Articles: Chicago

November 14 2020

Alligator Robb Needs Your Help

Florida alligator expert Frank Robb (Alligator Robb) came to Chicago from Florida to catch the alligator (dubbed Chance the Snapper) swimming in the Humboldt Park Lagoon in July 2019. Since the gator`s capture, Robb has become a honorary Chicagoan, throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley Field and turning on Buckingham Fountain and has returned…

October 11 2020

Fighting Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats and Rabbits in Chicago

Six years ago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza, all aldermen except one (vote 49 to 1 was the vote) and most important the overwhelming majority of people who live in the City of Chicago agreed no dogs, cats or rabbits should be sold at pet stores. But three pet stores responded by…

April 2 2020

COVID-19: Stay Home, Save Lives

You gotta give props to Chicago’s dog loving Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her bravado and sense of humor through the COVID-19 pandemic, and doing the best she can do protect Chicagoans. She’s become a national figure. Mayor Lightfoot has said many times, it’s fine to out to walk your dog or to take a walk,…

February 11 2020

New Lend-a-Paw Program Provides a Financial Safety Net for Chicago Pet Owners

It’s not pet insurance, but if you happen to live in Chicago (or Cook County) this might work out even better. And certainly it’s an option to economic euthanasia. I speak HERE on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to Chris McAuliffe, head of business development for Chicago Municipal Credit Union Lend-a-Paw…

February 4 2020

Chicago Police Memorial Celebrates K9’s and Equines; Naperville Banning Sales Dogs/Cats at Pet Stores on WGN

Chicago Police Department Chaplain Robert Montelongo and Bridget Shuda from the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation reveal HERE on my most recent WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show the new space being provided at the Chicago Gold Star Families Memorial and Police Memorial Park just east of Soldier Field for fallen K9 and Equine members…

January 1 2020

Dr. Paul Lisnek Assume Guilt and on the Year in Chicago Politics

What are you going to? He showed up, so had to have WGN-TV political commentator and author of more books than Shakespeare has written plays, Dr. Paul Lisnek  on the radio when I filled in for Roe Conn. Listen HERE to our wide ranging conversation, which begins with him plugging his latest book Assume Guilt.…

January 1 2020

Chicago Police Chaplain and Cannabis Enforcement on WGN

Chicago Police Department Chaplain Robert Montelongo joins me HERE on WGN Radio, as I filled in for Roe Conn. Montelongo talks, for starters, about what chaplains for he Chicago Police Department do. We talk about the increasing suicide rates, not only among law enforcement in Chicago but all around the country. I asked what is…

June 11 2019

Chicago Canine Rescue First Annual Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest

The best fundraiser EVER: Chicago Canine Rescue First Annual Chicago Taco & Tequila Fest.  Stuffed tortillas and the juices of the blue agave plant (better known to distilled spirits aficionados as tequila) are center stage. And there will also be a stage with live music. Both traditional and exotic ingredient-stuffed tortillas will be smartly paired…

May 13 2019

Anti Cruelty Society Bark in the Park on WGN Radio

I begin with WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World by announcing HERE that the bill I proposed to mandate fire safety and protection in Illinois kennels and boarding facilities appears to be on its way to becoming law. In politics, “It ain’t over, till it’s over,” but – for now – it looks good that…

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