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Episodes

The mayor of Elgin shares his favorite hometown restaurant

1/26/2023
Mayor of Elgin David Kaptain joins Bob Sirott to talk about former WGN team member and Elgin resident Floyd Brown. He also shares details about his favorite Elgin restaurant and what visitors should see when they stop by.

Duration:00:05:10

Extremely Local News: Learn how to attend a meeting for Grant Park updates

1/26/2023
Jen Sabella, the Director of Strategy and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joined Bob Sirott to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. She provided details on: Locals Ask For Safer Streets, More Bathrooms At First Meeting On Grant Park Updates: The Grant Park Framework Plan was last updated in 2002. The city is seeking feedback at […]

Duration:00:06:36

How to avoid tax identity theft

1/26/2023
President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joins Bob Sirott to discuss tax season scams, like tax identity theft and how to research for credible tax preparers. He also talks about phishing emails and fake PayPal scams.

Duration:00:06:09

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: John Mayer, Britney Spears, and John Legend

1/26/2023
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean share details about a recent announcement from John Mayer, the expansion of the NASCAR weekend, Britney Spears’ wellness check, and a new movie complex in Wrigleyville. They also discuss the most listened to Classic Rock artists, […]

Duration:00:12:37

Thought Leader Doug McClure shares CEO concerns for 2023

1/26/2023
Thought Leader Doug McClure (Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Banking at Associated Bank) joins Steve Grzanich to talk about the concerns CEOs have going into 2023 along with expectations of fintech’s trends in the new year.

Duration:00:09:37

Ukraine-Russia War update: Russia’s overnight attack on Ukraine

1/26/2023
Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News’ Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia War, including Russia’s overnight attack on Ukraine and what it could be in response to. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team’s efforts to distribute […]

Duration:00:05:32

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 1/26/23

1/26/2023
On January 26th, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:44

The FDA is planning to talk about an annual COVID booster

1/25/2023
Dr. Aileen Marty, Infectious Disease Specialist and Professor at Florida International University, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the latest health news. Dr. Marty shares details about the F.D.A’s outline for a possible annual COVID booster.

Duration:00:05:37

This Week in Chicago History: The Bears, Jerry Springer, and Smashing Pumpkins

1/25/2023
Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio’s investigative correspondent, joins Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the Smashing Pumpkins debut on the Top 10 Billboard charts, the Bears Super Bowl win, the introduction of Model Craft, and more.

Duration:00:11:43

How does the government classify a document?

1/25/2023
Karen Conti, attorney at ContiLaw, joins Bob Sirott to discuss how the government can classify a document, if the Georgia grand jury’s report could be made public, and whether or not Alec Baldwin’s charges could stick.

Duration:00:05:30

Extremely Local News: West Loop apartments rents will soon stabilize

1/25/2023
Shamus Toomey, Editor in Chief and co-founder of Block Club Chicago, joined Bob Sirott to share the latest Chicago neighborhood stories. Shamus had details on: Rents Downtown And In The West Loop Expected To Stabilize After Roller Coaster Years: A one-bedroom luxury apartment in the West Loop will cost you $2,200-$2,800 a month now compared to […]

Duration:00:05:18

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and the Super Bowl

1/25/2023
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talk about the Taylor Swift ticket case in the Senate and why Justin Bieber sold his music catalogue. They also shared details about who will sing at the Super Bowl, what’s new on streaming services, and […]

Duration:00:10:49

Ukraine-Russia War update: Germany will send tanks to Ukraine

1/25/2023
Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News’ Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia War, including the agreement for tanks from Germany to Ukraine and what we know about corruption during war. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team’s […]

Duration:00:06:32

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 1/25/23

1/25/2023
On January 25th, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:30

Katie Couric is keeping active with multiple projects

1/24/2023
Journalist Katie Couric joins Bob Sirott to talk about what projects she’s been working on and what she missed about working in the newsroom. She also discusses how her health has been and an ALS documentary she worked on. You can subscribe to Katie Couric’s newsletter, listen to her podcasts, and more at her website: […]

Duration:00:25:59

Instagram introduces new ‘Quiet Mode’ feature

1/24/2023
Social media strategist Scott Kleinberg joins Bob Sirott to talk about the new feature concerning third-party apps on Twitter and the new “Quiet Mode” feature on Instagram. He also discusses how many people actually use an app’s new features and answers this week’s genius bar question.

Duration:00:10:32

What is a 60/40 portfolio?

1/24/2023
Paul Nolte, Senior Wealth Advisor & Market Strategist for Murphy & Sylvest, joins Bob Sirott to talk about the progress of the markets this past month and when the Fed could start to cut rates. He also discusses how earnings from some major tech companies look as they begin cutting expenses and what could happen […]

Duration:00:05:28

Dean Richards’ Entertainment Report: The Oscars, Jason Segel, and ‘Girls Trip’

1/24/2023
Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joins Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean share details about the Oscar nominations and the announcement of a sequel to “Girls Trip.” They also discuss why the M&M characters are being replaced and Dean’s interview with Jason Segel.

Duration:00:11:16

Ukraine-Russia War update: Ukraine’s ongoing efforts to obtain tanks

1/24/2023
Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News’ Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia War, including rumors from Russian forces and the continued efforts to get permission from Germany to send tanks to Ukraine. You can find more updates on Joseph’s website ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and […]

Duration:00:05:52

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 1/24/23

1/24/2023
On January 24th, 2023, Steve Grzanich shares today’s potential market drivers:

Duration:00:00:42