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Have a Hoppy Holidays with Festive Beers

Have a Hoppy Holidays with Festive Beers

John Howell speaks with Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune Reporter covering restaurants, beers, and bars. He joins the show to talk beers for Christmastime, as well as his rankings of the different holiday variants released by Chicagoland breweries.

The Empty Pockets spread holiday cheer with their Party at the North Pole

The Empty Pockets spread holiday cheer with their Party at the North Pole

Fresh off an international tour, Josh and Erika Solomon return to the airwaves in their sweet home of Chicago right here on the Big 89! They share stories from the road as Al Stewart’s backing band, what it’s like to be a married musical couple, and perform live in-studio. Get your copy of their chart-topping…

Illinois lawmakers approve changes to the controversial SAFE-T Act

Illinois lawmakers approve changes to the controversial SAFE-T Act

The Illinois General Assembly on their last day of the veto session passed revisions to the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act. One of those tweaks, focuses on concerns over the “Pre-trial Fairness Act” which eliminates cash bail starting January 1st. The amendment filed includes the option for defendants detained prior to January 1st to…

Amendments Have Been Filed for the SAFE-T Act – What Does This Mean for Us?

Amendments Have Been Filed for the SAFE-T Act – What Does This Mean for Us?

John Howell speaks with Greg Bishop, Associate Editor for The Center Square. Amendments have been filed for the SAFE-T Act, and they’ve been debated today in the Illinois House. Bishop has the latest on these proposed changes to the act, how the hearings have gone, and what we may expect on January 1.

Is this the Last Christmas for Sears?

Is this the Last Christmas for Sears?

John Howell is joined by Mark Cohen, Director of Retail Studies at Columbia University and Former CEO of Sears’ Canadian Unit. They discuss the rise and fall of Sears, where the chain is headed, and if this is the last Christmas for Sears.

Property tax bill sticker shock hits Cook County

Property tax bill sticker shock hits Cook County

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas joins the Steve Cochran Show to talk about the new property tax bills hitting mailboxes and the latest research showing why taxpayers are getting hit with higher property tax bills and how it’s affecting poorer parts of the county.