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Maya James, City Bureau

Ditch The Mall, Head To Swap-O-Rama: Chicago’s ‘Grandaddy Of Flea Markets’ Has Something For Everyone

From antiques and tools to original art, you can find everything under the sun at this sprawling Back of the Yards market.

Back of the Yards

Chicago Neighborhood Designs Often Ignore Back of the Yards, So This Artist Created His Own

“Pilsen had their thing. And Little Village had their thing," said Rolando Santoyo. "I [thought], ‘Man, how come we don’t have anything?’”

Back of the Yards