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Reconstructing the timeline of the Texas shooting

Reconstructing the timeline of the Texas shooting

As new details on the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas emerge, ABC News correspondent Aaron Katersky shares the latest timeline of events with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach.

Chicago Veterans Ruck March is happening this Saturday!

Chicago Veterans Ruck March is happening this Saturday!

On average, 17 veterans commit suicide a day, so this year’s Ruck March will be 17 miles instead of 22 miles to represent the 17 veterans we lose every day to suicide. Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach talk with Chicago Veterans’ Karen Hernandez to find out more information. https://chicagovets.org/ruckmarch/

How to talk to your children about school shootings

How to talk to your children about school shootings

Yesterday a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas shook the country to its core. Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach talk with clinical psychologist Dr. John Duffy to find out how to talk to your kids about school shootings. To hear the full interview, head to the WLS AM Highlights Page.

Mass shooting devastates small town in Texas

Mass shooting devastates small town in Texas

Texas school shooting leaves 21 dead including 19 children and 2 adults. ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan recaps the latest with Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach. To hear the full interview, head to the WLS-AM Highlights Page.

Who are you honoring on Memorial Day?

Who are you honoring on Memorial Day?

As we get ready to celebrate Memorial Day and pay respects to those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this country, Cole Lyle joins Pete McMurray and Judy Pielach to talk about how we can also support our veterans through his organization Mission Roll Call.

New census data shows modest gain in Illinois population

New census data shows modest gain in Illinois population

The U.S. Census Bureau originally reported that Illinois lost 18,000 residents over the last decade, but a follow-up survey discovered that the state’s population had been underreported. Dr. Cynthia Buckley of the University of Illinois spoke with John Howell about how the miscount happened and what it means for the state. Listen to their conversation…

Does banning ‘ghost guns’ reduce crime?

Does banning ‘ghost guns’ reduce crime?

“Not putting on a serial number is not the problem. The problem is when they catch the perpetrator; they don’t put them in jail and keep them there.” – Richard Pearson, Illinois State Rifle Association executive director Richard Pearson

Chicago named most corrupt U.S. city for the third year in a row

Chicago named most corrupt U.S. city for the third year in a row

Meanwhile, Illinois ranked as the third-most corrupt state in the nation. This is according to a report co-authored by University of Illinois at Chicago professor and former 44th Ward Ald. Dick Simpson, whose interview with John Howell can be heard on the podcast page.

Is it allergies or COVID-19?

Is it allergies or COVID-19?

Should you get tested for COVID-19 if you have allergies? Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health Dr. Allison Arwady talks with Steve Cochran and Judy Pielach. To hear the full interview, head to the WLS AM Highlights page!