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Auburn Gresham Comes Alive Through 5 Personal Stories

A young performer from the South Shore Drill team waits patiently to entertain thousands at the Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance Festival.

Bill Healy

Chicago's South Side neighborhoods are often - unfairly - lumped together as one big homogenous place. But the South Side is a patchwork of distinct neighborhoods, filled with the kinds of characters and day-to-day stories that don’t always make headlines.

Today we begin a series from the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, told through the stories of people who live, work, and play there.

Auburn Gresham comes alive here through the personal stories of five people: a high school student, a fitness club owner, a House music legend, a 20-something journalist, and an elderly disabled artist.

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Keywords: Auburn Gresham, Bill Healy, National Public Radio, NPR, WBEZ

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