What was it like being a student-athlete in the 1970s?

What was it like being a student-athlete in the 1970s?

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.

Paul Vallas: Let’s Bring Back Proactive Policing

Paul Vallas: Let’s Bring Back Proactive Policing

Andrea Darlas, in for John Howell, is joined by Paul Vallas. They discuss the mayor’s claims that the CPD Officers are not overworked and how CPD’s work schedule has changed to lengthen days while eliminating holidays and days off. They also discuss the new “foot pursuit policy” and how that is affecting the police force.

Asian Carp get a new name

Asian Carp get a new name

The invasive species has been rebranded as “copi,” a play on the word copious. Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Assistant Fisheries Chief Kevin Irons told Rob Johnson that the change is an effort to make the fish more palatable to eat.

Celebrate Juneteenth this weekend

Celebrate Juneteenth this weekend

Southside Environmental Group is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Chicago Freedom Day Celebration! Honor and celebrate Juneteenth Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Bradley (Josephine) Park with free food, snacks live music and so much more!

What are the first signs of heat exhaustion?

What are the first signs of heat exhaustion?

It’s another scorcher with temperatures hitting the 90s. UIC emergency medicine Dr. Chris Colbert gives the Steve Cochran Show tips to recognize serious heat illness and how to keep your family and elderly loved ones safe. Check out the Steve Cochran Show page to hear the full interview.

How effective is the parole system?

How effective is the parole system?

Justin Medina believes that one-size-fits-all probation and parole sentences are not solutions for reducing the crime rate in the United States. Pete McMurray and Jane Monzures Clauss find out how Medina wants to improve the parole/probation system. Head to the WLS AM Highlights page to hear the full interview.

The first IVF baby shares her story

The first IVF baby shares her story

40 years ago, Elizabeth Carr was the first baby conceived via in vitro fertilization in the United States. Elizabeth Carr shares how it felt to be covered by the media since she was three cells old and how IVF has become a significant path of conception for many couples. To hear the full interview, head…

SCOTUS could hand down controversial opinions in ‘June of Doom’

SCOTUS could hand down controversial opinions in ‘June of Doom’

The SCOTUS is scheduled to wrap up its session at the end of the month, but 30 potentially controversial opinions remain on the table. Asst. Law Professor NIU School of Law Evan Bernick shares what should we expect in these key rulings including religion, guns and abortion with Pete McMurry and Judy Pielach.

Remembering D-Day on its 78th anniversary

Remembering D-Day on its 78th anniversary

78 years ago, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed on Normandy Beach. Normandy Beach tour guide Dale Booth shares the history of ‘Operation Overload’ and remembers the lives lost on that fateful day with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach. Head to the WLS AM Highlights page to hear the full interview.

The Illinois school system gets a failing grade

The Illinois school system gets a failing grade

According to Wirepoints, the Illinois school system is not preparing students for their future. Wirepoints’ Ted Dabrowski discusses how the Illinois education system is failing your children with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach. Head to the WLS AM Highlights page to hear the full interview.

Paul Vallas is back in the race for mayor of Chicago

Paul Vallas is back in the race for mayor of Chicago

“The leaders of the Chicago Police Department are incompetent.” – Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas shares his vision for the City of Chicago with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach on 890 WLS.

What is Monkeypox?

What is Monkeypox?

Should you be worried about Monkeypox? Medical director of infection prevention and control at UI Health Dr. Susan Bleasdale explains what this viral disease is and how to keep yourself safe with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach.

Paul Vallas enters the race for Chicago mayor

Paul Vallas enters the race for Chicago mayor

The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools also ran for the position in 2019. Vallas joined John Howell to discuss the difference in his campaign this time around and whether or not he feels Lori Lightfoot is vulnerable. Catch the full interview on the John Howell podcast page.

What to do if your identity has been stolen

What to do if your identity has been stolen

Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach have had their identity stolen one too many times. Cyber security expert Ryan O’Halloran shares tips to keep your identity protected. To hear the full interview, head to the WLS AM Highlights page!

Should teachers be armed to prevent school shootings?

Should teachers be armed to prevent school shootings?

Former Texas Ranger and co-founder of Cinco Peso Training Group discusses the decision making process of Uvalde officers and what can be done to prevent school shootings with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach on 890 WLS. To hear the full interview, head to the WLS AM Highlights Page!