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Do-Over for Nature, Convicts on Chicago’s Southeast Side

Chicago, IL

WBEZ –  A lot of attention has gone toward making the city’s emerald span of lakeside parks shine. But Chicago is also working to improve less well-known areas, including Hegewisch Marsh on the far Southeast Side. The marsh is an ecologically valuable wetland, but it was also a dumping ground for big-industry. Michael Puente reports those working to restore the area are looking for a second chance themselves.

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