Around the House with Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical on the Steve Cochran Show

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This week’s expert on Around the House Mike Thornton of Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical offers advice on how to prepare your heating & cooling system for winter.

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Why are Republicans leaving the Suburbs? – Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer explains why Republicans are leaving in droves

There are just only two Republicans on the 17-member Cook County Board. Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer and the Steve Cochran Show talk about why Republicans are leaving the suburbs, why it is imperative for Cook County to have representation from both political parties, and shares how the Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) is working to reduce and return vacant land back into sustainable community assets.

PAWS welcomes pets rescued from shelters after Hurricane Ian

Following the devastation of Hurricane Ian in Florida, dozens of pets left in shelters have been rescued by the Anti-Cruelty Society and PAWS Chicago and are looking for a new loving home. Susanna Wickham, CEO of PAWS Chicago, joins Steve and Jane to talk about the rescue process and how you can help these furry friends. 

John Howell Essential Cuts (10/4) – The SAFE-T Act Debate & LaSalle Street Needs a Makeover

*Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart shares why he believes the SAFE-T Act will actually make Illinois safer.

*Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow takes the opposite side of the debate, discussing his issues with the Act.

*John plays an audio montage that draws a correlation between VP Kamala Harris and Selina Meyer of ‘Veep.’

*David Roeder of the Chicago-Sun Times breaks down why LaSalle Street is in need of a major facelift.

*Plus, author Wayne Clingman discusses the 40th anniversary of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal’s Cadillac Eldorado exploding.


Tony La Russa Says “Good Bye” to the White Sox

John Howell speaks with Rick Telander, Chicago Sun-Times Sports Reporter. Tony La Russa stepped down yesterday from his position as White Sox manager after a season full of speculation and health issues. Telander and Howell discuss that exit and also take a dive through sports history.


Where Does the Truth Lie in Discussions of the SAFE-T Act? Two States Attorneys Give Their Takes

John Howell is joined by Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart and then Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow. Rinehart discusses why the SAFE-T Act will make us safer and the pros in keeping violent offenders, unable to buy their way out. Glasgow brings to the table why he believes the SAFE-T Act is bad for Illinois and what is wrong with the new process.


John Howell: Essential Cuts (10/3) – Forest Preserve Referendum & Latest on PA Senate Race

*13th District cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin calls for approval on a ballot that could add 3000 acres to the forest preserve.

*Judge Mike Noland responds to Comptroller Susana Mendoza referring to him as a “shameless grifter.”

*John discusses the usage of federal disaster relief funds, including some audio from Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

*Brandis Freeman of Chicago Tonight on WTTW previews the upcoming four-part series “Permanent Punishment”

*Plus, National Political Reporter Salena Zito provides an update on the Pennsylvania Senate race amid John Fetterman’s health issues.


Rick Kogan on “Punch 9” and Harold Washington’s Impact on Chicago

John Howell speaks with Rick Kogan, Chicago Tribune Columnist and Chicago Journalism Hall-of-Famer. Kogan gives his thoughts on “Punch 9,” a new documentary about the life and career of Harold Washington. Howell and Kogan also speak about the impact of Washington on the city of Chicago.


John Harris: Reporters Are Obligated to be Fair and Factual, But Not Always Neutral

John Howell speaks with John Harris, Founding Editor of Politico. According to Harris’ latest column, the news has never been unbiased. Reporters have an obligation to be fair, truthful, and to deal in facts. That doesn’t mean things aren’t always neutral, Harris says, especially when it comes to questions of democracy.


Vintage Chicago with Kori Rumore: The 1926 play “Chicago”, Sue the T-Rex, First pope to visit Chicago

Curator of the Vintage Tribune Kori Rumore and the Steve Cochran Show travel back in time to talk about the Chicago Tribune Reporter who wrote the play “Chicago” in 1962, the Field Museum buying fossils for Sue the T-Rex for $8 million on Oct 4th, 1997, and Pope John Paul II becoming the first pope to visit Chicago in Oct. 5, 1979.

John Howell: Essential Cuts (9/30) – Bears vs. Giants Preview & Restoring Free Speech at Universities

*Dionne Miller of ABC 7 previews the Bears upcoming trip to face the Giants and tries to figure out why Justin Fields is struggling.

*Professor Charles Lipson of the University of Chicago tells John how we can start restoring free speech on college campuses.

*Chicago Tribune Chief Political Analyst Rick Pearson discusses how Darren Baily referred to Chicago as an “unruly child.”

*Brian Barnhart, play-by-play announcer for the Fighting Illini preps you for Saturday’s game against the Wisconsin Badgers.

*Plus, Chris Baker shares why he was honored by the FBI for helping victims and ex-criminals at his tattoo shop, 180 Ink.


John Howell: Essential Cuts (9/29) – The True Poverty Rate & Biden’s Changed Stance on Crime

*John hopes that one of his favorite Florida destinations is still standing, and Nick Gale has some fun sitting in for Kim.

*Senator Phil Gramm takes on the biggest questions facing the economy while previewing his new book “The Myth of American Inequality.

*ABC News Entertainment Correspondent Jason Nathanson breaks down Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 100 TV shows of all time.

*Audio of Joe Biden from back when he was a Senator shows that the President was much tougher on crime than he is now.

*Plus, we officially welcome Jane Clauss to the WLS family and ask how she is handling the morning commute.


Why Does Illinois Have So Many Townships, Anyway?

John Howell speaks with Robert Reed, Contributor for Chicago Magazine. They discuss Reed’s latest piece on Illinois and its many government entities. Illinois has more than any other state and most are not of use to us – in particular, our large number of townships. Reed discusses why that is and why we have not yet bid them farewell.