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Ben Bradley
4pm news anchor and investigative reporter , husband, father and fan of laughter. Tweet or email me your tips: bbradley@wgntv.com
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Ben Bradley 2h
Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered police command staff to cancel their summer travel plans to remain in Chicago to combat violence. Now she's on vacation.
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Kevin Powell 3h
Happy On this afternoon: -3:20pm -4pm hour tix giveaway -5:08pm Top 5 @ 5 I'll have and updates.
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Window washer rescued after dangling from River North high-rise. More on ⁦⁩ at 4pm.
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Hi Pam- I’ll leave you with this thought: It’s dangerous to dismiss all information you don’t agree with as “fake news.” The reality is politicians of all stripes need to be fact checked because they all have an incentive to only tell you things that make them look good.
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Ben Bradley 8h
Here’s a story: Fox News also acknowledged the dubiousness of the claim: However, if you only want to believe reporting that confirms your opinions I’m afraid I can’t help you.
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Ben Bradley 8h
Meanwhile in Illinois...
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Ben Bradley 8h
Replying to @pam53
Hi Pam- Here’s a more complete fact check of the claims the president made against Google including an interview with the study author who testified before Congress who you cite as your source. Even he says the president got it wrong.
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Mark Berman 10h
Journalists in Oregon spent months investigating a state lawmaker's business deals and contract work. They tried to call and email officials. So the county is asking the sheriff to investigate the reporters for trying to report
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Lauren Jiggetts 13h
What a time to be alive.
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Ben Bradley 20h
Replying to @jsawil1941
As are many people. The press has frequently reported on the positive economy in recent years so I’m not sure why you would be opposed to reporting the indicators when there are signs of a change ahead?
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Ben Bradley 22h
High school worker accused of skimming from football ticket sales in the south suburbs, police are investigating. ⁦
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Ben Bradley 22h
Parents upset after student who had ‘hit list’ may start school at Evanston Township High School. ⁦
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Ben Bradley 22h
High school worker accused of skimming from football ticket sales in the south suburbs, police are investigating. ⁦
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Ben Bradley 22h
Replying to @jsawil1941
Um, I believe it’s the so-called economists who are forecasting the future based on data... as they’ve done for decades. No one roots for a recession. Also, I hope you’re not taking your financial planning advice from any politician (democrat or republican).
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Ben Bradley 23h
As used to say: The news watch never stops.
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Ben Bradley 23h
Illinois state senator apologizes for mock assassination of Trump at fundraiser. Hat tip to ⁦⁩ for breaking this story over the weekend.
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Ben Bradley Aug 19
Replying to @pam53
The president provided no evidence for his claim. I would encourage you to read some follow-up reporting that appears to track down the root of his claim (a very small and flawed) study:
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Ben Bradley Aug 19
UPDATE: State Sen. Martin Sandoval apologizes *again* for photos taken at fundraiser that show man acting like he was shooting another person wearing a Trump mask. Sandoval says incident involved a guest and a music/entertainment vendor.
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Ben Bradley Aug 19
A source tells me the injured officer has a dislocated shoulder. ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ will have the latest on ⁦⁩ at 4pm.
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Gregory Pratt Aug 19
Chicago Teachers Union members visited Venezuela, where they compared Maduro with Rahm Emanuel. The union didn’t pay but promoted members’ trip on social media. Now some teachers are mad abt “propaganda tour” praising human rights abuser. By
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