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!
*Dan Mihalopoulos looks at how Ken Griffin pulled a political golden sombrero by striking out four times during the primaries.
*Mark Konkol of The Patch details how Beverly Miles’ campaign for governor went largely unnoticed for suspicious reasons.
*Representative La Shawn Ford discusses why he’s pushing to give convicted inmates the chance to vote.
*Beer expert Josh Noel shares a list of great beers to drink this holiday weekend that won’t break the bank.
*Plus, John Keilman of the Chicago Tribune tells John Howell how Berwyn and Evanston may embrace ranked-choice voting.
8th District State Representative La Shawn Ford discusses the push to give convicted inmates the chance to vote. John wants to know what you think, should the right for an individual to vote always be available even while paying their debt to society?
The primary election has ended and some GOP investments have fallen through. Investigative reporter for Chicago Public Radio’s Government and Politics team, Dan Mihalopoulos, joins John to discuss Ken Griffin’s political whiffs.
Are you tired of hidden fees hitting your bank account? Better Business Bureau President Steve Bernas shares ways to protect yourself from hidden fees and the latest scam on Facebook Marketplace on the Steve Cochran Show.
Following 2 decades of allegations and investigations, singer R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by a New York court. The Steve Cochran Show talks to Jim DeRogatis, music journalist and author of ‘Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly, about his years of reports on R. Kelly’s crimes and the importance of believing women’s testimonies.
*Bradley Bowman of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies breaks down a very busy NATO summit.
*Sun-Times reporter Mitchell Armentrout looks at the less than exemplary voter turnout for the Illinois primaries.
*Todd Maisch of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce shares the chamber’s 2022 election agenda.
*Former Governor Pat Quinn tells John why he’s renewing his campaign for mayoral term limits.
*Plus, Mike Emanuel discusses the latest out of D.C., and Steve Chapman talks about SCOTUS’s 2nd Amendment ruling.
John Howell is joined by Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. They discuss last night’s primary results and Quinn’s initiative to limit Chicago mayors to two term limits. Quinn believes that the voices of everyday Americans need to be heard, which is why he is a strong believer in referendums and initiatives. They also discuss the big question: would Pat manage the White Sox if asked?
John Howell is joined by Mitchell Armentrout, reporter from the Chicago Sun-Times. They discuss last night’s primary elections, the winners of the most contentious races, and how many Chicagoans turned out to vote. (Spoiler: It was only one in five.)
Senator Darren Bailey will face off with Governor JB Pritzker this November. Steve Cochran talks with Sen. Bailey about how he plans to unify Chicago and the rest of the state and lay out a plan for how to deal with issues in Chicago on WLS AM 890.
*Amber Phillips of the Washington Post breaks down the testimony of the witness from the surprise Jan. 6th Committee hearing.
*Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation describes the exit of Ken Griffin’s Citadel as a ‘punch in the gut’ for Chicago.
*Josh Sharp, CEO of the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association pushes back against gas stations being required to post “political” notices.
*Jim Rule, Chairman of the Tazewell County Republicans shares why he sent a letter bemoaning the political ads in this cycle.
*Plus, former Pittsburgh Steeler Dr. Franklin Lambert talks about the SCOTUS decision on pre-game prayers.
John Howell speaks with Jim Rule, Chairman of the Tazewell County Republicans. Rule sent a letter to Illinois politicians urging for the end of “morally corrupt” political ads. According to Rule, the ads this election season have been particularly over the top and beyond what is acceptable.
John Howell is joined by Josh Sharp, CEO of the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association. Gas stations in Illinois are being required to post a notice informing drivers of a tax freeze on fuel. Sharp says that these notices are “political speech” that gas station owners would prefer not to display. Howell and Sharp speak about whether or not this signage is political and what their next steps are in appealing this decision.
Jesse Sullivan makes his pitch for Governor and talks with the Steve Cochran Show about implementing executive orders such as getting rid of the mask and vaccine mandate, replacing the State Board of Education, and providing better management of state agencies in Illinois.
Is summer travel a bust? NBC News Aviation and Travel correspondent Tom Costello joins the Steve Cochran Show to share tips to improve your summer travel plans and whether airlines can get their act together before summer is over on the Steve Cochran Show.
*Crain’s Chicago’s John Pletz compares Miami and Chicago in the wake of Ken Griffin announcing the move of Citadel to the Florida city.
*John T. Bennett of Roll Call attempts to discern whether the endorsement of Trump will make a difference for Darren Bailey or Mary Miller.
*Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia discusses her run for Illinois Secretary of State and addresses her email controversy.
*Reid Epstein of the New York Times looks at how Illinois voters are upending the GOP’s $50 million plan.
*Plus, Salena Zito shares how airlines are cutting services to large amounts of flyover country.
John Howell is joined by Reid Epstein, who covers campaigns and elections for The New York Times. They discuss Trump’s endorsement of Darren Bailey and the $50 million behind Richard Irvin that no longer appears to be working. This is an example, says Epstein, of the shift in control from money and the big city over to those in rural areas.
John Howell is joined by Anna Valencia, Chicago City Clerk and candidate for Illinois Secretary of State. Valencia describes her vision for the state and her time in office. She and John also address the controversies surrounding her emails, the growing pains of coming into office, and her long list of endorsements.
The Illinois Primary Election is around the corner. Steve Cochran and premiere pollster Rod McCulloch go through the latest polls and see who voters want to face off with Gov Pritzker in the general election.
“Depending upon which way the culture wars run in the next few years those precedents can definitely be challenged.” Evan Bernick Associate Professor at Northern Illinois University School of Law weighing in on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on the Steve Cochran Show.
Andrea Darlas, in for John Howell, is joined by Professor Michael Leroy, LER Alumni Professor of Labor and Employment Relations and affiliated member of the College of Law faculty at University of Illinois. Professor Leroy discusses the Supreme Court overruling of Roe v. Wade this morning and how this opens the door to reevaluate other cases from the past 50 years. He dives into the unintended consequences of this ruling and what other laws these decisions may affect.
Andrea Darlas is joined by former Aurora Police Chief, Kristen Ziman. They discuss Ziman’s new book, “Reimagining Blue.” She wanted to create something from the perspective of a female, flawed, multifaceted police officer and build a bridge over the divides in our communities. They also discuss the Uvalde FBI exploratory committee, the new foot chase policy, and other policing stories.
One of the most beloved Bears players of all time, Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael’s battle with ALS has transformed him into symbol of strength to those who are sharing in his struggle. Joe Johnson of Obvious Shirts joins The Steve Cochran Show to talk about his continuing collaboration with Team Mongo and how you can support McMichael’s bid for the NFL Hall of Fame and raise money for him and his family.
Chicago’s favorite overnight movie critic returns to The Steve Cochran Show with his passionate reviews of the new biopic ‘Elvis’ and the animated adventure ‘Lightyear’.
“If they repeal the 2nd amendment there would still be a lot of gun ownership in the United States.” – University of Illinois School of Law Dean Vikram Amar joins the Steve Cochran Show to explain what the new bipartisan gun safety bill could mean for responsible gun owners.
50 years ago today Title IX opened opportunities for women to take part in college sports. Former basketball and golf Illini star student-athlete Becky Beach shares what it was like being a female student-athlete in 1972.