Thank you to everyone that came out to our Chris Plante LIVE event!
Thank you to everyone that came out to our Chris Plante LIVE event!
Can’t figure out how to clean your gutters or need help elevating your DIY home projects? Around the House with the Steve Cochran Show can answer all of your problematic remodeling questions!
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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Illini Football Head Coach Bret Bielema joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the amazing Fighting Illini fans, how they are prepping for the game against Iowa, and the secret behind the Illini defense’s success.
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.
Registered Nutrition Dietician joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about healthy cozy meals, why “Apple Nachos” are popular during Fall, and Dawn shares ways to stay away from your children’s Halloween candy.
The Steve Cochran Show talk with Chicago Historian Rich Lindburg about who really started the Great Chicago Fire, how the fire got out of control, and what happened to the O’Leary Family after the fire.
As Illinois transitions into the beautiful fall season, Sylvia Garcia from the Illinois Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joins Steve and Jane to talk about some of the best getaways for travelers looking for new surroundings that are a simple road trip away. Visit EnjoyIllinois.com for all your Illinois tourism needs!
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.
Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, joins the Steve Cochran Show to answer listeners’ questions about flu shots and COVID boosters as well as discuss the stress on medical supplies and staff created by Hurricane Ian.
*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.
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.
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.
*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.
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 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.
Over the past 20 years, CPS has lost over 120,000 students. President of Wirepoints and the Steve Cochran Show talk about how school choice could benefit Chicago Public Schools, holding City Officials accountable for the CPS system failing, and why no one wants to change how the Chicago Teachers Union operates.
NBC 5 Sports Mike Berman and the Steve Cochran Show talk about the Chicago Bears’ defense dropping the ball against the New York Giants, Tony La Russa’s retirement announcement, and Berman previews the Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings game.
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.
*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 speaks with Tom Weitzel, Retired Riverside Police Chief. Chief Weitzel joins the program to discuss his issues with the SAFE-T Act, what he believes it gets wrong, and how we could improve this legislation.
John Howell is joined by Chicago Inspector General, Deborah Witzburg. The city hasn’t learned lessons from huge CPD misconduct payouts. Why is that? Witzburg discusses a study showing that the city is not collecting enough information about the lawsuits and so cannot learn from their mistakes.
Sisters Cara Mentzel, Tony-award-winner Idina Menzel, and the Steve Cochran Show talk about how being vulnerable makes you more resilient and brave, what it was like writing “Loud Mouse” together as sisters, and Idina performs their book’s anthem “The Loud Mouse Song.”
Primetimer’s Aaron Barnhart joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the downfall of movie theaters, why streaming services raising their prices, and what to watch this October.
DEA Special Agent Robert Bell and the Steve Cochran Show talk about where fentanyl is coming from, what is the DEA doing to stop drug trafficking, and what the public can do to help end the drug crisis.
*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.
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.