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Election 2014 Preview Guide

Gov. Pat Quinn (above) and Bruce Rauner are in the costliest gubernatorial race in Illinois history. See how their campaigns compare. More:

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2 Chicago Beaches over Bacteria Limits

Montrose and South Shore beaches are over EPA standards for bacteria contamination, according to a study. How did your beach fare in the study? Story | Map | Video | More:

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Chicago Homicides on Steady Decline

Chicago homicides have dropped dramatically over the past 20 years, but a deeper look at the data shows disturbing trends. More maps:

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City Lags in Broken Sidewalk Repairs

The Chicago Stumbler and NBC 5 Investigates teamed to use public records on poor city sidewalk conditions. Related:

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