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Building future basketball champions

Annual program teaches teamwork, builds community Last Saturday, July 12 all hands were on deck for the Hoops in the Hood program in Back of the Yards. Four local teams have signed up so far, representing different organizations and churches from throughout the community, including Holy Cross, St. Michael’s, Chicago Police Kids and Kops and […]

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PlayStreets Kicks Off New Season (PHOTOS)

A program that promotes healthy activities for youth and safe spaces to play in neighborhoods around the city is back for another season The block of 3000 South Hamlin Avenue near the Gary/Ortiz Elementary School campus in Little Village isn’t usually a place where you’d find children playing on the street. There’s too much traffic. […]

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New Soccer Field in Little Village Gives Neighborhood Kids a Place to Play

Families in Little Village now have a new public recreational space. On Thursday, Aug. 29, representatives of Enlace Chicago, Beyond the Ball, Ald. Ricardo Muñoz and members of the community inaugurated a new artificial turf soccer field in the campus of Ortiz and Gary Elementary schools on 31st Street and Lawndale. Two years in the […]

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Little Village Marches for Peace

In response to the surge of violence this summer, Little Village residents, activists and local organizations came together for a community forum urging neighborhood residents to come together in search of anti-violence solutions. The forum was the beginning of a series of community meetings to keep residents informed and create neighborhood building activities such as […]