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Back of the Yards Boy Hit With Baseball Bat

Back of the Yards Boy Hit With Baseball Bat

Wednesday, after being hit with a baseball bat, a 17-year-old boy is on life support at Advocate Christ Medical Center. One his way home from school, the boy was attacked when a red vehicle pulled up next to him in continue reading »

UPDATE: Brighton Park: Teen Boy is Shot

UPDATE: Wentworth Area Detectives confirm that charges and an arrest have been made in the murder of Frankie Zamudio. Alberto Mangual is in custody and charged with the murder. Original: A teen boy was shot in the back and seriously wounded Sunday night in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the 4600 block of South California Avenue about 9:24 p.m. continue reading »

Gobernador Pat Quinn Anuncia Inversión de 50 Millones en Ayuda a Barrios Necesitados en Chicago

El Gobernador del estado de Illinois Pat Quinn, anunció hoy el inicio de un esfuerzo global para ayudar a fortalecer y revitalizar las comunidades urbanas de Illinois. continue reading »

COMMUNITY:  Volunteer Opportunities Available

With funding from LISC/Americorps, the BYNC has recently hired a volunteer coordinator to work with the Back of the Yards/New City Task Force to organize and create opportunities for community residents to volunteer. Together we can make the Back of the Yards a better place! continue reading »

CPS and District to “Rescind the Discharges of Tenured Teachers”

CPS and District to “Rescind the Discharges of Tenured Teachers”

Chicago Public School (CPS) CEO Ron Huberman says the district will appeal a judge’s decision on the dismissal of teachers earlier this year. Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that 749 teachers were wrongly dismissed when the continue reading »

MOVIE:  Local Makes Movie Filmed in Logan Square and Pilsen

MOVIE:  Local Makes Movie Filmed in Logan Square and Pilsen

Carmen Marron grew up in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, and her film “Go For It!” brought her back to the area as it was filmed in Logan Square, Pilsen, Wicker Park, and Bucktown, and is being shown at the AMC River East. continue reading »

CPS:  Local Chef Visits Humboldt Park School

CPS: Local Chef Visits Humboldt Park School continue reading »

COMMUNITY: (Logan Square) Orchard Project to be Completed Soon

COMMUNITY: (Logan Square) Orchard Project to be Completed Soon

Along the Blue Line at Milwaukee and Logan Boulevard there currently lays food wrappers, tires, paper, graffiti and other discarded junk, but a single sign gives the neighborhood hope for the future of the site. continue reading »

UPDATE: Heat Turned Off at Site of Pilsen School Sit-In

UPDATE: Heat Turned Off at Site of Pilsen School Sit-In

Monday, at the request of CPS, People’s Gas shut off the gas to Whittier Elementary’s field house in preparation for the building’s demolition, said a People’s Gas spokesman. For almost three weeks, parents have been living in Whittier Elementary Scho continue reading »

Rahm Emanuel Visita Pilsen en el Suroeste de Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Visita Pilsen en el Suroeste de ChicagoEl ex-jefe del gabinete de la Casa Blanca Rahm Emanuel visitó en la mañana del Lunes el vecindario de Pilsen, buscando conquistar el voto de los Latinos para las próximas elecciones a la alcaldía de Chicago. continue reading »

Rahm Emmanuel “Listening Tour” of Pilsen

Rahm Emmanuel "Listening Tour" of Pilsen continue reading »

Dominican Republic President Visits Chicago Over the Weekend

Dominican Republic President Visits Chicago Over the Weekend

On the last leg of his 13-day US tour, Dominican President Leonel Fernandez visited Chicago and threw out the first pitch at the Cellular Field on Saturday where the White Sox played the Cleveland Indians continue reading »

Chicago Neighborhood Revealed As Most Dangerous In U.S.

For the 2nd year in a row, Dr. Andrew Schiller and his team at neighborhoodscout.com, based on FBI data from all 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, determined the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods with the highest predicted rates of violent crimes in America. continue reading »

HEALTH:  Vida/SIDA Launches New Programs

Grassroots community agency, Vida/SIDA, based in Humboldt Park, will be launching three new programs that seek to enhance HIV education and reconstruct the West Side neighborhood into a safer place for the young LGBT. The first of the three p continue reading »

Humboldt Park Pastor Looks to Join Chicago Mayoral Race

Perhaps the most interesting of all who have joined the Chicago mayoral race is Pentecostal Pastor Wilfredo de Jesús. De Jesús, who is nicknamed Choco, is the controversial leader of the New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt continue reading »