Englewood is something of a mini-Detroit. Well into the second half of the 20th century, the area centered around 63rd and Halsted was dynamic and prosperous. But in more recent times, the community has struggled to overcome a host of urban problems.
This is the most remote corner of Chicago. You’re 22 miles from State and Madison, you can drop a coin and have it roll into Indiana– yet you’re still within the city’s corporate limits. You must be in Hegewisch.
How well did you find your way around 1975 Chicago? 63rd and Halsted was once the busiest shopping district outside downtown. When the local stores began to lose business to the suburbs, the bus-mall and the fancy street lights were the city's attempt to stabilize the area.
Bernie Mac is getting a Chicago street named after him in a posthumous honor from his hometown.The stand-up comedian was born in Chicago and developed his stand-up routines in clubs on the city's South Side.Mac died in 2008 at the age of 50.