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Fiesta Back Of The Yards Kicks Off Friday With Music, Food, Carnival Rides And More

The annual fest will take over 47th Street Between Ashland and Damen avenues Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Plant Chicago’s Farmers Market Returns To Back Of The Yards With Produce, Baked Treats And More

The market kicks off Saturday at Davis Square Park and features locally grown produce, honey and flowers.

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South Side Book Fair Comes To Back Of The Yards Sunday Afternoon

People can buy books and other goods from local book vendors, participate in family-friendly activities and renew their library cards at the Sunday event.

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Help Back Of The Yards Dreamers Get College Scholarships At Whiner Beer Company Fundraiser

A $20 ticket to the Friday fundraiser inside The Plant includes food. All beer sales will support scholarships for students who cannot access traditional financial aid.

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This Self-Taught Gardener Is Beautifying Back Of The Yards And Helping Residents Reclaim Their Streets 1 Corner At A Time

Edgar Florentino is brightening up the neighborhood he grew up in by landscaping "hot corners" — streets where there is a lot of gun violence.

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Chicago Had 2 Mass Shootings In A Single Day: ‘Extremely Disheartening And Emotional’

Twenty-one people were shot — two fatally — Tuesday in Chicago. No one was in custody in two mass shootings that happened in Woodlawn and Back of the Yards.


Vulnerable Senior Went Missing Twice Because Of Inadequate Security At South Side Assisted Living Facility, Family Alleges In Lawsuit

A second lawsuit alleges New City Supportive Living in Back of the Yards failed to properly care for another resident who experienced physical injury and emotional harm.

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Back Of The Yards Affordable Housing, Community Hub Will Bring More Local Businesses To 47th Street

The vision for the 47th Street and Ashland Avenue corridor is expanding after city officials asked competing developers to team up for the ambitious project.

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Carnitas Uruapan Opening Little Village Restaurant, Sputnik Coffee Launching Flagship Cafe Thanks To City Grant

Another grantee, Esperanza Health, is using its $4.2 million grant to build a sprawling neighborhood health campus in Brighton Park.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

26 Community Development Projects Get $33.5 Million In City Funding

Neighborhood restaurants, businesses and community centers were awarded grants of up to $7 million as part of the Chicago Recovery Plan's community development initiative.


Family Of Back Of The Yards Mom Found Dead In Chicago River Fundraising For Her Funeral

Relatives of Karina Peña Alanis launched a GoFundMe this week to memorialize the mother of three, who was missing nearly two weeks before authorities found her body Friday morning in Pilsen.

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$60 Million Food Production Facility Coming To ‘Long-Abandoned,’ City-Owned Site On Southwest Side

Harvest Food Group will build the facility in New City, turning an 8.3-acre site into a 220,000-square-foot building focused on food production and storage, with public green space and landscaping.

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Back Of The Yards Neighborhood Council Will Get A New Home In Ashland Avenue Development

The development also will bring a performing arts center to the site of a former furniture store.

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Ald. Raymond Lopez, One Of Lori Lightfoot’s Fiercest Critics, Is Running For Mayor

The South Side alderman hopes his promise to be tough on crime can oust Mayor Lori Lightfoot from City Hall. "I am sick and tired of watching Chicago flounder at the hands of a rudderless ship,” he said.

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How Can Chicago Reduce Crime? Security Camera Plan A Start — But Neighbors Need To Work Together, SW Siders Say

Hundreds of Chicagoans attended a city-sponsored town hall to discuss strategies to stop crime. "The stronger relationship you have with your neighbor, the safer block you're going to be living on," one city leader said.

Midway, West Lawn

Inside A Chicago High School’s Year Of Uncertainty

Attendance is down. Behavioral issues are up. COVID has waned and surged. At Richards Career Academy, staff and students are forging ahead.

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Here’s How PAWS Chicago Helped A Sick Back Of The Yards Pup Recover For Free

Jesus Segoviano struggled to find low-cost care for 15-year-old Whiskey, who had a painful, potentially fatal dental infection. But PAWS is connecting low-income residents with care for their furry loved ones.

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Small Neighborhood Groups Can Get $10,000 For Summer Programs That Keep Young People Safe

Grants from the Chicago Fund in 2021 helped an East Garfield Park block club organize a block party and a North Lawndale anti-violence group put on community bike rides, a Juneteenth concert and a back-to-school event.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Back Of The Yards Family Lost Everything In A Devastating Fire. Here’s How You Can Help

The family was able to escape, but their dogs died in the fire. It's not the first time they've faced adversity — the family sued ICE and the city in 2017 after father Wilmer Catalan-Ramirez was wrongfully put in the Police Department's gang database.

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Anti-Dibs Alderman Throwing Away Items Used To Save Parking Spots On Snowy Southwest Side Streets

Nine truckloads of stuff have been carted out of Ald. Ray Lopez’s ward, which covers parts of Back of the Yards, Gage Park and Brighton Park.

Gage Park, Brighton Park
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