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Gov. Pat Quinn Photo

First Stop: Election 2014

Tracking the 2014 Illinois Midterm Elections

After one of the lowest voter turnouts for a primary, the Illinois governor's race is already the costliest in state history. Our Data/Chicago team analyzes the key races and issues. Related:

Photo: Gov. Pat Quinn, who is trailing in the polls. (Photo/Emily Brosious)

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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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Barack Obama Photo

Third Stop: The Economy

Obama Touts Economic Progress During Northwestern Speech

President Obama finished his two-day swing through Chicago with a speech on the economy at Northwestern University. The 54-minute talk touched on minimum wage, Obamacare, student debt, equitable salaries and entrepreneurship.

Photo: President Obama at Northwestern's Cahn auditorium. (Photo/Scott Sutton)

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