The theme of place and identity is powerfully revealed through first hand accounts from the people and personalities who have transformed the city through their vision and ingenuity. The Chicago Treasures
series focuses on Chicagoans who have imagined what Chicago could be - people whose work has defined the city, while the city has defined their work. From architects who have built the City's skyline to journalists and authors who give voice to people and places to entrepreneurs who give strength to the City of Big Shoulders and to artists who draw from and interpret the City's inner spirit, this series will frame the question: Why Chicago?
It is often said that the essence of Chicago can be found in its working class neighborhoods. That sensibility has inspired countless writers and musicians over the years, including artist Tony Fitzpatrick
and musician Jon Langford