The Chicago skyline. The city's police chief says his officers can't keep up with the number of illegal weapons on the city's streets. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Workers shrink-wrap products at the Sertoma Centre outside Chicago. Sertoma provides employment opportunities to about 250 people with disabilities through subcontracting jobs. Courtesy of Sertoma Centre hide caption

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About 1,000 homes were damaged or destroyed by a tornado in Washington, Ill., last November. Some senators are pushing for a better disaster formula for communities to get financial help. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Eliot Ness is credited with assembling a team of federal agents who took down Al Capone in Chicago in the 1930s. The Plain Dealer/Landov hide caption

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Yuvania Maldonado, a counselor for President Obama's health care law, speaks with Chicago taxi driver Mohammad Chaudri at a city office where taxi drivers go to renew their license. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Many consumers don't check their credit card bills carefully — which makes it easy to miss fraudulent charges. iStockphoto hide caption

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Pictures of Chicago residents who have died by gunfire are posted on the city's South Side. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The owners of Women and Children First, Chicago's famed feminist bookstore, are looking to sell. Kevin Zolkiewicz/Flickr.com hide caption

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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says police have at least 108 examples of shootings or murders in 2013 alone that would not have happened if the proposed mandatory minimum sentencing law was in effect. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Researchers say that in Milwaukee County, more than half of all black men in their 30s and 40s had been incarcerated at some point. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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