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Chicago Tribune
Transit leader says CTA fare hike justifiedMetra rides or a lot of rides on the ‘L' or a CTA bus when you’re spending 56 h
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
Metra rides or a lot of rides on the ‘L' or a CTA bus when you’re spending 56 hours a year looking for a parking place.” (Rick Pearson) *Mayor Rahm Emanuel will attend a groundbreaking at West Chatham Park and later welcome new Chicago Police... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
WTTW’s Amanda Vinicky talks about the race for governorChannel 11's Amanda Finicky joins Rick Pearson (WGN Radio) Channel 11 Correspo
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
Channel 11's Amanda Finicky joins Rick Pearson (WGN Radio) Channel 11 Correspondent, Amanda Vinicky chats with Rick Pearson in-studio to talk about a race for governor. Republican Jeanne Ives recently announced her running against Governor Bruce... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Public transportation rates rise, RTA chairman says current budget is not sustainableShowcase Studio. (WGN Radio) Sen. Kirk Dillard live in the Allstate Showcase S
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
Showcase Studio. (WGN Radio) Sen. Kirk Dillard live in the Allstate Showcase Studio. (WGN Radio) Kirk Dillard joins Rick Pearson to discuss the rising rates of public transportation. Dillard who is Chairman of the Regional Transportation... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
State senator talks sexual harassment, standards in the workforceState Sen Karen McConnaughy along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio) State Sen Kar
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 4 days ago
State Sen Karen McConnaughy along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio) State Sen Karen McConnaughy along with Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio) State Senator Karen McConnaughay, Republican for St. Charles, talks sexual harassment in politics. Recently, LeAnn... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner challenger Ives reveals who's bankrolling her bidin May 2014. Rauner had nearly $65.6 million in his campaign fund at the end o
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
in May 2014. Rauner had nearly $65.6 million in his campaign fund at the end of September and has since added $116,100. (Rick Pearson) *Mayor Rahm Emanuel will attend a groundbreaking at UIC and a construction event at Olive-Harvey College. At 6... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Blackhawks hangoverthe Suez Canal so we talked about backpacks instead. Our 2016 Kid of the Year,
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 7 days ago
the Suez Canal so we talked about backpacks instead. Our 2016 Kid of the Year, Samantha Crump, joined us to discuss how she got to meet her bone marrow donor on Windy City Live. And Rick Pearson, Pat Brady and Eric Adelstein talk Illinois pol... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County commissioners don't want to be left off sexual harassment training plancandidate to one main political committee. The Friends of Jeanne Ives legislati
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
candidate to one main political committee. The Friends of Jeanne Ives legislative campaign fund is still listed as active. (Rick Pearson) *Frerichs for Pritzker: Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker completed an endorsement sweep of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Following Trump comparison, J.B. Pritzker will release tax returnsworkers. Biss on Wednesday is expected to announce he has been endorsed by Demo
Chicago Tribune / Posted 8 days ago
workers. Biss on Wednesday is expected to announce he has been endorsed by Democratic state Rep. Carol Ammons of Urbana. (Rick Pearson) *Mayor Rahm Emanuel will break ground on a new phase of the Navy Pier Flyover, then preside over a meeting of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago Bears owner to help Rauner primary opponent raise moneybeen using Bears’ games at Soldier Field as tailgating events to gather signatu
Chicago Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
been using Bears’ games at Soldier Field as tailgating events to gather signatures to get onto the March primary ballot. (Rick Pearson) *Mayor Rahm Emanuel will appear at a police graduation and promotion ceremony at Navy Pier, then later have an... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Chicago Tribune Political Writer Rick Pearson: “Words used to matter” Chicago Tribune Political Writer Rick Pearson suggests to Pete McMurray reaso
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 10 days ago
Chicago Tribune Political Writer Rick Pearson suggests to Pete McMurray reasons that might explain the Alabama Republican Party’s response to sexual assault allegations against... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ald. Fioretti to challenge Preckwinkle following pop tax debaclewin this year after being in office, and that’s the nomination and approval of
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
win this year after being in office, and that’s the nomination and approval of Supreme Court Justice (Neil) Gorsuch.” (Rick Pearson) *The "Sunday Spin": On this week's show, Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson's guests were... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Former U.S. Transportation Secretary, Joliet native Ray LaHood, discusses the lack of civility in politics todayof the White House in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn M
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) On this episode of the Sunday Spin, Rick Pearson visits with former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. This Peoria native talks about his book, “Seeking... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Suburban police officer says justice department may effect local police officersRiverside police chief Tom Weitzel (Suburban Life) Riverside police chief Tom
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 11 days ago
Riverside police chief Tom Weitzel (Suburban Life) Riverside police chief Tom Weitzel joins Rick Pearson for a discussion on President Trump and the justice department on how grant funding effects suburban police officers. Weitzel says police are... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Ald. Burke wants Chicago truck terrorism task forceAssociation, the National Association of Counties, the Economic Policy Institut
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Association, the National Association of Counties, the Economic Policy Institute and the Joint Committee on Taxation. (Rick Pearson) *The response: For his part, Roskam issued a statement saying the effort toward changing the nation’s tax laws... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mom's 'deaf, but she can only hear if you didn’t call'this seat doesn’t belong to Bruce Rauner or his wealthy friends. It belongs to
Chicago Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
this seat doesn’t belong to Bruce Rauner or his wealthy friends. It belongs to the people of the 82nd District," she said. (Rick Pearson) *Illinois Democrats sign onto assault weapons ban: After Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Texas, Sens. Dick... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Emanuel gets campaign cash from tabloid company run by Trump friendto a positive economic message ahead of ’18 election. But the data simply doesn
Chicago Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
to a positive economic message ahead of ’18 election. But the data simply doesn’t support his claims,” the group said. (Rick Pearson) *For Ives campaign, time is of the essence: For three-term state Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton, time is... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Republican leader wants sexual harassment hotline in wake of Capitol scandalas a partisan issue and stay focused on empowering women — I mean that’s what I
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
as a partisan issue and stay focused on empowering women — I mean that’s what I’m hoping we accomplish here,” she said. (Rick Pearson) Republican Gov. Rauner, despite his personal wealth and that of his allies, could face a March primary... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County Democrats to consider endorsing Lisa Madigan successorwill first listen to the candidates in an open session before meeting behind cl
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
will first listen to the candidates in an open session before meeting behind closed doors to deliberate on an endorsement. (Rick Pearson) *Mayor Rahm Emanuel with attend a groundbreaking for a new phase of Milwaukee Avenue reconstruction. *Gov.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Fioretti paperwork suggests possible challenge to PreckwinkleBoard member. On the original petition, Morthland’s address was listed as 256th
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
Board member. On the original petition, Morthland’s address was listed as 256th Street. He actually lives on 265th Street. (Rick Pearson) *Rauner’s calls to action appear dated: Gov. Rauner’s campaign website contains a section called an “action... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Alderman: Free up parking for residents around Soldier Field, Wintrust Arenainitiative follows passage of a new law that allows individuals who apply to se
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
initiative follows passage of a new law that allows individuals who apply to serve on boards and commissions under the authority of the governor's office to voluntarily self-identify as LGBTQ. (Rick Pearson) What we're writing What we're... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Major concerns about possible loss of State and Local tax deductions for IL taxpayerspossibility of State and Local tax deductions being lost, the many effects it w
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
possibility of State and Local tax deductions being lost, the many effects it would have on IL taxpayers is devastating. Rick Pearson speaks to Democratic Congressman, Raja Krishnamoorthi about the GOP push for tax reform and possible changes... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
What are Jeanne Ives’ chances of beating out Bruce Rauner in the GOP primary?former state GOP chairman and founder of Next Generation Strategies stops by th
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
former state GOP chairman and founder of Next Generation Strategies stops by the studio to chat with Sunday Spin host, Rick Pearson. (WGN Radio) Photo left to right: Pat Brady, former state GOP chairman and founder of Next Generation... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Former President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank provides clarification on everything the Bank handlesPhoto/Matt Rourke) There is often mention of the Export-Import Trade Bank, but
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 25 days ago
Photo/Matt Rourke) There is often mention of the Export-Import Trade Bank, but not much clarification as to what it is. Rick Pearson speaks with The former president and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, Fred Hochberg.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Former federal prosecutor, MSNBC regular joins race to succeed Lisa MadiganBoard of Elections to show a run for the nomination. He began October with $48,
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
Board of Elections to show a run for the nomination. He began October with $48,730 and has added $1,000 more to his total. (Rick Pearson) *Mayor Rahm Emanuel will speak at a breakfast event, announce a Comcast public library award and "announce... Read more
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WGN Radio Chicago
Lived a lot of lifeand Steve Cochran Our political roundtable was back in full effect today with
WGN Radio Chicago / Posted 28 days ago
and Steve Cochran Our political roundtable was back in full effect today with Chuck Todd, Eric Adelstein, Pat Brady and Rick Pearson. Dean Richards talks Kardashian pregnancies. Chicago Blackhawk, Lance Bouma, talks about being new to the windy... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Rauner loses round in fight over teaching cursive in schoolscandidate Patrick Hughes. Proft and Hughes co-founded the politically tax-exemp
Chicago Tribune / Posted 28 days ago
candidate Patrick Hughes. Proft and Hughes co-founded the politically tax-exempt group the Illinois Opportunity Project. (Rick Pearson) *Dem group back with digital ad against Rauner: The Democratic-backed group Do Your Job Inc. hasn’t been heard... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Apple CEO Cook, Emanuel have a podcast love festas far as the end of October being an important deadline? *On the Sunday Spin:
Chicago Tribune / Posted a month ago
as far as the end of October being an important deadline? *On the Sunday Spin: Chicago Tribune reporter Rick Pearson recapped the Aurora University forum of Democratic governor candidates. In addition, he spoke with state Rep.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County soda tax 'backlash' will make other tax hikes hard, ratings agency warnsscreening, the brother and sister Kennedys will hold a question-and-answer sess
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
screening, the brother and sister Kennedys will hold a question-and-answer session with the audience. Popcorn is extra. (Rick Pearson) *On the Sunday Spin: Tribune reporter Rick Pearson will recap the Aurora University forum of Democratic... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
What word did Emanuel use 31 times in his budget speech?the full Senate. (Katherine Skiba) *Quick Spin: Audio from the Democratic gove
Chicago Tribune / Posted 1 months ago
the full Senate. (Katherine Skiba) *Quick Spin: Audio from the Democratic governor candidate forum at Aurora University broadcast by WGN radio and hosted by Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson is available for a listen here. What we're wr... Read more

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