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Annual fair promotes Back to School readiness

With 29 resource tables and fresh market goods, the 2017 Back of the Yards (BOTY) Back to School Fair was the place to be for residents and families in the neighborhood. The annual back to school fair was held on Saturday, Sept. 2 and gave away more than 800 bookbags filled with school supplies. Every […]

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Residents Question Rahm’s New Anti-Violence Initiative

  New program promises to fight violence in the city’s high crime neighborhoods, replaces anti-violence initiatives residents say were working A new partnership between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is expected to fight the violence in some of Chicago’s high crime neighborhoods. The Community Anti-violence and Restoration Effort (CARE) […]

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Monthly EAVI/CAPS Meeting Report: Halloween Safety

In efforts to keep residents informed and discuss ways to increase safety in the neighborhood while helping eliminate and displace crime in the area, the Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative and CAPS held once again their monthly meeting at Chavez Multicultural Academy. The following is a recap of the Sept. 6 meeting: CAPS Update: With Halloween around […]

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Monthly 9th District EAVI Meeting Report: Back to School Safety, Community Involvement

Each month, the 9th District Expanded Anti-Violence Initiative (EAVI) meets at Chavez Multicultural Academy to discuss to ways to reduce, displace and eliminate crime in the area. This month, community residents and leaders gathered to talk about back to school safety and ways the community could get involved to reduce crime. The following is a […]