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Chicago's Afternoon News, heard 4 pm to 7 pm weekdays, is a no opinion news and information program hosted by radio veteran Lisa Dent & seasoned journalist Steve Bertrand. Equal parts informative and entertaining, it delivers the latest updates on the top stories of the day and can’t-miss interviews with newsmakers from business to entertainment and beyond. Chicago’s Afternoon News combines the resources of the WGN Radio newsroom, WGN-TV, and NewsNation for complete coverage and depth to every story.

Chicago's Afternoon News, heard 4 pm to 7 pm weekdays, is a no opinion news and information program hosted by radio veteran Lisa Dent & seasoned journalist Steve Bertrand. Equal parts informative and entertaining, it delivers the latest updates on the top stories of the day and can’t-miss interviews with newsmakers from business to entertainment and beyond. Chicago’s Afternoon News combines the resources of the WGN Radio newsroom, WGN-TV, and NewsNation for complete coverage and depth to every story.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Genres:

News

Description:

Chicago's Afternoon News, heard 4 pm to 7 pm weekdays, is a no opinion news and information program hosted by radio veteran Lisa Dent & seasoned journalist Steve Bertrand. Equal parts informative and entertaining, it delivers the latest updates on the top stories of the day and can’t-miss interviews with newsmakers from business to entertainment and beyond. Chicago’s Afternoon News combines the resources of the WGN Radio newsroom, WGN-TV, and NewsNation for complete coverage and depth to every story.

Language:

English


Episodes

Glen Ellyn woman running marathons in all 50 states

10/4/2022
Glen Ellyn resident Ashley Graham joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss reaching her goal of running marathons in all 50 states as she prepares to run this Sunday in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:43

Rick Bayless on making the perfect taco

10/4/2022
Celebrity chef, author, restaurateur, educator, and television and podcast personality Rick Bayless joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News for National Taco Day to discuss the best way to make the perfect taco. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:49

Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: Will Chicago area get its first freeze this weekend?

10/4/2022
WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss whether the Chicagoland area will get its first freeze this weekend, and what will be the lasting impact of Hurricane Ian. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:11:20

When did ‘systemic’ abuse occur at NWSL?

10/4/2022
Steven Goff, sports reporter for the Washington Post, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a report released by the U.S. Soccer Federation that detailed allegations of abuse, sexual coercion, and a toxic work environment in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand […]

Duration:00:09:50

The reason why you’re seeing more spiders this fall

10/4/2022
Rebecca Fyffe, Director of Research at Landmark Pest Management, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why you may have seen an increase in spider-sightings around your home this year, and what you should do if you come across the eight-legged critters. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand […]

Duration:00:07:11

Rep. La Shawn Ford aims to tackle crime on the CTA

10/4/2022
State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss why he met with officials in Forest Park to share ideas about cutting crime and stopping the number of overdoses on CTA trains. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:34

PAWS Chicago’s mission to help animals impacted by Hurricane Ian

10/3/2022
Susanna Wickham, CEO of PAWS Chicago, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how you can help support their efforts to help rescue animals impacted by Hurricane Ian. On October 4th, more than 50 pets from Florida will arrive at PAWS Chicago Medical Center to begin a new chapter in the city. You […]

Duration:00:07:54

How to avoid becoming a victim of road rage

10/3/2022
Trooper Genelle Jones with the Illinois State Police joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the rise in road rage incidents in the state and what you should do to avoid being in that type of situation. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:05:47

Should kids with head lice be sent home from school?

10/3/2022
Annette Washington, a dispatcher and manager with Lice Busters America, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the new guidance given by the American Academy of Pediatrics that determined that it’s unnecessary to isolate children with lice in school. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Duration:00:08:08

An in-depth look at the film ‘Hockeyland’

10/3/2022
Tommy Haines, the director of the new film Hockeyland, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about his new documentary that focuses on two Minnesota high school teams during the 2019-20 season. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:49

Chicago taxpayers paid out $250M in police-related settlements

10/3/2022
Chicago Inspector General Deborah Witzburg joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a report done by her office that found that taxpayers paid $250 million in settlements from legal claims against the Chicago Police Department for the past 3 years and what needs to be done to prevent future lawsuits against the city. […]

Duration:00:07:40

The real dangers of celebratory gunfire

10/3/2022
Brian Beltz, the director of content strategy at 1Point21Interactive, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why nearly 95% of gun injuries occur on either July 4th, December 31st, or January 1st in the United States. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:05:34

Do you need new windows?

10/3/2022
John Tomaskovic, General Sales Manager at Gilkey Window Chicago, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the key factors homeowners should be sure to take into consideration when it comes to window replacement.

Duration:00:02:37

What happens to animals displaced by Hurricane Ian?

9/30/2022
Dr. Dana Varble, chief veterinary officer for the North American Veterinary Community, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why animals in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian need your help. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:14

Lou Manfredini with tips for keeping your gas bill low as temps fall

9/30/2022
HouseSmarts host Lou Manfredini joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to give WGN Radio listeners tips on how they can prepare their homes in order to save money on their heating bill this winter season. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:07:01

Teens fall for online scams faster than seniors

9/30/2022
David McClellan, the founder of Social Catfish, a company dedicated to preventing online scams through reverse search technology, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why teens are now falling prey to online scams faster than seniors and what they can do to avoid becoming a victim. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News […]

Duration:00:07:36

Reaction to Putin’s plan to annex parts of Ukraine

9/30/2022
Marta Farion, Vice President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss what will happen next in Ukraine following President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that Russia will annex four occupied areas in the region. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow […]

Duration:00:06:37

How long is the recovery process for a concussion in contact sports?

9/30/2022
Dr. Daniel Daneshvar, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and brain injury physician at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the seriousness of concussions, and why they should be properly handled when players who participate in contact sports suffer from them. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News […]

Duration:00:09:02

Lake Forest Market Square

9/29/2022
Robyn Konlon, marketing director at Lake forest Market Square, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about what is known as the first planned shopping center in the United States and how it continues to serve the residents of Lake Forest. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow […]

Duration:00:07:46

The creators of the spooktacular ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween display in Plainfield

9/29/2022
Dave and Aubrey Appel of Plainfield join Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how they came up with their cool Halloween display replicating a scene from the popular Netflix show Stranger Things. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:00