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 exceeded the Beach Action Value, a protective threshold issued by the EPA. Related:
Photo: Montrose Beach is one of three dog beaches in the city. (Photo/Sadé Carpenter)
In the third in a series of stories on the changing landscape of Chicago, we look at what a renovated Wilson El stop would mean to Uptown businesses and residents.
Photo: The Wilson stop is ready to be torn down. (Photo/Geoffrey Clark)
In one of the worst winters in Chicago's history, many of the homeless sought refuge not in shelters or warming centers, but on CTA trains and subway platforms. Related:
Photo: Freddie, who's says he's homeless, rides the Red Line at night to stay warm. (Photo/Kenny Reiter)