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June 29, 2022 - Full Show

The general election campaign has officially begun, as Darren Bailey prepares to take on J.B. Pritzker. Plus, we talk with some of yesterday’s other winners and analyze the results.

A Night of Mirth and Rebirth as Muti and the CSO Bring a Thrilling ‘Concert for Chicago’ to Millennium Park

An audience of 12,000 people poured into Millennium Park Monday evening to hear maestro Riccardo Muti lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a thrilling performance of works by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky on the Pritzker Pavilion stage. And thanks to the breathtakingly beautiful musical splendor of the concert (along with Mother Nature’s priceless contribution of perfect weather), one thing became undeniably clear: All the doomsday prophecies about classical music being an elitist art form whose days are numbered happens to be a twisted, easily deniable assumption.

City Announces Plan to Upgrade All Protected Bike Lanes to Concrete Amid Outcry Over Cyclist and Pedestrian Deaths

All of Chicago’s protected bike lanes will be bounded by a concrete curb by the end of 2023, the Chicago Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Work is set to begin this week when crews install new pre-cast curbs on Kinzie Street between Wells Street and Milwaukee Avenue, a half-mile or so stretch of roadway that the city says was Chicago’s first protected bike lane.

12 Things to Do This Weekend: June 30-July 4

After a two-year hiatus, ACTIVATE, a celebration of local arts and culture, returns to the Loop. DJ sessions, performances by A Queer Pride and live, interactive art displays by Paint the City are among the highlights. Details: 5-10 p.m. Thursday at LaSalle and Quincy streets. Free / MAP. Find more...

A Day in the Life of a Fine Dining Restaurant

“You just have to be everywhere at once, and be very observant, and watch everything,” says Jessica Line, the general manager of the Avondale restaurant Wherewithall. “It’s just like having restaurant eyes.”. She has to greet and seat guests as they arrive, noting any dietary restrictions. A...

Former aide's testimony may pose legal challenges for Trump

This week's remarkable testimony from White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson painted an incriminating picture of former President Trump’s actions around the Capitol insurrection, raising key questions about possible criminal charges and other consequences for Trump and his inner circle. Attorney and former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the legal implications.

NATO to expand alliance, boost defenses to counter Russia

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 30 leaders on Wednesday officially invited Finland and Sweden to become members, and released a new strategic vision that called Russia the alliance’s most significant threat. Meanwhile, the U.S. announced it would deploy thousands of additional troops to Europe. Nick Schifrin reports from Madrid, where the annual NATO summit is being held.

News Wrap: Toll rises to 53 from abandoned Texas trailer

In our news wrap Wednesday, the death toll rose to 53 in San Antonio, Texas, after migrants were found in an abandoned truck, the Supreme Court allows an Army veteran to sue Texas over claim that burn pits in Iraq cost him his job, Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement becomes official as Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson prepares to be sworn in and the last Medal of Honor recipient from Word War II died.

One-on-One with J.B. Pritzker

One of Gov. J.B Pritzker's most vocal critics throughout the pandemic is now his general election opponent. Pritzker easily won the Democrats' nomination for governor last night and has his sights on a second term. But first, he has to beat state Sen. Darren Bailey, the downstate farmer who beat a crowded field to win the Republican nomination. Amanda Vinicky met with Pritzker this morning.