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John Howell is a veteran Chicago radio host, avid golfer, and music aficionado who breaks down the news of the day with local tastemakers and newsmakers from 4pm-7pm weekdays on 890 WLS-AM. A voice of reason, John examines the biggest stories through a Chicago lens and shares them with a nuanced delivery.

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John Howell is a veteran Chicago radio host, avid golfer, and music aficionado who breaks down the news of the day with local tastemakers and newsmakers from 4pm-7pm weekdays on 890 WLS-AM. A voice of reason, John examines the biggest stories through a Chicago lens and shares them with a nuanced delivery.

    Have a Hoppy Holidays with Festive Beers

    Have a Hoppy Holidays with Festive Beers

    John Howell speaks with Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune Reporter covering restaurants, beers, and bars. He joins the show to talk festive beers for Christmastime, as well as his rankings of the different holiday variants released by Chicagoland breweries. 
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    • 8 min
    John Howell: Essential Cuts (12/02) - City Hall Up for Grabs and A Look at Season 3 of “South Side”

    John Howell: Essential Cuts (12/02) - City Hall Up for Grabs and A Look at Season 3 of “South Side”

    *Greg Hinz, Political reporter for Crain’s Chicago Business, takes a look at all of the vacancies in City Hall and how they could be filled come election time. 

    *Diallo Riddle, Emmy and WGA-nominated writer, actor, and showrunner, joins the program to talk about season three of “South Side” on HBO Max. 

    *Rich Lowry from Politico explains why Trump can’t quite quit the victim act. 

    *Plus, Jason Nathanson has the latest on Will Smith’s new movie, and our NFL insider has a standoff with our news anchor over the Bears versus Packers game.
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    • 39 min
    Dionne Miller: The Bears Face Off Against the Packers This Weekend

    Dionne Miller: The Bears Face Off Against the Packers This Weekend

    John Howell speaks with Dionne Miller, ABC 7 Sports Anchor & Reporter. The Bears will play the Packers this Sunday at Soldier Field. Miller has a preview of the game, the quarterback situations, and what may come from the draft. 
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    • 8 min
    John Howell: Essential Cuts (12/01) - “The Musicians’ Green Book” & The Battle Against Extremism

    John Howell: Essential Cuts (12/01) - “The Musicians’ Green Book” & The Battle Against Extremism

    *Professor Tom Mockaitis from DePaul University explains why the conviction of the Oath Keepers’ leader is just the beginning of the battle against extremism. 

    *Josephine Beavers joins to discuss the upcoming documentary which she hosted and produced entitled, “The Musicians’ Green Book: An Enduring Legacy.” 

    *The Associated Press’ Tim Sullivan attempts to answer the question: Why are Americans so fearful?

    *Plus, Kim Komando gives John tips on great holiday gifts for the season and how to make the most of the SOS features on the iPhone.
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    • 31 min
    Amendments Have Been Filed for the SAFE-T Act - What Does This Mean for Us?

    Amendments Have Been Filed for the SAFE-T Act - What Does This Mean for Us?

    John Howell speaks with Greg Bishop, Associate Editor for The Center Square. Amendments have been filed for the SAFE-T Act, and they’ve been debated today in the Illinois House. Bishop has the latest on these proposed changes to the act, how the hearings have gone, and what we may expect on January 1. 
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    • 12 min
    Is this the Last Christmas for Sears?

    Is this the Last Christmas for Sears?

    John Howell is joined by Mark Cohen, Director of Retail Studies at Columbia University and Former CEO of Sears’ Canadian Unit. They discuss the rise and fall of Sears, where the chain is headed, and if this is the last Christmas for Sears.
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    • 8 min

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