New series takes a closer look at Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood

December 12, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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'Auburn Gresham, Chicago' is a new multimedia series profiling the South Side neighborhood through the personal stories.

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. But as important as they are to the city’s economy, politics and culture, Chicagoans do not always see them as distinct places. Take Auburn Gresham, a South Side neighborhood centered around 79th Street. The community is rich in character and characters; but Auburn Gresham generally flies under the radar for Chicagoans who do not live there. Journalist Bill Healy set out to change that. All this week, Eight Forty-Eight will get to know the people who live and work in Auburn Gresham through the photographs and stories Healy collected for the new series, Auburn Gresham, Chicago. Eight Forty-Eight sat down for a brief chat with Bill Healy to find out what drew him to Auburn Gresham.