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South Chicago slideshow

Despite the loss of the once-mighty USX Steel plant, South Chicago remains vibrant, with a lively business strip, century-old and brand-new homes, and improved parks and schools.

Photos by Eric Young Smith and others

  • Land under the skyway

  • USX site

  • Commercial Avenue businesses

  • New homes amid old

  • Under construction

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Building leadership

  • Community garden

  • Russell garden

  • Smiling faces

  • Proposed mini-preserve

  • Kids enjoy SUCCESS

  • Art center

  • Community newspaper

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