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South Chicago finds new life after steel

South Chicago had been a proud working-class community for a century when the steel industry began a precipitous decline in the 1980s and early 1990s. The USX South Works mill, on the eastern edge of the community, employed 20,000 people at its peak but closed its gates in 1992. Other nearby mills including Wisconsin Steel also closed, leaving a shattered community of brownfields, empty stores and worn out housing.

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Two communities plan “all-in” safety initiatives 4/18/2013

LISC Chicago and its neighborhood partners will launch an all-at-once approach to reducing violent crime, hoping to turn the tide in North Lawndale and South Chicago.


A safe place to play 2/19/2013

Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood organizations, with LISC Chicago and NCP, will soon embark on another season of PlayStreets, in which streets are temporarily closed to traffic to allow residents to participate in organized fitness activities.


Sacred spaces as 'keepers of the culture' 9/14/2012

Partnership in South Chicago, Logan Square is ‘marrying’ artists and arts organizations with unused and underused religious spaces


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