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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:36 min | 10 months ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"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..

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Chicago Pharmacist Arrested for Selling Vaccination Cards for $10

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

Chicago Pharmacist Arrested for Selling Vaccination Cards for $10

"Pharmacist in Chicago has been arrested for selling Covid 19 vaccination cards on eBay 34 year old tank tank. Zhao of Chicago, appeared in federal court today after he was indicted for theft of government property. According to court documents. Zhao sold 125 authentic CDC vaccination cards to 11 different buyers for approximately $10 a card in March and April of this year, he faces a sentence of 10 years in prison for each of the 12 counts against him. Zhao was a licensed pharmacist in Illinois was employed at company won a pharmacy, which distributed and administered Covid 19 vaccines. At its physical locations

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Judge Keeps CDC Eviction Moratorium but Says It's Illegal

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:33 sec | 11 months ago

Judge Keeps CDC Eviction Moratorium but Says It's Illegal

"Judge Dabney Friedrich said. Her hands are tied by an appellate ruling. The last time courts considered the eviction moratorium in the spring. Alabama landlords who were challenging the moratorium are likely to appeal. Frederick wrote that the new temporary ban on evictions that the CDC imposed last week is substantially similar. WGN Sports. The Cubs are in Miami tonight. White Sox are off after the Field of Dreams game yesterday, the forecast from the

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Wildfire Explodes to Third-Largest in California History

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:19 sec | 11 months ago

Wildfire Explodes to Third-Largest in California History

"A wildfire raging in Northern California exploded in size overnight. Becoming the third largest wildfire in state history amid high temperatures and strong winds. The Dixie Fire grew by 110 Square miles between last night and this morning, making the blaze the largest wildfire currently raging in the

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Walmart and Gap Partner to Launch New 'Gap Home' Brand

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

01:06 min | 1 year ago

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

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What We Learned From the Epic Games v. Apple Trial

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

01:11 min | 1 year ago

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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Chicago Public Health official on current and previous surges of Covid cases

John Williams

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Paul Simon Sells Catalog to Sony Music Publishing

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:59 sec | 1 year ago

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.

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Ever Given Crew could be under House Arrest

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:15 sec | 1 year ago

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.

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Biden sets new goals for fighting coronavirus pandemic

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:12 sec | 1 year ago

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

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Dallas Civil Rights Lawyer Lee Merritt Announces Run For Office Of Texas Attorney General

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Illinois Reports 782 New COVID Cases, 12 Additional Deaths

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

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

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A day of free sandwiches? If Manny’s Deli in Chicago gets 30 days of perfect mask wearing, apparently so.

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:18 sec | 1 year ago

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

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

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

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Chicago's Evanston City Council to vote on reparations bill for black residents

John Landecker

01:13 min | 1 year ago

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.

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Coronavirus mask mandates linked to decline in cases, deaths

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:16 sec | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:35 min | 1 year ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"G N thanks very much for tuning in. I'm Steve Bertrand a little bit later. I've us weird theory that you know, we talked to a Marisol Hernandez of the city Elections board earlier this week, and people are waiting in line for hours to vote early. I have this weird theory that it could actually be holding the vote down. I'll talk to Congressman Jan Schakowsky about that. I'm sure she'll set me straight. Dan Goldberg from political will be here as well. To give us a broader perspective on the covert 19 numbers were the hospital spaces running out around the country and then in the 6 30 half hour, I hope you'll be around. We're going to talk to three people Instrumental to actually did the discovering off these rocks the placed in a circle. And then others in linear design on the floor of the Straits of Mackinaw. They think it was placed there in the late ice Ages toward the end of the ice age by an ancient civilization that was discovered. Aziz. This group of Native Americans tries to fight an oil pipeline there. We'll talk to the people who actually made the discovery. Ah little bit later got a question about personal finance. You might want to get on the line Police Klink is here. The number is 3129817 200. You can send us a text as well. 3129817 202. I ask question of Alise Alise. Welcome back to the afternoon news. Thank you. Nice to be here, Steve. So early in the day it looked like I was going to want to look at my 401 K when the market's closed things. We're going up pretty hot, but I doubt closed up Nash that closed down but the Dow up 100 points, which is well off its high for the day. What's the story there, But I was just a little bit of a mix, but I think there's you know if we continued to hear more talk about stimulus, we continue to get closer to the election. So there's a little bit more certainty. People are seeing people voting. You know, we're just going to see this kind of volatility right and again rising cases. We saw the case number For today hit 65,000, and we've reached a new number eight million people infected in the United States, So I think that people are very concerned what happens around the election. What with the stock market. Well, volatilities key. We're also seeing a little bit of a slowdown for real estate. So real estate has been on fire even here in Chicago, which is basically has the worst real estate market of the biggest 25 cities in the world. But it was pretty warm here for a while and things were moving in. And that seems to have slowed a little bit in some parts of the city. The same thing happens with the stock market. Everybody is just wondering. Now I think who's going to get elected? And what's gonna happen to with finances with the big death that we've got, and those numbers were just released today. I know you want to ask about those, and so people are in. There's just a little bit of volatilities that goes on before an election are there aren't there sort of axioms like if such and such if the markets here So many weeks before the election, the Democrat will win or the Republican A winner. Now we're talking conspiracy theories today. Go out and get me some of those. I don't know that I have any of those for you. But I will tell you that. You know when you're looking day to day minute committed in the stock market. You know what I would say to you, Steve, which is back that off? Shut it down and stop thinking about retirement. Right? Well, it's it's enticing when things were going up, and I mean, after the big drop, things have been going up. Well, it does suck you in. And there's some concern in the marketplace that young investors who are trading in platforms like Robin Hood have artificially inflated what's going on in the market. There are stocks, well known companies that are trading at 44 times earnings, which is about three times where they should be trading. Wait a minute. Get back up there, would you? Trading on route, right? Oh, no Robin Hood, Robin Hood. Robin Hood is a platform that came out a few years ago. That makes it very easy to buy and sell stocks and not only buying and selling stock, but you can buy and sell funds you can do put and short, So in other words, you can, you know, Take a take a gamble a flyer on whether you think the market is going to go up. We're going to go down in the future and you could do that very easily. From that platform. We've seen a lot of these fintech platform. Come to market over the last few years, making it very easy for people to invest for the future. But some of these platforms make it so easy and so cheap that you've got a whole generate new generation of day traders out there so they might be putting their money places that wouldn't necessarily be Wise, or they're putting their money in places that they're inflating the value of the actual company. Well, a little bit of a supply and demand right. You get a lot of interest in a particular company, and it eats up the idea being that you think you know that that cos goingto announce spectacular, for example, and then they don't And then the price falls. That October is kind of a strange time anyway in the stock market were waiting for October surprises for the presidential election. You've heard that phrase a lot. A lot of times that happens with The stock market as well. The Cobra surprise this year is just the next day. And then, when the actor was surprised the next day, there's one of her later in the afternoon there 31 October surprises this year. 3129817 200 is the telephone number. If you've got a question or comment for a lease or text is well, 312. 9817 200 will talk deficit and maybe earlier in the week. We're talking about a social security increase of I think, 1.3%. Now there's a push for an emergency 3% hike. Police will spell that out. Coming up. You're listening to 7 20 wg and here's Mary. It'll bit of sun.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:58 min | 2 years 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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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here's Steve Bertrand. It's partly cloudy. Seventy six degrees now at O'Hare a twenty four year old Chicago police officer charged with reckless homicide fatal crash while he was off duty over the weekend. He is in court today on charges facing the felony DUI charges. Prosecutors say he was involved in the crash. We're waiting to see just where the bond is set today hearing that could decide whether the Obama presidential library will be built in Chicago is being held beginning this hour WGN's. Pam Jones, has a federal judge will hear final arguments in a lawsuit brought by environmentalists. They're challenging whether the Obama presidential library in the built in a public park. The protect our parks filed the lawsuit and argues the city doesn't have the authority to offer Jackson park to the Obama foundation. The city has asked that the lawsuit thrown out, saying the library campus still public property owned by the city. Pam Jones, WGN news, the campaign for president hedged. I I'll today, President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden, both are there in the early caucus state, the US Catholic. Bishops have convened a high stakes national meeting under pressure to defuse the sex abuse crisis. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo is the president of the council. He said the bishops face the task of rooting the evil of sexual abuse from the church senators tangling over border security today, opening a hearing South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham said the southern border is reached the breaking point, despite Mexico promising to stem the tide of illegal immigrants as to what President Trump was able to negotiate with Mexico. I think it will help but I do not believe as an adequate substitute for us, working together in the congress with the Trump administration to change the laws that create the magnet, Illinois Senator Durbin says President Trump takes cr- takes pride in being anti immigrant, while his border policies have produced the worst results in US history. And Radiohead says a trove of unreleased music has been stolen for ransom. But instead of paying up the band will release it to benefit and environmental activist group called extinction rebellion that guitars tweeted about eighteen hours. Material was taken from a computer, the hackers demanding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. And the band said, no, they'll just put.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:32 min | 3 years 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 | 3 years 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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02:42 min | 3 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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01:38 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here's Steve Bertrand. Attorney general William bar continues his testimony on Capitol Hill before the Senate Judiciary committee. Let's stop being just a bit here. Senator Durbin talking to general now two hundred and twenty on Don Mcgann experience, the president wanted him to stay publicly the New York Times article was it was untrue that he had not asked Mcgann to fire the special counsel Mcgann refused, and there's some speculation as to whether he risked being dismissed or even resigning over this issue. And for you to suggest that this was some sort of a kabuki dance with rob Rosenstein. I think the president's intent here was very clear he wanted this to end he told Lester Holt going back to the issue that was raised by the chairman earlier here the reason to get rid of me because the Russian investigation I mean over and over again this. President was very explicit, and certainly is very expository in style. So I don't let me ask you this conclusion. My time is up. Do you have any objections? Can you think about objection? Why Don Mcgann should come and testify before this committee about his experience? Yes. I mean, I think that he's he he he's a close adviser to the president of the president ever exerted executive privilege. Excuse me may have already waived is now we haven't waived executive privilege. Well at this point. Do you believe you're saying what about Bob mower, should he be allowed to testify before this? I've already said publicly I have no objection to Don Mcgann. Should he be allowed to testify? I would have to call for the president. So that gives you a taste of what's going on the Senate Judiciary committee today questioning between Senator Durbin of Illinois and attorney general William.

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WGN Radio

06:46 min | 3 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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02:18 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Steve Bertrand a few clouds around thirty four degrees right now at O'Hare New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution in connection with the Florida spa that has been tied to an international human trafficking ring. That's according to police today. The owner was charged with paying for sexual services at orchids of Asia day spa in Jupiter, Florida part of a much wider investigation in which dozens of others were arrested with the election coming up on Tuesday Merrill, candidate Toni preckwinkle fired or campaign manager late last night after he compared fellow candidate Lory Lightfoot with Nazis in a social media post. The aide had apologized, but preckwinkle calls. The post unconscionable. Attorney Michael tells WGN TV that he's provided more evidence to the Cook County state's attorney of sexual conduct by singer R Kelly with underaged girls as well as evidence are Kelly rigged, his trial in two thousand eight the walls are closing in on our Kelly again, the days of him sexually abusing young girls are over. Meanwhile, Kelley's attorney Steven Greenberg says the two women who have come forward with allegations of underage sex. With the singer, we're using photos that did not show R Kelly empire actor jussie smollet is reportedly been removed from the last two episodes of the season series executives releasing a statement that actor jussie smollet has been an important member of the empire family, and they care about deeply, but they say they're placing their trust in the legal system as this process plays out. Adding, quote, we are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption onset, we have decided to remove the role of Jamal from the final two episodes of the season. Let's WGN's Ryan burrow reporting in Washington. Crutcher? Introducing a resolution to try to stop President Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at getting more money to build the wall and Mexico. Here's house speaker Nancy Pelosi declaration, clearly again, violates Congress's exclusive how power again. Reserves by the text of the constitution. She says the resolution will go to the rules committee on Monday could get a floor vote by Tuesday and New York governor Andrew Cuomo says Amazon's backing out of the deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City is what he's calling the greatest tragedy. He has seen since he's been in government Cuomo a democrat, again.

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WGN Radio

12:00 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"I'm Steve Bertrand in the WGN radio newsroom, and these are the stories that matter on seven twenty WGN. Thank you Steve Bertrand to thirty five on WGN radio. So thanks also to our last guest Ryan north that was fun. How to invent everything a survivalist guide for the stranded time traveller, by the way. I just wanna play one little piece of audio. Steve I heard most of your news, but I was doing two things while you were doing it. And that's okay. How much of the Eddie Johnson. The Chicago police department. Please superintendent audio did you play from the press conference played a little bit at two o'clock, two thirty L. If I just dropped it in our file see if you can pull it up. I think it's labeled chief we do according to mincing rascals podcast a few minutes ago. A few minutes ago before the show today in the eleven o'clock hour will drop at five o'clock tonight. It's our weekly roundtable discussion about the news with people from the Tribune and here WGN radio. Judge the best podcast in the city of Chicago. Right and one of the segments. We did was on the Aurora shooting versus the. Jussie smollet smell story, and how screwed up it is that the big story in Chicago continues to be smell at CNN is going live with it right now. I mean, there's Jesse. Smell at walking out of the courthouse right now. And it's live live live. And we are not maybe because we just don't know what else to say anymore. Talking about the shooting in Aurora, but this has gotten a disproportionate amount of coverage. I'll just say that and the rascals kicked that around the podcast will drop at five o'clock this evening, which is kind of timely in way. Because in our studio right now is Dave Cullen is the author of a book called parkland. He wrote Columbine as well, he's in Chicago talking about his book this evening, and he joins us on WGN. How are you? I'm good. Thanks for having me, John. You know in the book you go. I'm the mass shooting guy and whenever this a mass shooting. My phone starts ringing that happened certainly in the case of parkland after you wrote the book about Columbine what were your thoughts when you heard about Aurora Illinois in the workplace shooting. I couldn't believe it. And immediately. So I thought immediately the other Aurora I thought oh my God somebody's shot at the same place twice. But now, it's almost more horrible that. So now anytime somebody talks about the Aurora shooting. We have to ask which one and and also I it's a little horrifying the how the press coverage comes and goes like nothing. So I I live in New York. I live a couple blocks from Radio City, and there was text me right away. So they texted me at three forty three. Could you get over here right away? After Aurora Illinois. Yes. Yes. During while it was in progress. Yeah. In the afternoon, and I said, I'll be right over I put my jacket on I got there about fifteen minutes later by the time. I got to thirty rock. They said, Texas. They texted me, we're decided we're already pivoting away from that. Right. And so it was about a fifteen minute national story and now like well another shooting. Okay. It's hard to keep track of them. I mean, I think a lot of us have caught ourselves or somebody says will you remember the California one of the Florida one and Julia, wait, wait, which one was that, you know, and it could fees the suppose, they hate myself. But like the other victims of them can't keep them straight who can. By the way, one of the things in the book when I was researching PTSD, and how it affected different kinds of people. I asked a psychiatrist who specializes it, and she said, well, this data definitely rapes and assaults there probably isn't on bass murder because it's probably not enough data in to reset the next day. She emailed me back. There is data. Mass murderer we have actually studied the impact of trauma on mass murderers. There's a category for it. Somebody's somebody's dumb. That research already exist day, Colin road Columbine now parkland, and Heidi Stevens is going to interview him at women and children. I event at the Swedish American Museum tonight at seven o'clock. After columbine. You wrote about Columbine what happened to you? How hard was writing that book for you? I usually don't talk about us because I don't want to sound Abbas way worse than the people there. So I was sort of like a bystander, but up I had the first year I had secondary PTSD, which I didn't know existed. But it does and that took me down pretty bad. And I got treated for that seven years later was much worse because I didn't like most people. I didn't take it seriously enough and thought I was fine. And. Barely recovered from that agreed to a lot of conditions with my shrink never to do certain things again, which the course lady for this. The idea was that you weren't on yourself too much into horror of this story. And so when you wrote parkland, then and we are just now a year and a and a and a few days since the parkland shooting. You don't dwell on the chaos in the school, exactly? Or the shooter. I refused to name the shooter in the book. You think we should all start to refrain from that in the media? It totally makes sense. And you know, Anderson Cooper refuses to name his show. All the time is really great coverage. But when it makes sense, so occasionally, especially when the person's still at large the FBI asks them, please name them. So we can find our oh can find information on this purpose person. Get so where it makes sense. Of course. Maybe once a show if that zero especially images is even more important for the TV people come on the visual wallpaper where they just shows it in the background, the the only purpose is to to to raise the blood pressure. I've everybody watching so you write them this book about parkland, and you don't dwell on the shooting, but you start there, and then within a handful of pages we're talking about the movement that the kids created to do something about it. And you got a whole book out of that. Yeah. And that's why I went down there. You know? I went down there just a cover for Vanity Fair. And it said five weeks not a minute more because it was late for aria book to gay soldiers. And but then when I was down there. I discovered there's so much more to it. There's so much sort of like being backstage with them. You know, we feel like they did this amazing thing. But it's almost like a magic act like all is just became, you know, this this overnight sensation is there's so many reasons why that fascinated me that I wanted to share that story Emma Gonzalez says the striking young woman who had her head shaved before all of this. She said my hair was too unruly. I just didn't like it. So I shared it. She said my parents didn't want me to. So I did a PowerPoint presentation. Thoroughly modern teenagers approach we used to just stomp our feet and run out the door. But now they do PowerPoint to persuade their parents that the girls can shave. That's Emma Gonzalez, David hog is another one of the noteworthy names. But you're then story is say, okay, this has happened. And you take us from that moment to say the massive rally in Washington DC. Yes. And then a actually a huge amount of the story is set here in Chicago. Scene out in Naperville. I'm going to be by the way at innocence books tomorrow at neighbor fell, but this is a key scenes set there. So the peace the peace March last summer is where they decided to kick off their summer tour because of what's happening in the south side of Chicago and the west side of Chicago. And I have a whole chapter called the peace warriors, which is an amazing group of kids in north London. Hi who've been doing amazing work for years getting. No media attention. In fact, two of the guys from that. Then we're on the stage at the at the March for our lives March in DC. They came onto the stage with with neon cover colored duct tape over their mouths and ripped it off, which I thought was the perfect metaphor. Because that's how they felt they have been saying the same things they said in a speech for years and America had no idea they didn't exist out there. And now, we had a voice and the parkland kids really merged their movement with the kind of the urban movement in all these cities across America were already been fighting gun violence. They worked very close with them and made the part of the movement. And it's about all kids, not just white suburban affluent kids. They understood their privilege and realize there's more excuse me, but black and Brown kids dying in the cities than us, and we want to work with them and solve this for all kids of all colors. The kids seem to make a lot of good decisions. They were also criticized that they were being used as a puppet by Hollywood or the left wing. There's a part early in the book where you talk about how they had. A goal. They said how much money can we raise what all expenses be two million dollars. Well, the big women's rally after the election generated a million plus so let's not do too. We'll do one that's crazy, but we'll do one and son of a gun the funds were coming in. And they are not sure where they're going to get it. But then you remind us the George Clooney just said, by the way, would you people are doing is inspiring. Here's five hundred thousand dollars, and then Oprah Winfrey said here's five hundred thousand dollars, and suddenly they get two million dollars in a minute. And so then the right starts to. I hate to say the right because I don't wanna over politicize this. But the people who thought there was something in authentic about this said, wait a minute. This looks fishy to me. Forget is they already raised about a two million dollars within two and a half or three days before those came in. And they took it. I think those liberal people fit like cloudy and Oprah had figured out. They tried to do things many times on their own, and it shouldn't be doing it. They should meet, but they themselves like, oh, by the way, how much good is it done. Right. Right. Exactly. But I think when they thought like, wow here our kids doing it for themselves. Here are mazing kids. Let's get up it help. Own for instance. Okay. So if you're David hug and Emma Gonzalez in any of these parkland kids down there in Florida and suddenly Anderson Cooper wants you on TV should you put on a suit or not when you do a rally, should you dress up and looks like this is serious or should you not? I don't know the answer to that. But they did did they did they decided right away. Let's dresses kids. Let's be ourselves. And they also they're really bright because they talked about like what what do you put on a suit? You put an address you change your personality slightly. You you tell yourself this. Oh, no. I have to ask more uptight or more like an adult without knowing. It you send some cues to yourself. No, we're going to be kids. We're going to be our selves where we're going to stay off the whole thing about like, you know, my editor for Vanity Fair. I went down the first week. And he said there's wondering like maybe somebody is helping them almost too good to be true CV can strip that out by out and bought a week. I was like I'm not sure yet. But like, I should like I can't imagine anyone telling them what to do or the aftermath of like no frequently by the way, one of the people. Oh, maybe the hurry. People are doing it. People should have been so lucky I'm sorry for Hillary supporters, but she would be in the White House. Now, these kids were running her campaign like. Things like that. Mazel? So here's an example, you point this out. I just think it shows how I don't even know if clever is the right word. It's almost intuitive. Right. Exactly kid gets it Hillary does it traditional media doesn't. But. One month after this is just amazing to me. I don't remember all of this. But one month after parkland, the NRA put out a picture of a gleaming, you write a are fifteen and then they came with the phrase all control my own guns..

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02:09 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here's Steve Bertrand. It's overcast in twenty six degrees. Now at O'Hare an ice storm warning has been issued for much of the Chicago area begins at six o'clock tonight will involve maybe a portion of the drive home tonight. And then maybe early tomorrow morning commute in ice accumulations of a quarter inch or more will make travel dangerous in some spots. Could also lead to some power outages. Police are investigating shootings, and I fifty seven in a span of just a few hours state police have no suspects in custody in two shootings that took place within six hours on I fifty seven thirty eight year old man fifteen year old boy at twelve year old boy were hit by gunfire while traveling on I fifty seven you're one hundred twenty seven th street just after four PM Monday the man listed as critical the children is stable around. Ten pm a fifty five year old woman. Fatally shot an Fifty-seven Cicero avenue and oak forest while she was driving to work. It's unknown. If she was the intended target of the shooter, Ryan burrow, WGN news. The president prepares for tonight's state of the union. The White House is trying to distance itself from a federal investigation into the president's inauguration. Prosecutors in New York southern district have subpoenaed documents from the committee press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the investigation while speaking to reporters this morning outside the White House have anything to do with the White House. And I think the biggest focus and the thing that most Americans care about has nothing to do with the inaugural, and it has everything to do with what the path forward looks like you can hear the president's state of the union address and the democratic response on WGN radio dot com tonight beginning at eight o'clock. Pope Francis has concluded his historic visit to the Arabian peninsula with the first-ever papal mass in the region in the birthplace of Islam. Authorities say about one hundred eighty thousand people attended teachers four Chicago charter schools are hitting the picket lines today. The four schools are remaining open during the strike, the be staffed by principles and nonunion staff the teachers represented by CT you. We'll check your money sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. I had my whole life ahead of me. Basically the picture of health when everything changed, I'm Christina. And at twenty six I had an arterial venous malformation that caused a brain hemorrhage..

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02:34 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"With the news is Steve Bertrand cloudy. It is twelve degrees at O'Hare. The check is in the mail again postal service resumes in the area today after a two-day pause because of the weather moving into a warm up. We could at fifty by Monday employers, shrugged off last month's partial government, shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding three hundred four thousand jobs, that's the most nearly a year and much more than was expected. Chicago's police superintendent says there's no reason to doubt empire actor jussie smollet report of a racial and homophobic attack this week. It's been very cooperative with us. And I don't see any reason why he wouldn't continue to be cooperative. We are making some gains in the investigation and will continue to investigate Johnson. And was a guest on the WGN TV morning news. Overall crime was down have go back nearly a decade to find fewer murders during the month of January all the way back to twenty ten when there were nineteen this January there were twenty murders. Police say the city also suffered the fewest shootings of any January over the past five years less than one hundred last month us down from more than two hundred shootings in January twenty sixteen. The Quan WGN had New Jersey Senator Corey Booker to the list. He's the latest democrat to enter the race for president for next year. Here's reaction from senior. Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway often sounds like a hallmark heart and not necessarily a person who's the to tell you everything he's accomplished in the United States Senate and his mayor of Newark. So we'll wait to look at his record. The White House is pulling out of the treaty with Russia that's been a centerpiece of arms control since the Cold War. The withdrawal had been expected for months. It follows years of unresolved disputes over Russian compliance with the nineteen eighty-seven treaty it banned certain ground. Launched cruise missiles and a thirteen year old Indiana voice, charged with intimidation after he told Apple's digital assistant Siri that he planned to school shooting in posted an iphone screen shot of the response on social media as it apparent joke. Northwest Indiana times reports the middle school student was being held at the porter county juvenile detention center. Investigators say they don't think the boy posed a threat or had access to weapons. We'll check your money sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. We're going to have worked all we're going to go with you guys. We're talking today with mega customer, Andrea clus, and I came home, and I looked and I said. I kids wrong. The everybody was just so nice. We'll utilize your painter. Now, we had a gentleman come in. And he revamped their fireplace for week of. Well,.

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03:56 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Steve Bertrand on this Monday afternoon. Hope you're enjoying it. If you got the day off driving around or you just stay in your house today. It's a perfect day to do that chatting with the least cling to publisher of think link dot com. The CEO of best money moves at least. I think the last time we chatted you're in Hawaii. Are you in Chicago near you someplace warm fingers crossed? Yeah, I'm freezing. Like the rest of us here in my office in Chicago today. But yeah, try really hard to remember that vacation from three weeks ago. I could remember how jealous I was view of. That helps you out. Let's talk about you read think link you you mentioned right off in one of your your articles. What happens to real estate when the government is shut down? It's a great question because you know, real estate ads some people might think, oh, you're pretty immune from those are big decisions that are planned out. Well in advance. Shutdown can't have an effect on the on the real estate market's right? Yeah. It has. I mean, the government finally stepped in after the first two weeks within the mortgage industry started screaming because they had to bring another forty IRS agents back into process a form that lenders need to actually get ideals closed. A while there was some concern. Whether that was gonna happen, but buyers are impacted realtors are saying that the number of. Home deals that are on the table that are gonna be closing down by something like seven seven and a half percent. So buyers are sort of backing away owners are finding that for payments like, for example, USDA loans are directly affected by the shutdown. Freddie MAC and Fannie Mae or saying that that the government shutdown is not knocking impact. But what they're doing. It's releasing guidelines for lenders with work around issues that might arise when they're processing loans for federal workers or contractors. So it's all kind of crazy stuff. And then actually there's since forty thousand low income families or elderly or disabled tenants who get assistance from the federal government to pay the rent from the department of housing and urban development, and they could be facing some problems, especially if they're housing contracts expire at the end of January, and they don't get renewed. Because there's nobody there to do the paperwork, at least I also wonder that if this does shut down let's say drag. Down another month with you see signs right now. No, one seems to be blinking any sort of way or a really coming to the table together at least on both sides. I mentioned that as as extends. It's not only people that have home that need. These loans are looking for loans. It starts to kind of permeate into our general economic well-being, doesn't it? I mean, we've never been here. We've never been here before and it's just awful. And and it's going to be terrible for people. So I give this example of you know, if you're a government worker, and you've now getting to be on your second paycheck without right? So to a full months without any money coming in. So one thing that you might have done that you might have gotten your haircut. Well, you just won't get your haircut you're gonna walk around with longer hair. Right. But what if but if you're the hair salon that normally gets back cash, it's never coming back. So the fact that these people are going to get their money. That's great. You know, eventually, we'll get it back, but the money that they would have spent in the meantime would support thousands of businesses in their own area. And that money is going to come in the other problem that workers are going to start facing or late fees and interest free churches on bills that are unpaid now the principle balance ended up getting paid, and they might have paid on time. Let's say credit card debt, right? But if you can't make that payment because you don't have the cash that's in. Now, you've got an interest rate charge on top of what you did before. And you know, what they're not getting extra money to cover that. And so they're always big and small that this shutdown is affecting the economy and not for the better. Big up to really great points there because. Yeah, you think oh they're going to get paid eventually. But you're right. If you missed a ten meals out for.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here's Steve Bertrand. It is overcast at O'Hare right now. The temperatures in the low thirties today there have been twelve hundred immigration court hearings cancelled in Chicago since the federal government shutdown began the numbers come from the Syracuse university. It is transactional records access clearinghouse that they run their that says the numbers are expected to grow an odd. Bit of timing today. Vice President Mike Pence was claiming ISIS was defeated in Syria. He did. So at the State Department just after a suicide bomber killed several US troops bringing our troops home. The caliphate has crumbled, and ISIS has been defeated reports that four UA servicemen were killed three. Others injured sixteen killed in all and ISIS has claimed responsibility. The vice president did not mention today suicide attack in his speech. The Chicago Board of elections has. Said a tentative date for early voting. I head of the city elections WGN's. Ryan burrow has been looking at the college board of election says it's anticipating having early voting kickoff at the loop super site at one seventy five west Washington. January twenty eighth the traditional early voting program at fifteen ward locations will begin February eleventh election days, February twenty six the state law requires a forty day early voting window, which would have meant voting could begin as soon as tomorrow, but the Chicago Board of elections Commissioner said that plan is not workable, Ryan burrow, WGN news. Indiana's death penalty is facing a legal challenge. And then sentenced to death for the two thousand one rape and murder of a fifteen year old girl in the southern part of the state has filed suit against the governor and the state arguing the death penalty is contrary to the state's constitution. Fire. Crews battled a two alarm fire in Northbrook this morning. It started just after six AM on the twenty five hundred block of Melanie Laine spread to neighboring houses. The fire chief is Andy Carlson houses are.

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Steve Bertrand, mostly cloudy, twenty seven degrees right now at O'hare police say thirteen year old Jamie clash was the only target during the night of her abduction. She escaped from her captor yesterday more than eighty days after being taken and escaped about sixty miles from the home where her parents were killed police are talking about it today. Barron county sheriff Chris FitzGerald when we Ted. She was found safe and alive. Tears in lots of hugs. He says she was able to describe her doctor and twenty one year old Jake Paterson was arrested a short time later and charged with murder and kidnapping Patterson had zero criminal history locally in zero curl history. And state of Wisconsin police say they are conducting search warrants today with hopes of having more to say later in the day two thousand eighteen was another record year for tourism in Chicago to Chicago says the city welcome fifty seven point six million visitors last year breaking the tourism record. That was set just a year before according to new data released by the CDC. So far this year. The flu season has seen as many as seven million people sick with the flu up to half of those medical care for their illness. The CDC says the fluids having regional impact in Illinois while it is considered widespread in Indiana r Kelly's lawyers fighting back after lady Gaga pulled down a collaboration song she'd made with the Chicago singer Kelly is under fire for allegations of emotional and the sexual abuse of women lawyers. Steven green. Says lady Gaga is more concerned about Oscar night. Rumors about Mr Kelly that what has changed between then. And now, I'll tell you what's changed between then. And now she says if I don't disclaim my association with them, it might hurt my chance to get an Oscar. That's exactly what it is. Cook County state's attorney Kim. Fox's has asked witnesses to come forward in the Kelly case, Miami International Airport says it will close the terminal this weekend, that's because of the partial government shutdown. It says security screeners have been calling in at twice the normal rate today marks the first day screeners and eight hundred thousand federal workers will miss a paycheck and the US defense. Official says no American troops have withdrawn yet from Syria. But some military cargo has been pulled out if it said the movement of equipment is part of what the military calls the start of a deliberate withdrawal from Syria..

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"steve bertrand" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:09 min | 3 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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