Chicago's homeless ride the El to stay warm in the winter. (Photo/Wikimedia Commons)
Searchable maps near stations. (Photo/Mike Reilley)
Tumblr blog documents poor conditions.
In one of the worst winters in Chicago's history, many of the homeless sought refuge not in shelters or warming centers, but on CTA trains and subway platforms. Related:
Photo: Freddie, who's says he's homeless, rides the Red Line at night to stay warm. (Photo/Kenny Reiter)
Oracle Productions, a storefront theater in Wrigleyville, doesn't charge admissions to its shows. Instead, it fundraises and asks for donations to support performances.
Photo: Oracle Productions' "The Mother." (Photo courtesy Joe Mazza/Brave Lux)
The Red Line Project site launched in 2011 with a project examining small business along the Red Line during a struggling economy. Three years later, we take another look at small business as the overall economy improves. More businesses:
Photo: Tenenbaum Hardware on West Belmont Avenue. (Photo/Emily Gilmer)