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A Back of the Yards West Point Story

Sitting upright with perfect posture in his living room sofa chair, Back of the Yards College Prep (BOYCP) Senior Zorian Flowers described how, like many before him, a book helped shape and inspire his future.  Flowers, 17, was recently accepted into the prestigious United States Military Academy known as West Point.  He credits Battle Dress, […]

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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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Note from our publisher: Reflecting on five years of print and the future of The Gate

Dear Readers, It’s been a great five plus years of The Gate. We’ve reported on elections, presidents, governors, mayors, aldermen and elected officials. We’ve reported on redistricting, a new high school and police commanders. We’ve reported on immigration, fiestas, artisans and economic development. Most of all, we have told stories about the people of the […]

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Godfather Under Investigation: “Insider’s Point of View”

A Back of the Yards resident has been charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of minors. He’s been arrested twice. In one of the charges, there are two minors. In the second charge, there are three. He also has been arrested for threatening one of the witnesses. The resident has allegedly shared […]

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NHS of Chicago’s New Convenient Online Class Designed to Help First-Time Homebuyers Achieve Homeownership Dreams

Buying a new home is no walk in the park. There are many challenges future homeowners have to face before the purchase, like learning about credit and how to budget for the biggest purchase of their lives. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, a HUD-certified counseling agency, has the solution to this problem by offering both […]

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We Are Not Alone Campaign PSA