On the evening of December 18, 2007, 17-year-old Michael York was found dead in a North Lawndale alley. York wasn't from Chicago. He was from St. Charles, an affluent suburban community west of the city. He died after taking heroin. York is just one of many young people in Chicago's suburbs who have succumbed to the drug. Bryan Smith profiles some of these people in the November edition of Chicago magazine.
He joins us to talk more about his story, “Trashed.”