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South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases

Roe Conn

00:15 sec | 2 hrs ago

South Africa surpasses the UK in confirmed coronavirus cases

"Africa has surpassed the U. K and it's number of confirmed Corona virus cases. That's according to data compiled by John's Happens University. South Africa now has the world's eighth highest number of confirmed Corona virus cases. That's nearly half of all the confirmed cases on the African continent

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Chicago - Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019

Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand

00:32 sec | 7 hrs ago

Chicago - Cook County On Track To Double Number Of Opioid Deaths Compared To 2019

"Says health officials are sounding the alarm on track to double Double the number of opioid related desk we saw last year. African Americans make up 24% of the county's population, but half half Of the overdose opioid death issue Last year, Cook County had more than 6000 overdose cases. In the 1st 6.5 months. There have been nearly 9000 And only about 55% of Chicagoans have completed their 2020 census forms. Yet the city wants to

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Illinois businesses face fines for opening too soon

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:47 sec | 7 hrs ago

Illinois businesses face fines for opening too soon

"Area. It's New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. 19 states have seen increases in covert cases over there seven day average. Illinois is not one of them and steps are being taken to to try try to to keep keep it it that that way. way. Here's Here's WG WG and and Derrick Derrick Rose. Rose. So So far, far, Illinois Illinois has has remained remained for for the the most most part part study study in in covert covert cases cases are are positivity positivity rate rate just just slightly slightly ups ups and and state state and and city city leaders allowed for indoor dining and bars to open back up. All at limited capacities. In an effort to keep Chicago on track, the city shut down a West Loop bar in restaurant for violating capacity and social distancing rules as well as finding the owners at least $40,000. In all six Chicago businesses have been cited for not following the regulations. The Grace period is ending in a couple of weeks now for car owners in Chicago. W.

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UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:21 sec | 8 hrs ago

UK demands the public wear face coverings in shops

"Try to get their economies going while at the same time. Preventing further outbreaks of the pandemic. Following days of procrastination and mixed messages, the British health secretary said. The wearing of face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets beginning July 24 statistics on line of duty deaths among law enforcement paint

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Chicago to seek input from families before announcing school reopening plans

Steve Cochran

00:37 sec | 11 hrs ago

Chicago to seek input from families before announcing school reopening plans

"They're Lightfoot has yet to announce school opening plans for CPS this fall. She says the district has created a framework that they want to get input from families before making any decision. Former education secretary and former Chicago public school CEO Arne Duncan Tells w. G. M's Roe, Conn. Districts have three options. One is that no one goes back to school to start the school year physically, which is what San Diego and Ella have decided today and other other folks have is well. Second would be to have everyone go back and third would be a hybrid situation. Teachers are concerned that even with the best safeguards in place in person learning won't be safe for students or

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'Census Cowboy': Chicago Mayor Lightfoot urges census participation in low response wards

WGN Nightside

00:28 sec | 20 hrs ago

'Census Cowboy': Chicago Mayor Lightfoot urges census participation in low response wards

"A comedic approach to a serious issue today. In our effort to get Chicagoans to fill out the 2020 census she put on that cowboy had called in the Census Cowboy life Foot is sending him to the 10 communities with the lowest response rate right now, Only about 55% of people in Chicago have completed their census form. A city will miss out on receiving much needed federal funding. If people go on account it The deadline is October 31st Chicago police calling

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Trump Pushes States to Reopen Schools

Roe Conn

00:17 sec | 1 d ago

Trump Pushes States to Reopen Schools

"President Trump is again attributing Corona virus surges to increase testing reporters pressed the president during a White House event, and he insisted that the U. S mortality rate is relatively low compared to other nations. Trump defended his demand to reopen schools and said those who opposed the move are playing politics

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Georgia's 6-week abortion ban officially struck down

Roe Conn

00:18 sec | 1 d ago

Georgia's 6-week abortion ban officially struck down

"Ah federal judges permanently blocking Georgia's 2019 heartbeat abortion law, finding that it violates the U. S constitution. The measure sought to ban abortions wants a detectable human heartbeat was present was some limited exceptions. Cardiac activity could be detected by ultrasound as early as six weeks into a

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Judge orders new delay in federal executions, hours before 1st scheduled lethal injection; appeal expected

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:30 sec | 1 d ago

Judge orders new delay in federal executions, hours before 1st scheduled lethal injection; appeal expected

"A new delay in federal executions hours before the first lethal injection was scheduled to be carried out in a federal prison in Indiana. The Trump administration immediately appealed asking a higher court to allow the execution to move forward. The executions pushed by the administration would be the first carried out at the federal level since 2003 Do hold on executions came a day after a federal appeals court lifted a hold on the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee of Oklahoma, which was scheduled for four o'clock this afternoon. An independent panel of

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Chicago shootings: 64 shot, 11 fatally in weekend violence

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:43 sec | 1 d ago

Chicago shootings: 64 shot, 11 fatally in weekend violence

"Another weekend of gun violence in Chicago, with dozens of people shot, including Children. Police Superintendent David Brown at a news briefing this morning was six PM Friday through 11 59 Sunday. There were 50 shooting incidents. 64 shooting victims. 11 murders. Of those 50 for shooting victims, six were juvenile, He says. Police made 62 violent violent crime crime arrests arrests and and pulled pulled nearly nearly 100 100 illegal illegal guns guns off off the the street street over over the the last last week. week. But But the the city city can't can't police police itself itself out out of of the the gun gun violence violence problem, problem, he he tells tells reporters. reporters. He He says says the the biggest biggest employer of young people on Chicago's Westside is the open drug market.

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Florida single-day coronavirus increase sets record for US states

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder

00:07 sec | 1 d ago

Florida single-day coronavirus increase sets record for US states

"The national record for a state's largest single day increase in new confirmed Cove in 19 cases, with just over 15,000.

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Chicago Weather: Mostly sunny, beautiful Monday

After Hours with Rick Kogan

00:58 sec | 1 d ago

Chicago Weather: Mostly sunny, beautiful Monday

"For us, and they're mainly clear skies will be mild and dry, with temperatures dropping into the mid sixties. We started with mainly sunny skies for our Monday look for partly cloudy skies in the afternoon inland highs make the mid eighties but upper seventies are expected at the lakefront Monday night will be mainly clear. Once again. His temperature's dropped into the mid sixties. Once more apartment Connie conditions here on Tuesday with highs in the upper eighties, then mostly cloudy on Wednesday, humid as well. Showers and thunderstorms are likely during different parts of the day. Look for highs, then in the mid to upper eighties. Partly cloudy skies with US on Thursday There is a chance for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms with highs in the mid eighties. Once more and then partly cloudy and human on Friday. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible with temperatures climb into the lower nineties. Next weekend. Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday. Hot and humid both days. Curious like chance for a few wise generals of thunderstorms with highs in the low to mid nineties and hit into season the upper ninety's the near 100 degrees from the W. Gym Weather

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18 injured in military ship fire in San Diego

Brian Noonan

00:38 sec | 2 d ago

18 injured in military ship fire in San Diego

"And fire Sunday on board a ship undergoing routine maintenance at Naval Base. San Diego in California, according to military officials happened on the USS Monem Richard the U. S Navy, saying that all crew are now off the ship and accounted for with the least 18 sailors being treated for minor injuries. Cause of the fire under investigation. Monica New nose is with San Diego Fire and rescue. We've heard multiple explosions and my understanding. Is there any items on board the ship? That Our potential hazards as Faras. Bottles and things like that. That might Low

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID cases

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

00:31 sec | 2 d ago

Florida reports largest, single-day increase in COVID cases

"In Florida this weekend. They have reported the largest single day increase in positive Corona virus cases in anyone state since the beginning of the pandemic. The state Department of Health Statistics in Florida says 15,299 people tested positive. A total case number of 269,811 cases in Florida now California had the previous record of daily positive cases 11,694 That was just four days ago.

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Online funeral set for Seoul mayor over coronavirus concerns

Dean Richards' Sunday Morning

00:30 sec | 2 d ago

Online funeral set for Seoul mayor over coronavirus concerns

"The official funeral for Seoul Mayor Park one soon will be held on line this week over Corona virus concerns. The committee for the mayor said Sunday. The online funeral will be held inside Seoul City Hall, It said. The online funeral is designed to support a government led anti virus campaign. This announcement came amid a heated social debate over how big the funeral should be. Because Park was found dead on Friday after reportedly being involved in sexual harassment

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Chicago Officials ask Gov. Pritzker to crack down on Indiana ‘gun pirates’

Dave Plier

00:33 sec | 2 d ago

Chicago Officials ask Gov. Pritzker to crack down on Indiana ‘gun pirates’

"And and west west sides sides of of the the city, city, calling calling on on Governor Governor Pritzker Pritzker to to form form a a Midwest Midwest compact compact among among other other governors governors in in order order to to share share gun gun sale sale information information with with each each other other in in order order to to track track guns guns used used in crimes, with more than 22 people wounded by gunfire this weekend, Pastor Anthony Williams says it's time to take action. Innocent Children are dying in the streets of Chicago. Babies are dying in the streets of Chicago, Williams and state represent Of LaShawn Ford say one out of every five guns used in a crime in Chicago came from Indiana Saturdays,

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Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000

Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra

00:42 sec | 2 d ago

Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000

"Copy of the original Super Mario brothers has become the most expensive video game ever sold at auction. We get more from ABC is Yoon Hee Han, an unopened copy of Super Mario brothers selling for a record $114,000 at Dallas Face Heritage Auctions. Not only was the 1985 Nintendo Classic seal in its original box, it also had a cardboard Hank Tap, making it extremely rare. The company used cardboard hang tabs on test market copies for the U. S. Before switching to plastic wrap. But the switch happened before the cardboard Hank Tab was removed, making the wrapped hang tab completely useless, but apparently very vintage and valuable. You neon, ABC news

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Volkanovski takes on Holloway in championship fight

Nocturnal Journal with Dave Hoekstra

01:00 min | 2 d ago

Volkanovski takes on Holloway in championship fight

"Jose, although who was a longtime featherweight champion before losing economy, Gregor He will be fighting somebody. Camera written in yon for the Bacon family title, which is Henry Kudos. I have been in the coming events. Featherweight champion out there, hoping he's going to put it both on the line against Max Holloway, the former featherweight champion, who he beat to win the belt. So this is an immediate rematch because Holloway You know, enduring and long range champion, and that's always exciting fighters as well. You know, there's a famous fight where he points to the mat, you know, with 15 seconds left in the fight, and they just stood in the middle of the cage exchange blows. Very dynamic, exciting fighter. So it's Jose, although as well so there's just a lot of great fighters on the car fight on the card and three title fights. Normally, your money doesn't go this far when it comes to us the gold Hi, I'm the show goes till

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:41 min | Last month

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The WGN radio newsroom the news is sponsored by the team illinois' Kobe testing capabilities now lead the nation that from governor Pritzker next first the WGN forecast here's meteorologist Demetrius ivory because we'll continue to break up tonight down to fifty two degrees tomorrow high temperature sixty five clouds and sun we stay dry on Thursday we'll see mostly sunny skies will be cooler along the lake but highs in when they're going to climb into the mid to upper sixties then into Friday we're expecting to see a high temperature of seventy three on a partly cloudy conditions a warm weekend but there will be rain chances Saturday and Sunday Saturday's high temperature seventy five Sunday were up to eighty three on WGN meteorologist Demetrius ivory governor Pritzker scouting illinois' Coba testing capabilities says Illinois now leads testing nationwide per capita WGN Sean Lewis reports still holed up inside of his Gold Coast home governor JB Pritzker today with an optimistic tell Illinois has now overtaken New York to become the number one state in the nation for testing per capita as positive test rates in all four regions of the state are lower than the twenty percent threshold called for in his restore Illinois plant all four regions of the state of Illinois remain on track to meet the metrics to move into phase three the governor also bringing in medical back up of sorts to support the plan including doctor Emily Landin from the university of Chicago stressing the need for face coverings as we move into a new less restrictive phase east clock Max don't just help protect you from other people who may be sick which in turn out some new evidence.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:42 min | 2 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"The WGN weather center I'm meteorologist Mike Jensen the page river is swollen after days of heavy rainfall WGN's my clothes is in Naperville officials told residents to stay away from the river and the stairs are all blocked off it's and it's because it's crazy never stop reading this is probably the first model still does recommends was building a barrier of sandbags and a wall of plywood to keep the rushing water out of his riverfront restaurant just sandbagging trying to trying to keep it because we know down a waiter and open a damn off again I'll be doing it for thirty four years so our system to the madness as bad as it is now he fears flooding will likely worsened by Monday paid for ever expected rise about two and a half feet above flood stage before falling back down on Wednesday Wisconsin officials reported more than four hundred and fifty new cases of the corona virus but no new deaths in the twenty four hours from Saturday to Sunday afternoon number of covert nineteen cases across the state now at twelve thousand five hundred and forty three total number of hospitalizations was at two thousand thirty eight that's an increase of twenty from Saturday's report major automakers resume production in the U. S. this week Ford's assembly plant on Chicago's south side will operate two shifts on Monday but some workers like Nick do heart are leery I just hope I don't get cold nights any more legal minds are you know I got a solution Ford says it works with its unions on enhanced safety measures for employees that include temperature checks and providing them with masks and safety shields del Santos as part of a group of workers who toward the plant last week I don't I'm not saying that but I don't think they've done enough the United auto workers urging its members to closely follow these new precautions Brian Clark ABC news there's a new study under way by researchers at UC Berkeley and Hong Kong university exploring computer models that could show the efficacy of mask wearing for reducing the spread of covert nineteen A. B. C.'s chief medical correspondent explaining on WABC in New York Sunday how it works and using these computer models they estimated that if eighty percent of the U. S. population wore a face covering or mask it could cut the rate of active covert nineteen infections two one twelfth what it is right now story will undergo a peer review before it's considered for publication because and trump's health secretary says the administration's policy for reopening it is not a one size fits all more from ABC's mark Remillard on CNN's state of the union health secretary Alex ETS are says the trump administration is leaving reopening plans up to states the president has left it up to states to know their local situation are the best he says the local leaders lead the state's supervise and the federal government provides support on ABC's this week Vermont senator Bernie Sanders says there shouldn't be a fractured plan for reopening the crises we face is we opening the economy safely based on science not fifty states doing alone Margaret Millar ABC news charges pending against a GrubHub driver after hit and run accident seriously injured a woman Friday night police say the driver turned himself in after the incident at misty's southern fried chicken in lake view owner Nita Tanner says the driver arrived to pick up an order and was told to wait outside to comply with social distancing he got bad drove off and hit Tanner's daughter who is now in intensive care GrubHub says they're cooperating with the investigation and the driver no longer works for them gauge one WG and the centre Johnson's company pitching in to help small businesses struggling through the coronavirus shut down more from ABC's day Packer basketball legend turned entrepreneur Magic Johnson saying he was moved when he heard through news reports that many.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:07 min | 2 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"This is Chicago's very own WGN news the call the nineteen crisis continues to take its toll on the state of Illinois health officials announcing one hundred nineteen additional deaths from the virus at a total of fifteen hundred people have died today state officials announced more than fifteen hundred new cases pushing the state passed thirty three thousand positive cases overall other states are talking about lifting their stay at home orders Illinois though is not among them and we learned today the number of called nineteen cases is expected to peak in mid may WGN's Patrick Elwood life in the loop with that story Patrick thank you Joe good evening to you a couple of weeks ago the thought was April thirty at the state home order could be lifted with the governor now says that's not gonna happen we're looking at mid may likely longer and we're working hard to try to make you know changes to the state home order the governor today hinting at what may soon become an extension of the stay at home ordered set to expire April thirtieth mid may that's one models predict covert nineteen cases could peak that message today from governor JB Pritzker that is a date later than originally predicted but why that earlier date was set based upon adherence to social distancing measures and the stay at home order that algorithm but while most Illinoisans are following the rules new data suggests the governor says eight length your time frame but they may tweak that stay home order left if in fact the peak comes in mid may or you know whatever that may come you know we need to have fourteen days after that as you know what the you know according to many of the experts so where the numbers are going down so we're we're looking at all of those things are working on it now so definitive word likely will come for planning purposes everybody's for that matter in the next several days a lot outside the Thompson center Patrick Elwood WGN news back to you guys in the studio.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:39 min | 3 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Very own WGN news we start your ten with the numbers there are now more than five hundred deaths in Illinois from cove in nineteen the state reported sixty six more deaths today more than thirteen hundred new cases there are more than sixteen thousand confirmed cases across the state and nation wide there are more than four hundred fifty thousand cases now in sixteen thousand deaths more than fifty people at a state run suburban facility have tested positive for carbon nineteen and to have died it is a new cluster that has the attention of state officials at this point WGN's Dana replicas live in park forest with the details Dana and the director of the Illinois department of public health talked about these coal that clusters today we also spoke with the mayor of park forest tonight about this situation last week our fire department started to realize that we're getting on a large number of cases so this past Monday we declared a local state of emergency park forest mayor Jonathan Vanderbilt says the cluster is of concern many of the developmentally disabled residents have underlying health issues and the cases at the Lutheran center account for nearly half of all park forest's Colbert nineteen cases we do know that there are areas communities neighborhoods where there's a higher density of people with whether it's co morbid conditions that predispose to serious complications and death thirty eight residents and fourteen staff members have tested positive here there are three hundred fifty three residents who live on the sixty acre property at least four of the group homes are in isolation and the facility has taken further steps to try to protect residents and staff they're actually serving meals to the residents inside of their actual apartments they're not coming out so they're not congregating for laundry or for cooking so they're really almost kind of in a self quarantine for the entire property the mayor says the facility is in dire need of P. P. E. like surgical masks gowns and disposable stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs the story is the same at a similar facility in Centralia the Warren G. Marie developmental center where six staff and seventeen residents have tested positive today at his daily briefing governor Pritzker says we are seeing a glimmer of hope in flattening the curve in Illinois but he says we are not out of the woods yet keep in mind our case numbers and the death toll are still growing and thus our fight must continue and the data will show that those numbers are growing more slowly and that's a very good thing the Illinois department of Human Services says it's working closely with the governor to manage the covert clusters at these two state run facilities as far as the P. P. E. needed there is a phone number you can call if you'd like to donate we have that on our website at W. G. and T. V. dot com and the mayor of park forest he told us that even rain ponchos can be a substitute for gallons and he's actually I contacted the Chicago White Sox to see if they would donate their team ponchos since they're not playing right now live in park forest Dana Reddick WGN news thank you the first Chicago police officer to die from covert nineteen was laid to rest today at a private service in this plane's fifty year old Marco da Franco's death is officially recognized as in the line of duty the outpour of support was visible but just ten members of DiFranco's family were allowed inside the chapel due to the viral outbreak I'm.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

04:53 min | 3 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Here on seven twenty WGN high every you bloody how are you it's it's it's a it's it's it's what is it is it's it's a it's a Monday night we're going to Tuesday morning right you think a lot of people are losing track of what day it is you don't know me the only time I really the house is come here and then I go right back home and now I'm most people don't even go out most people understand like they should but you know we got a job to do here on WGN I'm yeah you get a little a little loopy loopy all right so we're working on a Tuesday that's what we're doing I think Julia here we're here till four AM as we are every week night into the week morning it is eleven PM to four AM and I'm negligently over my producers Tom hush and we're here to keep the in form to keep you company and to get you through this and we are going to get you through this WGN is twenty four seven we're not going anywhere we're gonna keep you company and keep you informed and we're here twenty four seven and and during this crisis to help you get through so three one two nine eight one seven two hundred is the phone number we do we talk road stuff at the top of the show a lot because we get a lot of truckers who listen and we allowed truckers people who are are delivering things and and you know and after driving around I'm you know that stuff doesn't stop it's it's got to continue so that's why we always thought we would try to talk road stuff road stories so if you're out there in your truck and you want to call in with your stories what you're calling where you at three one two nine eight one seven two hundred three one two nine eight one seven two and for talking text always give a big shout out to the to the truckers out there to the people who are working at the grocery stores like my dad my dad work tonight gloves mask on and you know P. doesn't stop man he just doesn't stop so yeah I thank all those people and I I definitely wanna thank my dad it's a little it's a little scary you know I always check and I was checking on him you know to make sure he's okay says he feels fine he wears the gloves he wears the mask says he feels okay so yeah so I personally would like to thank my dad yeah and my mom just for being my mom because they're awesome so if your truck or you're out there driving around let us know today is it what we did we just come to do they just make holidays up time is that what the deal is they just pretty much yeah does any day could be any day you can be anything right oh by the way Tom Appel is gonna join us he's era consumer guide automotive and we're gonna talk cars if you have any car automotive question times our expert he's awesome as you know it's always a lot of fun to talk to tell me one of my favorite gas and I don't I haven't driven in years but we always learn something from him and he's here to give you advice and to help you out if you got a car question if you're looking for to buy or you a lease a car or anything like that you need some advice it's three one two nine eight one seven two hundred we'll get him in here after midnight our good friend Jim Ryan is gonna join us after one o'clock he rights for the daily Herald and Forbes and and he's and he's a music writer he hasn't been going to a lot of concerts recently though but we he has written some stuff we're gonna talk music and will play a little round of rock of ages even though it's not gonna be in studio we're still gonna play around rock of ages which is a trivia game that we like to play rock and roll trivia game that we like to play so but anyway as I was saying they just make up days right every day it can just be a weird holiday okay so it is it today here's a temp is it is it today Monday or tomorrow it was yesterday fifth the fifth okay that was read a road map day read a road map day I don't who what my guess is that there's some sort of committee that says everything has to have a day yeah okay well it's it was national reader road map day then here's the question what was the last time you used a road map three one two nine eight one seven two hundred speaking of being out on the road and drive in do people even know how to read road maps anymore I know people still don't know how to fold them I'm but it was it was the last time anybody use the roadmap everybody's got GPS everybody's got cook you know creepy talking vehicle things that can tell you where to turn people solve roadmaps maybe the trucker still.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:12 min | 3 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"But yeah so well truckers out there night owls third shifters we're with you so we we are here until four and did not by the way WGN is twenty four seven seven days a week we're not going anywhere we're going to keep you informed we're gonna keep you company and we're gonna make it through this we're gonna make it through this self three one two nine eight one seven two hundred for the truckers in the third shifters out there the night owls how was your weekend what are you doing with your down time and everybody's been stuck inside so it you know isn't it Tom is like how was your weekend I'm like well you know I was on my couch and I'll I ordered a pizza and I had it delivered and put it outside my apartment door just put it on the floor outside my apartment door so they have to have any contact with the guy but it was a good pizza what your different a word from Sapporo so which has very good played very good food that's right by my old high school where my old high school used to be your business or personal no I've never even heard of it you never heard of it no no I haven't I'm it's on central I'm and it's like I censored by mohla by my old high school it's like right down the street from my old high school and they have a banquet hall to there so you can you know have your wedding there or whatever but now it's good it's good food so anyway yeah I didn't you know spin goalie they did they did a repeat of svengali they show the mummy's tomb again if they were supposed to show curse of Frankenstein with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee then I looked in is the mummy's tomb I'm not complaining I like mummies to but I was like when I was I was thought I was gonna get my little my my meant my Peter Cushing fix so all right I have a tendency to you know in in these times were your word like you know we were stuck inside I have a tendency to watch things that I've seen eight million times I'm not really sure why like I watched prom night over the weekend which I know is a terrible movie but I'm I love Jamie Lee Curtis and that was I was fifteen when I saw that movie and and I I mean I I that was the highlight of my crotch from Jamie we cover of Jamie Lee Curtis in prom night M. she wasn't she was in two movies in nineteen eighty both of her love interests were named Nick so I was really thrilled so I'm so anyway I I you know I I too tendency to watch stuff that I've seen a million watch risky business over the weekend I mean I've seen that movie seventeen thousand times so I guess it's comfort I guess I guess that's what it is so yeah anyway I am here our phone lines are open and up for all the truckers out there in the third shifters we want to say thank you and what are some of the hobbies that you have when you're not driving if you want to jump in here it's three one two nine eight one.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:44 min | 4 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Battery from the WGN radio news from this news sponsored by WGN America more restrictions in the battle against the coronavirus that story and more after the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center here's meteorologist Mike Jansen more clouds move into the region as we progress through the rest of tonight temperature's going to drop to around thirty degrees wind chills in the mid twenties then mainly cloudy for our Monday could see a few showers in the afternoon with highs in the mid forties Monday night mainly cloudy for us a little bit better chance for some hit miss showers as a cold front arrives look for temperatures to drop into the mid thirties are called actually decreased on Tuesday night sunshine allows high inland reach the upper forties but will stay in the lower forties at the lakefront quality Dan and breezy as well on Wednesday a few showers are possible to start today then rain becomes likely in the afternoon when highs reach the low to mid forties we should dry things out Wednesday night will start out cloudy on Thursday with just a slight chance for a few showers in the morning but once again ray becomes likely in the afternoon it's going to be warmer as well with highs in the upper forties to lower fifties mainly cloudy on Friday a chance for some scattered showers and breezy conditions highs in the upper forties could be reached early in the day with falling temperatures in the afternoon from the WGN weather center I'm meteorologist Mike Janssen illinois' closing all of its bars and restaurants for the next two weeks to try and stop the spread of covert nineteen we get more from WGN's Ryan burl governor JB Pritzker is ordering all restaurants bars and dining locations to close Monday night and remain closed through at least March thirtieth we are working with restaurant owners and food delivery services across the state to see if restaurants can safely keep their kitchens open.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:31 min | 4 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"WGN radio news from this news sponsored by WGN America updating the numbers and restrictions that story and more after the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center here's meteorologist Mike Jansen for your Monday mainly cloudy could see some isolated showers in the afternoon highs in the mid forties Monday night mainly cloudy spotty shower potential out there lows in the mid thirties clouds decrease on Tuesday with inland highs climbing into the upper forties but lakeside location stay in the lower forties Wednesday cloudy breezy could see a few showers in the morning and then rain becomes likely in the afternoon highs are expected in the low to mid forties on Thursday cloudy with a few showers once again possible in the morning hours and once more will look for rain becoming likely in the afternoon it's going to be warmer however with highs in the upper forties to lower fifties we could see a few scattered showers here on Friday mainly cloudy skies are expected with breezy conditions as well highs are expected in the upper forties but we could be looking for falling temperature wise conditions later in the day from the WGN weather center I'm meteorologist Mike Jensen Illinois shutting down bars and restaurants for at least two weeks to prevent the spread of coronavirus one from WGN's Ryan burl governor JB Pritzker announcing he's closing all restaurants bars and dining facilities in the state starting Monday night through the end of the month it comes after thousands of people gathered at bars and restaurants over St Patrick's day weekend in some ways my sincerest hope is that when all of this is over that we here all.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

01:42 min | 4 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"By saying WGN radio on Tuesday and Nexstar media group station forty one degrees at ten o'clock good evening on Vic Vaughn that he uses sponsored by WGN America president trump announcing a thirty day ban on foreigners traveling from Europe into the U. S. kicks in Friday purse WGN traffic he can still slow inbound takes about sixteen minutes from lake cook the Montrose inbound Kennedy's twenty two minutes from o'hare to downtown inbound Eisenhower still half an hour from three ninety to the old post office the W. G. and forecast with meteorologist Demetrius ivory we'll see clouds early then skies will gradually clear partly cloudy skies by morning the low temperature in the lower forties mild overnight for this time of the year sun and clouds come our way early tomorrow then clouds will increase and showers should arrive by the afternoon high temperature reaches the low sixties mild day showers will end early tomorrow night so be breezy with mostly cloudy skies late the low down to thirty four we'll continue with mostly cloudy and breezy conditions on Friday will be cooler also the high temperatures in the upper forties on Saturday rain which could mix with snow at times early in the day we should dry out by the afternoon though it's gonna be a chilly one though high temperature in the upper thirties and first Sunday sunshine returns it'll be chilly again though the high temperature reaches the low forties I'm WGN meteorologist to Beatrice ivory president trump has delivered of prime time address from the oval office on the twenty nineteen novel corona virus pandemic announcing a thirty day ban on foreigners traveling from Europe that begins Friday.

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01:40 min | 4 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Saying WGN radio on Nexstar media group station twenty four degrees at ten o'clock good evening on big bond that eases Bossert by WGN America and it was shot by Chicago police inside the CTA train station was initially approached by officers for violating a safety policy first WGN traffic there's a rollover accident on the outbound side by fifty seven at Sibley boulevards being cleaned up on the hundred and forty seven street exit ramp the northbound side of the tri state tollway is stop and go between at the eighty third street toll plaza and mile long bridge the W. G. M. forecast meteorologist Mike Cameron a car temperature turnaround will begin in earnest as we head into Saturday afternoon and especially on Sunday when fifties return until then though it's going to be a cold one tonight mainly clear skies look for a low of thirteen degrees wind chills in the single digits for most of the night tomorrow mostly sunny skies a cold will ease especially by the afternoon high of thirty eight on Sunday partly to mostly cloudy breezy milder dry with a high of fifty five on Monday mostly cloudy chance for a little bit of light rain high forty four partly sunny on Tuesday with a high of forty five in a Wednesday partly sunny skies still seasonal temperature wise with a high of forty five from the WGN weather center hi my camera Chicago police had requested a response from the cook county state's attorney's office to a police involved shooting at a CTA red line station in the river north neighborhood the civilian office of police accountability is now investigating the shooting that shooting that a CBD spokesperson.

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03:06 min | 5 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Find out more trickster gallery dot com that's trickster gallery dot com gallery colliding with voice to cultural education and awareness for the news at ten watch WGN my commit tear Joe Donlin Dan roan and Chicago's most trusted meteorologist Tom skilling of course for TV news a ten watt Chicago's very own WGN and as of losses here on WGN with you and you've been texting in your Valentine's day gifts and the ones that you love that that some of you don't you don't know so much love eight one five my husband and I go running together he bought a new pair of running shoes for Valentine's day and I love that he bought them for me and I love him very cool eight one five a thirty years ago I told him don't ever give me flowers and guess what I've never gotten a good for you it's simple someone to bank on which one five six three by a big T. bone steak and will make her dinner at home that's already talking about the next segment here about Hey you don't have to go out the pricey meal if you don't want to there's still time to put something together with up something in your home and sometimes it works out even better you know just sit date does six threo you right I love you on the mirror was shave cream white that off when the mere steams up the words I love you appear on the mirror okay that's the trick thanks for a town that's my wife share did that for me one time yeah yeah did you like it did you love it it was very nice I'm trying to member of it was for my birthday or something yeah right keep them coming steeper transaction news here top of the hour and WGN we are now at twelve degrees at one thirty good afternoon I'm Stieber trendy new sponsored by Chicago R. V. show dot com new charges against our Kelly unsealed today first look at traffic here's your left go even looks good app on Kennedy is stop and go into California it's thirty nine to o'hare thirty six heading in on the Eisenhower it's thirty four out to three ninety thirty six am bound up on Stevens and it's thirty three veterans memorial in thirty one back in no delays up on on the Dan Ryan inbound traffic is heavy a canal port it's eighteen minutes from ninety fifth lecture drive is backed up north bound from grand to Chicago in south bound between Michigan in Chicago Avenue and there's an accident on I. eighty ninety four west on the left shoulder near Indianapolis Boulevard there's a twenty two minute delay over there more laughter WGN traffic central the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center it's going to get better sunny today up to around seventeen degrees with any luck tonight a low fifteen so temperatures essentially steady and then up to thirty four tomorrow afternoon snow shower on Sunday partly cloudy and high of thirty seven it's twelve right now to hear the same at midway seven at Aurora and twelve degrees at Chicago's lakefront new charges against singer R. Kelly the superseding indictment adds another alleged sexual abuse victim but it also seems to remove one from the charges governor Pritchard says his administration is found a variety of government efficiencies that will save two hundred twenty five million dollars next year he delivers his budget address next week and Michael have a nadie who represented a former porn star lawsuit against president trump has been convicted of trying to extort Nike prosecutors say he threatened.

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02:25 min | 5 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Five dot com trump vote fifty five dot com three one two ninety one seventy two hundred Adam Burke coming up next here on seven twenty WGN great stand up comedians got a new showed that he's got at the laugh factory which is running every Wednesday it's called news it or lose it were panel of comedians tell the audience which new stories they thought were the most important or interesting then the audience votes which one they liked best at the end of course it's all about how the presentation still waiting on some of the results from the Iowa caucus is very interesting there's there's a delay in the reporting or the the results being count on what's happening vehicle have been in the news I'm sure but will will reach out to Ryan Braun get him in in ten o'clock hour at least find out more about what the hold up is as we get the results in the first primary contest a caucus for the Democrats and twenty twenties tonight we talked about earlier in the show I thought we have results by now but there is a delay in the results for some reason so we get to that coming up here on seven twenty WGN here's Vic fun stews west from Chicago WGN AM seven twenty on your radio and on smart devices anywhere just by saying play WGN radio on next our media group station thirty eight degrees at ten o'clock good evening on Vic Vaughn but it is sponsored by WGN America a company that has contracted it's a I technology to Chicago police is now accused in court of violating people's civil rights first WGN traffic at the Kennedy slow outbound between Nagle and Harlem Avenue that's due to road work in the left two lanes the Dan Ryan still slow in bound between the eighteenth and Roosevelt and that's due to a left lane blocked with an interstate assigned it's hanging over into traffic it's fifteen minutes from ninety fifth the downtown the forecast from the WGN Chicago weather center lake shore flood advisory runs from eleven PM third Tuesday night otherwise cloudy and gusty overnight with lows near freezing off and on rain showers turn to snow flurries by daybreak they'll clear out the relief for mostly cloudy skies Tuesday.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

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03:30 min | 7 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Entire WGN TV morning news team week days four to ten seven twenty WGN we are back in his new year's eve talk and some of the the traditions that people have for new year's eve some amazing ones were gonna share from around the world we shared some that seem more trouble than they're worth and some potential health hazards as as well plus your that's three one two ninety one seventy two hundred we've gotten quite a few of those and we will share the Max you've got one a personal kind of family yes well Hey I. V. as we're talking I'm struck by all these have one thing in common they're good luck good luck for the coming year and door to ward off bad luck or evil spirits and my mother was so god rest your soul she she was also Italian through and through we didn't wear red underwear but she used to always say on new year's day not new years eve new years day don't eat fish for your money will swim away and don't eat chicken or your money will fly away chickens are really that good at flying she she was she said eat pork then you'll live off the fat of the land why it sounds we should get like a gong thirty something all right seven twenty WGN in and on the line with us I think from in Montreal I think one of the things the traditions that people should it here too in Quebec is to where and I think Max the boy would probably concur with this is that in order for good luck in twenty twenty should make a large purchase from BBQ Quebec dot com next we'll go back to hi that's a really great idea yes Sir so let's talk about some of the different things you would mention that in the past people thought if they had a you know a kettle grill or they had some sort of barbecue grill are smaller than their fine right it's just like any other kind of practical thing in your house that seal a washing machine or dryer once you have one you don't need two or three but grills are different and now you're finding people are are needing more than just the one they want is I don't see as many as you can get but certainly quite a few exactly exactly and that actually in Canada the thing that everybody ads is there a gas grill so did did do usually you just turn all your burner elm maximum heat and you just drill everything you can in turn and turn interview meat until it's really try and then you put some catch up or something so now at least use wax one Max we actually that's another great thing so okay so so this is this is where I think our opinions would differ if if I heard you correctly you said that you should just turn your gas grill on very high and then turn it on some catch up or is it in the past I think what Max to say yeah that's yeah that's what they used to do until maxim J. P. and crew who started up and now they're showing people the true way the true way so what are some of the popular things Max and I have talked Max here makes good we've talked about a number of things whether it's the popularity of the of the kamado those or the pallet smokers what kind of things are really catching on in Quebec that's the that's the thing like now with the people are starting to realize that begin to others being with their barbecue so the starting to lower coal smoke psalm and the the are also doing their own reeds and everything so you're talking about they can model and the we sell a lot of Flack about to all kind.

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13:11 min | 7 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Seven twenty WGN is staying here with you in the skyline studio talk a little bit of movies not only just the making of movies and what's out we're certainly going to get into some of those but also kind of just that thought process and just the way the whole landscape on the movie making and watching experience has changed and we've seen things that were a compromise on the on the streaming site now get to be as I think as appreciated and as highly thought of as maybe some of those traditional ways in the theater on the line with us calling us from Peoria is the one on the block buster Blake subs and Blake remember I know he's been on with us a couple times we've talked a brand new gin friend of mine that works out in Hollywood has been one of the special effects guys in so many different movies whether saxman movies are the guardians of the galaxy lord of the rings and and all that kind of stuff was part of that Oscar team that did the curious case of Benjamin buttons and that was one of the things that they did not always in super high profile ways but even even sometimes even like I think they did the sex and the city movie where they had a cat A. D. H. Sarah Jessica Parker or whatever like just go in there and make her just freshen her up a little bit you know you weren't necessarily making Robert deniro young again and so that's something that's been around for a little while I think that the the uses for that are going to be explaining David have wondered during the break is is how expensive could that be is that something that you can really attach I guess the price tag of value to especially S. as technology improves well and it's something that can work hand in hand with actual practicality so my example for that is both the Irishman because there are scenes you can actually watch a lot of the world that they just shot the wall behind the scenes stuff that was done on the day like when they were actually making the film and in Europe actually made up to look young but then the de aging is just digital correction and there was another use of that in a film semi recently guardians of the galaxy falling to the opening of the film features a very young looking Kurt Russell and all that happened there was Kurt Russell's makeup artist would work with them for a week I think thirty five or forty years had come and said well I can make you look young but it's not going to be perfect for the camera and his personal make up artist did a fine job but then James got in the crew ended up digitally kind of you know touching in doing a little touch up work on it and it ends up looking pretty flawless in the movie I mean he's and and a lot of it as Kurt Russell pointed out in the press talking about the movie is once they made me look young I had to play yeah different I had you do all the things that I had done and probably twenty five years I had to make it look like I was in my early thirties if that and it's like well he I think is a perfect example of this working very well he inhabits it very well and of course this is like the first five ten minutes of the movie so it's not like they're gonna ride that out you know for two hours but in the case of the Irishman it kind of comes and goes and you do see a much older rubber care FAQ I think age and older I think so I have one points yeah so it's I think it's something as far as cost goes it's going to be a film by film basis I think what they need to do is stick to ng it with excellent make up and if they're able to do that it looks less chancy I think would be the word I would use like it so noticeable at times and if you go back ten years okay just ten years where this could technology was used in trial legacy to be age Jeff bridges to his much younger tron age style I need it doesn't hold up now is that movie enjoyable yes I do enjoy that fell in fact it was one of the first things I watch on Disney plot and I was kind of marveling at how like wow ten years ago we thought this the aging was pretty good it really doesn't hold up very well it looks really cartoony happens then when you flip over and watch something like the Irishman you're like wait a minute these guys are seventy six and seventy eight years old and they're making him look like they're in their forties and that's pretty good and it looks pretty solid now is the perfect now but the more you watch the film you just forget that it's even happening and I think that that was intentional and to to be very fair to the cell watching it at home on my television which I've done purses when I thought the theater there is a difference it would have been better for everyone to see this in the theater but unfortunately this still was a if there's a big contentious for several weeks there is a big contentious argument going on between Netflix and the exhibitors specifically I think with AMC theatres network they empty could not come to an agreement on a wide release from the spell so then they ended up doing several things like just showing it in specific exhibitors for short spurts major cities got to Chicago had it for quite awhile I think there are three screens at one point concurrently showing it in Chicago but none of them were in a in the theater and then in New York they actually converted the Belasco theater which is a Broadway theater but I saw Bryan Cranston do not work in an age well they converted it to show the Irishman and people were paying up to ninety seven dollars a ticket to see it and Sidney orchestra hall I mean you're looking at as for movies like this at which you know I classify as an adventure film yeah not not like I would adventures in game but that was also very much a big event sallam the special arrangements should and could be made I think in a lot of in these cases this is a film I think is very ambitious from a technical standpoint I think it was very ambitious from a link standpoint the storytelling I think it's actually I think the acting is excellent I think the editing this movie is not nominated for an editing after I'd be very surprised the machine maker the longtime collaborator with Martin Scorsese if you if you surf around some Twitter you're gonna find a cheese burger I regard it highly as the queen she is probably the finest editor one of the top top editors of all time and I I hope she she is very much a consideration and and just keeps on the awards on her mantle this year for this film she did an excellent job so I yeah I mean this is a special case I think that a lot of good movies come out this year this is unique in that it really hit its audience at home as opposed to theater right because it because you think of it and and this will be the last on this then we got to get into some of the the star were stuff that people are are waiting for but yeah it's got everything about it is is blockbuster in the theater major release and everything is so for them to be able to do it due to the way that they that they wanted to in the the length of the movie and all that and they keep it just on Netflix is is pretty is is different right I think it's kind of brave right right and kind of ambitious and up by may by most accounts it was excessive a successful things to talk about the aging thing we brought up a little bit whether it's Carrie Fisher or whether it's some of the other ones what yes of the day yeah well this was a you mentioned the event nature of the Irishman and I was going to transition into Star Wars I remember when Star Wars came out I was in my early twenty something like that in the charged an unusual amount for admission to spend the first Star Wars movie and it was I mean it it was probably two or three dollars more than the regular movie price kind of calling attention to itself as an event that this was going to be a big deal and I remember sitting in the movie theater when I I don't know the name it star cruiser maybe when it comes down from the top of the screen the audience let out a collective gasp was so like we have not seen this before this is worth the extra two dollars or whatever and then when they go to light speed I mean those those two points were like the audience like who this is a new thing what they had done things in ways that you had not seen before that even the noises it I've ever seen one of those documentaries about the making of it you know just the the noise of the blasters you know how they were like hitting like telephone wire like just the way that they were being able to create things that hadn't been seen or done before or in that way you mentioned the this the de aging that they're doing and some of this and then also kind of the foray into the into the streaming with the Mandalorian they've done a great job I don't know if you guys have noticeable when it comes to like the Wilkie's into bacha the de aging is worked great I think that feeling ill the first it's great the yours are getting younger and younger by the minute but so without any kind of spoiler alert if you want to get into a little bit of the well actually before that will use that now in the last segment we'll talk about the new the new feature film that's output but your thoughts on the Mandalorian because this is something where and I think Star Wars fans have a lot of different ways to consume and enjoy kind of that product whether it's just the all those movies that I jump around from era to era you've got the theme parks you've got all that kind of stuff and I thought this was a really cool kind away to have bite size stuff that's very entertaining very well received and it's right there on the and that new Disney plus one of the things about being a Lorena jumps out for me and this is more of a personal thing than a critic standpoint critical G. point is I love samurai in western storytelling there's a big overlap of that throughout the history of filmmaking from John Ford to caress island back and it just the what what made Star Wars because there's there's Keith Clinton better taken from a New Hope that George Lucas is borrowed from the searchers for example are you a lot of that style is present in the Mandalorian me he's very much like a ronin a samurai who is sort of you know roaming in doing what he feels he can do if it calls for it and at the same time even gas the the comedy elements that work very well especially with acting everyone's new favorite thing baby on a we don't have the actual name of the character yet but for calling him in at the same time every week seen different I it's not like your typical show right now where I feel we've become so engrossed in the long drawn out arcs whereas there's clearly something going on in the Mandalorian but it's not full focus it's more like where they going this week what are they doing this week every episode has been a little bit different than the last one and you know there's a few threads we keep them all laying this past this week's episode that they released Wednesday so the day before rises sky Walker was released not only did it have a couple and a few little details and sort of make an appearance in ride the sky Walker nice planning on Disney's part but also and it's subtle it's not anything over I'm just saying if you pay close attention like all wait a minute that appeared in the other thing it's call it's a good review on your leg it's hard to make an audience that as as they point out gas like that first time the star destroyer flew on screen while was chasing the panties for like it's it's there's things like that that are just so unique and when you can get that if you got I'll grab it and you got to run with it and you got to find a new way to make it happen again and I think the Mandalorian is able to be both fun engaging if this type of story telling that we weren't really getting every week on television and at the same time it it borrows from all these cool girl very rich storytelling elements that it it all in a universe of Star Wars universe which were all very familiar with very fond of eat they built interesting enough characters this kind of see where the scales now long term I hope that this show is able to pick up in season two and really have some some strong foundations maybe some long drawn out our center up we'll see what happens by the by large I'm happy every week I watch it so I'll put it there I'm a big fan but it is cool you've got this sort of space age based thing brings up the samurai stuff you guys a little bit of the Clint Eastwood spaghetti western kinda feel to it as well and with John Fabbro there you've got what is we've always said it's kind of like the secret you know kind of sauce when it comes to Marvel is is humor is there's a little bit of humor based in it as well so we're gonna take a break when we come back or to talk about the brand new movie that's out there what people are saying without spoiling any of it I know there's a bunch of cliffhangers I've heard there's some things to either avoid or not know about and we're going to hear about that we've got to have happened with us and of course on the phone with the blockbuster breaks of quick break we'll be back it's staying here on seven twenty WGN.

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

12:48 min | 10 months ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Very own WGN and we're back on a Tuesday morning with my colleague from governors state university I am professor bill Cressy of governors state university A. K. A. professor fraud and with me tonight is my wing man all night has been doctored David garland I I but I should give your middle name David Hamilton gallon Campbellton is my middle name there you go and you get residuals from the show no I don't but professor of history at governors state university and we're talking about this this incredible book that you wrote about an incredible human being and the title the book is a terrible thing to waste Arthur Fletcher and the conundrum of the black Republican so we here's here's this this guy from from Kansas is centrally of goes off fights with Patton in World War two gets injured comes back goes to a small college in Kansas but plays football plays pretty good football gets picked up by the LA rams just for the summer exhibitions okay but then it gets picked up by the Baltimore colts who actually were probably the worst football team that year in football history so this is before the Jenny unite is there absolutely yeah in fact they folded and had to be reconstituted for the job Johnny unitas era about the only good thing that came out of the cold in the nineteen fifty season was a certain quarterback by the name of why a tittle who who then went on to some other little hanky **** town that that would be the New York Giants L. okay that's right New York City I work where David's originally from that's why although I'm not actually from the meadow lands okay well I don't think they were playing that either so they were playing I think it with a plan to Yankee Stadium they may have been of there's a lot of in that era the many of the football teams have the same names as the local baseball team or I right well in any event so here we've got Arthur Fletcher he's playing he's the first African American on the Baltimore colts yes indeed and Baltimore if if he had bad experiences with the Klan in Indiana he's he had some bad experiences in Baltimore as well because Maryland is south of the Mason Dixon line yes it is and but so how many seasons with the with the cold well he was just with the cold for not only he did not finish that season he only played two games while but it's in a physician he he was an end yes but he played poorly well that's good to know there it all the way up to the pros and then let's choke which is sad but but but it wasn't the end of his career no need and we're only a chapter to this okay with then what happened after that well being a football star with a college degree who had spent much of his college years working odd jobs around the state capitol building and Topeka is the capital city of Kansas he had made a number of political connections and so there was a fellow running for governor at the time and sorry bill but I'm blocking on his name I have the book in front of me also to you but well that's okay okay ran for governor Gary in for governor basically asked art to campaign for him in the African American areas of the state and when he won he made are to the deputy highways commissioner because of all of the experience with highway weld it it happened that's polity as the politics of it here he took very good advantage of the job it was after all during the construction of the Eisenhower interstate system and everyone who everyone wanted to have highways build towards them or near them and write some of the great movers and the shakers then got in touch with with Fletcher and he helped make that happen while okay okay so so so he went and here's a you wrote a book about a guy who played to get to the NFL and then build some highways and that was it that was the end of his career and no after getting run out of Kansas almost literally on a rail he moved to northern California and continue to get involved in politics found however that as an African American Republic in the bay area was not particularly conducive to people of his particular political stripe moved up to a small desert town in the south east of Washington state known as Pasco part of the tri cities region out there okay which was the perfect spot for him to begin to develop some of his ideas about black capitalism and self help which he did and he had suffered an incredible tragedy at that point in his life and so he could certainly relates to the the concerns of most of his constituents at that point in what was the tragedy well his first wife committed suicide geo jumped off the bay bridge in October of nineteen sixty all my goodness all my goodness and I mean there's there's really never a good way of explaining that to this and if anyone's listening in your it's after midnight if you're thinking that Hey there's plenty of hot lines call than their people their staffing them that can talk to you help yeah absolutely yeah so he's working on these new ideas and how did he sell those ideas well he caught the attention of a young governor in Washington state by the name of Dan Evans Dan Evans was something that really doesn't exist anymore as bill very well knows the liberal Republican and Dan Evans by the time nineteen sixty eight comes around is looking for someone who might be able to run for lieutenant governor the these positions were independently elected and the lieutenant governor's seat was Kerr was held at the time by a Democrat so Evans picked I'm going to cut you off there we've we've got a call coming into the W. G. and hot line that's the who hi caller who's on the air with us Kelly how are you this is Kelly Richmond pope my my partner in crime your partner in crime now are you going well we're we're hanging in there Kelly but we we certainly miss having you here in studio can you tell us from what secret layer you calling from well I am involved in my land and sowed my factor if you're talking about Bob like that back off there you go there you go and your own Baltimore on some secret mission for the government no I am your presentation tomorrow all day I marinated easy that's for the our offices are inspector general's that they've been on the news a little bit inspectors general contractor right yeah general yes it's it's kinda like attorneys general its inspectors general right so well very good you're talking to them about crime I take well I'm Sharon other thing is okay nine documentary about the dictionary nine fifty three point seven million dollars five round fine if I return while in and lessons learned that actors general should think about pay attention here in out is it and how it could have been prevented out the rest black element what so the the the the they are they treating you well are they going to be treating you well putting up a nice bottle one in the morning and I have to be there at eight o'clock in the morning but I always say Kelly it's what fraud I never sleeps okay and you either way okay well tell you what I'm going to let you get to your hotel baby get a couple hours a shot I okay sorry I what are we doing okay so far yeah you don't bring it down the operative book if you're talking about really interesting okay we'll tell you what we look forward to having you back in the studio next week okay irate okay we'll be talking about a lot of fraud and a lot of you know are are dupes as is is you call them and such and because I've got a couple of good ones I got to share with you and and second I get interviewed for NPR about what you can learn from tax return well that's good news to today hasn't had yeah yeah yeah send that to you we look back about it that sounds fantastic well you know I'm gonna go back to to my colleague here David gallon for a bit and then we go through the news so what thank you so much for calling in yeah have a great night okay you too now and then the safe travels okay well that was my as there is we call you to a partner in crime professor Kelly Richmond pope calling in from Baltimore where she's going to be addressing inspectors general now trying to keep things honest in the government and speaking of keeping things honest in the government let's go back to Arthur Fletcher yes okay what now where was weird we leave off with him well he had been tapped by governor Dan Evans of Washington state to run for the post of lieutenant governor again of that state in nineteen sixty eight okay kind of a pivotal year in American politics yeah yeah that was the year that he campaigned with Shirley Temple he was being driven around the state by none other than Ted Bundy as you mentioned earlier right into who just like did not develop in the campaign to be a driver well Ted Bundy as Arthur Fletcher son described it has described him was kind of a the young Republican in penny loafers which he sort of had a charisma that would later serve him as he definitely has reached the terriers are out of the ladies killer literally and there's really anyway yeah case yeah he wanted to there were death threats coming in Arthur Fletcher who was a black man running for state by state office and he was getting death threats and perhaps nasty calls from various points on the political spectrum both both ends one could say and so the driver Bundy served also as a bodyguard slept outside of Fletcher's bedroom door almost like like a watch dog well well tell you what let's come back to more about this fascinating story about Arthur Fletcher in this book that you've written rate after the news which is being presented by Victor von other families come forward with claims that Chicago police officers raided the wrong home at family tells CBS channel two officers used force on their children Dominique will since now calling for the release of officer body cam video something the department has so far refused according to reporting by CBS and the the hospital a hospital rather in Pennsylvania is looking for the source of a deadly bacteria that is killed now three infants and its neonatal intensive care unit doctors at the Geisinger Medical Center in Monterey county are now taking precautions by sending mothers who are likely to look to the liver prematurely two other regional hospitals and back locally as St Charles north high school football players suffered a.

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

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01:30 min | 1 year ago

"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

"WGN. Seven twenty WGN Dennis Rockin from Crain's Chicago business just put me at ease about the place that I bought a while ago. Thanks for talking me through that. I hope he's okay. Mentioned in the sabre. We both bought condos this past year first time buying which is always something you're jumping into it's a little bit risky. And of course, the market is cooled off a little bit the stock market specifically and housing markets across the country have softened a bit. How are we doing in Chicago? We haven't softened yet. But there's a reason we haven't thought mean at the upper end things are why talked about some super fabulous sales, but up in the million two to three million range. They're they've slowed down quite a bit. But in general are market has we have the advantage of not having been white hot in the last few years. So the Seattle's the Portland's the San Francisco's where prices were going up in the double digits ten eleven twelve in some cases, fourteen percent. They have started to cool in part in part. Because prices went up so fast that Ford ability disappeared and people said they either pulled back or they bought less house, or whatever it was all and then so the combination of that and rising. Interest rates really cool down those markets. We've been rising in a very steady way far more modestly. I was just using numbers. Like ten eleven twelve we've been in the three percent range. We are generally. We're the top twenty cities. We're at the back the seventeenth through twentieth..

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"wgn" Discussed on WGN Radio

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