Getting out of the city is one thing. Getting away from it is another.
The Chicago River is being reborn. To journey along it is to see the city’s future—and feel the undertow of its past.
An hour from Chicago sits a town started by a runaway slave that ranks as one of the nation’s poorest places. Where running water and electricity are not givens. There, amid the broken promises of outside help, you will find a remarkable spirit of resiliency. Welcome to Pembroke.