Back of the Yards
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.