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Chicago's Afternoon News, heard 4 pm to 7 pm weekdays, is a no opinion news and information program hosted by veteran journalist Steve Bertrand. Equal parts informative and entertaining, it delivers the latest updates on the top stories of the day and can’t-miss interviews with newsmakers from business to entertainment and beyond. Chicago’s Afternoon News combines the resources of the WGN Radio newsroom, WGN-TV, and NewsNation for complete coverage and depth to every story.

Chicago's Afternoon News, heard 4 pm to 7 pm weekdays, is a no opinion news and information program hosted by veteran journalist Steve Bertrand. Equal parts informative and entertaining, it delivers the latest updates on the top stories of the day and can’t-miss interviews with newsmakers from business to entertainment and beyond. Chicago’s Afternoon News combines the resources of the WGN Radio newsroom, WGN-TV, and NewsNation for complete coverage and depth to every story.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Genres:

News

Description:

Chicago's Afternoon News, heard 4 pm to 7 pm weekdays, is a no opinion news and information program hosted by veteran journalist Steve Bertrand. Equal parts informative and entertaining, it delivers the latest updates on the top stories of the day and can’t-miss interviews with newsmakers from business to entertainment and beyond. Chicago’s Afternoon News combines the resources of the WGN Radio newsroom, WGN-TV, and NewsNation for complete coverage and depth to every story.

Language:

English


Episodes

For over 90 years, Whitey’s Ice Cream has been a staple of the Quad Cities

7/30/2021
Each Friday throughout the summer we bring you Destination Illinois, a look at unique attractions, neighborhoods and landmarks across the Land of Lincoln. This week we’re taking a look at an ice cream shop that has been going strong for almost 90 years in the Quad Cities, called Whitey’s Ice Cream. Jon Tunberg, who co-owns […]

Duration:00:07:01

Dr. Kevin Most on CDC’s latest masking guidance: ‘It’s discouraging with a capital ‘D”

7/30/2021
Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain what the CDC’s updated mask guidelines, which recommends indoor masking where there is ‘substantial’ or ‘high’ COVID-19 transmission means for Illinoisans. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews […]

Duration:00:10:19

With a focus on fair trade and artistic designs, Dark Matter Coffee calls West Town in Chicago its ‘Hometown’

7/30/2021
Kyle Hodges, Minister of Propaganda for Dark Matter Coffee, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss why one of the most prolific coffee companies in the country calls West Town their ‘Hometown.’ Plus, Kyle and Steve explore what it means to source fair trade coffee and how the relationships the company has built […]

Duration:00:05:20

Your Hometown: With over 40 years in the business, Carmen Solano-De Carrier has been serving West Town more than great Chicken McNuggets

7/29/2021
Hometown McDonald’s Owner-Operator, Carmen Solano-De Carrier, began her McDonald’s career at the age of 19, as a crew member, and rose through the ranks until she became an owner-operator in 2002. Carmen joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon news to talk about serving the West Town community in Chicago, her favorite McDonald’s menu item, and […]

Duration:00:06:11

Where does Illinois rank among America’s best states for infrastructure?

7/29/2021
Adam Schuster, senior director of budget and tax research at the Illinois Policy Institute, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why Illinois ranked #1 for infrastructure on CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:10

Is climate change the reason for intense weather in the Chicagoland area?

7/29/2021
Northern Illinois University climate scientist Victor Gensini joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the Chicagoland area seems to experience more intense weather, and whether or not climate change has a hand in stronger thunderstorms. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:03

DuPage County Health Dept. Executive Director: ‘Anyone, regardless of vaccine status, who are indoors in a public place should wear a mask’

7/28/2021
Karen Ayala, the Executive Director of the DuPage County Health Department, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the rise in coronavirus cases in that area is a cause of concern, and may trigger more mitigations and restrictions. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow […]

Duration:00:05:55

Team Hochberg helps the self-employed clear the hurdle of buying a home

7/28/2021
Mortgage and real estate expert David Hochberg joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how people who are self-employed can buy a home. Also, David gives WGN Radio listeners tips on how to improve their credit rating. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:16:04

Mask or Money: The debate about masks in the workplace

7/28/2021
Philippe Weiss, President of Seyfarth at Work, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why more companies are now considering requiring their employees to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination amid the rise in coronavirus cases. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:10:09

Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins on Simone Biles’ Olympic exit: ‘I think things got overwhelming’

7/27/2021
Baseball Hall of Famer and former Chicago Cub Fergie Jenkins joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss how sports, no matter how physical, have a huge mental aspect to them as well. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:10:29

Understanding mental health while living in the spotlight

7/27/2021
Dr. Stewart Shankman, chief psychologist at Northwestern Medicine, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how Simone Biles’ withdrawal from the women’s team gymnastics final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics may help shine a light on people living with mental health issues. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Duration:00:09:54

Signature Bank CEO Mick O’Rourke celebrates the company’s 15th anniversary

7/27/2021
President & CEO of Signature Bank Michael G. “Mick” O’Rourke joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about Signature Bank’s humble beginnings in 2006 with only 14 employees and how they’ve weathered the ’08 recession and the current pandemic. “Signature Bank. Real people, ready to help your business” Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities […]

Duration:00:04:52

The Signature Six: Millennial travelers have a new place to stay in Chicago, Cards Against Humanity is for sale, and more…

7/27/2021
Every Tuesday after 6pm, Chicago’s Afternoon News presents the ‘Signature Six,’ six stories highlighting Chicago business news. This week on the docket: Chicago based Puttshack, a new entertainment concept that combines tech-infused mini-golf with food and drink, is expanding to Houston. The team behind the self-proclaimed ‘party game for horrible people,’ Cards Against Humanity is […]

Duration:00:02:18

COVID-19 cases in Illinois are on the rise

7/26/2021
Dr. Jeffrey Kopin, Chief Medical Officer for Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, joins Lisa Dent (filling in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why there’s a sudden rise in new coronavirus cases, and whether or not the Delta variant is the dominant strain in the state. “Better knowledge means better health for you […]

Duration:00:10:09

Reckless joyriding causing drastic rise in fatal crashes in Illinois

7/26/2021
Joseph P. Schwieterman, the director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University, joins Lisa Dent (filling in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the Illinois Department of Transportation reported a sharp increase in fatal vehicular crashes. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Duration:00:15:20

Dr. Kevin Most is worried about the crowds at Lollapalooza and the Delta variant

7/23/2021
Dr. Kevin Most, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, joins Dean Richards (in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News with an assessment of rising COVID metrics and what that will mean for masking wearing in public. “Better knowledge means better health for you and your family. Turn to Northwestern Medicine at nm.org/healthbeatnews for health tips, research […]

Duration:00:10:03

Hometown Hero: Navy officer candidate Alex Aaron Kania

7/23/2021
Alex Aaron Kania, a Navy officer candidate and native of Rosemont, joins Dean Richards (in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternon News with his mentor, junior high school science teacher and Gold Star Parent, Robert Stack. Alex hopes to complete the 13-week program at the Officer Candidate School in Rhode Island, IL and go on […]

Duration:00:08:47

Destination Illinois: World famous burgers at the Moonshine Store

7/23/2021
Jackie Tuttle, who co-owns the Moonshine store with her sister Lisa, joins Dean Richards (in for Steve Bertrand) on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about their burger shop in Martinsville, IL and how they got their unique name. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:14

Father Pfleger wants the governor to declare a state of emergency for gun violence

7/22/2021
Social activist and long-time Pastor of St. Sabina Church, Father Michael Pfleger joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the drastic rise in gun violence in Chicago should prompt Governor Pritzker to declare a state of emergency. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:08:24

Joe Biden wants restaurants to pay better wages…Sam Toia says ‘it’s not as easy as the President makes it sound’

7/22/2021
Illinois Restaurant Association president & CEO Sam Toia joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why President Biden’s plea for restaurants to raise wages to attract workers post-pandemic is not an easy task. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:09