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BOTY Coffeehouse and Roastery give back to the community

Owners of Back of the Yards Coffee House and Roastery, Mayra Hernandez and Jesse Iniguez presented their first donation award to the Kids Cafe program of Casa Romero on Saturday, Sept. 30. Sr. Angie Kolancinski from Holy Cross, received the $500 donation. Kids Cafe of Casa Romero is an after-school program that serves the youth […]

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Social service organizations shocked by sudden budget cuts

Chants of “we are essential” filled the air as hundreds of nonprofit leaders, advocates and families rallied outside the Thompson Center Wednesday, April 8 against sudden cuts to social service programs by Gov. Bruce Rauner on Good Friday. Local organizations citywide said they were shocked when they received notices late in the afternoon on Good […]