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    Does your dog have allergies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Pet expert Steve Dale joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why dogs may develop allergies and signs you should look for if you think your four-legged friend is developing an allergy. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Father Pfleger slams political ads featuring victims of Chicago violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of St. Sabina Church, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he’s calling on GOP gubernatorial candidate Darren Bailey to condemn political ads released by a GOP political action committee that show victims of violence. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

    Will ‘March Fourth' rally in DC have an impact on gun control?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022


    Kitty Brandtner, founder of March Fourth, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss the group’s recent march to the Washington, DC, with the goal of banning assault weapons on a federal level. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Sen. Durbin on migrants coming to Chicago and his opinions on Gov. Greg Abbott

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to share his thoughts on migrants coming to Chicago and the lack of co-operation with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

    NewsNation Weekly News Roundup with Adrienne Bankert

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Adrienne Bankert, host of Morning in America on NewsNation, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to recap this week's biggest stories. This week, Adrienne discusses San Francisco Police having access to RING cameras, a 4 day school week, and more!

    Insurance companies are raising their car insurance rates – Why?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Insurance Information Institute Director of the Corporate Communications Mark Friedlander joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to breakdown why State Farm and other insurance companies are raising their car insurance rates.

    1982 Tylenol murders: Who is being held responsible?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    Investigative reporters Christy Gutowski and Stacy St. Clair of the Chicago Tribune join Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the latest investigations going on pertaining to the 1982 Tylenol murders. As the 40th anniversary of these incidents approach, investigators are working with prosecutors on a now-or-maybe-never effort to hold a longtime suspect responsible […]

    Orland Park implements policy to bypass SAFE-T Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a new law enforcement initiative that would make two of their police officers part-time ATF agents as way to get around the SAFE-T Act. The law goes into effect January 1, 2023. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow […]

    The meaning behind the most popular emojis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Kamile Demir, a computer scientist at Adobe, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why many people use emojis to express themselves, and the meaning behind some of the most popular emojis. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi: Why the congressional investigation into Trump's financial records matters

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL 8th-Schaumburg) joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s financial records, and why it matters. Also, Rep. Krishnamoorthi discusses President Biden’s speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

    The reason behind the rise in banned books

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


    Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the director of the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why organized political groups are involved in the rise of banned books across the nation. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    The reality of ‘boomerang kids'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Psychotherapist and author Stacy Kaiser joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why financial struggles and difficulties with finding a job during the pandemic caused many young adults moved back in with their parents. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Is COVID really over?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Dr. Jim Adams, Chief Medical Officer of Northwestern Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to explain why effective vaccines, tests, and treatments are still the best way to protect yourself against COVID-19. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews for health tips, research and more.” Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News […]

    Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: What is biometeorology?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to explain why your body may respond to different weather conditions. Tom also gives the WGN weather forecast, and tells us whether the above average temps will stick around for the weekend. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Over 65,000 people in Chicago experienced homelessness in 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Chicago Tribune reporter Maddie Ellis joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain a report released by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless which found that over 65,000 people experienced homelessness in 2020. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Father of Lombard man freed by Taliban breaks silence

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022


    Art Frerichs, the father of Mark Frerichs, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss his son’s release as part of a prisoner exchange between the Taliban and the White House. Mark Frerichs is a contractor who was captured by the Taliban and held for over two years. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News […]

    Willowbrook's Sterigenics faces $363 million judgement over release of toxic chemicals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Patrick Salvi Jr., Lead Attorney and Chicago Managing Partner at Salvi, Schostok, and Pritchard Trial Lawyers, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about a case Patrick is a part of that ruled in favor of a Willowbrook woman with cancer who sued Willowbrook’s Sterigenics company over release of toxic chemicals.

    How SAFE-T Act affects trespassing enforcement for police officers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Chief Marc Maton, Chief of Police for Lemont, IL, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about how the new SAFE-T Act causes uncertainty for officers around trespassing enforcement and could lead to a higher risk for officers and property owners.

    Member of Parliament Steve Brine shares his thoughts on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the future for King Charles III

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Steve Brine, Member of UK Parliament for Winchester, England (and a former WGN Radio intern), joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to share his thoughts on the funeral for Queen Elizabeth II and what the future may hold for King Charles III.  

    The growing popularity of ‘Soberversaries'

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022


    Jennifer Kingson, Chief Correspondent for Axios What’s Next, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about the rise in people celebrating their “soberversaries,” anniversaries of sobriety, in public and on social media.

    Mayor of Burr Ridge reacts to Gov. Pritzker's letter

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Gary Grasso, Mayor of Burr Ridge, joins Lisa Dent and Steve Bertrand on Chicago's Afternoon News to respond to the apology letter that was sent to Mayor Grasso from Governor J.B. Pritzker after 64 migrants were sent to Burr Ridge this week.

    Hinsdale's Rio Lewis is the model for new ‘American Girl' doll, named Claudie Wells

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Rio and Didi Lewis joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about Rio becoming the model for the newest ‘American Girl' doll named Claudie Wells.

    New eczema treatment has been approved for younger patients

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Dr. Amy Paller, a Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics (Dermatology) at Northwestern University, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk the rise in eczema cases in younger people and about a new eczema treatment approved for younger patients.

    NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes debuts Monday September 19th!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    NewsNation anchor Marni Hughes joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about her new show debuting this Monday September 19th called ‘NewsNation Live with Marni Hughes’ that will air from 9am-11am Monday through Friday on NewsNation. Lisa and Marni also talk about her series called ‘Missing‘ that talks about people who are missing in […]

    The history and significance of Mexican Independence Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    Cesareo Moreno, Chief Curator of National Museum of Mexican Art, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to talk about Mexican culture in Chicago and the history and significance of Mexican Independence Day, which is today, September 16th.

    NewsNation Weekly News Roundup with Adrienne Bankert

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Adrienne Bankert, host of Morning in America on NewsNation, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to recap this week's biggest stories. This week, Adrienne discusses the tentative deal between the railroads and the leaders of the engineers and conductors union, the thousands of people in London lined up for miles to pay respects as Queen Elizabeth II as she […]

    With inflation up, should you get a reverse mortgage?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss whether it’s a good idea to get a reverse mortgage as prices of goods and services continue to rise across the country. David Hochberg hosts Home Sweet Home Chicago, heard Saturdays 10am-1pm on WGN Radio. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities […]

    Rail strike averted after tentative deal announced: What's next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    David Larsen, senior editor for Trains Magazine, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain what happens next now that a tentative deal between the railroads and the leaders of the engineers and conductors union have been reached. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Understanding the realities of Alzheimer's disease

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Dr. Emily Rogalski, associate director of the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the new exciting approaches to Alzheimer's research. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews for health […]

    How will the SAFE-T Act impact law enforcement?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how Illinois’ SAFE-T Act will impact law enforcement officers once the law goes into effect January 1, 2023. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Spacca Napoli named one of the Best Pizzerias in the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Jonathan Goldsmith, owner of Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss how his authentic Neapolitan style eatery has help him earn the title of one of the Best Pizzerias in the World. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Take a trip on a suburban Gangster Tour

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    John Binder, owner and operator of Chi-Town Gangster Tours, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how you can learn the history of organized crime in the city from Prohibition until the 1990s, focusing on the lives and careers of many of Chicago's most famous gangsters while on his tours. Follow Your Favorite […]

    Taste for the Homeless helps feed migrants in Elk Grove Village

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022


    Michael Airhart from Taste for the Homeless joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how they helped feed migrants who arrived at a hotel in Elk Grove Village after being bussed from Texas to Chicago. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Why wrong-way crashes are more frequent in Illinois

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    DePaul University transportation professor Joseph Schwieterman joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why wrong-way crashes have increased state wide, and how the pandemic may have contributed to the increase. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Understanding the risks of ‘buy now, pay later' apps

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    Ted Rossman, senior industry analyst at Bankrate.com, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss why ‘buy now, pay later’ apps might not be what they’re all cracked up to be. Also, Ted explains why credit card companies adopted a sales code for gun transactions. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow […]

    Kam Buckner counters SAFE-T Act claims

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    Mayoral candidate and State Rep. Kam Buckner (D-26th) joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss what’s in the SAFE-T Act, a bill aimed at reforming Illinois' cash bail system. The new law goes into effect January 1st, 2023. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

    Bartlett Mayor sounds off on massive $31B railroad merger

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022


    Village of Bartlett Mayor Kevin Wallace joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why he and residents strongly oppose the proposed $31 billion merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City southern railroads. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Tuesdays with Tom Skilling: What caused Chicago's ‘water spouts' during weekend storm?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to explain why some Chicago residents saw ‘urban geysers’ during heavy rainfall over the weekend. Also, Tom discusses the WGN weather forecast, and whether this weekend will remain dry. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Possible freight railroad strike could shut down multiple Metra lines

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Michael Gillis, director of communications for Metra, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss how a potential work stoppage could impact Metra’s ability to operate should a freight rail worker strike take place later this week. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Why Europe bans ingredients that are allowed in the U.S.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Melissa Melough, registered dietitian and professor of nutrition at the University of Delaware, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why ingredients in Europe’s approach toward food additives is completely different from ours in the United States. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

    Illinois hospitals see spike in kids with respiratory illnesses

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022


    Dr. John Cunningham, physician-in-chief at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why hospitals in the state are seeing a surge of kids with respiratory illnesses, and what factors may cause it. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @LisaDentSpeaksFollow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow […]

    Could we see a railway labor strike?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022


    David Lassen, Senior Editor for Trains Magazine, joins Lisa Dent on Chicago's Afternoon News to discuss the potential of large railroad labor unions striking if quality of life is not addressed in their new contract.

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