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First Stop: Chicago Violence

Storify: Seven Months of Chicago Weekend Shootings, Homicides

An archive of seven months of social media coverage of Chicago homicides and shootings. Related:

 Photo: Police section off a crime scene. (Photo/Alex Wroblewski)

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Second Stop: 63rd Street

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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Third Stop: Chicago 3.0

Jackson Park Getting $12 Million Eco-Makeover

In the fourth installment of our Chicago 3.0 series, we look at a Jackson Park eco-restoration project that's kicking off in December and the soft launch of Maggie Daley Park downtown.

Photo: The project will reshape Jackson Park's landscape. (Photo/Michael Bussey)

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