John Howell: Essential Cuts (02/03) – The GOP Says Goodbye to an Ally & a Surveillance Balloon Flies Across the US

*Kelli Pelc, Founder of The Refilleri in Humboldt Park, joins the show to discuss the zero-waste shop and how to live more sustainably. 

*Marissa Lynn Ford, League of Chicago Theaters Executive Director, has the details on Chicago theatres celebrating Black History Month & the upcoming Chicago Theatre Week. 

*Axios reporter Victoria Knight explains why the GOP has parted ways with a historical ally: Doctors.

*Plus, ABC’s Alex Stone has the latest details on the surveillance balloon floating above the US.