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  • Top 5@5 – 06.09.15

    It’s the Top 5 @ 5, where Roe goes through the top 5 news stories of the day or just 5 funniest pieces of audio we could find. Today, Jeb Bush addressed an economic conference, the White House says Obama is aware of the actions of the officer in Texas, a Philly woman wants more women mechanics, Jerry Seinfeld talks about the grim forecast for the future of comedy, and today was Les Paul’s 100th birthday.

  • Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez on the challenges of prosecuting police officers

    As the top prosecutor for the county, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez is always on the hot seat. And that comes with the territory. Whether it be prosecuting police officers, creating new policies and strategies or answering to critics and the media, Alvarez has a truly thankless job. She joins Justin to talk about a variety of topics including the challenges of charging police officers, the Cook County jail population, the new drug diversion program and her upcoming re-election campaign.

  • NBC5’s Mary Ann Ahern on the Dennis Hastert chaos at the Dirksen Federal Building

    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert entered a plea of not guilty for lying to the FBI and evading bank laws, all in connection to an alleged scheme to give hush money to cover up prior sexual misconduct. The scene was chaotic at the Dirksen Federal Building. NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern was there and joins Justin to talk about the media circus.

  • Illinois might have some of your unclaimed property

    Illinois State Treasurer, Michael W. Frerichs, joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to tell us about the ICash program that can allow you to reclaim property that may be yours!  

  • Updates: Prisoners escape from New York prison

    ABC’s Aaron Katersky joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to share the latest news with the two prisoners who are still at large after escaping a maximum-security prison  

  • Dennis Hastert pleads not guilty

    Former speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert went to court today and pleaded not guilty to federal charges.  ABC’s Ryan Burrow calls in after the hearing to share some details, and Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes talk with legal analyst Mike Monico to break it down.    

  • State Representative Greg Harris on the chances a budget deal will be reached before July 1st

    Today, the Illinois House held a committee to look into why an education secretary was paid out of the Human Services budget. The hearing was in response to a Sun-Times article which revealed that Beth Purvis was getting a 250 thousand dollar salary, paid out NOT from the governor’s budget but from Human Services, which has taken quite a hit in cuts for some Illinois citizens most in need. The committee hearing today set off firework and Democratic Representative Greg […]

  • Natasha Korecki on some political fireworks surrounding Governor Rauner’s budget cuts

    The Illinois House held a hearing to look into why an education secretary was paid out of the Human Services budget. The hearing was in response to a Sun-Times article which revealed that Beth Purvis was getting a 250 thousand dollar salary, paid out NOT from the governor’s budget but from Human Services, which has taken quite a hit in cuts for some Illinois citizens most in need. The committee hearing today set off fireworks and Sun-Times political reporter Natasha […]

  • Ron Magers gives his picks for the Belmont Stakes

    ABC 7’s Ron Magers joins Roe Conn and Anna Davlantes to talk about the final leg of the Triple Crown and gives his winning picks for the Belmont Stakes.

  • News or Ruse – 06.04.15

    Roe opens up the phone lines and lets 3 listeners pair up with , Esmerelda Leon, Judy Pielach, and Andy Masur and as they try to figure out if the news headlines that they are hearing are real or fake!