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How severe are Tiger Woods' injuries?
"Sustained in a single vehicle rollover. Yesterday he's undergone surgery. Dr Brian Cole of Midwest Orthopedics at Rush tells W G and more about the nature of the damage what we call it accommodated or segmental tibia fractures, and that's a very difficult fracture to manage itself. That was rotted. He had a hind foot injury and maybe a mid foot injury, which even in isolation, those air profoundly difficult injuries to manage. Woods. Had back surgery in December. He was hoping to recover in time for the Masters tournament this April. His position in Los Angeles describes Tiger's chances of ever playing golf at the professional level again as highly unlikely back locally. Cook County board President Toni Preckwinkle is offering
Preckwinkle, Evanston mayor to tour popup vaccine clinic in Chicago's Cook County
"President Toni Preckwinkle joined Evanston Mayor Haggerty and officials From the Housing Authority of Cook County to tour a pop up covert 19 vaccination clinic at Victor Walter departments this morning, Preckwinkle says sites like this are important to ensure the covert vaccinations are being distributed equitably. In our housing authority of Cook County. Little More than half of our residents are African American and Latin ex. So our efforts to support vaccination programs in our our housing authority of Cook County facilities has an impact on health care access for Brown and black people. Mayor Haggerty says Evanston has the capability to administer 10,000 vaccines a week. But like other counties and states, they don't have the supply to do that.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot discusses vaccine availability for teachers
"Today saying he's confident the state will be able to bolster its supply of covert 19 vaccines. This after the governor yesterday announced that he wants to expand vaccine eligibility to people with pre existing conditions. And or disabilities. However, Mayor Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle aren't on board with the vaccine expansion efforts. In a joint statement today, Lightfoot and Preckwinkle said there just isn't enough vaccine supply. To even service current needs under Phase one and phase one, be
Chicago's Cook County Spends Millions on Strikebreakers
"CIA, you announcing Cook County is spending millions in public funds to hire out of state strike breakers, with no record of it. Adherence to the city of Chicago emergency travel order. The strike breakers air coming into Cook County from high risk over 19 states like Georgia, Iowa, Texas, South Carolina and New York. Marty Smith represents the register the registered at the Cook County Hospital Systems. The responsibility for this strike lay squarely on the shoulders of Toni Preckwinkle. They have walked away from the bargaining table. They have failed to engage in good faith bargaining. 90% of Cook County workers have voted to strike in the union provided legal notice to the county that the strike could happen this week.
Chicago's Cook County Board President launches COVID-19 relief cash assistance program
"Look any board President Toni Preckwinkle announcing an extension today, the county's covered 19 resident Cash assistance program with an additional $7 million in funding, and it's critical in this climate that government lied without hesitation. People need stability to survive. People need to have confidence that they can weather the storm Applications open today and will close on
All of Illinois to Enter Tier 3 Mitigations This Week, Gov. Pritzker Announces
"19 restrictions will take effect Friday. Across Across the the state, state, the the governor governor says says here here three three mitigations mitigations air air needed needed due due to to the the rapid rapid increase increase in in cases cases and and hospitalizations. hospitalizations. This This is is not not a a stay stay at at home home order, order, but but the the best best way way for for us us to to Avoid a stay at home order is to stay home. We are asking you to choose zoom instead of packing people in a room for Thanksgiving. Make alterations to your routines now so that we can be together later. The governor says mitigations include capacity limits for retail and grocery stores, No indoor group, fitness classes or youth team sports, casinos, museums and theaters will have to close. These restrictions will be in place until the numbers improve. Over 5800, Illinois residents are hospitalized with Cove in 19. County Board president Toni Preckwinkle joined Chicago's afternoon news. She did not have today's county White hospital bed numbers, But I can tell you that two weeks ago in our hospital, we had half a unit half of one unit devoted to covert patients and early this week it was free human, so that's a six fold increase in two weeks, and that is the nightmare for us. Illinois, reporting 12,601 new coronavirus cases and 97 additional death. A state home advisory is in effect for suburban Cook County and Chicago because of the advisory and new mitigations going into place and grocery store chains in the Chicago area of already began to Capt. Customer purchases on certain items, Illinois Manufacturers Association president Mark Dentler says producers in the steak and keep up with demand. We are starting to hear some reports about boarding again and grocery stores. A little bit of people get scared about being Lockdown. But our manufacturers continue producing the food and it goes without saying but also the important medicine. When it comes to Holmes,
Chicago - Cook County announces $8 million in animal grants
"Kind of board president Toni Preckwinkle along with the department of animal and rabies control announced Monday that will go to animal shelters from housing cook county animals grants practical explains why I'm so excited to announce eight million dollars in grants to to area shelters that provide such so such vital services for our community south suburban Humane Society gets six million have instant receives twelve million the city of Evanston there
Chicago - Cook County Board Votes To Release COVID-19 Patient Addresses To First Responders
"Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle says she's profoundly disappointed after the board narrowly approved a resolution yesterday to provide first responders with the addresses of people who tested positive for covert nineteen it allows only the address is not the names of patients to be shared with nine one one dispatchers in suburban cook county for two months the intention is to protect first responders critics say it's a violation of privacy and civil rights we are like but says she won't let anything like that become law you know little
Cook County Board Votes To Release COVID-19 Patient Addresses To First Responders; Chicago mayor disapproves
"The County Board approved a resolution to provide first responders with the addresses of people who tested positive for covert nineteen it allows only the address is not the names of patients in cook county the intention is to protect first responders but many considered a dangerous violation of privacy board president Toni Preckwinkle said she was profoundly disappointed by the vote and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot said we will never allow this to become law in Chicago supporters say the measure provides an extra layer of protection for first responders and the information expires after sixty
Chicago - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Self-Isolates After Member Of Security Detail Tests Positive For COVID-19
"Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle is self isolating for the rest of the week she said she showed no signs of the virus but a member of her security detail is tested
Chicago: Cook County commissioner resigns amid federal probe
"Cook county commissioner Jeff to bowl ski has submitted his resignation to County Board president Toni Preckwinkle WGN's Megan choir a spokesperson for practical side because double ski did not state the reason for his resignation the president is not going to speculate about why he's leaving his post but his departure comes in the wake of a widespread federal corruption probe in September the FBI raided his offices at village hall and took fifty one thousand dollars in cash from a safe inside his home search warrant suggests they were looking for documents about his annual cubs spring training trips and is home heating and air conditioning system the feds hold away hard drives related to the renovation of the altar grill a restaurant in the cook some have called the mayor's private hang out those federal raids are connected to an investigation into former state senator Martin Sandoval Sandoval has since resigned and pleaded guilty to corruption charges he's now cooperating with a federal investigation into corruption involving the state's red light camera program
Chicago: Rivals Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle rally for Kim Foxx, together but separately
"Yeah from yesterday for cook county state's attorney Kim Foxx at the painters district council fourteen headquarters in a rare appearance together political rivals mayor Lightfoot and cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle both spoke at the rally to endorse fox for reelection print quickly says fox should be proud of a record over the past three and a half years if you think about it what she's focused on his violent crime the shooters in the killers that's where our resources ought to go and she's like knowledge she's acknowledged the errors of the past Lightfoot and Franklin Cole did not pose together for a group photo didn't stand together on the stage and spend no time talking to one another before or after the announcement
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on In The Thick
"There was all these political upsets that happened at a local level, especially with all these knows winning in the city council. In fact, this is the city council just got a whole lot more black and Brown making it the lease white since the fifty ward system started in the nineteen twenties. Wow. Yeah. That's that's mild. Who have you been following this? No, I have not been following it at all. I'm going to be totally honest with you, can I just be like completely honest with you. You can be totally was like one of those things when you turn it on that day, you know, when you plug in turn on my public radio, or whatever, you know, all the things that I you know, I have at my home office. I have like think of it as like a mini newsroom and all of a sudden someone's like, oh, Chicago elections today. And I'm like what? So I have not been following this Jimmy at all please educate me, I want to know what your thoughts are. So I been following it because I've been carving out this beat as a reporter at mother Jones around how black men and women of color, generally engaged with political power. And what's been interesting to me about this race in particular is that the run off got a lot of attention. It was Lori Lightfoot versus at Toni preckwinkle, and these are two black women, and it was like a huge milestone in Chicago. But. A lot of sort of criticism from the grass roots. There were maybe a small contingent of folks there, they're loud who were kind of going along with this line that, you know, all skin focused kinfolk, which is to say, you know, they don't really trust frequent goals record. They don't trust light foots record. You know, like lifeless a former federal prosecutor like folks are like not super excited about this on the grass, Regina like the Kamala Harris affect that. We've talked before when you were on like we were talking about Kamala Harris like it's like like the auntie, right? Then we say, we the black anti image. It's like, I don't know about you guys. But continue sorry. I'm just saying I'm trying to connect the dots here. Jimmy. No. I mean, that's that's exactly right. I think it's it's a matter of like there's been a lot of talk in recent years. People call it identity, politics, whatever you wanna call it around. What does it mean to have people in power who look like you? And I think right. The question is what do people do with that power? Once they have it. And I think a lot of folks are trying to really push this conversation around like, you know, we're not trying to have Representative. You know, folks were figureheads who were kind of enacting the same agendas that have held us down for generations since we've been any cities, especially Chicago. Yeah. And so, you know, it's it's a tough thing. I think it's like we have to see what life would does as mayor. Right. But this is Chicago this is one of the most racist cities with one of the most deeply entrenched racist histories in this country. So it'll be it'll be really interesting, but what's your gut like just tell me quickly? Like, what does your gut tell you about Lightfoot? You know, I think we have to wait and see that's the diplomatic approach it. But, you know, Lori Lightfoot election reminds me a lot of Jean Quan. She a former mayor of Oakland who came to office. A couple years after another high profile murder of a black man Oscar grant. Yeah. And you know, she kind of came into office on the heels of a lot of community outrage and a lot of, you know, understanding that something really significant needed to shift at the top. And once she got to office, just the the bureaucracy of city politics and her own choices, really, you know, didn't allow for there to be any sort of deep systemic change. And it was kind of like this dud. I'm an election system. Kind of sexy win. Right. Right. So that's what you're feeling. So that's on feeling. I'm feeling like, you know, let's wait and see. But I think still the grass roots are going to have to keep keep organizing..
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on AP News
"You. A few moments ago, I spoke with Toni preckwinkle in this election, Tony and I were competitors. But our differences are nothing compared to what we can achieve together for more than two point seven million people voter turnout his near a record low with only about thirty two percent of registered voters doing so analysts say shows large groups in the city is still feel under Representative especially the Hispanic community, which is growing rapidly, which Kaga elected its first black mayor, Harold Washington. Back in nineteen Ninety-three voter turnout was eighty two percent. Are signs of slower economic growth causing employers to limit their hiring AP's, Mike Kemp and reports that could be the case based on the results of private job survey payroll processor, ADP says businesses added one hundred twenty nine thousand jobs in March the fewest in eighteen months, the gains were in service sectors, such as education and health care and professional and business services, however manufacturing and construction firms cut yobs last month, the US academy appears to have slowed and global growth has been slowing health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people as AP correspondent, Shelley Adler reports. There could be a connection the FDA says it's reviewing thirty five reports of seizures among e cigarette users, particularly young people. While regulators say it's not yet clear. Whether vaping is responsible. They're concerned and want the public to report any information about the issue most e cigarettes, heat a flavored nicotine. Solution into an inhalable vapor. But there are no rules on how much nicotine they deliver nicotine poisoning can cause seizures convulsions vomiting and brain injury. Chevy atler Washington. A radio news. I'm Jacky Quin. The House Judiciary committee's voted to authorize subpoenas to get the attorney general to release the full special.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WWL
"Think we may the best. In life. It's a city that newly elected mayor Lori Lightfoot describes as reborn where race. And who you love don't matter the former federal prosecutor easily defeated Toni preckwinkle in a runoff election. Lightfoot is the first black woman and openly gay person elected mayor of Chicago, we can and we will give our neighborhoods all of our neighborhoods the same time and attention that we give the downtown. Amidst the jubilation of her victory speech Lightfoot, also addressed one of Chicago's most serious problems. I do d- as a city as leaders as neighbors as people is to stand with these mothers and children and put an end to this gun violence once and for all. CBS news update. I'm Budd Mishkin. Well, police in Los Angeles say they have apprehended the man who shot and killed rapper nipsy hustle. Police say nipsy hustle knew the man investigators believe killed the rap star twenty nine year old Eric Holder on Sunday afternoon. The two had a verbal altercation at hustles clothing store holder left, but returned with a gun and opened fire killing nipsy hustle. Steve Futterman right now. Wall Street Josh getting ready for business and the Dow is up at the start forty six points. Nasdaq is up thirty seven oil down eighteen cents at sixty two..
Lori Lightfoot makes history as Chicago mayor
"Voters in Chicago make history at the polls, Chicago mayor elect Lori Lightfoot says the city's voters have created a movement for change Lightfoot in the process becoming the city's first black woman and openly gay person elected to lead Chicago. It wasn't overwhelm. Coming victory for political victory over political veteran. Toni preckwinkle Lightfoot telling supporters gathered in a downtown hotel. She's ready to work for
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"You have heard Toni preckwinkle concede to Lori Lightfoot and also mayor elect Lori Lightfoot speech both of those played live here on NewsRadio political editor Craig Delamore. You heard both speeches like you. Andy Andy shot way in just your thoughts beginning with you Craig on Lori Lightfoot, her speech what what did you make of it? I think she she obviously had planned this out. Well, and try to hit all of the right notes, including a of very embracing mention that he may have great differences with Toni preckwinkle, but says our differences are nothing compared to what we can achieve together clearly showing her intention to move together going forward, but she also touched on all the major issues of the campaign, the police reform corruption gun violence immigrant rights, but she also talked about the overarching theme, and that is why. People to want to know why to stay in Chicago. And I think that is one of the things that resonated with a lot of people that during this campaign, and she did talk about things like that. So I think this was a good way to set the tone for what comes next, but you know, the congratulations are coming in from from a lot of people even the union. The unions did not back her are wishing her. Well, but saying, you know, you've got your work out for you, Alison for Mandy Shaw on Lightfoot speech. But first, let's check in with WBZ's Bob Roberts, who's live at the board of elections bump while the race in the fortieth ward is two sided now, Patrick O'Connor has lost his seat. He's been in the city council since nineteen eighty three seconds seniority to Ed Burke. Of course, the attorney the close LA of mayor Rahm Emanuel his floor leader in the city council has lost to Andre boss caz. Former Bernie Sanders presidential campaign aide manager for AT and T a man. Who sees the city's fiscal health mounting pension obligations, lack brand new and spending priorities as the top challenge for both his ward and for the city. So once again, Andre boss Cass defeating Patrick O'Connor longtime fortieth ward alderman by one thousand fifty nine votes live from election board headquarters. Bob Roberts, News Radio. What point nine FM Andy Shaw? Patrick O'Connor being defeated. Cisco Patrick O'Connor is only one of the moves in the city council that is going to cause Lory Lightfoot some significant challenges. Yes. Seven weeks before she becomes the mayor of Chicago on inauguration day. She has to put a team together at city hall an administrative team. But when you look at the city council the floor leader for Rahm Emanuel. Pat, O'Connor is out Ed Burke, the longtime finance committee, chairman is no longer chimney that committee Danny release out of the city council out of his power for role as Joni committee chairman, so first and foremost, she's going to have to put together a team at city council with with the council's consent that she can work with it's going to be a lot of new faces as Craig pointed out earlier, a lot of left leaning new alderman a lot of pressure to spend money on programs and services. And then of course, she's got a transition to get going in the next few days. She has to put together an entire team a new administration before. She can begin to tackle those problems. So the parlor game over the next few weeks is going to be who's in who's out who gets the top positions, and we'll assess them one by one to see if they see my good choices to move the city forward. And as everybody's been saying to work collaborative Lee with preckwinkle, but Springfield more analysis. Just ahead complete coverage. Updated moment by moment on our website, WBZ, News Radio dot com. And we'll check traffic and weather next. WBZ news time nine forty and caller number nine for one million dollars read a complete this quote life is like a box of Rita. You're cutting out. We need your answer. Oh, sorry. That's not what we were looking for onto caller number ten. Network.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"New mayor Laurie. Life would it's a political newcomer and the first black female and openly gay leader of the city, she defeated Toni preckwinkle, a former schoolteacher who served on the city council for nineteen years Lightfoot as a former federal prosecutor who campaign on ending corruption in the city. She'll be sworn in may twentieth don't shy away from the healthcare debate. That was the message tonight from President Trump as he addressed Republican lawmakers at the national Republican congressional committees annual spring dinner democratic plan, which is straw, American healthcare bankrupt our country. Oh, forget it not even close and take away your private dock earlier today, the president said he could wait on healthcare plan until after the twenty twenty election as the ObamaCare repeal works its way through the courts, forty seven Democrats in the Senate. Are United in demanding that President Trump and attorney general reverse their callous legal assault on Americans healthcare. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, a house panel issuing subpoenas one day after it was revealed the White House issued security clearances to over two dozen people over the objections of security professional host committee. Democrats have okay to subpoena for a former White House official in charge of personnel security following the revelations of a career employees in that office about security clearances approved over objections Newbold. Came forward at great personal.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Election day in Chicago for mayor treasurer of alderman, Bill Cameron has a warning about the conventional wisdom predicting who's going to be the next mayor the conventional wisdom says Lori Lightfoot will win because she's the agent of change you as a big lead in the polls. But there is a way Toni preckwinkle could win in a very low turnout her support from unions and ward organizations could pull off an upset. Lightweight knows this and has maintained she's not overconfident. I need to still go on earners votes. We need to keep making the case as to why my campaign and the vision that I have for Chicago really is going to improve their lives every single day. Turn out today is expected to be a disgraceful thirty five percent. At city hall Bill Cameron, WLS AM eight nine dollar election. Coverage begins at five o'clock here with John Howell on WLS. The wrong way driver involved in a crash killed in Illinois state. Police trooper has been identified as forty four year old Kelly Mets city man, authorities say trooper Gerald Alice was on duty at a squad car Saturday, traveling home on I ninety four when Dan Davies who was eastbound in the westbound lanes struck the trooper had on Lake County coroner Howard Cooper says an autopsy performed Monday show Davies died from multiple injuries due to a car crash toxicology results are pending, but the coroner says that alcohol was in Davies system is the third Illinois trooper fatally struck by vehicle since the start of a year trooper Brooke Jones story was killed Thursday. When a truck struck her in freeport visitation for her is today in Warren with funeral services set for tomorrow back in January of vehicle fatally, hit trooper Krista. For Lambert near Northbrook. It's just not true. President Trump's son-in-law says of claims as White House security clearance was initially denied a government employee is claiming a couple dozen others also should have been prevented from getting access to some classified information. Bob Costantini with an update the president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, going on Fox News to defend the entire White House against a whistleblower accusation that he was among those who security clearance was originally denied only to be overridden by President Trump over the last two years that I've been here I've been accused of all different types of things and all those things have turned out to be false. We've had a lot of crazy accusations like we colluded with Russia. The whistle blower is a career executive branch staffer who suggests national security and classified information may be at risk with the twenty-five clearances. She believes should have been denied. Bob Costantini, the White House. WLS news time ten oh. Four Kennedy O'Hare to downtown thirty five out Twenty-three slow on the bike Thorndale to the post office, thirty eight the Stevenson. Three fifty five to drive thirty.
Vote with pride: LGBT politicians
"The city of Chicago, we'll vote for a new mayor whatever happens label second we're gonna make history to African American women won the runoff. It's Lori Lightfoot a lawyer against veteran politician, Toni preckwinkle either way Chicago will become the largest American city run by an African American woman. And there could be some other history in the making Louis Lightfoot is a lesbian. She said at a public dinner lately that her career would have been impossible when she first came to the city. Right. Think about where we were. And where we are. Now, I'm an outlets Byan Mary with child writing in the city the first ever make the ballot of from the LGBTQ community, not even remotely possible certainly back in those days. But even frankly, it wouldn't been too long ago that it wouldn't have been possible. So I think Kansas comes at a key moment for gay bisexual and transgender politicians in America in last year's midterm elections. Gay rights groups celebrated the election of a record number of candidates from minority sexuality and gender identity. Groups Colorado's governor is a gay man and Oregon's bisexual woman, and there's another high-profile out mayor in the midwest. I'm people to judge the mayor of south into the end when he announced his run to be the democratic nominee for president with video including a shot of him snuggled on a sofa with his dog and his husband I belong to generation stepping forward. Right now, we're the couple livestream their wedding last year. With you. I think the way the American voters are seeing gay and transgender politicians has transformed quite dramatically quite quickly in the last decade or two we see a really dramatic change. Adam Roberts is the economists midwest correspondent he's been on the campaign trail with both Mr. Budaj and MRs Lightfoot, recently, even on the left of American politics. You have politicians Democrats who have shifted to be far more relaxed fumble at ease with with gay politicians than they were in the past. So we heard I there from mrS Lightfoot who's a candidate in the election today. What did she tell you about voters attitudes to her sexuality? So when I went out with with Lori lights it on her campaign trail little while ago. She was come painting in a part of Chicago that is the most liberal and progressive part of the city and she spoke about being an openly gay candidates. She spoke about the fact that her opponent had appeared to criticize that and use of dog whistle politics against to try and get some of the voters to to turn against her because she is openly lesbian, and she argued that this would be a problem for her opponent that in this day and age voters would rather shrug at the fact that someone has a different orientation, the reality is that especially in the city Light's, Chicago, Lori Lightfoot can use the fact that she's open about her sexuality as proof that she is authentic, and that she's honest about who she is and voters like that. And that chimes with which what you saw when you met Mr. Budaj. Yes. So going to south bend. Which is a smallish city in Indiana. And you might expect in a very Catholic state where Republicans general quite strong that it would be a problem for for mayor Pete's to to be openly gay. But in fact, his constituents and everyone he meets he says a keen to show that they're relaxed about it. And he's approached by people in the city who they may be a bit clumsy about it. But generally, they're well-meaning, and they want to come up to him and tell him that they're very relaxed with the fact that he's gay, and so he sees this as a massive change from and he's already thirty seven, but he sees a massive change from when he was young and people were far more repressed about this other thing. So what do you think is behind this out of the surgeon gay and transgender candidates is it just gradual social change is it some sort of perhaps backlash against the Trump administration. I think is a combination of the two, but the by Flos the more important factor is the long-term change. If you look. Across america. You see opinion polls showing that people especially young Americans millennials much more at ease with ideas, sumptious gay marriage or having a gay schoolteacher or gay doctor. So I think if you look back over ten or fifteen years, even you can see that when Barack Obama was campaigning to be a state Senator in Illinois. He was much more hesitant candidates talking about these issues than when he became president. And by the time he left his his his offices president he was in favor of gay marriage. So you see the transitions Republicans very very clearly. Absolutely. But some of these candidates are kind of explicit about campaigning on civil rights for their communities K or transgender communities, for example, and still wanted to be taken at face value on all of the other issues. How do you think these sort of strike balanced between representing their own communities, but also tackling all of the relevant political bits? Well, when I sat down with piece a little while ago. And talked to him about that he had this clear on. So which is that you have to distinguish between the message and the messenger. And so as a messenger as a gay man he thinks that being out and being offensive about it helps to win him some attention. It'll mean that he gets noticed in this very large field of of democratic contenders. And perhaps progressives will pay more attention to him because he's out in an open about it. But fairly quickly the messenger has to give to the message. And the message that he has the most to say about the things you really wants to talk about or about revival of midwestern towns that are about economic change or about economic Justice. Whether we need some minimum income for poor people. So he isn't making gay rights. A big issue that he's campaigning on. He's just letting this part of his profile. It's a similar approach that Lori Lightfoot has here in Chicago a much the same for the governors of Colorado and Oregon. They're open about their identity, but they don't want to be seen as somehow representing only a small minority of voters. They want to represent as many of their constituents as possible. And so they talk mostly about economic, social and other issues and not about gay rights. So if these attitudes than our are changing are becoming more progressive, you would you would expect to the number of for example, gay or trans elected officials to sort of match up with the demographic in the country at large is or reclose. So when I was talking recently to Anisse Parker who is the head of the victory fund, and formerly the mayor of Houston, she talks about great progress. That's been made the fact that some seven hundred elected officials across America who are out the fat. There are people in congress these governors and so on, but she also points out of it in ammo in Michigan forty five years ago today by coincidence. A woman called Cathy CASA chanko was elected to the city count. Sel and she was the very first American to run on the ticket as an openly gay candidate. And she succeeded and is now being celebrated for this historic milestone. But mayor Parker and east Parker points out that forty five years is a long time, and she would love to have seen more progress by now and the diff- roughly five percent of the American population is gay or lesbian or or has a minority sexual orientation the actual proportion of people in office is less than one percent. So if you want some sort of parody we've got a long way to go yet.
Lori Lightfoot, Treasurer And Toni Preckwinkle discussed on Steve Cochran
"Today, it is election day in Chicago polls opened at six o'clock, they'll be open until seven tonight runoff elections. Deciding contest for mayor city treasurer and alderman had fifteen of the city's fifty wards. Lori Lightfoot is running against Toni preckwinkle in the mayor's race. Whoever wins will become the first black woman elected to the city's top office Lightfoot is the front runner, but hasn't changed that hasn't changed? Your strategy. Never never never does anybody. Any good to be overconfident?
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Toni preckwinkle putting in long hours this last weekend while asking supporters to do the same winkle repeatedly told those to whom she spoke to check her record the inference being that political novice Lightfoot is light in that department. Dollars an hour. I'm committed to that. My opponent is not preckwinkle said Chicago needs more affordable housing and discussion of rent control at the very least preckwinkle attended a housing forum that Lightfoot skipped had hecklers later disrupted. Her remarks at the little village community church. Your moment. Thank you. We have this incredible moment. And frankly, I appreciate you being here. But what we have to have in. Our city is dialogue Lightfoot said a divided. Chicago is exactly what Trump Republicans want. Bob Roberts, News Radio on one point nine FM. And a reminder, we'll have complete coverage of the election results from all of the city and suburban races as soon as the polls close at seven on Tuesday. We'll also have analysis on reactions of the results from our expert panel throughout the night right here on WBZ PM. Chicago police warning renters on the south side to be aware of a property takeover scam, the scammers identify single family homes and condos in foreclosure or those recently placed on the market or abandoned or owned by the Bank. They place ads online to rent imposing his owners or agents. Sometimes even have the keys though. It wasn't explain how they got them. They collect rent and security deposits, then disappear in the renter loses the money he or she handed over anyone with info about who. These scammers are is asked to call the Chicago police departments financial crimes unit. John Coleman NewsRadio on one zero five point nine. After the Reverend Al Sharpton defending county state's attorney Kim box who's been criticized after office dropped charges against actor jussie smollet. The civil rights leader was in Chicago yesterday at Jesse Jackson's rainbow push coalition shopped portrayed mayor Emanuel as a hypocrite. The mayor has criticized prosecutors actions in the empire actor's case small was charged with falsely reporting to police that he was the victim of an attack. The AccuWeather five day forecast is next WBZ. News time five thirteen.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"NewsRadio. The Chicago mayoral runoff election is a week from today. WB GAM's political editor Craig larent- parts from city hall. There are some sharp differences a number of agreements between candidates Toni preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot on taxes and development. Lori Lightfoot wants to end automatic privilege, which gives an ultimate absolute veto. Power over projects in the war. Toni preckwinkle does not preckwinkle willing to talk about ending the city's existing ban on rent control. Let's not ready to take that step yet both real estate transfer tax on high end properties in life were told Crain's commercial properties included can't put the burden on residential property owners and commercial properties a pass. And she agrees with preckwinkle assertion the tax increments. Financing of developments needs overhauling. It's supposed to kick start development. And yet almost all of the loop is in one my financial district or another, and this is the most valuable real estate in the city and both candidates oppose a commuter tax at city hall, Craig Delamore, NewsRadio on one zero five point nine. FM is injuries could have been much worse. Chicago fire department says a child was treated for a puncture wound to the abdomen after falling into a hole here Brier place in Sheridan road late yesterday afternoon. The fire department helped rescue the child who fell about five feet into a light shaft. What's described as a whole designed to let sunlight into a? Basement. A spokesman says usually light shafts are covered by great. It's not clear if this one was rescuers also had to help the child's grandfather. He was not injured. A fire department spokesman says the child suffered a puncture wound to the abdomen. Steve miller. Newsradio on one zero five point nine FM. Gunshots damaged the campaign opposite fifth ward automatic candidate William William Callaway yesterday afternoon. No one injured in the two thousand block of east. Seventy first street were Calloway said in a Facebook live video..
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Fair skies and thirty seven degrees at O'Hare WTT w Chicago tonight host Phil Ponce estimator mayoral candidate Toni preckwinkle last night during the debate to clarify a comment. She made during a debate the previous night preckwinkle had claimed that diversity and inclusion were hallmarks of her county administration. But WBZ report she has only poor Latino department heads out of thirty three positions look at inclusion and diversity it has to go beyond simply hiring. And if you look at my administration, we I think we have a very good. Pretty key. Hallmark of diversity and inclusion it is something we've worked at and we clearly need to work more on preckwinkle fellow candidate. Lori Lightfoot also took part last night. She was asked to respond to recent criticism of her time as a prosecutor the criticism was made by chance the rapper as he announced his endorsement of brek wiggle. He said like puts prosecutorial record is not in the best interest of young black people in Chicago. Here's Lightfoot as a person who comes from a family that endured pretty gruesome racial violence to be able to be on the person in the room that makes discretionary calls about who gets charged when they get charged and to bring Justice to victims. I was honored by the opportunity to do that and the runoff elections April. Second police are telling friends and family of twenty eight year old Zion man, who's missing to postpone. The search forum at least for now WGN's. Andrea darlas explains family members say Corey Reinhard has been missing since last Friday, and they were planning to conduct a search for him Thursday. However, the search was called off. After a suggestion from police that they postpone it for now, the family says police inform them of some new discoveries. But wouldn't elaborate Reinhart is an army veteran and worked as a dietary aide in a nursing home. His family says the disappearance is very out of character. I created airless WGN news or Kelly will be in court in Chicago later this morning, go check up on the status of his sex abuse case. He's under indictment in Chicago on ten counts of aggravated sex abuse is attorney is also expected to ask the judge in the case to allow Kelly to travel overseas to Dubai for serious of concerts. His Lori will likely argue that his client needs to earn a living in order to pay child support. Let's get an update now from WGN sports. Good morning. Dave eanet. Thank you bet. Good morning, call it a missed opportunity for the Blackhawks chance to gain ground on. What are the teams they're chasing and keep pace with another? Instead, there's still four points out of a playoff spot this morning after a three one loss at home to Philadelphia. Our xfinity Blackhawks report the hawks. I've taken a one nothing lead on Eric gust of sins goal midway through the first was their only goal of the game though. James van rims dyke. Got the game winner midway through the third Carter heart made forty saves that while Arizona was losing to Florida four to two in Colorado was beating Dallas three one to take over the second wildcard spot. The hawks next two games are against the avalanche. If you what would the big ten in the NC double A tournament. You did just find on day one the conference went five for five including an upset based on the seedings. Minnesota's win over Louisville at a near upset Maryland's two point escape against Belmont. Michigan Purdue and Michigan state also win the Spartans held off Bradley seventy six sixty five sixteen more games today, including three number one seeds hit action in baseball. The White Sox ripped Texas twelve to two and cactus league. Play the cubs and giants battled to a five all tie on the home of the Blackhawks the northwestern. Wildcats and white socks..
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"For Toni preckwinkle. He's immensely talented. Are you surprised at his endorsement because I kind of 'em now. I'm not I'm not thank you, by the way. Hi, everybody. It's Bill and Wendy welcome to the show for being brave enough rate right now, you're not supposed to say you don't care about the NCAA tournament. But you have taken the lead on this and said doesn't do anything for me. Good for you. You kind of back me up on this. I'm with you all the way you just wish scared to say, why cares scared hiding under the desk. Have. I mean because people think that that somehow un-american if you don't care about this, and you don't and I don't that. That's that you're some sort of a communist, how can you not care about the NC double A tournament? But it's not for everybody. Well, I mean, if you went to a school, maybe. I don't. School you graduated from. Why wouldn't you if they're in it? Right. A lot of people that go to colleges and universities. They're team isn't in the bracket area. And this mania does not last through the whole season. It's like the Olympics. When people really pretend that they care about all the the Olympic events when the ice skating goes on all the two there's always ice skating somewhere and people are clamoring to see it. But when the Olympics, I can't go I can't go out Wednesday night. They're showing the ice skating in the Olympics. I got to see it do they televise ice skating. A little bit. Like, it's hard to see watch it every Saturday wide world of sports type shows they'll show you some that thrill of victory the agony. Good for you for not caring, adding more of us should not care about things. That's the that's the direction we need to take. Let's stop caring. I don't care if anyone else does it, right? Right. To each his own, right? I just have no interest. And I'm not gonna waste time talking about it. Now, even I a man who once had a gambling problem. This does nothing for me at all. That's the only reason anybody's into it because they like you're right winning. Right. Even if it's not a lot you want a Pat on the back saying I picked all. I do it to bond with my son. Is that why only weird thing? I mean, you know, like, he he's at home. Now, he's twenty two. And so he came home from work yesterday. You know, he barely talks. He just wants to sit down and eat right away, or whatever. And like I said, well, I got my brackets done. He's like, oh, yeah. Let me see him. The mom. And you know, he goes closer together. And and so we have this friendly competition every year, we did it all through college. When he was in college. We were communicate, you know, your bracket stink dateable whatever it was. It was great. So we just continue with that. I know nothing. You know, click ball nothing. Well, less on the brackets coming up. Right. A lot more. We've got MAURICE Lamarche standing by. We'll talk to him. One of the great cartoon voice artists of all time. That's next. It's Bill and Wendy in WGN..
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And here is Andrea darlas appearing Justin at this point. It's going to be Lori Lightfoot and Toni preckwinkle in the mayoral run off. Lori Lightfoot with seventeen percent now Eighty-one thousand votes just over that about eighty one thousand five hundred twenty seven Toni preckwinkle with about seventy five thousand votes and Bill Daley in third place with sixty eight thousand nine hundred and sixty four more than eighty percent of the votes are now in Lory Lightfoot speaking moments ago, saying this is what change looks like. Of course, I want to thank those who had the courage, and let me understand that courage to stand with our campaign against the machine. She says there's five weeks until April second. That's when the runoff will be. And she said the work starts tonight, Gary Chico conceding, but they're also saying it has been in the honor of his life to campaign. This is the second time that I've run for mayor. And while we came up short tonight. I will tell you that I wouldn't have traded this for a single second also conceding earlier this evening Willie Wilson. Susannah, Dozo Amara Enya Gerry, Chico. Paul Vallis and Gary McCarthy all conceding the race for mayor. Let's quickly run through some of the alderman winners tonight in a first ward. It's Daniela Spotta the third ward packed Dowell hangs onto her seat in the fourth ward. It's so fear king seventh ward Greg Mitchell in the eighth ward. It's Michelle Harris ninth ward, Anthony Beale holds onto his seat in the tenth ward. Susan Garza the eleventh ward, Patrick Daley Thompson, the twelfth ward I Jorge Cardenas in the thirteenth ward. It's Marty Quinn. Moving to the seventeenth were David Moore. The projected winner the. Eighteenth ward, Derek Curtis nineteenth ward, Matt O'Shea holds onto his far south side. Ward in the Beverly neighborhood, twenty-second mortis Michael Rodriguez. The twenty third ward is so von to Baras twenty-seventh ward. Walter Burnett hangs onto his seat twenty eighth Jason urban Twenty-nine, Chris Talia Farrow, and in the thirty fourth ward Carlos Ramirez, Rosa forty-one, Anthony Napolitano holds onto his seat in the far northwest suburb north western portion of the city rather forty fourth. Ward alderman, Tom Tunney hangs onto that Wrigley. Ville seat, forty eighth ward Attari Ostermann, the forty-ninth word is Maria. Hadn't fifty is Deb Silverstein. So those are the projected winners of all of the alderman exceeds as of this hour,.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Ed brought in extra crews last night to prepare for a potential widespread. Power outages. Some of those crews were actually embedded with crews from the city's office of emergency management and communications is comet spokesman Sean Shane everybody that works in that center is focused solely on storm in restoration. There's no those folks aren't looking at any other work going on it's strictly about restoration. There wasn't much to restore at the height of the outages about a thousand customers were without in comparison during the last no storm more than sixty thousand people lost power Chicago metro saw. Little overnight as far as ice buildup of the ice storm warning for the city was cancelled hours ago WGN's Pam Jones says some areas to watch for slick spots ramps. Overpasses intersections plow trucks are rolling with ice melt on this guy way. Dan, Ryan lakeshore drive and also Columbus as you head into the city this morning. Also overhead signs are warning of icy pavement. However, the pavement appears to be simply wet the rain drenching area streets, but not icing over in downtown Chicago. Pam Jones WGN news hardest hit areas are north and west of the city. Another mayoral forum was held in Chicago Tuesday. This one hosted by sometimes Cook County board, president Toni preckwinkle and state controller Susanna Mendoza argued at one point over one time ally to both alderman Edberg there's been a code of silence with president preckwinkle 's face in how she's dealt with sexual harassment. I'm getting challenged by somebody on ethics issues who is who got married in Ed house. Prosecutors said charge. Burke with attempted extortion and President Trump delivered his state of the union address last night reaction throughout the day. ABC Sally Rogan has more on one moment. During the address win. The president reaffirmed his commitment to build a wall. The president noted that previous laws to build barriers on the southern border like the secure fence act of two thousand six received a bipartisan support in the past most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"All packed into one week today. More traditional snowy way, seven eight nine ten degrees. Feels like Florida. Compared to the last couple of days. That's why I'm wearing this hash was anybody called. They went out saying. Now my door did not stick outside. Well, I mean, I drove out. Okay. Big shot. We'll get to the top six six in the second preview of the Super Bowl. Of course this morning. We'll break it down completely. We'll go over the film and Toni preckwinkle is going to be in studio later, she's arguably your front runner for mayor. Gary Payton on today. Yes. The weekend with the and words meaning handed out. You got some inside information on that David was gonna win. I do not. I know trae burden of the bears is a finalist for that award. If you did would you tell no probably not, well, I wouldn't do that to Jared because put him in a stunner. Yeah. Please. All right. Let's get to it. Top six six right now. Hotel. It's time to get your shit. The top six inch American weather makers heating and cooling sixteen. Continues in that area. Vandevelde you've got some splaine into do where the plows this morning. This.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Now, that's Toni preckwinkle so all the things that got the daily family elected are impractical K camp. So be interesting to see how that plays out. You also have daily verse some of the old daily crew, Paul Vallas, Jeremiah Joyce, those are all those are people who have been involved with the daily family in one way or another for years. You have all those you have Willie Wilson and the black vote, which he just said, I gotta love Willie Wilson because just came out. And he said, I just want other black folk to get out of the way. That's why he's questioning Jim Walgreens candidacy he doesn't he's not pretending like, it's for some reason or for democracy. He just comes out and says, I don't want other black candidates because I'm gonna win the black vote and just get outta my wit. I'm seeing a few. Mean girls type musical Toni preckwinkle questioning all the the other women in there with of color. I think that'll play out in this story later, and we haven't even talked about even in this conversation Mara any chance the rapper and Kanye west. There are so many storylines juicy. I can't wait for the daily slam ads that have the parking meters. I know I forgot about the parking meter issue. All right coming up nine o'clock. Swap meet with Gregg flam. If you've got some junk that you want valuated three one thousand nine hundred seventy two hundred before we do that though. Let's find out what's coming up in the nine o'clock news with Eric Eric Obama's former attorney general will be back on Capitol Hill this morning, we'll tell you why coming up and traffic is still slow coming in on the Kennedy, especially fifty two minutes as you make your way in fifty two on the.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Cook County board president Toni preckwinkle expected to join the increasingly crowded race for Chicago mayor but first yesterday, she parted ways with longtime aide who's been chief of staff for twenty one months BBN's Bob Roberts with the detail. Suckle says she only learned Friday of alleged inappropriate behavior by John Keller on his personal time. She says in a statement that when she confronted him. He did not deny it and says she demanded and received his immediate resignation while she does not spell out. What Keller allegedly did she says it's important to her as a board president? And as a woman the foster a workplace that is respectful. We're all people are treated with dignity. Keller worked for preckwinkle on a variety of jobs since two thousand six Bob Roberts, NewsRadio and what I'll five point nine FM also yesterday attorney and former mayoral chief of staff or Richard MD early. Gary Chico formally announced his bid for mayor touting his. Homegrown Chicago roots and experience running operations of the city the Chico ran for mayor in twenty eleven joins let crowded field of candidates Chico served as president of the Chicago public schools for a time and the park district highlighted violent crime as well as economic development in city neighborhoods, prime issues for the next mayor will administration. He said he oversaw the hiring of a thousand police officers during his tenure as chief of staff to mayor Richard m Daley from nineteen ninety two until nineteen ninety-five candidates. We're taking jabs at each other and the three way debate and the race for Illinois come Trotter yesterday. Some of it was about a who is running for what political editor Greg Delamore listened in it. A little time for the tribunal detoro Boorda asked democratic controls does of what voters should make of all the talk that she might become a candidate for Chicago mayor. He responded as Republican rival and former state Representative Darlene Sanger listened and waited in one race at a time and the race. And I write for right now. Let's controllers would you unendorse someone else to run for mayor rather than yourself because you're running for comptroller, and we don't even know who's running for mayor yet too early. There's like twenty thousand people maybe some people in this room. Besides the names that have been mentioned libertarian party hopeful in accounting, Claire ball said no need to question her. You're not gonna see me running. You're not gonna see me looking to run for mayor speculating on it or otherwise. Looking around for congress street rap. The also sparred over pensions policies and.
Trump praises Puerto Rico response as "unsung success"
"Florence saying some areas could see twenty inches or more of rain, you may see isolated amounts. Greater ended the thirty inch range over Virginia. The central portions of Virginia West Virginia, and these impacts are going to be through the mid Atlantic. So we're coordinating not only with South Carolina, North Carolina Virginia, but other mid Atlantic states all the way to Delaware long says Florence now a category. Four hurricane will be a devastating event to the Carolinas empower in affected. Areas will be off for weeks at that same briefing. President Trump was asked about the response to the hurricane. They hit Puerto Rico last year. I think the Puerto Rico was an incredible success, Texas. We have been given a pluses
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel not seeking election to third term
"O'Hare. It's a job of a lifetime. But not for a lifetime. We will stand ready and eager to work with whoever is fortunate enough to become the next mayor assure smooth and positive transition. We all are sitting nothing less mayor Rahm Emanuel today announcing he will not seek a third term. He says he's ready for a new chapter in his life. Although he didn't say specifically what that would be. Here's what area leaders are saying house speaker Mike Madigan ass Chicago continues to move forward and grow as an international city will remain grateful for mayor emanuel's leadership. Cook County president Toni preckwinkle says she was surprised by the announcement. She says being mayor of the nation's third largest city is extraordinarily difficult in. All consuming and alderman Edberg says a manual will be remembered as a leader who exemplified a profound sense of decency, and who had the courage to make difficult decisions on behalf of all Chicago wins the Chicago teachers union taking credit for emanuel's departure vice president Jesse Sharkey says it's all because of president. Karen Lewis was really Karen and her fearless leadership and our love for the people to city that we think made this possible she stood up to that mayor when he had a huge amount of momentum. And before anyone else was hit that emperor has no clothes, Chicago. Teachers strike in two thousand twelve was a defining moment in the
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Was repealed and and eliminated that was only three months ago four months ago kind of think you'd wanna pound sign toni preckwinkle and so i was very shocked to see that but cook county voters on march twentieth when they went to the polls toni preckwinkle who looked very vulnerable because this she was way out in front on this pop tax and as i said was was threatening layoffs and an all this gloom and doom and social services and doctors or nurse ball all these people the essential people getting laid off and fired and not having enough you know facilities open to take care of people there was all this woman doom if we didn't have this pop dex i didn't know how important pop was to our survival but wow she won sixty one percent of the vote i can't understand how that can happen i mean i'm not saying that she does a bad job but i'm just i'm surprised that there was all this hoopla and all this grass roots to repeal this tax and then when you're at the ballot box where you can really show your voice and make your your point made and she as if this pop tech's fiasco never even happened.
Man charged with killing 4 in arson fire dies while in jail awaiting trial
"Ears countless victims have waited for justice among those who help keep the case alive was a former oak park resident shell mcnamara graduate of oak park river forest high school was working on a book about the golden state killer when she died in her sleep two years ago her husband pat nas walt sell that the book was finished and it was released last month hud secretary dr ben carson wants to raise the rents on people who are getting rent subsidies from the federal government bill cameron says housing advocate and cook county board president toni preckwinkle is frowning about it logo is a big backer of runs subsidies for the war and she says raising rents is the last thing we should be doing more discouraging news from washington i don't want to say yeah we're real shortage of affordable housing in this country and it's it's getting worse not better so the idea that you should ask people to pay more out of pocket people worry at the margins in our society i think is meanspirited and counterproductive right now most pay about thirty percent of their income to rent the proposal would raise it to thirty five percent for the poorest writers though they're minimum would triple from fifty bucks a month up to one hundred fifty dollars a month at city hall bill cameron wls am dotty news authorities say a man has died in custody while awaiting trial on murder charges in two thousand sixteen chicago apartment building fire that killed three children and an adult are nick gale has more eighty three year old reginald hester has been terminally ill and died at a hospital tuesday night hester faced four counts of first degree murder among other charges in connection with the blaze prosecutors have said hester started the fire because he was angry after he gave a woman ten dollars for sex and then she backed out of the deal the fire killed three children ages three months four and seven along with a fifty six year old man firefighters could not get inside of the building because of intense flames and heavy smoke some residents were trapped in their apartments nick gale wls am eight ninety news wls news time four oh four and look at.
"toni preckwinkle" Discussed on WCPT 820
"On with toni preckwinkle okay there may be more stuff going the city i mean again i'm one of those who understands the machine is not really dead and when reporters kept saying zerwas ninety five was dead it wasn't dead it's weaker but no i think tony's saint has more to do with her attentiveness that she has been working with the party she backed burial so even the ones that didn't like bears say at least she stuck with the she stuck with the team okay and that's important to salmon you know my approach to that is you stick with the team until their values you know tell you not in other words the difference between machine types independence is i want to be loyal but i'm not going to support you when you're you know gouging citizens to your assessment practice so that's the fundamental difference many people feel like they have to go along for it maybe the limited patronage there may be or the it's it's not even so much the old goodies is the power that could mean every committeeman is thinking about a couple of things it themselves or their friends are going to get reelected like my friend microsoft who stepped down as committeeman mike was a buddy of mine for years he helped me when i first ran but he went out to northfield in the democrat party and he just number he brought us all these people elaine neck and daniel biss and so he really built a powerful group out there so mike is somebody that works with all these people but he won't let his principles of become this is a sea change i mean this is.