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"west aurora school district" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on KCRW

"Set record sales proceeds from Powerball tickets to scratch offs contributed $731 million to public education. Translates to more than 10% of the state's funding for school district's, but their seats don't look nearly as good this year. With more strict reopening guidelines, Sales have plummeted and revenue is nosedive nearly $90 million during the pandemic. Victor Matheson teaches economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where he researches sports in the lottery, So we do know roughly nationwide money from lotteries. Plus other gambling constitutes about 2% of all state budgets in the country as a whole, So that's not huge. On the other hand, it's as much as state's generate from For example, ST Tobacco TAXES it alcohol taxes, 45 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries. More than half of state lotteries funnel a portion of their revenue into education. 14 completely devote their lottery money to public schools and scholarships. In fact, in North Carolina, they even call it the North Carolina education. Lottery officials talked. The more than 10,000 students received free pre K last year, thanks to the Lotto. Schools in that state are now projected to receive about $30 million of less than what they expected from the lottery. The pandemic lottery dip in places like North Carolina, Illinois wouldn't normally be a huge loss for public education. But Matheson says, since it's happening at the same time as the recession, it's a small but irreplaceable amount. The drawing up of lottery funding Is just symbolic of drying up of all sorts of other types of revenue sources that state local governments and schools all depend on. Jeff Craig is superintendent of the West Aurora School District, located west of Chicago. He's feeling a bit of whiplash, he says. Just before the pandemic he was planning to add resource is all those boulders are now in a filing cabinet because it's not something we can talk about for years to come. Now. Now, Craig is trying to figure out how to pay for additional costs things like sanitation, protective equipment and ensuring the emotional health of his students. Been trying to calculate all the losses add up quickly. Michelle Yaar is the chief financial officer at Rockford Public schools. Overnight. We went down $20 million which is very significant. With less money from the lottery and a predicted drop off property and corporate taxes. School systems may have to start making tough decisions about klutz very soon. Depends on how long this recession will last. So hopefully this is ah, one year dip, but it is not looking like it. I mean, I would I would expect we're going to have a hard couple of years to three years. Based on what's what's happening. Many school officials are hoping for federal stimulus money to help them bridge the funding gaps. But bridging those gaps will rely in part on people being able to stop by the gas station to buy a lottery ticket for NPR news computer modeling.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:07 min | 2 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Lottery set record sales proceeds from Powerball tickets to scratch offs contributed $731 million to public education. Translates to more than 10% of the state's funding for school district's, but their seats don't look nearly as good this year. With more strict reopening guidelines, Sales have plummeted and revenue is nosedive nearly $90 million during the pandemic. Victor Matheson teaches economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where he researches sports in the lottery. But we do know roughly nationwide money from lotteries. Plus other gambling constitutes about 2% of all state budgets in the country as a whole, So that's not huge. On the other hand, it's as much as state's generate from For example, states back Oh, taxes it alcohol taxes, 45 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries. More than half of state lotteries funnel a portion of their revenue into education. 14 completely devote their lottery money to public schools and scholarships. In fact, in North Carolina, they even call it the North Carolina education. Lottery officials talked. The more than 10,000 students received free pre K last year, thanks to the Lotto. Schools in that state are now projected to receive about $30 million of less than what they expected from the lottery. The pandemic lottery dip in places like North Carolina now you know, I wouldn't normally be a huge loss for public education. But Matheson says, since it's happening at the same time as the recession, it's a small but irreplaceable amount. The drawing up of lottery funding is just symbolic of drawing up of all sorts of other types of revenue sources that state and local governments And schools all depend on Jeff Craig is superintendent of the West Aurora School district, located west of Chicago. He's feeling a bit of whiplash, he says. Just before the pandemic he was planning to add resource is all those boulders are now in a filing cabinet because it's not something we can talk about for years to come. Now. Now Craig is trying to figure out how to pay for additional costs. Things like sanitation, protective equipment and answering the emotional health of his students when trying to calculate all the losses add up quickly. Michelle Yaar is the chief financial officer at Rockford Public Schools. Overnight, we went down $20 million which is very significant with less money from the lottery and the predicted drop off property and corporate taxes. School systems may have to start making tough decisions about cuts very soon. Depends on how long the recessional last. So you knowwho play. This is ah, one year dip, but it it's not looking like it. I mean, I would I would expect we're going to have a hard couple of years to three years. Based on what what's happening. Many school officials are hoping for federal stimulus money to help them bridge the funding gaps. Bridging those gaps will rely in part on people being able to stop by the gas station to buy a lottery ticket for NPR news. This is NPR news, and it is coming up on 7 43 on this Tuesday morning on DVD. Here's Joe with an overview of bay area traffic conditions. No new problems of the last 10 minutes or so. And it's starting to get better in most locations, even 6 80 south bound still pretty heavy through pleasant and down the same old gray, but nothing like it was earlier, 84 West Still some stop and go west of Isabel. Past the G plant, but not solid all the way to 6 80 anymore like it was the right on Highway four. Westbound is just heavy over the will pass had a ladder in the road near leverage. But apparently that's not an issue anymore. Eighties improved also early from the earlier crashing or cutting just a little heavy. Neighbors barely backed up it all. Joe McConnell for traffic support comes from San Matteo Credit Union. Today, Support for a D comes from Comcast business offering Internet voice and video solutions designed to help businesses maximize performance.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:11 min | 2 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on KCRW

"Set record sales proceeds from Powerball tickets to scratch offs contributed $731 million to public education. Translates to more than 10% of the state's funding for school district's, but their seats don't look nearly as good this year. With more strict reopening guidelines, Sales have plummeted and revenue is nosedive nearly $90 million during the pandemic. Victor Matheson teaches economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where he researches sports in the lottery, So we do know roughly nationwide money from lotteries. Plus other gambling constitutes about 2% of all state budgets in the country as a whole, So that's not huge. On the other hand, it's as much as state's generate from For example, ST Tobacco TAXES it alcohol taxes, 45 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries. More than half of state lotteries funnel a portion of their revenue into education. 14 completely devote their lottery money to public schools and scholarships. In fact, in North Carolina, they even call it the North Carolina education. Lottery officials talked. The more than 10,000 students received free pre K last year, thanks to the Lotto. Schools in that state are now projected to receive about $30 million of less than what they expected from the lottery. The pandemic lottery dip in places like North Carolina and I will know I wouldn't normally be a huge loss for public education. But Matheson says, since it's happening at the same time as the recession, it's a small but irreplaceable amount. The drawing up of lottery funding Is just symbolic of drying up of all sorts of other types of revenue sources that state local governments and schools all depend on. Jeff Craig is superintendent of the West Aurora School District, located west of Chicago. He's feeling a bit of whiplash, he says. Just before the pandemic he was planning to add resource is all those folders are now in a filing cabinet because it's not something we can talk about for years to come. Now. Now, Craig is trying to figure out how to pay for additional cost things like sanitation, protective equipment and ensuring the emotional health of his students. Been trying to calculate all the losses add up quickly. Michelle Yaar is the chief financial officer at Rockford Public schools. Overnight. We went down $20 million which is very significant. With less money from the lottery and a predicted drop off property and corporate taxes. School systems may have to start making tough decisions about cuts very soon. Depends on how long this recession will last. So hopefully this is ah, one year dip, but it is not looking like it. I mean, I would I would expect we're going to have a hard couple of years to three years. Based on what's what's happening. Many school officials are hoping for federal stimulus money to help them bridge the funding gaps. But bridging those gaps will rely in part on people being able to stop by the gas station to buy a lottery ticket for NPR news. I'm Muslim.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Translates to more than 10% of the state's funding for school district's, but their seats don't look nearly as good this year. With more strict reopening guidelines, Sales have plummeted and revenue is nosedive nearly $90 million during the pandemic. Victor Matheson teaches economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where he researches sports in the lottery. But we do know roughly nationwide money from lotteries. Plus other gambling constitutes about 2% of all state budgets in the country as a whole, So that's not huge. On the other hand, it's a CZ much and states generate from For example, ST Tobacco TAXES it alcohol taxes, 45 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries. More than half of state lotteries funnel a portion of their revenue into education. 14 completely devote their lottery money to public schools and scholarships. In fact, in North Carolina, they even call it the North Carolina education. Lottery officials talked. The more than 10,000 students received free pre K last year, thanks to the Lotto. Schools in that state are now projected to receive about $30 million of less than what they expected from the lottery. The pandemic lottery dip in places like North Carolina in Illinois wouldn't normally be a huge loss for public education. But Matheson says, since it's happening at the same time as the recession, it's a small but irreplaceable amount. The drawing up of lottery funding Is just symbolic of drying up of all sorts of other types of revenue sources that state and local governments and schools all depend on. Jeff Craig is superintendent of the West Aurora School District, located west of Chicago. He's feeling a bit of whiplash, he says. Just before the pandemic he was planning to add resource is all those boulders are now in a filing cabinet because it's not something we can talk about for years to come. Now. Now, Craig is trying to figure out how to pay for additional cost things like sanitation, protective equipment and ensuring the emotional health of his students. Been trying to calculate it all losses add up quickly. Michelle Yaar is the chief financial officer at Rockford Public schools overnight. We went down $20 million which is very significant. With less money from the lottery and the predicted drop off property and corporate taxes. School systems may have to start making tough decisions about cuts very soon. Depends on how long this recession will last. So you knowwho play. This is ah, one year dip, but it is not looking like it. I mean, I would I would expect we're going to have a hard couple of years to three years. Based on what what's happening. Many school officials are hoping for federal stimulus money to help them bridge the funding gaps. But bridging those.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Translates to more than 10% of the state's funding for school districts, but their seats don't look nearly as good this year. With more strict reopening guidelines, Sales have plummeted and revenue is nosedive nearly $90 million during the pandemic. Victor Matheson teaches economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, where he researches sports in the lottery, So we do know roughly nationwide money from lotteries. Plus other gambling constitutes about 2% of all state budgets in the country as a whole, So that's not huge. On the other hand, it's as much as state's generate from For example, states back Oh, taxes it alcohol taxes, 45 states and the District of Columbia run lotteries. More than half of state lotteries funnel a portion of their revenue into education. 14 completely devote their lottery money to public schools and scholarships. In fact, in North Carolina, they even call it the North Carolina education. Lottery officials talked. More than 10,000 students received free pre K last year, thanks to the Lotto. Schools in that state are now projected to receive about $30 million of less than what they expected from the lottery. The pandemic lottery dip in places like North Carolina now, you know, I wouldn't normally be a huge loss for public education. But Mattson says, since it's happening at the same time as the recession, it's a small but irreplaceable amount. The drawing up of lottery funding Is just symbolic of drying up of all sorts of other types of revenue sources that state local governments and schools all depend on. Jeff Craig is superintendent of the West Aurora School District, located west of Chicago. He's feeling a bit of whiplash, he says. Just before the pandemic he was planning to add resource is all those boulders are now in a filing cabinet because it's not something we can talk about for years to come. Now. Now, Craig is trying to figure out how to pay for additional costs things like sanitation, protective equipment and ensuring the emotional health of his students. Been trying to calculate all the losses add up quickly. Michelle Yaar is the chief financial officer at Rockford Public schools overnight. We went down $20 million which is very significant. With less money from the lottery and the predicted drop off property and corporate taxes. School systems may have to start making tough decisions about cuts very soon. Depends on how long this recession will last. So you knowwho play. This is ah, one year dip, but it is not looking like it. I mean, I would I would expect we're going to have a hard couple of years to three years. Based on what what's happening. Many school officials are hoping for federal stimulus money to help them bridge the funding gaps. But.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

12:30 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Victims are deceased. There were a fire department arrived on scene to stage with medics a regional law enforcement response was coordinated to include rescue task force. And several teams of officers went inside to locate and engaged the offender, the building is twenty nine thousand square feet. And when they located the event if under Dame gauged in gunfire with him ultimately killing him, the shooter is identified as Gary Martin. Here's a forty five year old, man. And we believe he was employees in employee of the company at this time. We aren't sure of the motive of this act of violence. We do not have the identities of the deceased, but we would like family members to know that unification for the victims and witnesses that were in the building will be at Aurora university public safety building located south lawn. All five police officers were transported to local hospitals. And from there were airlifted to Chicago area trauma centers six officers being treated for a knee injury. I want to take this opportunity to send positive energy to those officers for being treated and to the officers and Mattis who showed up from all over the state to render aid. This message is for them. Thank you for your selfless act. Thank you running towards gunfire and putting your lives in danger to protect those inside the business. My heart goes out to the victims and their families who simply went to work today. Like any other day, we offer our sincere condolences, and as the facts of this tragedy unfold, we will provide information and attempt to make sense of it. I'd like to introduce now our mayor Richard Sierra say a few words. Okay. So that was earlier today. Welcome in everybody to Marquette, Jerry. None him for Matt boo. Bala tonight. And yeah. Just another another day. Jerry, none. I know another another day, and it feels it feels wrong. It feels just off. But this is the the world that we're living in six people including the gunman passed away mass shooting this afternoon. Five officers struck by gunfire. The gunman was a fifteen year veteran of the business that he walked into where he was apparently being fired from forty five years old. The Henry Pratt. Pratt company which I had never heard of before today. I'm sure you hadn't either multiple calls at one twenty four shooting at the company six forty one Archer avenue Aurora Illinois officer show up four minutes later. Think about that. You're I understand that. That's your job. Right. You're a police officer your life can change in a matter of a moment. Right. But there it is. Hey, we have a live shooter. Where at at the Henry Pratt company. Really? Okay. Let's get over there. They're four minutes later, and they're the immediately draw fire to the first four officers who enter the building are shot. And then five officer shot over all shower within the first five minutes. So four minutes, they get the call. And and then within nine minutes, you've got five officers that have been shot and. Five workers that at five by workers who were killed two hundred people work at the plan. Nobody, you know, we don't know exactly how many people were there on Friday. Shooter comes in with a Smith and Wesson handgun he's firing shots from a window as authorities are approaching. The incident lasts one hour and thirty five minutes. And we were just hearing from. The police Commissioner. You know, Kristen Zemun who's thanking officers of the law virtue stepping in and doing their job. It's just. I as I said to Patty, I just feel like we're just we're just losing end of the day. There's no way around it. You look at the stats right now. If you go back to I mean, we could just go back. We can go back to Columbine. We can go back to sandy hook. We can go back and back and back the bottom line is that on average in this country right now there is a there's one mass shooting per day. Per day every single day. It's the phone lines are open as they always are WGN three one two nine eight one seventy two hundred and as I'm scrolling. There's there's been thirty eight mass shooting so far in two thousand nineteen while we're just getting started thirty eight. What's the date today? The fifteenth is it the fifteenth sixteenth sixteenth. Now, it's the sixteenth. I mean. Know, I don't. Nobody listen when when we come into a radio show, nobody wants to talk about this stuff. And maybe people don't want to hear it. But you have to have the conversation and we've had the conversation over and over and over again, and you don't feel like we're just not getting anywhere. Right. Well, so did you see the story out of Kentucky yesterday? Now, tell me about so. All right. Roger badesch see a story out of Kentucky yesterday. You know what I'm talking about? No, I'm sorry. I don't remember that. No, it's okay. So all right. Let's go to Kentucky. Obviously this is right here at home with Aurora, but the Kentucky gun story yesterday, which had me throwing up my hands. Was this another massive if you want to put quotes around it shooting or no here, we go. The Kentucky Senate they approved a Bill yesterday that would allow people to carry a concealed handgun get ready for it. Okay. Without a permit or training. This of course was yesterday. That's on the first anniversary of the parkland, Florida killing that that was seventeen students and staff members at a high school which was a year ago yesterday. And then, you know, you've got the Republican led Senate voted to Bruce Senate Bill one fifty on a twenty nine to eight vote in Santa to GOP led house. Okay. So the Bill pushed by the NRA would allow people age twenty one or older who are able to lawfully possess a firearm to carry concealed firearms or other concealed deadly weapons without a license in the same location as people with ballots issued licenses so they're just you know, they're just making it easier. After school in Kentucky. Now, right. You're southern guy. Yeah. Tennessee. There's like signs everywhere. Don't bring a gun in the church because everyone has a gun. We just don't. I mean, how how does how do we wrap we have one mass shooting every day, and we're making it at least in some states easier to at least they did yesterday in Kentucky. That's what they're voting on to conceal a weapon. I just I can't wrap my arms around Mark. Just just to fine. Tune that story so carrying openly carrying a gun in Kentucky was already the law. You could do it without a license or training. Right. But once you cover up that weapon. Yeah. Then it becomes illegal, then it becomes legal. So this this legislation kinda took care of that little tidbit at so now, you can do it right there. Their whole thing was like why why are we making it illegal to wear a coat should be aware coat? Yeah. I just like it's not a rational way of thinking. And so here's the thing to the majority of Americans the majority of people in this world, they want stricter gun control. And I I know that there's people out there saying right now. Not the gun is not the problem. Yeah. I got to be able to protect my son. Listen. So someone's calling in about right now right now, I know there are there. And I just don't understand I'm willing. You can you can have the conversation. I just I just don't understand how anybody wants to fly that flag. What what for? My grandma Rosie got to be able to have her gun as if somebody broke into grammar Rosie's apartment that she would be able to reach under her bed or reach in her drawer and find her gun in time to take out some intruder. Yeah. Or she's going to be walking down the street. I mean, come on. I mean, mama and Tennessee has a big shotgun and the house, and I was like why do we have these big guns in the house, and she's like, well, they don't have shells on them. Like, why do you have the gun? But she just wants to scare people. And the other thing is for the record. Just just let's be clear here. No one's trying to take your gun away. What we are trying to do is make it much more difficult for you to get a gun. Just like you have to pass tests to be to get your driver's license. Yeah. Just like there. There are certain rules, basically for anything in the world gun laws should be ten times. A strict you shouldn't have any mental health illnesses that are have been documented in your path. You shouldn't have been if you went to prison, you're not chance you should be able to get a logical things. Yeah. Why is this so difficult? I mean, I couldn't even pass my emissions tests today this morning. Right. Right. Right. I mean, it was so hard and I have a new car, right? Right. And so, you know, here we got here, we have NC and people. We also live in this world. And I'm as guilty as anyone, but if it doesn't happen to you. If it's not in your close circle if it's not a family member, right? Then basically it didn't happen. Like, the news is the news because they until it hits home with them. They don't react right until someone shot her family. I mean, I read one of the comments that I saw today. Bob Gonzalez, the president of the school board of the nearby west Aurora school district one twenty nine he lives and works in what he estimated was fifty feet from. The Henry Pratt company is twin four-year-old grandchildren were in his home upstairs. He was talking with a client and state farm office downstairs when they heard the sirens and the squad cars flying by. Okay. I was a fire. But then more and more police keep coming than he news more. And then as quote, and Bob is like I've been literally everybody, it's kind of unsettling. It just makes me wonder here the door to my office, always unlocked. They see my clients come in my clients. But it makes me wonder whether now I should have some kind of lock that I can lock from the inside and keep my door. Locked at all times. It's very scary cap. That's what you with active shooters you're supposed to hide behind a locked door because they won't usually go through that door right after hide somewhere not supposed to run. There's like a lot of rules. I mean, all the train training every building downtown. I mean, I had to go through training and learn about it, you know, and and good. I'm glad they do. Yeah. Because I feel a little more prepared and I'll be able to handle the situation, and that's the reality. Like you need to get prepared. I've seen Bob continues. One more quote from I've seen it on the news happening someplace else, but never here in Aurora..

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

08:02 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Mr. Gonzalez and more from the Aurora police department, they share sheriff coming up at five thirty. Impre? We are nothing but police vehicles squad car can maybe thirty fifty. Vehicles home Aurora on Montgomery. I can see the King County sheriff maybe KENDALL county under all over here. Gather running front of my my office. Boy, it's it never ceases to amaze me when things like this happen. The the the difference of reporting from outlet towel. Let all the conflicting details and some of the people out in front of this. You know, multiple fatalities. No, no. Then just one dead. Well is the shooter. Well, we're not sure we think probably it is. So what are you? I mean, you've been watching this since the get-go is it a disgruntled employees ex employees that came back. Well, the one gentleman that you had on who said that he ran down the stairs. And somebody ran toward him. He was all bloody. And then he ran out of the building. He said he did recognize the shooter and indicated that that was somebody he worked with, but he did not give an identity so that come at five thirty we think, right? And if it's on time that's perfect because we can take the news conference part of your five thirty news right with this kind of a situation. The the the news. Press release, whatever you call press conferences can't be floating because they have so many parts, and so many people to gather together to get to these things when what time did this happen? I'm sorry. I a clock. I saw come across my phone. I have some news alerts on my phone, and I think the Tribune headed out there first they said there's been a we have an active shooter situation in Aurora. And whenever you hear that nowadays. The first thing you think about as a schools, but I have my young nephew with me today. I think a lot of the schools are closed today. Well, they did have school's in session. There was one nearby. And that was on lockdown in the west Aurora school district put their schools that was I think one district one twenty nine put the schools on soft lockdown. So no one could enter or exit until that lock. That's off lockdown was lifted which it has been since since it started in a I read also, and I think the Tribune's web site that one woman tried to call her father, of course, but he doesn't carry a cell phone. He's old school. So then it took him a while to find a phone at the plant. What's the name of the fit again? The Henry Pratt company. Henry Pratt company. What do they manufacture? Metals. Metal components. I believe it is how big of a factor. It's big it's pretty big. I don't have a square footage for you three one two five nine one thousand nine hundred against those questions. I'd like to hear from you. So she said it took fifteen or twenty minutes for her father to finally get a phone and call her and say, I'm okay, the cops have us locked down that looks like it's contained, but that's one of the things I read short-leg is about three o'clock and the gentleman you played John Probst. I believe is his name. He when he ran out of the building. He was waiting outside in the cold with some of his co workers. And there was a man who lives nearby who welcomed them into his house. It's a commodity in and get warm. Yeah. It's really it's bad out again today. So Mr. Probst, and then I also heard Mr. Gonzalez have both workers at this plant as soon Zola's works in the area. So he saw what was going on from his office with all of the police nebulous is rolling by see in this room. Our motto is. Don't get a right. Just get it on in your room as a news person, you have proper attribution. There you go. Those pesky facts, and I'm always cautious with active shooter because that is serious stuff. That means it's going on. It's like, oh, I wanna make sure the first thing I thought about is here. It's a year after parkland, and this is some sort of copycat every time you hears something like this to you. The first thing you think about unlike the phones guys release, the hounds and the phones. I the first thing the second thing, you think about is you personally, I think about school shooting. The second thing is terrorism post nine eleven here comes the next nut nutjob, and I guess, you know, it's bad situation. You would just one dead and the police are wounded seriously. What do we know about the police injuries? We hear that they are stable at this point. That's good. So hopefully, they're not life threatening injuries. But but then the second thing you think about as a courts terrorism some nut job. But yeah, active shooter is is that is a part of our lexicon. Now, isn't it? Verge part of living in a new injustice. Jussie Ville, I I've just been handed just a few minutes ago that the police have made arrests in the Justice smollet attack. Chicago PD say no charges yet. Right. The two persons of interest in the January twenty ninth assault unjustly spa. Smollet have become a lot more interesting to Chicago police in the last day and a half after being questioned at length yesterday. These two gentlemen, I'll take a stab at their names. Okay. Let's you'd like to go for it. Okay. I'll have been Joe and a Bimbo LA uh, son Dariel two brothers Ethiopian. They're now in custody. The two are brought in formerly on suspicion of assault and battery they do know Jesse. Now, what does that tell you? It's moving those names. What's that? Who's moving those names? Where'd you get those names from is? Usually don't mention names. Still charges are filed usually deadline dot com. See they're not charged yet. Well, the two of them brought informally on suspicion of assault. And bam. And play it safe. Are we run on that three minute delay that we recommend around here? Whatever you don't have to get it. Right right now have to get it on. I just have to get it. Right. And you did a good job with his name. You have to get. Let's get it on the right and believe me. My job's a lot easier. So bolt one of these two brothers. I will I will not mention their names. Now a gentle their formerly great. So just forget, I said proudly said them so poorly. Anyway, nobody recognizes him easy open is now what it used to be. One of the brothers had appeared as an extra on the on the empire. And did know this guy the victim. Let's Millette pardon me small latte is continuing to cooperate with the investigation. A police source told their website, I mentioned adding that the brothers didn't know the actor. Although how well is unclear at present. Justice expected to be later today to identify the duo at some point. So there will be as we talked about on this program yesterday think with Rafer Weigel there will be some sort of lineup. If it hasn't happened already later today. So also, the police were scolding the local media for unconfirmed an inaccurate reports that the alleged assault unjustly more than two weeks ago was staged as a career move. There were also rumors that empire had dumped him or writing him out of the show. And thus the impetus that's the motive perhaps for him to stage something, but the fact that these other two guys are involved surly lends more credibility to Jesse story in lass. Less a whole thing was cooked up. But again, this is conjecture and producers of the shower saying now, those reports patently ridiculous that he was being dumped that he was going to be done. Yeah. So and you know, part of this interview yesterday he was he was doubling down in the money clip, which I don't think I played yesterday. But made the rounds this is from good Morning, America. And last night on ABC to this is where he got a lot of a lot of attraction when Jesse said if it had been a Muslim or a Mexican it feels like. If I had said. It was a Muslim on Mexican. Someone black. I feel like the doubters would have supported me a lot much more a lot more. And that's a lot about the place that we are in our country right now one other thing that he responded to on this interview think during the two was what Donald Trump had said when this this incident about two weeks ago came to light Donald Trump was asked about it and replied. I.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:44 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"We continue to try to gather information? This is a. A neighborhood area. There are people telling. We have lost two cars lush Turner who is a local reporter for our local owned and operated station. Fox News, Chicago, FOX thirty two their I reports live from on the ground, and you heard the car I say that the the local police are expected to hold a news conference. Our best information is five o'clock central time, which would be about an hour and fifteen minutes from now. So that's when we'll get the first official stand up reporting. But we're also waiting for two other things one is a briefing from mercy hospital. There are a number of hospitals involved here. Multiple victims have been airlifted to advocate good Samaritan hospital in downers grove. That's a nearby suburb. That's a trauma center others taken to Amita health. Mercy medical center in there in Aurora and then to who were not badly injured. Non-life-threatening injuries at rush Copley medical center there in Aurora so three different hospitals that we know of involved with treat in treating the wounded. It's our belief that the officers who were wounded were taken to the bloke trauma center there. And I want to repeat the news from the city of Aurora communications officer Clayton Muhammed, the officers are all in stable condition. And the suspect was neutralized. That's not to say we are to read nothing into that. Except that they don't want to give us anything official about what the condition of this suspect is history tells us if you know who the suspect is right now, you are contacting suspects relatives scouring such suspects personnel files at work speaking to suspects co workers and bosses at work going through social media and going to any residents of that suspect and to the vehicle of that suspect. In addition, we know. Know from the from eye-witnesses, we are led to believe that the person was carrying at least one firearm, which has been described as far as a pistol and has further been described as having a green laser emitting from the site. I can give you know further than what the witnesses have said just imparting to you. What we've been told? At any rate that is about the extent of what we have so far and that multiple victims or multiple hospitals. So what about the school situation? Jonathan hunter chief correspondent with details on that. Now jonathan. Yeah. A lot of parents in the immediate area breathing a sigh of relief right now. Having been told in the last few minutes by the west Aurora school district that they have been told that they can lift the lockdown of those schools and children will begin to be handed over to the parents, obviously within the next hour or so so that is some very good news Aurora. Police also saying picking up on the language that they've been using about the shooter Aurora police have said, quote, the shooter is no longer a threat. That is an interesting change in language. They initially said that he was apprehended you've quoted the spokesman for the city of Aurora using the term neutralized. Now, we don't know we cannot speculate Jonathan pardon the interruption. We're going to go back for another live report from the from the scene, dicara decor. I Turner speaking. Now, let's listen, what's the general mood? Say.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:24 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Mass shooting and Henry Pratt in Aurora city of Aurora spokesman Muhammed telling WGN TV the shooter's been apprehended. But the area is still on lockdown. Neutralized that situation police. Lockdown? We'll begin to build you back. Time this folder still on lockdown. It happened at six forty one Archer avenue or hearing multiple people have been shot. We don't have firm numbers. But we do know it is for police officers. Those officers are in stable condition. Witnesses tell ABC seven it was a man who worked at the building possibly in his thirties or forties who came inside with a pistol and a laser attached and started shooting. We're hearing there about thirty people inside when the shooting broke out around two fifty this afternoon swat teams in US marshals and the ATF are on the scene businesses in the area still on lockdown west Aurora school district. One twenty nine says, they are holding all district students in place for their safety. The White House says the president has been briefed and his monitoring the ongoing situation. WGN's Ryan burrow is at the scene. We'll bring you more information as we get it. And now WGN sports in Zona. Here's Kevin Powell. Thank you, Kim Addison. Russell says he's not proud of the person. He once was the person that. Has been inflicted. The most in this process is Melissa. And what I want to say to everyone here today. And also to her is that I want to own those actions, and I am sorry shortstop addressing the media today here in Mesa for the first time since being suspended forty games for violating major league baseball domestic violence, joint policy. Russell's been undergoing counseling sessions in Glendale White Sox starter Michael kopech held another light throwing session. Today's after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Last follies rehabbing the elbow. Now, we're a little over a week away from the start of spring training games. And here is slow park today. Northwestern baseball begins their season against BYU a three game set your xfinity Blackhawks report, Patrick Kane. Now has an assistant fifteen straight games after failing to in last night's win over the devils. That's a team record hawks host Columbus tomorrow. We'll have that game at six in the NBA all star weekend begins in Charlotte tonight in Mesa Kevin Powell WGN. Sports your money. Traffic and weather next on love will conquer hate stand.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

12:44 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Now on a normal day. But instead about an hour and fifteen minutes ago, for reasons unknown began shooting the place up and walking down an aisle and from from the sound of things targeting just about everybody around according to the reporting of this one witness who's been speaking to our network news service affiliate there on scene your world with caboodle be coming up in a little while. But as I mentioned, we're waiting to hear from the mayor of Aurora mayor Richard Irvine who's who was born and raised in Aurora graduate of Aurora, east Aurora high school, and has been there all his life pretty much the mayor to be calling in in just a moment. We're expecting an update from authorities as the screen has gone dark for the moment as you can see, but we have other pictures coming in from other sources, and we expect to have the mayor on in just a moment. Official. Notifications are hard to come by what we have officially is multiple people. Will you're listening to Fox News on the latest and what was described. Earlier today is an active shooter situation in Aurora Illinois, four police officers multiple civilians have been hurt. The shooter has been apprehended. I mean, I'll go back to Fox News coverage. Authorities are now inside the building checking for wounded and no doubt taking witness statements. The lockdown which has been in place for area schools. If it hasn't already been lifted was they call it a soft lockdown, which basically means don't come and go when they were concerned that there was an active shooter who might have been on the loose that certainly made a lot of sense. But if that hasn't been lifted it certainly will be shortly because the thirties have notified that there is no longer danger to the public or anybody inside the building there on the west side of Aurora, Illinois, which is to the west south west of the city of Chicago Jonathan hunt. We're expecting more information from authorities pretty soon. But we also have just been told that the president has been briefed on this situation. Live pictures coming into us now as the president boards Air Force One. And we got word from the pool just a moment ago. You know, the news media has a White House pool. That follows the president everywhere he goes at all hours of the day, which is customary and the pool was informed. A short time ago that the president has been updated on this. What had been an active shooter situation in Aurora Illinois, and of course, with ATF on scene and other federal agencies working to see if they can offer offer assistance to Aurora police, which I believe are the lead agency in this investigation is hard to imagine what a grisly scene. It must be inside. We have reports from authorities of all of these injuries. We have reports from witnesses of a shooter going down the aisle at this manufacturing facility, and you can just imagine what what an absolutely awful scene. It must be inside their work to get. Handle on things where to get all the injured the treatment, they need work to get witness statements while all the information is still fresh in their minds and listening to all the reports coming into local news media across the Chicago land area as this story has developed so quickly it began two o'clock central standard time so about an hour and twenty minutes ago with I reports coming in of an active shooter situation at this manufacturing facility and the first real concrete reporting. We got out of there came from the from the suburban newspaper the daily herald, which is now reporting that the suspect has been apprehended which suggests to us that they suspect has been taken into custody. If this reporting is accurate. You know, we heard the locals asking earlier would they want to bring this suspect into custody the answer. According to our our specialists on these matters of law enforcement is absolutely if they can bring the suspect in to be able to question that suspect about motive about whether others might have been involved. Just any number of reasons, you you want to have this you want to be able to get Justice, of course. But speak to this suspect to the degree that it's possible. There are all kinds of unconfirmed reports out there, and we we avoid those. We we go with trusted sources. So we're we're gonna lead the the unconfirmed reports to the side, but I can tell you that multiple victims have been airlifted in our Mike Tobin Chicago-based correspondent en route. Now in the approaching the rush hour in the afternoon, there might Tobin on on the way to the scene. I wonder what you're what you're what your sources are telling you, Mike if anything so far. Most people were getting it still everything is in a state of locked down the schools businesses nearby that were locked down. The information that we have through the city that the the shooter had been apprehended and probably over an overabundance of caution. The reason that is in effect. But a lot of what you're hearing if multiple injuries multiple police injuries and airlifts underway. And I think the overwhelming. Get to the bottom and find out what happened. Yeah. Without question. And we're waiting to hear from authorities. Again. Chicago Tribune is echoing the reporting of the daily herald a suburban newspaper in saying that the shooter has been apprehended and other news services are following now would suggest to us. You don't say apprehended if you've shot and killed him apprehended means they've taken him into custody, and from the aerial picture from from WFL d we can see that a lot of the authorities who were on scene are now backing their way down that street. So it would appear that they have this seem largely under control quoting now from the Chicago Tribune dozens of police officers responded, which we've been able to see their latest update rush Copley hospital. Again, this is a cargo trip telling Chicago Tribune that officials in Aurora said that tweet was assisting those involved in the active shooter situation, they pinpointed the active shooting at six forty one Archer avenue. And roads are still blocked off in that area. The west Aurora school district still holding students in place for their safety due to the incident, again, all of that from the reporting of the Chicago Tribune newspaper, and from the live pictures that we've been getting from our our local stations on scene on the left hand side of your screen there. That's a live picture outside the scene where you can see authorities have gathered and we're still waiting for the mayor to check in with us on the live line. We're expecting that to happen. Shortly a lot on the mayor's played at this point, of course. And with so many people injured in this. Mass casualty situation there mayor Richard Irvine wants to find out exactly what's happening, and what assistance the city can be at this moment. It's a wait and see situation at this point. But we know area hospitals have been extremely busy this afternoon. Jonathan hunt mentioned one level one trauma center in the immediate area, and that hospital taking a number of patients, I mentioned another hospital as well which had taken. To patients in this afternoon. We don't know the exact number injured, but the reporting is all coming together. Now from multiple sources of four police officers shot we don't know if that happened in the you you heard from the witnesses, according to the witnesses shooter was going down the aisles inside the plant reporter information now on the officer's condition. CBS to our network news service affiliates. CBS to a reporter on scene is attributing this to his sources on scene saying the degrees of injuries on the police officers. Do not seem to be dire all reported in stable condition. So that's very good news from the CBS to reporter on scene. The degree of injuries of the four police officers. Do not seem to be dire all in stable condition. We do not know about the condition of the civilians against stable is not an actual medical condition in just means that the situation is under control a patient. It'd be critical but stable. We it. It sounds though like the quote their injuries. Don't seem to be dire. Is the best information that we've gotten today? The first scan recall of this happened we've been saying two o'clock central standard time. But instead the first call to police of of this incident happened at one forty PM central standard time. So so about an hour and forty five minutes ago. Now, the first call came in twenty two to this afternoon and the fire department asked Now. that was Those the who report treat of the the fire wounded. department asking It. for as It's many vehicles it's it's their moment. to come in as possible, To a jump a into witness action. speaking to We ABC we seven don't said, know I the work number from of victims. home. I noticed We don't a police know from officer authorities. outside How my home they took with his lights this suspect on down didn't where hear any they gunshots. found the suspect. And then saw a couple Was of workers there standing some around sort of with their coats had he been holding cold. anyone So we let or them in. had he been And threatening they've been in holed any way? up inside But you that home can imagine there for the quite tension some from time. these police I've been officers telling you that if the reports rush from the Copley daily herald hospital or accurate is that one a number that's. Assisting of officers those involved were injured in the active shooter certainly situation extremely the hospital high is tensions now tweeting there that it's until received they were able to to get patients this suspect who were neutralized being treated for non in one way or life another threatening Fox News Chicago injuries. still breaking So into we know afternoon that coverage we have reports afternoon of four programming police to bring their officers viewers who Chicago were shot live coverage, and we with appreciate their situation being able to simulcast not said to be that dire. now. But you know, This at this point just are in they trying to take the governor would they be has trying just to tweeted take an active shooter a in. governor Printz ler says that he is monitoring Peacefully would they the would they try to take him shooting out? in Aurora and Well, encourage you know, what all actually residents was the to question follow was the asking directives earlier. What of would the locals you be bringing there in a New negotiating York Times experts at this in point on to the try reporting to talk now to him as well. to try to get him to come Saying out that peacefully before the gunman resorting opened to fire inside this industrial firing complex, using sending scores a police of law officer enforcement. discharged? Authorities You swarming is. I have some to new the area witness reporting forcing schools again to keep students once inside again to our multiple network, news service people affiliate injured ABC according seven, to and a city we thank spokesman, them. including They spoke with police another officers. witness So it's who confirmed says that from he a city spokesman saw now inside Aurora the building. police department What been looked tweeting like? on And this I'm quoting at here. the times A green reporting laser as we have coming that it's not from clear the gunman's how many injured pistol but videos this from caller the local television ABC stations seven we've from been inside showing the building you said he of recognized the scene the there. shooter as one of his workers. John we've been there Oh my quoting goodness. the local ABC The witnesses station that as approximately well. thirty of his co Including workers this. were He at saw the gunman time running were down in the the building aisle at with the a time pistol of the shooting that had a green laser the witnesses. attached to It's it. a huge So facility. a one person That's who a quote was shot with and lots was quote, of racks Br bleeding and pretty storage, badly unquote another believe witness there were others who spoke to who ABC had been shot seven inside earlier. the office there. He said that he and another co worker ran out the back door and heard more shots being fired. Once he was outside. Again. This is all reporting from the New York Times agents from the from the Federal Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives were among those responding to the scene in Aurora, which is a city of about two hundred thousand people let's bring in Jonathan hunt who's been monitoring developments Jonathan the next thing is and call from the mayor which we're expecting shortly and update from police. Yeah. And once you start getting those official statesmanship, it is obviously a clear sign that the moment of crisis at least has passed. Either listening to Fox News on the very latest that active shooter situation that took place this afternoon at a manufacturing plant in Aurora. That's west of Chicago, the shooter has been apprehended. They're also reports of at least four police officers and multiple civilians who have been injured. Let's go back to Fox News coverage for the shooting of this full police officers. We're still waiting for final confirmation on that. But all reporting does seem to point towards several police officers being shot, again logic would dictate that they will most likely among the very first officers on scene. We have had no indications as to why any police officers would have been at this Henry Pratt company prior to the shooting. So we can only assume that they were among the first responders that you've talked about. Two people at one of the area hospitals who have non life-threatening issue it conditions. As of now, there are others who have been taken to the advocate good Samaritan hospital that significantly as a level one trauma center, the only level one trauma center in the county. So that is clearly whether those who were more seriously injured would have been taken. We have not got any updates from hospital officials as to the condition of any of the patients that they have received their Chappel that we do have some indication that at least one of the police officers who was apparently hurt in. This was taken to the advocate. Good samaritan..

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

WLS-AM 890

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on WLS-AM 890

"Multiple injuries are reported. This is at the Henry Pratt company on Highland between prairie Archer. Bob. Gonzalez works in the area and tells ABC seven. Prairie street are nothing but police vehicles Carson, maybe thirty fifty. Vehicles from raw on Montgomery. I can see king. King County sheriff maybe KENDALL county under all over here. Gather right in front of my. Front of my office. He ATF is also responding to the scene west Aurora school district. One twenty nine has sent information to parents saying that per the county sheriff the district is now on a soft lockdown. Meaning no one will be allowed to enter or leave school buildings. If it's something he's talked about for a couple of months now, President Trump on happy with just one point four billion dollars in a massive spending Bill that would go toward his border. Wall has declared a national emergency exists on the southern border in order to get as much as eight billion for the wall. Bob Costantini points out that the president says it's not about politics most of the money. Mr. Trump wants to move toward wall or fence along the border would come from Pentagon construction funds. He argues they were for far less important things than barriers on the border with Mexico in declaring a national emergency. The president's slightly undercutting the idea it is an emergency. I wanna do it faster. I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this. But I'd rather do it much faster. And I don't have to do it for the election. I've already done a lot of wall for the election. Twenty twenty the president there seeming to understand some critics say that with construction likely held up in court cases is declaring an emergency to please his political base. Bob Costantini, the White House. Recapping our top story this hour. Multiple injuries reported in a factory shooting in west suburban Aurora police have surrounded the Henry Pratt company on south.

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"west aurora school district" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:22 min | 3 years ago

"west aurora school district" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Burrow, Bob Gonzalez works nearby. All right. That's our crack ABC network there without the sound bites working. Let's continue on then as you just heard. It is true that from the video we're getting right now, it doesn't seem to be any great sense of urgency other than just sheer numbers of law enforcers. But also as you just heard it isn't clear what kind of seeing there may have been in the moments before the TD helicopters cameras around here. We're just getting a tweet now from a school district in this neighborhood. This is the west Aurora school district advising they're going into a soft lockdown. Let me read to the note that just went out to parents. That says parents there are reports of an active shooter at the Henry Pratt building near Cleveland and prairie just east of Luigi pizza as a result. We are holding all district students in place for their safety. There is a police presence in the area per directions from the county sheriff the district has been advised to go into a soft lockdown situation across the district. Teaching will continue with reduced movement normal operations will resume when the soft lockdown. It has been lifted. No one will be allowed to leave or enter our buildings until that lockdown has been lifted against soft lockdown is what they're calling this. Josh what exactly is that? Yeah. So any type anytime there's an incident like this. We often, you know will focus on the actual facility in question. That's a law enforcement doing obviously trying to find out where the threat is. And they'll move in that in that location. But we also have to keep in mind that is you wind the perimeter in the aperture. There are lots of businesses schools other facilities that are near, you know, potentially near a active shooter. They also have to take certain precautions. Because again, if there's someone that has gone to executive location to cause harm than they flee. There are now a potential number of areas where that person can seek shelter. So you you see that in these situations. And that's why communications become so important, and I'll say for, you know, for CNN's part as well with the media because getting the word out to these areas that look there's a situation that's in your location. This is why law enforcement uses social media. This is why they're, you know, they're trying to get their message amplified because they want people to know what's going on in how they they want them to respond. That's former FBI special agent Josh Campbell there. In addition to that school alert from the Associated Press. Just now the city of Aurora Illinois has issued an official active shooter alert in this area torturing and industrial area with those police on the scene continue to follow this over the next few minutes..

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