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Coronavirus mask mandates linked to decline in cases, deaths

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:16 sec | 2 d ago

Coronavirus mask mandates linked to decline in cases, deaths

"The CDC, meanwhile, is urging Americans to double down on covert 19 prevention measures, even as some states are lifting their mask mandates, CDC Director Rochelle Wolinsky said today when prevention measures like mass mandates are rolled back cases go

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Energy ETFs are surging as crude oil tops $64 a barrel

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

01:10 min | 3 d ago

Energy ETFs are surging as crude oil tops $64 a barrel

"Oil futures are having quite a day of the OPEC plus cover to countries met today and decided to leave most of their existing oil production cuts in place. And that Spike the Texas tea features up about 5% right now, $64.33 a barrel The equity markets. Meanwhile, take a turn into the red Writer on 45 minutes Go after J. Powell, the Fed chairman spoke with the exception I should say of the energy stocks. Companies like Diamondback Marathon has Chevron all up between 2.5 and 10%. But there are more losers than gainers right now. Among the activities After a Powell warned that the reopening economy could cause inflation to pick up at least temporarily. Not that he's all that worried about it. At the moment about the 10 year Treasury yield sure took a jump after that, now up at 1.5 to 6%. The S and P. 500 is down. 47 of the Dow is down to 61. But NASDAQ is down to 66. Now the NASDAQ is in the red for the year checking volatility at the at the CBO. We the vics is now up about seven. And half

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Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:21 sec | 5 d ago

Chicago bars and restaurants can stay open until 1 a.m., boost capacity to 50%, Lightfoot announces

"About the B G on traffic. Central Chicago restaurants open up a little bit more today, Illinois Restaurant Association president Sam Toya said Mayor Lightfoot will bump up indoor capacity from 40 to 50% up to 50 people. Whichever's fewer bars and restaurants Canal. Stay open until 1 a.m. instead of 11 p.m., but table sides capacity

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United expands order for Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:21 sec | 6 d ago

United expands order for Boeing 737 Max aircraft

"There are a bunch of them within two C's being up so much. Boeing has been the leading gainer among the 30 companies making up the Dow industrials. Shares are up about 5% thanks to an order from United Airlines for 25 Morson in 37 Max planes. It's in a solid vote of confidence after the max is were grounded for 20 months after two crashes, Draftkings the sports

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10-year Treasury yield retreats from one-year high

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:24 sec | Last week

10-year Treasury yield retreats from one-year high

"The Maura Bond yields the more it competes with stocks yesterday. The yield on the 10 year note briefly surpassed what's called the SNP's dividend yield. That's a threshold investors used to measure the relative attractiveness of stocks versus bonds. Right now. It's kind of a tight contest with the dividend yield at 1.52% of a 10 year yield at 1.47% running the numbers the S and P 500 now is Up

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Chicago Removes Quarantine Restrictions On Travel To 18 States

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:22 sec | Last week

Chicago Removes Quarantine Restrictions On Travel To 18 States

"19 restriction list. Mayor Lightfoot's office ease travel restrictions on Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. Those states joined 15 other U. S. States plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D C that are moving into the yellow tear. That means travelers from the states do not have to quarantine or Have negative tests when they arrive into Chicago, Alaska, has moved from the

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UAE's Hope spacecraft is first of 3 to reach Mars this month

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:37 sec | 3 weeks ago

UAE's Hope spacecraft is first of 3 to reach Mars this month

"A spacecraft from the United Arab anima Emirates is swung into orbit. Around Mars in a triumph for the Arab world's first interplanetary mission. It is the first of three robotic explorers arriving at the Red Planet over the next week and a half. The orbiter is called a mall Arabic for hope to travel 300 million miles and nearly seven months to get to Mars with the goal of mapping its atmosphere throughout each season. Combination orbiter and lander from China is scheduled to reach Mars on Wednesday, and a rover from the United States is aiming for a landing on February

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Biden Strikes $230M Deal for At-Home Coronavirus Testing Kits

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:46 sec | Last month

Biden Strikes $230M Deal for At-Home Coronavirus Testing Kits

"Biden administration is awarding $230 million in funding to allude health for at home coronavirus testing kits. Here's covert task force advisor Andy Slavitt. These are over the counter. Self performed test kids. They can detect coverted. With roughly 95% accuracy within 15 minutes. He says the funding will allow a loom to manufacture 19 million test kits per month. By the end of the year. The company has guaranteed over eight million of those tests for the U. S government. This is the first over the counter at home covert test to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The nasal swab test allows users to put the sample into a digital analyzer that will send results to your smartphone in 15 minutes.

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Fed expected to stress its commitment to low rates for the long run

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:25 sec | Last month

Fed expected to stress its commitment to low rates for the long run

"Powell is likely to give what he hopes will be a calming message this afternoon when he gives the results of the feds monthly meeting. Many economists and analysts forecast the Fed will keep key interest rates where they are and take some actions to reassure markets that it's committed to quantitative easing. They also expect Polish reiterate the feds intent to give inflation some room to run as long as the unemployment numbers remain high. A beauty in

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Boeing CEO says travel rebound will take longer because of slow vaccine rollout

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:29 sec | Last month

Boeing CEO says travel rebound will take longer because of slow vaccine rollout

"Here, Steve Alexander Lauren. So many of us have been hoping that we can travel again Sunday. But Boeing's CEO David Calhoun, said today the recovery is going to take longer than expected. He's had the slow rollout of code 19 vaccine shots. Which you have been talked about a lot today, and John Williams show will delay the return of near normal travel until mid to late summer. Shares of Boeing are down about 3% after announcing it lost about $12 billion last year. Overall, the markets are

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Illinois Buys West Loop Building in Move Away From Thompson Center, Pritzker Announces

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:32 sec | Last month

Illinois Buys West Loop Building in Move Away From Thompson Center, Pritzker Announces

"A building in the West Loop for $73 Million with the goal of saving the state $20 million a year, Governor JB Pritzker's office announcing the state has purchased a 17 story building in the 500 block of West Monroe State plans to move thousands of him. Ploys who are currently working at the Thompson Center downtown, as well as other office locations to that location. The goal is to eventually sell the tops and center, which the governor's office says cost $17 million annually to operate. It has more than $300 Million and needed repair costs. Ryan Burrow,

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DOJ inspector general probing whether officials tried to overturn election

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:24 sec | Last month

DOJ inspector general probing whether officials tried to overturn election

"Investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials engaged in improper attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz says that the investigation will look into allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice Department officials but will not extend to other government officials. Two brothers, now in their sixties are speaking

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Biden extends student loan payment freeze

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

01:07 min | Last month

Biden extends student loan payment freeze

"Some of the executive orders? Sometimes these things have teeth. Sometimes they don't. What? What did you notice about the orders that President Biden signed yesterday. Well, he extended the moratorium on people being injected. And now that will certainly help those who have lost their jobs and unable to Have money than to move to a new place or whatever. And he's also done something with regard to student loans of the payment moratorium is on, so students don't have to pay that or are former students don't have to pay that anymore. But he also took one action, which, I guess was not surprising. He mixed the Keystone Pipeline, which was between the United States and Canada, a way of moving some of the heavier oil up in Canada down to the refineries in the Gulf states and so forth. And because of environmental concerns, and so forth, he decided to get rid of that. So we'll have to get our oils sell elsewhere and certainly that Canada is not very happy about this decision. And so there's some good. There's some bad, which is

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Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:32 sec | Last month

Lilly: Drug can prevent COVID-19 illness in nursing homes

"Drugmaker Eli Lilly says it's covert 19 antibody drug can prevent illness among residents and staff of nursing homes and other long term care locations. It's the first major study to show that it may prevent disease, the drug maker, said participants who got the drug head up to a 57% lower risk of getting covert 19 among nursing home residents. Only there was up to 80% reduction in risk. US regulators last year allowed emergency use of the treatment for mild or moderate cove in 19 cases. Do not require hospitalization.

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Jobless claims surge to highest weekly total since August

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

01:12 min | Last month

Jobless claims surge to highest weekly total since August

"Claims surged to the highest weekly total since August. We heard about this late last week. Any new thoughts about that? I think this is just indicative of what's been going on. They've been climbing week over week over the last month. We saw Christmas sales were down. I think I not looking at the number John, but I think it's about 1.2% or so any decrease in those sales is not a good thing, right? Um and I do think that we're having you know, people just Struggle along and so more people are getting laid off. You're seeing the unemployment number go up. Also the pandemic unemployment assistance for people who are self employed. That number went up his well. I hate to see it trend in this direction. But I think we're in for a few more tough months. First time Jobless claims Total 965,000 last week Versus the Dow Jones estimate. I'm reading from CNBC right now, versus the Dow Jones estimate of 800,000 higher number than they expected. Total receiving benefits declined. 21 to 18.4 million but remained well above the pre pandemic levels.

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What To Expect From CES 2021

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

03:50 min | Last month

What To Expect From CES 2021

"Hi. How you doing? Good. The consumer electronic show 2021 talk to me a little bit about that. That's ce s 21, right? Yes, And what's interesting? I think about it is that this year? It's been very different, right? I mean, what hasn't been different, but this is one of the largest shows in the world usually attract somewhere around 120,000 people to Las Vegas, and it's an insane, you know, week of just all these new tech ideas and all that. This year. It's a little different, but one of the things that we've seen in a lot of these virtual presentations is actually a lot of technology to help with the pandemic, and what I think has been interesting is that ah, lot of this is taking health technology that was already on the horizon and kind of applying it to the pandemic and how to fight it. Me an example of some of the things that they're trotting out there A mask phone touchless doorbell. What? Caught your eyes. Yeah, The math phone is probably the best one right, So it's literally like one of those cheap Bluetooth headsets built into a mask. But it works. In fact, Reviewer of the Wall Street Journal said. She used it for Ah lot of conference calls, and she was very happy on day. It's only like 56 bucks so easy, but there are also other ones out there. For example, there's a bio button. And this is a really interesting idea. It takes sensors that are near hospital quality. Not exactly. Near that to come on your chest and just this one button. It's not a bunch of sensors. They're all built into this one button. It can stay there for up to 90 days, and it can track your vital signs and all sorts of other stuff and alert you. If you're starting to get sick now, it can't tell the difference between Cove it in the flu. Most of us can't either unless we get a test, but It's a good sign of kind of showing how technology that was again already kind of in the offing can be used in the more positive ways. And then finally, the touchless doorbell is probably one of the smartest dog type technologies I saw where literally it's a video doorbell, just like the ring that a lot of people have. And what it does is that they have a mat that they put right in front of the doorbell and the doorbell. It's been taught if someone is standing on that mat, so they're close enough immediately. Ring the doorbell don't have to have them touch it. And, of course, that's like, really smart idea, and that time when we're all worried about germs, same thing with the toilet, By the way, we've had, like sensor run toilets for a long time in businesses. Now they defend. They found a way to make it kind of lets ugly looking at home, And instead you just kind of wave your hand over the flushing The flusher like your jet I or something, So there's a lot of that type of stuff that we saw. Doesn't the Smartwatch already do some health metrics for you? It does, but it is not doing stuff like following your temperature as closely right. It's not, you know, the so far most of the watches are on Lee taking heart rate sometimes oxygen, though they're not terribly good at it, and, according to our reviews have seen it. And also the BCG, but they're not able to do stuff like your temperature and other stuff. And so I think what's interesting is it's not just taking those vitals the way that the watch does, which typically, the watches only, really doing that a lot during a workout, and then it's passively doing it every once in a while when you're not This button. In theory, for example, we haven't tested it, but in theory would actually be tracking you pretty regularly on day. Especially if you're someone who lets imagine you're over 65. You're in a in a home and you're really worried about possibly getting Cove it or getting sick.

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New York City to terminate Trump Organization contracts

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:26 sec | Last month

New York City to terminate Trump Organization contracts

"Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City will terminate business contracts with President Trump after last week's riot at the Capitol. The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rings and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx. Blasio says the Trump Organization profits about $17 million a year from those sites. A Trump Organization spokesperson said the city can't cancel the contracts and the company will fight vigorously.

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Bears plan to keep Nagy, GM Pace for at least 1 more season

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:18 sec | Last month

Bears plan to keep Nagy, GM Pace for at least 1 more season

"The Bears are keeping coach Mad Maggie and GM Ryan pace for another year. The team confirmed it this morning, Chairman George McCaskey saying Maggie and pace are growing in their roles, though he said neither received a contract extension. They also acknowledge the Bears need more production from the quarterback position, but did not go into specifics.

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02:58 min | 1 year ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Tower have tested positive for cold mid nineteen the city says the tower's been cleaned in accordance with guidance from the CDC Lightfoot has postponed about city council meeting because of the virus she has not set an alternate date yet and former California Republican congressman Duncan has been sentenced to eleven months in prison after pleading guilty to misbranding campaign funds the former marines defense attorneys have asked for home confinement your money on WGN the Dow Jones industrial average is well off its highs today it's up four hundred sixty points though the nasdaq up two hundred forty one and the S. and P. five hundred up forty eight make that seventy eight I'm Steve Bertrand on Chicago's very own seven twenty WGN and now another addition of obvious news from geico experts now say that wearing more clothes in the winter will in fact help you be warmer we asked called victim Trent Patterson about this and here's what he said it was the weirdest thing I I was a little cold put on a sweater then wasn't cold cycle was also an obvious news geico makes it easy to save money and easy to reach them with licensed agents available around the clock so switching is a really smart decision that's all this news from geico delivery you loading up on things from Walmart yeah I use my new Capital One Walmart rewards card it is unlimited five percent back on everything I buy from Walmart online see what's five percent back five percent what with the Capital One Walmart rewards card earns unlimited rewards including five percent back at Walmart online on top of Walmart's everyday low prices what's in your wallet terms and conditions apply Capital One U. S. A. N. A. Russian bath updates at the right price start with lows because now when you shop are passing you can save up to forty percent off select passengers including vanities faucets toilets and see your home with a whole new life saving up to forty percent off that flight we offer thousands of stylish options in store and online what do you think the small bath updates for larger remodel this spring do it right for less start with books about the first through fourteen was only coming this summer the new center from the center of the WGN America this is a great deal with the best music that's what it says it is easy whether or not almost sixty years a Chicago.

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WGN Radio

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here's Steve Bertrand is partly cloudy, eighty degrees right now at O'Hare the Illinois house. This afternoon is debating a Bill to legalize recreational marijuana after the Senate passed it earlier this week. Planning any limit on potency are actually going to be far more dangerous than what people may have experienced back in the nineteen seventies or even the nineteen nineties, or earlier if approved you'll annoy would become the eleventh state to make pot legal. That's just one of the bills under consideration in Springfield, as time winds down on the legislative session. Bayer Lightfoot renewed her. Call today for ultimate Edberg to step down after a superceding federal indictment was unsealed yesterday. Burke, was already facing charges when his ward reelected earlier this year. But she says this is different because these charges are more extensive. The mayor was asked upon what thorny, she's calling on the alderman to quit the moral authority of being mayor of the city, the thorny that the voters gave me as a mandate in the election. Burks attorneys say the charges are unfounded, and not based on actual evidence. A judge's issuing stay allowing Missouri's only abortion clinic terrain open for now preserved governor Michael parson claims, the state found several violations of state laws and regulations during an annual inspection. One of the Planned Parenthood, Saint Louis facility in March, he ordered it shut down planned Parenthood's, president said, Parsons, comments were not based on medicine facts, or reality, US companies have been caught in the crossfire of a new round of tariffs. President Trump is threatened against Mexico White House. Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was asked if Republican lawmakers were blindsided by the president's tweet.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"And a quarter cents a bushel corn up ten and a quarter, cents, and soybeans ended the day up five and a quarter cents cattle prices in hog futures. Each were higher at the Merck WG and sports. The White Sox are hosting Toronto tonight pregame at six thirty five first pitch at seven ten game is still on some of you have been texting us saying, hey, what are they doing about the game? They're gonna play at farmer. Darren Jackson with the call here on seven twenty WGN rains a lot, and then they won't play the right now. It's not raining. And even if it was not playing now. So when they played they're going to play if they don't play. They won't be playing back to you Steve cubs in reds from Cincinnati five forty first pitch there but the big sporting event today. John eastern Bertrand in the Minnesota golden gophers are in town. Yeah. To take on north west northwest drafts up in Evanston, this eastern. Bertrand, Google that this kid can hit. This kid is a stud. He has home runs. What a coincidence you're going to be at the game. He has the same last name as if I could ever end this newscast, I will get in my car. So he is your nephew. He's, my brother Scott son. Yeah. He's about six what three. He's pretty tall. And he can smack the ball plays. You're telling me off the air for years about his baseball prowess. Not all the time that enough that I knew he was a good player now. He's hitting home runs in the big ten boys and girls. It's fun to watch. And so we're going to go, whether it might not be so good tomorrow. But at least tomorrow today say the puck over there, northwestern, the tip off is at three thirty the savvy thirty for a baseball game featuring eastern, which, by the way is the name of a bat. It's a coincidence. I'm told school back to Steve Bertrand. Not.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Corn planters and tractors and tillage tools across much of the midwest. Heavy rains, again going to delay even more planning progress. It'll be interesting to see what we're able to do in a week starting next week because we're now getting into the period where the weekly reports show, the biggest numbers of acres planted in corn, and soybeans, I doubt. We'll see that on Monday. What's happening with the China? US trade talks. Well. Same old headline China and the United States held quote productive trade talks in Beijing yesterday and will continue discussions in Washington next week. U S Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that as the to try to end their trade war and Munton along with US. Trade Representative Robert lighthizer held a day of discussions yesterday coming before Chinese Vice Premier Li who goes to Washington next week for another round of talks, and what could be the end game for negotiations. I'll believe it when I see it but on his Twitter account today. Steve bunch said ambassador lighthizer, and I just concluded productive meetings with China's vice premier we will continue our talks in Washington next week the three men appeared before cameras at the end of their talks that have state guesthouse in Beijing chatting amiably amongst themselves, but did not speak to reporters. Meanwhile, you're in the United States. The Trump administration does not have any active lands to provide more aid to farmers, but they can consider the option if those trade negotiations and weak commodity prices linger. That's the word from secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue alight yesterday. He said we have been very clear to the agriculture community that we did not anticipate, nor should they anticipate two thousand nineteen market facilitation program and keep in mind this coming weekend blossom time festival in south. Western Michigan debate tribute to the orchard industry there. Let your money on seven twenty WGN. Thanks, very much oriented Steve Bertrand.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:46 min | 2 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Skyline studio Steve Bertrand here, it is twelve eleven on this gloomy soon to be rainy Wednesday afternoon. Welcome to the wintrust business lunch. We expect to have a short term which the telephone look for their way than it. Usually is a short show today. It looks like we'll have White Sox baseball. At least that's the plan. The White Sox are taking on the raise one more time at guaranteed rate park. But of course, the weather's little if he Terry savage is on a phone line to get us to the pre-game, Terry. Welcome back to the biz lunch to be there in the pre game gets delayed than you. Take question, Terry. Okay. So the the Dow's in negative territory now down nineteen points. The NASDAQ I think about thirty were waiting for the fed minutes. And there's a report from Goldman Sachs, you know, at the end of the fourth quarter. They said the chance of recession in the next four quarters can next upcoming year was at twenty percent now because of the fed activity for the past few months they've dropped that down to ten percent. So all this recession talk was that for not all I can say is that the Goldman Sachs and other communists are about. Maybe as good as our local weather, men and women are at forecasting, snow rain. Take an umbrella. Just in case is always the best advice. It's interesting today were waiting for the Senate to lane more about why at their last meeting which caused such a stir. They said, hey, you know, what we're not second more money out of the economy. We're not planning to raise rates again at all this year. And then started thinking, maybe they'd even lower rates. Visit and everybody should see maybe commies a little weaker than we expect. Now, we're getting some interesting economic news consumer prices out today. That four tenths of a percent, the largest monthly increase in a while strong estimates of close in the Konami. And I think where we are now in Goldman should have called a Goldman is Goldilocks everything is just about right now. And there's no reason to panic. The bankers are all on Capitol Hill today, Jamie diamond and others. I don't know. I haven't seen much of the testimony. I think it started about eight o'clock our time, but the banks are doing pretty well these days. Doing well because when they can get away with paying all of our listeners, and they end Jamie spank in particular offer one one hundred percent and a six month IRA CD when they can lend it out at much higher rate. No wonder the banks are making a profit. So, you know, all of our listeners are smarter with your money in CD's at at one percent when you can buy treasury bills. Now, still yielding two point five percents for six months. But the banks making profit because millions and billions of dollars is next sitting next which they're not angering much interest. But which they're learning out when I write I wanna ask you about taxes because the the filing deadline is coming up on Monday, so less than a week away. And we've talked a lot about the tax reform plan. There's been a lot of reporting that people are not getting the refunds that they expect. It doesn't mean to pay more in Texas, but they were getting a bigger chunk taken out of their paychecks through the year. I did my rep my taxes at I think it was last week into the weekend before and teary. I was I was surprised I wasn't expecting that. I would take the standard deduction. But when you look at everything the limits on the salt right off and all of that. I ended up with the standard deduction. Sorry for your tax preparer from now on we'll just won't probably won't even call. You say well this out standard deduction, take me five minutes. Enter vojtech. That now I will still have to because I have Bertrand travel. I've got to do all the schedule C and get all you know, I can take write offs there to bring my income down. But when you put it all together still I ended up in. But so what I want to talk to you about. And we've talked about this before. And is I do think charities are going to suffer here, and I'll just reveal myself as a very ugly human being if I'm not going to get a write off for my charitable deductions. I'm going to be less inclined to make some of those contributions now to the charities that I really care about the bigger amounts. I give the ones that are important to be. I'm still going to donate. But if it's, you know, a fifty dollars twenty dollar thing here or there someone are asking and I'm getting no benefit from that. I don't care so much about the charity. I might be less inclined to do it. We should take a reader poll because you know, I was thinking about this last year, you know, because I tend to make my contribution to the ones that are. I think are significant anyway twenty year end, and I realized that was going to change my my. Decision at all not one bit. But it will be interesting to see in about another year. We'll have statistics to see what the impact of not being able to deduct. I mean or having such a high standard deduction the charitable deduction becomes meaningless. But I just I my bet based on past history, and I've written about this years ago about the charitable bent of American deprived contributions that we give I don't think that's gonna make a huge difference. And we'll see because we'll it certainly not going to help them is it I mean, it's not going to be an improvement. No, it's not going to be an improvement in charities or worried about that. Look, there are a lot of changes. Let me lead you to one change, you know, if you didn't get a tax refund this April, you're probably thinking about going into the Boston saying, wait, I want to change the number of my withholding allowances, withhold more. So that next year I'll get a refund if that's the way like to play it. Because there are no more exemption for individuals. There's just a standard deduction they were about to change that W4. form, and you're going to have to reveal a vendetta plan anyway. And they're now it's out for comment all kinds of things you would have to go in and order change, your boss at what Serbian broadcasting I wanna take more out you'd have to say well because I have this much income on the side. And my spouse has this much income. So we need you to deduct more. Nobody wants their boss to know what they're doing to what other income they may use this. Headline you won't just be able to do it just to do it. You're going to have to. To change that. And it'll happen sometime mid year this year, you can't just say take more out there talking about you filling out a form to figure out what property exemption that discloses. A lot of stuff. You don't want your voice to know. So be on the lookout for that. Take a break. Second. Okay. We were talking about the said before, and you know, that there are two potential nominees for the Federal Reserve's on my list. Let let's take a break. Yeah. Herman can't hurricane. Yeah. We'll take a quick break. Okay. Well, tell you more after the break. Okay, right now. Let's look at traffic..

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:09 min | 2 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Thanks, very, much, orient Samuelson. Steve Bertrand on the wintrust business. Let's we're sponsored by wintrust Chicago's Bank as we wind things down. Here ahead of the John William show in the studio now is shameless to me who is the editor in chief of block clubs Chicago shameless has been in before few times. Welcome back. Thanks for having me. Let's let's do the forty five second PSA tell me about block club, and why people should be subscribing because they should damn it exactly block club. Chicago is a neighborhood news site. We cover your neighborhoods within the city of Chicago with a reporter stationed stationed around the city. We're trying to hit every neighborhood. We can we used to be called DNA info. But that went away, but we returned as a nonprofit as a subscription based service and were aiming to cover everything that moves in your neighborhood. Turns out DNA info was a nonprofit to that was part of the problem. I think it was a no profit. No prophet, right? This is a different setup. So that your your quipped? To do it that way. Exactly and things are going pretty well, so far so good. We were gonna be hiring new reporters the next month or so we got some support from the Joyce foundation. Thank you. It's going great. Okay. So one of the neighborhoods. People are talking a lot about the new north side in the second ward into Lincoln yards development, right? There was news this week that the alderman there Brian Hopkins. Put the KYW Bosch on this twenty thousand seat stadium. They're going to there's going to be a soccer team there. Like an entertainment series of entertainment venues, I think run by live nation and Hopkins said no to that really big news for this development. Because this is this is one of those developments at Seoul arts seventy acres. It's one of those things that you feel like it's gonna come in. No matter right. Right. And it's and it's important for not just Chicago. But for forever in the area because for one you'll see this. I mean, it's right along the Kennedys right on along the Kennedy just a little bit north of the Morton salt warehouse. So it's very prominent with all these entertainment venues and at one point the soccer stadium. It would have been a destination. Not just for Chicagoans. I was going to say it has the makings of being a city within a city in a way. Right. Its own spot in the nation. Exactly. Almost like a almost like a brand new high-rise neighbor. And I thought it was great that you'd have a twenty thousand seat stadium here. Of course, I don't live in the neighborhood. But, you know, bring soccer to the city minnow make it more accessible all of that. Was there that much community opposition of what what exactly happened there? I think that's a big part of it. I mean, I think alderman Hopkins and sterling bay and live nation. They had they had three big hurdles to overcome with local opposition. They had the the music venues. There's tremendous pushback from the from the local community about getting pushed out in live nation taking over this whole district, Tom, Katie, right? They run the hideout they were leading it, and it's sort of a northside institution. I talked to Robert Gomez yesterday who owns the beat kitchen they had formed the coalition of little clubs to to fight this live nation influenced. So what I was talking to Gomez yesterday, you'd think this would be they'd be celebrating. But they still are a little wary. I mean, they're they're still continuing to petition drive. It's like, they don't quite believe. It's over yet. Do you think it's over? Well, it was a very at least publicly in abrupt retreat by both the the soccer stadium and life. Nation. I don't think we've mean, I think it sounds like from the soccer proposal that that thing is I think the Ricketts pulled out of the wreckage you hold onto that that leaves a sterling bay with an ownership in a in a soccer team without a stadium to play. But the live nation. We haven't heard definitively that theropod out of this. They Hopkins says the alderman there says they're not gonna have ownership in any venues in the site. But he also said he wanted to spread these out throughout the property's not have an entertainment district, and is that the sort of thing to offer the hideout new spot because the high doesn't wanna do spot. I mean, the beauty of the hideout is at it's an old spot. Exactly, the charm of the hideout just the physical exterior of the place is an anomaly in that neighbor. Frank Senate was just in here. And we were talking about how this run for mayor has been in many ways about issues police it or not right and one of the things Bill Daley's running on is he wants to take away. This alderman Alden. Prerogative where they have the say Hopkins pretty much has say in what happens in his ward. If daily were elected Hopkins might have a little bit less of a shea, exactly. And you know, the bigger the project the more there's a say from from the fifth floor. The thing that the mayor is not gonna have some input in a five billion dollar project is that's that's a little crazy. But but yes Hopkins has huge influence on this. And you know, he was hearing from his residence that that they didn't want. They didn't necessarily want the stadium. They didn't want these venues. They don't want the traffic involved, and they don't want the tiff money involved. And that's another thing. Shame is to me, the editor in chief Ed block book black club, Chicago. I do book club every I she blocked clubs Chicago check it out. Thanks for coming by the wintrust business lunch on seven twenty WGN podcast..

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02:16 min | 2 years ago

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"Here's Steve Bertrand this show, it's mostly cloudy with Hayes at O'Hare right now. Twenty eight degrees. Former head of the Chicago police union is before a union disciplinary board today facing accusations he misrepresented himself during the Jason Van Dyke trial. The Tribune says dean Angelo will face a three member board Cook County taxes new assessor says he's got some work to do to build confidence in the property assessment system for its Kagan says he's already implementing plans to make assessments more transparent and restore public confidence in his office just on eliminating the culture of pay to play nepotism and all of that. And it's about focusing on disclosure of conflicts of interest, not taking donations from property tax appeals lawyers. And then it goes all the way down to the audit. Putting in place. New data was a guest on W. Steve Cochran show today Lake County sheriff's police were called to a domestic disturbance at a home in Warren township this morning, they surrounded the house made contact with the people inside and learned there was no incident at all. They say they're investigating it as Wadden call. And they say they think they found the likely source President Trump says the military will build his promised border wall. If Democrats don't give him the boats to pay for it. Some government funding expires on December twenty first and the risk of shutdown lose if the president and Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi can't reach agreement when they meet today at the White House, British Prime Minister Theresa May's meeting. German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks aimed at salvaging Britain's divorce deal with the EU may postponed. A vote in parliament yesterday. Four people were arrested after a long police chief it started in coal city this morning and ended sixty miles later and McCormick place. State police weighed in once the car got to dairy the sixteen year old Michele Walker boy accused of murdering a seventeen year old classmate and the mother of his child scheduled in court today or a trail has been charged with one count of murder at one count of feet side. The murder charge carries the possibility of life in prison court documents show trae oh told police seventeen year old Briana rustling took too long to tell. Him about the pregnancy. And to get an abortion trae, oh, telling police, I took action I took her life. Ru slang was found stabbed to death in a dumpster behind a restaurant. The girl's family announcing funeral plans for next weekend. Ryan burrow, WGN news. We'll check your money sports, traffic and weather all next on WGN. This.

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01:55 min | 2 years ago

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"Steve Bertrand in the WGN newsroom, and these are the stories that matter on seven hundred twenty WGN Steve. Bertrand. This is John Williams in the AllState skyline studio, and we're continuing our conversation with Brett Johnson cybersecurity expert one time on the FBI's most wanted list is a cyber criminal. But now he's done one of those stories where they say, okay. Well, if you're that good at it instead of throwing clink, how 'bout you work with us at least as we went to break that was where the story sort of left off right at the secret service Khatu right in these bad checks, and they didn't put you in jail. Well, what happened was is the the FBI on the Charleston, South Carolina police department. Up restaurant within forty five minutes. Secret service comes in and takes over the case. They let me sit in jail for a week fly in from New Jersey. And they say what can you do for us? My answer was anything you want me to keep me out of jail. So they let me sit there another three months and gave me a job working for them. I got jailer when you were out. I certainly for three months, and they let me out I began breaking the law the same night. They let the exact same not drug addict hooking up with his dealer on the way back from rehab guy. Just wouldn't stop would not. But you are also helping them. I was I was targeting individuals. The only people I was not targeting where the the Russians that that was associated with it because they will kill you. So you were working with the Russians. I was I was involved with many Ukrainians Dmitri goal. Bob, who's member of parliament over there? Now Roman Vega. I dump Ciller. These guys were the guys who established people look at Dmitri. He ran the website called Carter planet it established modern credit card theft, as we know it today. Do you have any insight for us on what you think is happening with the Muller investigation and the relationship between the Russians the cranium and whoever else over here. Sure if you look at if you look at cybercrime. This is a sidebar answer this. I'm going to go back to help us. But if you look at cybercrime, historically, it's been about cash..

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02:23 min | 2 years ago

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"And this is Steve Bertrand cloudy. Fifty six degrees now at O'Hare the presidential Obama presidential center. I should say is a go for Chicago. Chicago city council unanimously giving final approval to the project in Jackson park. Mayor Emanuel pigging. Back off that news talk today about other successes around the city. My goal has always been about creating economic growth and job creation for the city. And while the focus appropriately should be on the presidential library Salt Lake. You do these every day. But there's a whole host of other efforts that reinforce the notion, and the basic theory of creating jobs and economic growth throughout the city mayor who is not running for reelection says the city's poised to create almost ten thousand jobs, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke lawyers filed paperwork to try to get a new trial earlier this month. The jury convicted of murdering a teenager while on duty in two thousand fourteen WGN Eric rung was at the criminal court has Jason Van Dyke lead attorney, Dan Herbert's says the jury's verdict on October fifth was inconsistent and should be grounds for a new trial. He argues since Van Dyke was acquitted on the official misconduct charge. He isn't guilty of second degree murder or sixteen counts of aggravated battery with a firearm which carries a mandatory prison sentence. He says if the judge did rule in his favor on December fourteenth, he would likely choose a jury to once again decide the case instead of having a judge rule. Eric run WGN news, Barron county whisk. Kansin chairlifts office says they've now received more than twenty one hundred tips related to the disappearance of thirteen year old Jamie, close in the murder of her parents. They've already cleared about two thousand of them. Former vice president Biden's in Illinois today rallying for a democratic support on election day. I with a stop in Saint Charles in support of Lauren Underwood for congress. He's running against incumbent Randy halt grin. You choose a brighter future over the desperate grip. This hard reactionary racist right has on our ankle. That's who we are. Democrats Underwood is running against hulk grin Biden joining Jay Pritzker east Saint Louis this afternoon. Governor otter was on WGN radio this morning with Steve Cochran. He's campaigning in Belvedere and Moline. President Trump hitting back at Republican House speaker Paul Ryan over his plan to end birthright citizenship, the speaker earlier this week said the president can't do it on his own by executive order. The president tweeted today.

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02:48 min | 2 years ago

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"With new Steve Bertrand, mostly cloudy, seventy four degrees right now at O'Hare the jury deciding Chicago police officer Jason van dykes case could begin deliberations as soon as tomorrow. That's when closing arguments were set. It comes after the prosecution and defense each rested. Their cases today WGN's Eric wrong is covering the trial at the Cook County criminal courthouse both sides resting their cases closing arguments are scheduled for tomorrow morning. The defense called several witnesses hoping to show that the quantum McDonald was an out of control dangerous teenager high on PCP with a knife who needed to be stopped Van Dyke himself told the jury he continued to fire into the teen. Even after he fell to the ground because he wanted him to drop that knife, the special prosecutor painted a picture of an officer who fired within seconds of. Getting out of his squad car with no other officers fired their guns and a less lethal means of force was on its way, Eric wrong. WGN news White House, counselor Kellyanne Conway is defending President Trump after he mocked the woman who has accused supreme court nominee Brett cavenaugh of sexual assault. Conway told reporters at the White House that Christine Blasi Ford has been treated like a Faberge egg Faberge all of us beginning with me and the president he's pointing out factual inconsistency. The FBI is investigating allegations against cavenaugh. They could be wrapping that up as soon as today and also police officer shot and wounded a driver who hit two squad cars after the police followed the car into the city south side, the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood, a twenty five year old man was taken to a hospital in serious condition with a shoulder. Wound leaders of the government workers union asks me are preparing to respond to the governor's request for more time to provide three years back pay to workers WGN's Ryan burrow has that. For governor Bruce Rauner has written a letter to the Illinois state. Labor Relations Board saying it needs up to two more months to put together a plan to pay back pay owed to twenty thousand workers Monday with the labor board deadline on the issue involving the so-called step up increases which were shut off at twenty fifteen. The governor's letter claims transferring money could jeopardize other programs, including feeding prison inmates and providing utilities to the poor or medical care at state facilities. The governor halted the step increases while negotiating a new contract, which still does not exist. Ryan burrow, WGN news. Mike Pompeo says the US's canceling a nineteen fifty five treaty with Iran establishing economic relations and consular rights between the two countries. The move follows a ruling by the UN's highest court ordering the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports on humanitarian goods and Francis. Arnold of the California Institute of technology is only the fifth woman to be awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry since the prizes were I handed out in nineteen ninety one. The first winner was Murray. Curie who won the nineteen eleven. We'll check your money. Sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. Mold can be a.

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01:47 min | 2 years ago

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"Here's Steve Bertrand. A few clouds around it is sixty nine degrees right now at O'Hare the series of development involving rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general. However, it is not clear exactly what is happening at this moment. It is clear or it seems to be at least that Rosenstein tenure might soon be ending the consensus among reporting is that he is headed to the White House expecting to be fired today after critical comments about the president were reported in the New York Times last week. That's according to a source familiar with this thinking who wasn't authorized to speak. Now. There are some reports saying that Rosenstein had actually been negotiating his departure through the weekend with the White House. But the White House wouldn't go along. There are others saying that Rosenstein is refusing to resign as an instead. Insisting that the White House step up in fire him. So as you can see there are several different versions of the story. But most of those versions contain in the end the end of Rosenstein at the Justice department. We will see what happens again, the president is not there the president is at the United Nations. It is thought that perhaps Rosenstein would be meeting with attorney general sessions, or perhaps the chief of staff John Kelly, President Trump has been absent during other high profile firings in his administration as you said he's at the u n today standing behind Brett Cavanaugh, there's a new allegation against the judge of women accusing him of sexual misconduct in his college days that claim comes as Kavanagh's other accuser. Christine Wasi Ford is set to testify in Washington this week. Here's the president with a quick comment. Earlier to CNN out of the woodwork from thirty six years ago thirty years ago. Never mentioned it all of a sudden it happens in my opinion. It's totally political. The president also.

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02:08 min | 2 years ago

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"With the news to Steve Bertrand skies in seventy three degrees now at O'Hare. The Chicago police department says an officer took her own life this morning. She was off duty. She is the third Chicago police suicide in recent months, congressman Luis Gutierrez will not be running for mayor. He'll discuss the decision later today. But the Tribune and other say the retiring congressman has decided against a run group of small businesses has officially endorsed a candidate in the race for attorney general, he NF Illinois pack as their support for Illinois attorney general candidate Erica herald, the leader of the small business organization says Republican candidate is committed to fixing what he calls the state's broken workers comp system. Stay director Mark grant, saying that herald supports a system that eliminates fraud and abuse and reduces costs for employers, including small businesses. Don't pungo WGN activists are staging a demonstration at Bridgeport police station after a firefighter allegedly pulled a gun on an African American college student last week pastor William Fleischmann says Jermaine Smith was walking to his car with a man identified himself as a police officer threatened Smith and accused him of trying to steal his car. The man was later identified according to the pastor as a firefighter Lieutenant in Chicago police department is grandfather was a commander in this cargo police department, so they're just trying to cover this up. They're trying they're trying to protect generations. And so well, we we tried to protect generation Smith's family filed a complaint with the civilian office of police count. Ability says the police officers led both men goal without making any arrests a tough day for the Lincoln park pirates. The Illinois Commerce Commission has voted unanimously today to. Revoke Lincoln towing services state license at comes after decades of complaints. From drivers at the cars were improperly towed. Mandatory evacuations along the east coast as hurricane Florence barrels toward US landfall forecast for Friday now where it could stall and dump up to thirty inches or more of rain in inland areas. ABC's Amy Rohbock is right spill beach, North Carolina. Residents racing against time as they board up windows packed their belongings and hit the road. This is what we've got enough clothes.

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07:15 min | 2 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"On seven twenty WGN welcome back at the AllState skyline studio Steve Bertrand here on this Friday afternoon okay I tend to. Go through life with my eyes half glazed over anyway when you start to mention government pensions the glaze increases on a phone line now is that backpack he's the. Founder of the center for pension integrity and he's, gonna make it all simple for us Ed welcome to the wintrust, business lunch Thank you for having me Steve possible can you present this pension situation in. A, way that even I can understand Yes The over the past thirty or forty years politicians at the city county state level that made promises that they weren't willing to pay. For and so they've dug a huge hole and we have massive pension debt in the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois as well as Cook. County and just about every other small and large town in, Illinois was it always this, way or was there one leader or what a vent that stores sorta triggering sort of the underfunding of the pension? Program No it's. It's been this way for a long time it's some people are aware of the fact that we have a pension guarantee clause and our constitution passed in. Nineteen seventy so leaders union leaders and beneficiaries worried about their, pensions back in nineteen seventy, right back so when the constitution was being written they were worried that they might be lost her be undefended and Some of these pensions. That government workers are entitled to and I used I say entitled to because you know they signed up for it they're. They're very, sweet I don't fault the workers I mean the you know the workers went. To the office and this was the, deal that they started with I don't necessarily fault them for this Yes. It's it's not a matter of fault And and I I wish. People. Would get that out of their head okay, the key is. We just got this big enormous dollar, obligation and, if you talk to a taxpayer for instance in the city of Chicago and you tell them that they're going to have to pay a minimum hundred and seventy billion dollars in the. Next, forty years to catch up on Sunday And it's gonna come through. Tax increases they'd say forget about it I'll leave town before I paid but it's going to be done and yet and yet if you talk to the beneficiary and, and and ask them they say I'm guaranteed this I'm. Gonna. Receive it those two statements cannot both be, true okay so. The mayor or at least there's talk, I don't, know if it's been formalized, yet they're talking about this new ten billion dollar pension obligation bond explained that for me and tell me whether or not you think that's a good idea Well first of all in simplified terms it is borrowing money through bonds on, a general obligation bond and it's at a taxable rate so it's not a very cheaply five. Or. Six percent and then take the? Money you get from that and you put it into the pension funds to catch up the funding on a little. Bit more accelerated basis but it makes no provision for how you're actually going to pay for the interest, on those, bonds and that's. Gotta country taxation so it's like, it's like a using your credit card to. Catch up two years of delinquent car payments and and the and the, essence is, it's it's like. Moving a Bill from. One side of your kitchen table to. Another. Without actually paying okay so what is the. I mean so you said earlier there's it. Doesn't do any good to cast doubt or cast blame on one side or another what is the solution than if the borrowing in in doing that What do. We need to do just raise taxes to get it over with Yeah Well first of, all instead of just having a little piecemeal action, here bowl, money raised taxes in the mayor of Chicago or governor in the state of, Illinois a politician. Sneeze we need a long term plan that shows us if we got our payment schedule the last forty, years what are we going to do in terms of taxes and benefits for those forty? Years so that it all balances out instead of just waking up to a pension surprise every six. Months. Right so we. Can In. This the solution to that is we've got to start we do have to raise taxes to address this, but but if taxpayers Bill for this which is you know it's a legacy causes something? Occurred a long time ago I gotta get something in return and heard of what they've got to, get? Re in return Is for the government to discontinue offering these. Types of new employees and do their best to. Please the liabilities for existing active employees almost we, don't we don't get pensions now right, private industry, workers it's, very rare that you get a pension saying though that. We'd have to change the constitution in order to change the sort of pension system they have You can I think that the politicians at every level need to do. Whatever they can. Under the current law to, reduce? The liability in. If they can't do that then they need to make new laws do their best to balance the liability instead of dumping it all on the. Tax payer You know Still gonna shoulder the lion's share of, the burden but you gotta give them some kind of a. Break to we had a very violent weekend. In Chicago a couple of weekends ago in the city responded by putting extra police on. The streets the following weekend, was. Quieter calmer I don't know if that was the reason or not read initially, from you and you argue that when it, comes to Population per person sort of, police. Force we maybe have too many police officers that's going to be a hard, sell to the people of Chicago isn't it It is I mean Saddam got a lot of different problems but they have to address them comprehensively and you know what I what I've said and. We go into more detail on an upcoming book that is coming out that shows that. We've got about forty four patrolman per ten thousand people in Chicago Los Angeles has twenty five Houston has, twenty two At I'm. Sorry I was. Finished you thought. It I'm sorry And there are safer cities so then we need a. Comprehensive plan for how we're gonna tackle or policing problems and part of it is we gotta take. A lot, of blow out. Of the city. Budget Lewis Ed is the founder of the center for pension integrity the new. Book is called what the new Chicago way that's correct Chicago way when will it be available. Ed Should be available in December excellent we'll come. Back when it when it is we can talk more. About this okay Steve thanks a lot unless said you. Think the problem is. Going to be gone by then Maybe. It's, the, wheel you bet. It's the, wintrust business lunch on.

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03:47 min | 2 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Skyline studio, Steve Bertrand here Steve kessel is. In, the studio well Dr Steve director of marine biology. At shed aquarium welcome to. The business lunch thank. You very much. Have me this I was telling you. Off the air we got kind, of caught there but I was going to serve you drink with a straw made pasta you haven't. Heard, of that yeah I haven't actually had a. By degradable stores. They're not specific he made, it past the but I'd be very interested. To try that is that a serious, problem destroy you or is? That the story she is a major. Problem on one we've been championed shed with the shed destroy campaign on. The single use disposable plastics is a big issue in store, specifically can do but, I'm off? Message aren't? I, Elliott obeys no it's not such a big problem for sharks indirectly affects every system is ready. To talk about, keep sharks, swimming which, is I guess shark week, is next week and you have a website that just went up, maybe? Last. Friday right yes So this is a, micro site of the, main shed? Website and? It's, such the highlights in the research we do on sharks at shed but also bringing attention to. The plight faced, by sharks, globally and, also how we here in, Chicago can take small actions kinda help support sharks into the future, why? Are Aside. From just maintaining the species what what function do sharks, why are they important in the bigger picture of marine. Biology they're very important? In, marine biology in general and, marine ecosystems they're typically upper level predators so they, have, quite control impact on the system below them obviously. They interact with the levels of ecosystem but if. You remove those kind of upper? Level predators then you have a big cascading effect, down the ecosystem are, they at risk yes? Shot population is notable species but around a quarter of all contracts and. Fish sharks skates and razor at she currently threatened with extinction this could be a major problem for, Asian environments what what's the threat is it, is it environmental like. Things like straws or poisons or things. Like that or is it fishing. What is it that causes the fried Saint sharks in the, marine environment the biggest threat is overfishing and. This directive fishing targeting sharks primarily, Stephens for the Asian century market but also by cats should. Be in court killed in other fisheries and so this keep, sharks swimming campaign you're encouraging us to. Do so Something about it I mean we've a beautiful view of like Michigan. Here we have no sharks? In new that I'm aware of we do not know better? Than me but I'm confident in that so, what can a. Guy sitting in Chicago or, girl sitting in Chicago due to keep sharks swimming well actually. It aquarium you have a very strong relationship. With the Bahamas and the marine ecosystems alienates where a, lot of official come from the pasta at the shed. Aquarium we've also been? Doing, research there forever two decades, now so we're very connected you know here from, Chicago, three shed to the Bahamas and in the Bahamas. Actually have a very good strong shot populations as. A result of rape progressive and? Sarah shot conservation and management what we're trying to, do is get people, to sign a letter? Of support that will help maintain those good measures into the future is. Your pressure in the bombers to change that stance you know there's always pressure there's big fisheries international, fisheries that always putting pressure on governments especially, Ireland governments to open. Up their fisheries mask scale commercial fishing. And exploiting these resources in the Bahamas the, main, economy the economy's mainly driven by. Tourism in shocks very helpful to that towards and free shop dive ecotourism so we're hoping the the Bahamas will continue to recognize that and protect their shots into the future I know you've. Got a, lot of events. Next week including having the kids at Saint Sabina swim with, the sharks, I'm not sure that's a good idea I, actually know, familiar with that initiative virtual swim Yeah but where do. People find out more? Information about how to sign, and how to. Participate and contribute to, all of this says. I said we, have our, new micro site if. You shit aquarium website you can jump off their onto the micro site but if. You get a shed. Aquarium slash keep shots. Swimming then. You'll be seal content..

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01:48 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Weather center on and off showers thunderstorm possible today maybe one or two inches of rain in some areas a high of eighty two scattered showers early tonight then mostly cloudy low sixty eight partly to mostly sunny a spotty shower or thunderstorm possible late tomorrow but hot before that a high around ninety hurriedly at o'hare it is seventy seven degrees midway reporting seventy eight east chicago is eighty two degrees in geneva seventyfive windsor southeast denied the broader falling i'm steve bertrand into double newsroom ready to join the conversation live whenever a story changes right here on chicago's very own seven twenty wgn steve thanks everybody is filling wendy welcome to the show a shortened version of the show today we've got white sox baseball coming up it all starts at eleven thirty five but until then it's us and you and if you want to join in one thousand nine hundred seventy two hundred you bounded into the office today saying i've got some thoughts on roseanne and i thought you might listen i have been a supporter of roseanne since her sitcom even before her sitcom hip again just the up days yeah i just i really thought she was funny yeah well she she is she is funny she's also a racist allegedly yes there's that i just i enjoyed the new show i was excited for the roseanne revival we had lucy goeransson on who played the original becky and then back to becky now and future becky correct and i just she had a knee issue so i could relate to that yes roseanne cahn yeah and i feel like she should maybe have the knee surgery and perhaps not make it through her character.

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01:48 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"In here with the news is steve bertrand cloudy it is sixty three degrees right now at o'hare former chicago congressman mel reynolds will be sentenced today after his conviction on tax evasion last year prosecutors are asking that he'd be sentenced to two years in prison the judge could send them to more he wants probation president trump is heading to singapore for this the summit next month with korean leader kim jong un get details from abc's karen travers at the white house says his meeting with kim jong un will take place in singapore on june twelfth the president announcing the historic summit on twitter adding quote we will both try to make it a very special moment for world peace the president has said he wants to see north korea agreed to give up its nuclear weapons he said overnight he thinks he and kim jong un have a good chance of doing something very meaningful herron travers abc news the white house the us led coalition says iraqi forces in coordination with usbacked syrian forces have captured five senior islam estate group leaders a coalition spokesman calls the arrest of significant blow dice the white house has condemned what he calls iran's provocative rocket attacks from syria against really citizens and expressed support for israel's right to self defend itself the israeli military says it is attack nearly all of iran's military installations in neighboring syria chicago police superintendent eddie johnson announcing another big milestone when it comes to officers pulling illegal guns off the streets day cds's over one hundred highpowered assault rifles so far this year representing thirty four percent increase compared to the south weapons we'd be covered at the same time last year he says he is relaunching its gun buyback program where residents can get one hundred bucks for every firearm turned over to police it all starts coming up in june and the elders of willow creek church in south barrington issued a statement three weeks after founder bill hi will.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:35 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Chimney and fireplace this is steve bertrand john we're following a story now in miami at florida international university there's a new pedestrian bridge there and that bridge has collapsed there are vehicles underneath this bridge as it crosses i believe it's eight avenue there at florida international and there are local reports of fatalities in this one local television station saying several people were killed again this in a pedestrian bridge collapsed at florida international university this afternoon special counsel robert muller subpoenaed the trump organization for russia related documents first reported by the new york times they say the orders the first known time that the special concert demanded documents directly related to the president's business in that does bring the investigation a little bit closer to the oval office and a federal jury says assigned police officer did not use exacts a force when he shot a teenager twice in the back nearly three years ago jury also says zion is not responsible for the death of seventeen year old justice howell we'll check your money sports traffic and weather next on wgn adore on it a sign that says do not look every instincts is danger but still you peek inside a room full of cockroaches which can trigger asthma attacks rodents that contaminate food and transmit disease and termites which caused billions in property damage each year crossed your instincts no the signs learn how to protect your family and home at pestworld dot org a public service message from the.

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