32 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Local Whiz Kid Sets Sights on Engineering Heights
    Local high school graduate and Chinese immigrant Amy Wu is going straight into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's prestigious engineering program, thanks to support she's received from the community and the Bottom Line organization, which provides college support for students in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago and across the city.
    https://mckinleypark.news

2 days ago

Updated 39 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Muñoz Fetes Seniors at White Sox Outing
    Illinois 1st District State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Antonio "Tony" Muñoz treated seniors to a White Sox outing, healthcare info and feedback session on June 14, 2018, in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, leaving from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • rra Diehard Cubs fan

    Glad they had fun would of been better if the Sox would of won. Maybe next time they should go to a Cubs game will have more fun.

46 hours ago

3 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Local Musicians to Shine at Make Music Chicago in McKinley Park
    Make Music Chicago in McKinley Park is part of a worldwide music celebration, bringing live music and performance to McKinley Park the evening of the summer solstice, June 21. Attend to enjoy the shows and volunteer to help out. Many local musicians will be showcased in this premier festival for the neighborhood.
    https://mckinleypark.news

4 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Huge Music Lineup, Development Party at Marz Slated for This Week in McKinley Park
    On Thursday night, do not miss the stupendous lineup for Make Music Chicago in McKinley Park: 10 acts across three stages! Help neighborhood development and network with neighbors on Wednesday evening at the McKinley Park Development Council meeting. The pool opens this week, and the schedule is online.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Oct 22 2016

Updated 6 days ago

blue ribbons on all trees on the 3000 block of S Throop?

Someone put blue ribbons on every street tree on the 3000 block of S. Throop. Does anyone know who did this? I'm a property owner on the block and no one asked my permission.

Jun 16

Free Summer Solstice Party : food, drink, live music, raffle with prizes, baby goats!

Join us for our Summer Solstice Grand Opening Party! The party is FREE and open to all. Bring your family and friends!

When: Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM. Rain or shine.
Where: Blue Island Traditional Medicine. 1843 S. Racine Ave. (on the corner of 19th and Racine)
Who: We are a holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, yoga, nutritional counseling, and animal therapy
What: Our grand opening party! Celebrate the summer & our open doors. We will have snacks, beverages, a band, a raffle with prizes from local businesses, and a visit from our therapy animals (five baby goats and a pony (!)).
How much: Free
More information: www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com. Instagram: @blueislandmedicine

Jun 13

Updated Jun 16

Looking for info on old McKinley Park storefronts and taverns

Walking around the neighborhood you can't miss all the buildings, mostly sitting on corners, that use to be stores or taverns in the past. I'd love to hear from any residents that remember what some of these places were, when they closed down, and what it was like inside. I've tried doing research online, but it's hard to find specifics.

A couple buildings I've noticed close to me:

corner of 36th & wood
36th & honore
old bar at 36th & damen
wood & 34th pl
Wolcott & 38th st

Any info would be appreciated. I love learning about our neighborhood's history.

  • I don't have pics but I think 36th and Wood used to be called the FBI Tavern. Never had the chance to visit.

  • 36 and Damen was the 3600 Club alot of Daley family members patronized it

Jun 15

May 14

Updated Jun 14

Merging Bridgeport Churches and Schools

Anyone have any update abouts what's going on with Bridgeport Churches and Schools merging?

  • emj1900 bp

    Catholic school system has nobody else to blame but themselves for their dwindling church and school attendance. PERIOD! They are going merge whether you agree or disagree. And it's sad that the merging schools had to suck up their money in the red... The almighty Vatican needs to suck it up.... Maybe they can open that vast vault they have their and sell off a few gold chalices... of which they have plenty...

  • Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up...

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    Lifetime, I agree private education are expensive and many people can't afford it. But there is also a dilema where without more revenues, the schools cannot be properly funded. I know the Archdiocese expect each parish to be self sustaining but its time they make an investment and open up their pocketbooks.
    In addition, St. Therese was able to increase their school enrollment with a long waiting list due to the high educational standards set. Many other Catholic schools are within a 1 or 2 mile radius from St, Therese. These other schools need to do more to reach out to the community and raise their educational standards. Their are people in the neighborhood willing to pay for a better education for their kids.

Jun 13

Holistic health clinic opens in Pilsen

Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at...

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Dear friends and neighbors,
Blue Island Traditional Medicine is officially open! We're excited to invite you to 1843 S. Racine Ave. to see our beautiful space and to let us treat you.

We are a community holistic health clinic offering acupuncture, bodywork, Chinese herbs, nutritional counseling, yoga, and animal therapy in a historic 1870’s building in the heart of Pilsen. You can book an appointment with us by calling 312.291.8298 or read more about our services and book online at www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

If you are a Pilsen resident, you receive your first treatment (acupuncture or bodywork) 25% off, and if you are a Pilsen small business owner, your first acupuncture treatment is free.

Mark your calendars: our Grand Opening Summer Solstice party will be Saturday, June 23rd from 4-7 PM... We hope to see you there!

    Welcome
    Holistic, person-centered healthcare in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. Effective and long-lasting solutions.
    https://www.blueislandtraditionalmedicine.com

Jun 12

Jun 11

    McKinley Park News - Enjoy Fathers Day Fun, Connect with Community Groups This Week in McKinley Park
    The neighborhood's largest park, McKinley Park, will be abuzz with activity over the next week, centering around the upcoming Fathers Day weekend. The McKinley Park Farmers Market again offers fresh eats and more from an expanded lineup of vendors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 17.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jun 11

Wallyk426 posted 3 photos to Flickr:

Jun 09

Jun 07

    McKinley Park News - Montessori School Moving to New Location, Expanding Curriculum
    The Montessori Foundations of Chicago is moving from its storefront at Archer Avenue and Leavitt Street to a rehabbed property and building a block away, and is expanding its early childhood program and starting up an elementary program, in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, said school founder and Principal Beata Skorusa.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jun 07

Jun 06

Jun 06

Wallyk426 posted 4 photos to Flickr:

Jun 05

Jun 04

    McKinley Park News - Celebrate Garden Opening, Enjoy Concerts and Connect with the Community This Week in McKinley Park
    The week of June 4, 2018, offers tons of fun for the McKinley Park neighborhood, including the Community Play Garden Grand Opening, concerts at Bethany Baptist Church and the Farmers Market, free health screenings and fitness activities at Vive tu Vida! Get up!
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jun 02

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERSION OF A 2-UNIT BUILDING TO A SINGLE FAMILY HOME. EXG MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING SYSTEMS ARE MODIFIED TO ALLOW FOR THE NEW LAYOUT AND ERECT ROOF DECK OVER EXISTING FRAME GARAGE AND STAIRS AS PER PLANS**CERTIFIED CORRECTIONS- - SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS & AUDIT **

    3056 S. Broad St. Issued May 31, 2018 Comment

Jun 02

Jun 01

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR & REPLACE DRYWALL, CABINETS, COUTNERTOPS, FLOORING, & MILLWORK THROUGHOUT EXISTING RESIDENTIAL BLDG. REPAIRS TO EXISTING FRAME GARAGE PER VIOLATION. 20'-4"W X 24'-3"L X 12'H

    1231 W. 31st St. Issued May 30, 2018 Comment

May 31

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Celebrates Memorial Day
    The McKinley Park neighborhood celebrated Memorial Day with a parade through the neighborhood and a ceremony honoring fallen veterans at the William McKinley American Legion Post 231 on Monday, May 28, 2018, that included numerous neighborhood groups, including the organizing McKinley Park Civic Association.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 31

May 30

    McKinley Park News - Midnight Circus Returning to McKinley Park
    The popular and astounding Midnight Circus is returning again to McKinley Park for five performances over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, including acrobatics, animal tricks, clowning and daring feats to entertain residents of the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 29

    McKinley Park News - Kick Off Summer with Farmers Market, Walking Tour This Week in McKinley Park
    The week of May 29, 2018, heralds the return of the McKinley Park Farmers Market and its concert series featuring the Greenleaf Band. The neighborhood Walking Tour returns from Chicago for Chicagoans, and the library again presents Games Day. These and more events are taking place for the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 23

Updated May 27

Cat Found

Hi. I live in the area of 29th and archer. There is a white and grey long haired cat that has been wandering the block the last month.

She now looks like a stray but answers and comes to my back porch everyday. Shes in need of some clean up and medical but it seems she belonged to someone once.

Anyone still missing a medium to long haired grey and white cat? She wanders around crying and its heartbreaking. Anyone know of a service that will pick her up?

  • Jambo neighbor

    Dear Cat Helper, Theresa and Miss Priss, THANK YOU to these ladies for watching out for animals in need! You are LOVED for this!

  • MissPriss, thank you so much for helping this kitty. Having a tender heart for animals is a gift...and you are using your gift well. Many, many blessings to you!

May 27

McKinley Dog Park @ Farmers Market Again!

The McKinley Park Farmers Market is soon to be open for the summer! June 3rd marks the opening day for the market that hosts live music at noon. The project manager has worked hard to secure more vendors and a longer season. We hope you enjoy!

The McKinley Dog Park Committee will once again have a booth and hope to see you there! We will be selling the following items: t shirts, tennis balls, canvas bags, paw balm, dog treats, etc. All funds contributed to the future McKinley Dog Park. If you're unfamiliar with our efforts please visit mckinleydogpark.org

If you have any questions please reach out to mckinleydogpark@gmail.com

    McKinley Dog Park
    Official Page for the McKinley Dog Park Committee
    http://mckinleydogpark.org

May 26

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