WFLD Hosting Virtual Town Hall With Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth

Fox-owned WFLD Chicago will host a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. CT tonight with Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, live via Zoom. Hosted by WFLD Political Editor Mike Flannery, the 30-minute special will give each senator the opportunity to address viewer questions previously submitted to the station’s Fox 32 Facebook page about the […]

Durbin Wants FCC To Reject Sinclair-Tribune

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is urging the FCC to block the proposed acquisition of Tribune Media Co. by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns WICS-TV in Springfield. He also said it appears that the commission is “going out of (its) way to clear barriers to the deal by rolling back any rule that may pose a problem to it,” and that the acquisition would “threaten diversity and localism in broadcasting, ignore the unique concerns and interests of local audiences, and harm competition.”