Headlines you might have missed this weekend

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Parade viewers cheer at the 41st annual Pride Parade Sunday, June 28, 2015, in Seattle. Rainbows and good cheer were out in force Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from New York City to Seattle, San Francisco to Chicago to celebrate a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. | Elaine Thompson / AP

Because you have a life, you might have missed some of the big stories this weekend from the Sun-Times and other outlets. We’re here to help.

It started with a found photo of a black man, under arrest, dressed in deer antlers like a bagged trophy. But the tale of Michael Spann is an even more tragic story of a man born in prison, killed in a drive-by and dogged in between by one of the dirtiest police units in Chicago history.

THE WATCHDOGS: Warren R. Wilkinson left Choose Chicago, the city’s taxpayer-subsidized tourism bureau, abruptly in 2013. But he didn’t leave empty-handed – he took a six-figure buyout package with him after just a little more than 2 years on the job.

The Chicago Public Schools need a boatload of money to make a teacher pension payment by Tuesday and the Rauner administration is offering a $450 million lifeline. But, of course, there are strings.

Chicago is in the midst of a gun violence epidemic – and an uptick in murders. But these four neighborhoods have gone years without a homicide.

Speaking of Chicago gun violence . . . three people were killed and 18 wounded in weekend shootings in the city.

Everything is awful. Unless you’re a plant. This is already our wettest June on record and we’re not done yet.


Build an 82-story building in Chicago by 2017? Good luck with that | via Chicago Architecture blog

The Night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the face | via WBEZ

Chuck’s Guns: A brief history of Chicago’s notorious gun shop | via The Trace

Allen West: Confederate flag debate ‘manufactured political crisis’ to distract from violence in Chicago | via The Root

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