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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 FINAL ROUND! Best of Chicago 2019 | Vote 9/15-10/21 - Party 11/19, Thalia Hall

From the Archive

  • John Williams's lost space-funk classic from "Return of the Jedi."
  • 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.
  • 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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