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Chicago Cab Drivers Chase the American Dream

Story, photos and video by Morgan Ottier, Kara Schawk and Mary Beth Weissmueller

There are 2.7 million people in the Chicago metropolitan area. In a city of this size, it is often easy for people to overlook the stories behind the faces they only have short encounters with each day – including Chicago cab drivers.

Over the course of one night, ChicagoStorytelling’s team traveled five miles in three taxis and learned the stories of three immigrants driving those cabs … and their chase for the “American Dream.”

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