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Volunteers team up to beautify the community

More than 100 volunteers spent their Saturday morning beautifying the neighborhood on April 26 as a part of Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) Comcast Cares Day. Volunteers gathered at the new Back of the Yards high school where they selected from three different projects, including litter clean-up, painting over graffiti, and tree and […]

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Affordable Care Act update from the BYNC ACA outreach coordinator

1. With less than 1 month left before ACA open enrollment closes, what should consumers know? Consumers need to know March 31st is the last day to select a plan from the Marketplace. The Affordable Care Act/Obamacare provides a new tax credit to help consumers afford health coverage purchased through the Marketplace. According to the […]

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BYNC examines ways to improve Internet access for local businesses

The importance of reliable, high speed internet communications for business success cannot be stressed enough.  Entrepreneurs now say the Internet is the most important marketing tool for their companies, according to a new survey. The Capital Access Network Small Business Barometer, a quarterly poll of 250 business owners nationwide who accept credit cards from customers […]

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ACA enrollment challenges: Marketplace registration slow amid rough website rollout

Rolling out the new health care law across the nation and in the state hasn’t been easy. Aside from the overwhelming marketplace selection process, the system set in place has had many issues. For many customers looking to get the best coverage, healthcare.gov has been nothing but headaches. Many complained the website has been too […]

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A letter from the BYNC president

  This year the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council will embark on its 75th year of service, giving us a chance to reflect on the past, think about the present and plan for the future. This milestone is a reminder of how influential the organization has been throughout the years. The BYNC was formed […]

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Reflecting on 75 years of impact

Milestone marks a journey from organizing to service delivery in an immigrant community The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, a community organization that became a model for other neighborhood councils across the country, is celebrating its 75 years of service this year. The organization was first founded out of a vision to empower residents […]

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First Back of the Yards farmers market open in time for fall harvest (PHOTOS)

While some farmers markets in the city are getting ready to wrap up their season by the end of October, a new one is just starting in Back of the Yards. Friday Sept. 6 marked the beginning of the community’s first farmers market  This new local market offers fresh and colorful produce harvested from an […]

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An Interview with One of the Organizers of Fiesta Back of the Yards

Fiesta Back of the Yards has traditionally been the biggest celebration in the neighborhood. This year, according to Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council’s estimates, the festival attracted about 300 thousand people. The Gate spoke with one of the BYNC Fiesta organizers and SSA 10 Coordinator, Fabiola Flores, about what it takes to put this […]

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Hoops in the Hood Returns

The traveling basketball tournament returns to Back of the Yards and surrounding communities Designated neighborhood blocks will soon close down in various communities around the city, making way for the annual Hoops in the Hood, a traveling basketball tournament aimed to deter youth from gangs and drugs while promoting a healthy lifestyle. This year, Back […]

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SSA #39 Develops Plan to Improve Commercial Strip Along Archer Avenue

“You can make it look better in your neighborhood, specifically along Archer Avenue,” said Kevin Clark to a group of small business owners during a business-networking event at Don Rafa’s – a local restaurant located in Brighton Park. Clark, a representative from Lakota Group – a company specializing in improving communities through sustainable planning, urban […]