Finally Over

Bruce Rauner claimed victory, but Pat Quinn took his time conceding. (Photo/Emily Brosious)

Wrigley Demo

Wrigleyville is a construction zone, neighbors react. (Photo/Evan Walter)

Gun Violence

Storify of weekend shootings, homicides. (Photo/Alex Wroblewski)

The Red Line Project: Read more about the site.

CTA Crime Maps: Search maps of various crimes near CTA lines and stations.
Chicago Marathon 2013: Full coverage of the 2013 race. (Photo/Brianna Kelly)
Chicago Stumbler: The Tumblr blog features some of the city's worst sidewalks. Story
Bruce Rauner Photo

First Stop: Chicago

2014 Year-in-Review: Our Top Stories

2014 was a year of change. Illinois elected a new governor, Wrigley Field started its overhaul and the city faced new challenges while dealing with one of the worst winters in history. Our team of reporters, editors, photographers and data journalists captured it all.

Photo: Bruce Rauner awaits a question at the third debate with Pat Quinn. (Photo/Emily Brosious)

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Dominique Mitchell Photo

Second Stop: Monroe

Ambassadors Helping Keep Homeless in the Loop

Street Team Ambassadors, a one-year-old program started by the Chicago Loop Alliance, is keeping an eye on the homeless downtown while also providing guidance for tourists.

Photo: Street Team Ambassador Dominique Mitchell on patrol in Chicago's Loop. (Photo/Joseph Troiano)

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Clifford Covington Photo

Third 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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