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Residents denied entry to Southwest Side charter school proposal hearing

After over 100 neighborhood residents were locked out of a community hearing on proposals for new charter schools on Monday, members of CPS’s Neighborhood Advisory Council announced that a second hearing would be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. at Kelly High School. Following a press conference prior to the beginning of the […]

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What’s up with that? Local youth step up for their communities

By the time you read this column, Chicago’s primary election results will be in. We’ll know who won some hotly contested Northwest Side primary races. We’ll also know how successful grassroots groups like the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council were in getting out the vote to show support for raising the city’s minimum wage to $15/hour […]

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Preliminary renovation plans for Kelly Park announced

The Chicago Park District presented preliminary plans for the long-sought renovation of Kelly Park at a meeting of the park’s advisory council on January 15. Funding from the state, the NFL, and Chicago Public Schools — along with a $100,000 grant from the U.S Soccer Foundation announced at the meeting — will go to install […]

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Kelly High School Earns Top Honors at SkillsUSA National Championships

On the week of June 22, Illinois’ Kelly High School attended the 49th annual National Skill & Leadership Championship Conference in Kansas City, Miss. A total of 152 students, voting delegates and advisors from 39 high schools and colleges were present at the conference. Kelly High School’s teams competed in the opening and closing ceremonies’ […]

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Brighton Park Residents Say with Budget Cuts to Schools Crime Goes Up, Education Down (PHOTOS)

About 500 parents from Brighton Park packed the Shields Elementary auditorium last Wednesday July 17. At an evening meeting, they urged CPS officials to restore the nearly $7.5 million in funding cuts to their neighborhood schools. Students from the Kelly High School drama club performed a skit that illustrated their reactions when they found out […]

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Brighton Park Residents Call for More Youth Services, Responsible Gun Laws

Youth and community members of Brighton Park want an end to gun violence in the area. In a candlelight vigil held at Kelly Park yesterday honoring victims of gun violence, residents called on legislators to increase funding for youth services in the neighborhood and create responsible gun laws. “The major problem in this neighborhood is […]

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Facing Anti-Violence Cuts, Brighton Park Proposes a Community Plan

Kelly High School’s auditorium was packed the night of Wednesday, July 25 by residents of Brighton Park – the neighborhood where a 13-year-old boy was shot on his front porch while shielding a friend earlier this month – to propose a community anti-violence plan in the face of drastic cuts to programs they say have […]

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Kelly High School Students Give Back This Holiday Season

On Wednesday, Nov. 23 students from Kelly High School will come together and pass out food to needy families in the Brighton Park Community in time for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.  Last year, this service learning project raised enough money to buy food to feed over 100 families in the community. With a donation of […]

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Community Unites to Rebuild Kelly Park

  Over 350 Brighton Park community members united to voice the dire need for public officials to step up and renovate Kelly Park on August 4th at St. Pancratius Church. Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Senator Martin Sandoval, Representative Dan Burke, Kelly High School Principal Algrid Pretkelis, representatives from the Chicago Park District, and officers from […]

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New High School? Cuanto Tiempo Mas?

How much longer does Back of the Yards have to wait to give its own students a new high school? That answer is not not clear even though school and city officials have agreed to make the community’s hope a reality. A Long-Term Need Father Bruce Wellems, a priest from Holy Cross Immaculate Heart of […]