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Parents of Hedges pave way for future generations

The aroma of pickled jalapenos filled the room at Hedges Elementary as a group of mothers chatted while they finished breakfast. The Padres de Hedges convene every day while their children attend class to plan school projects, patrol the school grounds and inform parents of community resources. The group formed about 25 years ago when […]

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Stop the Violence: Residents Lament Recent Loss

“Another set of shootings have taken place in Back of the Yards leaving many mothers wondering how many vigils do they have to attend this year as the weather gets warmer,” said a community resident during Tuesday’s prayer service for Mark Steve, the 23-year-old man who was killed in the early afternoon of Friday Feb. […]

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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 […]