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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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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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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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Residents, business owners alarmed by attempted robbery on 47th Street

Back of the Yards residents and business owners were alarmed Wednesday by a recent attempted robbery at N&P Jewelry, a local jewelry shop on 47th Street. According to a statement from the Chicago Police Department, an unknown male offender entered a business located on the 1700 block of W. 47th St., on Jan. 14 at […]

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Start your summer fest season with Fiesta Back of the Yards

For more than 20 years, thousands of people have flocked to 47th Street for the annual Fiesta Back of the Yards and this June, the tradition continues. The annual festival features activities for the entire family, including talent shows, clowns, carnival rides, food and the BYNC’s award-winning Ballet Folklorico dancers. Food vendors will serve traditional […]