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The Must List for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rahm Emanuel strikes another deal with Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight’

Looks like Jimmy Fallon might be headed back to Chicago, if not the chilly waters of Lake Michigan.

Latino challenge to Ald. Pope brewing on Southeast Side

To many people from elsewhere around the city, the Southeast Side is Chicago’s version of flyover country. They see this heavily industrial part of town only from the Chicago Skyway toll bridge as they pass through, rarely setting foot in neighborhoods the locals know by names like Slag Valley.

Sex harassment suit against Rutherford tossed; accuser to re-file

A federal judge has tossed out a sexual harassment lawsuit against Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford — but has given his accuser little more than a week to file a new lawsuit.

Name circle interchange, O’Hare terminal for ex-Mayor Byrne: pols

Gov. Pat Quinn will propose renaming the Circle Interchange — located in the heart of Chicago — in honor of Chicago’s first and only woman mayor, Jane Byrne.

Emanuel launches design competition to create a ‘city of lights’

Calling it a “seminal project” with huge potential to boost tourism, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an international design competition to find a team to deliver on his promise to transform Chicago into “North America’s city of lights.”


Video shows Taliban releasing Bergdahl (Early & Often)

Why aldermen are mum about Chicago’s violence: They’re not sure what to say (Chicago Reader)

Spanish-Language Ad Hits Earwax-Eating Congressman For ‘Communism’ Remark (The Daily Caller)

58 percent of Americans accuse Obama of a Benghazi cover-up (Early & Often)

5 questions on Bergdahl (Politico)

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