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May 3, 2022 - Full Show

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The latest on the leaked opinion from the Supreme Court, potentially overturning Roe v. Wade, we hear from lawmakers and advocates. Plus, Chicago bids for the Democratic National Convention, and more.

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Chicago Unveils Bid to Host 2024 Democratic National Convention

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An image from the video released by the committee announcing Chicago's bid for the 2024 convention. (Credit: Chicago 2024)

A convention hosted in Chicago would “invite the nation to explore the Land of Lincoln and Obama,” Gov. JB Pritzker said. 

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An image from the video released by the committee announcing Chicago's bid for the 2024 convention. (Credit: Chicago 2024)

Congress Members Weigh in on Possible Roe v. Wade Reversal

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The implications of the Roe v. Wade draft decision are mammoth.  If the vote to overturn Roe v. Wade stands, it pushes the question of abortion back into the political process.

Illinois law would protect abortion rights, but how will lawmakers tackle this thorniest of political issues at the federal level?  And what does it mean for the upcoming midterms?

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The implications of the Roe v. Wade draft decision are mammoth.  If the vote to overturn Roe v. Wade stands, it pushes the question of abortion back into the political process.

As Mayor, Richard Irvin and His Donors Backed Effort Giving Him More Control Over Who Appears on Aurora Ballot

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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is pictured in April 2020. (WTTW News)

Aurora Mayor and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Richard Irvin supported a successful 2018 effort to shutter the Aurora Election Commission – a move that gives him a role in deciding whether certain candidates stay on city ballots.

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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin is pictured in April 2020. (WTTW News)

What’s Next For Abortion After Supreme Court Leak?

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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen early Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

It’s not surprising that the court, which has a strong conservative majority after former President Donald Trump appointed three justices during his single term in office, would seek to curb abortion rights. However, the breadth of the draft opinion startled advocates and sent shockwaves through American politics.

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The U.S. Supreme Court is seen early Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo / Jose Luis Magana)

Illinois Erected a ‘Force Field’ in Anticipation of Post-Roe v. Wade Future

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The 2019 Reproductive Health Act enshrines in law individuals’ rights to make autonomous decisions about their reproductive health, including birth control and abortions. (WTTW News)

The draft opinion leaked to Politico and confirmed by the chief justice as genuine calls the Roe decision “egregiously wrong” and would return “the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives” – meaning to Congress and to the states. 

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The 2019 Reproductive Health Act enshrines in law individuals’ rights to make autonomous decisions about their reproductive health, including birth control and abortions. (WTTW News)

Inside ‘The Matrix’ Auction with Lilly Wachowski

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Hollywood history hits the auction block in Chicago this month. (WTTW News)

The four Matrix films set new standards for visionary moviemaking, and now artifacts from them and other movies are up for bid in an auction with a cause.

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Hollywood history hits the auction block in Chicago this month. (WTTW News)

Even as COVID Cases Rise, Mask Mandates Stay Shelved

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A pedestrian removes a protective mask worn as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke, File)

For weeks, much of upstate New York has been in the high-alert orange zone, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designation that reflects serious community spread. The CDC urges people to mask up in indoor public places, including schools, regardless of vaccination status. But few, if any, local jurisdictions in the region brought back a mask requirement despite rising case counts.

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A pedestrian removes a protective mask worn as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus in Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke, File)

Lawmakers in 19 States Want Legal Refuge for Trans Youth

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 State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022.  (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli, File)

The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states. In Texas, for example, Gov. Gregg Abbott has directed state agencies to consider placing transgender children in foster care, though a judge has temporarily blocked such investigations. 

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 State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022.  (AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Chicago Police Launching Cold Case Video Series Focused on Unsolved Homicides

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The Chicago Police Department is seeking help to solve cold case homicides through a video series that’s aimed at bringing renewed attention on some of the city’s long dormant unsolved crimes.

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Report: Supreme Court Draft Suggests Roe Could Be Overturned

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A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, Monday night, May 2, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections. But it’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter — opinions often change in ways big and small in the drafting process.

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A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, Monday night, May 2, 2022 in Washington. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

COVID-19 Cases and Pollen Count Both Climbing, Leaving Those With the Sniffles Wondering

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Patients are presenting with stuffy nose, nasal congestion, cough, post-nasal drip and sore throats. In the age of COVID, that leaves people worried. 

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May 2, 2022 - Full Show

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How to tell if your symptoms are from allergies or COVID. Plus, the latest on the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Meet the city’s newly-confirmed watchdog. And reaction to Whole Foods leaving Englewood.

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Push to Arm Ukraine Putting Strain on US Weapons Stockpile

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Brown, right, with the 436th Aerial Port Squadron, checks pallets of 155 mm shells ultimately bound for Ukraine, Friday, April 29, 2022, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

The U.S. already has provided about 7,000 Javelins, including some that were delivered during the Trump administration, about one-third of its stockpile, to Ukraine, according to an analysis by Mark Cancian, a senior adviser with the Center for Strategic and International Studies international security program.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cody Brown, right, with the 436th Aerial Port Squadron, checks pallets of 155 mm shells ultimately bound for Ukraine, Friday, April 29, 2022, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo / Alex Brandon)

Whole Foods Announces It’s Checking Out of Englewood

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After just six years, Whole Foods announced last week that the grocery chain is closing its Englewood store. The store's departure is a major blow to the South Side neighborhood that's long suffered from a lack of healthy food options.

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New Play ‘Relentless’ Explores Victorian Era Through Lives of a Black Family

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“Relentless” by Tyla Abercrumbie is not playing at the Goodman Theatre through May 8, 2022. (WTTW News)

A new show at the Goodman Theatre is exploring what the Victorian era was like for Black Americans.

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“Relentless” by Tyla Abercrumbie is not playing at the Goodman Theatre through May 8, 2022. (WTTW News)

Crain’s Headlines: State Farm To Hike Car Insurance Rate – Again

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State Farm customers will notice an increase in their car insurance rates once again; prices of new homes take the biggest leap in at least 15 years; and a Fulton Market developer has big plans for a property near one of the city's proposed casino sites.

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