Touring South Shore: Terror Town's troubles

For South Shore to rebound, someone will have address the problems of “Terror Town,” an area plagued with boarded-up buildings and open-air drug markets, says Jeff Heilbrunn. Heilbrunn, a marketing adviser for Builders Center of Chicago, grew up in this section of South Shore — a four-block by four-block zone bounded by 75th Street, 79th Street, Yates Boulevard, and Colfax Avenue — back in the ’50s and ’60s. He took me through some of its streets last week in search of his old home on Colfax.

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