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A tribute to Back of the Yards in coffee beans

2059 W. 47th 773-475-6381 backoftheyardscoffee.com

W alk inside the Back of the Yards Coffeehouse and Roastery on Hoyne Avenue just south of 47th Street and you'll find a tribute to one of Chicago's most historic and yet...

    A tribute to Back of the Yards in coffee beans
    W alk inside the Back of the Yards Coffeehouse and Roastery on Hoyne Avenue just south of 47th Street and you'll find a tribute to one of Chicago's most historic and yet most underrated neighborhoods.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

  • best wishes for those business owners.

    go get 'em guys, it's a grind!

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  • Magnify Our Learning

    Mrs. McGreal is asking for $649.53:
    My students need microscopes to uncover the parts of the world their eyes alone cannot.
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Archer and Kedzie

Anyone know what is going up at the sight of the old White Castle at Archer and Kedzie? I saw construction starting this morning.

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  • Badminton has Really Taken Off!

    Mr. M. is asking for $182.07:
    My students need a few more badminton racquets in order to have the whole class participate in the lesson.
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Volunteer English (ESL) Literacy Tutors Needed!

Help adults learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center!
Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes a week at 1751 West 35th Street on the southwest side of Chicago. All tutoring is in English, so you don't have to speak another language to volunteer. Volunteer tutoring opportunities are 9am-8pm, Monday-Thursday.
Join us for our next tutor training workshop: Friday, January 26 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, January 27 (9am to 4pm). Attendance on both days is required to begin as a tutor. Please register in advance. For more information, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REMOVE 11' X 18' WOOD SHED. REPLACE GARAGE DOOR, REPLACE SIDING ON GARAGE ,REPLACE 24 DOUBLE HUNG WINDOWS SAME SIZE & LOCATION. REPLACE SIDING AND INSULATION ON ALL 4 FACADES. ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING . NO STRUCTURAL, ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    4635 S. Damen Ave. Issued January 10, 2018 Comment

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More Chicago gangs arming themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict

Aunts and other relatives lived near her first apartment at 45th and Wood streets. That’s the corner where the Saints trace their origins in the 1960s as a mostly Polish gang. Their territory extends out about two blocks in each direction.

Toward the end of the 26 days, more than 200 people gathered at 47th Street and Damen Avenue for the first of what Marina Alonso hoped would be an annual Christmas tree lighting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

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For decades, the Saints were “renegades,” not aligning with the People or Folk nations that most gangs belonged to. They fought with everyone, though their main rival has been the La Raza gang on 48th Street east of Ashland.

The day of the meeting, young men inside a white SUV and a red van traded rifle fire as they careened down Cermak Road west of Leavitt, about half a mile from the school. They crashed into other vehicles and their errant rounds hit a 67-year-old man and 48-year-old woman, wounding them.

Ruiz is a red-brick elementary school at 24th and Leavitt streets, named for an officer killed in 1988 trying to stop a school shooting. It sits two blocks south of Cermak Road in territory long claimed by Satan Disciples.

    Chicago gangs arm themselves with rifles as alliances spread conflict
    One late afternoon over Labor Day weekend in 2016, near the arches welcoming truck drivers into the old stockyards south of Bridgeport, a gunman in a red minivan leveled a rifle and fired at a motorcyclist. The gunman hit the bike but not the driver.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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