Times may change, but many things stay the same in Chicago year after year – Daley in City Hall, Democrats controlling Cook County, WLS-TV topping in the Nielsens and WGN-AM ruling the roost in morning drive.
Mr. O’Dell succeeded Bob Collins, who died in a plane crash in 2000. Mr. Collins was No. 1 in the Chicago ratings for 14 years. He, in turn succeeded Wally Phillips. He was No. 1 since sometime during the Nixon Administration.