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Volunteer shot while canvassing for 15th Ward candidate Joseph Williams

A campaign worker was recovering Monday after being shot in the leg while campaigning for 15th Ward aldermanic candidate Joseph Williams on Sunday.

Maxwell Little was going door to door to garner support for Williams when the shooting occurred at about 1:45 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Marshfield Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighbourhood.

Little was on the sidewalk and streaming on Facebook Live when a man wearing a red mask shot him. The video shuts off just as he was shot in the leg.

In a statement Sunday afternoon, 15th Ward Alderman Raymond Lopez called the shooting “the same type of mindless gun violence we have seen in other neighbourhoods,” and said gun violence in the area “must be confronted and addressed directly and without excuses.”

11-year-old gets inspired by the movie ‘A Christmas Story’ and puts his tongue on a frozen pole.

11-year-old Spencer Kline from Sandwich Illinois decided to like a frozen pole while sledding. Friends of Kline called for help but he was able to pry himself off the pole before emergency crews arrived.

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray just want to make sure that you shouldn’t try everything you see in the movies.

PAWS Pet of the Week: Helena!

Are you on the search for an active, attentive pal who is full of energy? Then Helena may be the girl for you! She is playful and affectionate and loves to play fetch and snacking on treats! This one-year-old Terrier Mix would be a great walking partner because she can go for miles! She loves to give her owner kisses and to be close to wherever you are. Helena doesn’t like when her humans are gone most of the day. She aims to please, so she’d like a home where she will receive continued training. Helena has most recently been working on crate training and enjoys that! Helena is a strong pup who is looking for an experienced owner. She prefers to be the only dog in the home and would also do best with family members 15 and older.

Helena will be available for adoption tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st at a special suburban dog adoption event at the Walter E. Smithe Oak Brook Showroom, located at 1501 16th Street. PAWS will be bringing larger dogs like Helena, and some puppies who are in need of homes and space to run and play. Stop in from 12-3pm to meet the dogs, talk with PAWS, and take home your new best friend!

Ald. Matt O’Shea: 10th annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K

The 10th Annual Beverly Hills Turkey Trot 5K Run and Family Walk will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Proceeds will benefit the 19th Ward Youth Foundation and the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Alderman Matt O’Shea talks about why you should join and how you’d be helping the community with Big John and Lauren Cohn. Plus they dive into Chicago politics a bit, specifically the mayoral race.

Is this the sickest prank ever? Philly restaurant filling with terror after stabbing prank.

Customers scream and flee in terror after a man bursts into a restaurant screaming Arabic and ‘stabs’ another ‘blood covered’ man, only for it to be revealed as a YouTube hoax. Lieutenant John Walker with the Philadelphia Police explains the incident with BIg John and Lauren Cohen, who’s in for Ramblin’ Ray.

Heart wrenching photo from the fires in California

Photo was taken by 20-year-old Kellan Hendry from Long Ranch in Simi Valley.

Check out the Big John and Ramblin’ Ray podcasts for the latest on what’s happening in California.

What did we learn today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-25-18)

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray teach us about an Elmhurst musician, who was hitchhiking in Australia, and gets unexpected helicopter lift from ‘Thor’ actor Chris Hemsworth.

Plus, learn how it’s trout season and that 2 more bombs have been mailed today, one to Robert De Niro another to Vice President Mike Pence.

Michael Goodwin on Andrew Cuomo’s bomb false alarm, plus his appearance on CNN

Big John, Ramblin’ Ray, and NY Post author Michael Goodwin discusses the latest news stories. With the bombs that are being found addressed to political leaders, and the insensitive comments that have been made comparing it to 9-11. Plus his latest article in the New York Post, Liberals won’t admit Trump was right about migrant caravans.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray express the importance of ending Alzheimer’s. They’re joined by Dani Jachino, a participant for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Chicago, she gives her story on why she walks and encourages others to get involved to help end Alzheimer’s.

My Mother lived the last year and a half of her life in a dementia unit.  My Dad’s brother and sister died of Alzheimer’s, as did another aunt and uncle.  Friends’ parents had the disease.  Friend’s spouses have the disease. I do not want it and I want an end for future generations.

Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.

Interested in donating or getting involved? Check out Dani Jachino’s page and donate towards her walk, or register and get yourself walking Sunday, October 28th.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2018 Winter Tour with Al Pitrelli

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have Music Director Al Pitrelli, from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, describe what’s in store for audience members this holiday season.

‘The Ghost of Christmas Eve’ tour will be playing the best of TSO and more.
You’ll have two chances to see them on December 28th at the Allstate Arena. Grab your tickets for the Trans-Siberian Orchestra this holiday season!

What did we learn today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-24-18)

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray give the latest location of the caravan heading towards the U.S. border and what we should prepare ourselves for.

Plus what have we learned today? The shows ‘crack staff’ learned about the mega millions winner, how Rainbow cone will be staying open all winter long, and the hotel strikers who are suing the city. Also, learn about how you can own Walter Payton’s 1979 Porche!

Mecum Auctions 2018 at the Schaumburg Convention Center, Oct. 25th-27th

Big John, Ramblin’ Ray, and former professional gridiron football running back Jarrett Payton discuss the 2018 Mecum Auctions. Jarrett Payton is the son of NFL Legend Walter Payton, and he’s put up his father’s 1970 PORSCHE 930 TURBO up for auction.

Check out what’s up for auction for the 2018 Mecum Auctions in Chicago.
Then head over to the Schaumburg Convention Center at 1551 Thoreau Dr N to place your bid. Plus keep an out for Jarrett Payton and his family as they will be there this weekend from October 25th to 27th.

Chris Plante on the Caravan: Who does it benefit come election day?

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by mid-day host Chris Plante in talking about the caravan making it’s way to the U.S, where Chris Plante explains how he thinks it will affect the polls. Why Plante thinks the Democrats will use this as a reason to make President Trump look terrible, and how the Republicans can use this to prove that we need stricter border laws.

Gov. Bruce Rauner: “I believe we’re gonna win again because we’re fighting for what’s right”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined in studio with Governor Bruce Rauner to discuss the importance of this election along with everything he’s done to help Illinois and how much more he plans to get done if re-elected.

“This is a labor of love, this is our home, Illinois is home, Chicago areas are home. We have to protect our home from these crooks, we have to create a better future for our children and our grandchildren in our home, that’s all I care about, my ego is not in this.”

As a reminder to everyone, get out and vote! 

 

The latest political ad that John and Ray bring up with Gov Rauner:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his first book, Racing to the Finish: My Story

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who retired from professional stock car racing in 2017. He walked away from his career as a healthy man, but for years, he had worried that the worsening effects of multiple racing-related concussions would end not only his time on the track but his ability to live a full and happy life.

“Time was running out on my charade…My secrets were about to be exposed to the world.”

Torn between a race-at-all-costs culture and the fear that something was terribly wrong, Earnhardt tried to pretend that everything was fine—but the private notes about his escalating symptoms that he kept on his phone reveal a vicious cycle: suffering injuries on Sunday, struggling through the week, then recovering in time to race again the following weekend. For the first time, he shares these notes and fully reveals the physical and emotional struggles he faced as he fought to close out his career on his own terms.

”…details the living hell that was my experience with concussions. The majority of this story was kept from even my closest relationships. It wasn’t easy, but it’s time to tell it.”

In this candid reflection, Earnhardt opens up about his frustration with the slow recovery, his admiration for the woman who stood by him through it all, and his determination to share his own experience so that others don’t have to suffer in silence. Steering his way to the final checkered flag of his storied career proved to be the most challenging race—and most rewarding finish—of his life.