This version of Chicago is tough and lethal ... with a promise of joy ahead

The opening hour of cable's "The Chi" was a tough ride, but underneith the tragedy were great characters ... and a promise of better things ahea. You can still catch the opener (which reruns almost every night this week) and stop reading when you get to the spoiler alert. Or read the whole thing and start with the second episode, at 10 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 14) on Showtime. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes