Plan your vote / Corporate hypocrites / Think you know Chicago TV?

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AP analysis: “Tens of thousands of suburban swing voters who helped fuel the Democratic Party’s gains in recent years are becoming Republicans.”
As the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade puts abortion rights newly center stage in primaries across the country, Axios Chicago rounds up what some of the candidates in key Illinois races have said about that.

‘Historic victory for white life.’ That’s what Illinois Rep. Mary Miller, accepting Donald Trump’s endorsement for reelection, called the court’s abortion ruling.
Her spokesperson calls it a “stumble” …
 … but she has a history with Hitler.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Miller: “People now feel empowered to openly express misogyny and racism.”

‘Pregnancy loss … can now potentially be investigated as a crime.’ HBO’s John Oliver says the court’s ruling means that, in states where abortion is illegal, prosecutors now can examine people’s search and browsing histories, text messages, location and payment data, and information from period-tracking apps …
 … and he slammed Democrats for not doing more to avert it.
Axios on Republicans’ reticence: “This is an unusual case where the losing side wants to talk all about it. The winning side wants the spotlight elsewhere.”
Columnist and former Bernie Sanders speechwriter David Sirota: “We’re here because GOP politicians fear their base, while Democratic politicians don’t.”

Corporate hypocrites. Popular Information spotlights companies offering to cover employees’ abortion-related travel—but also funding a Republican organization taking credit for the abortion ruling. (Notable exception: Yelp.)
South Dakota’s governor says that, in defiance of Justice Department guidance, she’ll work to outlaw mail-order abortion pills.
The New Yorker recounts the final hours of operation Friday at one of America’s largest abortion clinics.

‘Banning abortion is religious oppression.’ Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg says the court’s ruling “takes a fine point of law … and sharpens it into state theology.”
Today, the court sided with a Washington State high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games.
ProPublica founder Richard Tofel: Now that the Supreme Court “has abandoned any pretense of being anything other than just another political actor,” journalists need to cover the court for real.

Not-so-hidden figure. The first presenter at last night’s live broadcast of the BET Awards, Janelle Monáe, put up a middle finger and said, “Fuck you, Supreme Court.”
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong to a London Stadium crowd: “Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship.”

Death on the CTA. Gunfire on a No. 53 bus yesterday afternoon along South Pulaski left one person dead and two others hurt.
Chicago’s weekend shooting toll includes a 5-month-old dead.
As Chicago’s Pride celebrations wound down, a stabbing and shootings in the Lakeview and River North neighborhoods put several people in hospitals …

More tickets ≠ Less speeding. WBEZ’s analysis of Chicago’s speed ticketing finds the city raking in more cash but little safety benefit … (Update, June 29: WBEZ has corrected and retitled this article: “Chicago’s speed cameras yield more tickets and fines, but also complaints and controversy.”)
 … even though University of Illinois at Chicago research commissioned by the city concluded speed cameras are saving lives (January report).

‘Welcome to the Pandemicene.’ The Week explains that, as humans encroach on the natural world, more deadly pandemics are likely.
Your Local Epidemiologist Katelyn Jetelina casts a skeptical eye on the World Health Organization’s failure to declare monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Think you know Chicago TV? Columnist Robert Feder updates a 2012 quiz.
Local TV news behaving badly: At 6:07 p.m. Thursday, ABC 7 Chicago played—straight and unchallenged—a clip from an interview in which Trump asserted that the fatal events of Jan. 6 were “peaceful.”

Thanks. Chris Koenig made this edition better.

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