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Eventos: Diviértase en la Cuadra de su Casa

NSN.- ¡Todos, a jugar basketball en la calle, este viernes!, eso es lo que desean los organizadores de “Hoops in the Hood” para distraer a los jóvenes y hacerlos competir en algo tan sano como es el deporte. continue reading »

Chicago Police Announce Official June 2010 Crime Statistics

CHICAGO- Today, Superintendent Jody P. Weis released official crime trends which emerged through the end of June 2010. Total crime dropped Citywide by 3.9 percent and was supported by a 10.6 percent drop in violent index offenses and 1.9 percent decrease in property index crimes. continue reading »

Bathhouse

Institution Named After Dr. Simon Baruch of New York, Initial Promoter, Who Is Present at Dedication. The Eleventh ward became the possessor of a municipal bathhouse last night and the several hundred residents who attended the opening at 1011 West Twentieth [Cullerton] Street had the novelty of seeing and meeting the man for whom the bath was named. continue reading »

DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Neighborhood

The Chicago Police Department will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the Shakespeare (014th) District beginning at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 16, 2010 and ending at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2010. continue reading »

Pilsen Blaze Injures 2

A Chicago firefighter and a teen were slightly injured in an extra-alarm fire at a three-story apartment building in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Near West Side. The teen, a 14-year-old boy who had to be rescued by firefighters from the first floor from the building where the fire started, suffered a minor leg injury and was taken to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago for treatment, fire officials said. continue reading »

Ghost Signs

Pilsen is a fascinating playground of both architecture and history for even those mildly interested in Chicago's past. Ghost signs are tangible pieces of history that allow for some detective work, which is part of the reason why I enjoy research so much. continue reading »

Little Village Priest on Hunger strike

Little Village Priest on Hunger strike

Rev Jose Landaverde has spent much of his life being an advocate for immigration reform. Since June 17, Landaverde has been on a diet of water and fruit juice. Landaverde is participating in a planned chain of hunger strikes, when he took over for Rev Martin Santellano . Supporters say Santellano went 32 days without solid food. continue reading »

The History of Back of the Yards

The Back of the Yards neighborhood was originally part of the Town of Lake until its annexation by Chicago in 1889. The expansion of the neighborhood began in the mid–nineteenth century with the establishment of the Union Stockyards and the concentration of railroads in the area. continue reading »

Community News: BYNC Ballet Folklorico Celebrates 16th Anniversary

Since 1994, the Ballet Folklorico has grown from a small after school program with less than 20 participants into an award-winning cultural dance group of almost 300 members, from toddlers to grandparents, that not only gives youth a positive after-school environment, continue reading »

Community News: Two Community Gardens

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council sponsors two community gardens in the Back of the Yards, one located at 5004 S Paulina, and one located at 4622 S Paulina. The gardens were established during the summer of 2009 by the BYNC staff, representatives from the University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener program, and 59 youth from the community, continue reading »

Pilsen - 12th District Most Wanted Fugitives

The following fugitives are wanted by the Chicago Police Department, anyone with information regarding these individuals should call 911 or the Wanted Tipline beneath the photos.

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Tax Incentives for Historic Preservation

With the largest National Register Historic District in the state, the community of Pilsen has great potential to beautify its historically significant housing stock by taking advantage of the tax incentives offered. continue reading »

Little Village - 10th District Most Wanted Fugitives

The following fugitives are wanted by the Chicago Police Department, anyone with information regarding these individuals should call 911 or the Wanted Tipline beneath the… continue reading »

14th District Most Wanted Fugitives

The following fugitives are wanted by the Chicago Police Department, Anyone with information regarding these individuals should call 911 or the Wanted Tipline beneath the photo.… continue reading »

Gage Park - 8th District Most Wanted Fugitives

The following fugitives are wanted by Chicago Police Department, District 8-Chicago Lawn  Anyone with information regarding these individuals should call 911 or the… continue reading »