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07:20 min | 1 year ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Nation dot com or also a 866. 90 Nation. Listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20. W G, and I'm Steve Berg trying Dr Kevin most is on the phone line. Of course. Kevin is the chief medical officer at Northwestern Medicine. Central to page Hospital, Doc. Welcome back. Hey, how you doing? I'm well, thanks. Okay, So first of all, some I don't know if you're up to speed on this or some housecleaning, so we're expected. I think widely to go into face for next week, Right? Is that your understanding? Correct. Okay, And so we've been trying to figure out so the mayor put out a statement today, saying that even if we're in phase for she's going to keep in place the 25% capacity or 25 person, whichever is less. But for phase for generally it's it's a guess could be up to local home rule governments. But generally there is no limit on the people in a restaurant as long as they can keep social distancing. So if you live out the side, the city it's going to be a little easier to get a table. If you're interested in that. It probably will. You know, I think that the restaurants are gonna be very safe and very smart and whether they go from 25 to 50 and make sure that their spacing is right. They want to stay open, so they're gonna do everything they possibly can to make sure it's a safe environment and that someone doesn't commit and say, Boy, these tables were 4 ft apart, and next thing you know, they're gonna get shut down. It's in their best interest to keep you safe. Yeah, I've always I mean, I have been eating out. And, um, you know, I've benefit from ignorance, but I felt pretty good restaurants. Once I learned you couldn't get it by, you know, food on the plate or things like that. You know, people keep their distance and I've been comfortable. I've got plans already. Resident reservations about tomorrow night. I think that the wait staff is very has been coached. In most cases that they know that they're standing farther back there standing to the side, they're not in direct contact there, minimizing their contacts. So, like I said, I think that the restaurants and the owners are Hey, we want to do what we can to keep business and we want to make sure we're keeping that only our employees safe but also our patrons their phone number 3129817 200 you can call or Send a text there. Let's talk about Johnson and Johnson. They talk today about their single dose vaccine, which is great. And then they said it was 66% 2% effective. Overall, which, you know, maybe if it was the first one out would also be great. But it kind of pales in comparison to the 90 95% vaccines that Ari out there. That is, you know, it's interesting if they were the personal out of the gate yet, remember, the FDA said, Hey, we're gonna accept anything that shows 50 to 55% effective rate. So here they came out with 66 actually 72% of the United States with 85% effective rate of preventing very severe illness and hospitalizations and deaths, so It's really good news and, you know, someday stares of sand like I want the other one. Because there's 20% points. People have to understand. You know, this is a single dose, which is unbelievable. Chanting the child was a very smart company. People probably don't know this, but they're running to dose trial as well. Which would have been very interesting at the other companies. Speiser Madonna had done the same. We may be a little bit further down the road, but hindsight's always 2020. Why is it that we're not getting the vaccine that we thought we would get? I'm not sure if the production numbers air they're just our distribution when you look at operation warp speed, and the thing that really kind of is promising is that Johnson and Johnson It's approved and I think it will. Next week. They're gonna have 100 million doses by June. Novavax is the one that I think was the stumbling block. We expected 100 million from them as well in this time frame, So when you look at those numbers, we would have had enough. Thomas vaccinate everybody with Visor Madonna, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson and over backs. Hold back. Little slippage out of the gate. They're running a couple months behind a matter of fact, they're just gonna fill their US study by February 15th So they won't have data till probably closer to Mayor June so their speed to do 100 million doses, But it won't be till the summer. So will we still, do you think the timeline that if anyone who wants the vaccine will be able to get one by May or June is still on track. Yep, I think so. As long as Johnson Johnson goes smoothly, you know, they have 100 million doses for the United States. Novavax again. They will be here. They'll be a player in the summer. And the Johnson and Johnson is gonna be the big player. So and AstraZeneca. You know, I don't know if you saw you know. AstraZeneca was approved by the U K four weeks ago and has been used heavily in the United Kingdom. Today. Europe just approved it. So it looks like that won't siphon off a lot of the doses that we're concerned about. Because AstraZeneca hasn't been approved here in the United States let them to use their supplies and in England and Europe, so we won't even Up will be a smaller player here in the United States, So Johnson and Johnson is effective, but less effective. And you said, Take the vaccine, the one that's presented to you, but if you were offered Choice between Moderna and Johnson and Johnson. Would you suggest taking the donor or in the end? Is it close enough to that? There's not a significant difference. Yeah, I think there's two things there. One is going to be. You're splitting hairs a little bit. You know the Madonna vaccine as well. It's Peyser, that second dose of the one that gives people a lot of the side effects that they don't like. With Johnson and Johnson. You're not going to see that so the side effects you're gonna be minimized. And really now it's coming down to a math game of how many people can we get shots into arms right now? Because really, if we're here, we have a 66% effective rate on all of these, and we have 80% of the population vaccinated. Where it hurt immunity. We are protected and we're in really good shape. I get goose bumps when you say things like that, doctor, I'm ready. Um 3129817 to hundreds of telephone number. Carl is called. Carl, What's your question for doctor Most Yeah. Steve joined the program. Thank you. Well, doctor, most in addition to getting the proper rest, eating properly, vitamin D blah, blah, blah. I would like to start a new life scene. To support the immune system. You know, Carl, there's so many chemicals and compounds that we really all should have a good balanced diet to make sure that we have enough for our viewed system. If you want to go and split down things and say OK, whether it's life seen vitamin D vitamin A. You know if you have a good balanced diet, that's great. If you really don't just anybody can Google important components of your immune system and they will make You can get it at any food store. But really, if you have a good balanced diet, the only thing I like I add in the winter is vitamin D just because we're not getting it naturally. Thanks for the call. Carl. I appreciate it, Doctor. You bet. Doctor. This is an important question. I think because we've heard people that might have some allergy should refrain from getting the vaccine. I think that's just severe allergies, But we have a caller who wants to know. If there's a risk to getting the vaccine if you're allergic to penicillin or amoxicillin. No So.

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"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

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06:43 min | 1 year ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here on 7 20 w G, and I'm Steve Berg. Trent. All right. We all have been learning with bio threat's over the past. Well a year in a few days now, when it comes to covert 19. It's certainly not the only one and there was a commission on bio defense that wants us to be better prepared. For the next 11 of the co chairs his former senator Joe Lieberman, who joins us on a phone line Now, Senator Welcome. Thanks, Steve. Great to be with you for your interest. Absolutely. So we can talk over 19, but I want it. I'm interested in what? Some of the other threats are that you see. What are we facing here? Well, let me set the stage a bit in 2014, Tom Ridge, former 60 or homeland security and I Together form this bipartisan commission on bio defense because we were worried about the danger of bio terrorist attacks but also of infectious disease pandemics. So we started to talk to a bunch of experts and really everybody said Another infectious is a an infectious disease. Pandemic is coming unless the country does something to get ready for your prevented just the way of nature. And we should a report warning about that saying we run. I'm already is a country 2015. We've got a sympathetic response with frankly, not much was done. In response to it, uh, that then because it didn't seem real to people in Congress in the White House, I think, but now it's real. We're got bunch of the devastation of the covert 19 pandemic for the last year. Let me ask you then so a year ago when this was first coming to light You know, I remember conversations I was having with friends. I didn't think anything like this was gonna happen. What was your reaction when you concerned, like, Well, here we go. That was exactly my reaction on Lee because I had had the benefit of talking All these experts, public health people, scientists, and they all said the question is not whether there will be an infectious disease outbreak. It's when it's gonna happen. And then the question is. Will the country be ready with vaccines with testing with massive cetera? T respond to it? Or will it be allowed to become a pandemic? So unfortunately, when it broke out in the early last year, I was really concerned that this is what We had been warned about and of course, now I considered tragically it is And when I get to what you think we should be doing, But before that we've gone through now. Senator, I've got to tell you just before you were on the program tonight. We talked to 102 year old woman. It's her birthday today. She's 102 job. And and I didn't know until I talk to her that she was born during the first pandemic, and she never met her father. Her dad died in 2019 or 20. I guess it would be 20. And here she is, sort of, you know? Yeah, it is till you tell your personal storage and I'll do it briefly. My father's mother died in the flu pandemic 1918. Hey, was just barely three. So he had no memories over And of course I never remember. It had a profound effect on his life. I mean, he developed strengths in response to it, but You know, they say that there was an empty seat at the table. So this is Pandemics of really serious effect on people's lives. The survivors lives let alone isn't something those were but to talk to someone today who was a tenuous, well impacted by that, cause, I'm sure Through. Your father had an impact on YouTube. Okay, So, um, before we get the solutions, then I'm interested in the terror threat. Do you think that's more likely than another pandemic? Or how do you Where do you put that in? What is the threat? So to what are feeling has been that it's pretty clear from American intelligence that there are other big countries. Russia, China, Iran that have Biological weapons programs and We followed them out through our intelligence committee that community closely. Also, there are terrorist groups that we know are trying to develop the capacity to, uh hit us and other countries. With biological weapons here. Here's my fear of about one reaction. To the covert 19 pandemic they have now seen How this pandemic because devastated our country, and I fear that a to use the word copycat is not quite right. But it's the same pen of emotion having seen this vulnerability. Fear that some group particularly are likely a terrorist group. We'll try to use biological weapons against us, so it remains a threat, but the greater threat really Is another infectious disease up brick, and the main point of our Apollo report is that we're not going to end infectious diseases. They're inevitable, but pandemics are not inevitable. On def We work on it now and best the funds and use the science and technology we have. We can get to a point within 10 years where we can stop on infectious disease outbreak. I'm becoming another devastating pandemic led covert 19. What can we do now? If we don't know what the virus is going to be, then that's a really good question. So here's what I've learned. There are 25 families they call him of viruses. One thing we can do is to work. Invest money now to develop a vaccine for one Member of each of those 25 families. Order disease breaks out. One of Iris breaks out. We can figure out now through science map it Which family is it in? How does it differ from the vaccine? We have. We can change the vaccine quickly. That's the first thing we could do this on. Then we put those vaccines that we've developed. Essentially in a warehouse. I mean, we save them on do then If we work at this, we could be ready. Uh, not not to have people stand in line or are go frantically onto the Internet. Cigarette had to be tested or get a vaccine. But honestly, they have enough. And storage, too, for the federal government to send out a testing apparatus, state everybody in the country so you contest yourself at home..

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"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

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05:38 min | 1 year ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Chicago's afternoon news on 7 20 W G, and I'm Steve Berg friend Looking ahead to Monday, we will be formally starting to move into phase. One B and one B include Chicagoans over the age of 65 as well. Aziz, a specific group of frontline essential workers. That's Dr Allison. Are we talking today about the city vaccination response. We will talk more about President Biden's response a little bit later this half hour as he unveiled that today, coming up. Also on Chicago's afternoon news will help protect you from scams. With the help from the I. R s President Biden on his covert plan, and author Simon Winchester will be here to talk about how our quest for land Can sink us very vandeveld in traffic and watching the weather today House have been so far looks pretty good, nice and beautiful blue skies just like yesterday. It's really was a pretty day today and the sun was melting the snow on the driveways and everything so I didn't have to scoop. I'm all for that. And I got to see my baby granddaughter today, So it's very exciting day. How does that work for you? Do you like, stay a block away or they'd live about an hour away. So my daughter came broader. Nice visited a little bit Well, I'm glad you broke away to come visit with us. I didn't want to be. Oh, Kevin Paul was watching sports lot of news in the NFL regarding coaches and a couple of Matt Maggie's assistance from this past year heading to the Falcons. Still no word yet on a higher for the Bears defensive coordinator position or you and I talked about the whole Mike Singletary interview earlier this week. Nothing more on that yet, but I think everybody's still kind of scratching their heads over that interview with Singletary, but That's the big one kind of keeping track of where Patrick Holmes is for Sunday, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers said to meet Sunday as well. So a lot of NFL stuff today it's the best weekend of footballer the National Conference Championship Games. That's always been my rarely. I'm sticking with that yet to best games, you know, generally, neither team is outmatched in the game. That's true by quality of game. I think I think, Sonny, what do you two really, really good games now? And we've got the Packers and the Bucks up in Lambeau. So two premier quarterbacks and Aaron Rodgers. So that'll be fun to watch. Just checking to see if she's listening. She's not. Nor you light years or totally on on guard. Here, there listening. So have you felt a Latino has the news. The news really hasn't slowed down it all. I mean, It's changed quite a bit, but it's just a different feeling about things. It's a little more routine. It is these days. Kind of back to the old the way it used to be. Yeah, but you know, not routine is Carjackings. They were, I think, double this year or last year in Chicago. Yes, I just saw a headline that they're up nationwide. S so it's not just the Chicago thing, but Chicago Police were supposed to have an announcement later today, right at five o'clock, and there were three Carjackings on the West side last night. I'm sure you heard it. My last newscast where, um People posing as passengers for, you know, ride share companies. They I think they're just getting picked up by uber. The drivers think they're just, you know, picking up passengers and then they get in the car. Take the car. But police say that you know you they're using the stolen cars for armed robberies in the city of Chicago as well. Some of the suburbs Well, that's been the big question because it seems like ah, lot of times the cars were found nearby. Maybe they're useful robbery, but The implication was that they were just joy rights, too. But apparently that's not the case. Yeah, and the other day when Mayor Lightfoot was asked about it, she she called the situation a crisis, she said. It's just here. You know, it's something has to be done because most of these carjackers are young male teens. She said. Something has to be. Does anyone know if you're an uber driver and you get a call you? You don't have to take your call, right? It's not like a taxi. If you're hailed along the road, you have to stop. But if you're a newbie driver, you could say that looks sketchy. I'm not gonna do it correct. Well, I basically pretty sure based off just observing the way it works. They get a little ding on their phone, and then they click accept to pick that ride. You know what I mean? So you're saying like, once they get the death station looks sketchy. No, I'm saying that. You know that if it's if they don't want to take the ride, they don't have to bid on. Yes, I can. Because I mean, I've gotten canceled before. Yeah, they don't. I think they just blast out. You know that someone's requesting And then whoever clicks Yes, on it first, okay? That's my guest. Yeah, I mean, uber drivers have to be safe too Well, they're sitting ducks. You know, people aren't taking over nearly as much, So it's kind of a double whammy. That's a sad story will learn more from Chicago police a little bit later on that and also Kim, you're telling me that we could go out to dinner next weekend? Well, fingers crossed. It's possible doctor are what he said. Maybe next week in Chicago will and can. Kiki counties, it's official. Today, restaurants can reopen a 25% capacity. And earlier today, John Williams head on the mayor of Naperville, and he kind of felt that was imminent. There too Well, sure, hope so. It's one of those things. I mean, I think there are a lot of restaurants and kinky keen will that Never really shut down is there are in a lot of the collar counties. But, um, you know, it's just it's everyone's arguing their own statistics. But we haven't seen eye just going back to the northwestern Stanford study that says restaurants can be open. I think a 20 or 25%. Not lead to an increase spread. So yeah, that's the plan here, you know, 25% capacity no more than four people at a table. Not that I want to be the person in charge of making the decision because I trust Pritzker and our Woody and his E. K and all of those to do what's right. They know a lot more about it than I do. I just want to go out for some Deep fried Reuben rolls..

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"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

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05:44 min | 1 year ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"W G. N I'm Steve Berg friend. My constituents telling the story about the violent attack on our country on our Capitol building. Which is really like the temple of our democracy. I have now taken the oath of office. The same oath of office of the president of the United States has taken that all of us here have taken And he has been the orchestrator of this attack. It is time to hold this president accountable. It is time and history demands. That we have the Gentlewoman's time. Chicago Congressman Jan Schakowsky talking on the floor of the Senate as the House debated impeachment today of President Trump, and in the end, they did vote to impeach the president for a second time. The only time a sitting president or any president Has been impeached twice. In the end, there were 12 Republicans who voted for the impeachment. It now goes to the Senate. Where looks like Mitch McConnell is going to punt it until after the Democrats take control of the Senate. Yeah, we do have some breaking news. It looks like President Trump has released his video that he said he was going to release after, um Today's impeachment vote. I haven't listened to it in entirety in its entirety, but I can tell you I do have a couple quotes where, he said. I unequivocally condemned the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism has absolutely no place in our country and our movement. After you know, he originally you have the audio. We're getting it So we'll have it soon. All right. We'll stay on that. Will keep updated on that and play the audio A soon as we can find it, Kim, you also we saw the speaker take further action just a few minutes ago. We did. She's officially signed the articles of impeachment and that will now be sent over to the Senate. Time to say hello to actually catch the national news correspondent for News Nation. Ashley is your head spinning. There's a lot going on here. Historic day. Another history another historic day, the Bangles saying about manic Mondays, But we need a song about Wednesdays. I think Wednesday's have turned into the new Monday around here like Florida's the New California or something like that. Exactly. So, what are you watching today? You know, I'm sitting here watching the president who just released that video. We're covering all of it. Of course on news nation tonight. We're also talking about covert 19. And we've heard of a lot of people out there who aren't going to be getting the vaccine specifically employees. Certain corporations. Well, one corporation is now stepping up and saying, Hey, we're gonna pay you once You complete your vaccine for the time that you lost much step away Four hours pay these air. We're talking about hourly employees and sour salaried employees as well. A dollar general stores again these air frontline workers, So this is the first Really large employer that we've seen come forward and say Take the time to go get the vaccine. And yes. Oh, well, we'll see how many actually do with those. Actually, we're going to run. We just got the audio of the president and his well, okay. All right. Thanks very much. Actually catch. We're gonna play this audio and I will say it listening to it as you do. Listen to it carefully because it was audio from the president to release like this. That was actually pulled from Twitter and Facebook and was the beginning of the suspension because not all of what the president said was true, But here he is the first reaction we have of him reacting to today's impeachment vote. My fellow Americans. I want to speak to you tonight about the troubling events of the past week. As I have said the incursion of the U. S Capitol struck at the very heart of our republic. It angered and appalled millions of Americans across the political spectrum. I want to be very clear. Unequivocally condemned the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law. Supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding our nation's most sacred traditions and values. Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for no true supporter of mine could ever endorse political violence. No true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement. Or our great American flag. No true supporter of mine could ever threaten or harass their fellow Americans. If you do any of these things, you are not supporting our movement. You're attacking it and you are attacking our country. We cannot tolerate it. Tragically over the course of the past year made so difficult because of covert 19. We have seen political violence spiral out of control. We have seen too many riots, too many mobs, too many acts of intimidation and destruction. It must stop whether you are on the right. We're on the left. A Democrat. Or Republican. There is never a justification for violence. No excuses. No exceptions. America is a nation of laws. Those who engaged in the attacks last week. Will be brought to justice. Now I am asking everyone who has ever believed in our agenda..

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02:26 min | 1 year ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I may be wrong, and they may be fuming back there right now, but You know, I seriously though. I mean, this is really taken away. A lot of, you know the pomp and circumstance around a new president from again. Well, it's gonna be a inauguration like we have not seen in our lifetimes. Where the, um The sitting president isn't there to greet the incoming president trying to remember Gerald Ford was sworn in in the Oval Office. I think there was no inauguration there. After Nixon, but, um, I mean, obviously you're John F Kennedy situation, But, um, you know, as far as a general election transfer of power, I don't know. I can't remember the last time a sitting president didn't show up. What is and didn't want in the in the winter didn't want him there. What is the optic? We're going to see of President Trump. But I'm sure he's thinking about it right now. The last vision we see of him as president, Is it going to be walking to the helicopter? Is there going to be some other? You know, some kind of video, some kind of produced video. That's that's kind of an interesting thing that I guess over the next week. We'll have to. Well, you know, One of the things we always see is the incoming president go to the White House for tea or breakfast or whatever it is with the outgoing president. It's not gonna happen. The two couples come out, you know, And then they share a limousine up to the Capitol. That Z traditions done. Yeah, I don't know what the president's last act will be. E don't know. I have no idea we will have to say, Let's take a look at the roadways right now. Mary Vandeveld. We have an accident reported outbound side of 57 at hall Stead. Also east on I 80 is a mess because of an accident between Chicago Street and Cherry Hill delays in both directions there. The Eaton's is okay. Inbound side of the Kennedy of to about 38 minutes from Oh, here from the Eaton's 30, with delays from North Avenue and outbound on the Eisenhower to Mannheim, about 20 minutes. 38 coming in Stevenson is building up on especially Into Pulaski. Her Vandeveld BGN traffic Central Chicago's afternoon news. I'm Steve Berg fan. So the future looks bright restaurants. One restaurant tour says Yes, he'll explain himself on the next Chicago's afternoon noon. Get all your Chicago news today. It forward. Different future starts with you. That's why go, Daddy does more to help you find a name. You can create cell and get found online, so any small business could drive change or build an empire. Because old ideas aren't cutting it anymore. This new year. We need a new generation of thinking your way of thinking. So whatever you have in mind that will help make a.

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05:00 min | 1 year ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"News. I'm Steve Berg Trend on 7 20 w G. N We were duly elected, so I think it's important. We get on with the business getting him out of office. The quickest way that that will happen is us be sworn in on the 20th. What action happens before or after. That is a judgment for the Congress to make, but that's what I am looking forward to him leaving office. I was told that on the way up here, way over here. But he indicated he wasn't going to show up at the inauguration on the few things he and I've ever agreed on. It's a good thing. I'm not showing up President elect Joe Biden today talking to reporters as he rounded out his Cabinet and talking about the fact that President Trump says he will not go to the inauguration. Also coming up on Chicago's afternoon news, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski says she wants the president out. She says he should resign. We'll get the latest on the Capitol insurgency from Washington. The state Legislature is in the lame duck session today will go to Springfield for an update there and auctions or hot during the pandemic will talk to one of the best auctioneers in the country. Mary Vandevelde is a fast talker. She joins us Now. I think I need one of those white lights in the studio. Those sun lights Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I was thinking of you today because I kind of made fun of you yesterday for saying it was dreary. Yeah, And it's It is pretty dreary mean when you're walking around in the morning in your house, and you have to turn all the lights out, man, So my husband has one and and he put it up. I came home last night. The thing was so bright. I thought I was like on TV. I walked into the living room like I don't think you need to mess with your clock right now. Because you're still adjusting to think now I'm still Yeah. Still a message which day after news, kind of a nice snow, But I was driving on the city streets. What a drag city traffic can be on the Surface streets. Yeah, but we got past that. And what's the weekend look like? Aziz. Far as the dreariness is concerned. No. The traffic on Sunday at 9 30? Yeah, the dreariness before before the Bears game. It will be good. It'll be good. We're hoping for that. Kevin of bears. They're gonna win against the saints. I think they're gonna cover the spread, which is about 10 points. Is it really that much? Ah, lot of it is going to be dependent upon who plays for the Bears. I mean, they really need Ro Kwan Smith in there. The linebacker was injured against the Packers. We saw How much that defense fell apart when he did injure his elbow in that game, is listed as questionable. He didn't participate. Receiver Darnell Mooney, also questionable, so we'll see how banged up they are heading into that match up against the high powered Saints offense in that offense, likely going to be getting back running back Elvin Camaro, who tested positive for covert 19 had to miss last game. He's eligible to come off the list on Sunday. And again. Cleveland is playing their playoff game this weekend without their head coach on the sideline. Yeah, they've had troubles trouble, too, with their facilities being closed as they do contact tracing and all of that, but I believe they are set to reopen their playoff their facility today, but they've had trouble. Um, really all throughout the week. The training camp of training facility had been closed since since Tuesday. They're planning on opening up this afternoon. So so they're doing virtual practice ritual practice things like that. Well, the coach not be on the sideline, but be in the arena. He will not be there. Okay. I mean, I wondered if he could be calling the plays or doing whatever from a I've been curious about that. I haven't found anything. If you know they're just like Piling in, you know, set up some house of cameras, and they put a headset on from the destiny, Right? Right. It's a two out of Lyman, who missed a blogger right in front of a camera. How do you grab the guy's collar? I don't know. I want to talk to you later today to about some great memories of Tommy Lasorda. What did I think of his performance? Just just a baseball. Giant, especially for people of my generation, so well, we're remembering Tommy Lasorda Today. Kim Gordon is in the newsroom. You know, I came in the newsroom earlier came and said, It's kind of a slow day. This would be a monster day. I don't normally in a normal week. Yeah, but today it's a slow day compared to earlier this week. So obviously Steve, we're following what's going on, Um, following the fall out from the Capital. The riots at the U. S capitol. We have our first U. S senator calling for President Trump to step down. Yes, I will tell you who that is coming up A 4 30 also s. So we're getting some charges coming out more and more now, right? I talk, right? Actually, Banfield yesterday and I we both kind of lamented that didn't seem like there were a lot but We're learning Maurin specifics. The guy who is accused of sitting in Pelosi's office and taking mail is now facing charges. Yeah, he was arrested in his home state of Arkansas today. Um I West Virginia. Lawmaker was arrested or has been charged and the sheriff he's been, I think, actually been arrested, but he has been charged. Lawmakers from six states I think were Had said they were going to go right. They weren't the rally. But it's not clear if any other lawmakers decided to storm the capital. Just just this one from West Virginia. Well, good for him. Uh, he certainly will pay for that. I would think Let's go to Ah..

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03:37 min | 1 year ago

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"On 7 20. W G. N I'm Steve Berg friend. Miss Young's dignity that she and all of us deserve was taken from her and those moments and that it's simply inexcusable. Her obvious trauma and distressed We're real profound and resonate deeply with me. And we should all be shaken by what she was forced to experience through no fault of her own their Lightfoot today, talking about that arrest of engine at young Chicago police were at the wrong apartment. It happened A couple of years ago, She was handcuffed and held naked for About 40 minutes. We've talked to several people about that so far today. Ah, little bit later in the program. We're going to go to Wisconsin. You know, Illinois has we've got corruption, but no one can bicker like Illinois are India. Wisconsin legislators. I should say they're always added the Wisconsin governor there. Tony Evers insists on calling the Christmas tree in the capital holiday tree for inclusion. And that angers Republicans. There's no tree this year because the return disclosed so a couple of state lawmakers, Republican lawmakers have taken it upon themselves to set up their own Christmas tree twice now in the capital and hours after they set it up. It's taken down. We'll talk to one of those two in the next half hour, but right now it's time to say hello to Ashley Catch. National correspondent for Next R and News Nation. News nations to broadcast coming up. Just a little bit less than two hours from now. Ashley welcome. Ashley's on remote nine. It's Let me just switch this again. Sorry about that. Everyone. We had a little problem. I'm having trouble with him. Okay? We'll forgive you Stay. Yeah. Classic technical difficulty. It happens. It keeps going back to remote eight. I don't know why they would go. Actually you there. Having trouble connecting with actually Kevin, you sometimes mimic. Actually, when she's not around 00. There's two You don't know. That was so good, Kevin. Yeah, that's you sound just like her. Sorry about that. I will try to figure we'll do the post op meeting there and figure out what I did wrong. Ashley. I want a male presence to all of my friends and neighbors and I've been waiting for packages and, you know, I'm expecting one from ups and ups. Is the farmed it out to another company because there's been so much my wife, I think is expecting something from bed, a FedEx and that's been farmed out to a third party. Um so I don't have a lot of confidence, but you've been looking at the deadlines. A lot of uncertainty right now, and even ups and FedEx this year used to give their money back to their customers. If they didn't make their deadline well this year because of the pandemic, they're not doing that anymore, Steve Also weather. You know, we're seeing this big snowstorm hitting the Northeast. That is something that could slow it down even more this year. And if you are waiting to the last second and you're procrastinator, you can actually do same day services through FedEx and ship your packages on Christmas for $100,000 mean you will pay premiums. Look, I mean, I think this is a year. This is an extraordinary year because not only Are they busy with the vaccine? Hopefully, you know, we're ordering more than we've ever ordered. And if you don't get something on Christmas what the hell? You're not having Christmas anyway, So we're gonna be doing the day after Christmas celebrated on festive, Right s O r their deadlines. We should pay attention to or you said even Christmas day We could set ship something. There is a big one coming up on the 19th. You can go to our website news nation now dot com. We've got this interactive. Graphic where you can hover over the different companies. You.

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06:19 min | 1 year ago

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"You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20. W g, and I'm Steve Berg trend Thanks very much for tuning in on this Friday afternoon on a phone line now is Justin Seaman's He is the CEO. Of roti, the roadie restaurants. A Justin welcome Thank you. Steve. How are you? I'm well, thanks. I did not know until I started getting ready to talk to you that the roti is a Chicago based business. It sure is, since the mid two thousands. Actually, That's where we started. First place was in Palestine, and since then we've been lucky enough to get in the six different cities in the US How many restaurants are there total? 42 total 42 total. Now we were talking earlier today. I should say this week about the hotel business and things how Ah, lot of them are franchises, you know, like the Hilton Hotel that got in trouble in Northbrook was essentially a franchise. But I read with roti that you guys don't franchise, right? So your owner operated of all the restaurants All of us Yet. We think that that's a great way to intro old standards. And so you know, operate kind of Ah, higher level than some franchises can. Well, I enjoy Rodi. My daughter loves it. But how are you doing through this pandemic? You know, we're hanging in there, You know very lucky to have taken control of this business and February of this year and have five glorious weeks before the pandemic hit, But you know, we're still running 12 restaurants out of our 42. We've been working collaboratively with our landlord's toe. Be patient while Market conditions allow us to get open. But our 12 restaurants are doing well and we're changing just about everything about ourselves While we've got kind of the cover of covert, so to speak. Well, I'll see just personally that one of the 12 is not mine and Deerfield. So see what you can do about that. Um s o. I hear it's so. So. What do you mean under the cover of covert? What? How are you changing? Well, so were we went back down to basics and thought. Well, you know what is our proposals to the marketplace? What special, unique distinctive about us. What? What does it mean to be invested in involved in in feeding people really good Mediterranean food. And so we took a look at some of our brand. We took a look at at our experience in the dining rooms. We took a deep look at our our digital. And how our website is how we do with third party delivery partners on Dove Course we took a look at our food. And so we've changed some really significant things and some minor things, but, you know Customers. They're very, very clever people and they notice everything you do in one way or another, and so far so good. The reaction's been very popular was going to say, you know, sometimes customers like it exactly the way it's always been, and they don't change change so well, But you haven't run into that. You know, we've run into people who say Well, this used to be on the menu. Where did that go? And this used to be, you know, used to come in this dish. Now it comes in that dish. Why is it different on in some of our restaurants? We've been really successful at getting them to try what we're trying to do. Which is create more chef inspired dishes, things that we think really fit together and go together well, and so far we've had a lot of converts from old habits to new habits and, of course, new customers that we've been able to drag him. Have been very excited about what we've got to offer and how our food tastes. Well, tell me about the logistics of that. Because if you are offering, you know you want the food to taste the same from one restaurant to the next Are you making a lot of the food in a centralized location? Is the food prepared on site or how does that work to keep the uniformity? You know, just about everything. We make us prepared on site, So our steak is growing on site are chicken has grown on site are our vegetables are made on site. Some of the sauces were made on site. So we have really, really, really good operations. People who can help us develop food programs that we can replicate with great consistency. That's one great thing about clean, fresh food. Your ingredients are typically very few s so you don't have a lot of different things to mix around on that keeps it simple to Mediterranean food is generally very simple Food but delicious. I'm getting hungry, Justin, So I think you said 42 restaurants 12 are open. Will all 40 to be opened again one day. I do believe that's the plan. And not only that we're expecting Tonto. Go on on an opening spree, Hopefully starting in the back half of 2021 when when All this covert stuff is hopefully sunsetting as opposed to fighting that will be. That's the data wait for I'm looking forward to that. So s O then one of the question. Then why is it that you Close. I mean, you you might have kept them all open and operated. Carry out service. Why is it that you sort of shrink down to 12? Yeah. So historically, row tease. Origins are in central Business district. So most of our restaurants are in Chicago with the number downtown and in Washington D C with a lot of them in downtown areas. So when people are commuting when the highways are empty when, when the trains are empty, and when the government's not at work in Washington, D C. There's just no people. Um, does visited Washington the week before Thanksgiving. And boy that city is so so quiet. It's that Justin, Listen, I hope you don't wait to reopen the ones in Washington for when the people in Washington start working because that might not have never happen, E I was promised we wouldn't talk about politics. Okay? You're right, so anyway, when it comes to religion Uh, there you go. Justin Me, Justin Seaman's the CEO of Roti as Chicago's very own great to talk to you. I look forward to the store re opening. And Steve, Come visit us in our Northbrook location. It's not far from you. And that is the ultimate manifestation of where we're going. So we'd love your opinion. Check it out. Thanks very much. Justin, You're listening to shake you bet you too. Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20, WGN one more time. Here's Mary and Clear Skies. 39 degrees The Tonight Clouding cold 25 tomorrow, Partly sunny with a high getting up to 42 degrees just got word of an accident..

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04:57 min | 2 years ago

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"W G. N I'm Steve Berg. Trent. Thanks very much for tuning in on phone line now is Mike Frerichs, the state treasurer for Illinois, and he wants to give you some money Treasurer Welcome. Steve. Thanks for having me on. It's one of the best parts of my job giving away money and so also won the most difficult parts of my job difficult. Well to Steve. Imagine you went home today. You check your mailbox, and you had a letter from stable in order that the state wants to give you money, would you? What was your first thought be? I would say, Well, this is part of the problem. They should be keeping this money. Well way should keep the money that comes as tax dollars. But I'm a consumer advocate. I fight with corporations and banks to get money that belongs to Illinois residents and the money. I oversee an unclaimed crime doesn't belong to the state doesn't belong to me. My job to get it out. And to me, people throw those letters away, figuring it must be a scam, so and right. So we're talking about two different things right. This this some money match program is where you actually proactively find the would be are the owner of the money that would be recipient? And verify the address and then send it out. And then there's the website where I can go log on and see if there's any unclaimed money that's in my name. Correct, correct. They're both the same program unclaimed property, different ways of delivering it. I can't tell you that. The people who reached out to him. I got elected to treasure You're holding onto my money, and I would say great, But then they'd say, Oh, you gotta keep it. It's too much of a hassle. So we created new program money match a new way to get money in people's hands that basically we compare our data base of unclaimed property to other state databases. And if we find a match if we find that you're still living at that address will mail you a letter telling you to expect a check. And if it gets returned to us, we know that you've moved. But if it doesn't we just mail you a check and all you have to do is cash it and hopefully spend it somewhere this holiday season the local business and help our local economy. Let's talk a little bit about what this money is because I think it's there's some good advice to be had there. What is this cash? This comes into a lot of sources of money from a for gotten bank account. It could be property from a for gotten safe deposit box. Maybe you qualify for a rebate or refund from a company. Maybe put a deposit with the power company and then you moved and didn't get your deposit back. Those companies don't get to hold on to that money just because you didn't claim it. It still belongs to you and on behalf of citizens of the state. We send our auditors and find it and then try very hard to track down the owners Don't bank, not our money. Don't banks or other institutions. They're responsible, too. Every once in a while audit their accounts. And if they find an account that hasn't been used in a number of years, then that's money goes to you as well. That's exactly what happens now. What they should first do is make an attempt to notify the account holder. In some cases, it gets turned over to us because the account holder has died. In some cases. They've forgotten about the account and they've moved and so the letters and get to them. It is a consumer protection thing. We've been taken over and we have an incentive to track down the rightful owners. So I because I got a little freaked out a few years ago when I was talking about this, because if you have an account that they say your savings account, or Long term investor mutual fund or something like that, that you intend to just let sit for 30 years. If you do literally just let it sit for 30 years and they don't find you. You could lose that money in a way or the money could go to you, and then we have to find it a different way. Exactly. You'd never lose it. But it might be additional Hooper obstacle You have to jump through. But if you have multiple accounts at that bank, let's say you have a checking account at that bank. You have a savings account. Do you have a CD? Participation or activity in any one of those accounts, resets the clock. Okay, so there's no activity. There's no contact you for 3 to 5 years they'll turn it over to us. But if there's activity in one account that shows that you're still alive and have a relationship with that bank, they don't have to turn over your CD. Is that the same thing for like, say an IRA with Franklin Templeton or something like that. If I just would just keep receiving the statements year after year. Don't do anything does that Is there a risk that that will one day become inactive? There is a risk of that. But as long as you're contributing to the account, if you regularly monthly or annual, he puts something in them. That will not happen. You know too often, though we found his examples of people who have passed away their loved ones didn't know about the existence of their IRA. Uh, safe deposit box. And the bank doesn't get to keep that money just because the property owner died in terms of turnover lush and then we will disperse it to their rightful heirs. So the website is Illinois treasurer dot gov's slash I cash that this is separate from if you're getting the letter Same program different method, But you can just log on to their I did it today for my entire family..

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01:34 min | 2 years ago

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05:06 min | 2 years ago

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"You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20 wg end. I'm Steve Berg if they are not enforcing those local mitigations. Then once again moving the state backward, which is bad for every industry, bad for every industry and bad for every individual in the states, frankly, other than it's going to bring down these metrics in these positivity rich cases, which will be good for everybody, but if you want to keep the economy moving forward, They ought to go enforce the mitigation Put. Let's Governor Pritzker talkingabout the municipalities around the state that are not enforcing his mitigation restrictions, keeping an end to indoor dining and things such is that we'll hear more from the governor coming up later this half hour will hear from President Trump is well around 5 30. That's when he is scheduled to make comments in the Brady briefing room at the White House that would indicate to me he's going to take questions, but we don't know that for sure. But right now let's go to Nevada, where Chip Yost is the chip. I'm tempted to. He's the next our correspondent force there. I will also was going to say, make a joke about the fact that they're not doing anything in Nevada. But what are they doing in Nevada? Well, baby, Actually, the registrar of voters in Clark County made a point. When you get kind of getting peppered with questions today about how soon can we expect the vote to finish out quickly? Well, let's be done. Basically, we're not in a hurry they have until they have until the 12th to finish the counting. They can. Also they also have until the 10th or votes mail in votes to come in. It's expected, though, that maybe by Saturday Sunday that you should have a good idea like most, the votes that would've come in by the male by them would have come in and they'll have most of them counted. But yeah, there there. He basically made a very direct point that he's not in a hurry. I was listening to his briefing, and he didn't seem joyful. I mean, I can understand that he's under What's the picture now? Well, it was kind of it was talking to producers. I lay like that Sounds like Pennsylvania. Maybe you still are a little bit of the limelight. But, you know, as you know, there's a lot of focus here because of the six electoral votes that they have in Nevada. And maybe usually not. Ah, not as big a deal, But this year, that's six could get biting the 2 70. Right now they have 60 around 52,000 ballots that they said they have ready to ready to process and ready to count. These air balance that were dropped off on Election day showed up in the mail. Only their election day or the last day or so that they have sitting there. They have people counting them as we speak. They're going through them. The registrar of voters here in Clark County, which is really kind of the big deal is this is where the most people in the state lived there, the most populist part of the state, I should say it's lost, then exactly they had he's expecting. By tomorrow morning, he'll have 51,000 of those 62,000 or so ballots were ready to report what they were. So maybe we'll have a better idea right now. It's a very tight race between Biden and Trump Vita did extend his lead slightly. Today, he had a lead of a little left and 8000 votes that was left in 1%. When you consider more than a million ballots had already been counted expanded that a tiny passion today got it up coast around 12,000 vote lead, but it's still less than 1%. So you know, I'll do it. I'm sergeant. Are there 60,000 ballots statewide that air out or is that just Clark County? That's what Clark County that's what they have right now, like as we speak, But he said, you know, working. Come in the mail today on then there's also the issue. They have Ah, big chunk of provisional ballot. That's not included in that, that that the mail in ballots and those are a little more, You know, very no dicey to go through because you've got to confirm that the person was actually registered. You got to check and make sure they didn't vote somewhere else before they walked into somewhere and filled out a provisional ballot. I'm sure those hey was you didn't seem like from what I recall. Having a date of when he'd have those done. I might be that there might be a little longer It's on and so most of the outstanding how much is totally outstanding in the state. That I don't know. I don't have that number. But there aren't many people who live in Nevada who don't live in Clark County or up further north and accounted of Reno. Right? So most of what they're going to come from Clark County. Yeah. Yeah, that's in Clark County has more Democrat registered voters. So that's one thing you know People are looking at me. And that's you know, favors biting, but we didn't jump you huge overnight, but they're thinking when all these Clark County ones come in. That might not be good for President Trump Chip Yost is watching in Nevada force. Thanks, Chip. Go light a fire under him, Ilya. No, I'll go. I'll go tell him. Steve wants to know why I wanted to answer. Tell him I want tell him I need I need to know he needed to know thanks very much. I'll get them. I'll get the mic into space for you Tomorrow. Hippos is our next our correspondent in Las Vegas. And so, But Biden is picking up votes in Nevada. He's picking up votes in Pennsylvania. But it's not universal, because I think actually, Donald Trump chipped into the lead with some of the late votes coming in. In Arizona, though it Arizona remains called for Joe Biden. All right, Mary Vandevelde with a look at the traffic.

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04:19 min | 2 years ago

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"Afternoon news here on 7 20 wg, and I'm Steve Berg trying Thanks very much for tuning in. Okay, We've got the full cast here, Kevin. Ah, Mary is here. Kim's here. I'm going to read some numbers to you. This is the early voting and the percentage of early voting in the state when compared to last. Elections turn out right so compared to the 2016 turnout. Texas has had 108% early voting, so they've had 8% more people vote early this time, then voted in the entire 2016 presidential election. That makes sense. Yeah, Okay. I was just say to her false No, no, I'm just using numbers. So goes to go. Wow, That's crazy, And it is it is, But we talked to someone from Texas last week and next, our reporter and he pointed out There was 1.5 for 1.8 million new residents in Texas, so the percentage of voter turnout isn't higher of. But the percentage compared to 2016 is hired as that makes sense. Okay, Good. Because I don't always waste all my teachers, though, when I was in class, and I don't understand Math is not my thing. States. Well, so what I'm saying is damaging my head 108 of 2016 voters have showed up. But when you talk about the overall percentage of eligible voters this time, it's actually lower than was 2016. That's surprising. Okay in 96% early voting in New Mexico, 96% of the 2016 turnout 90% in Colorado 86% in Utah. 87% in Arizona, Montana 100% early voting, so they're matching what they everyone voted in 2016. That means nobody's voting tomorrow. They're well or the huge turnout, So that's gonna be my question to you. Just a few more 93% in Florida. 94% in Georgia 95% of North Carolina in Illinois are early voting is just 63% of the total turnout in 2016 so Yeah. Go ahead. I'm kind of late to this considering the election's tomorrow, But what exactly I'm not singing against it. What was the purpose of all the early voting Well pandemic this year. I understand that people don't want to go stand in line with other people. So they voted by. There's so many. I've seen so much footage of people standing in line at really well, like tomorrow. I know I'm gonna walk in because more voting polls are open tomorrow. That's kind of what I'm getting at Kevin so So the last for presidential voter turnout's have been in 4 2055.7 than 57.1 54.9 55.5% of eligible voters. Who have voted. Okay, So I want you guys to give me what percentage do you think will be the turnout tomorrow? I'm going to go a 85%. Wow. OK, just people that aren't going there. Just waiting, right? No. No total voter turnout for this election. The total Oh, No, you know, so there was Illinois. What was it last time nationwide? It was 55 a half percent in 2016. Okay, there was a 54.9 and 2012 going 77.9 77th drink that much higher, huh? 65 65. I'm going to prices right on you. Almost. I'm gonna go 68 68 Okay, Kim, Second gases. Six. Well, right now I understand. I'm going to say Right. So I am. I've got a pen and paper you're trying to follow along. I'm going to say that No one's gonna vote tomorrow that everyone has already voted. I need to know I'm serious, but it's gonna be a beautiful day. I think I think they are. There are some people who it is there, you know is their tradition. You have to do it. They're not going to feel better doing it. Then that was that was well, you know, about a week ago and I mailed my I didn't mean nobody, but I just think the numbers are going very low tomorrow. So I'm going to say the total voter turnout is going to be 59%. When all is said and done so, just a few percentage points ahead of last time, which Helps who I guess it's too hard to say we have to know who generally the higher the turnout, the better for Democrats, but it's going to be to state by state. Think so. All right, so we'll keep track of that would take a break and we're going to talk about What people are doing with their no commute.

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04:32 min | 2 years ago

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"N I'm Steve Berg trend We're seeing substantially. Mohr confirmed cases right now. Than we ever saw in the spring. Since the beginning of October alone, new cases are up more than 150%. Governor Prince You're talking about the surgeon Corona virus cases. I heard secondhand from a doctor in an emergency room in Wisconsin that they're overwhelmed and so much so That this is going to sound out. But when someone came in with the after being in a car crash, they almost were relieved to see something else because everything has been Corona virus in Wisconsin. It's certainly shaping up that way here is well when it comes to politics. Vice President Mike Pence will be in Wisconsin today. Vice President Biden, former vice president Biden will be in Iowa and then Wisconsin. Tomorrow. It's certainly is one of the key states and Ashley catch joins us now from news Nation. She's a national correspondent. This story. Kim talked about a two but where the Republican Party in Wisconsin was hacked or someone went in and change there. Well, they changed their invoices. Yes, it's a phishing attack. We've seen these happened Steven colleges and universities. It was something that the GOP was warned about at their convention this summer that you need to be on a look on the lookout for these types of hackers, and this one ended up costing them a lot of money. Somehow, those hackers were able to get in and manipulate the invoices from vendors. So they were thought they were paying vendors when In fact they were. The money was going straight to the hacker's. Instead of the vendors in about $2.3 million was stolen. They noticed it just last week and the F B. I jumped in. Taking action on this very quickly and you know, here we are in the final stretch, and, you know a lot of money's coming in and out based on. You know the needs there in Wisconsin, right? The State party, so that probably would go well out of no if it would go to Donald Trump or field go, too. State candidates or what, but the federal account, actually. So it was specific. Tio Trump probably was OK, because this is from materials and Justin effort to get him reelected. Okay, so they sew, but they obviously they were set up phony of dresses. So the money's pretty much gone. Yes, And now they're looking at. You know the data. What else may have been stolen in in the midst of this attack, right? Okay, So we got that Amy Cockney Barrett is On the Supreme Court. The Girl Scouts are delighted because there's a woman on the court. They tried to celebrate, and it did not work out so well. Ashley know it didn't go well. People were not happy on either side. They were congratulating not only her, but highlighting some of the other women who have sat on the high court. And people who you know all the critics. They jumped right in there. So it's everything's political. Now it became political. The girl Scouts came out with a tweet later that said, You know, they are a nonpartisan organization were not red. We're not blue. We are green. And so that tweets gone and then supporters of justice Bharat were equally disappointed. So nobody's happy. That's what's so if you run a social media campaign, if you're like working in an office Your first thought is like, okay, who's going to be irrationally angry at me? And right now, that's got to be the first filter you go through. So you're not old enough, but I'm old enough to remember Tupperware parties where Ladies in the neighborhood would invite their friends over and they would sell Tupperware was a wayto make money and socializing. You know, back then it was pretty bad plastic, but they've improved. And Tupperware. They've lost money five of the last six years, but they're on a winning streak now, right? A soaring actually in their last quarter. I I really kind of forgot about Tupperware because now there's so many varieties as we moved away from the plastics and I'm honestly glad you brought this to my attention because they have a new catalog out. Steve was they have some great deals right now. Well, you should become a Tupperware lady. Have a little I really might. But the company was actually Preparing to have this turnaround campaign they hired new leadership. But, you know, covert took care of that. Everybody's eating leftovers and now they're seeing sales soar. How about that? Ashley catch will watch you tonight on news nation beginning at seven o'clock. See you then. Thanks. W Eugene America. Thanks. Actually, you're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on.

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02:28 min | 2 years ago

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"I was only a short drive. Got a call from dispatch woman in distress. She was beautiful. I said, Miss, you don't have a mask. She said. No, I don't need a mask. I said Everybody needs a mask. She said. Yeah, I don't have one. I said you'd be beautiful. Even with the mask. She said you, Luca, But you say that to all I stopped her and said I do. That's my job. Master Patrol. Everybody needs a mask. She said. Give me a ride home. I said No, you don't have a mess. Everybody needs a mask. Thousands of kids are bullied every year in school. I didn't mean anything by it. Hundreds of students, miss School 1 to 2 days a month due to bullying. I don't even know why we picked her bullying, Khun B threats, rumors, physical altercations and online attacks. She was such an easy target. No one stood up for her. I guess we thought she could take it more than 60 kids a year in Illinois commit suicide, and now she's gone. The statistics are staggering. If you see someone being bullied, or you yourself are bullied. Get help. Talk to parents, teachers or an adult. You trust see something? Say something. Do something. And please, if you're the bully Stop today. If I could just take it all back. Sarah would still be here at school at home out in the world. If you see something, say something, do something sponsored by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and aired in cooperation with the station. You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news. I'm Steve Berg, friends any update on the possibility, allowing at least some, there's fans to attend games. They're already being allowed in other major cities. Wouldn't you like to be there at Soldier Field Mayor Well, like any other bears fan? Of course, I would like to be there were having conversations. With the Bears, and we'll see where they really That sounds like maybe Harry and they heard grilling Mayor Lightfoot this afternoon talking about the future of fans at Soldier Field. I don't know They're doing pretty well, Kevin without the fans there. Maybe that could be a jinx. It could help. We thought it might help Mitch Stravinsky. But that was.

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04:48 min | 2 years ago

"steve berg" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20 wg and I'm Steve Berg trend. We're going to talk in a few minutes to the three winning designers for the idea of how people can eat outside during the winter. Stay warm and all of that, But before that, we say hello to Sam Toia, the president of the Illinois Restaurant Association. Sam. Welcome to the afternoon news. Thanks for having me. So are you going to sit in a little box during the winter and have your dinner? I will definitely try it. You know, we're very, very happy that we have three winners. Today, You know, you'll be talking to the designers that designed them from the cozy cabins at the block party to the heated tables. It's very exciting. Every little bit helps. What As you all know, and your listeners know Steve. The restaurant industry has been hemorrhaging out here for the last six months were very happy that the mayor moved to 40% capacity for endure dining and allow liquor sales to Goto one AM, We're hoping to get to 50% capacity body and of October as long as we keep the positive the rate below by point, only always care about the health and safety of our team members a guest at all times, but this winter design contest. It's another step stuff. It's good stuff to stop in the right direction to help our restaurants in our 77 communities here in the city of Chicago, you foresee them being used widely, or is this more publicity's just to draw attention to the restaurants and the The need for innovation for them, we'll you know, we'll see as we move forward, be working with community groups and local chamber of commerce where we'll be putting these, you know, cozy cabins in the Black Party into heat a table designed as we move forward here, you know, we're very grateful that BMO Harris and Ideo in the city of Chicago for working with us every little bit helps. Not really. What we really need is help on the federal government level, You know, we saw that they passed out of the House Speaker, Pelosi passed out Ouster Heroes Act, but within a hero's acts, there was the restaurant act. And there was $120 billion there for independent restaurants because Grant we in the city of Chicago are very independent restaurant City. We're not like you know, Tampa or Houston were very independent Restaurant City. We are the largest private sector employer here in the state of Illinois. That would have went a long way to helping our 7300 restaurants here in the city of Chicago and 25,000 throughout the state of Illinois, But that got stopped. So you know, we're hoping that the president comes back to the table. Maybe talks about, you know, getting another round off PPP funding and expanding employee retention tax credit. Because 86% of the restaurant out here, Steve for 2020 are not going to make a profit. So you know they're talking about we could lose 20% of our restaurants here in the city, Chicago That would be up to 1500 restaurants. So we don't get a stimulus spill That could go up to 30 or 40%. You don't you serious? Foreign 10. Foreign 10 restaurants could be closed by the end of the year. You're saying Yeah, especially if the federal government doesn't come up with a hero Zack, another stimulus bill that helps the restaurant off the restaurant community. We call it the restaurant after that's what we're trying to work on. We've been working very, You know, E. We've been communicating a lot with our senator. Senator Durbin's under ductwork. We'd be talking about Congressman quickly. Congressman Garcia, Congressman Russia We've been reaching out. To our federal elected officials to let him know back the largest private sector employees here in the stable and wife. The restaurant need help. Well, I'm going to ask you a question that I don't know if the leader of the Illinois Restaurant Association wants to Answer might be uncomfortable at any rate. When the restaurant first started opening again. We made reservations at one and they called us back and sit out. You know what? We just had Someone test positive Health department says We could stay open but out of abundance of caution. We're going to shut down. That was early on. Have there been many instances of outbreaks or situations at restaurants that you're aware of? No, Not that I'm aware of 99% of the restaurants are doing everything right out here. Social distancing wearing mask Because, you know, covered faces keep open places sanitizers around watching their hand were highly wreg regulated industry. We have the health department visit us. We have the building department visit. Our business affairs is the thought we know how to do. That's right. We're not one of the most highly regulated businesses industries out there besides hospitals, Santoyo listen, thanks very much for taking time. I appreciate it and maybe I'll see you out to dinner this weekend. That sounds great. Thank Steve. Thanks to your listeners to you, but you're listening to Chicago's afternoon news here on 7 20 wg end. Let's get a look at traffic and weather. Here's Mary Vandevelde 59 degrees tonight. Clear and 50 to tomorrow's sunny and breezy and warmer with a high of 81 travel time starting to go down inbound.

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"steve berg" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"steve berg" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"Just I just got a text right? Broccoli goes bad in 20 minutes, so it doesn't really fit. You Don't open it. All right. We've got four coming out. John and Ken Cafe Debra Marquez, Speaking of power, A team effort has kept the lights on in California during the hottest stretch of weather in 14 years, not my house right now. California independent System operator CEO. Steve Berg, Berg says People listen to calls to conserve energy this week. It's hard for us to predict how much response we will get. But we are more than gratified. Um what everybody has produced. He says the influx of energy from other states and increased wind power should provide enough electricity to keep the grid buzzing. But he says it only takes one power station failure to create a shortage. The city attorney has reached a settlement with the makers of a weather APP. City attorney Mike Viewers is the designers of the Weather Channel. APP and parent company IBM have agreed to tell users about how location information is being collected and used to Debussy and IBM. Have also agreed to give notice to our office and the opportunity to challenge in court. Any future changes to the apse disclosure screens over the next two years. Fewer says the APP was tracking where people live, work and frequently visit and sharing that info with third parties without clearly telling users. The news is brought to you by cunning dental. Golden State killer has for a second day been faced by women he raped and their families. I have a fantasy sentence for Mr D'Angelo, Robert Hardwick's wife was raped by Joseph D'Angelo Hardwick was tied up in the other room now standing before a shackle D'Angelo in court, Hardwick says he plays out a scenario where prisoners would be allowed to sneak into a cell is attacker or Attackers would repeatedly raped like these women were raped. Victim impact. Statements in the case of the Golden State killer are expected to last another day, leading to his sentencing Friday. So I say this One thing to future in rates and job, it'll. Angelo if you are listening, please remember what I said. Chris and Carl Okay, fine news and a former FBI lawyer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of fraudulently altering his CIA email to get permission for secret surveillance of former Trump Campaign associate Carter Page. The surveillance was part of the Russia investigation. Kevin Kline Smith is the first official charged in a special Justice Department review of the investigation into ties between Russia A in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign from the southern California Toyota Dealers. Traffic Center. We make it easy. We have a stall on the 91 in Bellflower eastbound just before Bellflower Boulevard that stalled car just moving out of lanes. But traffic is still slow from Avalon.

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"steve berg" Discussed on theblerdgurl

theblerdgurl

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"steve berg" Discussed on theblerdgurl

"Where we find out that this whole time professor was passing that he did actually lose his hair? He kept his head shapes and nobody was curl. So basically the X. sufficiently Professor Accident Miller. Hey everyone I'm Karen Horn and this is the blur girl podcast. Now I know some of you're mad at me but your girl has been working working hard to pay for this very podcast among other things. But I haven't away and I mean away away if you've been following me on instagram and you know what I mean While I was away actually I got a chance to interview all kinds of amazing people and K Jemison Chris Hemsworth Taryn Edgerton Jon on snow himself Kit Harrington plus I was in Atlanta for a launch of watchmen on. ESPN if you haven't been watching that you need to. I did a bunch of other other things too. But that's not why you're here is it. You're here for my interview with the legendary actor. Comedian writer producer and voice actor Phil Alamar now. Most of you grew up on his voice. I've said repeatedly that he is the only green lantern I recognize. But I'm going to have to change that story. Now that engage jemison has a green lantern comic out. He's also been black Vulcan on Harvey Birdman which was hilarious the quiet stoic Voice of Samurai Jack and so many more characters just check his IMDB. Currently he's the voice of Monolithic Jones on supergirl. That's men hunter's very angry brother. He's going I wanna be appearing. Actually podcast I should say joining the cast of voice to the stars a scripted. PODCAST featuring few stars you know like Felicia today Janet. Varney Steve Berg and I can't wait to show that interview with you but first let's pay some bills.

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