Chicago’s State Street: Communities in Transition

By Emily Brosious, Sade Carpenter, Corbin Knipp and Wendy Rosen
Mar. 4, 2013

State Street starts in downtown Chicago and runs all the way to the city’s far south side. The north side of State Street has seen a major revitalization over the past few years, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The south side of State Street has seen a different change. Housing projects that once lined South State were demolished during the 2000’s. The communities that run along this road have become safer but far more desolate. As North State Street has grown increasingly abundant, South State Street remains largely dominated by abandoned buildings, empty lots and open space…..This is a story of the people who live and work in communities along South State Street.

*Click anywhere on the map to view this interactive story.

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