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Shop Local 2022: A Pilsen, Little Village And Back Of The Yards Gift Guide

A wine club membership, coffee beans grown in Mexico and Back of the Yards-themed attire — this Southwest Side gift guide has something for everyone.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Ray Lopez Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Says Crowded Field Only Helps Lori Lightfoot

Lopez is "putting the city first" by removing himself from the ballot so there's less chance of a runoff, he wrote.

Citywide

Sale Of Damen Silos To MAT Asphalt Owner Protested By McKinley Park Environmental Group

“If the state wants to sell this property, the community must be at the table,” members of the group tweeted.

McKinley Park

Here’s How Mayor Lightfoot Will Pick The New 12th Ward Alderperson

Sitting Ald. George Cardenas is resigning Nov. 30 to join the Cook County Board of Review. His replacement will serve in City Council until the 2023 election.

Back of the Yards

Halloween And Día De Los Muertos In Chicago 2022: 70+ Events To Celebrate Around The City

There are trunk-or-treat events for kids throughout the city, Halloween parades, haunted houses and more this Halloween weekend.

Citywide

Looking To Trick-Or-Treat In Chicago? Here’s A Full List Of City-Sponsored ‘Halloweek’ Spots

Halloweek Oct. 22-31 will feature Halloween events across the city for kids and families — including 10,000 bags of Blommer's Chocolate candy and thousands of free costumes.

Citywide

Back Of The Yards Neighbors Resist Pitch To Incorporate Library Into Public Housing Development

Developers said adding the library to the Ashland Avenue project would save money, but at a meeting that drew hundreds, some residents said they want the library in its own building.

Back of the Yards

Residents Divided On Proposed Near South Side High School At Chinatown Town Hall

Despite moments of tension, some saw the meeting as a "good start" to find common ground as neighbors and organizers debate if the school should be built.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

More Than 1,400 Seats Remain Unfilled On Chicago’s Local School Councils

South and West side schools have the highest number of unfilled seats, particularly at schools in Garfield Park, Little Village, New City, Englewood, Roseland, Grand Crossing and Chatham.

Citywide

Plant Chicago’s Farmers Market To Host Free Store Pop-Up And Community Swap This Weekend

People can bring clothing, accessories, sports gear or small home appliances to swap with others.

Back of the Yards

City Leaders Aim To Pick Site For New Back Of The Yards Library By October: ‘Our Kids Deserve The Best Library In The World’

Residents have questioned for years why their neighborhood doesn't have its own freestanding public library.

Back of the Yards

Vicko Alvarez, Southwest Side Activist, Is Running For 15th Ward Alderwoman

Alvarez is the first to announce a candidacy for the 15th Ward, which will get a new alderperson with current Ald. Raymond Lopez running for mayor. Alvarez served as Ald. Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez's chief of staff.

Back of the Yards

Monthly Back Of The Yards Farmers Market Starts Friday

The market will be held monthly at 47th Street and Honore Avenue until October in partnership with Star Farm.

Back of the Yards

Learn Trauma-Informed Care, How To De-Escalate Conflicts With Free Mental Health Training On South, West Sides

"We've been hearing from the community, from leaders and from our providers that more mental health skill building training is needed."

Back of the Yards

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.

Back of the Yards

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.

Back of the Yards

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.

Back of the Yards

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.

Back of the Yards

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.

Back of the Yards

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.

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