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Ode to the Green Line 3

A vital—and vexing—vehicle that connects Chicago’s Black communities on the south and west sides
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From the Archive

  • John Williams's lost space-funk classic from "Return of the Jedi."
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  • This was supposed to be the story of the Jackson Five’s first single, cut in Chicago in 1967. But while writing it, Jake Austen picked up the trail of a tape nobody knew existed: the earliest known studio recording of Michael Jackson and his brothers.
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  • Photographer Rick Majewski captures the neighborhood's spectacular Independence Day parties, as American flags are hoisted, Mexican food is served up, and amateur fireworks displays erupt on block after block.
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