The Must List for Monday, June 2, 2014

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Ceremonies mark first day of same-sex marriage law in Illinois

At ceremonies large and small, gay and lesbian couples across Illinois celebrated Sunday, the day same-sex marriage law went into effect statewide.

After 10 years, CPD wants to talk to Nanci Koschman

A month after Nanci Koschman filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Chicago Police Department of botching the investigation into her son’s death in order to protect a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, the department sent a letter to one of her lawyers. Would she talk with internal affairs investigators, the department wanted to know, about the death of her son David Koschman?

$10 million in seed money could help save historic Uptown Theatre

Renovating the historic Uptown Theatre is the “missing piece” to creating an entertainment district in the North Side neighborhood, proponents say. And that effort just got a $10 million boost.

How big are the savings from the state’s pension overhaul?

Explore how much money Illinois would save—and how much money it will still owe—if the pension overhaul passes constitutional muster.

Budget, session don’t jibe with Quinn’s re-election platform

Gov. Pat Quinn laid out an ambitious platform for his 2014 re-election bid earlier this year, calling for a minimum-wage increase, an extension of the 2011 temporary income tax hike and $500 property-tax rebates for homeowners.


Ted Cruz bashes Hillary Clinton on Benghazi (Early & Often)

Everybody knows the parking meter deal stinks—but is it legal? (Chicago Reader)

Obama weighs crackdown of for-profit college industry (The Hill)

‘Stop Attacking Me!’: On-Camera Interview with Mayor Turns Aggressive (Mediaite)

EPA seeks to slash power plant carbon by 30 percent (Early & Often)

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