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McKinley Park’s Razzmatazz & Chicago Indoor Sports welcome new General Manager

Located on Chicago’s South Side McKinley Park neighborhood, Razzmatazz is a 20,000-square foot indoor entertainment complex filled with games, attractions, and slides…

BOTY’s First Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The blustery winds didn’t stop hundreds of neighborhood students and their families from decorating holiday trees for the first annual tree lighting…

Arts and Entertainment

McKinley Park’s Razzmatazz & Chicago Indoor Sports welcome new General Manager

Located on Chicago’s South Side McKinley Park neighborhood, Razzmatazz is a 20,000-square foot indoor entertainment complex filled with games, attractions, and slides…

Meet Juan(ito) Doe Review

I walked into the small storefront turned “story front,” and a sense of wonder immediately washed over me. Shopping carts, bikes, cortinas,…

News

BOTY’s First Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

The blustery winds didn’t stop hundreds of neighborhood students and their families from decorating holiday trees for the…

Meet Juan(ito) Doe Review

I walked into the small storefront turned “story front,” and a sense of wonder immediately washed over me.…

BOTY Coffeehouse and Roastery give back to the community

Owners of Back of the Yards Coffee House and Roastery, Mayra Hernandez and Jesse Iniguez presented their first…

Seward students counter narrative in BOTY

Growing up in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, you can expect the scent of Fabuloso or PineSol to be…

BOTY celebrates community heroes

Back of the Yards residents came together on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to celebrate heroes of the community. Mauricio…

TAMED: An Interview with Oaxacan artist Ricardo Angeles

Oaxacan artist, Ricardo Angeles spent the month of September working on canvases in preparation for his first solo…

Events

Annual fair promotes Back to School readiness

With 29 resource tables and fresh market goods, the 2017 Back of the Yards (BOTY) Back to School…

Morelia artist 2MIL debuts first solo show at Pilsen Outpost

Herson Aldair Piñon also known as “2MIL” is a 23-year-old self- taught artist from Morelia, Mexico. He has…

Ruido Fest 2017

Imagine the reverberation  from the echo of more than 1,000 souls, fans blasting out loud and making you feel…

Ruido Fest Interview with Jessica Hernandez

Jessica Hernandez from Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas is a Gothic soul-pop band from Detroit Michigan. Jessica Hernandez…

One Summer in Back of the Yards

  BYNC launched Hoops in the Hood on Saturday, July 8th with a registration event at the Back…

Local businesses are granted awards for business upgrades

The Back of the Yards College Prep’s gymnasium looked more like a convention center room than a high…