East Chicago-born DJ Drip balances business studies at Columbia College with a rapidly growing music career.
Residents from the West Calumet community in East Chicago are scattering across the region as they flee dangerously contaminated homes.
Altgeld Gardens is a poor place for relocation, residents say.
Photo Issue 2012: reader-submitted images honoring Chicago’s quiet-but-worthy moments
Photography by Lloyd DeGrane. Text by Kari Lydersen.