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First Stop: Wilson

Study: Montrose, South Shore Beaches Worst for Contamination

A Natural Resources Defense Council study lists Montrose and South Shore beaches as the city's worst offenders for water bacteria contamination. In both cases, 31 percent of water samples taken from Montrose and South Shore exceed EPA limits. Related:

Photo: Montrose Beach is one of three dog beaches in the city. (Photo/Sadé Carpenter)

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Second Stop: Election 2014

The Twitter Feed: Social Media and the 2014 Elections

Social media, most notably Twitter, came into play in the 2008 presidential election with the Obama campaign. Now, six years later, how are other politicians and candidates using the medium? Related:

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Third Stop: Gun Violence

Data: Homicides Down but Neighborhood Shootings a Concern

Data shows Chicago's annual homicides are half of what they were two decades ago. But increases in shootings and homicides in some neighborhoods tell a different story. Related:

Graphic: Annual homicides in Chicago since 1990.

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