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Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: Packets of Elvis Presley's sweat for sale?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Wendy Snyder to give his critiques of the newly released film, “Elvis.” Later on, Dean and Wendy also discussed tips for grilling to perfection for the 4th of July.

How to celebrate the 4th of July while in recovery

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022

CEO of Recovery Centers of America (RCA) Karen Wolownik Albert spoke with Wendy Snyder about maintaining sobriety during 4th of July temptations. Karen addressed activities during the holiday that do not involve liquor, available confidential screenings, and RCA approaching it’s 2 year anniversary in Illinois.

Are fireworks from previous years safe to use?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022

VP and General Counsel at Phantom Fireworks Bill Weimer called in to talk with Wendy Snyder about safety protocols for the 4th of July. Weimer addressed the safest places to light fireworks, the best seller fireworks of 2022, and if it’s safe to use fireworks from years prior.

Mosquitos are attracted to our breath?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022

Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Central Dupage Hospital Dr. Kevin Most spoke with Wendy Snyder about how we should handle ticks, COVID, and mosquitos. Dr. Most informed Wendy about safety protocols when dealing with potential firework injuries during the holiday.

Here's where you can watch this weekend's Chicago fireworks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

Cultural Tourism Director of Choose Chicago, Jason Lesniewicz, joined Bob Sirott to talk about where you can watch this weekend’s Chicago fireworks and other festivities during the holiday weekend. To find out more, use Choose Chicago’s Fourth of July in Chicago guide.

How to cook the perfect shish kebabs

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

Marianne Murciano, Bob Sirott's wife and founder of Savvy-Planet, joined Bob this morning to talk about cooking cheap, yet delicious meals for your holiday party, focusing on shish kebabs. Marianne joins Bob for a weekly segment following the 8:30 am newscast. For more savvy tips, go to Savvy-Planet.Com. Share your own savvy tip: hello@savvy-planet.com. Follow Marianne on […]

The Beat Cop's Guide to mighty fine gyros and pies

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

Lieutenant David Haynes, a police officer who works on the North Side of the city, makes his weekly visit to the WGN Radio studios and the Bob Sirott Morning Show. Lt. Haynes, who co-authored “The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats,” reviewed Mickey’s Gyros and Ribs. Located at 525 Harlem in Oak Park, the restaurant is […]

Extremely Local News: The Tamale Guy opens new location in a Logan Square Bar

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

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: Lakefront Trail Users Horrified As Cars Drive Onto Pedestrian And Bike Path To Avoid Traffic Jam: WATCH: Several people drove on the trail, where vehicles are not permitted. The incident […]

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: Netflix, Brett Michaels, and ‘Friends'

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Dean and Bob talked about the recent Netflix crash, Brett Michaels’ health scare, and the co-creator of ‘Friends’ big donation. They also shared details about events happening over the holiday weekend and what is new in streaming.

Ukraine-Russia crisis update: Ukrainians resisting Russian forces

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News' Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, including what Joseph’s experiences were like traveling throughout Ukraine and an increase in resistance of Russian forces. You can find more updates on Joseph's website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team's […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 7/1/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022

On July 1st, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today's potential market drivers: May’s construction spending figures U.S. ISM manufacturing index

Booking a trip? Watch for these hidden fees

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joined Bob Sirott to talk about computer virus scam emails and how to negotiate certain prices to combat inflation. He also shared details about a new Facebook Marketplace scam and what hidden fees to look out for when booking a trip.

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: Travis Barker, R. Kelly, and Chadwick Boseman

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean share details about R. Kelly’s latest updates, Chadwick Boseman’s life plans, and Travis Barker’s diagnosis. They also talked about Ricky Martin’s ex-manager and Amy Schumer’s big purchase.

Extremely Local News: Chicago's bike lanes to become safer

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

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: City Animal Shelters Facing ‘Catastrophic' Overpopulation. Here's How You Can Help: Shelters across the city say they are packed with dogs and cats who need homes as adoptions stall. They’re […]

Homewood's Village President is excited about new casino developments

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

Homewood Village President Rich Hofeld joined Bob Sirott to discuss the latest on construction for a casino and other town developments. Later on, they discussed the events scheduled for the July 4th weekend, and President Hofeld talked about his favorite food spots and his memories of past concerts hosted in Homewood.

CEO of Carl Buddig and Company tells us about Old Wisconsin Sausage's history in Homewood

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

CEO of Carl Buddig and Company, Bob Buddig, joined Bob Sirott to talk about Old Wisconsin Sausage’s history and how it is working with his family members. He also shared details about their most popular product, the other brands they’re associated with, and of course their roots in Homewood.

Ukraine-Russia crisis update: Ukraine starting to export energy to Romania

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News' Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, including threats to eastern Ukrainian cities and the increased aid other countries are offering Ukraine. You can find more updates on Joseph's website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team's efforts to […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/30/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022

On June 30th, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today's potential market drivers: May’s personal income and spending figures Weekly report of first time unemployment claims Chicago’s PMI numbers Earnings from Walgreens, Micron, and more

New Blackhawks head coach Luke Richardson: Get better today than we were yesterday, and then get better again tomorrow

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

Luke Richardson has history in Chicago. While playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he played his first career NHL game at the old Chicago Stadium back in 1987. Today, he’ll be introduced as the 40th head coach in Chicago Blackhawks history. He joined Bob Sirott and Dave Eanet in studio before meeting the rest of […]

Is it legal to bring fireworks from Indiana to Illinois?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

Karen Conti, attorney at ContiLaw, joined Bob Sirott to discuss yesterday’s January’s 6th hearing, Ghislaine Maxwell’s sentencing, R. Kelly’s sentencing predictions, and Illinois’ fireworks laws.

When we can expect another COVID vaccine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Aileen Marty, Infectious Disease Specialist and Professor at Florida International University, joined Bob Sirott to talk about the latest health news. Dr. Marty talked about when we can expect to see a new modified COVID vaccine, how testing capabilities for monkeypox are expanding, and what a second generation vaccine is.

This Week in Chicago History: Michael Jordan, Riverview Amusement Park, and Chess Records

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio's investigative correspondent, joined Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the Bulls’ 1984 draft pick, the debut of Chess Records, the Lincoln Park Porch collapse, and more.

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: Travis Barker, Alec Baldwin, and Ariana Grande

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Dean and Bob shared details about Woody Allen’s interview with Alec Baldwin, Ariana Grande’s stalker, and Travis Barker’s health scare. They also talked about the new ‘Who’s The Boss’ reboot and what’s new on streaming platforms.

Extremely Local News: Received an anonymous voting text? You're not alone

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

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: Chicagoans Getting ‘Unsettling' Anonymous Texts — With A Map Of Their Address — Urging Them To Vote: The messages are leaving Chicagoans confused, worried about their ballot and concerned about their […]

Ukraine-Russia crisis update: More missile attacks in Dnipro

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News' Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, including multiple attacks on Dnipro and his own accounts of how the war is developing. You can find more updates on Joseph's website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team's efforts to […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/29/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022

On June 29th, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today's potential market drivers: Final first quarter GDP figures Earnings from General Mills, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more

How do most people obtain their news?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022

Social media strategist and expert Scott Kleinberg joined Bob Sirott to talk about how people consume news stories and what apps they used the most. He also discussed what content creators tend to focus on, what happens when they respond to comments, and answered this week’s genius bar question.

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: ‘Better Call Saul,' Pearl Jam, and Christian Bale

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talked about another famous celebrity joining the ‘Better Call Saul’ finale, Wendy Williams’ comeback, and Dean’s interview with Steve Carell. They also discussed what Pearl Jam did for a handicapped fan, what it would take for […]

When could interest rates stop increasing?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022

Paul Nolte, Senior VP at Kingsview Wealth Management, joined Bob Sirott to talk about why investors are selling their bonds, what the market looks like this week, and what the Fed might do to interest rates. He also talked about the house market activity and answered listeners’ questions.

Ukraine-Russia crisis update: Shopping mall in Kremenchuk targeted in airstrike

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022

Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News' Joseph Lindsley joined Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, including the attack on the shopping mall in Kremenchuk and what territory Russia has control over. You can find more updates on Joseph's website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph and his team's efforts […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/28/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022

On June 28th, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today's potential market drivers: Economic reports June’s Case-Schiller index June’s U.S. price index Consumer confidence index

This is the best diet for better brain health

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022

Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital, joins Bob Sirott every Monday morning following the 6:30am newscast. Dr. Most talked about Chicago’s increase in COVID cases and the new combination COVID booster. He also discussed brain health and what diets are best for the heart and the mind.

Should you fly or drive to your destination?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022

Johnny Jet, travel influencer, joined Bob Sirott to discuss why traveling via airlines has gotten worse, increasing airline prices, TSA numbers, and the behavior of airline passengers. He also talked about various fees when booking with Airbnb and increasing hotel prices.

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: Celebrity reactions to Roe v. Wade, Paul McCartney, and Alec Baldwin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talked about Chicago’s Pride Parade, the weekend’s box office numbers, BET award winners, and what celebrities had to say about the Roe v. Wade decision. They also shared details about Alec Baldwin’s upcoming interview with Woody […]

Ukraine-Russia crisis update: Donations saving the lives of Ukrainian soldiers

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022

Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News' Joseph Lindsley joined Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, including Ukrainians staying positive in the face of war and how donated supplies are saving the lives of Ukrainian soldiers. You can find more updates on Joseph's website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate to Joseph […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/27/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022

On June 27th, 2022, Dave Schwan, who filled in for Steve Grzanich, shares today's potential market drivers: May’s pending home sales May’s durable goods orders

Attorney Karen Conti's reaction to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

Karen Conti, attorney at ContiLaw, joined Bob Sirott to react to the Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade. Karen explains the ruling and what it can mean going forward in Illinois, the surrounding states, and around the country.

The Beat Cop's Guide to chili dogs and marshmallows

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

Lieutenant David Haynes, a police officer who works on the North Side of the city, makes his weekly visit to the WGN Radio studios and the Bob Sirott Morning Show. Lt. Haynes, who co-authored “The Beat Cop's Guide to Chicago Eats,” reviewed Lola’s Coney Island. Located at 2858 W. Chicago Av Chicago, IL, an old time […]

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: New music from Taylor Swift

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talked new music from Taylor Swift and Charlie Puth and BTS’ Jungkook team up, Stranger Things store opens in Northbrook, Dean gives his review of Elvis, and shares what is going on this weekend in Chicago!

Ukraine-Russia crisis update: The importance of trains in Ukraine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

Journalist and editor of ‘Ukrainian Freedom News' Joseph Lindsley joins Bob Sirott from Ukraine to deliver the latest news on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, including an update on Joseph’s 18 hour train trip and that a potential documentary or TV show could be in the works. You can find more updates on Joseph's website, ukrainianfreedomnews.com. To donate […]

Extremely Local News: How to help an ice cream salesman get a new cart

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

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: A Rogers Park Resident Has Sold Ice Cream On The Beach For Years. His Cart Broke — But Here's How You Can Help “I just love him so dearly and I just […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/24/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022

On June 24th, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today's potential market drivers: New home sales for May come out today University of Michigan consumer sentiment index is out for June St. Louis and San Francisco Fed Presidents have speeches today

When will gas prices go down?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022

Patrick De Haan, Head of Petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, joined Bob Sirott to talk about what could happen if the gas tax suspension proposal passes. He also discussed the reasons for the increase of gas prices and when the price could decrease.

This is how to get your free, and legitimate, credit report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022

President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Steve Bernas joined Bob Sirott to talk about popular summer scams, like job opportunities for high schoolers and fake ticket sales. He also shared details about law enforcement scams and where to go for your free credit report.

Dean Richards' Entertainment Report: Justin Timberlake, Bill Cosby, and Johnny Depp

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022

Dean Richards, entertainment reporter for WGN, joined Bob Sirott to provide the latest news in entertainment. Bob and Dean talked about Bill Cosby’s trial verdict reaction, rumors about Rege-Jean Page, and Justin Timberlake’s social media response. They also shared details about Johnny Depp’s tour announcement, the making of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3,’ and […]

Extremely Local News: Gelato shop opens in West Town

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022

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: After 3-Year-Old Killed In Uptown, North Side Alderperson Wants City To Tow Cars Blocking Bike Lanes: “With all the people who have been in accidents over the past month, especially […]

Associated Bank Market Outlook: 6/23/22

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022

On June 23rd, 2022, Steve Grzanich shares today's potential market drivers: Weekly report on first time unemployment claims S&P global U.S. manufacturing PMI

Here's what happens if you contract COVID a second time

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022

Dr. Aileen Marty, Infectious Disease Specialist and Professor at Florida International University, joined Bob Sirott to talk about the latest health news. Dr. Marty discussed what happens to people who get COVID a second time, when the dual COVID booster could be available, and concerns with summer travel.

This Week in Chicago History: Sammy Sosa, ‘Chance the Snapper', and ‘Da Superfans'

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022

Anna Davlantes, WGN Radio's investigative correspondent, joined Bob Sirott to share what happened this week in Chicago history. Stories include the Humboldt Park alligator, Sammy Sosa’s incident on live TV, the Willis Insurance Company’s purchase, and the Bears’ Superfans debut. Sponsored by UChicago Medicine

What could happen if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022

Karen Conti, attorney at ContiLaw, joined Bob Sirott to discuss the outcome of Bill Cosby’s trial, her prediction of the Roe v. Wade outcome, and what could be impacted if it’s overturned.

Extremely Local News: Rainbow Cone comes to Lincoln Park Zoo

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022

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: Broadway Through Edgewater Could Get Fewer Lanes, Lower Speed Limits And Bike Lanes: Ald. Harry Osterman is also proposing to add pedestrian islands to Broadway, boost density through new residential development […]

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