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Clifford Covington Photo

First Stop: Harrison

Sweet Beginnings Helps Ex-Cons Turn Life Around

Clifford Covington left prison after 11 years and started searching for a future. Then he found the Sweet Beginnings program, and life got a lot better.

Photo: Clifford Covington inspects a bee hive. (Photo/Jill Wallace)

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Books on the El Photo

Second Stop: Jackson

Group Turns Trains into Rolling Libraries with Books on the L 

Commuters on Chicago CTA trains have been finding books left behind on seats, but it's no accident. A group has organized a book-sharing program on the trains and tweets to the hashtag #booksonthel.

Photo: Commuters share books by leaving them on El trains. (Photo/Marc Filippino)

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Bruce Rauner Photo

Third Stop: Election 2014 Coverage

It's Over: Rauner Wins, Quinn Finally Concedes 

Republican challenger Bruce Rauner won the Illinois gubernatorial race Tuesday night, but it took incumbent Pat Quinn until Wednesday afternoon to finally concede the race.

Photo: Bruce Rauner delivers his victory speech. (Photo/Roxane Pahldad)

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