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  • KonMari 101: Tidy Your Home Tour Sweeps Through Chicagoland Area

    Kristyn Ivey of For the Love of Tidy is Chicago’s first certified KonMari Tidying Consultant.  KonMari is a name derived from Marie Kondo, an organizing expert and best selling author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”. Ivey will be touring Chicago to share home organization tips that teaches you about decluttering and letting go of things while also focusing on keeping things that simply “spark joy”.  She will be conducting a workshop with live demos and giveaways that will prepare you to get tidy. […]

  • LiveEquipd CEO Talks Technology in the Disability Space + Recap of Guns Down Gloves Up Panel Event

    October 19, 2004, Andre Johnson became a victim of a carjacking which left him paralyzed.   It was this life changing experience that has brought him to becoming the CEO of LiveEquiped and current ADA25 Advancing Leadership Institute Fellow. ADA 25’s mission is to build a pipeline and network of leaders with disabilities who are deeply engaged in the civic life of the Chicago region and advancing in their careers — consistent with the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Johnson sat down with Marsha […]

  • Centers for New Horizons : 500 Youths Successfully Connected with Summer Opportunities

    The Centers for New Horizons (Centers) is a nonprofit organization that assists children, youth, and families with becoming self-reliant.  Centers provides programs in seven locations throughout the Bronzeville and Riverdale communities of Chicago’s Southside. This summer Marquita Baltimore (Centers) oversaw that 500 youths were placed with jobs.  300 employers partnered to help with getting these kids work. Christa Hamilton the Executive Director and CEO of Centers for New horizons states, “these are the type of opportunities that keeps the children involved and […]

  • Illinois Manufacturers’ Association | Mark Denzler- “looking forward to addressing issues manufacturers still face today”

    Incoming president and CEO of Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Mark Denzler discusses the challenges with the workforce.  

  • Brian Mackey: Agricultural Economy and Trade & Tariffs

    Statehouse reporter at Illinois Public Radio Brian Mackey discusses the issues on trade and tariffs in Illinois agriculture.

  • Hal Dardick: Property taxes and TIFs

    Tribune investigative reporter Hal Dardick speaks with Rick about the stunning amount of money from property taxes going to TIFs and special taxes.  

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    The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 7/29/18

    On this edition of  The Sunday Spin: Rick talks to Tribune reporter Hal Dardick on property taxes and TIFs.  Illinois Public Radio statehouse reporter Brian Mackey, and Mark Denzler, incoming president and CEO of Illinois Manufacturers’ Association.  

  • Steve Dale’s Pet World 07/29/18

    Natalie Marks joined the show to discuss ‘Fear Free’. It is a new initiative in veterinarian clinics that takes extra steps to make sure you pet has positive and relaxed experience. Learn more @

  • The Roe Conn Show- 07/27/18

    The Roe Conn show broadcasts live from the 11th Annual Chicago Blackhawks Convention. Blackhawks Right Wing Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews, the newest Blackhawks Ambassador Chris Chelios, Chairman Rocky Wirtz, General Manager Stan Bowman and Executive Vice President Jay Blunk joins the show to talk about how the Blackhawks will be moving forward into the 2018-19 Season.  

  • Top Five @ 5 for Friday, July 27, 2018

    The best audio of the day (Friday,July 27, 2018) featured here on The Top Five @5: