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Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass and WGN Radio's Jeff Carlin explore the week in news, politics and other thngs done the Chicago Way in this WGN Plus podcast from WGN Radio in Chicago.

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (10/15/19): The real numbers driving the CTU/CPS standoff and why Chicago is a ‘Tale of Two Cities’

The Chicago Way: Ep. 217 (10/15/19: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by financial analyst & President of Wirepoints.org Ted Dabrowski to look at the real numbers behind contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ilpoliski Follow @jpcarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (10/15/19): The real numbers driving the CTU/CPS standoff and why Chicago is a ‘Tale of Two Cities’

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/11/19): When Uncle RICO comes knocking in court, you get the movie rights

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 216(10/11/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the Chicago Tribune reporter covering the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Jason Meisner with an update on multiple federal investigations that all have the hallmarks of Hollywood mob film. Follow @John_Kass Follow @jmetr22b Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/11/19): When Uncle RICO comes knocking in court, you get the movie rights

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/04/19): George R.R. Martin talks about #GoT haunting his dreams & finishing the “Ice & Fire” series

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 215(10/04/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by legendary author George R.R. Martin to talk about the success of “Game of Thrones” getting in the way of finishing the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and how his dreams are haunted by the characters in novels. Follow @John_Kass Follow @GRRMspeaking Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/04/19): George R.R. Martin talks about #GoT haunting his dreams & finishing the “Ice & Fire” series

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/30/19): As politics overtakes every aspect of modern life is there still room for laughter?

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 214 (09/30/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin sit down with Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, to discuss how politics has overtaken every aspect of modern life and what lead us to this place. Follow @John_Kass Follow @Charles_Lipson Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/30/19): As politics overtakes every aspect of modern life is there still room for laughter?

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/27/19): The future looks bright for the Chicago Fire w/Joe Mansueto at the helm & Kasso looks at Joe Biden’s ‘Ukrainian Way’

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 213(09/27/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by billionaire Morningstar founder & new owner of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Joe Mansueto. In a wide-ranging discussion, Mansueto talks about falling in love with soccer watching his kids play, the team’s infamous name, how he hopes to bring his unique analytical insight to the MLS, and much more. Also this week, Kasso looks at the similarities between the Chicago Way politics […]

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/27/19): The future looks bright for the Chicago Fire w/Joe Mansueto at the helm & Kasso looks at Joe Biden’s ‘Ukrainian Way’

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/19/19): Recruiting Kristen McQueary for the Chicago Way Diner, how will get hurt before Illinois bankruptcy is an option, and more…

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 212 (09/19/19):This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary to discuss why cities like Peoria and other small municipalities will have to feel the crush of Illinois’ mountain of financial debt before any meaningful reform will take place and the politics of the Illinois Supreme Court electing Anne Burke chief justice. Plus, a story of young Kasso doing what is right, something the NY Times needs to […]

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/19/19): Recruiting Kristen McQueary for the Chicago Way Diner, how will get hurt before Illinois bankruptcy is an option, and more…

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): Tom Bevan looks at the Democratic field’s debate performance, why satire can be a tricky thing, and more…

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the co-founder of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to look at where the field of Democrats stand following the latest debate and offer some advice on using satire to make a point. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP a class=”twitter-follow-button” href=”https://twitter.com/jpcarlin>Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): Tom Bevan looks at the Democratic field’s debate performance, why satire can be a tricky thing, and more…

The Chicago Way, John Kass (09/06/19): The numbers behind why bankruptcy might be the solution to Chicago’s rotten finances

The Chicago Way: Ep. 210(09/06/19): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by financial analyst & President of Wirepoints.org Ted Dabrowski to look at the overwhelming financial debts facing Chicago and the options Mayor Lori Lightfoot has before her, including bankruptcy. And, Finance Committee Chairman Ald. Scott Waguespack breaks down what he’s discovered while trying to fix decades of malfeasance & mismanagement of City Hall’s coffers. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ilpoliski Follow @ward32chicago Follow @jpcarlin Download this episode here by using […]

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (09/06/19): The numbers behind why bankruptcy might be the solution to Chicago’s rotten finances

The Chicago Way, John Kass (08/29/19): Will Kim Foxx’s ‘smolle prosequi’ get the combine whitewash from Dan Webb? What if Foxx pleads the fifth?

The Chicago Way: Ep. 209 (08/29/19): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by retired Judge Sheila O’Brien to talk about the appointment of former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a Special Prosecutor in the investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Also up for discussion, what happens if Kim Foxx pleads the fifth and who will defend her? Plus, Kasso is making plans to visit the 38th Annual Taste of Melrose Park […]

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (08/29/19): Will Kim Foxx’s ‘smolle prosequi’ get the combine whitewash from Dan Webb? What if Foxx pleads the fifth?

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/25/19): A ‘Ball of Collusion’ tied together the Chicago Way and why knocking on doors in Cicero is bad idea

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 208:John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former federal prosecutor & senior fellow at the National Review Institute Andrew C. McCarthy to discuss his new book “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.” Plus, WGN-TV’s Ben Bradley breaks down his reporting on a Cook County process server running afoul of authorities in Cicero. Follow @John_Kass Follow @AndrewCMcCarthy Follow @AndrewCMcCarthy Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by […]

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/25/19): A ‘Ball of Collusion’ tied together the Chicago Way and why knocking on doors in Cicero is bad idea

Latest Episodes

The Chicago Way, John Kass (10/15/19): The real numbers driving the CTU/CPS standoff and why Chicago is a ‘Tale of Two Cities’

The Chicago Way: Ep. 217 (10/15/19: John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by financial analyst & President of Wirepoints.org Ted Dabrowski to look at the real numbers behind contract negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ilpoliski Follow @jpcarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (10/15/19): The real numbers driving the CTU/CPS standoff and why Chicago is a ‘Tale of Two Cities’

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/11/19): When Uncle RICO comes knocking in court, you get the movie rights

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 216(10/11/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the Chicago Tribune reporter covering the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, Jason Meisner with an update on multiple federal investigations that all have the hallmarks of Hollywood mob film. Follow @John_Kass Follow @jmetr22b Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

-1 s5 days ago
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/11/19): When Uncle RICO comes knocking in court, you get the movie rights

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/04/19): George R.R. Martin talks about #GoT haunting his dreams & finishing the “Ice & Fire” series

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 215(10/04/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by legendary author George R.R. Martin to talk about the success of “Game of Thrones” getting in the way of finishing the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series and how his dreams are haunted by the characters in novels. Follow @John_Kass Follow @GRRMspeaking Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

-1 s1 weeks ago
Comments
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (10/04/19): George R.R. Martin talks about #GoT haunting his dreams & finishing the “Ice & Fire” series

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/30/19): As politics overtakes every aspect of modern life is there still room for laughter?

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 214 (09/30/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin sit down with Dr. Charles Lipson, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Chicago, to discuss how politics has overtaken every aspect of modern life and what lead us to this place. Follow @John_Kass Follow @Charles_Lipson Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’her

-1 s2 weeks ago
Comments
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/30/19): As politics overtakes every aspect of modern life is there still room for laughter?

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/27/19): The future looks bright for the Chicago Fire w/Joe Mansueto at the helm & Kasso looks at Joe Biden’s ‘Ukrainian Way’

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 213(09/27/19): This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by billionaire Morningstar founder & new owner of the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Joe Mansueto. In a wide-ranging discussion, Mansueto talks about falling in love with soccer watching his kids play, the team’s infamous name, how he hopes to bring his unique analytical insight to the MLS, and much more. Also this week, Kasso looks at the similarities between the Chicago Way politics […]

-1 s2 weeks ago
Comments
The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/27/19): The future looks bright for the Chicago Fire w/Joe Mansueto at the helm & Kasso looks at Joe Biden’s ‘Ukrainian Way’

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/19/19): Recruiting Kristen McQueary for the Chicago Way Diner, how will get hurt before Illinois bankruptcy is an option, and more…

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 212 (09/19/19):This week, John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary to discuss why cities like Peoria and other small municipalities will have to feel the crush of Illinois’ mountain of financial debt before any meaningful reform will take place and the politics of the Illinois Supreme Court electing Anne Burke chief justice. Plus, a story of young Kasso doing what is right, something the NY Times needs to […]

-1 s3 weeks ago
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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/19/19): Recruiting Kristen McQueary for the Chicago Way Diner, how will get hurt before Illinois bankruptcy is an option, and more…

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): Tom Bevan looks at the Democratic field’s debate performance, why satire can be a tricky thing, and more…

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): This week John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by the co-founder of Real Clear Politics Tom Bevan to look at where the field of Democrats stand following the latest debate and offer some advice on using satire to make a point. Follow @John_Kass Follow @TomBevanRCP a class=”twitter-follow-button” href=”https://twitter.com/jpcarlin>Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by using ‘Save As’here> Subscribe to The Chicago Way here

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (09/16/19): Tom Bevan looks at the Democratic field’s debate performance, why satire can be a tricky thing, and more…

The Chicago Way, John Kass (09/06/19): The numbers behind why bankruptcy might be the solution to Chicago’s rotten finances

The Chicago Way: Ep. 210(09/06/19): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by financial analyst & President of Wirepoints.org Ted Dabrowski to look at the overwhelming financial debts facing Chicago and the options Mayor Lori Lightfoot has before her, including bankruptcy. And, Finance Committee Chairman Ald. Scott Waguespack breaks down what he’s discovered while trying to fix decades of malfeasance & mismanagement of City Hall’s coffers. Follow @John_Kass Follow @ilpoliski Follow @ward32chicago Follow @jpcarlin Download this episode here by using […]

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (09/06/19): The numbers behind why bankruptcy might be the solution to Chicago’s rotten finances

The Chicago Way, John Kass (08/29/19): Will Kim Foxx’s ‘smolle prosequi’ get the combine whitewash from Dan Webb? What if Foxx pleads the fifth?

The Chicago Way: Ep. 209 (08/29/19): John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by retired Judge Sheila O’Brien to talk about the appointment of former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb as a Special Prosecutor in the investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Also up for discussion, what happens if Kim Foxx pleads the fifth and who will defend her? Plus, Kasso is making plans to visit the 38th Annual Taste of Melrose Park […]

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The Chicago Way, John Kass (08/29/19): Will Kim Foxx’s ‘smolle prosequi’ get the combine whitewash from Dan Webb? What if Foxx pleads the fifth?

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/25/19): A ‘Ball of Collusion’ tied together the Chicago Way and why knocking on doors in Cicero is bad idea

The Chicago Way w/John Kass – Ep 208:John Kass and Jeff Carlin are joined by former federal prosecutor & senior fellow at the National Review Institute Andrew C. McCarthy to discuss his new book “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency.” Plus, WGN-TV’s Ben Bradley breaks down his reporting on a Cook County process server running afoul of authorities in Cicero. Follow @John_Kass Follow @AndrewCMcCarthy Follow @AndrewCMcCarthy Follow @JPCarlin Download this episode here by […]

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The Chicago Way w/John Kass (08/25/19): A ‘Ball of Collusion’ tied together the Chicago Way and why knocking on doors in Cicero is bad idea