WVON 1690AM http://www.wvon.com The Talk of Chicago Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:35:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets on Sale Friday http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/chicago-bulls-playoff-tickets-on-sale-friday/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/chicago-bulls-playoff-tickets-on-sale-friday/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:57:45 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/chicago-bulls-playoff-tickets-on-sale-friday/
Chicago Bulls tickets for the eight games in the 2015 NBA Playoffs Rounds 1 and 2 will go on sale on Friday at 11 a.m., the team announced Thursday.

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Predators’ Playoff Ticket Policy Looks to Keep Out Hawks Fans http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/predators-playoff-ticket-policy-looks-to-keep-out-hawks-fans/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/predators-playoff-ticket-policy-looks-to-keep-out-hawks-fans/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:44:16 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/predators-playoff-ticket-policy-looks-to-keep-out-hawks-fans/
Two years ago Bears fans invaded downtown Nashville drank them dry and took over titans stadium. Five years ago Blackhawk fans took over Bridgestone Arena enroute to a Stanley Cup Playoff series win.

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Blackhawks Ink Kyle Baun to NHL Contract http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/blackhawks-ink-kyle-baun-to-nhl-contract/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/blackhawks-ink-kyle-baun-to-nhl-contract/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:07:26 +0000 https://www.wvon.com/2015/03/blackhawks-ink-kyle-baun-to-nhl-contract/
The Chicago Blackhawks added another forward to their roster on Thursday, signing Colgate University forward Kyle Baun to a contract.

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What Does High Early Vote Turnout Mean for Chicago’s Election? http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/what-does-high-early-vote-turnout-mean-for-chicagos-election/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/what-does-high-early-vote-turnout-mean-for-chicagos-election/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:03:46 +0000 https://www.wvon.com/2015/03/what-does-high-early-vote-turnout-mean-for-chicagos-election/
This week Chicago voters have turned out to vote early in record numbers. We spoke with experts and both campaigns to try and determine which mayoral candidate will benefit most from it.

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Three Injured After Car Crashes Into Restaurant in Big Rock http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/three-injured-after-car-crashes-into-restaurant-in-big-rock/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/three-injured-after-car-crashes-into-restaurant-in-big-rock/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:37:59 +0000 https://www.wvon.com/2015/03/three-injured-after-car-crashes-into-restaurant-in-big-rock/
Three people were injured after a 71-year-old man crashed a pickup truck into the kitchen area of Big Rock Cafe in the Village of Big Rock Thursday afternoon.

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Controversial Beer Pulled From Shelves at Binny’s http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/controversial-beer-pulled-from-shelves-at-binnys/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/controversial-beer-pulled-from-shelves-at-binnys/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:33:41 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/controversial-beer-pulled-from-shelves-at-binnys/
If you’re looking for a Happy Ending – meaning SweetWater Brewing Co.’s popular craft beer that was rolled out in Chicago this week – you won’t be able to find it at Binny’s Beverage Depot in Lincoln Park,…

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President Obama interviews ‘Wire’ creator David Simon http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/president-obama-interviews-wire-creator-david-simon/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/president-obama-interviews-wire-creator-david-simon/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:26:40 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/president-obama-interviews-wire-creator-david-simon/ Share The Grio Share The Grio

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President Barack Obama sits down with ‘Wire’ creator David Simon (Images via White House video, YouTube)

It’s no secret: President Barack Obama is a huge fan of the HBO show ‘The Wire.’

Thursday, the president had an opportunity to interview the show’s creator David Simon in a candid conversation about TV, drug policy and law enforcement.

“I think it’s one of the greatest not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades,” Obama says to kick the ‘conversation’ off.

Simon begins to explain the show’s inspiration, stemming from his more than a decade experience covering the city beat as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun.

Watch the full conversation between Pres. Obama and David Simon below:

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Karen Lewis Lunches With Chuy Garcia http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/karen-lewis-lunches-with-chuy-garcia/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/karen-lewis-lunches-with-chuy-garcia/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:50:05 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/karen-lewis-lunches-with-chuy-garcia/
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis met mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for lunch Thursday, just weeks before Chicago voters decide who will be the next mayor of Chicago.

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Radio host Dan Bernstien apologizes for creepy tweet about reporter’s ‘boobs’ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/radio-host-dan-bernstien-apologizes-for-creepy-tweet-about-reporters-boobs/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/radio-host-dan-bernstien-apologizes-for-creepy-tweet-about-reporters-boobs/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:27:16 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/radio-host-dan-bernstien-apologizes-for-creepy-tweet-about-reporters-boobs/ Share The Grio Share The Grio

Radio Host Sexist Tweet

Chicago radio host Dan Bernstein (Photo/Twitter) | Chicago Bulls reporter Aiyana Cristal (Photo/Twitter)

Dan Bernstein, a Chicago sports radio host, apologized today for remarks made Wednesday night about Comcast SportsNet Chicago reporter Aiyana Cristal.

The comments were made in a Twitter exchange with Matt Spiegel, fellow host of The Score.

Speigel tweeted, “Aiyana Cristal makes me uncomfortable. I feel how she’s trying, & end up awkwardly rooting for her to finish cleanly.”

Bernstein then said, “I have no rooting interest in her work, but I enjoy her giant boobs.”

Bernstein has since apologized for the exchange, in which he continued to make reference to Cristal’s physique.

“I’m an idiot,” Bernstein said. “There are certain times when you can be childish and crass and there are other times when it’s just really stupid to be a child. My tweet was childish, my tweet was crass and unnecessary and I’m sorry I dragged an innocent person into it who’s doing a job and I made an observation I shouldn’t have made, and it was childish and silly and stupid.”

He went on to later say, “My words are my responsibility and my words were stupid. And there’s nobody else to blame for any difficulties that I might be going through because of my stupidity. It’s entirely on me. And I own it. And I wish I would’ve had a second thought about sending it, and I’m learning my lesson about what is appropriate, what is inappropriate to say, and I feel bad about it.”

Speigel has also apologized for his role in the sexist conversation, saying, “My initial tweet was about a reporter’s on air presence & work. I stand by that; fair game. I regret the exchange thereafter as it devolved.”

He also added, “I missed an opportunity to keep the subject on point, & stay respectful. I’m sorry for that on many levels, & sad I offended Aiyana & others.”

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Andrew “Hamburglar” Hammond Lifting Senators Toward Playoff Glory http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/andrew-hamburglar-hammond-lifting-senators-toward-playoff-glory/ http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/andrew-hamburglar-hammond-lifting-senators-toward-playoff-glory/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:15:04 +0000 http://www.wvon.com/2015/03/andrew-hamburglar-hammond-lifting-senators-toward-playoff-glory/
Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew “Hamburglar” Hammond has played lights out hockey and been embraced by Senators fans in a really unique way.

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