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"schomburg" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:16 min | 2 months ago

"schomburg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"We've been visiting with a woman who now has the nickname ukulele barb How ukulele barb Hi John Welcome back to the show How's it been going Pretty good Yesterday was day 50 5 halfway there Wow are you going to give it up after 50 No Are you going to continue after a hundred You were part of a hundred day challenge a lot of people are doing it to pick up a skill or learn a talent Yeah I probably won't continue to post on Facebook every day after that but I'm going to continue playing So I'm enjoying it Yeah we are too So where do you live Where do you live again barb Schomburg Do you have family over there in schomburg Yeah I live with my husband and my son and I've got relatives in the surrounding suburbs Well I was just wondering what they all made of barb plunking away on the ukulele all the time I think what John's asking is will your Friends be relieved when you stop posting it on Facebook Probably Probably I've been doing something I call ukulele ambush where I convinced someone to sing along with me So I'm not singing by myself and Facebook So there's been a big hit and I'm sure people are avoiding media Big hit So now you've been featured we've been featuring you You've been calling in each week and sort of demonstrating to all of our listeners how you how this works how you are evolving Bertrand challenged you one day to learn dueling banjos And you did And then last week we said well just play the hits What are like you really good I get it for something you want to play So what have you got for us this week Well let's see if you recognize it You didn't recognize that Oh this is going to be I think I'd rather sing with you No no no Go ahead We're trying.

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

04:02 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"My good loyal friends. Schaumburg can gather facts but he cannot right. He was trained in puerto. Rico on florid. Spanish in his english is impossible and spanish speakers criticized his spanish even accusing him of forgetting in but in some cases it wasn't that he had forgotten anything it was that he had learned to speak spanish in puerto. Rico with very little formal education and then moved among communities in the us. That we're speaking a more hybridize spangler ish. Although the term spangler we should be clear had not been coined yet. The most recent scholarship on him has seemed a lot less focused on trying to quantify arturo alfonso schaumburg in kind of an either or way or interpreting him as a bridge between the puerto rican and black communities instead. There's a lot more recent writing notes. All the ways that he was both black and puerto rican and that really fits right in with his own quest to document the achievements of black people all over the world and his remarks on how the history of the caribbean and latin america. As we know it today would be impossible without black people. I am so glad. I stumbled across his name in a random article. And it finally made me go. Who is this person who the library have used so much as name glad to. Do you have glad listener mail. I do. I do have listener. Mail this is from nicole. I am hoping. I said that right because it is a slightly unusual spelling and the says. Hi holly in tracy. I just wrapped up the operation paper clip episodes and had to email you about fort hunt park a national park a few miles from mount. Vernon it's your typical park with horses trails softball fields pavilions and spanish american slash world war one air large gun battlements and a guard tower there is also a lovely placard noting operation paper clip and the other top secret work. That happened there during world war. Two it is certainly a shock when you pull into the park and you see the old batteries that have been reinforced for people to explore the outside. The interiors are close to the public. It's also where we held our wedding reception. Our ceremony was at the world war one monument on the national mall. It has always been a favourite spot. Before i met my now has been and now we often take our daughter there to explore and occasionally leaves are keys. It is a striking reminder. That history is all around us and woven into our dna and continues to impact and shape. Us i also wanted to mention that you all read mail from my sister after the bisbee deportation and i believe she is still ahead of me in the race to keep up to date with your podcast. She mentioned how our mother met. Martin luther king. And i wanted to mention that our mom went on to serve in the air force as an intelligence officer during vietnam. She now spends her time making well over five thousand wounded warrior quilts. And i'm proud to say my sister has the same skills and kind heart. I am not allowed near a sewing machine. I've attached a few photos from fort hunt to get an idea of the scope of the park. Please excuse the photos of the kissing dorks. They made us for the awkward engagement photos..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

03:28 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Had faced difficulties with resources and funding even before schanberg's death and that continued afterward by the nineteen sixties. Some of the materials in the collection were falling into disrepair in part because the library didn't have climate controlled place to store them but today the schaumburg center is regarded as one of the world's foremost research libraries focused specifically on black culture. It's a library. A research and cultural space in nineteen ninety-one. It was expanded to include exhibition galleries in the langston hughes auditorium. In two thousand fifteen. The library was awarded the national medal for museum and library service. And it was named a national historic landmark in two thousand seventeen in addition to historians and academics who use its collections for research it has also inspired poets writers playwrights filmmakers and visual artists according to a two thousand fifteen paper by howard dodson denzel washington us the center film collection to study characters and prepare himself for different roles in that paper is says he would basically disguise himself and go to the film collection as for shamburg himself. He was included in biographical collections of notable black figures from the nineteen teens through the nineteen thirties. But after that point he mostly fell out of you for decades. The first full length biography of him was arthur. Alfonso shamburg black bibliophile and collector which came out in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. Another book dice blackness. The life and times of arterial. Alfonso schaumburg by vanessa valdez came out in two thousand seventeen. He was also honored with a postage stamp as part of the united states. Postal services voices of the harlem renaissance series. Just came out in two thousand twenty. There has been a surge of academic work about him very recently. Though in two thousand twenty the journal small acts published a special section that included multiple articles on schoenberg the spring summer twenty twenty one issue of the african american review is entirely dedicated to him which tracy fortunately discovered after. She chose the topic but before she got into the research. That doesn't always happen for us. No there it really doesn't. There was a whole a whole special issue. That was a hundred percent about a historical Retrospective on the nineteen eighteen flu. That came out like right after we finished that episode. So a lot of the academic work on shamburg has kind of wrestled with his identity. Both as he saw himself and as other people saw him in sort of how to interpret it all we talked about how he was seen as something of an outsider at the american negro academy. And how his latino heritage lead at least some people to question his blackness during his lifetime. Critics also told him to go home to puerto rico but kind of the connors of that is also true. He also faced racism and color ism among puerto rican and cuban activist communities because of his african ancestry and his embrace of that ancestry. His use of language was also criticised from every side. Editors often reworked his english language pros extensively. Alain locke once wrote quote..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Fix collection of black history and literature. Fisk is a historically black private university in nashville tennessee and shabbir was there for about a year from nineteen thirty one to nineteen thirty. Two schoenberg's work at fisk was largely funded through the carnegie corporation and the julius rosenwasser fund in nineteen thirty-one fisk librarian louis shores noted that schaumburg had added four thousand five hundred twenty four of the four thousand six hundred thirty volumes to the fisk collection. This hit involved purchases of individual volumes and already established collections guests so almost the entire initial collection at the fiscal library was through shamburg research and work. There have also been some questions about his work during this period though one was about what was expected of him as the curator of this collection. It seems like he hopes to travel and personally acquire more books for the collection but the university was more expecting him to be onsite. Most of the time the other had to do with how he was appraising books to potentially be added into this collection and this leader issue is a little bit complicated. Although schaumburg was not an appraiser he had a lot of experience in buying books. The biggest reason he had been able to get that experience was that book. Dealers didn't see books by black authors is valuable so he was able to afford to buy lots of rare works by black writers on a pretty modest salary when schaumburg said that a collection being as part of an estate wasn't worthy of the fisk library the collectors widow accused him of misrepresenting the collections value regardless schaumburg played a huge and important role of establishing the collection and fisk sometime around nineteen. Thirty shamburg also started working on a cookbook. Which a favorite topic of the show. He didn't ever finish or publish. This work though. Possibly because what he conceived in his mind was really an enormous undertaking. According to his notes it would not just be recipes. It would be an international history of black cooking with biographies of notable people and black folk traditions related to food along with things like love charms and quote signs and superstitions and cookery that is an enormous scope for a book and then that was hampered by a lack of primary sources..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

05:48 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"And legendary customer service but pamela had one reason in particular. My skin is extremely verse to most fabrics except for the soft buttery feeling of leather thankfully. I found my clan of leather lovers in the biking community. It's been life changing geigo motorcycle. Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. The harlem renaissance was a cultural and artistic flourishing that was centered around harlem new york in the nineteen twenties and thirties. It's also known as the new negro movement or the new negro renaissance. And in the words of biographer ellinora giverny sunette shamburg was the documentary of the movement gathering the work of the movements poets and novelists and musicians and visual artists and others and adding them into his collection and although schaumburg himself was no longer living in harlem. The library served as a resource for the people who are creating all of that. Work people like langston hughes. Gwendolyn bennett and eric walraven and zora neale hurston all consultant him in his collection and he did. Research work for writer and poet. Claude mckay schoenberg also contributed an essay to allen locks anthology the new negro interpretation which is considered one of the seminal texts of the harlem renaissance. This essay was titled the negro digs up his past and it was first published in survey graphic magazine. This schaumburg most widely available and widely known piece of writing today and it became a foundational text for the discipline of black studies. It begins quote. The american negro must remake his past in order to make his future before going on to say quote for him. a group. Tradition must supply compensation for persecution pride of race the antidote for prejudice history must restore what slavery took away for. It is the social damage of slavery that the present generations must repair and offset schaumburg also outlined three outstanding conclusions that had come from extensive study of black history quote. I that the negro has been throughout the centuries of controversy. An active collaborator and often a pioneer in the struggle. For his own freedom and advancement. This is true to a degree. Which makes it the more surprising that it has not been recognized earlier. Second that by virtue of their being regarded as something exceptional even by friends and well wishers. Negroes of attainment and genius have been unfairly disassociated from the group and group credit lost accordingly. Third that the remote racial origins of the negro far from being with the race in the world have been given to understand. Offer a record of credible group achievement when scientifically viewed and more important. Still that they are a vital general interest because of their bearing upon the beginnings and early development of human culture. The year after the essay was published. Schaumburg sold his collection to the new york public library. For ten thousand dollars. This was funded by the carnegie corporation and brokered by.

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

04:55 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"And its founding members included w. e. d. boys and paul laurence dunbar. Its purpose was to produce and promote academic scholarship. By and for black people shamburg became its president in nineteen twenty serving in that role until the academy was disbanded in nineteen twenty eight schaumburg leadership of the american negro academy was criticized by some of its members. The organization already seemed to be starting to wane when he became its president but his light complexion and has puerto rican. Upbringing led some people to question whether he was black enough to be there. John edward bruce had recommended him for membership but when it came to his presidency he described shamburg as a quote half breed. Who did not quote. Think black shamburg made a point to remind the rest of the academy that there were black people all over the world not just in the united states and that many were facing similar racism and oppression to what they experienced in the us but that really just fed into perceptions that his attentions and his loyalties were to the hispanic world and not to the black community which really was almost the opposite of the point that he was trying to make. It didn't help. That shamburg had probably over committed himself by agreeing. To become the academy's president he had become the master of his masonic lodge which had been renamed as prince hall lodge in nineteen fourteen. This name change reflected a demographic. Shift the spanish. Speaking membership of el sol to cuba had declined in the lodge had boosted. Its numbers by recruiting more english. Speaking black members shamburg had personally translated the largest spanish-language records and documents into english. So that they would still be accessible to its members. He had also become grand secretary of the new york state. Grand lodge of the prince hall masons so between this the academy his day job in his collecting which will remind you. He also made his home publicly available. He had a whole lot on his plate and also he had gotten married for the third time in nineteen fourteen after the death of his second wife..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

05:17 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Alfonso shamburg turned more of his attention to looking for works by black writers artists and historical figures from all over the world and collecting and documenting. That work this really wasn't new for him. He had studied and worked with numerous collectors and bibliophiles many of whom were mostly self taught like he was and they were all collecting and documenting books and articles and artwork and other works that were related to their own lives and communities schaumburg had a really good memory and he had a knack for seeking out information and he put that to use trying to build a collection that would demonstrate the achievements of black people. All over the world at this point. This was not something that he could turn into a paying job. Though in one thousand nine hundred one he got a position as a clerk at a law office and he told people that he was studying for the bar but because of his lack of formal education or at least the lack of any documentation of one he was denied from taking it on march seventeenth. Nineteen o two. He got married again this time. To elizabeth moreau taylor a black woman from north carolina. They went on to have two children. Reginald stanfield and nathaniel jose in nineteen o. Five shamburg made a trip back to puerto rico and also visited the dominican republic and in one thousand nine hundred six. He was hired at bankers trust company and he would work there for more than twenty years. He started out as a messenger and worked his way up to being a supervisor of the caribbean and latin american male section especially at the start of his career there. This job really didn't pay him very much but it did give him enough money to buy books and documents and artwork for his collection. He also did some of his writing because he wrote a lot. Which you're going to talk more about in a bit heated. Some of his writing in his collecting on on company time sometimes really to the annoyance of his own supervisor..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

03:28 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Two this lodge was affiliated with the prince hall masons which was established as a branch of freemasonry for black americans in seventeen eighty four shamburg had become a leader in this lodge by one thousand nine hundred ten and then he also worked at a variety of different jobs including being an elevator operator. Abell bellhop and a messenger on june thirtieth eighteen ninety-five shamburg married elizabeth hatcher. Who was known as bessie and she was a black woman from virginia. They would go on to have three. Children gomez are terrell sponsor junior. And kingsley gutty anex. Elizabeth died in one thousand nine hundred. At which point their children went to live with her family in virginia an armed uprising started in cuba in eighteen ninety five and in eighteen ninety seven amid active fighting in cuba spain applied the rights of spanish citizenship to both cuba and puerto rico including giving men over the age of twenty five the right to vote and then on november twenty fifth of that year spain also gave puerto rico the right to self-government with the first elections under that new system held in march of eighteen ninety eight. The ongoing conflict between cuba and spain was also sparking tensions between spain and the united states. Spain's efforts to put down. The cuban uprising were widely covered and sometimes sensationalized in the us press demands for the us to intercede in cuba grew after the uss main exploded in havana harbor on february fifteenth eighteen ninety eight by april spain in the us where it wore in this conflict is often called the spanish american more but since the us was entering an ongoing conflict between spain and cuba. It is also called the spanish. Cuban american war yes occasionally. People will also include the philippines in that since the philippines was involved with all of this and had its own outside the scope of this podcast stuff happening so this war formally ended with the treaty of paris on december tenth. Eighteen ninety eight and under the terms of this treaty. Cuba became independent while spain..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

04:54 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Although the records that could have confirmed that were destroyed when the united states invaded puerto rico in eighteen ninety eight. It seems that most of schoenberg's education was more informal so things like clubs and study groups and self study at libraries but he described one of the experiences that had a particular impact on him as happening in a fifth grade classroom. They did not learn about any black figures when studying history and he asked the teacher if black people had a history and she said no so. He decided that one day he would prove her wrong. At one point schanberg's mother returned to sank roy so he spent some time there while growing up as well but a lot of is more formative. Experiences took place in puerto rico. Puerto rican journalist. Jose julio in costa was one of hamburg's mentors and had a huge influence on him. A costa had been part of the abolition movement before the spanish assembly abolished slavery in puerto rico in eighteen. Seventy three that was just the year before shamburg was born. Another big influence was salvador. Brow like schaumburg brow was an autodidact and in spite of being self taught he went on to be. Puerto rico's official historian browse work in history also included the contributions of black people when many other histories did not shamburg eventually became an apprentice. At a print shop in san juan and at the age of seventeen he moved to new york city. There aren't really any details. Documented anywhere of what led him to make this decision and especially to go apparently by himself. He arrived there on april seventeenth 1891 carrying some letters of introduction. These included one from puerto rican nationalist. Jose gonzales font who was his boss at the print shop and from talbot gyros or cigar. Workers in puerto rico. He lived in new york for most of the rest of his life. After this moving from manhattan to harlem and then to brooklyn when schaumburg arrived in new york the puerto rican immigrant community in the united states was quite small and the idea of a puerto rican. Racial or ethnic identity had not really evolved yet. That started happening more in the nineteen thirties. After more people started moving from the island to the continental. Us but the cuban immigrant community was larger particularly in tampa florida and in new york city. People had moved from cuba to the united states. At this point for a number of reasons one was the ten years war which had spanned from eighteen. Sixty eight to eighteen. Seventy eight like puerto rico. Cuba was a spanish colony and the ten years. War was an uprising. That's generally marked. As the beginning of the cuban independence movement people fled this violence and instability. Or they were exiled because of their involvement tariffs also made it a lot more profitable for companies to import tobacco to the united states rather than importing finished cigars from cuba so cigar makers built factories and florida and new york and then they hired cigar makers from cuba to work at them. When schaumburg arrived in new york the first community he found was among cuban credit was in manhattan. He described his own identity as f- boring kenya which was a cuban term for black puerto ricans and many of the ghettos were politically very active continuing to advocate for cuban independence and providing money and supplies to support a potential armed uprising against spanish colonial. Rule many cuban activists also extended their work to include puerto rico since cuba and puerto..

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"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"And welcome to the podcast. I'm tracy wilson and i'm holly fry over the last eight years and working on this. Show the schaumburg centre for research in black culture in harlem. New york has come up in a lot of my work. Research into the tulsa massacre reference documents in the schaumburg collections. Research into red summer included. One of the centers online exhibitions when i researched shirley chisholm. That referenced an interview in the shamburg centers oral history tape collection a while back. We interview john. King junior about the preliminary emancipation proclamation. He took that document on a seven city tour that started at the schaumburg centre. So i've personally used the schaumburg centers online resources and then the center is also just all over the footnotes and the papers that i have read for this show. I just put the word shamburg into the folder. Where i have a ton of stuff save and it was like. Here's thirty five documents. That i'll have the word schaumburg in them somewhere so honestly i'm really embarrassed that it has taken me this long to wonder. Wait who is shamburg. And that happened. Thanks to stumbling. Across the name arturo alfonso schaumburg in another context and then wondering is that the same person that the schaumburg center is named. After it was the same person he was an afro puerto rican activist and collector and jamaican american historian and journalist. joel. Augustus rogers nicknamed him. The sherlock holmes of negro history having researched his life and work. now. I'm just really annoyed that his name was not immediately familiar to me. The very first time i ever heard of the schaumburg center. He is far less well known than a lot of his contemporaries from the harlem renaissance are today. So we're going to try to rectify that a little bit with this episode arturo. Alfonso schaumburg was born on january twenty fourth eighteen. Seventy four in. What's now the entire. Say neighborhood of san juan puerto rico. His mother was maria josefa. A freeborn woman from saint croix who was a midwife and a laundries. His father is often cited as carlos. Frederico schaumburg who was born in puerto rico and had german ancestry are tourist. Parents were not married And it doesn't seem that he ever met or was legally acknowledged by his father are true also had a younger sister named dolores. At the time puerto rico was a spanish colony and although there were schools there was no free public education system accessible to everyone yet and most of the schools that did exist charged tuition. It's possible that schaumburg spent some time at one of these schools..

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Amazon opens its fourth Illinois grocery store in Chicago

Bob Sirott

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Amazon opens its fourth Illinois grocery store in Chicago

"Experience with Amazon's dash carts and voice enabled Alexa terminals. With dash cards, cameras, sensors and scales. No, the product you're buying so you don't have to go through a checkout line. Other Amazon fresh stores are in Naperville, Oakland, and in Schomburg Big Chicago area company is losing its CEO Alta Beauty CEO Mary Dylan announced

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Chicago man faces federal charges in Capitol siege

Bob Sirott

01:06 min | 1 year ago

Chicago man faces federal charges in Capitol siege

"Faces charges in connection with last week siege at the U. S. Capitol. His neighbors say he's a vocal Trump supporter. Who has been apparently in trouble before WGN's Glenn Marshall has more from Jefferson Park. 40 year old Kevin James Lines was charged in federal court yesterday afternoon with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. FBI agents executed a search warrant at his home yesterday they could be seen carrying evidence from Kevin Lyons home and his vehicles. Kevin Lines is a H back technician. Ah, complaint showed how the suspect posted a map from his Jefferson Park home to D. C. He also posted a quote, saying quote are refused to tell my Children that I sat back and did nothing. I'm headed to D. C to stop the steel and quote. Now he's one of three locally charging amongst 70 nationally in connection to the siege on the Capitol in Chicago Tribune reports back in October Lines posted a photo of what looked like an arrest warrant with a caption that said. Schomburg PD didn't appreciate me taking the fight to antifa today. In this case, his bond has been set at $10,000. He's due back in court next week. State

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"schomburg" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"schomburg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Hours in the Schomburg area that now still is closing eastbound gulf between Walnut and Harmon. I'm Vicky Cuckoos EUM from the I got traffic center, reminding you to drive responsibly. It really is a matter of life or death. You're Lightfoot talking optimistically about Cova 19 trends in the city. We get more from WGN's Ryan borough Wednesday morning, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tweeted out a graph showing the city's Cove in 19 positivity rate has dropped to its lowest level since late October. 8.3%, however, still shy of the target positivity rate. Below 5%. The mayor, highlighting the daily cases, air down more than 200. Since last week. Daily testing has also ticked down. But it's unclear if the mayor is preparing to lessen restrictions on public gatherings and businesses in the city. Ryan Paro, WGN news Meanwhile, is coded numbers in the city and surrounding suburbs have improved enough to qualify for the easings of some restrictions. Governor Pritzker's says he's not yet ready to take that step. We get more from WGN's Ben Bradlee, the Illinois Department of Public Health Website shows all of the regions in our viewing area have now met the key metrics that the state uses to gauge the threat posed by the virus. They've all had at least three days of declining positivity rates, and there is not a shortage of hospital space. Despite all that positive news governor says he's concerned about a possible surgeon news cases because of The holidays, Christmas and New Year's coming up New Year's Eve. He says he won't consider easing restrictions until sometime next month. Tinley Park Woman is pleading with the public to skip New Year's Eve gatherings and followed public health guidance. Debra Simmons Hall says her daughter Sarah, High School, senior with no pre existing conditions, tested positive for covert 19. Lesson two weeks ago, and she died on Saturday. But the best way I can say is just ate right through her. I've never seen anything like it before. In my life. We had all of the protective gear on the you know, the 90 five's and the shields and the gowns and the gloves. But they did allow us to go into the room so I could hold her hand and Hello, rooms, okay? Debra says her daughter was flowing on December 23rd from a hospital in New Lenox two University of Chicago Hospital and passed away less in 24 hours later. Three weeks after her 18th birthday breaking news this morning out of Gary, Indiana, sources cell WGN radio murder suspect and escaped inmate Leon Taylor. Has been arrested. He was taken into custody just before nine this morning in the 4900 black of Indianapolis Boulevard, where you're being told he was armed, But Lake County Sheriff's Department officers took him into custody without incident. Taylor escaped a transport van You may remember while being extradited to northwest Indiana from Texas on a murder charge two weeks ago, his cousin has been arrested for helping him after that escape. Stay tuned and if W GM for more on this developing story A new computer model uses cell phone data to predict how the Corona virus spreads in cities. We get more from WGN's Pam Jones. Researchers from Stanford.

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Jose Abreu Drives In 7 Runs, Chicago White Sox Rout Detroit Tigers 14-0

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

00:38 sec | 1 year ago

Jose Abreu Drives In 7 Runs, Chicago White Sox Rout Detroit Tigers 14-0

"It was quite a night for Whiteside's first baseman, Jose Briana 14. Nothing went over the Tigers last night. Ready with a pair of three run homers. He had four hits. He drove in seven runs and scored five. That combination is a first in White Sox history. Jim Anderson also had himself a forehead night in the victory. The White Sox maintaining a one game lead on the Twins for first place in the American League Central Whiteside's go for the sweep of the Tigers later on this afternoon pregame coming away at 12 35. Darrin Jackson, I will have to call it won 10 on 7 20 w G. N White Sox made three roster moves today. Purchasing the contract of today's starter Jonathan Stever, will make his major league debut. They've optioned pitcher Alex McCready's Schomburg and transferred Carlos Road onto the 45 Day injured list.

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Illinois’ largest marijuana dispensary opens next to mall in Chicago suburb

Steve Cochran

00:22 sec | 2 years ago

Illinois’ largest marijuana dispensary opens next to mall in Chicago suburb

"Onatopp, six, A new marijuana dispensary. It opened yesterday in suburban Schomburg. It's the largest in Illinois, and some folks came from far away to buy Canada cannabis products from the Sunnyside dispensary. Which is located right next to the Woodfield Mall. It's the ninth Sunnyside store that has opened in Illinois, the

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"schomburg" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

103.5 KISS FM

03:08 min | 2 years ago

"schomburg" Discussed on 103.5 KISS FM

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"schomburg" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

06:11 min | 2 years ago

"schomburg" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"On traffic. Let's start with that. I missed one. I mean, this is completely the fault of your traffic reporter. I'm so unused to having sexual things to report north 1 69 slows down to Ah, just a hand chewing crawl. At old Shaka P Road, It's due to a stall or a breakdown or some sort of drama on the right shoulder between Anderson Lakes Parkway and 4 94 so that whole stretch there in West Bloomington. Pretty ugly right now for north Wind, 1 69 So try toe. Pack your patience As the cliche goes, That's right. Avoid it. All costs were just talking about Woodfield Mall and Schomburg Jenny from Chicago is we're playing the best of passing notes. Hope. Who do we have on the phone? We have, George. Hi, George. What's up? Yeah. I just wanted to tell you that you're You're Ginny from Chicago Tracked me up like crazy. I I actually grew up in Schomburg back in the sixties and seventies. Oh, did you? Yeah. And I just want to mention you mentioned Woodfield Mall. I was actually I went to high school in 75 I was there when they were building Woodfield Mall. And we used Tio, R. Cross country team used to run over there and watch the construction and stuff. Oh, that's cool. But what Go ahead. Just stay for a while. There it was the largest, you know, under supposedly under one roof shopping center in the world. Yeah, And it wasn't made for people that that that, you know, fully lived here and haven't been it was the cool mall like it was the before the Mall of America. It was the it was just the cool mall. I mean, I think several movies were shot there or they use their interior. It was. It was awesome. It was when my family moved there in about 1960 for back then even the major roads, Roselle Road and Schomburg roadwork. Still unpaved. Oh, my goodness, And now it is just created traffic. You talked about traffic That's killed me when they say it's part of Chicago, because actually the boundaries of Schomburg used to be 35 miles north west of Chicago. Yeah, it's it's ah, Chicago and money name Schomburg. Loosely translated is beer foam. Oh, fun fact. Your sham beer shahm in German is beer foam. There's a lot of you drink your body, haven't you? Coming up on 808 Schomburg beer phone. Um, Lex, This is one of those days where I was excited to crack crack. Open the mic. Because over the weekend on, we should say Spoiler alert. Well, we won't devil will try not to divulge too much stuff. But these are old crime. So come on. You watch Maurin solve mysteries, and there's so much to impact because that's what's great about we were armed here. Investigators aren't we were like weak and hopefully solve this. Maybe we'll see something that they don't see your Connected to it in somehow, and there's a lot of reddit reddit threads that are coming up now to just like, Well, what about this and I like grew up in that area, and someone told me about this, and it's just fashion. You could do a deep dive. For days days for all of these episodes, but I watched the 1st 4 so I stopped two more to go. Okay, So talk to me What episode sticks out the most other than the 1st 1 that we talked about. We talked about the 1st 1 a lot. But the the House of Terror, which is the third episode about the French family. Now, most of it's in French. So you're reading Subtitles which I'm used to anyway, because I've been watching like English with that anyway. But eh, So someone did tweet and say she had to, like, Stop watching because she didn't like that. But I think that this Episode is the creepiest because of how the family died and that the father is still missing. Yes. So, yes. They had four kids in aristocratic family. This beautiful home. He seemed to have a great job. And things seem to be great with this family like beautiful family. And then one day, a woman who she would go and pretty much work for the family iron and do different things. She noticed that the shutters were closed. And she was just like this doesn't feel right. I haven't seen the family's something's going on called the police. They did a check didn't see anything weird inside. Did you check another day? The next day and then, like what was like a week later, which gave the husband now we no time to get away. He killed his kids and wife. And buried them underneath the like the little deck area in the back yard. And then you know, his friends like that he couldn't have done acceded bad needs and a bad back and all the stuff. But if no one's looking he could have taken days just, you know, Put them in there or gotten helper. Who knows? And then they he he acted like he wasn't even being Followed by the police because that did give him some days. You know, to figure T get down and I guess he was going to all the different places where they had lived in the kids grew up. And he was using his ATM card and staying in hotels and not dodging when he saw a security camera. And then it will see him walk into there's a mountain in that area and walk toward that direction, and he has not been seen And apparently, there's access to the Ocean there he could have they think that he's in south in Latin America, and he looks like every other dude see, That was the thing in that episode that struck me that was like and if you just tuned in, we're talking about unsolved mysteries. The episode I believe it's called House of Horrors. It's a house of tears of terror, and when they when they when the experts described him as so ordinary looking That he could easily blend in with society. And, you know, he had no obviously distinguishable body parts or his face looked very generic for lack of a better.

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"schomburg" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"schomburg" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Stop playground which terms are very harsh and very judgmental this really could just be considered liberal sharing this is what we need what is SBA loans you can't fires for the Stasi if you did not want to say bite my dog biscuit in half I'm just saying there are other ways that you can help that you could give to the costs I think one thick and very frosty reception we best be able to protect our drawdown an alkaline you can't fire us the reason you're praying for them as you still have my whims but then we have the mercy of my whims and we have control S. EA **** nilly decide this is that we or Chris out someone's sex dungeon I'm in Schaumburg with a ball gag Chris started writing a blog attic for two years will insure a suburban Chicago on Thursday Schomburg is a very nice well I'll shoot near the I. D. F. as in John six MM one sex toy in his shoes so you can bring back the metro is that what you said stuff is ball can I get your pie hole in search for the cause and everyone has basements in Chicago stop there there's anything there's Gimson there I'm sure it's fine Michael in Oakland hello Michael speaking of whining about trying to do here that kind of water yesterday was talking about how China has cornered the market on PPP and and we just don't have it I will tell you know why because we sent eighteen million dollars worth of all of it to them in February well we've made a soul and people may or may not believe that but I mean did Roosevelt in nineteen forty one G. those Japanese picture have a lot of bombs I don't know what we're going to do about all that now is the richest country in the world they were just saying we can't do testing here I was thinking we are because we're considered essential employees right radio is critical information infrastructure but we this is what it looks like if we did go back to work right social distancing being careful disinfecting you know we can't wear masks is right talking on the air three hours but but we should be tested I mean first of all not us first health care workers first does we workers deliveries but anybody that is back to work should be tested right because this is the problem you don't know who's a symptomatic and could be spreading itself that's not suppose not taking her temperature every time we walk in the door well drop your pants I'm not that way okay what is wrong with you I should be able to speak I want some lonely and so should the nice day couple in suburban Chicago take your temperature grows all right think of that thank you for your hundred dollar gift guide your triple slaying and growth okay yeah we need thermometers forty eight you can see what the fancy not for not to perform thermometers you better change your attitude Mr get finals in the store right now yeah good luck did get one for each of us okay forty nine minutes apart me stunned many phenomena that's been in his mouth I just want to say one thing and you should be grateful that you have a positive snorts and not I don't expel anything I only find out that I gave to myself further because I support a lot of those knees don't cough all ticket and they took took one for the team huge viral load forty minutes after the hour this portion of the show brought to you by Raycom wireless ear buds OMG I they're like a look that's like a little pod from the future might it is so great you open your little behind and a little light tells you they're all charged up in the charging last like forever with us this is Lexi Jackson's stuff to me so you turn off on a rock your pockets in your the side of the yeah we've all been doing this for years my neighbors think I'm rude because I don't I didn't used to know how to get my nineteen forties headphones off and talk now I'm just like click hello good morning good morning good afternoon good evening so you're much nicer because I'm usually like see I can't hear you I can't I've got a theory okay I okay but they're more on proof which is very important for me right yeah like seamlessly they are okay their newest model the everyday each twenty five your buds the best ones get six hours of playtime seamless Bluetooth pairing more basic more compact design gives you a nice noise isolating fit the sound.

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"schomburg" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

03:07 min | 2 years ago

"schomburg" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Go for now T. T. Y. last Jedi PS W. B. S. as possible sorry so sloppy in short bye bye all right so that's the most exciting and now works for a as you know some of these notes come with material this one is one of those one dog actually found a VHS tape from nineteen eighty nine that said Jeannie Chicago trip on it she gave it to me I rub the hand sanitizer honest and was eventually able to grab the audio of Jeannie showing young don some of the touristy landmarks these let's listen see that big building that's the Sears tower the tallest tears in the world will shop there about these people except for my little brother he gets tough skin jeans at Sears not at the big tall enough at the Schomburg Sears we should go to the Schomburg among the clear successories there has way more banana clips than the one in Springfield did you know that Claire's accessories is based in Hoffman estates yeah that's like the next town over from Schaumburg so probably give me a discount okay that's the bigger museum over there they have that one teaching with the bald skinny farmer's wife I don't want to see some dumb farmers when I could see them in Springfield for free someone told me they had some really rare man names in there I wonder what remain needs tastes like never had that what a sandwich my brother and I make those all the time with my mom to come home the one later posted a photo Lindsey Buckingham fountain yeah it's a start because they show it every week at the beginning of married with children please hold on your window the phone contains that actual water used to put out the Chicago fire or something you know when this is all power whatever I want to get some Chicago style pizza it's like super thick I need to wait like two hours at pizzeria uno for always we're gonna have those miracle whip sandwiches let's go back to shop you know one time my uncle said he saw Michael Jordan at the Schomburg steak and shake yeah for a look like him hello it was late he had a fuel wow what special excellent adventure Chicago this week hello peppers and mustard on my dogs I'm still I'm still Jenny from Chicago used to write it down back in junior high because that's how I talk you know where I come from like I might be from practice I'm still I'm still Jenny from Chicago used to write it down back in junior high because that's how I talk you know where I come from my.

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Illinois Planning On Reinstating Drivers Licenses for Those With Non Moving Violations

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

09:51 min | 2 years ago

Illinois Planning On Reinstating Drivers Licenses for Those With Non Moving Violations

"We're speaking of speaking of a larger cities in the state of Illinois Caroline and she's a Democrat representative lawmaker in Champaign we're talking about this plan to reinstate the driver's licenses of people who've lost them because they had done paid tickets non moving violations lot of parking tickets stack up next thing you know you've lost your driver's license you know it's a little surprised to be Carol I'll get to the criticism of this in a minute is that people evidently were complying with that that is their license get suspended so then they they do stop driving because they don't have a license is that what happens the majority of people not only do stop driving but they also lose their job because most jobs require a light in to work there sh and we saw that in forty two percent of individuals who lost their jobs it was due to suspension of their life some people say I'm I paid my ticket first of all I don't double park when I do I pay my fine and that's the way the game is played why are we why are we giving these people the break that I didn't get well you know it's interesting thing that we start in some of the research that we found not just in Illinois that injures in other places where you have significant income disparity you have to address this as a fair you government not at least of individual should we the moment that we're in right now and today happens to be the king holiday and change your mind that an unjust law is no law at all she and so if you have matched the disparity in income yes one person is Schomburg go L. hurt me because the pay their tickets with no problem but people who are just basically getting to or from work on public transit in trying to make sure they can feed their family on job cannot she hurt them in many many ways that others in Elmhurst the Schomburg may not understand and so it is important for us to look at equity it's important for us to look and stuff this and this was a significant so this issue because the majority of the suspension for black and brown people from the south and west side of Chicago and they were struggling to get from point a to point B. before their ticket or be for this expansion and and I also want to add that the city of Chicago this video Champaign or Urbana who signed it I did a parking ticket that may cost you thirty five cents and I I don't have any quarters mommy right so I spent that go along with the twenty five dollars who decided that that's what the penalty should be in the first place interesting question seven seven three said they can still boot you so that would be up to the municipality if they have a policy that your car sitting there it's got some tickets on it they boot your car that can still happen but you'll you will retain your driver's license do I understand that correctly Carol that is correct however I do believe that again we need to look at books and books is one of those things that I'm interested in studying as red as red light cameras all of the things that suck the kidneys and the cold out of the pocket the poor people we need to look at that government should not and this is the issue of liberty government should not you is the forty to abuse its citizens and this is what those kinda log do it abuse assistance I understand that and I don't even argue that but I do also hope you acknowledge that some of our listeners are thinking the citizens have an obligation to follow the laws and rules that everybody else is it will be more injurious to you if you don't have the means but we should all play by the same rules well we certainly are not playing by the same rules and I know we don't have time to argue that point yeah but clearly there's a disparity in income access and equity that no one can argue on either side of this this so we have to do what we can as legislators to bring justice and equity and balance balance all of the laws that we have been in this case this law as it currently existed prior to the final the bill did not met out equally and it certainly didn't represent justice clan had a question you're on WGN hi glad you're on the air why is it that a person who has the ability to pay the ticket why would they pay the ticket if there's no ramifications just because they're working and have the ability to pay they should feel some sort of just a moral responsibility to pay the debt I mean you're saying that it should be equal you're you're setting up to different levels of law for individuals based on their income and you know in your own words just said because people are poor they shouldn't be able to be struggling well the people who are wealthy enough to be able to pay the tickets shouldn't be penalized why are you setting you're setting a double standard in your own words that you don't want to do hi doesn't make sense why would I want to hold on hold on yeah yeah that's you're point go ahead good girl I actually I actually have an agreement with your caller I believe that people like you and I in your caller who pay taxes for the role that we drag one already that we already provide our income to the government to function and then on top of a government that something called meters are tollway make additional dollars I don't actually think it's right well that's how they maintain the roads I mean not good meters in tolls are going to go away I think that the principal point he's making is that if we're going to have forgiveness for people we should maybe have you know that that that won't be equitable that's not fair either then right I mean if you can't pay okay that's tough for you I'm sorry about that but I can so my the only one that has to pay but but that's not what we're talking about here you still owe the debt the point is are we going to let you keep your driver's license that's what this is about right at and we are going to let you keep your driver's license and I still do have to pay the ticket by the way yeah yeah even though they give amnesty to those who may not have all the money at one point they allow you to set up a realistic payment plan let's think about this previous payment plan if it is Chicago requires you to put down a down payment so it was always back yeah yes your color baby could pay the down payment but others really could not and that is a function of government government decided to put this except the down payment there sh and eight at the conditions for which a person could not pay sh and now we're saying no you cannot spend that like this sh the city Chicago is reforming how it is collecting your parking tickets so yes you still got to pay that parking ticket now well I I completely agree with you about setting a reasonable means for people to pay back if you have a hundred dollars in tickets you should pay a hundred dollars in tickets but it shouldn't now become a thousand dollars because you didn't get it done in time I'd be happy to get there I'd be happy to give fifty the hundred to be honest with you the these ballooning payments I you're right somebody just made that up and you might as well charge people a million dollars Hey Chicago want to charge him a million Bucks and then all of our financial problems will be solved no wait it won't because you can't get a million dollars from people they don't have it yeah I don't have it let's let's do you realize up in bankruptcy court yeah but what about this report but not me what about this Eric you're on hold on a second Eric hold on a second are cold on a second there hello did you get that Eric you have some say on the radio what was your point Eric said the parking meters Carol are there for a reason they're there because you don't you know you need you don't want people to be there all day long it's not just a money maker it's also a way to regulate flowed you understand that I I'm certainly understand that but I think you're you're a collar and others should look a little deeper into who owns the parking meters that is true we we so we should not have sold those things at the sky way along time ago I agree with you on that its it's goes into effect July first is that right representative that is correct that the jury stated putting provisions in place to notify those who would be eligible to have their eyes since reinstated and you go to took that chance July one twenty twenty nice to talk to you we you and I have not met before by the way do you have anything to say I was just reading in the Chicago Tribune over the weekend about how Mike Madigan has this gigantic series of funds that he's able to control and he spent over four hundred thousand dollars in legal fees in the last few months the Tribune has a large editorial it was it yesterday or today saying he should step down from his speakership role do you agree with that you know I have been here I have I'm from Champaign Urbana so I don't I don't get sick of it should be clear here but I have not seen that story I think what is happening in Springfield and you'll see in the spring fashion that there would be many people calling for significant reforms and ethics reforms and I think that will fall in that same category yeah well that's not you saying yes though I'm not saying yes to lose his job just stepped down as speaker you're not calling for that yet home yeah I don't have I have not seen it at all and I have been called for anything at this point but what I am calling for is that there needs to be significant reform and ethics as well as campaign finance reform took all of that it's all tied together that you're describing representative and it's nice to talk to thanks for joining us on

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Body Found In Trunk Of Car Identified As Schaumburg Woman

Steve Cochran

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Body Found In Trunk Of Car Identified As Schaumburg Woman

"I'm missing Schomburg woman has been found dead in the trunk of her car in Chicago WGN's James Sears has that thirty four year old Sir real double wall of was listed as an endangered missing person after she didn't come home on December thirtieth endangered because the medication she required private investigators hired by her family found her car last night in the two hundred block of north kill Patrick in west Garfield park double walled was in the trunk wrapped in a blanket and unresponsive no word on how

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Body Found In Trunk Of Car Identified As Schaumburg Woman

Steve Cochran

00:27 sec | 2 years ago

Body Found In Trunk Of Car Identified As Schaumburg Woman

"I'm missing Schomburg woman has been found dead in the trunk of her car in Chicago WGN's James Sears has that thirty four year old Sir real double wall of was listed as an endangered missing person after she didn't come home on December thirtieth endangered because the medication she required private investigators hired by her family found her car last night in the two hundred block of north kill Patrick in west Garfield park double walled was in the trunk wrapped in a blanket and unresponsive no word on how

Coca-Cola profit matches analyst estimates

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:30 sec | 2 years ago

Coca-Cola profit matches analyst estimates

"Taking a look at earnings this morning American Express a third quarter profit beating analysts' estimates shares are higher in early trading up one point four percent State Street beat itself three point four percent this morning coca Cola shares up nine tenths percent after it reported adjusted operating revenue that topped analyst estimates and the Schomburg Jai is up one point one percent the world's biggest oil field servicer said international revenue continues to rebound on stronger investment helping to offset a slowdown in U. S.

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"schomburg" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"schomburg" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Info on upcoming concerts and leather jacket giveaways the fact that we were able to obtain Jenny DJ demo reel from nineteen eighty nine want to hear it. this one for you. you know. used to be. from your natural hears from. your caller number seven to win that leather jacket. can you give me the phrase that pays can. I've been trying to get a hold of you all day. busy signal what nobody plays our music in nineteen ninety. I have a reservation at outback and seven by then. I enjoy the leather jacket also yeah. all. this. this week should a known better by Richard Marx. he's from Georgia when asked yeah that's just up the shore from downtown Chicago from. well not from. the town there I'm from Schomburg it's kind of file here I live in Springfield now anyway. wow we even need to finish the note how about we close out. peppers and mustard on my dogs. talk you know where I come from. like I might be from. because I. that. date..

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"schomburg" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:49 min | 3 years ago

"schomburg" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The DJs followed in hundreds of records use it as a sample as a scratching sound like the most sampled record and that's my phone change would be fab five Freddy thanks so much for talking to me today thanks so much has been a great interview and please guys if you haven't watched my phone grass is green about the history cannabis in America please do because you guys have the kind of cannabis situation that we're hoping to have sometime soon in America but the grass is greener will articulate the connection between the music and the plant that a lot of people don't know about from jazz all the way to hip hop grass is green on Netflix that is changed to be five fab five Freddy artist music director hip hop pioneer fab five Freddy he's got a personal collection of hip hop memorabilia he just donated a portion of it to the Schomburg center for research in black culture at.

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