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"And I'm Steve Bertrand. Terry Savage joins us now as she does typically on Tuesday, but she couldn't wait this week. She wanted it so bad that she's talking to us on Monday. I understand, Terry. I get it. Um, here's a text. Please ask Kerry if US government Treasury bonds are safe to invest in without losing any principle rather than CDs, Thanks for any help. Okay, That's pine depends on now how you are going to define bonds because the true definition of a Treasury bond is a maturity of 10 years or longer. And if you lock your money up today, 2% on a 10 year Treasury I know you're going to be sorry, because I'm sure sometime over the next decade, I'm sure of this rates will rise. And then if you want to sell that $1000 bond, nobody wants to buy it with only a 2%. Yield. One new borrowings carry six or 7%. So your Treasury bond will lose value if you're forced to sell it. Otherwise, you're stuck with a low rate. But Treasury bills have maturities of less than a year there three months, six months or a year. Those are I o U S. You buy them at Treasury direct dot gov. And $100 minimum. Actually, you do it online and the interest is not subject to state income tax. And if the banks are getting and they are, I mean, they don't want to pay you any interest. They don't have to pay you any interest. They've got plenty of money. They don't need to attract your deposits to get almost no interest then Treasury bills. Shorter maturity. These are perfect substitute. What kind of interest again A Treasury direct dot gov. Well, there's still the very same low interest rate, but you don't pay state income taxes on them. And those Mature. You know, you can set those up so that if you buy three month Treasuries, which paid like next to nothing, also, you can have an automatically roll over mature. Whatever the going rate is in three months or six months like you do with the C D. And then they send you your interest. Check up front. Pittance says it is so they will keep up. If rates do start to rise. Terry Savage, check out her columns at Terry savage dot com. Rhonda's and frontier Excuse me. I think she wants my address. She's going to send me a check. Hi, Rhonda. Hi. I just want to tell you that I love you both. And Terry. I have been hanging on your every word since you and I were both much younger. I've been working it a lot. Well, it's true. I'm 65 years old. I live comfortably. I have a pension. I have savings. I have money that's invested in Fidelity's. That was through my employer. Um and I have just been given a gift. And the gift is a It seems that the gift will be $40,000 a year. For an undetermined period of time, and I honestly don't know what to do with the money. I just don't want to put it in my savings account is we talk about the base. What should I do with this? I'm dying to ask who's giving you $40,000. That would be that would be rude. Um, that would be rude giving you the money. You can ask you. I'm happy to tell you that it was, um I was given a gift of a portion of real estate with the gift was originally a mortgage. Interestingly enough. From my dad. And, um, the mortgage has been paid. And so I'm now receiving the money. I love it. Okay, well, that's wonderful. That's such a nice story because I get so many posts on my blog. You know, people in pain, So this is a perfect moment. Um, I can think of five things, but I don't know enough about you. That's why I wrote the savage truth on money. And you can get that online for $10 so that you could spend a little of it. But But what? I really for instance, you're at the perfect age. Do you like? I need to ask five questions and a friend and I'll tell you how to get a financial planner. But did you say you're married? I'm not and you have Children or dependants. Nope. Okay. So here are five things you should do in an umbrella on how to do it. First of all, this is a perfect time, not even income stream to get a financial planner. And if you go online to wealth ramp dot com or terry savage dot com there is in the top right Find a trusted financial planner. You'll find a fiduciary planner, but among the things They might tell you to do is you can still invest some of that money in the market. If you have the self discipline and a conservative equity income fund might be good for some of that. Number two. I don't know if you want to leave money to anybody, but you could buy a long term care insurance policy. With that money, and that way you would know that you would never run out of money. Even if you have the kind of experience of being alone and needing home care, so you're not forced into you know the money runs out very quickly, and you're forced into a nursing facility that you don't choose so women, I always think of long term care insurance. Um, you probably haven't made a will or in a state plan have you in a long time? I've not. Okay. So what you need is a fiduciary fee only financial planner and they are trained to ask all the questions. I want to ask you, but I don't want to embarrass you. And to set you up with all the things that you really could be doing with this money, so that now you're real happy and you're obviously sounds and self sufficient that you can make sure that every single day for the rest of your life Is the same kind of feeling of independence and self sufficiency. So wealth ramp dot com or there's a link..
"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Market numbers with Don clip in the Dow Jones, the only one left in the green. Currently it's still up over 132 points S and P 500 is down about 4.5. NASDAQ is now down 42 a half on the Monday session. Here is the business of food and Steve Alexander. He's thinking, Johnny. We should call it the business of Fu today. In honor of the Bears game yesterday, the D is missing. No nice. Nice. Wow, That's just happened during this pandemic. We've seen Starbucks closed briefly because of no workers. Well, you can close a Starbucks. You can't close that area. Farm house needs to be known at least twice a day. Every day. They need to be fed and cared for every day. Let's let me a customer who knows about dairy farming. She and her husband, Joel, are multi generation dairy farmers from Woodstock, Illinois, starts it for and finishes about. Average. That's four a.m. to seven p.m. seven days a week. For having a dedicated workforce is really essential. And for the 1st 20 years they were in business. They could find local help. We had three full time employees and two part time employees, but the locals wouldn't stay. You know, some people say agriculture just want cheap labor. That's not the case. We had good pay and then good benefits as well. And still, we couldn't get people that wanted to work on the farm. So they began hiring immigrants from Mexico who may or may not have been here legally, and they have the boil hard workers. Input was a wonderful experience for us in 2018 with anti immigrant rhetoric, red hot Ania and Joel were concerned they would lose their employees and not be able to hire more and to sell the cows, and it was a very difficult decision for us because it was a career that we truly loved. So Mrs Custer goes to Washington. She testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in July about the need to reform the H two a visa program. Right now. It only allows seasonal workers to come in and help with harvest and then go home. And that's great for vegetable and fruit farmers, but not dairy, pork and others. The need help you around. The issue has been kicked down the road for years, but the House passed a bill correcting it, and the Senate is now considering it. And consider this nearly 80% of the milk in this country is from farms that employ immigrant labor. They are critical to making sure that we have a sustainable quality milk supply in this country. It's really a national security issue. Lenny Augusta of Woodstock. It's all right at the Chicago Board of Trade Today, Beans are down 1.5 cents. Corn is down about 3.5, and we just trading down about a half a penny at the Merc you live cattle are down one point right at 1% right now feeder. Cattle are down 1.6%. And lean hogs are down 2.8% from the farm. You're Billy today's national peanut day salted in the shell for me, preferably be at a baseball game for me, That's the business of fool on 7 20 w G. M. Dr..
"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"3 38. It's Friday checking you into your Friday. Steve Bertrand will be on with you taking through the rest of your Friday of Chicago's afternoon news, starting after the four o'clock news. I want to get to Steve Dale in just a moment, but first got to mention Chris Bryant back at Wrigley. Just on the wrong team. Andy. They did see that fans gave him a standing o and there was quite a celebration. Yeah, they had a nice little pregame ceremony for him, and it was surprising. Tom Records was actually down there on the field, welcoming him there, and they gave him the number 17 from the Wrigley Field Scoreboard and A flag with the 2016 World Series championship on it so that it'll have a little memory. But you know again, even pre game today, Bryant was not ruling out the possibility and again. This is just a guy talking to a bunch of local media members. Of returning, so I mean he's free agent at the end of the year and has pretty much his choice where he wants to go. So what is the likelihood? Do you think that I mean, cops, fans, We all want them back. What's the likelihood? You know, of all the three guys? I've said this before, Of all the three guys. The Big three with Rizzo, Brian and bias. I think that the highest probability would be for Bryant. Just because of the fact that He brings the skill set that the others don't and he's still a relatively young guys so You know it's going to be tough because you start to think. Well, if it was such a done deal, why couldn't they get something before the trade deadline, And then we would have to go through all of this, But, you know, sometimes you have to go through it. To be able to realize either what you miss or what? You don't miss, and they'll take it from there in the off season. Yeah, we'll have to see. That would certainly be an exciting move. Wouldn't it? Be fun? It would. Well, it's a beautiful video the Cubs presented to him and they gave him the 17 from the scoreboard. As you said, and just I don't know the fans. You can just tell. We're just moved. He was moved. It looked like he was wiping away tears there a little bit through the sunglasses. He was He was weeping a little bit. I don't blame him. I don't either. It's some, uh, that's amazing. Thanks, Andy. Let's talk to Steve. Dale here. We got to get to this. There's so much going on in your world. Actually, Steve and I know you want to talk. Can you talk a little bit about what it is? You're doing because you've got this some. You're helping out a shelter. Is it that was affected by Hurricane Ida. Is it? What's going on? Oh, that's so nice of you to even mention. Thank you, Uh, Yeah, I'm waiting a little bit, too about what happened there. It wasn't Hurricane Ida. It was a different hurricane. And I don't know the name of this particular hurricane that hit Mexico and didn't get much press because that's at the same time, simultaneous. To either hitting in the United States. First, of course in the south and then moving up the East Coast and meanwhile, a part of Puerto Vallarta was certainly impacted. The shelter where I'm on the advisory board in it's a beautiful place. The S P C. A Porta Vallarta. I mean by any standard Mexican American branch. I don't know. French shelters have a lot of romance and my belief and really good food. So by any standards, this shelter was just beautiful and They had a club pools for rehab for dogs that had, um, energy efficient. What are they, son? The I don't know what you called solar power. Yeah, that's the thank you. That's exactly the two words and looking for I mean it was it was amazing and veterinary care which most Mexican shelters don't have many Americans shelters down. Place absolutely blown away and flooded out both by the hurricane. And in fact, we have a call. Pretty much after this conversation about strategizing about what? What is going to happen from here? So if you know any very wealthy people who love animals You know, I believe that saving animals knows no boundaries. I mean, I want to do that in America. We have issues here for sure. But I feel very badly to this beautiful place that was built up with Uh, what in tears, Blood, sweat and tears, you know, by volunteers greatly. Uh, So now what happens and I will see, we'll see. So it wasn't totally wiped out or how would you characterize it? Well, there's a wall standing but has about it. I mean, the good news. Sadly, two of the cat did not make it. Uh but all the other animals made it out alive. They're being they're placed in a variety of different places around Puerto Vallarta. Everything from garages, too. Others shelters picking up the slack. Uh, they're trying to get them. They always try to get them home as quickly but are even working harder at that right now. So if you're interested in adopting Or interested in helping out the shelter. You can reach me. You can do that, Steve. That Steve Dale that TV and thank you for bringing that up. Yeah, we didn't plan to. I just know that you couldn't be in studio and you were working on that. And you had that important zoom call. I think it's important to mention these things. After Ida. I noticed that a lot of local shelters all across the country, really? We're taking in those Those pets because you know they needed a sound like that. So there's like this emergency run to travel down there and bring him back. Um, sounds like quite an operation. Yeah, what happens now, and it's pretty organized in this country. It's unfortunate that it ever has to happen, but the animals as the hurricane is coming. When there is enough warning and for either there was barely enough warning, But then the animals removed that are in the shelter now. Because what's going to happen when the hurricane hit by experience? They know. They are going to have an influx commandment, right? And so they help out and I saw pause do that, and they do it. They seem to do it after all of them. You hear news of them stepping up and I'm sure others do as well. Um, glad glad they do. Um, Hey, let's pause for a secondary check Traffic, But I did want to ask you because you have two recalling your conversations on your blog with the search and rescue dog handlers of 9 11. But then a lot of people are interested in this whole vaccination process for animals at the zoo that made a bit of news this week. And how that all goes. So, uh, stand by Steve Moore received Dale Just a moment here on W G N. Let's head out and look at your roads. Mary Vandeveld Scott, that for you, and plenty going on on the roadways,.
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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Let's advertise 10 minutes from Wolf not because it's the most important story of the David because I don't want us to do this segment and not get to it. I'm going to started. With Kraft macaroni and cheese ice cream Amy growth for crying out loud. That's going to happen, huh? Yeah, That's a thing. That's not not a sentence I thought I would ever say. But, yes, Kraft Mac and Cheese Ice cream is a thing. So Chicago based Kraft Heinz has partnered with Ben Lewin ice cream. You're familiar with them. They don't have stories in the Chicago area as far as I am aware. But they're a company that makes some really interesting and creative flavors. They also usually make a dairy free version of most of their flavors, but you can order online. So starting. When's day people will be able to order this. It's about 12 Bucks a point. It's going to be a limited edition thing. Through the summer. A couple of a couple of food writers have tried it and have written some reviews about how it tastes. Those reviews have been mixed. As I'm sure you can imagine one kind of describe it like, well, it's sort of like cold Mac and cheese, but not Um, but it's a savory ice cream that is supposed to mimic that flavor of of the the blue box stuff, actually, listen to this at age reporter Jessica Wool says. It has a hint of cheese flavor, but it's not overpowering. It would work well on top of a warm slice of apple pie because people like cheese on their pie, so a cheesy ice cream. Might. I don't know. Maybe I'll warm to this. Amy. Yep, I can see it. Yes, Some other people have suggested some food pairings for it to that. You know, we'll see what happens. I think it'll be interesting to see what sales look like over the summer. So while it won't be available in a shop here, you can get it online. They do ship nationwide from Van Lewin. So it'll be interesting to see what those sales look like. And how people take to that kind of ice cream. Kraft Mac and Cheese ice cream. Consumer prices are going up. We told you so. Yeah. Yeah, definitely. And that is that has been the case for sure. And so specifically looking at numbers around that prices for consumer goods jumped by in June by the most for the most in 13 years, So that's that's about rebound. That's about that's also about, you know, supply shortages that we've been seeing. Specifically four point I'm sorry, 5.4% up over the past year, and that's the sharpest 12 month inflation spikes since August of 2000 and eight if you take volatile oil and gas prices out of that you left with what's kind of referred to as the core inflation. Core inflation rose 4.5% in the past year, which that number is the biggest increase since November of 1991. So it's certainly I think, is prompting some questions about whether or not the feds are going to change that low interest rate and act a little bit early to pull back on that ultra low rate, They said they would not do that. A lot of officials have said that this this kind of inflation is to be expected with any kind of rebound. It's going to be very temporary, but I think a lot of eyes we on that on that interest rate number to see what the Fed does that kind of rebound, meaning that a traditional inflationary cycle But maybe something that's predicated on the Suez Canal. The pandemic the chip strategy. All of those things that will resolve themselves, right? Exactly right. So they're saying this is this is it's normal to see a little bit of a surge forward. Anytime there's any kind of rebound, but especially this one. Just given how many events all kind of swirled together to create all the issues. What's your Boeing News today? Yes. So Boeing, the 7 87 Dreamliner is back in the news. Some issues started with back in August. There was some manufacturing concerns some flags that were raised and this is kind of another black mark on Boeing. But what they did earlier today, as they disclose there's a new issue with the 7 87 Dream Meyer. It is so far it is pertaining to jets that have not yet been delivered. It's the way that the fuselage is joined together. It's not meeting the the standards, but it's also reopening some questions about that verification process, which is kind of been at the heart of things for Boeing. For a while since that 7 37 max grounding that lasted you know about about 14 15 months ever Since then, there has been questions about you know, it was kind of an honor system between Boeing, the FAA. And so that's been kind of looked at and examined very deeply. Here's more questions about that verification system, making sure that those precise standards are upheld. So Boeing plans to repair of the planes that have not yet been delivered prior to their delivery, it says right now that there is no threat to any of the 7 87 Dreamliners that are currently operating, But they are going to look at data after they fix the ones that have not yet been delivered and see if other any other issues. Any adjustments need to be make need to be made to the planes that are already in service. Let's talk about flying with or without a mask. What's the rule? Where what? Where is it trending? Yeah, so as of right now, people still do have to wear a mask. That's federally mandated on aircraft in an airport and that's going to be the case to September 14th when that ruling expires. But recently United CEO Scott Kirby. He was on meet the press on Sunday, and he was kind of reading some tea leaves and talking about what what travels looking like right now, and he was really speaking to this huge rebound of leisure travel in the summer..
"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The second column down, says I ours update and when you get there, you'll see what to do if you haven't received your stimulus check. But I want to assure you that if you don't get it next year, I know you don't want to wait. But in April, when you file your tax return next year, you will be able to get your stimulus check as a credit a refundable credit. I hope that helps. Good luck, Terry. Do you put in your social security number or something? I mean, do they literally tell you where you're, Uh, Steven, let's check. Absolutely. You can search for your stimulus check. At the I R. S of Not the Where's my refund, But the stimulus check link, and it's in that article called IRS Update. I'm not in front of the computer right now. I'm having trouble remembering exactly what it is. Go to Terry Savage. Come on the left. The second column down is, um I r s update. I'm looking at it on my phone right now. So let me Wow, That's impressive. How about this one question for Miss Savage. Any idea when the I R s will refund money? Due to reporting unemployment benefits before the change in the law. They say they're doing it now. That's all I can tell you. But they and some people some of our listeners have received. Remember you reported before they decided the 1st 10,200 of unemployment benefits would not be taxable. So you filed your taxes considered that as income, which it is and pay taxes on the 1st 10,200. You don't have to do anything. They're scanning through all those returns, and we'll send you a refund on the taxes. You paid that any idea of when no, 847 says Since houses are getting to be so overpriced is it's smarter to wait for a year or so before buying. This is a tough one. I think some of the things that are going into housing prices like it's a pandemic. Let's get out of town and buy a house. It's the pandemic, and now we have a lot of money because we didn't spend our money on anything else. Let's by a house. Um it's a pandemic and the price of lumber has pushed the cost of new houses up and builders are, you know, pricing them out of the range of first time Homebuyers. I think that will abate. But as I said, I'm these radio shows 10 years ago in 2008 try not to get foreclosed to not get out of the housing market because it'll be tough to get back in. And I did believe a decade ago that home prices would be climbing again. Just when everybody said I'll never buy a house again. It was a stupid investment. I do believe home prices will continue to move higher, but I think they're due for a little bit of a backup. And I don't know what will cause that I I just don't know. Maybe the Fed raises right so the mortgage becomes more expensive and slows housing. Maybe we have some other reason for an economic slowdown. So I would not chase prices right now. I never I try never to chase prices in the stock market or any other market. I'd wait. You'd wait. Headway if it's if it's if you're in a very over. Money is so cheap, you know, you feel like that's the problem. That's the problem right now. Today unexpectedly John it really unexpected to me A lot of people. The 10 Year Treasury note, which was yielding 1.6%, you know, studied auction every week by the global Players is now down to close to 1.3%, which means for sure you're going to see mortgage rates now under 3% again for 30 year mortgages. And that's going to be something that that's gonna last you your whole lifetime, So maybe it's worth paying a little more for a house because you can lock in the financing. That's really a tough point to make that decision. One you've got.
"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio
"7 20 w g, and I'm Steve Bertrand are we're going to head to Myrtle, Idaho, now and a farmer there. Rocky Matthews as farmers about 130 miles from Boise joins us on the phone line now, Rocky. Welcome. Thank you. I appreciate it being here. So this is a story. Well, I love this This story in a way. I know it's been bad for you. But you showed quite a hard I think in the way you handled this. You've had a sheep farm and you've had more than 50 lambs attacked by a bald eagle. Yes, everywhere from everywhere from little lambs of £10 up to you. Oh, semi grown at £80. All right. So tell me about your farm. Do you raise other anything other than sheep? Mostly, we are cheap. We always have a few other critters around. But we have 100 acre farm that between the pastures and what we actually grow. All that feed goes into the sheet and we are actually a great a sheep dairy here on the facilities, So you create goats, milk or cheese or both. GP's smell. Okay. How many had a sheep do you have? There are roughly 450 on average. Okay. And this spring you started finding mysteriously killed lambs? Yes, few days running, I found Couple dead, which is not necessarily out of the normal. But once I realized that they had holes in them, something was different than normal. And so they had, like puncture marks on them. Yes, function marks I originally I thought maybe I'd made a neighbor kid mad or something like that. We We own about a half miles shoreline of Myrtle Lake, and there's usually a lot of public people up there that aren't supposed to be there. And I thought maybe somebody was shooting with a pellet gun to begin with. But you found out that wasn't the case. I did. I was moving the flock one day and I watched a bald eagle swooped down and He latched onto one made about three flats and then turned it loose and flew off. Was it because the eagle wasn't strong enough to lift it up? Or what? Explain for me, the, uh, the Eagles approach here. Yeah, the the Eagles. Originally we figured that, Yeah, they just can't pick him up, and I think that's I think that's two thirds of it is. You're not going to get a £10 bird to lift £35 lamb in the air. That was our first thinking when I saw that, and the and the fact that we had had One lamb killed every hit and Miss Day, so to speak. But one morning prior to us getting the fish and Wildlife Service is involved. We went out there and by eight in the morning there were seven dead that weren't there the night before, And at that point, I thought, you know, I think he's just kind of doing this for fun. Z at this point, and at that point the eggs in the nest Haven't even hatched yet would have been just him and his mate, So maybe you didn't tick off some kid on the lake. You ticked off the eagle. Somehow that maybe maybe I did. So the the Eagle Nest has been on our place as far back as I can remember, at least 20 years, and there's always been a mating pair that shows up there every spring. And you know whether these are offspring from a couple pairs ago. Who knows, But they always return and most New Year's I usually find dead fish up on the light bank on the shore that the Eagles have killed and set up there on the bank and eight And this year there hadn't been any fish on the on the edge of the water, and they're really worked any fish for passing out in the water because the water had been really, really cold, and I think that he was for lacking in fish. She was looking for a plan beat, but he just because what I know of Eagles and Rocky, it's not much you know a lot more. But They kind of eat carrion anyway, right? You could see him along the side of the road they would feed on. So it's kind of odd. If he was going after the lambs for food that he wouldn't pick at them. I will say, I don't want to say it's necessarily partly my mistake, but When it first started when we found the dead's first thing I do is pick it up and dispose of it. I don't want stinky dad laying out there in the pasture. And so I'm one. I'm wondering if Maybe had I left one lay for a day or two if he would have came back and and started to feed off of it later, but he was definitely just sticking challenge in them. Allowing them to to bleed out because there's no there's virtually no exterior or external damage. It is all when the fish and Wildlife Service gentlemen showed up. And they did a necropsy on Oh, probably six or eight of them. The muscles and the and the internal organs are just tore up. Even though all you see on the outside is two or three Dallan marks on one side of the backbone. And one from their thumb talent on the opposite side of the back bone. Then why is that? Do you think? Well, An eagle has kind of a ratcheting mechanism in their in their talents, and so once they pierced them through the hide. As they clamped down as they clamp down their talents probably average maybe 2.5 or three inches, So you put 2.5 or three inches coming in from each side. And you've got a six inch blade inside. They're tearing things up. Okay, Now, I said at the top that this was kind of a sweet story. It doesn't sound sweet so far, but, um, no. But here's the thing, Rocky, you could have put up a nuisance noises to scare these eagles away. You could have done other things, but because there were eggs in the nest, you chose to continue losing labs. Correct. First off like I told you before that Eagles have been part of this farm forever. So you always know the Eagle's nest is up there and I watched that are part of the family. But you're always watching Forman. And they're they're a majestic, mesmerizing bird so So you you really You know you're out checking on stuff and you watch and fly around and whatnot. So they become part of the family. So anyway, I really didn't want to do anything that would I don't want to say scare them all. They wanted him away from my sheet. But I was scared that we would push the female off of the eggs. And then they wouldn't hatch just something like that. And it became a bigger issue in my mind that just chewing away one eagle we're dealing with. With a family of birds. Well, and so you're willing to lose the Lambs? 54. I saw it last count. Is that where we still are? That's where we still are. We so the first The first plan from us was we will move it all everything in by the Barnes and see if if you know, bring him in here. It would be a safer place for him, and we were taking them out in the middle of the night and letting the sheep eat in the darkness and then bring them back. First thing in the morning. But he was still getting one or two at Twilight first thing in the morning. So so then we brought everything in and weaned off all of the babies and hold hold those a whole town away and figured we had the whole thing cure And lo and behold, about two days goes by And he started picking on our adult. She Oh, In hindsight. Now I see that he's waiting probably to come back. We just never really offered up that opportunity for him. I think And so now you're just kind of waiting him out. Right now. We're waiting him out. So two of the eggs there are for sure to eggs that have hatched. So now we have If you can picture this we have Dad's sitting at the top of tree watching everything. We got Mom trying to hanging off about three ft to the side. Then we have to baby eagle. It's spoken over. You know they're getting curious. They're getting big enough. Now that you'll see ahead, poke over and kind of looked down. And and what? Not Since then, Murtaugh Lake has warmed up. So there are lots of schooling fish on the soft water. Good and I and I watch I watch him pack of fish or or alone duck in once in a while. And so we think we might be at the end of it, but But you just You never know. Rocky Matthews, The farmer in Myrtle, Idaho. Listen, Rocky, you got a big heart. I appreciate what you're doing, and I'm glad you shared your story. I think we might have to check in again one day. Perfect. If people want to see videos, we have a YouTube channel. If they search hidden hollow sheep, it will usually bring it up on YouTube. Or you can, uh, do the instagram deal at Hidden hollow, Idaho and we've got lots of photos. Lots of pictures. There's a ton of people out there that don't believe what's happened. Well, listen, Rocky is great to talk to you. We will check in a little later. Okay. Thank you. Appreciate it very much. You bet. How about that story? All right, we're going to head into the northwestern medicine newsroom coming up. You're listening to Chicago's afternoon news. Double from.
Walmart and Gap Partner to Launch New 'Gap Home' Brand
"Oh Gap and Wal Mart have announced a new partnership and we're going to start seeing Gap home products. So that's betting that's you know, Bath goods, bath accessories, home decor, things like that. That's gonna start showing up on walmart dot com on June 24th. Eventually these products will be in Wal Mart stores, the companies said in a joint statement. But for now, it's just gonna be On on walmart dot com. And, you know Walmart has really said this that they've been very aggressive about going after brands and having partnerships and things like that, and they felt like gap was a really good fit, You know, Gap we think of his being about clothing and things like that. But But moving into this moving into this home good space, especially with a very large partner with a lot of infrastructure, like Walmart will be really interesting to watch. Of course, you know, Gap company That's also been in a banana republic. Old Navy Athleta things like that so old Maybe an athletic have really kind of propped up the company in more recent times gap in Banana Republic stores have been struggling a lot more, so we'll see what this move does for gifts. Bottom line. I'm surprised you. You say that about gap I would have figured in
What We Learned From the Epic Games v. Apple Trial
"Trial. What is it? Why does it matter? What's the latest? Yeah, the the long and short of it is that epic is this company that makes the Game four tonight? You might have heard of it. It's one of the most popular games in the world. They have sued Apple and the very basic of the lawsuit is that they believe Apple controls the APP store too much. Currently, for example, you can't get a nap for your iPhone unless you go through Apple's app store there No other APP stores out there. Apple doesn't allow them. Also don't allow you to buy digital goods like a new look for your character unless you go through Apple's payment processing, which takes a 30% cup from the from the company, so it's something that epic has one not enjoyed, and they have decided to sue. They say that its monopolistic behavior And over the last three weeks, we with into a bunch of testimony in an Oakland, California court, where they debated this, and it's actually really interesting. It's like one of the first times we've seen Ah major antitrust trial around Tech in decades. So if epic doesn't like
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"Feeling like just maybe he got a little something more Banfield weeknights at 10 9 Central on news nation say I've seen a lot of mourning The sunshine glows a rooster crows. But this is my first spring morning in So if this young girl's fancy gets out of hand, please understand. It's just that this young girl's fancy is grown. Kids are getting cozier neighbors get nosey er They're getting more and more bulldoze easier. Blossom. Dearie is the singer. Her song of Fine Spring Morning was ringing in my head this morning and I realized I even quoted that line earlier in the show. And now I had to scratch that itch Blossom dearie one of the artists I've really fallen in love with on our Sunday standards Music show Sunday Standards. Great songs by great singers. We curated playlist. To play it for you Sunday nights from 7 to 9, so you'll hear Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand and Blossom, dearie. That's a unique voice and trill and she's got a great selection of songs, too. So if I hadn't played that one recently, I suppose I'm one of the last spring mornings. I ought to get that one in Next Sunday night. I did not play that last Sunday night, by the way, Speaking of spring producer All of what is the average high temperature for today, please 66 degrees John 66 degrees, the average high temperature for today. Yes, John. And what did you say It is done in the newsroom 70. It's 78, O'Hare and Midway, but it's like 58 at northerly. That was the difference. I got a text message from somebody said, Hey, it wasn't 92 degrees. It was 92 degrees on Saturday on my dashboard. Which is the temperature where I wa C e used to get into this argument with Steve Bertrand, who, of course, host Chicago's afternoon news counts start and Bert Trance says That's not the official temperature. That's the temperature on the pavement. And I said, Well, that's where I am. That's the temperature where most everybody is right. People live on their sidewalks and roads and houses and it gets real hot. They're so if your dashboard says 90 to go. It's not really that it's exactly that hot. What do you think? All.
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"W g N I'm Steve Bertrand. Alright. The weekend is Dead ahead. We're gonna watch not Titanic. I stole that from Titanic. How about something else on the phone line? Now is Alison Herman? She is our eyes and ears for TV rights for the ringer dot com. Alison, Welcome back. Thank you so much for having me. So I made that stupid reference to Titanic. But then, um, Kate Winslet is on a hot new show, right? The mayor of Eastern Merrin County. Yeah, he's town, another one of those big, bright HBO miniseries for the big movie star in it, but you know, instead of being The glamorous like something like big little lives with me and doing. He's really getting down and dirty, and she's playing a blue collar cop in Pennsylvania. And I think the thing that everyone's talking about it, she really gotten character and did the accent, which is a very difficult accent to pull up. Especially if you're not even American. Like Kate Winslet was looking around. And that was one of the first articles that popped up how Kate Winslet mastered the accent. I mean, everyone just kind of fascinated that she was able to pull it up. Also, there's something I don't even think about until the show happened, and there were so many pieces about it. But it's very rarely attempted. Like most of the time, when you see Billy people are just kind of doing this knock off New York Italian accent, he saw the Irishman the Martin Scorsese movie and really tried to be faithful to the actual place. Good show. I enjoy it. I do think it's one of those things where, if you really like crime if you like something like true detective or broadchurch, the British show is very much in that genre. But I don't know if it's going to convince someone if you're not necessarily the kind of person who's into You know what show about a teenage girls getting murdered? Yeah, it's stuff. I love Broadchurch the first season, But then I don't think there was a reason for a second season, right? And they also tried to remake it in America right in. That also did not work out as well. And they did it with the same scripts, right? Essentially, Yeah, I mean, they didn't really change it, and he plays the same character. But you don't have Olivia Colman and she's obviously an international Trevor so just hard to pull off. Hey, you know, I want to get back to TV shows, but I was texting with my daughter this week, and she was talking about how she's going to get rid of her subscriptions. With the exception of Netflix, she's got Hu Lu, who am I kidding? She used his mind. But who Lou Amazon things like that. And she says she's going to pare down and stick just with Netflix. And then you wrote as a column or a story that was Similar to that talking to churning when it comes to these subscription issues. So is that a problem they're worried about? Well, there are certain report that came out this month that Netflix is starting to see its market share. Drink a little bit. And it's because in the last year all these really big streaming services have launched. So you know you've HBO Max, you've just be. Plus you have peacock. You Paramount Plus And I think we're kind of rapidly approaching the point where not everyone is going to have the money or the desire to subscribe to all of these services. More than that. They're not gonna have the desire to subscribe to them all the time. So I think what we're going to see you both paring down Like what? Your daughter's side and also just juggling and saying, you know, All, uh around plus when the show I really like is releasing new episodes. But maybe I won't if it if it's not something I'm actively interested, which is also why you see Services like Netflix and Disney. Plus trying to release everything all the time. So you they just always have your attention, right? So I just read the Netflix Is there highlighting a new movie every week that would be done to combat that. Correct? Yeah, and Netflix have been at this kind of maximalist firehose strategy for a while, but you're also seeing it from relatively new contenders. So dizzy pluses said. They're aiming to release 100 titles like not episodes or hours like 100 original title the year, which is just staggering, That's too weak and the ideas just there's always at least something that reminds you that it's going on and that you need to keep that subscription and you're in your monthly budget. So I thought that when they were releasing theatrical films online at the same time, like, say, HBO. Max, and I thought that was done because no one was going to the theater, which may be it was true. But I also read that that is an effort to combat churning. Can you explain that for me? It's all there really difficult predicament. So you know if you're someone like Netflix, you're just the streaming service. And you're not particularly incentivized to preserve the theatrical business because that's not how you make your money anyway. But we're in this really weird place For a lot of these companies like border media like Viacom, CBS, like Universal Nbcuniversal are launching their own streaming services, and they have to walk this really weird tightrope between You know how much of their screaming subscribers or people who were never going to subscribe to a linear TV or go see movies in the theater anyway? And they just are finding a way to capture that audience somewhere another and how much were they incentivizing people to not go to this year, too, not subscribe. Linear TV and just user streaming services. Talking to Allison Herman from the ringer dot com. Alison I'm not kidding you. We've been talking for 5.5 minutes. And during that time I've got an email from Netflix talking about new arrivals, and.
Chicago Public Health official on current and previous surges of Covid cases
"WGN News, Chicago's Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr Allison are Woody points at a difference between the current surge in new cases of the Corona virus and previous searches which have happened during this pandemic. We're not being big surges in the older folks, we are starting to see hospitalization. Was just creep up there, and we know even younger people are not immune right to serious covet. But when I look at Easter this weekend, for example, my worries are all of those young people going to gather with older relatives or people at risk. And might we see that spread further. Doctor already joined W Chance. Steve Bertrand on
Paul Simon Sells Catalog to Sony Music Publishing
"Simon was selling his song catalog. Yeah, he's joined the ranks of some other music greats. I think you and I talked about Bob Dylan. Not that long ago, but Paul Simon has has done the same. He sold his entire song catalog to Sony Music. And the deal that the terms of that were not disclosed, But you know the same with Bob Dylan when Bob Dylan's sold his. It was estimated to be about three worth about $300 million, so you can kind of guess Paul Simon's probably in that same neighborhood, But Neil Young did this recently. Stevie Nicks has done this, and it's kind of joining these music greats that are selling off their their song catalog. So we'll see what happens there. You know, when Neil Young did it, he was very specific about these cannot be in jingles. Thieves cannot be. He had some rules about what couldn't could not happen to his songs. So we'll see. I think more will emerge about about Paul Simon here. But when you think about, you know the late fifties, when he started with Art Garfunkel, just the body of work since then, that's a lot of music.
Ever Given Crew could be under House Arrest
"Of a large container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week could be placed under house arrest, The Times of India reported. The Indian crew may also face criminal charges, sources in the shipping industry say. 25 member crew could be banned from traveling in the future.
Biden sets new goals for fighting coronavirus pandemic
"Getting word that the president during this news conference, we made mention a new goal about Vaccinations at new goal being 200 million vaccinations and
Cook County COVID Vaccine Appointments Open for 5 Sites
"Releasing around. 16001st does appointments today for the Corona virus vaccine. The new appointments will become available well they did just three minutes ago and will be used to administer the first dose of the visor vaccine to individuals eligible under the state's vaccination plan. And faces one A one B and one B plus doses will be administered at training college in suburban River Grove, South suburban College and South Holland North Riverside Health Center in North Riverside. Explains and Forest Park and before we move
Dallas Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Run For Office Of Texas Attorney General
"Has represented the families of black people killed by police officers says he's running for Texas attorney general civil rights lawyer Lee Merritt announced over the weekend he plans to challenge Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton. Merritt said Saturday on Twitter, they quote Texans deserve an attorney general that will fight for the constitutional rights of all citizens. It's unclear whether he will seek or receive the support from the state Democratic Party. People seeking to run for Texas Attorney General can't buy a candidacy papers for months, but the 2022 election has already Had the early attention following new criminal allegations against Paxton, who has denied any wrongdoing. WGN
Illinois Reports 782 New COVID Cases, 12 Additional Deaths
"Reporting 782 new coronavirus cases in 12 additional deaths, including Woman in her thirties statewide positivity rate holding at 2.2% for the seven day rolling average more than 4.1 million vaccines have been administered in the state and Illinois, averaging 102,000 shots daily Indiana reporting 421 new cases and eight additional deaths. The Indiana State wide positivity rate is
A day of free sandwiches? If Manny’s Deli in Chicago gets 30 days of perfect mask wearing, apparently so.
"Deli in the South Loop and survived to the shutdown posted a tweet saying New challenge. If we go 30 days without having to ask anyone to put a mask on or to properly wear their masks, we will give away free sandwiches for the day. So far the longest we've made, it is one p.m..
Molson Coors says cyberattack impacting brewing operations
"By a cyber attack that disrupted is brewing operations and shipments. In a filing, it said it's working to get its systems back up as quickly as possible. Molson Coors wouldn't say how many facilities were impacted. It operates seven breweries and packaging plants in the U. S. Three in Canada and 10. In Europe and one of Chicago's top tourist
Chicago's Evanston City Council to vote on reparations bill for black residents
"Evanston City Council members are expected to vote later this month on plan to use revenue from recreational marijuana cells. For reparation payments to eligible black residents. Rose Cannon organizes a group opposed to the measure. She's asking the council to remove the word reparations from the plan and instead college Housing subsidy or whatever, but it's not true Reparations. It does not offer us a final repair. It does not return us back to where we were before, before we all went through these long years of being racially discriminated against and it's in conflict with the national plan and then joined W G and Steve Bertrand on Chicago's afternoon news. We want them to go back to the drawing board make a plan that's more congruent with what's going on in the neck. No plan and they're trying to ram this through and make it a law through City Council and 40% of their City council is unseeded Cannon says she's among the first dozen or so Evanston residents who've been found eligible under the plant's first initiative up $10 million. It would distribute up to $25,000 for housing per eligible.
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
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
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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"Average hotel capacity is still less than half of what it was before Covert showed up. Michael Jacobson heads the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association hasn't gotten any better here in the short term, but Think better days appear to be ahead of us. Jacobson telling WGN Steve Bertrand on Chicago's afternoon news that they're averaging an 18% hotel Occupancy rates state. Why, then? That the hotel is losing money? Any time man occupancy numbers below 50%. Chicago Police have released a progress report updating the actions taken so far to get into compliance with a consent decree. It's already coming under criticism by the A. C L U is a public relations stunt. CBD is chief of staff Robert Boy is, the superintendent says You can't get graded on your homework. If you don't turn it in. We are really focusing in on that effort now and really Trying to make the stripes necessary to achieve the cultural change that's necessary in the department. The degrees court ordered and mandates broad reforms. You can see it online Chicago police dot org's Dozens of Chicago activists are taking part in a multi day hunger strike. They're calling on Mayor Lightfoot deny a permit to allow operations on the city's South East side for a metal plan of some sort, citing environmental issues. Sending his Chavez says her little sister's high school is right across the street. She has asthma. So I'm Scared to death of what's gonna happen to her once the particular matter is released into the air, All right. I'm Jesus, chief executive officer wrote in the Tribune in October that his company's expansion is different from the shutdown General Iron Plant on the North side and his firm's metal shredders will be enclosed and moved. From public view. Former President Trump Second impeachment filed against today He is accused of incitement of insurrection in last month's right at the Capitol. His attorneys say the trial is not constitutional and that the president, then president was exercising his freedom of speech when he told his supporters to fight like hell to overturn his defeat. Hundreds of rescue workers scouring ravines and valleys in northern India that are full of mud and muck looking for survivors after part of a Himalayan.
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"Afternoon news here on 7 20 w G. And I'm Steve Bertrand, All right, that we remembering the Chicago giant Today. Karen Lewis, the former head of the Chicago Teachers Union, passed away after a long battle with Brain cancer. She was 67 years old. Shawn Lewis is covering that story for WGN TV. Sean, Welcome back. Hey, Steve. Thanks for having me back. Tell me about the memories of Karen Lewis. I mean, she certainly was. A contentious a strong fighter on behalf of her cause. It's interesting that we learn of her death today, the same day the House of delegates is considering attended of teachers agreement. Right. It is interesting, Steve. That kind of this spirit. If you will of Karen Lewis is probably filling that house of delegates meeting as they're going through this framework. They're calling it for an end to The teacher's strike threats and going back to in person classes for CPS. You know, Karen Lewis came on the scene, and it seems like it was forever ago. But in reality, it was 11 years ago that this chemistry teacher Very popular in her school on part of the leadership of this this caucus of the sea to you that up until then, did not have a voice. It's called core. It was what the acronym Woz. Fought for and won the election on Karen Lewis was then the president of the Chicago Teachers Union and kind of propelled see to you from this organization. That kind of went along with what the city wanted, and they worked kind of hand in hand with the city and CPS to this organization that had absolute power. To not only shut down the schools like they did in 2012 but also take someone who was known for his political prowess like Rob Emmanuelle, in his first year, is mayor in Chicago and kind of bring him to his knees. Karen Lewis and Rahm Emanuel had this contentious relationship. Where Rahm Emanuel was quoted by Karen Lewis is telling her to excuse my French F off right to her face, and they went back and forth. And ultimately Karen Lewis One that fights. Yeah. You know, it's funny because you're you're right about the union. The CTU is Mork, contentious Storm or aggressive now. Then, in the 35 years, I've been doing this when I first started. There was a teacher strike in 1987. And the CTU leader was Jackie von. Um, and, you know, she reminded me a little Of of Karen Lewis in that she was very strong. She was not intimidated by City Hall. But she was very understated, very understated in the way she spoke so much so that sometimes you know, when she was giving you double speak, a grin would escape her face because Everyone knew what she was doing. Karen Lewis instead went both barrels blazing at the mayor, and whoever got in her way. That's right. She was a sum I've talked to many friends and some of her colleagues who said she was a fearless leader. For students and for teachers. And you saw that up until just a few years ago. Even after her tenure from CTU was done officially on Jesse Sharkey took over. She was still in Jesse Sharkey easier kind of giving him guidance as to what should happen next. In fact, I talked Tol fee Sharky the currency to you, president who said, you know, Karen Helped us find our voice to show that we have power. And you see teachers now all across the country, looking to what Karen Lewis did in Chicago for their own labor movements, wherever they happen to be in some of these teachers aren't deeply red states where unions are not powerful. Yeah, well, you know, and it will take time to write the history of the impact because She was very confrontational. She was successful in fighting her way. But she also did leave a very confrontational union in her wake. Now is that better? For the teachers than the more sedate approach before she took office. That's not I don't know the answer to that. And it's probably not something that will know for a while, but the tone certainly did change. Under the leadership of Karen Lewis, and it has remained that way. Karen Lewis died after a long fight with brain cancer 67 years old Shawn Lewis covering that today for WGN TV. Thank you very much for your insight, Shawn. Hey, Steve. Thank you talking, ensure this is the time of the afternoon when we like to get a temperature check of the newsroom brought to us by American weather makers, heating and cooling. You know, they're the 60 minute man, and we'll start with Lauren Latka in the newsroom when he at Lord Well, I have a cold story, and it's simply because I don't think this is in the news is Muchas It was when we first had a case of animals catching Cove it. I know we have had a few stories about different tigers and gorillas. But now there are actually two Tigers near home over in Fort Wayne, Indiana that have recently caught Cove it and there's still not a lot of research done on how animals are catching it or if Anil animals can give it to humans. But I thought it was interesting that again. A lot of animals continue to catch Cove it So these air two tigers at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, Male Tiger ba girl, Bagheera has a dry cough, but the female has no symptoms so even animals can have It can be asymptomatic. Yeah, It's very interesting. So I do think that you know, years from now it'll be interesting to see what we can learn from animals who have caught cove in while we're talking called Did Texas Republican Congressman Ron right? Has passed away in less than two weeks. I should say more than two weeks after contracting the disease, he and his what the virus he and his wife both were hospitalized. I think for a couple of weeks Hey, was 67 years old? A Texas Republican. I believe out of the Austin area. Kevin, What are you looking at this afternoon? How expensive do you think the most expensive Super Bowl ring ever made? Was could cost I think I know really $35,000 close. Okay. What, like being sold or something like the cost of it? Well, the manufacturer of it $37,000.37,000 dollars. Also, do you know today's cod Kite flying day? I know I do know that we talked about that animal. What genius came up with today for that night's date back. 4 70 bc in China But nobody knows quite Sure exactly why people started flying kites. I'm reading no type Dynasty Dynasty. We go fly kites after the show you guys in? Sure, there's enough of a breeze that snowflakes might keep him battled down, but Remember? Did you read the book? The Kite Runner. And I remember having it and looking at it, but never reading it. I think my mom read it or something. It was around. That's a great book, but I never read it. It's a really good book Colleague Hasani, I think was the writer and, but the title comes to the fact that in Afghanistan they would have competitions of kite fights. So you'd fly your kite and then try to attack another kind of knock it out of the air. Just get tangled up in a big, big mess, And it wasn't a perfect sport. Mary. Okay? I don't lighter note. Let's see if you have cabin fever. You have something that's a lighter note that pipe day I well, I love the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and You know, it's it's President's month, more less, so they're having free admission on February 12th and honor of Lincoln's birthday, So that's this weekend. So you can go there with your kids actually, and do something fun because it has been reopened just recently because it was closed, You know, for a couple months, sure with covert, so that's kind of fun thing to Diogo. You know, Lauren, I'm gonna put you on the spot here do you want Wisconsin's like Milwaukee's covert numbers are They much higher than ours. Yes, especially today. So Wisconsin reported today. 3718 new cases only one death. What was interesting that I saw today is Wisconsin has changed how they're reporting their positivity right now They're on Lee, showing from what I could find the seven days Weekly average. Yes of the test. So of course that's much lower. The cumulative rate as a Friday was still around, 19.3%. Wow. Okay, well, then that I was going to say, Isn't it weird? We could drive to Springfield, but we can't drive to Milwaukee. But maybe it's a good idea. All right. Come on. Get your stuff together. Wisconsin. We'll take a break car get check in with the news from the North Western medicine newsroom..
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"Chicago Alderman Mata O'Shea is bolstering anti crime technology and his 19th ward to fight the rising car jackings as well. He's partnered with Chicago police to have a dozen surveillance cameras installed and monitored 24 7. We need to be partners with the men and women of the Chicago Police Department. Wendy's support them, and I think this is an example of a way that we can Funding technology that can help them curb the violence and protect our communities. O'Shea was on with WGN Steve Bertrand for Chicago's afternoon news, and he says the cameras will be installed in the Beverly Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood neighborhoods. Tomorrow marks one month since the deadly riots at the U. S. Capitol House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledging the anniversary in a video this afternoon and the aftermath of that horrible day, our nation has been inspired by the strength. Resilient shown by all who work in these hallowed halls. In the video, Pelosi recounted how her staffers barricaded themselves in a conference room to protect themselves from the violent mob on January 6th. The speaker said she would continue working to ensure that justice and accountability prevailed as Congress continues to examine the events leading up to the insurrection. Meanwhile, a number of Republican lawmakers are looking to have the security fence at the U. S. Capitol removed. 42 GOP representative sent a letter to the House speaker making the request, saying that with the inauguration over, there's no need to have it up anymore. The barrier was put in place after protesters stormed the capital. Thousands of National Guard troops have been stationed there as well. He's leaving. Oh master.
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"There in Bartlett, an accident 59 Stearns and also in Glen Ellyn at Geneva and Pleasant. Our band about the B G on traffic Central Back into the newsroom. Steve reckons Got an update for you. Thank you, John. A lot of times when you see a Moonshot like we're seeing today and the major stack averages. You get a little bit of profit taking after lunch, but Not today. We remain near session eyes. We have the Dow Jones Industrial Average of about 2 70 right now. The S and P 533, the NASDAQ up. Just over 121 and the Russell 2000 measuring those small and MidCap stocks having the biggest day of all the major averages today, up about one and two thirds percent. Up just about 36 points. That's a look at business. You got to turn on my microphone, I think is really going to help the flow of the show. And now here, Steve Alexander, you know what we need, John? We need more. Steve's radio stations. Good idea. Steve Alexander, Steve Ruxton. Steve Brizan Itch and I'm probably missing a few. Steve Bertrand. Steve. Dale, start a union. Steve Bertrand. I'm sorry, my buddy. How are you hurt his feelings. Happy national him today to you, John. Yeah. Thanks to the 2018 Farm. Bill Hamp has made a comeback in the United States and it was girl during World War two. That's the last time I was grown legally, and that was for fiber to make rope for the Navy. But thanks to its similarity to it's wacky to Backe, cousin marijuana hemp was outlawed for decades. Until just recently, and that's what this gentleman is going to tell us about. The hand for growing now, for the most part for the CBD market. We have bread it to be higher in CBD, so the stock is very similar to what people in the past grew, but the CBD level is higher. That's Jeffrey Ah Rose, Who's the CEO and founder of Flora Fl ur, a company that supplies everything from seeds to harvesting equipment. So to growing seasons behind us, Hap still has not lived up to its billing is a major cash crop. It does grow well here, like a weed to basically, but farmers have found there's much more manual labor involved than expected, and there have been problems getting processing plants online and up to speed. Plus, each state keeps a close eye on him. Growers. Really the big thing is you got to know how they measure THC. And then if you if you have a crop that goes over the THC limit, you need to know what your state wants you to do with it. Some states say mowed down and burn it. Get rid of it. Still the future's bright. David Lightman, who manages the division of Cannabis Regulation at the Illinois Department of Agriculture, predicts that in 5 to 10 years, hemp will be one of the top three AG exports for Illinois right up there with corn and soybeans. By the way, Mr. Like many of the Illinois Department of AG just sent out a notice that there will be a hemp summit on Tuesday. The 23rd It'll be virtual, of course, and you can check out the Egg department's website. For more information on that if you're into hamper CBD all of that, Speaking of soybeans is I Woz Let's go to the Chicago Board of Trade and see where we're at. With beans, Trading three and three quarters since higher at 13 75 a bushel Corn is down a penny and a half of 5 50 a half And wheat is down double digits. 13.5 cents lower. That's about 2% at 6 34 and three quarters at the Merc checking the animals live cattle right now. 82 a half cents higher at $123.27 100 feeder cattle are up 82 as well. 1 39 35 there and Lean hogs. 12.5 cents higher $79.32 101 final connection between farm and fork or spoon. In this case, it is national home made soup day. And is this soup weather or watch? Get out there and enjoy some vegetable soup. Last night I gave my wife a trophy was so good Well, she was really happy to get the trophy and my dad had to write another carrots, but I gave her a trophy. I didn't know they made trophies. First. Boy, Here's some advice for you all. If you see a Housewife trophy. Do not buy that and give it to your wife. That is not a she does not want that from you, but it was really good soup. That's what I'm trying to say. Here. There you go. All right, Well done. Oh, yeah, that thing you do with the NC. That's your money on 7 20, WGN. Dean Richards 10 years ago. 21.2 inches of snow was Snowmageddon Snowmageddon Shutdown Lakeshore Drive. People were just abandoned their cars 10 years ago. 21.
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"Down there on right off the Hermitage in Wilson there That's the bottom line is, you know this is everything. This turned out to be everything but more that we were talking about last week. 10.8 inches snow officially out of here. This is the most snow that we've seen back to back storms. Since back in 2014. That was that winter that we had 83 inches of snow, but clearly what everybody remembers. Anna was the amount of cold that we had that year. And we have not had that yet in Chicago, and now we're finally going to see it. Not just once, but maybe two different Arctic fronts. I know that you'll probably talk to Tom about this tomorrow, but Arctic Front number one Comes to this Thursday afternoon. That'll probably drop temperatures from readings in the mid thirties at six o'clock to maybe only the teams by nine o'clock. And then with that brutal windchills Thursday night into Friday, so in a really concerned about is when this snow begins to melt a little bit over the next couple of days, you're gonna have a flash freeze. Thursday night into Friday, and I've seen it so many times before. We could easily have air temperatures of 0 to 5 below by Friday morning, and with that comes not only potholes but loads of accidents. If you think we had some accident yesterday and Saturday evening with the self, I would not be surprised with the melting and the re freezing that we see on Friday thing if you get pretty treacherous on here. Yeah, it's something to remind us about. You know, it's it doesn't seem like anything. Snow's melting A so it's sticking around. Isn't that right? You don't see anything when would be the next point when we would see that? Well, I think I think as long as you have temperatures and sunshine that 32 31 degrees, you know, a lot of the main roads were saying some melted, but no, We're not going to see any significant snow. So obviously low thirties with where we are today did offer tomorrow more the same expected on Wednesday. But then Thursday afternoon We may actually see temperatures in the mid to upper theories with a little bit of sleeping, some freezing rain. That's when the Arctic front will come through and really turned things called by Friday morning. That's when I think we'll have a true Basically a true combination of cold and when something that we haven't seen in Chicago this year and then the second one comes through Saturday night. Now some of the long range models the European model, the GFS model, those two models that Tom's always talking about. Right now, The European model is still trending warm. The U. S model is trending Colbert. I got a feeling that the European will probably go more cold. And if that takes places that actually happens, I'm sure that the coldest air that comes through here Saturday evening and the Sunday could drop temperatures back into the single digits. Hi, Saturday and Sunday and maybe even 15 to 20 degrees below zero by Sunday and Monday. So this time next week it's going to be literally 40 degrees colder in one of those right now. All right. Well, happy early Ground Hog's day tomorrow. You doing anything to celebrate? Rick, you do anything for that? Hey, you know what I generally can kind of spend away from that stuff, probably pop in the ground Huguely with Bill Murray. Just for the sake of doing it because I'm a weather nerd, and whether nerds like to do that, But I think I'll still continue to feed the squirrels in my backyard. Crafton, Oh brand and apples, which I do every day, and I think that's my one on one of the ways that I'll connect with nature tomorrow. All right. We'll be all virtual this year so anyone can watch it. But if you would like to do that, and I appreciate you joining us, Rick because I know you senses texting. Hey, you know what? We got it. We gotta talk about this cold and what it could mean. So thank you for the warning and a reminder there, and they had time to take your hand. It will be safe Be well. That's Rick Tamayo. He is adjunct professor of aviation of meteorology. At Luiss University. That'll do it for us this afternoon. Chicago's afternoon news is next with Steve Bertrand on the other side, but first we're gonna get to our news from the North Western medicine newsroom. Why wait.
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"Is a real disappointment. But you also had the cross country scares and the snowmobilers and folks who just aesthetically like the snow, and there are people. People like that. Hey, I'm a crazy guy goes up to Alaska in the wintertime on occasion, you know, and I had just gotten in the car and driven up. And, uh, you know, the North was Wisconsin, Upper Michigan or The leave Lake Michigan over and, uh in lower Michigan. So there is something kind of pretty about it. But again. Yeah. You know, if you got to commute in this, it's a devil Speaking of that time Can we pause for just a moment here? Let's check on the commute with Mary Vandeveld and then more on the other side With Tom Skilling. Mary, let's go to you and see what's happening on the roads. Well, they're looking much better. Or they've been pretty well cleared up with the plows in the salt trucks out there as the snows drifting offense, so no major delays, no complaints. As far as major accidents are concerned, we still some police activity, Westside Northridge Way north of Augusta. In an accident. Evergreen Park it 91st in California. So just a few fender benders, but the main roads are all in good shape. Merry band about the B G on traffic Central Get all your Chicago news from Steve Bertrand coming up on the next Chicago's afternoon news. We've got dibs on former Senator Joe Lieberman tips. In fact, he's out on Wacker Drive, sitting on a kitchen chair right now holding my spot. Chicago's afternoon news next it four. Enjoy. Thanks. He ordered breakfast at the McDonald's drive through. Tell yourself you'll wait to eat it at work, but it's most way too good. So you eat it right there. In the McDonald's parking lot meal, there's a meal for every morning.
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"31 31 with flurries at Midway and Morris this morning a little mixed precipitation and 31 the Blackhawks and placed two players on the cove in 19 Protocol list forward Alex to bring it and defenseman Adam Beau Qu'est both on the list, which Does not necessarily mean that either or both tested positive, but they can't rejoin the team until they're off the list. The Blackhawks played tonight in Nashville will have it for you at 6 30. Traffics brought to you by town Stone Financial very busy morning and in northwest Indiana, we still have crews on South found 65 approaching us to 31 due to an overturned semi that's still blocking the two left lanes in terms of your Illinois expressways and tollway's The streets and San has been plowing all morning and everything is looking pretty good. The biggest issue we have right now is on your totally eastbound 88 approaching route 53. There's an accident now blocking two lanes. And then some side street accidents in the suburbs and Vernon Hills at Milwaukee and town Line Road and in Villa Park, it North Avenue and Addison and in Addison, We have an accident at Lake Street and Swift. I'm Vicky. Jacuzzi and W G M traffic Central. Get all Your Chicago News from Steve Bertrand coming up on the next Chicago's afternoon news. We've got dibs on former Senator Joe Lieberman tips. In fact, he's out on Wacker Drive, sitting at a kitchen chair right now holding my spot. Chicago's afternoon news today it for Start the year off right? Don't miss lows.
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"I'll probably Scrawling them on pieces of paper, wrapping them in bricks and going into people's windows. But I will continue writing the one way or another. Well, I think that's gonna happen, though you're going to be at a restaurant, or maybe you'll be ordering out. But anyway, you're gonna have A really burning thought about something you're eating and you're going to miss the Opportunity to tell a lot of people about it. I guess you could, you know, go on Facebook. But the Tribune is a pretty big platform and I'll bet you're going to miss that to fill Absolutely. I'll miss it. I am Yeah, There's there's no there's no. Yeah, What the heck about it? No, I'll miss it And I probably don't quite yet know how much I'm going to miss it. We get something. I guess I'll find that out. Well, I'll write a love note to you. Put it on a break and throw through your window. Thanks. Thank you. Thanks for joining us north windows. They're due for replacement anyway. Oh, uh, I'll be in touch on and off the air. But thanks for saying Hi. Thanks for doing what you've been doing for Chicago all these years. Okay, thanks for saving wgi onto my friend. Thank you. That's a fill the Tel overt the trip you'll read his last column on Friday. WGN Radio News in the Northwestern Medicine newsroom in the next half hour are Steve Bertrand, the host of Chicago's afternoon news? I don't know if Chicago's afternoon news on this radio station of Ours is part of your routine if it's part of your habit. It should be. That show is so well produced. There's such interesting short segments. Really good use of audio. I'm getting behind the And curtain here into the weeds as it were, but really enjoy the show. And yet they said something yesterday I want to play back and then have Steve talk to us about that A little further. That's coming up on WGN. The rocket mortgage Super Bowl squares sweepstakes is back Every time the score changes someone wins. $50,000 plus two grand prize winners will win a half a million dollars they could.