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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, altares, and chile jalapeño cans doubling as flower pots and walls were all suspended from painted grey- brick walls. The small space which I had visited before, had become an ingeniously envisioned and […]

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BOTY celebrates community heroes

Back of the Yards residents came together on Wednesday, Oct. 18 to celebrate heroes of the community. Mauricio Hernandez, 19, was one of more than 15 youth in attendance at the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) Quarterly Council Meeting, where four 9th District police officers and Back of the Yards business owner Ricardo […]

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Celebración del 3er Aniversario de OPEN Center for the Arts

Exposición pictórica OPEN EYES 2214 S Sacramento Ave Chicago IL. 28 de junio 6:00 p.m. a 11:00 p.m. Hacemos una cordial invitación a la celebración del Tercer Aniversario de OPEN Center for the Arts. Para esta ocasión especial tendremos la exposición OPEN EYES que inauguraremos el próximo miércoles 28 de junio a partir de las […]

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Story-Collecting Storefront in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO, IL – “Chicago is a city where Mexicans are everywhere, we’ve been here and contributed so much to this city, but you really wouldn’t know it by looking at mainstream media or textbooks,” says Ricardo Gamboa, activist, director and playwright behind Meet Juan(ito) Doe, a play about Chicago’s Mexican-American and immigrant community. […]

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Peace initiative seeks to inspire inner city youth

The Chicago Area Project (CAP) and CAP Affiliate, South Shore Drill Team (SSDT), are partnering with The World Harmony Run to sponsor a Peace Tree Planting and March in response to recent summer violence today at 2:30 p.m. at the South Shore Drill Team Offices on 7218 S. Chicago Avenue, Chicago. The Peace Tree planting symbolizes bringing […]

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DUI Strike Force Patrol in the 10th district

The Chicago Police Department issued a statement saying it will conduct a DUI Strike Force Patrol in the 10th District this upcoming weekend. The DUI Strike Force Patrol will start at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 and will end at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. The purpose of this program is to saturate a […]