WFLD Chicago Debuts ‘Flannery Fired Up’ Tonight

Fox-owned WFLD Chicago (DMA 3) premieres a new political show on Feb. 9.

Flannery Fired Up, hosted by WFLD political reporter Mike Flannery, airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. with repeats on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The show will feature candidates running for office this election year, along with the people making news in the city and suburbs.

It will also tackle the big issues facing Chicago and Illinois including:  violence, taxes, jobs, and corruption. The panel of politicians, celebrities, and newsmakers will also break down a “Burning Question” each week.

The first episode features Garry McCarthy, former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, who is considering a potential mayoral run.

Flannery grew up in Washington and graduated from Georgetown University. He covered politics and labor for the Chicago Sun-Times for seven years before moving to TV in 1980.

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Tony says:

July 8, 2018 at 11:09 am

Hi, I enjoy your show. I would like to express my concern with the recent march on the DAN RYAN EXPRESSWAY. I can’t understand why a Catholic priest and community leader would defy authorities and put thousands of people at risk of potentially fatal harm
What message are they sending, ” don’t obey the rules ” ? What of someone got hurt? Who’s fault would it be? These so called leaders might consider putting thiee recourses and energy toward fixing the problem instead of grandstanding for their personal ego.
If guns and economic development are important to them get off the expressway and go door to door in high crime areas. Speaktothelaw abiding citizens who is behind the shootings. Walk the streets in.number during peak crime time, show the law breakers that they will be seen. As for economic development, why don’t they try to run a business in the effected neighborhoods. Maybe the can.lead by example !
There’s many ways to solve problems, protests my ring attention to the problem but rarely solves it. Wake up Father Flagger and Jesse Jackson ! Both of you have plenty of resources to help. Get off your grandstand long enough to become REAL leaders.
Be brave enough to start a business in the underdeveloped areas. See if you can make them be profitable. Maybe gun violence will go down, maybe not, but get in there and take positive action
Don’t teach people to defy the law, or maybe the people will think it’s OK to shoot others. Good luck !!

William Zielke says:

July 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm

This morning, July 15, your guest insulted Father Flager calling him Father Flake. I was disappointed that you, as host and moderator, did not respond to this insult. As an advocate of civil discourse, which I believe you are, please, in the future, keep the discourse civil

Thank you

Epyle says:

July 27, 2018 at 11:08 pm

I was was disappointed with the end segment about Governor Rauner “running away” from reporters. The video had no sound, no date, no way to tell what questions were being asked, as he was walking away. Seemed like propaganda to me…

Albert Hurd says:

August 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm

My son Albert got kill in I call give names In didn’t hear shit it been 3 year fuck the Police

Joanne Demmin says:

August 10, 2018 at 10:50 pm

How sad that you wont mention Prenkwinkle and Dart and Rahm who keep allowing reoffenders out on the street. You truly are a cock sucking piece of shit.

Joanne Demmin says:

August 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm

Mike Flannery used to be a respectable journalist but now he tows the line for the corrupt left. How sad you are, you balding, age spotted political hack. You refuse to report on Cook County president mandate to stop putting black men in jail. You wont report on judges who refuse to put repeat offenders who skip out on bond back in jail. You, Mike Lannery are a cunt for the machine. Open up wide and take it all in, you [email protected]

Jim OMara says:

September 12, 2021 at 11:04 pm

Mask mandate, rules create less public transport, eg more cars on the road and more pollution. Climate change. Thanks government