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Building brains all summer long

Summer vacation has just begun. Long lazy days for children to chase the ice cream truck and play in the open fire hydrant, right? Not if they’re going hold on to what they learned during the school year. (Not to mention if there’s going to be water in the hydrant when your house is the […]

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New library opens in Back of the Yards

The new Back of the Yards Library official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday, Aug. 7. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) President Craig Chico, neighborhood residents and other officials were in attendance. The new library is co-located on the new, state-of-the-art Back […]

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New Back of the Yards High School Slated for IB Curriculum, will Host Neighborhood Library

Audio: New High school press conference. Tuesday June 12, 2012 The uncertain future of the new high school in Back of the Yards seemed a bit less foggy after Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced the opening of the new high school in the fall of 2013—the first to also host a […]

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Local Elementary School Gets Book Donation While Back of the Yards Library Remains Closed

Primary grade students at Cesar E. Chavez Multicultural Academy smiled as each received a new book to add to their personal libraries on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Part of a digital literacy initiative, the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation offered Chavez students and thousands of other Chicago Public School students book donations. But as schools […]