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Live from the border – ABC’s Jim Ryan reports from El Paso as Title 42 expires

ABC News Correspondent Jim Ryan joins Ramblin’ Ray and Jane Clauss live from El Paso, Texas as Title 42 expires, removing pandemic public health restrictions that allowed officials to expel many migrants at U.S. borders. Jim explains how operations at the border will change and new rules for those seeking asylum in the United States.

‘If you’re doing something wrong, call it out’ – Ald. Anthony Napolitano on addressing youth unrest in Chicago

41st Ward Alderman Anthony Napolitano joins Ramblin’ Ray and Jane to talk about another weekend of unrest in Chicago and how to address the issue honestly. He argues Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s strategy ignores the importance of calling out unacceptable behavior by young people and re-prioritizing responsibility.

Gov. Pritzker rejects IRS report showing exodus of population and money from Illinois

Ted Dabrowski, President of Wirepoints.org, joins Ramblin’ Ray and Jane to talk about the latest report showing an exodus of people and their wealth. As Ted explains, the latest IRS state-by-state migration data is based on tax returns filed in 2020 and 2021, covering taxpayers (tax filers and their dependents) who moved from one state to another between 2019 and 2020. Illinois, New York, and California experienced the biggest loss of people and income based on the IRS data.

Pastor Donovan Price: “Do What You Can Do this Holiday Season. There’s Someone Who Needs It.”

Ramblin Ray, in for Bruce St. James, talks with Chicago’s own Pastor Donovan Price about the work he’s doing in the city this holiday season. His outreach program, Solutionsandresources.org, helps give toys and clothes to families affected by violence. The goal is to give everyone some Christmas joy, even during an incredibly rough year. To hear the full interview, head to the Bruce St James Show page.

11-year-old gets inspired by the movie ‘A Christmas Story’ and puts his tongue on a frozen pole.

11-year-old Spencer Kline from Sandwich Illinois decided to like a frozen pole while sledding. Friends of Kline called for help but he was able to pry himself off the pole before emergency crews arrived.

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray just want to make sure that you shouldn’t try everything you see in the movies.

PAWS Pet of the Week: Helena!

Are you on the search for an active, attentive pal who is full of energy? Then Helena may be the girl for you! She is playful and affectionate and loves to play fetch and snacking on treats! This one-year-old Terrier Mix would be a great walking partner because she can go for miles! She loves to give her owner kisses and to be close to wherever you are. Helena doesn’t like when her humans are gone most of the day. She aims to please, so she’d like a home where she will receive continued training. Helena has most recently been working on crate training and enjoys that! Helena is a strong pup who is looking for an experienced owner. She prefers to be the only dog in the home and would also do best with family members 15 and older.

Helena will be available for adoption tomorrow, Saturday, December 1st at a special suburban dog adoption event at the Walter E. Smithe Oak Brook Showroom, located at 1501 16th Street. PAWS will be bringing larger dogs like Helena, and some puppies who are in need of homes and space to run and play. Stop in from 12-3pm to meet the dogs, talk with PAWS, and take home your new best friend!

Heart wrenching photo from the fires in California

Photo was taken by 20-year-old Kellan Hendry from Long Ranch in Simi Valley.

Check out the Big John and Ramblin’ Ray podcasts for the latest on what’s happening in California.

What did we learn today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-26-18)

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray teach us about a house in Fresno California that got some serious fire damage in the fight to kill a spider.

Also learn about Ariana Grande’s love for her pet pig, Megan Kelly’s controversial comments, and the move for Halloween to always be on a Saturday.

Bill Cameron: “We’re in the divided states of America”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Bill Cameron, from Connected to Chicago, where they talk about the upcoming elections and the divided between Republican’s and Democrats.


This weeks guest on Connected to Chicago is Mayoral candidate Amara Enyia listen in Sunday night at 7 pm.


PAWS Pet of the week: Caramel!



Want a sweet treat? Look no further than Caramel! She is a one-year-old Catahoula Leopard dog mix who is looking for an owner who loves to run or walk daily to help her exercise some of her excess energy! Caramel can be a little shy at first but once she warms up, she will be your best buddy for life! She would do best in a moderately active home with adults and no other pets so that she can be the center of attention.  Her dream home would have a yard she can play in!  Caramel would thrive in the hands of an experienced owner who will continue training.

Meet Caramel today at the PAWS Chicago Lincoln Park Adoption Center, located at 1997 N. Clybourn Avenue in Chicago. For more information, visit pawschicago.org or call 773-935-PAWS.

Join PAWS Chicago for a “sweet” Halloween adoption event at Dylan’s Candy Bar this Sunday, October 28 from 12-3pm. Meet adoptable puppies and dogs at 633 N. Michigan Avenue!