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Montrose Beach Chicago Photo

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 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)

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Wilson Red Line El Stop Photo

Second Stop: Wilson

Construction Looms, but Uptown Ready for Wilson Stop 

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)

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Chicago Homeless Photo

Third Stop: Wilson

The Forgotten Passengers

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)

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