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Back of the Yards Remains in the Middle of a Ward Puzzle. Now What?

After a number of public hearings, map proposals and residents’ plea for unification, Back of the Yards’ newly drawn ward division brought disappointment to many. BYNC president Craig Chico believes the neighborhood lacked a representing voice when decisions were made behind closed doors. “I think [Back of the Yards] was the unfortunate victim of lack […]

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Residents Express Concern Over Proposed Ward Maps in Second Remapping Hearing

Chicago’s South Side residents crowded into Progressive Baptist Church on Thursday, Jan. 12, taking turns expressing their discontent over proposed ward maps to aldermen at the second public hearing for the city’s ward remapping process. While multiple ward maps have been introduced, including the Black Caucus’ Map for a Better Chicago, the Latino Caucus’ Taxpayer […]

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Track E System Shows Positive Results, Local School Struggles with Heat

While some Chicago students are still enjoying the last weeks of summer others have begun working on their first homework assignments, adjusting to the first weeks back at school. Track E schools, a newer system with a less extended summer break and more one-week breaks throughout the school year, began classes on August 8 for […]