Taking a look back at Chicago’s year in news, 2013 had no shortage of stories that shocked, delighted, saddened and intrigued us.
Some stories, like the introduction of Divvy bike share (now on pace to become the largest bike sharing program in North America) gave us something to cheer for; other stories, like the slaying of 15-year-old inaugural performer Hadiya Pendleton at a Bronzeville park, broke our hearts.
In all, the following stories were among the most important, most affecting and most-read in 2013. For many of them, the stories aren’t finished either, so we’ve updated each with the latest info on where the big stories of the year stand heading into 2014.
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