The company I work for operates six newspapers, including one in the most western portion of Chicago. Austin Weekly News is a tiny paper, but it does a good job of reporting on issues there with its extremely limited staff. I sometimes feel guilty because I don’t spend very much time there. I certainly should. Photos are littered all over the place.
I was walking in the area today when I found a game of hoops in full action on Lotus St. near Washington Blvd. These fellows were not too sure about being photographed initially, but they eventually came around and welcomed me to stay. Most of my favorite photographs came from my courtside seat where a smoke break occasionally put a stop to the games.