Hegewisch South Shore 

If you mention Hegewisch to the average Chicagoan who isn’t from the South Side you might get a blank stare. It’s not surprising as this tiny Chicago neighborhood is tucked into the far southeast side of the city up against the border with Indiana. As you approach this working-class community via the South Shore Line train from the Loop, you’ll pass by Lake Calumet, the massive Chicago Assembly Plant (part of the Ford empire) and the rather idyllic Hegewisch Marsh Park, among other curiosities.