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May 23, 2022

May 23, 2022 - Full Show

The mayor’s curfew ordinance put off for now, but a big step forward in the casino bid from Bally’s. Plus, retail sales bounce back, what to know about monkeypox, and mothers of kids lost to gun violence turn pain into purpose.

May 23, 2022

Pain Into Purpose: Mother Who Lost Daughter to Gun Violence Wants to Turn Convenience Store Where She Died Into Community Hub

It has been more than two years since Nyisha Beemon’s daughter was shot and killed inside a convenience store. Now, she wants to purchase the store and turn it into a community hub that would offer support and counseling. 

May 23, 2022

Crain’s Headlines: Chicago Retail Sales Boom Back

Chicago-area retail stores hit record-high sales, but that's not without impacting online buying as Amazon looks to sublet warehouse space. Meanwhile, legal limbo over nearly 200 pot shop licenses could soon come to an end.

May 23, 2022

After Population Loss Reported, Revised Census Numbers Show Illinois Actually Gained 250K Residents

The story had been that people were leaving Illinois, and that the population dropped by about 18,000. But the U.S. Census Bureau came out last week with fresh numbers in its post-enumeration survey that show the reverse: The state gained some 250,000 people between 2010 and 2020.

May 23, 2022

Have You Been Recycling Plastic Beer Can Carriers? It’s a Waste, But Chicago Breweries Are Tackling the Problem

Sturdy plastic snap-on can carriers are labeled as 100% recyclable. Which is true, just not when it comes to the single-stream recycling programs favored by cities like Chicago.

May 23, 2022

Wall Street Ends Higher Following 7 Straight Weeks of Losses

The S&P 500 rose 1.9%, with technology and financial sector stocks doing much of the heavy lifting for the benchmark index. The Dow Industrial Average rose 2% and the Nasdaq climbed 1.6%.

May 23, 2022

Chicago Casino Plan Poised for Approval Later This Week After Initial City Council Vote

The Chicago City Council is expected to give its final stamp of approval to the Bally’s plan on Wednesday, sending the proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board, which must license Bally’s to operate the Chicago casino set to be built near Chicago Avenue and Halsted Street.

May 23, 2022

Imani, Plover Chick Born to Monty and Rose, Spotted at Montrose Beach

Imani, born in 2021 to Monty and Rose, has been spotted at Montrose Beach after being sighted last week in Minnesota.

May 23, 2022

Biden: Monkeypox Threat Doesn’t Rise to Level of COVID-19

Monkeypox is rarely identified outside of Africa. But as of Friday, there were 80 confirmed cases worldwide, including at least two in the United States, and another 50 suspected ones.

May 23, 2022

Alderpeople Call Special City Council Meeting to Pressure Lightfoot on Crime Spike, Summer Violence

Crime in Chicago usually peaks during the summer months, when hot temperatures force people outside and fray tempers. In recent years, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has been extremely violent.

May 23, 2022

Teen Charged With Using ‘Ghost Gun’ to Fatally Shoot Motorist From Inside Irving Park Apartment

Gaven Leon, 18, was charged Monday with one count of first-degree murder in connection with the unprovoked Feb. 3 shooting of 30-year-old Ryan Balbag, who was killed as he drove down Irving Park Road with two of his friends.

May 23, 2022

Lightfoot’s Proposal to Expand, Extend Teen Curfew Blocked — For Now

Ald. Nicholas Sposato (38th Ward) and Ald. Emma Mitts (37th Ward) — who both support the proposal — used a parliamentary procedure to prevent a vote on Monday. However, Public Safety Committee Chair Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th Ward) filed a notice with the city clerk’s office to ensure the measure would get an up-or-down vote on Wednesday. 

May 23, 2022

J.M. Smucker Is Recalling Some Jif Peanut Butter Products Due to Salmonella

The company said that the peanut butter was sold nationwide and the recall includes more than 45 kinds of products. 

May 23, 2022

1 Killed, 27 Others Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago: Police

Multiple teens were among those who were injured in 20 separate shooting incidents between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, according to Chicago police data.

May 23, 2022

Pfizer Says 3 COVID Shots Protect Children Under 5

The news comes after months of anxious waiting by parents desperate to vaccinate their babies, toddlers and preschoolers, especially as COVID-19 cases once again are rising.