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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 »

Most Wanted: 9th District Fugitives

9th District Most Wanted Fugitives continue reading »

Victoria Beer Makes Its Exclusive Debut in Chicago

Victoria Beer Makes Its Exclusive Debut in Chicago

Mexico's best-kept secret and one of its finest beers, Victoria, will make its long awaited official debut in the U.S. this month. Crown Imports, U.S. importer of the premium portfolio of international beer brands, announced today the highly-anticipated U.S. arrival of popular Mexican beer... continue reading »

Crime: 33-year-old Man Shot in Back of the Yards

Friday night a 33-year-old man was shot while walking on Chicago's Southwest Side in the Back of the Yards neighborhood at about 9:10 p.m. continue reading »

Crime: Teen Shot in Back of the Yards

A 16-year old teen was shot and wounded on his lower leg while walking through the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the 5100 block of Wood Street at 3:57 p.m. continue reading »

West Humboldt Park Death Results in Lawsuit Against City

A friend of the family of a 55-year-old man who was killed in his West Humboldt Park sweet shop last year is suing the city for taking too long to respond to the 911 call that could have saved his life, according to a lawsuit filed today. continue reading »