The View from 71st and Jeffrey: A Chicago Neighborhood Reflects a Struggling Middle Class

Standing at the corner of 71st Street and Jeffery Boulevard in South Shore, the lakefront neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side where I grew up, it’s obvious that this once-important commercial and public crossroads has seen better days. South Shore’s only supermarket closed in 2013 and has not yet been replaced. Diagonally across the intersection from […]