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Back of the Yards celebrates first tree lighting ceremony

The blustery winds didn’t stop hundreds of Back of the Yards (BOTY) students and their families from decorating holiday trees for the first annual tree lighting ceremony. Organized by Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC), the new neighborhood tradition was celebrated on the unseasonably warm Monday evening of Dec. 4. The celebration included the participation of […]

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Spreading Holiday Cheer

Southwest communities give out smiles to thousands of children during a holiday season under high poverty rates  During the last few weeks, many communities across Chicago’s Southwest Side neighborhoods have been getting ready to cheer families with toy giveaways and family holiday events. Every year Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) Toy Giveaway brings […]