Do you know your Chicago slang?

Do you know your Chicago slang?

Bruce and Judy try to figure out how much ‘Chicago slang’ they know. Head to the Bruce St James Show page to find out how much Chicago slang you know.

There Are Serious Flaws In The Electronic Monitoring System

There Are Serious Flaws In The Electronic Monitoring System

There are about 100 people charged with murder in Cook County on home electronic monitoring awaiting their trial date. This is just one of the many issues surrounding the Electronic Monitoring System. Cook County Sherriff Tom Dart voices his concerns on The John Howell Show. Listen here: https://www.wlsam.com/john-howell/

CPD Leaders reportedly have lost faith in Superintendent Brown

CPD Leaders reportedly have lost faith in Superintendent Brown

After a year of rising crime and violence, Tom Schuba of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that David Brown now faces a crisis of confidence amongst his staff. Tom discussed his report with John Howell, which can be heard on the podcast page.

Governor Pritzker sending extra staff to IL hospitals

Governor Pritzker sending extra staff to IL hospitals

The Governor announced that 2,048 additional healthcare workers will be sent to Illinois hospitals that are in danger of being overwhelmed. Pritzker claims that the problem is not physical beds, but that hospitals are lacking in staff.

Chicago Bears move on from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy

Chicago Bears move on from Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy

The team decided to clean house after a disappointing 6-11 season, relieving the General Manager and Head Coach of their duties. Bears Chairman George McCaskey announced that the decision was made this morning and that a search for replacements would begin today.

Chicago Teachers Union votes for remote learning

Chicago Teachers Union votes for remote learning

The CTU and Mayor Lightfoot are at odds again as CPS is forced to cancel school on Wednesday. Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas shared his thoughts on The John Howell Show, which you can hear on the Podcast page

Representative Jim Durkin proposes new retail theft bill

Representative Jim Durkin proposes new retail theft bill

The IL House Republican Leader has filed the bill in order to target the rise in smash-and-grab robberies. Under Durkin’s proposal, a person commits organized retail theft when they: Work with one or more people to steal merchandise with the intent of selling or returning the merchandise for profit.  Work with two or more people…

OSHA investigating Edwardsville Amazon warehouse

OSHA investigating Edwardsville Amazon warehouse

Six people died after a tornado struck the IL Amazon warehouse on Saturday. OSHA is now investigating the partial building collapse as Governor Priztker has issued a disaster proclamation. Listen to John Howell and Jeremy Gorner of the Chicago Tribune discuss on the Howell podcast page.

Tornado decimates Mayfield, how can you help?

Tornado decimates Mayfield, how can you help?

President of United Way of Kentucky joins Ray Stevens on The Bruce St James Show to discuss the severe damage to the city of Mayfield in Kentucky after being ravaged by a tornado. Parts of the town may never recover, but there is a way to help. Go to https://www.uwky.org/tornado to donate, every little bit…

Smollett Guilty On 5 Of 6 Charges

Smollett Guilty On 5 Of 6 Charges

Actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty on 5 out of 6 charges against him. Wendy Snyder is joined by Attorney Rich Lenkov right as we received the verdict in the Smollett case. Listen to the two discuss what happens from here, possible sentencing options, and potential additional charges on the John Howell Show Page.

Smollett on the Stand was a Double-Edged Sword

Smollett on the Stand was a Double-Edged Sword

The Empire actor Jussie Smollett took the stand. Experts have had mixed reactions to the move. Some are saying it was a double-edged sword. Terry Ekl, Chicago defense attorney, joins John Howell to discuss the latest. Listen to the full interview on the John Howell Podcast page.

Healing In Waukesha

Healing In Waukesha

By Nick Gale, 890 WLS News (CHICAGO) — As the City of Waukesha continues to recover from that Christmas parade rampage last month, one Mother is sharing her story of what happened. Katie Albright tells Ray Stevens on WLS AM-890 that she has been attending the annual Christmas Parade for as long as she can…

Tiger Woods uncertain about his future

Tiger Woods uncertain about his future

Tiger Woods was noncommittal when talking about a return to golf in his first media appearances since his dangerous car crash. Former WLS News Director and golf aficionado John Dempsey discussed Tiger’s future with John Howell, which you can hear on the podcast page.

Chicago Auto Show is Coming Back in February

WLS’ Drive Chicago’s Mark Belik talks to Bruce and Judy about the return of Chicago’s Auto Show. To hear the full interview, go to Bruce St James Show Page.

Do you need to worry about the Omicron COVID-19 variant?

Do you need to worry about the Omicron COVID-19 variant?

UI Health’s Dr. Susan Bleasdale joins Bruce St James and Judy Pielach to tell you everything you need to know about the latest COVID variant. To hear the full interview, head to the Bruce St James Show page!

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all charges

Kyle Rittenhouse acquitted on all charges

On their fourth day of deliberation, the jury in Kenosha found Kyle Rittenhouse innocent on all five charges. Attorney Dan Herbert joined John Howell to discuss the outcome. You can catch their conversation on the podcast page.

Chicago still ‘rat capital’ of the U.S.

Chicago still ‘rat capital’ of the U.S.

Chicagoans have called 311 more than 60,000 times about rats, more than twice as often as New York City. Hear Crain Chicago’s Dennis Rodkin break down the report on the John Howell podcast page