Editor's note: This story was a call for help to complete a story about the expressway's impact on the South Side. That story is now complete. A hearty thanks to everyone who helped with stories and leads!
Do you or your family members remember the South Side before the Dan Ryan Expressway was built? We want stories of what life was like on the ground in the neighborhoods surrounding the expressway changed the city forever. (Where exactly is the Dan Ryan? Check out page 10 of this traffic decoder map to see the span of it)
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This story will air on Wednesday, June 5, during The Afternoon Shift. It’s part of a special collaboration between Curious City and the University of Chicago. We’re working with the students in a class called “Buildings as Evidence” to answer six questions about Chicago and this is one of them.
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Their findings will be posted on WBEZ.org in early June.
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