Yesterday, a boy was grazed by a bullet that went through the window of a CTA bus at the above intersection. The gun that fired the bullet belonged to a man who fired it from two blocks south. When I first started taking photos in 2010, I was mesmerized by the car wash sign. It fell apart over the years.
The man pictured was named Willy Jackson. He died during a heat wave in July of 2012, a diabetic who likely did not hydrate well enough. That's his lunch bag, that's the pole for the bus stop, and Willy was 36 when he died. I've always saved that photo of Willy Jackson because this way I know that he is remembered.