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FOP President urging officers to not report vaccination status

FOP President urging officers to not report vaccination status

John Catanzara is asking Chicago police officers to defy the city’s vaccine mandate and not divulge their vaccination status when they report to work. Former CDP Superintendent Garry McCarthy shared his reaction with John Howell, which you can hear on his podcast page.

Consultant hired to deal with lifeguard abuse scandal

Consultant hired to deal with lifeguard abuse scandal

The Chicago Park District lifeguard scandal has resulted in the hiring of several high-priced consultants to help with reform. Dan Mihalopoulos shared the story with John Howell, which you can hear on the WLS podcast page.

Social media trends are getting out of hand

A new TikTok trend is encouraging students to slap their teachers. Crime Prevention Expert Rania Mankarious explains why teachers feel burnt out at the beginning of the school year. To hear the full interview, head to the Bruce St James Show page!

Fallout continues from Pandora Papers

Fallout continues from Pandora Papers

World leaders and financial elite who were outed by the Pandora Papers continue to face questions as the nearly two-million page document continues to be combed over. Ziva Branstetter, editor at the Washington Post shared the progress her team is making with John Howell and can be heard on his podcast page.

Supreme Court begins new term

Supreme Court begins new term

The future of abortion rights, gun rights, and religion will be in the hands of the Supreme Court as they begin their new term. This comes after the court took an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic.

Six alderman oppose vaccine mandate for city employees

Six alderman oppose vaccine mandate for city employees

Six city council members penned a letter to Mayor Lori Lightfoot in opposition of the vaccine mandate for city employees. 38th Ward Alderman Nick Sposato spoke to John Howell about why the aldermen felt it necessary to voice their opinion. Go to the John Howell podcast page to listen to the full interview.

IL state trooper dies after shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway

IL state trooper dies after shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway

35-year old Illinois State Trooper Gerald Mason has died after he was found inside his cruiser with a gunshot wound on the Dan Ryan Expressway this afternoon. Multiple outlets are reporting that the wound was self-inflicted.

President Biden cancels trip to Illinois

President Biden cancels trip to Illinois

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson shares that he was informed by the Secret Service that Joe Biden is cancelling his planned trip Illinois.

Pritzker signs new legislative maps into law

Pritzker signs new legislative maps into law

Despite pushback from lawmakers on the other side of the aisle, JB Pritzker signed new legislative maps into law. https://post.futurimedia.com/wlsam/playlist/listen-9659.html

To wink or not to wink

To wink or not to wink

Bruce St James and Judy Pielach try to figure out the appropriate way to say hello to someone through a mask.