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Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. Economist and former Obama advisor Austan Goolsbee has been appointed new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He’ll start in January and will begin voting next year on Fed policy matters, including rate decisions. Goolsbee is currently a professor of ec…
 
Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser joins John Williams to talk about a 19-year-old being released on bail after being involved in a fatal crash. State’s Attorney Mosser also discusses amendments to the SAFE-T Act, how the person involved in this fatal crash would have likely been detained if this happened after Jan. 1st, what else she would …
 
Segment 1: Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins John to talk about why we are living in the upside down world today with a great jobs report, but the stock market reacting negatively. Craig anticipates the next CPI report and what the Fed needs to do to continue to flight inflation. Craig also discusses gas prices con…
 
Author and food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner joins John Williams to talk about why December is a good month to adopt healthier habits, how you can make your body crave sugar less by eating balanced meals, the importance of single tasking when eating those holiday cookies, and how sleep and exercise are integral to having less sugar cra…
 
The great Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg joins John Williams to tell us about two fascinating days in Chicago history from his latest book, “Every G–d— Day: A Highly Selective, Definitely Opinionated, and Alternatingly Humorous and Heartbreaking Historical Tour of Chicago.” A book signing event with Neil Steinberg will be held at Atlas Statione…
 
Award-winning veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield, host of “Banfield” on NewsNation, joins John Williams to break down everything we know to this point about the murder of four University of Idaho students at their off-campus home in the city of Moscow. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/4054839/4054839_2022-12-01-210839.128.mp3…
 
Segment 1: Jason Turner, Chief Investment Strategist for Wintrust Wealth Management, joins John to talk about consumer spending not slowing down, what the Fled might do to tackle inflation moving forward, how the market has been reacting to Fed Chairman Powell’s remarks yesterday, and what we can expect from tomorrow’s labor report. Segment 2: Joan…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. State lawmakers appear ready to expand incentives aimed at luring electric vehicle makers to Illinois. The package passed the state Senate Wednesday and moved to the House. Among other things, it’ll extend payroll tax credits for up to 30 years and loosen the definit…
 
Steve Grzanich has the business news of the day with the Wintrust Business Minute. The cannabis company Verano Holdings has signed a 12-year lease in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood for its headquarters. Crain’s says the company will occupy 25,000 square feet of space in the office portion of Three Old town Park at 224 W. Hill between Wells and Orl…
 
The Mincing Rascals this week are John Williams of WGN Radio, Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald, and Heather Cherone, political reporter for WTTW. This week, the Rascals break down the candidates who have filed petitions to run for mayor of Chicago. Will everyone who filed petitions end up being on the ballot? Ald. Ed Burke di…
 
18-year-old Aphiwe Shabalala and his mom Sheryl Shabalala join John Williams to talk about the impact the Salvation Army has made on their lives. Sheryl talks about what brought them to the U.S. from South Africa, what she does at the Salvation Army, and Aphiwe’s recent health issues. Aphiwe tells John when he started attending the Salvation Army, …
 
Elder law attorney Kerry Peck joins John Williams to talk about a new gift card scam that is being used to exploit people during the holiday season. Kerry stresses the importance of being vigilant as scammers are becoming stunningly sophisticated. Kerry also answers all your questions about elder abuse, wills and trusts, and what you need to know t…
 
U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi joins John Williams to talk about a number of topics that are making news including Congress’ efforts to avoid a rail strike, the Respect for Marriage Act passing in the Senate, the protests continuing in China over COVID restrictions, and what he expects when the GOP takes over the House in January. https://serve.cast…
 
Segment 1: Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins John to talk about everybody still watching the Fed and how the market is reacting to Chairman Powell’s remarks this afternoon. Terry also talks about the strength of the economy, if we’ll see a recession in 2023, and as always, Terry answers all of your financial qu…
 
Mel Tillman, Board President, Almost Home Chicago, joins John Williams to talk about what Almost Home Chicago does, where they are located, the type of people they serve and how many people they serve, how long they have been working in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, the communal dinner that they host every Saturday, how they distinguish themsel…
 
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins John Williams to talk about the differences between RSV and COVID, what we should know about new variants, and the importance of getting your updated COVID vaccine as we head into the holidays. Dr. Kopin also answers all of your medical questions. https:/…
 
Eric Zorn of The Picayune Sentinel and The Daily Herald joins John Williams to talk about the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and why he believes soccer will always be a second tier sport in the U.S. Eric also sizes up the candidates who filed petitions for the Chicago mayoral election. https://serve.castfire.com/audio/4053566/4053566_2022-11-29-213406.128…
 
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