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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

Terry Savage: High prices in raw material and inflation causes stocks to tumble

5/11/2021
Nationally syndicated financial columnist and author Terry Savage joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why rising prices in commodities are having a negative effect on the stock market. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:15:53

The Signature Six: High tech mini golf is coming, Seltzer is going to space, and more…

5/11/2021
Every Tuesday after 6pm, Chicago’s Afternoon News presents the ‘Signature Six,’ six stories highlighting Chicago business news. This week on the docket: The hedge fund owner of Barnes & Noble is purchasing Chicago-based Paper Source A startup that counts Oprah Winfrey among its backers is offering a new way to let grocers know when produce […]

Duration:00:03:19

Getting Illinois back to work

5/10/2021
Jack Lavin, President & CEO of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss what businesses are doing to get people back to work as Illinois prepares to enter the Bridge Phase of its reopening plan Friday. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 […]

Duration:00:09:23

Are feral cats good at controlling the rat population? Science says not really

5/10/2021
Dana Kobilinsky, associate editor at The Wildlife Society, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to look at an initiative utilizing feral cat colonies to control rat populations in Chicago and whether-or-not cats are an effective tool in controlling rats. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:04:52

Rep. Adam Kinzinger discusses the oil pipeline ransomware attack and the attempt to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position

5/10/2021
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why more must be invested in critical infrastructure and energy projects following a cyber-extortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline in New Jersey. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:10:24

20 tons of space junk set to fall to Earth this weekend

5/7/2021
Adler Astronomer Dr. Lucianne Walkowicz joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the massive out of control Chinese rocket set to reenter Earth’s atmosphere this weekend, and where it may possibly land. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:55

Why are used cars costing a fortune?

5/7/2021
Gary Eisenstein of Better Auto Buying joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why a pause in new car production is resulting in more used car sales, and why now might be the right time to sell your old car. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow […]

Duration:00:08:00

From Chicago to Cairo, Illinois’ most endangered historic places are full of interesting stories

5/6/2021
Bonnie McDonald, president & CEO of Landmarks Illinois, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about Landmarks Illinois’ annual Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois, places that are ‘threatened by a lack of proper maintenance due to neglect or insufficient funding for repair and face the threat of demolition and/or inappropriate redevelopment.’ Follow […]

Duration:00:09:48

Is Chicago really in the ‘Midwest’?

5/6/2021
Chicago Magazine’s Edward McClelland joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why the the ‘Midwest’ may not be an accurate term to use when describing people from Chicago. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:06:51

What happens if the CDC’s national eviction moratorium is nullified?

5/6/2021
John Bartlett, executive director of the Metropolitan Tenants Organization, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss a judge’s ruling that the national eviction moratorium exceeds the CDC’s authority. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:46

The Signature Six: The trading pits won’t reopen at the CME, commercial real estate is picking up in Chicago, and more…

5/6/2021
Every Tuesday after 6pm, Chicago’s Afternoon News presents the ‘Signature Six,’ six stories highlighting Chicago business news. This week on the docket: Chicago businesses appear to be ready to get back to the office. Krispy Kreme is going for another bite of the Bismark. Most of the trading pits at CME Group, which closed last March […]

Duration:00:02:59

A salute to Coach Rich Zinanni for 46yrs of molding young minds at Bishop McNamara HS

5/5/2021
Rich Zinanni, head football coach and teacher at Bishop McNamara Catholic High School in Kankakee, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about his 46+ years at Steve’s alma mater. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:09:56

The meaning behind Cinco de Mayo

5/5/2021
Cesareo Moreno, the Chief Curator of the National Museum of Mexican Art, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why there’s more to the holiday than great Mexican food and tequila. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow @SteveBertrand Follow @kpowell720 Follow @maryvandeveldeFollow @LaurenLapka

Duration:00:05:02

What does the return of summer festivals in Chicago mean for the hotel industry?

5/5/2021
Michael Jacobson, President & CEO of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss the city’s latest announcement to add more summer events as part the “Open Culture” phase of the city’s reopen efforts, and how it will be a boost for the hotel industry. Follow Your Favorite […]

Duration:00:04:38

‘If we get into trouble…we’ll pause or pull back,’ but Dr. Arwady feels very good about this summer

5/5/2021
Dr. Allison Arwady, Chicago’s Department of Public Health Commissioner, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss Chicago’s ‘Open Culture’ initiative -the next part of ‘Open Chicago’- promoting a full calendar of entertainment and cultural events for the summer. Dr. Arwady also answers questions about mask wearing and when people can get together again. Follow Your […]

Duration:00:10:35

Come July, it looks like convention season is back in Chicago

5/4/2021
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is working to reopen the city to tourism starting July, 1st, with a growing list of events, including the return of the nation’s largest auto show. The CEO of Choose Chicago, David Whitaker, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss how the city is preparing to fully open to […]

Duration:00:09:33

After over a year, the Chicago Auto Show is back with an outdoor experience

5/4/2021
The Chicago Automotive Trade Association president Dave Sloan joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the Chicago Auto Show, the largest auto show in the U.S., returning to McCormick Place in July, the first such convention in the city in over a year. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow […]

Duration:00:05:31

Is Illinois’ 53-year-old FOID law unconstitutional?

5/3/2021
Jonathan Baum, a lawyer for the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about the brief he is filing to support Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court over a Firearm Owner Identification Act (FOID) card lawsuit in White County, wherein Judge T. […]

Duration:00:08:57

Escape to sun-drenched Tuscany in Victoria Smith’s new book

5/2/2021
Victoria Smith joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to talk about her new book, “The Little Lark Still Sings- A True Story of Love, Change & an Old Tuscan Farmhouse,” which chronicles her & her husband’s first year living in Italy, including converting a dilapidated farm house up in the hills of Cortona into […]

Duration:00:09:16

Huge shortage of tanker drivers are fueling higher gas prices

4/30/2021
Josh Sharp, the Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Fuel & Retail Association, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain how the coronavirus pandemic had a negative impact on available fuel tanker drivers, which are contributing to higher prices you pay at the pump. Follow Your Favorite Chicago’s Afternoon News Personalities on Twitter:Follow […]

Duration:00:07:52