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"tremont hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:22 min | Last month

"tremont hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Sixty five it's fifty two with some light rain at o'hare fifty three at midway forty nine at the lake front it's fifty four this morning in Morris a stunning announcement from president trump who says he's been taking Hydroxycut work when I've taken it for about a week and a half now and I'm still here it's the anti malaria drug the president has repeatedly promoted even after his own health officials warn that it appears not to be effective and could cause fatal heart problems he B. C. news medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton says she would not advise her own patients to take it for covert nineteen I tell them my favorite saying in medicine just because you can do something doesn't always necessarily mean you should do it so at this time until we have any conclusive data my answer would be the small risk outweighs any possible benefit house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she would rather president trump not be taking something that hasn't been approved by scientists citing his agent calling the president morbidly obese business owners who violate the state's locked down by re opening to early faces seventy five to twenty five hundred dollar fine more on that from WGN's Cordy Grossman under pressure file his new role last week without much discussion and it just means that nonessential business owners who are currently open that are not supposed to be violating the governor's state home order they could be slapped with a class A. misdemeanor the governor says that those businesses open against his sale mortar are putting their communities at risk what he says this role is actually a lighter enforcement mechanism compared to pulling business licenses are shutting places down prescriptions he's not aware of any citations being issued yet Illinois General Assembly will be back in session tomorrow but some Republican lawmakers say they won't be merit wearing a face mask when they arrive state representative Darren Bailey posted a picture on social media with the hashtag free Illinois from tyranny Bailey along with representatives Chris Miller and Blaine will how're attended a rally at the capitol this weekend where hundreds of people were not wearing masks while some see the masked as a matter of choice state health officials say wearing them is something that some people need to follow to prevent the spread of covert nineteen that iconic Chicago restaurant is shutting its doors due to the covert nineteen pandemic WGN's James hears reports like the kid steak house in the Gold Coast is closing after twenty three years the company calling it an extremely difficult decision in a social media post blame the economic impact of covert nineteen and the short term left on its lease at the Tremont hotel it says it'll look to open restaurants in Chicago in the future the D. because locations in Oakbrook terrace in Pittsburgh will continue to operate James Sears WGN news Wisconsin governor Tony YVR says he's given up on any statewide rules to control the corona virus amid fierce Republican opposition his administration has been working on a new emergency rule after the state Supreme Court last week struck down the governor stay at home order however and he withdrew the outline for the rule on Monday after a key Republican on the legislature's rule committee if cues Iverson trying to use the process to reinstate stay at home Iverson says said that there's no point in attempting a statewide rule because Republicans are clearly opposed to any restrictions and won't allow anything to take effect now let's get an update on WGN sports we gave Anna the NHL has reportedly reduced to eight or nine the number of potential sites to stage the resumption of play current models have the league putting twelve teams in each of two hubs cities Las Vegas St Paul in Edmonton said to still be on the list a twenty fourteen M. format would include the Blackhawks as well as Montreal a bubble team in the east Notre Dame has announced plans to welcome students back to campus in early August no mention of football but having the campus open is seen as a requirement for schools to get athletics started again no qualifying this year for the U. S. open golf championship the USGA made the announcement there won't be qualifying for the first time since nineteen twenty four the open was moved from June to September at a winged foot the NFL is changing the Rooney rule requiring teams to go further in an effort to promote a minority hiring for head coaching and coordinator jobs and Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder starling Marte says his wife died Monday of heart attack she had reportedly been awaiting surgery for a broken ankle Dave at WGN sports your money on WGN futures you're back in the red after gaining a little bit of ground over the last hour Dow futures are now down seventy seven points nearly a third S. and P. futures off nearly a half percent nasdaq futures are lower as well markets around the globe were generally mixed in Europe lower after unemployment claims in Britain jumped by a record amount in April to the highest level since the nineteen nineties United Airlines says said that dates July scheduled capacity is down seventy five percent compared with April in June which were down ninety percent United says customer cancellation rates in domestic demand have improved in may fed ex assess the way commerce operates is being changed globally and the company along with Microsoft announced the creation of something called fed ex around yesterday they say it can provide any company with near real time tracking data.

"tremont hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:30 min | Last month

"tremont hotel" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Morning everyone the top six at six with Bob's arrives on WGN radio at six twenty here are the Illinois in numbers two thousand two hundred ninety four new confirmed cases of cove in nineteen fifty nine additional deaths reported yesterday the third straight days that there have been fewer than a hundred related deaths in total ninety six thousand four hundred eighty five new coronavirus cases now including four thousand two hundred thirty four deaths across the state now page two good news in the quest for a vaccine the biotech company moderno saying volunteers who got the vaccine had positive early results participants developed neutralizing antibodies to the virus that sometimes your past levels seen in people who have naturally recovered from called the nineteen digitalising antibodies bind to the virus disabling it from attacking human cells it's still not clear though whether natural infection confers immunity to reinfection and so it's also not clear whether vaccination confers immunity at trial is very small the results have not been peer reviewed but their news chief medical officer says if future studies go well the vaccine could be available to the public as early as January H. right yesterday president trump revealed to reporters that he has been taking Hydroxycut Laura Quinn and zinc to protect against the virus president said he asked his doctor about taking it after hearing from people who had done so the president has been promoting the drug used to treat malaria and lupus the drugs impact on the virus is still being studied there's no definitive evidence yet from clinical trials and there have been some warnings about side effects including from the FDA medical experts are urging caution about the drug last month the FDA strongly warned against using it without medical supervision the house speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president should not be taking a drug that has not been approved to ward off corona virus in an interview with Anderson Cooper she said he is our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists especially in his age group and his shall we say wait group morbidly obese page for morbidly obese they say end of quote from Nancy Pelosi and our fourth item is about did because restaurants the reported this on the news that permanently closing after twenty three years last October they were on the verge of a shut down and they said that the owners had decided against renewing that lease at the Tremont hotel at one hundred east Chestnut then they decided to extend the lease but now because of the virus Dick is will be closed downtown here but the locations in Oakbrook terrace and also that grill eighty nine in Westmont and they have one in Pittsburgh those will all continue to operate thank you thank you very much let's turn the page Donna my concern Chicago is on pace to see its wettest may on record after more than six inches of rainfall soak the area over a four day span leaving basements flooded and some roads impassable with nearly two weeks left until the end of the month the.

"tremont hotel" Discussed on Boomtown

Boomtown

06:31 min | 5 months ago

"tremont hotel" Discussed on Boomtown

"It's clear that George wanted to leave a legacy beyond being known as the father of fracking. But it's less clear what his legacy. The actually is in George's later years after his wife Cynthia died in two thousand nine. He left the woodland's moved back to his boyhood town of Galveston. He lived for a time in the tournament house a hotel that he and Cynthia had bought in the early eighties as part of the historic preservation. Program that your mom continued to operate eight is a working hotel. Even as George lived there you know they had reserved tables in the restaurant and in the lobby and he would come down from his sweet and just sort of sit there in the lobby and You know the time was their former governor mark white just happened to be coming through Galveston and came up and said hello to him and they chatted for a few minutes. That's Russell missile gold a senior energy reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Russell is the author of two books including the boom. How fracking ignited the American Energy Revolution? Shen and changed the world. Russell met George at the hotel a few years before George died he was kind of enjoying the the the sunset of his life Just Holding Court In in the lobby of tremont hotel in downtown Galveston and it wasn't just governors. You know anyone who came by he you would try to engage with them and talk with them and you sitting there and his He had a little Motorized wheelchair of sorts and remember it had a bumper sticker on it right Say Informing everyone that he was he was nagy. There were certain things he would engage with certain stories. You would love to tell but there were certain things when you really kind of tried to drill down and try to understand a little bit about what he thought of his legacy and unleashing so much new oil and gas drilling in the United States dates and elsewhere That he didn't want to engage with He my sense was he had closed the book on that and and didn't WanNa talk about it anymore. This is part part of what came to be known as the Mitchell Paradox. Here's Lauren Steffi Ya son Todd Actually dubbed at the Mitchell Paradox And while while nobody remembers George actually talking about it in fact even when he was asked about it he would just kind of wouldn't answer He had two parts of his life. He had the business part he had the Mitchell energy part where he was drilling gas and figuring out ways to draw gas and then he had this other part and it wasn't listen just it wasn't just in in oil and gas. I mean here's someone who was genuinely worried about overpopulation. And he had ten kids You know it it there were just complexities to life. That that at the end of the day you you just. You couldn't resolve George's daughter. Meredith remembers giving him a hard time when he'd Fred about the planet's growing population. Oh Yeah we always taste about that. So what are you talking about this dad. You had ten kids. He said Yeah I know. Now I'm not gonNA worry about that. He just said it's true Georgia's life is filled with all sorts of contradictions. Plenty of people have pointed and out that Georgia's pleased for more regulation and more corporate responsibility really only intensified after he'd sold his business and after after he'd made his billions and that that concern about the environment did not spill over into his company and he did not create a company Benny Alternately and oil and gas company that showed us a new way of both getting oil and gas out of the ground while being an environmental steward. He showed us a new way to get oil and gas out off the ground and it really is left to to the current generation into new people to figure out how to be an environmental steward at the same time. In the mid nineties Georgia's Georgia's own company was marred and lawsuits over questionable drilling practices and water contamination. At one point Mitchell Energy and development lost a lawsuit route. There would have cost the company over two hundred million dollars. The case was later appealed and thrown out by the Texas Supreme Court but Russell says that the state still oh found. The Mitchell energy had quote deliberately misreported the way the company was building their wells. It stain his reputation. I've a lot of admirations for George Mitchell His legacy is one of being a stubborn inventor and someone who was willing to keep trying to do something because he I just had a a deep seated belief that he be able to fear out how to open up these incredibly thick rocks. And you know that's that's an incredible legacy and maybe do you know. Is it fair to also ask him to to have a second legacy of of being an environmental steward and figuring out how to oil and gas Production in an environmentally Faithful way for the future generations. That might be too much to ask anyone person He certainly failed in that. But Lauren on the other hand believes Georgia's legacy was much bigger than fracking. So I think that that ultimately when you take all of these things you know fracking sustainability. You know the the big science stuff you know what you see. His real legacy is a celebration of big ideas you know. He was a primary funder early on the giant Magellan Telescope. which you know when it comes online in a few years you know might just attacked you know intelligent life often the universe which would be kind of an interesting way to kappa a really unusual Legacies here's George's granddaughter. Catherine literally had had ten times every time you for the last twenty year life. If you can't make the world work with six billion people how you make her with nine billion people and what are you GonNa do about it and he would like what are you about. George believed the world needed to eventually move away from oil. Instead his technology she has helped make America into the largest oil producing country in the world. Despite this Lawrence Steffi says George would have been undaunted if he were still around I think he he was always an undying optimism. I mean that's kind of what drove him forward. was you know he didn't believe in some sort of dystopia future. I mean he really believe. We're GONNA figure all this out and in fact no less than Stephen Hawking at his memorial service said you know not many people can say they changed the world but George Mitchell was one of them. So that's from a guy who knows right.

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"tremont hotel" Discussed on The Ralph Report

The Ralph Report

07:33 min | 9 months ago

"tremont hotel" Discussed on The Ralph Report

"All right now it's time to take a look in the Rear View Mirror or as we find out what happened October sixteen this day in history invented list are- tyrant king his sister Queen who knows everyday seems to be a bursary the army's rubbing rouse lamps wishes please tell us what went down staying on this day in eighteen thirteen was the battle of leap Zig Zig Zag the largest battle in Europe prior to World War One so before war one came along this was the all time leader in the biggest battle it was Prussia Austria and Russia against Napoleon ooh and the police forces were defeated by Prussia was at the final battles dry believe it was you want not Waterloo Waterloo was with divers not died but that's where he has defeated he was defeated Yeah eighteen twenty nine the tremont hotel became the first S. Modern Hotel in Boston Massachusetts it was the first modern hotel in the US where you could get a room for two dollars a day and the meals were included it was also I tell to have indoor plumbing with toilets and rooms with a bath in the basement but that didn't come along until eighteen sixty nine so for forty years you had to go outside to go the bow at the good old tremont hotel in Eighteen Forty six dentist William T.. Morton demonstrated the effectiveness of his new technique for knocking people out so we could work on their on their teeth ether he thirty yeah you put ether in a rag when thinking you've put in somebody's face and they breathe in the vibes home out I'd say kidnap people exactly or work on their or work other teeth and you imagine what dentistry was like in the eighteen hundreds I would let my teeth wrought you would have to I would not want them messing with me on any level they probably use the same implements they used for like putting shoes on horses and still is the key in doubt they cleaned them the dentists and the blacksmith were probably the same guy I'm assuming what a nightmare many people died from heart disease just because not taking care of eighteen forty seven Charlotte Bronte released her book Jane Eyre was published on this day in eighteen forty seven and eighteen forty eight the first US homeopathic medical college opened in Pennsylvania homeopathic medicine I think there's some good to it but I think a lot of it is chicanery is bullshit I don't know if you could live your whole life with home having oh just eat this route you're you're harpies touching me in eighteen seventy five Brigham Young University was founded in Provo Utah by the Mormons of course Brigham Young started that himself Brigham young and bring 'em often is to say about Brigham Young controversy ahead nineteen thirteen George Bernard Shaw's play pygmalion premiered in the Hof burgtheater in Vienna Austria pygmalion of course famously years later would be made into a musical Eddie Pass for twenty points what was that musical pig Melia pygmalion was the play George Bernard Shaw then they took that famous the play and they set songs to it and they came up with one of the most famous musicals in Broadway history cats I don't know no I'm sorry the answer looking for was my fair lady mile either lady sprung forth from my wheelhouse now it's not in one thousand nine hundred sixteen Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the United States on amboise straight in Brooklyn New York nineteen sixteen she started basically planned parenthood it was the the mother of planned parenthood airy four she would never stop throwing up if he would see what's happening in the Saints Ridiculous in Nineteen Twenty Three two young brothers started their first cartoon studio together those boys were named Disney and the Disney brothers cartoon studio was founded on This Day in nineteen twenty three only heard one nineteen twenty five the Texas School Board prohibited teaching students evolution. I wanted to make sure that they didn't get those the idea like how they prohibited. Okay don't teach your your magic stuff along with evolution but just prohibit evolution yes just denied ever science exists whether you want it to her new not in Texas nineteen twenty five Texas on the cutting edge of stupidity since nineteen twenty five nineteen thirty one of the story here is no million dollar idea people here you go Miguel Story and your say first of all how is that not a movie yet and secondly I say how can I sign up to make this movie nineteen thirty one Winnie Ruth Judd murder two of her friends and then dismantle bird one of them oh in Phoenix Arizona and tried to get rid of the bodies by getting on a train to Los Angeles and she had the bodies in the luggage yes they were known as the trunk murders so famously in nineteen thirty one and she was known as the trunk murderous get all the way to L. A. Arizona when the blood started to come out of the suitcase they knew something was up you gotta drain the Blood Ryan Come on drain the blood way down wait a day yeah the the press had a field day with this case because she was a very attractive twenty six year old girl and it was ever see the movie Chicago the musical yeah kind of like that okay you know I think a lot of it was based on this but she was found mentally in competent after she was found guilty she was sentenced to death then that sentence was repealed because he was found mentally incompetent she was committed to the Arizona State asylum for the insane over the next three decades she escaped from the asylum six times Omega her final escape during the nineteen sixties she remained at large for over six years and was working under an assumed I'm to name for a wealthy family as a maid so she was fit to stand trial yes you can go through all that you're you're smart enough there in the head he was ultimately paroled in nineteen seventy one and then discharge from parole in Nineteen eighty-three from hacking people put them in the suitcase who and she knew him crime of passion ooh she panicked manner legal system is off yet it's it's a fascinating story you can read about the trunk murders online in nineteen Thirty six female pilot. Jean Batten reached Auckland New Zealand after flying solo from Kent England in a in record time it only took her from New Zealand to England eleven days and forty five minutes to get there I don't WanNa do anything for eleven days Oh alone fly by myself link Oh in nineteen forty Benjamin Oliver Davis senior became the first African American to become a general in the US military nineteen forty nineteen fifty on this day the first edition of C. S. Lewis's the lion the witch and the wardrobe was released in London in Nineteen seventy-two rock band creedence clearwater revival broke up but they'll be with us always in the soundtrack to every Vietnam movie ever made it's a law in the United States that you can't make a Vietnam a movie without creedence clearwater Yara Music in it let me for now I'm GonNa paint you a picture this is every Vietnam movie you've ever seen I you need this.

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"tremont hotel" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"tremont hotel" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Bloomington, wonderful guy, good buddy of Lincoln's the list goes on and on Samuel parts, Logan county, Illinois. And each of these towns in the circuit sent somebody up there as part of this team were delegates, but they they gotta hold stayed at the Tremont hotel the fancy hotel. Shraga which Davis arranged that? And that was their headquarters, and then they just found out and he sent them out. To everybody in those days came from somewhere else because it was relatively new. So he'd send parks from Vermont to Vermont delegation sweat from Massachusetts for main, pardon me to the main delegation and all this came to pass on the. They had a goal. Of. In the convention. They knew Seward was the favourite. They had to stop him on the first ballot. There were a whole bunch of guys running. So they wanted to get had Lincoln be the best of the rest that was her goal. Go on the first ballot. Sure enough that get that done second palate. Lincoln canes crept up so did Davidson terms count of the delegate count. And then boom third ballot Lincoln wins. Once was in politics. How did Lincoln look back on his career as a lawyer? They never separate at eight. He never had a period that he wasn't a lawyer. That's another thing that I loved emphasize about this story. Most of the guys who were politicians lawyer lawyers were being a lawyer was kind of a cover. This guy was a working staff, and he got an plug be handled over that four thousand cases over his career. And he was he was just a guy in there slugging it out making a living as a lawyer was not a means to an end. But on the other hand, he like being this is the great thing about the circuit. He would he would be in the courtroom during the day, and instead of having a travel to make his speeches. He's just go. Go back the courthouse after dinner, you have a political speech. So there was really no separation until of course, when he went to Washington the last appearance on the circuit was in Bloomington. My hometown on April tenth eighteen sixty in as you may recall. He got the nomination in may of. Eighteen sixty and he was done that he had no virtually no more lawyering after he got the nomination. This this flyover country in central Illinois shaped, the greatest nine one of the greatest president United States, but probably the greatest man history democracy who saved and I say that because Lincoln's presidency saved democracy, and we were the only democracy. So if Lincoln had failed who knows what would have happened to the institution and is therefore internationally hero figure. Guy fraker Lincoln's rather to the presidency. Abraham and Mary Lincoln lived in the Springfield home from eighteen forty four to eighteen sixty.

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