7 min 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.

29 hours ago

Updated 6 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.
  • 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.

2 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.

2 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction


    3935 S. Artesian Ave. Issued June 18, 2018 Comment

2 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.

Jun 13

Updated 6 days ago

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

Jun 14

Jun 13

  • Shelving our Math Thoughts Here!

    Ms. Moorhouse is asking for $178.56:
    My students need these bookshelves so we can hold our math spiral notebooks on them. Students take math notes in their binders to record activities. We need a place to store their spiral notebooks.
    Brighton Park Elementary School Comment

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.

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.

Jun 07

Jun 06

Jun 05

Jun 05

  • Binders, Flashcards, Paper, Oh My!

    Ms. Moorhouse is asking for $166.28:
    My students need these binders, paper, dry erase markers, Storage Snap Lid Shoeboxes and flashcards to get organized and college-bound ready!
    Brighton Park Elementary School Comment

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!

Jun 04

Chicago's best steak tacos come from wood fires, not the griddle

...Chicago Taco Authority (4219 W. Irving Park Road) in Old Irving Park, Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 W. Taylor St.) in Tri-Taylor...

This article has 10 other Chicago locations (Show)

...of immediately satisfying offering ($2.75) is what you'll find at Taqueria El Asadero (2213 W. Montrose Ave.), except that it's better than most. Open the door of the Ravenswood shop, and...

...m an even bigger fan of the carne asada taco ($2.89) at L' Patron (3749 W. Fullerton Ave.), mostly because the pieces of charred steak are, um, bigger. Instead of hacking the grilled...

...version of the bare-bones steak taco, others rank very close, including Chicago Taco Authority (4219 W. Irving Park Road) in Old Irving Park, Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and...

...Tio Luis Tacos (3856 S. Archer Ave.) in Brighton Park and Jarabe Mexican Street Food (2255 W. Taylor St.) in Tri-Taylor. Though it differs slightly, I also can't deny the allure of...

...I also can't deny the allure of the hulking offering from Taqueria El Milagro (3050 W. 26th St.) in Little Village, which adds rice and beans and a crunchy cabbage slaw. Regardless, if...

That's very close to how you'll find it at Frontera Grill (445 N. Clark St.), minus the flour tortillas. Order the skirt steak al carbon ($16 at lunch), and you...

Mezquite Pollo Express (2809 W. 55th St.) in Gage Park might not sound like the best place to go for grilled beef...

Ixcateco Grill (3402 W. Montrose Ave.) in Albany Park serves carne asada ($20) that also picks up an intoxicatingly smoky aroma...

...be bothered to construct your own tacos, check out the newly opened Octavio Cantina & Kitchen (5310 N. Clark St.). The Andersonville restaurant serves gorgeous grilled arrachera tacos ($11 for two), featuring smoke-kissed skirt...

...tacos or have the kitchen do all the work for you? Check out Canton Regio (1510 W. 18th St.) in Pilsen. Go with the ½ kilo of arrachera ($22.50), and you’ll get over...

    Chicago's best steak tacos come from wood fires, not the griddle
    Chicago's most popular taco filling isn't al pastor, carnitas or barbacoa; it's steak. And why shouldn't it be? As we've confirmed while delving into our city's hefty steak culture, Chicagoans have an unbridled appetite for grilled beef, and the steak taco provides one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get your fix.

Jun 03

Jun 03

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.

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.

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.

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


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