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Seward students counter narrative in BOTY

Growing up in a predominantly Mexican neighborhood, you can expect the scent of Fabuloso or PineSol to be paired with music-especially on weekends-like it’s a ritual. “Every time I hear music coming from a house I think that their mom or their dad is making them clean or something,” said Nancy Mejia, 12. Mejia is […]

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BOYCP celebrates first graduating class

Around this time four years ago, the Back of the Yards College Preparatory High School (BOYCP) was in its final stages of completion. Fast forward to June 10, 2017, and the first graduating class was on the campus football field ready to take their seats as they prepare to make their parents, peers and community proud. […]

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Fiesta Back of the Yards 2017

CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, June 9, the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC), will host the 27th Annual “Fiesta Back of the Yards,”  a three-day street festival featuring live entertainment, rides & games, dozens of food vendors, Miss Back of the Yards and “Miss Belleza Chiquita” pageants, contest and talent show.  The festival […]

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Back of the Yards’ very own launch new cafe

Once the home to the Union Stockyards, Back of the Yards is now home to its newest and only coffee shop dedicated to bringing artisanal coffee to the neighborhood. The Back of the Yards Coffeehouse and Roastery, 2059 W. 47th Street, celebrated its grand opening on Sat. May 13, 2017. Mayra Azucena Hernandez is a […]

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Op-ed: Undocumented Central American minors in Chicago

Recently, the news has been full of headlines about thousands of young, undocumented children coming to the U.S. border from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. According to a July CNN news story, U.S. officials estimate between 60,000 and 80,000 children will leave their countries and travel unaccompanied to the United States, fleeing violence in their […]

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Voices of the Community/Voces de la Comunidad

Jose G. Guadalupe Salazar I’m so frustrated. Did my appointment in Carbondale. In this location it looks like they don’t want to give nobody licenses. They see my documents and they ask for more. I drove for five hours for nothing and the web is not working now. Estoy frustrado. Hice mi cita en Carbondale. […]

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Local street performers share their story

To the editor: My wife and I were surprised and delighted when you recognized us on the street and encouraged us to share our story in The Gate. Here is part of our story and discussion. Smash went the bricks through our French downstairs windows on a summer night in 1991. Our home, back then […]