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Back of the Yards

City Opening New Early Childhood Education Center On South Side

The center in Englewood, run by Metro Family Services, is a first for that community in many ways.

08/08/2013

Antonio Lewis, 18, is accused of killing 31-year-old Chavonne Brown and her 5-year-old son, Sterling Sims. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Killing Woman, 5-Year-Old Boy In June

An 18-year-old man has been charged with two counts of murder, accused of killing a woman and her 5-year-old son in their Back of the Yards home in June.

08/02/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man Fatally Shot At Back Of The Yards Restaurant

Cauriece Graham, of the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he died about 40 minutes later

07/29/2013

Jovanny Martinez is accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend, causing a miscarriage. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Beating Pregnant Girlfriend, Killing Unborn Baby

A 23-year-old man has been charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend so badly, she lost her nearly full-term baby earlier this month.

07/18/2013

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Baby Stillborn After Mother Beaten In Back Of The Yards

The woman, 25, was walking in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street when a group of males and females approached her and exchanged words, then knocked her to the ground and beat her.

07/11/2013

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Gangs, Weather, Reluctant Witnesses Drive Holiday Weekend Bloodshed

This year’s Independence Day celebration, for many Chicagoans a four-day respite in the land of the free, was for others an ordeal in a killing field.

07/08/2013

Chavonne Brown and Sterling Sims were found shot to death in a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. (Photos taken from Facebook)

Mom, 5-Year-Old Boy Slain In Back Of The Yards

A mother and her 5-year-old son were found shot to death early Friday at a home in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

06/28/2013

A Chicago police officer was injured when his squad car collided with a city garbage truck at 43rd and Ashland. (Credit: NVP News video)

Chicago Police Car, Garbage Truck Crash In Back Of The Yards

A Chicago police officer was hurt Tuesday night, when his squad car was involved in a crash with a garbage truck in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

06/26/2013

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Man Dies After Back Of The Yards Shooting

A northwest suburban man died Tuesday after he was shot multiple times by a man he had gotten into a heated argument with in an industrial area in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

06/05/2013

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Boy, 16, Fatally Shot In Back Of The Yards

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening.

05/21/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Gun Violence Overnight

The outbreak of shootings came after a two-week period of relative calm and, once again, coincided with an improvement in the weather, as temperatures climbed into the 80s.

05/15/2013

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Two Teen Boys Shot In Back Of The Yards

The boys, ages 15 and 16, were walking in the 1600 block of West 49th Street about 4:45 p.m. when someone came out of an alley and started shooting.

02/14/2013

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Firefighter Hurt During Extra-Alarm Fire On South Side

One firefighter was hurt battling an extra-alarm blaze at an abandoned New City factory that made parade floats Monday night on the South Side.

02/04/2013

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Man Fatally Shot In Back Of The Yards

A man was fatally shot Friday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

01/19/2013

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Male Shot In The Back Of The Yards

A male was shot Saturday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

01/05/2013

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Police Warn Residents After Child Abduction Attempt

Police are warning parents in the Back of the Yards about a man who tried to lure a teen boy into his car Tuesday.

12/19/2012

Students with Cary-Grove High School's Interact community service club organize some of the 750 presents they're donating to students at Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy in Chicago. (Photo courtesy Twitter/@CaryGroveHS)

Suburban Students Playing Santa For Daley Academy Kids

Students at Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, will get an early Christmas present from Santa on Thursday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/12/2012

Chicago Police Cmdr. Joseph Gorman

Bridgeport Woman Excited About Neighborhood’s New Police Commander

“I think it’s incredible. I mean, we couldn’t have asked for anything better,” January Overton said. “I truly believe that this is gonna change drastically what’s happening on our block, and in the area.”

CBS Chicago–12/05/2012

Police swarm the scene of a fatal shooting in the Fuller Park neighborhood Friday. (CBS)

1 Dead, 5 Hurt In Pair Of South Side Shootings

A pair of South Side shootings less than 10 minutes apart Saturday night left a downstate Springfield man dead and five other people wounded.

11/30/2012

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Boy, 15, Shot Multiple Times On South Side

A 15-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday night on the South Side.

11/27/2012

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