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Uptown was a battle zone! Today, Chicago's Uptown community is more known for it's jazz clubs and coffee houses than it's gang wars. This area is one example of how the City of Chicago is eliminating it's ghettos - almost overnight. The cleanup effort is good for the city, but the blood lost here battling for these blocks should not be forgotten.

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Chicago Uptown Gangs

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This is a series of photos taken in Uptown - Sunnyside and Magnolia - from the early 80's through the end of 2000. These photos show old Uptown prior to the gentrification that took place. Today, Uptown is a high rent district of the City of Chicago.