By Marcus Gilmer on June 6, 2013 4:00 PM

The must-read news stories for June 6, 2013.


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Photo by Jessica Koscielniak

The Ripple Effect
While we know the toll of gun violence in Chicago by the numbers, what about the human toll? For every person shot in the Chicago area, family, friends and community members must deal with the effects in ways large and small: physical, emotional and financial. In the first of an occasional series, The Ripple Effect, Sun-Times multimedia journalist Jessica Koscielniak talked to four mothers "Left Behind" after their children were counted among the city's violence victims. Read their stories, see their faces, hear their voices. [The Ripple Effect]


For real
No, guys, this time, Bill Daley is seriously serious about maybe running for governor. [Sun-Times]

Can you hear me now?
How big is domestic surveillance under Obama? So big the NSA asked carrier Verizon to hand over all of its call data. For its part, the Obama administration has gone on the defensive. [The Guardian, The Atlantic]

Legislative OT
Without a pension deal in place, Gov. Quinn is calling lawmakers back to Springfield to settle this in chambers, starting June 19. [Crain's]

Credit headache
What does a pension failure get you? Another downgrade for the state's credit rating. [Sun-Times]

Less money, more problems
Doing more with less is a new skill set for CPS principals who will have more flexibility with their budgets next year but less money to be flexible with. [WBEZ]

No bond for Jonylah suspect
Korman Willis, the man charged with the shooting death of Jonylah Watkins, has been ordered held without bond. [Sun-Times]

RIP
Swimming champion-turned-Hollywood-starlet Esther Williams has passed away at the age of 91. [L.A. Times]

Legging it out
If you went swimming recently in Lake Michigan and lost your leg - perhaps from swimming too much, maybe from a lake shark, or even if it just fell off - it's been found when it washed up on shore so you should come claim it. [Sun-Times]

Texas "justice"
A man was acquitted of murder in the death of an escort he shot (she died seven months later) after he paid her $150 but she refused to have sex. [San Antonio News]

Big fish
I, for one, welcome our new Frankenfish overlords. [WTKR]

Daft Punk unmasked
Underneath those cool, spacey robot helmets, music geniuses Daft Punk are .... just like us! [Gawker]

Fake out
The fascinating story of the amazing baseball prospect that didn't exist. [SB Nation]

No Bull
The NBA Finals start tonight and I don't care unless they play it on ice and the Blackhawks are involved. [ESPN]

The Bright One
Speaking of the Blackhawks, with the puck dropping on Game 4 in a few hours, Rick Telander wonders what has happened to Patrick Kane. [Sun-Times]

Commute
Sudoku; Weather; Traffic; CTA; Metra; Flight delays

And finally
Remembering D-Day, 69 years later. [CNN]