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Reflecting on 75 years of impact

Milestone marks a journey from organizing to service delivery in an immigrant community The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, a community organization that became a model for other neighborhood councils across the country, is celebrating its 75 years of service this year. The organization was first founded out of a vision to empower residents […]

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Pilsen Residents Unite to Fight Violence

Community members say violence in Pilsen has gotten worse, come together to end crime in their neighborhood Pilsen is a close-knit community where generations of Mexican-American families have lived for over 30 years. Many of the families have experienced ups and downs with neighborhood violence, but recently, community residents say it’s gotten worse. On Saturday […]

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Latino Aldermen Seek More City Council Seats, Residents Plead for Unified Communities

Before City Council redraws new ward boundaries reflecting recent census numbers, residents had the opportunity to voice their concerns during the second South Side redistricting hearing held by the Latino Caucus on Friday Sept. 30. The hearing, brought several Latino Caucus leaders, among them Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22nd Ward), Caucus Chairman Danny Solis (25th Ward) […]

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People’s City Council Drafts New Resolution

On Thursday July 7, the UIC forum became the gathering place for a mock city council debate led by activists, city residents and union members. Over 1,000 Chicagoans representing a coalition of community and labor groups gathered in support of a one-of-a-kind “people’s city council meeting.” “We will hear the stories of how American families […]