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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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Local financial coaching program helps residents build credit histories

Englewood resident Arris Tolbert, 25, wasn’t always aware of the importance of building and maintaining a good credit score. A few years ago, she had just completed her associate’s degree at Kennedy-King College and was getting ready to enter the workforce. At the time, she was looking for resources that would help her prepare for […]

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Residents’ Ideas Drive Next Steps in Quality of Life Plan for Back of the Yards

Back of the Yards residents are gearing up for the next phase of a sweeping endeavor to transform the quality of life for people in the neighborhood – including a public meeting scheduled for Jan. 25 to talk about next steps in the effort. The Back of the Yards Quality of Life Planning Process drew […]

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BYNC Launches Early Action Project for Quality of Life Plan

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), launched an early action project as part of the Great Neighborhoods Community Planning initiative last Saturday Nov. 12. Its overall purpose is to engage residents, business owners, institutions and other stakeholders to improve the quality of life in […]

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Public Workshop: Strategies to Improve the Quality of Life in Back of the Yards

To tackle some of the most troublesome issues affecting the Back of the Yards, members of the community came together for a public workshop the afternoon of Wednesday Sept. 21. Greeted with popcorn and bottled waters, over 80 attendees made their way to the second floor of Davis Square Park to take part in a […]