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Chicago Hustles

Meet Floyd (not his real name), a self-described "cigarette hustler" and part of Chicago's thriving underground economy, where goods and services -- legal and illegal -- are sold under the radar.

2005 / Ann Heppermann / Kara Oehler / Chicago Matters, Chicago Public Radio, USA

Meet Floyd (not his real name), a self-described "cigarette hustler" and part of Chicago's thriving underground economy, where goods and services -- legal and illegal -- are sold under the radar.

Floyd tours Chicago's underground from street corners to bars to motel rooms, where you can buy everything from discount pharmaceuticals to candy to sex.

Chicago Hustles was edited by Jad Abumrad.


produced by

Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler was a final-round judge for the 2008 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.


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