lightfoot took action against people seen in the area on Saturday. Ah, photo on Social media Saturday show dozens of people not wearing mask and not social distancing. You're Lightfoot took to Twitter, warning that it was unacceptable and could result in another shutdown of the lakefront. This lake front path. Walker understood the mayor's frustration makes me annoyed and disappointed that we've got the beautiful Lake front. It's a precious time of year. So many of its enjoy walking, being on the grass being an outdoor space and you know it's a safer place for us to be to socialize and that not everybody's playing by the
‘It's Called a Pandemic, People': Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Blasts Crowd Near Montrose Beach
"Of crowds at Montrose Beach yesterday, with people with no masks and no social distancing Mayor Lightfoot tweeted it's a pandemic people. Reckless behavior on Montrose Beach is what will cause is to shut down the parks and the lakefront. We have more from W. GM TV's Judy Wang mayor life What Shut down the lake front because she didn't think people could be trusted not to congregate. She re opened the lakefront trails, only two walkers, runners and cyclists in June Harpers have re opened and Lake Front restaurants got the go ahead to reopen this past Friday. Lightfoot also said the situation she saw in Montrose Beach is being addressed. Still no
While Tickets Have Been Issued, Chiacgo Mayor Lightfoot Says Travel Ban Enforcement Is To Educate Not Penalize
"Have have been been issued issued regarding regarding the the city's city's Corona Corona virus virus quarantine quarantine order order affecting affecting travelers travelers from from more more than than 20 20 states. states. I I believe believe that that there there have have been been some, some, but but we we could could get get specific specific information. information. Our goal obviously is not a P allies people but to get him to To educate them into compliance, and that's where we're going to continue to do vigorously, particularly with Wisconsin that was added to the list. Mayor downplayed the penalties, saying most people are complying with the order. Five people were
Interview With Ben Shapiro, Author Of How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps
"With US co founder Of the daily wire. Ah, host of the Ben Shapiro Show number one New York Times bestseller. His latest book is How to Destroy American Three Easy Steps. Ben. He wrote this book. And we're in the middle of this. We seem to be dead Set on destroying America. Did you give everyone a blueprints or something? I am glad that I cannot take responsibility for it. I did not give them will bring. But I won't say that. When I wrote the book in the summer January, I figured out the relevant I didn't think you'd be quite literally been quite this quickly, like all the all the syndrome that I was talking about taking the country broke out into the open at once. So, you know, forget about the gun violence. What? You talked about the civil unrest in Philadelphia in Oakland in Portland in Seattle in New York City in Austin in Albuquerque. And And in Kansas City. What's going on here? I mean, what we're watching right now is a variety of movements, all pretending, t be about civil rights and moving the country better and then all immediately about making the country worse, But they're really about Castigating America as uniquely horrible castigating America systems as repositories of privilege and evil and saying that those systems need to be torn down. Whether you're talking about black lives matter. Rioters in Los Angeles or New York or Washington, DC, or the top men and rioters in Portland or in Seattle. We're watching in the end is sort of a lion's that says that the United States is bad. It's just that the bleeding spear of an ideology That that claims that the United States of systems are unworthy of continuing and need to be tor now out at the root, and there's a reason that Nicole Hannah Jones is very proud, she said. This on Twitter that did it that count 16 19 project and tackle editor of The New York Times. At this point, she said, on Twitter that she was happy. The people were suggesting that what happened in New York and L. A in Washington, D, C and all over the country that was 16 19 riots, meaning that her perspective on the United States namely that it was rooted in evil. And it's inseparable from that evil. That perspective had taken such hold. Now let me ask you Does that come up in the interview? Hi. How you doing? Tell me about your background. You seem to be a good writer and your view of America. It's terrible needs to be disassembled. And what based on slavery? I think you're the perfect person. We have a column. Feed it right. And we have a news division for you to lead so to prove bench appeal. You're right. I'm looking at, uh Ted Lin Seth. He is somebody who is A, uh, African American activist. He said Oregon is white is hell. Uh, he said that He warned that the black guys, Ah matter movement in the city is being co opted by quote privileged white people with their own agenda. It is not our agenda and double a C P is saying the same thing. Why are you telling us what we need again? If it is a white black thing? Why we, depending why are white people taking the lead is not the ultimate insult, telling black people What they need for justice. Late is pretty incredible. But even it goes back to this view of racism that is actually pushed by people like you bring Candy and Robert Angelo and Kenny, Of course, the author of how to Be a racist and from the Beginning and Financial of the author of My Fragility, their View of the United States that the United States is on only racist, But the racism is embedded in all of its systems. And so the way to you identify raising them. Is not how we used to identify racism used to be. You could pretty easily tell who's the racist who ever thought that there was inferiority or superiority based on racial race, right? That was the definition of racist well, Now they changed the definition. They say Any system that create any sort of racial inequality or results in any sort of racial inequality is a racist system. And if you don't want to tear down the system You are racist. Not only that, if you're a white person, you bear all responsibility for this so nobly bears responsibility for the success of white privilege to have lived under and propagated this particular system. What That doesn't mean that white people are still in charge. And the white people are the are the people who have you know, in the sort of old Runyon Kipling phrase that the white man burden to fix the entire system. And so what That means that the views of people of color actually don't matter. The only ones that actually matter are the views of people like Robin D'Angelo was going to cure the country of Whiteness and hat and take on the past in of the United States, So that's why you see these bizarre videos of these white protesters lecture and black ops about what America needs on racism. But I also find her standing, too, is the place they're just overrun with gun violence. And that, of course, is Chicago with great Rahm Emanuel rained and left with his tail between his legs but came out with his chest high with his with his chin in the air in his chest pumped out as if he was a great victor. So because the president did states actually did what he said he was going to use his Listen. I'm gonna send some federal help in there. To not to handle protesters on the Christopher Columbus statue. No, but to find out about these guys. Gangs there were running rampant and the sub gangs that are killing each other. They're shooting each other at funerals at funerals. And here's the mayor. Who blames it on who blames this whole thing on the president's and his willingness to cab federal help cut seven I've drawn a very hardline will not allow federal troops in our city. We will not tolerate unnamed agents, taking people off the street, violating their rights and holding them in custody. That's not happening here in Chicago, so I've drawn a very, very bright line. I've made that very clear to every federal authority that I have spoken with. And they understand that if they cross that line We will not hesitate to use every tool at our disposal to stop troops and unwanted agents in our city. So this woman who should be begging for help with 117,000 gang members, 55 known gangs 747 factions, and they say there are 2500 subsets of those major gangs. You think this won't be begging for help? Instead, she's drawing the line and went through. When push comes to shove, she'll take down Columbus a statue. What planet are we on, Ben? We're on a planet where one of the one of the tactics But that's being used by mayors across the country who are on the left is something that unauthorized infront Eagle, who would the counter of City Institute hey called the riot ideology. The basic idea here back in the 19 sixties, and that was the riots or sometimes useful because politicians will use them as a way to club the citizenry into essentially giving the rioters what they want. So Marion Barry technically did this in Washington, DC He wouldn't work with people outside the governments who are protesting, but actually, we're in Aged in violence, and then he would basically say that the taxpayer to do all these people will stop here to the five things you need to do this something John Lindsay in New York City during the 19 sixties. He basically said the way that we can help alleviate the underlying problems here and do all the things we want you to do. Well, if you're a leftist politicians, you have two possible sort of solutions here. One is that you surrender to the protesters simply because You are afraid that they are more work than you are. And that you're going to be castigated is insufficiently weapons. And at the same time you can go to the citizenry consideration. We can alleviate all these problems. All you have to do these things. I want you to know you're starting to see hints of this nationally. By the way, you're starting to see writers say things like, you know, it's awful. This is Trump resign tonight. You're saying that part out loud, Which is it? This whole thing is about you wanting what you want, and you're only going to stop this democratic elected So essentially, you're threatening the law abiding citizens of the United States. You're going to continue violating law and wrecking major cities and shutting down major cities in six PM and curfews unless you get what you want. Well, that's never believe him. Ocracy is operated and no democracy can operate under those conditions. So, Ben, do you get the sense in looking at your book? There are reasonable people in the middle that understand when a mayor Lightfoot says things the way they do way, understand that these liberal mayor's saying, this is going to be the summer of love in Portland and then see the ransacking of a city like we're seeing, and now we see it re re igniting in Seattle. So when do you get the sense that there's a majority of Americans who who don't care about the politics but a logical enough to see the problem? So I think that most Americans, definitely the problem. I think the biggest problem right now is that the media is such an incredible job of making intimate. Everybody's focusing on President Trump that they've ignored the real problems that are played in the country right now, and they're downplaying it purposefully in order to convince Americans that none of this is happening, how you get that, during that quote, where, he says there's no such thing as in chief of violence. And the only way that you could do that number one of your delusional but number two. If you really think that you could get away with that, and the media decided point again, which they have been playing, So do I think that the vast majority of Americans are happy to go along with us. No, I think the best majority Americans know that this is nonsense. But I think that the polarization around the election is so effective and so effective around President Trump. This is the media have basically been able to make this a referendum on Trump as opposed to a referendum on violence. And this is why it's very important to President Trump be incredibly focused last 100 days of this campaign he really needs Prevent the media from using distraction in order to avoid the logical conclusion here, which is that if you actually want this stuff to stop and not paid to rioters and looters and protesters, then what you actually need is somebody who is going to affect you wait longer. The president needs to make that message inescapable until you can offer the sort of distraction that maybe sometimes I wonder if you know one thing I have to say he's been pretty discipline. I thought he had a very good week last week. He definitely saw the change in messaging, and I do think 99 days in this In this world we're in is a lifetime. I agree. I agree. I think last week was much much better, and we just need to see that we just need to see them and we don't want this to become you know that that image from the Simpson nations work actually read that back to zero. Instead. What we just want is consistent level of solidity coming from the White House looking people have been, I think, begging for this from the beginning because President Trump's policies are actually quite popular. And when President Trump 16 script that he is quite popular, the problem is that he hasn't so if he can actually being here's the discouraging part. He's down in the polls. The encouragement He performed about badly de cluttering will have three months and just not not in terms of policy. But in terms of stuff he's been saying would mean that this is a low water mark, and you're going to see him rise in the polls are gonna start to see things tighten up a little bit at the very least before the election, and if he's disciplined, and if he can point to this he really has to do is point you say well, what Democrats are supporting worst. Joe Biden condemning these riots. Worthy. He's hiding in the basement. Where is it? You want to do an interview? Chris Wallace, it Trump can do that and be consistent about it. Then I think this election's been tied up with her. But I just think that we're not looking at Barack Obama had 5 48 years old with his his eloquent speech and promises that he couldn't fulfill. But you say Well, pretty talented guy, Bill Clinton. He had all his personal problems. But man, can he speak, and he certainly was comfortable on a myriad of issues. No one doubted his intellect. But when you look at Joe Biden, he's the worst candidate that I have seen in my lifetime. And if President Trump can close the gap and force him to actually campaign That would actually be an exponential gain for him. I mean, no question. I mean, Joe Biden is an extraordinarily we candidate who's being benefited by two particular circumstances. One Kobe has made it so he doesn't have to go out and campaign is actually benefiting him tremendously. He just gets to stay home and talk to friendly's basically was really nice for him. He doesn't have to demonstrate any level of potential energy. It all on number two is the fact that he's campaigning. As I said before, essentially the dead person. He's basically what you're saying. I am. A tree stump. And you don't like trump to vote for the tree stump. And so that makes it really a referendum on Trump, which means that this is very much about hands from shift the burden of proof back to buy as opposed to letting it sit on his own shoulders. So then, Lastly, you write the book how to destroy America in three easy steps. I felt as though I am well the book by just reading the news. Unfortunately, if the word destroyed does work, and it is getting, I think it's beginning TTO unnerve our allies. What's happening in our country right now. What is the element that we could see around the bend that would make you believe that we are on that path that we have not discussed yet? I think that the one thing that they would allow us to recover here is a renewed sense of what America's history is all about What the book really does juxtaposed to stations in the country. One is what I thought it's not really left right. So much of it is unions versus disintegration is Do we even want to be a country anymore? If we do we have to have a shared philosophy rooted in the declaration of Independence have assured culture rooted Masonic institutions like churches. And school that values entrepreneurship adventure that values taking care of neighbor. And then if we and we all have a shared history, we have to have a belief that the United States actually an incredibly glorious place. That glorious place ought to be of help. If we don't have those things were gonna fall apart. I think that can be re invoke ated. You've seen Antifa. I mean, they don't. They don't seem to like you. They seem to show up with some of your speeches. Are you seeing their imprint on, especially over in Oregon in Seattle? Hundreds. I mean, you can see all the hall marks mean There's certain things you just look for visually raising both flags. You see the You see the red flags You see people who are dressed, own blast at the bicycle helmet and the goggles. You know this is it's perfectly obvious to everybody that he was deeply involved in very active in Portland for years reporter and you know, it has pointed out another action in Seattle as well. Look at what you're going to see right now. And this is the most predictable effect is a mass, a mass evacuation of major setting two years to see everybody who can afford to leave these nature city. But his major said, because who wants to live there? I want to pay inordinate taxes in order. Get shut down in 68 every night watcher business burnout. It doesn't come in a party today. I think figure I never sent right as a broadcast from New York City virtually alone. There is nobody here, Uh, Bank. Congratulations on the book. How to destroy American. Three Easy steps, continue to get the word out and continue not to take a step backwards. Thanks. Appreciate it.
Sen. Dick Durbin, Mayor Lightfoot push back against Trump deploying federal troops to Chicago
"Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is opposed to President Trump sending federal troops to her city to help quell violence. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says he sides with the mayor. I stand with Mayor Lightfoot. I have since there was a first suggestion. By the president that he was going to send in federal troops of federal law enforcement. Let me tell you we can use some help dealing with gun violence. We could use some new legislation. Wouldn't that be great on gun safety that the president might support? I don't know anything he supports, But there are other things he can do to help us with community policing and resource is we need in the hardest hit communities When it comes to violence in
Chicago officials uneasy as Trump plans to send US agents to help deal with spike in crime
"Investigations agents to Chicago and other cities. Help local law enforcement deal with a spike in crime. These agents will likely assistant intelligence gathering targeting drug trafficking groups and gangs, but there's a lot of pushback on this plan. More on this will speak to Nick mere off Department of Homeland Security reporter at The Washington Post. Well as many of your listeners will be aware there's been a significant increase in violent crime in several U. S. Cities over the past few months. Chicago, New York and elsewhere have seen a lot of gun violence in particular. Now, one of the tricky things is that that dynamic Is being conflated with the situation we're seeing unfold in Portland, which is quite different where protesters are squaring off against federal agents outside a courthouse every night. That is very much a kind of political dynamic that we saw several months ago after the killing of George Floyd. And what the president is talking about going forward would be sort of a federal response to this increase in violent crime, and so far, we know that that's plan for Chicago. Oh, but that firm operations are scheduled the occur any other U. S city so far and to further clarify that distinction. What's going on in Portland? The agents that were dispatched they are there to protect federal property, basically and in Chicago. This is more of a response to crime That's going on there, which has gone up. There's a lot of different things that is going on. There's a lot of shootings. There's a lot of homicides that are going on, and that's what they're talking about with regards to Chicago. One of the things that we're seeing is that the president in his rhetoric and probably his campaign rhetoric is kind of trying to complete the two things and saying that the kind of rowdy street protests that we're seeing in Portland particularly attacking this federal courthouse that's being defended by DHHS agents every night. You know that that is the kind of anarchy That he says is playing out on US streets everywhere and is to blame for this increase in shootings, and he's laying that squarely at the feet of democratic mayors. He said yesterday in the Oval Office that the radical left mayors are responsible for this and that he's going to basically send in the feds whether they like it or not. And you know he's warning that if Joe Biden, his opponent were to win that we would see this kind of chaos breaking out across the country, so it's very consistent with his Campaign effort to present himself as a kind of law and order figure who can pacified the cities and bring everything under control. But again, VHS officials when you talked to Dick down, make very clear that they don't see the Portland situation as being comparable to what's happening in these U. S cities and are planning a very different deployment for both cases. So in Chicago. They're looking to send about 150 homeland security investigative agents there. It doesn't sound like they're going to be out on the streets doing enforcement making arrests. Things like that. So what would they be doing there in Chicago to aid local police? Also, homeland security investigations was a division of immigration and Customs enforcement ice and immediately that makes people think of immigration agents and that particular division of Ice is the one that targets transnational crime, drug trafficking, counterfeit goods, things like that. And so in this case, they say they will not be involved in an immigration enforcement role, but will be working on Surveillance and helping local and state authorities that air targeting gangs, drug traffickers and the actors. They say. We're really driving this increase in homicide. It's not a civilian or urban policing role where they will be out on the streets, and it has nothing to do with antigovernment protests. Unlike the situation in Portland What is the local response Been? I know the mayor Lori Lightfoot has said, you know she doesn't want Federal agents there. What else have they been saying? Well, that's you know, a dynamic that we see over and over again where it's sort of like this had occurred quietly and state and local officials would be getting support from the federal government, as they always do, because again, a lot of these Federal agents are already working in that area, working in the Metro Chicago area and cooperate with state local police. There's a routine part of their job. It's when you see the president Making it into a kind of campaign related effort into a projection of his power into a standoff with Democrats that you politicize it, and you get that response from the Mayor Lightfoot and others who I think you know, out of hand feel they have to kind of rejected. This deployment with the idea that they can't be seen as sort of accepting the president imposing federal forces on their cities, particularly from an agency like immigration, Customs Force Mint ice that has such a damaged reputation right now, What about response from police? There has been a lot of stuff there. As I mentioned there's been 414 homicides more than 600 shootings more than 2000 shooting victims. This year so far. What about police? Chicago Police Union and other police union's welcome that federal support and want the federal government to help and not a particular point of tension. I think between Democratic mayors who are responding to his calls to define the police abolished, the police enter patient know very tenuous situation on the streets after George Floyd and the Police Department's themselves at least the unions that feel Besieged and unfairly blamed or painted with a broad brush. I think for the president is trying to get inside that rift and tryto short of their support and his image as a defender of law and order. All the plans are still being worked out, so we'll see what the rollout looks like Nick Mirror off Department of Homeland Security reporter at the Washington Post. Thank you very much for joining us my pleasure anytime.
Protesters gather in front of Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago home
"Christopher Columbus. Statues were removed from Chicago Parks early this morning. The mayor's office says the statues were removed because they become unsafe. By becoming such a flashpoint. There was another statue that was removed in a Rego Park in a part of town called Little Italy. The information about the removal started leaking as protesters were surrounding Mayor Laurie Lightfoot's house. In Rogers Park. Now aldermen are angry because they say the mayor capitulated to the angry mob rewarded rioters and did not Luke the aldermen in now. The statue in Grant Park was the site of a riot last week in which riders attacked police with frozen water bottles. PVC pipes sharpening spears boxes. Mike Tobin,
Christopher Columbus statues temporarily removed in Chicago
"Top story. There's nowhere to statues of Christopher Columbus that stood in Chicago Parks were removed in the middle of the night on orders from Mayor Lightfoot. The move came a week after protesters trying to topple one of the monuments in Grant Park got into violent confrontations with police the mayor's office as the removal czar
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"I think you'd you'd agree with me now. Mayor Lightfoot had a real moment of truth yesterday. Maybe maybe it could even be called that Come to Jesus moment. Mayor Lightfoot had to leave from her home yesterday. Because the protesters Were coming to her home. Now you remember what happened in Washington? Remember what happened in Oakland in Washington, They finally put an end to the chop zone when the protesters got to the mayor's mansion. And in Oakland, they finally voted not to defund the police when the protesters got to the mayor's house and sprayed graffiti all over it, and the mayor realized Oh, my God, they know where I am, If I don't do what they say. They will attack me and I need the police. So I'm wondering if there was a Cy said a come to Jesus moment for the mayor of Chicago. Thea other story that caught my attention. And I think you probably have seen it as well involves Children. And these were kids in Portland, who were marching with their parents. Now, I think it's a good idea for parents to teach kids about the First Amendment and the rights that they have in the first Amendment right to free speech, the right to stand up and tell your government you disagree with them. And it is a right you have a long to do it peacefully. But yesterday in Portland, the video that went viral Really explains who these people are. Now we're taught at a very young age. That Children are our born pure. They're blank slate. Children come into this world and they don't hate anything. They? They just want to be loved. They want to be fed. They want to be able to grow up. Children don't hate Hate is not a natural thing. So you have to teach you to. That's what we've been told. Racism has to be taught. You don't wake up and you're not born racist. You have to be taught to be a racist. You have to be taught to hate yesterday. This viral video showing kids probably as young as three years old, marching with Moms and maybe Dad's Who knows? They were chanting. Chanting something that also matched the placards. They were carrying the crudely scribbled placards they were carrying that said after the police And someone decided. Well, wouldn't it be great to take a video of the kids chanting and and marching and so they did all right, people. Power to the people. You're teaching hate to Children. Isn't that a wonderful thing? I've never seen anything like it. That to me is child abuse. That to me is Worth a call Tio CPS. If somebody knew who these kids parents were, it's one of the more disgusting displays your teaching Children to hate the people who they will ultimately need to call. When someone is breaking into their home. When they need help. I just don't even know what to say. And call me a snowflake for getting mad at that. But that to me is child abuse. Alright, I'm stepping aside. You want to join the conversation? Am I right? Am I wrong? Go ahead, stipulates.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"As major league baseball gears up for its abbreviated season starting a week from tomorrow, something else will be missing. The mission will reportedly include about 10 umpires have opted out because of the Corona virus, more than 20 of baseball's full time ups or 55 or older among them, Joe West gets drilled, and he appears none The worse for west of 67. He's one of the two oldest umpires. Last week. He said he's not afraid of the virus as he voiced what many considered conspiracy theories about covert 19 and the reported deaths. The Empire's Union has distanced itself from his comments. We don't know whether or not West has changed his mind nor the names of the umpires who say they won't call balls and strikes this year. Peter King CBS News Stacy Penny is closing 152 stores and cutting about 1000 jobs it filed for bankruptcy protection back in May. As part of its reorganization. J. C. Penny has said it plans there permanently closed nearly 1/3 of its 846 stores. Matt Piper CBS Balance Thiss is Chicago's All news. Use radios 78 and one. Opie 10.9 w BBM news. Radio dot com. W beauty of news time. 105 It is Wednesday, July 15th. Good afternoon. I'm Jennifer Kipper in Francisco Kowtow. We have 86 degrees in Chicago under some partly cloudy skies and we have some rain moving in and going down. Going up. That is to 88 degrees today. Our top local story on news radio W. BBM Mayor Lightfoot warns that Chicago is on the precipice of moving backward in its efforts to fight the corona virus. Pandemic and drastic action could be taken. W. BBM political editor Craig Del Amore reports Mayor Like what says the last thing she wants to do is take the city back to recovery Phase three when more businesses were closed in indoor dining wasn't permitted, but she says it could happen if the number of new Corona virus cases keeps going up. She and Health Commissioner Dr Allison are would you say the largest group of new cases is among young adults 18 to 29 year olds, and the mayor says they're looking at where they tend to congregate. We've been placing a lot of emphasis on restaurants, bars, gyms, other places of entertainment and really enforcing the message there. That everyone who enters those premises absolutely must wear face coverings, but not enough for listening, so action to close bars Back down is possible. Craig Della More news Radio, 105.9 FM w BB EMS Brandon Ice and visited the Lincoln Park neighborhood where it appeared. Most people were complying with guidelines. Lincoln Park among the top hot spots, many scene in the neighborhood or wearing masks and less running or remaining otherwise socially distant. Yeah, I mean, I don't walk with a mask on a lot of people don't I just stay out of the way. I'll be honest with you. I have a feeling.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Chicago. First of all and propose over announcement today stop trying to kill off the affordable care act. There's so much wrong with that statement. First of all, she accuses the president of a political move. Then she makes a political statement about Obamacare. That's what she did. You know, just a A political statement. Was it? I mean, is that what the president made if the president's statement was a political statement than his charges would have no merit, would they It would be an empty It would be an empty accusation. There'll be nothing behind it, but there were 87 more people shot over the weekend. 17 more killed over the weekend. It wasn't an empty her statement may have been an empty put, but his wasn't You know now Mayor Lightfoot talks about how this was just a perfect storm. That's exactly what she called it. You know, the perfect storm put the city on pace to record more murders than any year since 2016. She said. You know the virus force people to stay home for nearly three months brought the court system to near halt created a perfect storm, which means the worst possible circumstances, the underlying causes of violence. That's poverty, lack of hope, despair and not enough access to things that we know build healthy, strong families and communities. Those challenges remain and are being kind of compressed and There's way too many guns. Is Mayor Lightfoot full of it. Yes, there are poverty issues. But they didn't just appear in the past. You know, few few weeks or a few years for that matter, and economy was actually doing pretty good before the Corona virus. So it can't have been this long, You know, standing poverty issue is their longstanding poverty, of course. But while of a sudden the uptick maybe it's because you know she's not prosecuting people. Because they're defunding the police. You think maybe that might have something to do with the president tweeted by the way after the weekend's shooting, that the feds are really ready, willing and able to help Do you think that that the governor and the mayor of Chicago will take him up on that? Should they I think they should Sandy in west Roxbury. Welcome to W. B. C. How are you? Very well. Thank you. How are you? I'm fine. So what do you think? What do you think is too cause for all this violence? Well, before I say anything, can I just ask you a question? I know that Kanye West is running for president He running as a Democrat or a Republican. I have no idea. Oh, you don't know. Okay. I thought I'd miss that. No, I don't know. Yeah. Okay, Well, I totally agree with you. I just introduce a note of levity, which I really shouldn't. But if you remember the song from West Side story D of crappy as Yeah. I mean, that's the whole thing, you know. That That's it right there in the not tell. I mean, they just know that the police aren't going to do anything even there because they were afraid of being sued or because they're not being there being defunded or they're being deactivated and they can get away with it. And there is no moral compass. I mean, they see an opportunity to write and they take it. Yeah, And I think it's I think it's sad, but it's fixable. As long as it's recognized as a problem and people pitched in together, you know, governor knocked over commissioner Grass had was part of a press conference this morning and one of the reasons why Boston is doing better, even though we just had a spate of shootings were nowhere near the category of Chicago or New York. Or Atlanta for that matter on DH, he says. One of the differences is the fact that the community got together and we're helping the police with shootings were solved two of the five or solved immediately because the community was there to help the police people took personal responsibility and jumped on board to help the police radio about police it contained even think about it. Yeah, it isn't saying to even think about it, and it's scary unless you want to commit crimes, and then it's wonderful to think about that. It's a Mardi Gras, then it's you know, then it's all no holds barred. You know, Knock yourself out, because that's the message that they're sending. I mean, in Seattle, Do you remember Sandy? They basically told the police still believe the mayor. Told the police to re trolls. Didn't you miss the whole thing? Love love that poor man who lost his 19 year old son and he's couldn't even get to him. Macy's in Chancery went there. Seven shootings. I think two deaths and seven shootings or other more now and Chazz or chop, but I hope the people of Seattle paid attention and vote out there. Mayor the same that I hope that people in New York of paying attention to the fact that Mayor de Blasio seems to think that the answer is More family. Fun. Time and group therapy will help. You know it's crazy. It is crazy and his crazy Thank you for the cost, Sandy. I pretty here much have a good night. You know. So the the Georgia governor decided he wasn't gonna fool around and he decided to bring in the National Guard and we can talk about that. On the other side. The number is 617 to 5 for 10. 30 or triple 89 to 9 10 30 when a call drops off a line opens up. This is Nancy Shack. This is night side. Nightside With.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Hi team ha mayor Lightfoot issues instead of police reform directives in the wake of the George Floyd killing Mitch Trubisky speaks out against racism in business US futures are higher in global stocks are up there with thirty minutes to go into the opening bell on Wall Street now with WGN traffickers merry Vanderbilt and traffic is sponsored by T. mobile all lanes are still blocked in both directions traveling on three fifty five between Butterfield in North Avenue with this rollover tanker truck in the roadway crews still on the scene it's been a couple hours now if you're heading on north bound you may want to take eighty eight North Avenue if you're heading south bound otherwise everything has been re open at eighty eight's on three fifty five that was another accident there in Montana the bishop Ford was still ramp closures at Sibley and one hundred and fifty nine thousand wise no ramp closures heading in on the Kennedy or the Eisenhower or the Stevenson police restrictions were in place last couple of days though a lake shore drive the exit ramps though to Randolph and lower Wacker still black grand Illinois access to Chicago Avenue will stay closed until further notice CTA's resuming service but not stopping at Jackson and Clark in lake and state and lake and lake and grand and Chicago most downtown bridges have been reopened Michigan however still closed metro will operate on a Sunday schedule today south shore it will run on a reduced schedule T. mobile and sprint are joining forces to build a network that will cover more offices and employees across the country you'll get the largest and most reliable network at an unbeatable price visit T. mobile for business.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on Reset with Jenn White
"I want to move on from Cova. Nineteen before taking office like but served as president of the Chicago Police Board and chair of the Chicago. Police Accountability Task Force. She had never held public office but managed to win all fifty wards in the city. Claudia talk about some of her major campaign promises and and how she was able to pull that victory off. Yeah it was a pretty remarkable victory when you see the full Save Chicago map of were. I think Her opponent Toni preckwinkle only one her war late release ran on this issue of equity and inclusion addressing the lack of resources in underserved neighborhoods. And saying that you know neighborhoods have been neglected for too long and that you know. The downtown needs to grow with the bungalow belt and she also campaigned heavily on treating crime as a public health crisis. You know safety in every neighborhood in that people shouldn't be living in you know neighborhoods that she described as war zones addressing the mass exodus of the black community and transparency was another big issue you know live streaming city council meetings and reform reform reform. Reform was a huge issue. Especially you know given The time when you know the city council's most powerful. Older men was under indictment and so she really tried to campaign on this idea of you know I'm GonNa Bring The C. Together. I'm not going to be like past. Mayors who are wheeling and dealing with Alderman on particular budget issues. I'm going to try and bring the C. Together And talking about limiting the city's reliance on fines and fees which you know she did follow up with When she overhauled how you know. Cities The city sticker tickets have been going and and then finally you know fighting corruption through Alderman. Prerogative a recall like that was the first thing she did right after inauguration signing an executive order scaling back the amount of power aldermen have and. That's continue to be kind of you know a a car. That's continued to cause a rift between her and a particular set of Olbermann. We'll hear his lory lightfoot talking about automatic privilege this practice breeds corruption stopping. It isn't just in the city's interest it's in the city council's interest. That was from her inauguration speech. Where does it make your stand on this issue now as says it caused some tension in city council? Absolutely I think it will continue to Because it's still a work in progress right so she made some changes the executive order like Claudia said that first day when she came into office she went straight from inauguration back to her office And sign this thing to applause from A few folks but again There are a lot of Aldermen who hate this stuff She hasn't gone after the big tuna yet. Which is changing the Zoning Code The thing I hear from Alderman over over in committee meetings and gripes is that residents. Don't want some bureaucrat. To make a decision about their community that they don't know anything about they like having that veto power over certain projects or buildings of a certain size. Or this kind of business going here when we've got four kinds of businesses like that over there But that veto power like the Mayor. Argues is also the kind of thing that ends up with. Sometimes Patchwork rules for cities owning at best and at worst Bribery and increased segregation. We saw a lot of Alderman Halt affordable housing developments in their words because certain constituents Where the loudest about it Now these Alderman have laissez over tiff Sale of city property in their ward or businesses that get neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants. There's also now a system in place. Track all dramatic input that officials in the planning department. Get but like I said. She has not gone after that big tuna which is Redoing the Zoning Code and given Some of the scuffles that have happened locally over a general iron like seen in Lincoln Park and the Hill Co development in little village. They're going to be a lot of Alderman saying see. Some of these things would have happened. If you let me have more say over what happens in my own ward. I would've stopped. I would not have allowed that demolition to go forward or I have stopped. General iron from operating altogether. It's GonNa be kind of an ongoing battle. I think we'll speaking of battles. If we wind the clock back to me. Your Life Puts First City Council meeting. It was very clear. She did not plan on being intimidated by some of the council's longest serving members including Alderman. Ed Burke of the fortieth ward. Let's listen Ottoman. Burke is somebody who likes to test people he likes to see if there are weaknesses and he is attempted to do this in the past with me and he failed spectacularly every time. Claudia unpack. What happened that? First Council meeting. Yeah it was pretty remarkable. I remember it was very short meeting about ninety minutes and put it in perspective. No Edberg is a rare breed of Chicago politics. I you know. He's the longest serving Alderman on the city. Council been there since nineteen. Sixty-nine once the most powerful head of the Finance Committee so he essentially controlled where city dollars went and so during that first meeting he tried this weird power move getting in the weeds about some legal issues. With the the rules of order it had to do with like pronouns of he and her and you know she was just like you know. We're not gonNA have this right now. You know this was her putting on her prosecutor hat. It was even more remarkable because at Burke himself also has this kind of Perry Mason character that he likes to play in the city council and she said that you know it was game of thrones like and that you know she was not gonNa deal with him and was not going to have a repeat of what happened with Harold Washington because remember at Burke. Was you know one of the leaders in the rebel twenty nine? Who Essentially blocked everything herald? Washington tried to do so she also at the same time said that you know to make about race but that she was gonna put him in his place and so that meeting. Also when you know. She removed him from Finance Committee. And you know after she shut him down you know. He never really challenged her again in front of everyone and so now. It's other Alderman. That are kind of you. Know picking up where he left off with the mayor also faced off against the powerful Chicago Teacher's Union last year negotiations between the city and the union fell through leading to an eleven day strike. Let's take a listen enough is enough. There's no further excuse to keep our kids out of school beyond what we put on the table. There is simply no more money. Eighty quickly reminded how the story unfolded doesn't an eleven day strike that you know ultimately turned out to be a win for both sides but had a lot of close calls where we thought it might be over and then at escalated. We thought it might be over then escalated We also had national figures Ruling with C. to We had Bernie Sanders coming to town to rally with union. We had Elizabeth Warren coming to town to rally with Union Several Democratic presidential candidate sounding off on twitter saying you know I support the CTO But a lot of things that both sides said they wanted or things That came to fruition more Nursing staffing more social workers smaller class sizes. But this was a battle with a lot of strong willed people in that room Lori Life but Jesse Sharkey and Union vice-president Stacy Davis Gates It's clear that even though it's ended both sides are still pretty missed and take opportunities to go after each other This is already flaring up in discussions about reopening. Lightfoot said she did not want to open up to see you contract To figure out ways to make class sizes smaller to increase nursing staffing to basically undo unpopular contracts that See to has been railing against with the janitorial services that clean the school Cd's says they need to staff up faster. And lightfoot basically says no this contract is done you guys got a huge raise And we don't have the money to do this but we will figure out a way to open up a classroom safely but they have continued to be kind of progressive foil to the mare teaming up with groups like united working families and a lot of Alderman remembers that the Democratic Socialist America to push but From the left word flank saying. She's not doing enough Working People. She's not doing enough working people And I think they're gonNA continue being that foil and the mayor kind of enjoys having a foil. She can always point to Any organized against her as you know this is something to see to. You is pushing well. I wouldn't turn to a story that unfolded late last year former Chicago. Police Superintendent Eddie. Johnson was fired just weeks before he was set to retire. Let's listen Eddie. Johnson engage in conduct. That is not only unbecoming but demonstrated a series of ethical lapses and flawed decision. Making that is inconsistent with having the privilege of leading the Chicago Police Department. Quadir really quickly. What happened here. The gays are opening together. But I believe it was last fall. When he had essentially said that he had a couple of drinks and then drove home and then. She said that he lied to her. And it turned out that you know he was also with a subordinate. A woman that you know. He was kind of dating and She fired him immediately. Originally he was going to retire choosing to let him retire and leave on good graces and suddenly she just said you know he's out and you know he's now on the city's Do not hire list. And then immediately after she Hired an interim police superintendent a former Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and then he has just been recently replaced by the former police chief of Dallas. So you know. She's only in her first year and already has cycled through Three Police Superintendent and it will be interesting to see you know with the summer coming up. How Brown handles you know the looming summer you know where historically you know. Violence has been at its highest. And if you WANNA listen back to resets conversation with the new Superintendent David Brown over to wbz dot org slash reset ad as we wrap up. Here what will you be following in the coming weeks and months ahead as mayor lightfoot grapples with Chicago's budget and and other big challenges the summer? Yeah be watching her budget. We usually see the city. The city finance team developed at least a broad outline of what things will look like around June or July. I'm also watching to see if the city gets anything out of Springfield in this abbreviated session. That we're supposed to have at the end of the month on the Chicago Casino proposal. Seems like it's on ice After that big capital bill passed in June. We remember a feasibility report prepared for the state basically said the tax structure made it too costly for the operator to get up and running. I'll be anxious to see if they figure out a solution and I'm also excited to see how she deals with this shifting majority on council More progressive less some detractors that we consider old-school democratic guard and whether Alderman Ed Burke helps coach some of these younger folks on council procedure and figures out ways to outmaneuver. Her prosecutorial side should be an exciting year. Very cloudy. You get the last word here. What are some of the biggest challenges? The mayor will have to face in the coming weeks months. Well definitely the looming budget gap in the city. Pensions you know. Twenty Twenty one in twenty two were already expected to be pretty rough years because that's when the city we'll have to start paying significantly more for pensions. You know they'll they'll essentially have to hang. You know what is owed not Some arbitrary multiplier another issue is the police contract You know now that The police union has a new leader. John Cotton Zara who is very different from the the last two police superintendents at. I'm sorry police union presidents and you know the police contract is the most expensive city contract. And you know it's already. I think we're going on four or five years late and so you know balancing Those issues with you know the lost revenue. I mean seeing. You know what's going to happen with the city. Airports O'hare is you know one of the largest airports in the world and know now that travels essentially at a standstill. I'll I'll be very interested to see you know how the city is going to find. Ways to fill in that lost revenue. We'll have to leave it there that's WBZ's Claudia. Morale and eighty quake of CRAIN's Chicago business. Cloudy Eighty thanks for speaking with us. Thank you Jeff. Thank you. And that's Today's reset for the latest and most accurate news on the Kovic nineteen crisis tuned to ninety-one five. Go to wbz dot org or.
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"Hi I'm Jen. White and this is reset one year ago this week Lori lightfoot was sworn in as the first black woman and the first openly gay mayor of Chicago we will continue to build this great city and leave it better stronger fair or more prosperous than when we found it since then. She's pledged to root out. Corruption worked with three police superintendents dot with an eleven day teachers strike and shut the city down due to a global pandemic joining us for a closer look at me or lifeless first year in office is Wbz City Hall reporter. Claudia Morale Hey Claudia. Hey also with us as crain's Chicago business government and politics reporter. Ad Quick amd. Welcome back how are you doing? Okay so Claudia. I'll start with you. The mayor is currently dealing with perhaps the biggest challenge for ten years so far the covert nineteen pandemic. Let's listen let me say at. The outset is not martial law by any means. Residents can still go to the grocery stores. Food banks convenience stores and make pharmacy runs. Claudia take us back to the beginning How to the Mir? I approach this crisis. Yeah it really started back. In March around Saint Patrick's Day when she first cancelled the parade and the annual tradition of turning the river green and was at first somewhat hesitant to close down schools Because originally it was thought that the virus didn't have a large impact on kids and then she shut the lakefront and parks down. You know after photos surfaced of the pack speeches and you know. She wasn't very happy about that. She came out really strong against people that have been throwing parties including you know driving around the city and telling people to go home and right now. She has kind of been butting heads with church leaders over you know social distancing and passers religious organizations that are defying her ban on mass gatherings over ten people and is now talking about Assessing fines on them well. Ad The mayor has been sounding the alarm about the impact of Kobe. Nineteen on the city's finances and she says she staring into a billion with a B. dollar budget gap unpack that for us but we knew going back as far as last summer that this budget year was going to be difficult. The city puts out regular forecasts. That say here's what could happen in a good economy in medium economy in a really bad economy and even back in last June and we knew that she would be dealing with probably a budget gap in excess of nine hundred million dollars and that is only exacerbated by Cova because of the shutdown of businesses Less consumer spending so she. She told us at crain's last week it'll they'll be staring down a billion dollar hole again and they have a lot fewer resources to help fill that hole last year. They had some good news on tips. They had some unexpected revenues. They got a really good deal on a boundary financing They went through with a hiring freeze and made a couple of other tweaks and a lot of those aren't available again. The stay at home shutdown. Her budget staff said this week of Chicago economy triggered by the Krona buyers will cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue probably in excess of five hundred million dollars. It's a huge task and a lot of it will depend on how much federal help The city can manage to get in this next iteration of the cares act. And then also what what the state will do and how quickly The city can open up and start collecting. Those tax revenues needs again. Well during the budget planning process. The mayor didn't raise property taxes significantly. There was a small bump to help fund libraries but Claudia. She's never completely taken off the table either. Do you think she's considering raising taxes for example as a way to help? Fill that gap you know. She had mentioned that in her first budget for twenty twenty that know future budgets. It may be likely that she will have to go to property owners in raise property taxes and try and find new revenue to fill what will likely a humongous deficit for fiscal year. Twenty twenty one But she also held a lot of public hearings was the first Since I think Mayor Daley and people made it clear that they did not want any more tax increases because under Mayor Rahm Emanuel. You know he had gone pretty heavy on homeowners raising taxes on water sewer garbage and the property and she had campaign pretty hard on not balancing the budget on the backs of working class families. A lot of the budget fixes that she was able to do for twenty twenty. You know didn't really count. For the entire economy shutting down you know extra fees on rideshare and taxes on eating out and congestion pricing and so it will be interesting to see how she finds new revenue especially since the city is very limited in what it can tax really. It's the property taxes which already pretty high and the sales tax which is one of the highest in the country so it will be very likely that in order to avoid any of those taxes going even higher that she will need to rely on some help from the federal government state. I think she told the Tribune recently that she had ruled out. You know one time measures but stopped short of saying that you know. We won't have another parking meter fiasco. Ad That we talk about help from the federal government to help. Close the budget gap. I think there's a lot of question around how likely that aid is to come through. And we know mayor lightfoot has gotten into it publicly with President trump. I mean. How much can the city really rely on that? It's dangerous to do so right but we've seen This isn't just the city of Chicago that needs this money as municipalities all over the country. Not just one for the mayor is very publicly poking the president in the I Cook County has said They're facing the same challenges counties all over are facing the same challenges so as the state I think Democratic lawmakers will be trying to make this case over and over again but we'll probably run up against it in the Senate We have also seen we saw this last budget like Claudia was talking about An initial reliance on Springfield By Mayor Lightfoot to help plug the gap so either This casino measure which is still pause and real estate transfer tax and that never came through which led to the city having to reshuffle the deck and figure out kind of a plan B. Budget I could see that happening as well but she told US Friday. I'm not taking anything off the table. She has described the property tax as they last last resort and the other last last resort was furloughing city workers The first thing that folks point to when the city wants to raise taxes is the size of its government She has said. I don't WANNA be laying off city workers right now. I don't want to be cutting city services at a time when people need them more than ever. But it's going to be tough one again staring down. That billion dollar budget hole recently unveiled a five phase plan to reopen the city. Claudia quickly walk us through that plan and where we stand today. The plan came out shortly after governor Jay Pritzker 's and like his it's divided into phases. And right now we're in a face to bordering on face three and really a lot of it. Hinges on declining the rate of new cases and it will be based on a fourteen day rolling average. And then you know she has different benchmarks for senior homes and prisons. And you know. The goal really is to ramp up testing significantly and so a lot of the city's ability to move ahead in these phases will be to reach her goal of testing about forty five hundred residents day. Well eighty the mayor has been holding daily press briefings on the city's pandemic response but she's also using social media to encourage residents to stay home and save lives. What is your leadership style? Been like around this panic a little bit of tough love next with employing people we seen of course since the beginning of this especially when the stay at home order one in place and the mayor was so furious at all those folks going out to the Lakefront on one of the first nice days of spring just a rash of means cardboard cutouts of a stern looking like but holding a folder posted in people's windows to keep them from going outside of course we're seeing restlessness not just among Chicago residents but also Chicago Business Owners. Who are saying you know. Shut down for another three or four weeks. You might not be A lot of us open up again so she has been at times tough at times imploring but also trying to. I think the reason she gets so worked up is she believes and rightly so that Things like parties and Church gatherings are putting people at risk and that people might not be fully understanding the implication of You know eysenck dramatic carriers and how quickly things can spread remember? We saw some reporting early on about a super spreader attended a funeral and a couple of parties and how quickly that spread to so many people she really wants to keep the death rate down and this is especially urgent because of how this is impacting. Chicago's communities of Color We've seen her expand testing sites in Majority black and Latino neighborhoods and kind of lay out how dire. The numbers have been That's going to be a continuing challenge as a city tries to ramp up to that forty five hundred test day so we can get closer to reopening wage that equity battle and trying to appease businesses that want to open people that want to go back out to Lakefront while keeping the data is going to be a constant juggling act for her but eighty has enforcement of the stay at home order been made more complex because of CD's relationship specifically with communities of color. Absolutely I mean. We saw A few weekends ago lightfoot choosing to have a rare Saturday press conference on the west side of Chicago where she heard that there were party invitations out for for Massive House parties And we saw some great reporting from the tribe about the folks that held that big party on the city's northwest side that a lot of young folks in particular weren't watching the news a ton Weren't paying terribly close attention to what the impact of Ben and life Saturday press conference where she was trying to crack down on those house parties. We saw her afterwards. Walk to a group of kids playing basketball nearby and saying all right go on home going going home and they're saying they're taking this way too seriously You Go home c. enforcement especially those neighborhoods has to be more difficult this. Cpt has been doing thousands of stops and breaking up parties gatherings Basketball Games stuff like that and not only is that a difficult time suck and another potentially rice opportunity for contact between police and communities but it also takes cops away from summer violence that we always see begin to spike as the weather warm..
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The rules this is what mayor Lightfoot said over the weekend about people holding big parties party when you call your mom your grandma your whole soul underlying medical condition you are bringing down to their doorstep make no mistake about another forty six deaths in Illinois but that is the lowest number of the world's lowest one day total of new deaths for from the corona virus in the past two weeks the mayor of office also says that the city of Chicago death toll has reached a thousand she talked with reporters today and gave bill Cameron an interesting analogy about how long the pandemic is going to last here in New York charges according to researcher who says if the pandemic were a baseball game we'd only be in the second inning and so I asked the mayor what in in Chicago is in now well I think we might be a little further along in the second inning but we're not at the seventh inning stretch we're we're probably you're like the fourth inning I would say you know very very talking about looks like it's going to go into extra innings the mayor says this is truly a marathon bill Cameron eight ninety W. listening to your time says it's gotten a hold of an internal trump administration document showing that the corona virus model projects up to about three thousand daily deaths in America by June first the president reacting here's reporter Kaitlan Collins you saw the president last night revised the death toll up word of what he had been saying in recent.
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"Dempsey mayor Lightfoot shuts down the lake front seven more Illinois deaths news is next but first the WLS weather channel forecast rain tonight overcast low thirty nine tomorrow cloudy with occasional afternoon rain high fifty one on Saturday more rain highs in the low sixties and lows in the mid forties checking our current conditions in the Chicago area thirty eight degrees at the lakefront forty two at midway forty one officially at o'hare discover congregating on the lake front to go jogging to go bike riding now mayor Lightfoot angered by that footage is shutting down the entire Chicago lakefront trail from the far south side all the way to the north side also parks Hey Jason to the lakefront are being shut down she's also shutting down the six oh six trail and the river walk to stop people from gathering in big groups this defeats the purpose of social distancing and Lightfoot says that a worst case scenario would have Chicago requiring forty thousand hospitalizations in the coming weeks she says we have to take this seriously a dramatic increase in the number of people in Illinois who have called at nineteen six hundred seventy three new cases since yesterday we now have over twenty five hundred cases twenty six people have died in Illinois from the.
"mayor lightfoot" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Temporary nurses mayor Lightfoot reportedly wants to give set asides to give an edge up on business with the city to gay owned companies Lightfoot who is gay herself reportedly he feels that to gay owned companies have had a history of discrimination so this is an idea that she is proposing over at city hall we're learning more about the whistle blower complaint involving president trump the complaint at a whistleblower in the intelligence community filed about a quote promise the president made reportedly involves Ukraine this according to The Washington Post The New York Times the president spoke to that country's recently elected president in July house Democrats are already looking into that call to see if the president and his lawyer Rudy guiliani tried to get the Ukrainian government to help the president's reelection effort meanwhile the intelligence community inspector general says he's not authorized to hear specifics of the complaint with the house intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff was pondering legal action Jerry both under washing out of resident trump is tweeting about this this morning he wrote the radical left Democrats in their fake news media partners headed up again by little Adam Schiff. are bad in the batting zero for twenty one against me they're at it again he says what he the conversation he had with a foreign leader was quote a perfectly fine and respectful conversation he said there was nothing said wrong it was pitch perfect that is the tweet this morning from president trump. in the Fulton the Riverton neighborhood earlier this week a woman was shot and wounded by an individual on a bicycle now police releasing video of that suspect in a local bike repair shop about a block away just before the shooting happened the twenty nine year old woman is recovering from her injuries and police believe that this was a targeted shooting WLS news time nine oh.
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"She believes mayor Lightfoot and County Board president prek Winkle will work out their public dispute over gun violence because they have to state's attorney can fox with Tony practicals chief of staff before she ran for her current job but she says her life it is not. off base when she complains that some dangerous gun crime suspects are being freed on bail it's a complicated issue if core choirs us to sit down and make sure that we're looking at all of those factors that perhaps someone who is coming in on a gun charge we still look at what what kind of gun if they have what is their record who their associates what is the what is the bigger broader picture around this person you can't just sum up in a thirty second hearing perhaps our office could do a better job bringing cases she says or judges could look deeper but she says all parties need to sit down and talk states attorney can fox is the guest on our at issue program this weekend you can hear more Sunday at nine thirty AM at nine thirty PM right double more newsradio one oh five point nine FM on Monday U. S. Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will visit the university of Chicago for a conversation with Harris school of public policy dean Katherine Baker this comes after Ginsburg is made a flurry of public appearances in the past couple weeks amid concerns over her health Supreme Court announced in August that Ginsburg had undergone three weeks of radiation treatment for a malignant tumor on her pancreas saying that she tolerated treatment well three days after that announcement is Berg visited the university of buffalo in New York to receive an honorary law degree. police in riverside say a woman caught driving drunk try to getting out of the sticky situation in an unusual way destiny Perez was pulled over for speeding near riverside brook field high school Friday morning the twenty four year old gave police a fake name and driver's license before blowing a point one two blood alcohol level through fingerprinting police discovered Perez had not one but five other alias names as well as multiple dates of birth and addresses karez is charged with aggravated drunk driving drunk driving and revoked license among other traffic violations Rachel Pierson newsradio one of five point nine FM five day accu weather forecast and the latest sports news coming up WBBM news time five thirteen the.
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"Politics. Mayor Lightfoot has terminated access to the city's gang database by immigration Asians, and says, she spoke with ice leadership to strongly object to the rates CPT will not cooperate with or facilitate any ice enforcement. WBZ news time five thirty three. Governor Prisco signed an executive order intended to ensure an accurate, twenty twenty census count across the state. The order establishes the census office within the department of human services to admit her grant, administer that is grant funding. Prescribes has twenty million dollars is committed in the state's budget for the census since that is used to divide the US house seats between fifty states. Determine their clout in the electoral college. A public meeting this morning in south suburban university park promises to provide some answers to residents affected by elevated lead levels in tap water. Craig Blanchette is president of aqua Illinois, which runs university parks water utility, he says elevated lead has been detected only fifteen homes though fifteen hundred homes remained under an advisory to not drink cook with tap water. Blanchette says aqua Illinois has changed a chemical used to clear sentiment from breaking water. Also remove some of the protective coating inside fixtures and joints inside. Some of the homes, I'm only satisfied when his problem is resolved when my residents are at peace, that's university park, mayor Joseph, says who says he's declared a state of emergency to secure federal and state aid to help his village pay for the costs of helping residents affected by the issue, which aqua- Illinois admits might not be completely cleared up for a few weeks.
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"Chicago with heavy rain, but the rain will move out. Could see some sun this afternoon. High today of sixty seven the complete act weather forecast is coming up. Our top local story on NewsRadio. Mayor Lightfoot says the federal raid on the far south side opposite of autumn and Carrie Austin is serious. But he says it's too early to talk about removing her from her council committee, chairmanship, total ages move several items yesterday. An update this morning from WBZ Steve Miller, it was mayor Lightfoot who took the budget committee chairmanship away from alderman, Carrie Austin now Austin is chair of the committee on contract oversight. Inequity Lightfoot was asked if Austin should lose that chairmanship after the federal raids on her office. We don't wait. There's been no charges that have been brought its way too early for us to be thinking about those kinds of those kinds of actions. Obviously, it's a serious matter. We'll continue monitor the mayor was asked what? she's doing to get a handle on corruption in the council obviously there's a digital oversight of it needs to happen and we're pushing fog forward on that steve miller newsradio one oh five point nine f._m. teacher at chicago state university says he was attacked in his classroom and that is workers compensation claim was rejected w._b._f.'s bernie to foia joins us live with this exclusive story sixty two year old lecturer dr richard eric dando says nothing like this ever happened before in his twenty six years at chicago state university in intruder walk into his accounting class at the end of april and began staring at his five female students turned around and class kind of give a gasping there was an intruder behind me doctor says he put himself between the five young women and the intruder and was whipped around by his arm by the man who eventually fell and ran out of the room redondo says he suffered back neck and emotional injuries and that is workers compensation claim was turned down the claims examiner saying his injuries did not appear to have Happened during his work at Kaga state completely shocked by that one thing that I've been telling everybody that I believe that college professors are first responders, if he had been included its first responder would be covered by workmen's comp as for security skunk, state university, spokeswoman Sabrina land could not come in the slow response by campus police. The call the incident isolated. The second faces university. attempted to get a response from tristar the company that handles worker's compensation claims for the state of illinois reporting live burning to foia newsradio one of five point nine f._m. guilty plea by a man accused of being a soldier for chicago's organized crime outfit pinault's oh pleaded guilty to charges he threatened mchenry county businessman accused of owing in one hundred thousand dollars in loan interest beat him and hired someone to burn the man's house and car retired veteran c._b._s. reporter jon drummond covered organized crime and that type of people operate as muscle guys so there's still some going on this people are being shaken down for money or valuables or whatever the case if they don't play ball but as those plea agreement calls for up to fourteen years in prison the tribune reports earlier this year he was sentenced to eighteen years in prison for a recketeering conspiracy conviction jim goethe's news newsradio one zero five point nine f._m. major artifact is coming to the abraham lincoln presidential library got to wait to find out what it is historians are keeping a tight lid on it until they make a formal announcement later this morning but if issues will only say that That links together Lincoln Springfield friendships and his compassion for wounded soldiers inside of a regular news updates and breaking news alerts, WBZ, NewsRadio dot com slash alerts. WBZ.
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"Mayor Lightfoot is expected to participate in a wreath laying ceremony within the hour in granpar-. She will be joined by retired Major, General John L boiling, fighter pilot and former prisoner of war Memorial Day, ceremony would take place at the foot of the John Logan monument, former US marina goes through our father, James, Frazier represent the goals, family reef and the event will conclude with a 21-gun-salute by Chicago police and the police rifle detail of on, on the National Mall. In honor of World War, One veterans is on the horizon, but the commission in charge of the project still need your hill. America lost more men and women in World War, Warren than we'd lost in Vietnam and Korea combined, Chris is leave is the director of public affairs for the US World, War One centennial commission, but really, you know, assigned from documentaries, there haven't been a lot of high profile you'll feature films or other popular culture resources that, that really point to the stories. What one unfortunately the World War, One memorial. Should change that we've earned about twenty eight million dollars so far of the forty so we've done really well, but we still need a little help. Terry cash, NewsRadio on one zero five point nine FM beers of billion of business in the hoosiers study from the brewers association says the craft brewing industry adds one point three billion dollars to the state's economy. Indiana ranks nineteenth among states when it comes to the economic impact of beer, the northwest Indiana times reports Indiana has more than one hundred eighty breweries Illinois is thirteenth on the list with two hundred thirty rob heart NewsRadio on one zero five point nine. The general assembly has gambling expansion that it's my this morning. The house executive committee is holding a hearing on it. Proponents av proposed revenue could pay for governor Pritzker multi-billion dollar infrastructure program. House lawmaker Robert Arita telling the journal register he remains confident that agreement can be reached on his plan. They would expand the number of in the state, and also legalize sports betting WBZ news time, ten thirteen.
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"Safe this summer. Mayor Lightfoot says, what makes our city our safety different is the collaboration, amongst city agencies to provide activities and events for young people. We have to all be in. We know where the challenges are, we know those areas where we need additional support the city resources are going to be there. What you call go park district superintendent, Mike Kelly outlined. We're offering all Chicago residents free drop in activities at ninety seven field houses across the city. Police superintendent Eddie Johnson says really crowds downtown won't be tolerated if they come down there and act accordingly. They'll be fine. We have resources in place over the the four day weekend. So that if some people do misbehave, then we'll handle it accordingly. This weekend is the model for the entire summer. At city hall, Craig Delamore, NewsRadio one, one point nine FM searchers have been out all day looking for a second. I who may have been struck by a metro train last night. One person is confirmed dead appear. They were children. Try to outrun. The train is the genie replied emergency stopping measures. But it was too late in this missing person. They have been knocked off a bridge over hickory creek. Investigators believe in e cigarette may have caused a house fire in mckenry last night. Something authorities say is becoming more and more common McHenry township fire battalion chief, David. Harwood says the homeowner was able to extinguish the fire, but in upstairs bedroom ablaze that was likely caused by an e cigarette dumping. We don't know what with that. Either overheated in nature. Something happened with it. But that is the cause Lisa fire dust. Gators believe that's going to be the cause of the fire homeowner, suffered a minor bird, while putting out the fire. Harwood says these cases are into rare anymore and e cigarettes, aren't the only culprit charging it could be your cell phone the hover boards. We'd see knows all over in the news to charge electrically in your house. My suggestion would be as always make sure it's on, like a counter top or somewhere words visible. News Radio on one, oh, five point nine FM cargoes getting a lot of rain. This year experts with the national weather service says Chicago has recorded eighteen inches of rain so far. It's about six years is more than normal meteorologists ABC leases were just.