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  • City Club of Chicago: University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen

    June 6, 2018 Timothy Killeen – President – University of Illinois Timothy Killeen Timothy L. Killeen took office as the 20th president of the University of Illinois on May 18, 2015, bringing more than three decades of experience as an educator, researcher, and administrator in public higher education and in leadership positions with national scientific research agencies. In the first months of his presidency, Killeen led the development of an ambitious new Strategic Framework to guide the U of I […]

  • Cochran show adds Justin Kaufmann, Andrea Darlas co-hosts with Patti Vasquez

    Line-up and programming changes effective June 18, 2018 WGN Radio announced that Chicago’s very own Justin Kaufmann will join the weekday morning Steve Cochran Show. The show’s cast will include Kaufmann, Dave Eanet, Mary Sandberg Boyle, Steve Grzanich, Mary Van De Velde, Joe Romano and Pete Zimmerman. Andrea Darlas will join Patti Vasquez as co-host and news anchor of The Patti Vasquez Show with Andrea Darlas, weekdays from 7pm to 11pm, or 10pm to 1am when preempted by sports play-by-play. […]

  • From the archives: Blago Auto-Tuned!

    With Rod Blagojevich waiting to hear if President Trump will commute his sentence, we look back at a John Williams classic: Blago Auto-Tuned!

  • Rebel Force Radio’s in-depth ‘Solo’ round table analysis

    RFR’s A-Team has assembled to provide you with the type of commentary and analysis for SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY you can only find here. We kick things off with Paul Bateman and F.J. DeSanto and a deep dive into the plot, actors, and characters. We focus on the title character and Alden Ehrenrich’s performance, the legend of Chewie’s life debt to Han, Donald Glover’s take on Lando, and more. We also talk about the baggage that this film carried […]

  • City Club of Chicago: A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

    May 31, 2018 A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development – Meghan Harte, Jeff Bartow, Perry Gunn, Carlos Nelson Meghan Harte Meghan Harte serves as the executive director of the Chicago office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). A national leader in comprehensive community development, LISC Chicago’s mission is to connect neighborhoods to the resources they need to become stronger and healthier. Harte oversees a professional staff of 15, an active real estate loan portfolio, and an annual organizational budget […]

  • A live, SPOILER HEAVY, opening night discussion of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’

    This is SOLO IN OHIO, our live podcast event recorded in front of a packed house of STAR WARS fans in Cleveland at the Playhouse Square Theater. Joining us on this amazing evening was RFR brother/fan fave Billy “Dee” McInerney along with our original brother-in-the-Force and co-host from our early days, Pete Nadel – A true STAR WARS podcast pioneer. But our most special guests were our audience. The mic was open all night for members of the RFR community […]

  • City Club of Chicago: The Future of the Republican Party in Illinois

    May 22, 2018 The Future of the Republican Party in Illinois – moderated by Tom Cross – A Conversation with Pat Brady and Dan Proft Dan Proft Dan Proft is an entrepreneur, editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune, former Republican candidate for Governor, and radio talk show host with AM 560 The Answer in Chicago where he co-hosts the morning drive show. He voices a popular political commentary, “:60 of Sanity,” heard by 2 million listeners weekly on the Salem […]

  • City Club of Chicago: Civilian Police Oversight: A Bridge Too Far?

    May 21, 2018 Civilian Police Oversight: A Bridge Too Far? – Kevin Graham, Hon. Harry Osterman, Hon. Roderick Sawyer, and Hon. Ariel Reboyras Ariel E. Reboyras In 2003, Ariel E. Reboyras was sworn in as Alderman of the 30th Ward. Born in New York City, where, at the age of twelve, his parents relocated the family to Chicago. While attending the University of Illinois at Chicago, he majored in Education and was co-captain for the UIC “Flames” baseball team. Following […]

  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 sets hyperdrive for Chicago

    Chicago has been announced as the host city for Star Wars Celebration 2019! SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY hits theaters next week! With so much Star Wars goodness happening at once, we hit the microphones for as long as it takes to break it all down. Joining Jimmy Mac this week is Melody Deel from the Unofficial Rebel Force Radio Facebook Group and RFR brother, Billy Dee McInerney. As Chicagoans, hear what we think about Star Wars Celebration coming to […]

  • City Club of Chicago: Hon. Dan Cronin

    May 17, 2018 Hon. Dan Cronin – Chairman – DuPage County Board Hon. Dan Cronin Dan Cronin was first elected DuPage County Board Chairman in November 2010 and reelected in 2014, after serving in the Illinois General Assembly for 20 years. He brings his passion for fiscal accountability and efficient government to DuPage County, where he has reduced the budget by more than $40 million and reformed costly employee benefits that will save $20 million over the next two decades. […]