2 hours ago

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.

4 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Youth Substance Abuse Program Building Coalition for McKinley Park
    The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is spearheading a program to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Its McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substances Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) looks to bring together community organizations with resources to enable education, awareness and advocacy on teen substance abuse.
    https://mckinleypark.news

3 days ago

Updated 15 hours ago

Home prices are rising in the neighborhood

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    Would I want to live in the city again? No thanks.

  • Lou

    Fortunately for me and the other home owners in the area, there seems to be more people who think living in the city is a good idea. Have fun living in the burbs.

  • I wonder if it'll push west into Brighton Park.

    Anybody know who's buying up the single-family homes just north of Archer & Western on Western? Can't find these listed anywhere. Wonder what the sales price is.

29 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Civic Engagement, Kids Fun and More Lined Up This Week in McKinley Park
    The week ahead in McKinley Park promises great opportunities for civic engagement, fun kids and family activities, and ways to keep your New Year's resolutions to get fit. Kids fun this week centers around our excellent library, with events like LEGO at the Library, 4:30 p.m.
    https://mckinleypark.news

5 days ago

    Neighborhood News
    The January 10 meeting for Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) program presented introductions of new CAPS personnel, as well as a summary of neighborhood crime reports and strategies for neighbors to work together to fight crime.
    https://mckinleypark.news

6 days ago

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Advisory Council Plots Dog Park Development, 2018 Programs
    The McKinley Park Advisory Council and its Dog Park Committee solidified plans for 2018 at its January 8 meeting at the McKinley Park fieldhouse. Notably, development of the dog park project continues to move forward, with the committee receiving the latest site plans and a detailed breakdown of costs from the Chicago Park District.
    https://mckinleypark.news

6 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Velma Thomas Principal Promoted to CPS Leadership Program
    Mary Kay Richardson, principal of the Velma Thomas Early Childoood Center at 3625 S. Hoyne Ave., has joined the ranks of leading Chicago Public Schools (CPS) principals by entering the Independent Schools Principals progam. This program rewards high-performing CPS principals with more autonomy and networks top educators together to share best practices and further develop professional skills.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 08

    McKinley Park News - Civic Association Sets 2018 Plans and Educator Awardees
    The McKinley Park Civic Association set plans for 2018 at its Jan. 3 meeting, including the upcoming annual banquet on March 4 featuring top local educators and community leaders, the 2018 Memorial Day Parade and the 2018 Omega Delta Baseball season.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 04

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

Jan 02

City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program

• McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

• Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

• Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

• Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

• Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

• Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

• Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

• Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

• Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

• Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

• Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

• North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

• Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

• Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

• Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

• Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

• Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland

• Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

• Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

• West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    City of Chicago Annual Tree Recyling Program - RNRA Chicago
    The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS), in partnership with the Chicago Park District, announced that the City's annual holiday tree recycling program will run from Saturday, January 6 through Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 25 locations citywide.
    http://rnrachicago.org

Jan 01

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

McKinley Park: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

Forestry Site: 900 E. 103rd St.*

Garfield Park: 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park: 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park: 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr.*

Marquette Park: 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

Mt. Greenwood Park: 3721 W. 111th St.*

North Park Village: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.*

Norwood Park: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park: 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park: 1722 N Ashland Ave

Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.*

Wentworth Park: 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park: 8223 S Princeton

    Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling
    If your tree is starting to look like it should star in a Charlie Brown special, it's probably time to take it down. Don't just throw it in the alley, though. Recycle it! The City of Chicago has 25 recycling locations where you can drop off your not-so-evergreen from January 6, 2018, through January 20, 2018.
    https://chicago.thelocaltourist.com

Jan 01

Dec 31

Dec 30

Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

This article has 19 other Chicago locations (Show)

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Forestry Site*, 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Margate Park*, 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

Mt. Greenwood Park*, 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village*, 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park*, 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton

    Where to Recycle your 2017 Christmas Tree for FREE in Chicago in Jan 2018
    Beginning on Wednesday, January 6, 2018, Chicagoans will be able to drop off their used, real holiday trees for free Christmas tree recycling at any one of 25 sites through Wednesday, January 20, 2015. Trees dropped off at any of the 25 locations will be ground into fragrant mulch
    http://chicagofree.info

Dec 28

Updated Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Or just get a fake one and save the trouble. Never understood why people who are so conscious about recycling use real trees but they do.

  • MandaLeigh Here I Is.

    We used to always have a neighborhood bonfire with the trees, which was a lot of fun, but ya, guess that wouldn't fly in the city.

Dec 28

How to recycle your Christmas tree

McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road

This article has 20 other Chicago locations (Show)

...locations beginning Jan. 8: Lincoln Park at Cannon Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski...

...Drive and Fullerton Avenue, Margate Park at 4921 N. Marine Drive, Mount Greenwood Park at 3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave...

...3721 W. 111th St., North Park Village at 5801 N. Pulaski Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St...

...Raod, Warren Park at 6601 N. Western Ave., and the city’s forestry site at 900 E. 103rd St.

Bessemer Park, 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park, 3400 N. Rockwell St.

Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park, 900 S. Columbus Drive

Kennedy Park, 2427 W. 113th St.

Kelvyn Park, 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park, 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Marquette Park, 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

West Chatham Park, 8223 S. Princeton Ave.

North Park Village, 5801 N. Pulaski Road

Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park, 6201 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Walsh Park, 1722 N. Ashland Ave.

Wentworth Park, 5701 S. Narragansett Ave.

    How to recycle your Christmas tree
    Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get rid of the festive decorations, including the Christmas tree. Residents looking to recycle their trees will have to haul them to one of 25 city locations - mainly Chicago Park District sites - from Jan. 6 through Jan. 20.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 27

Subway on archer???

Does anyone know when Subway is opening near Archer and Pershing?

Dec 27

Dec 21

Embrace or escape from the cold with these winter activities in Chicago

...of Chicago offers multiple ways to get your skate on, including the McKinley Ice Rink (2210 W. Pershing Road 312-747-5992), Midway Ice Rink (1130 Midway Plaisance North 312-745-2470) and McCormick...

This article has 13 other Chicago locations (Show)

2001 N. Clark St. 312-742-2000

...1130 Midway Plaisance North 312-745-2470) and McCormick Tribune Ice Rink at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph St.). Admission is free, but you can rent skates for $7 at most rinks and perfect...

87th Street and Western Avenue 800-870-3666

...The location is also pretty convenient — take the Metra BNSF line to the Lisle stop (1000 Front St.), or travel by car via the Eisenhower or Stevenson expressways. Open 10 a.m.-7...

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-922-7827

111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-443-3600

1601 N. Clark St. 312-642-4600

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive 312-922-9410

5700 S. Lake Shore Drive 773-684-1414

78 E. Washington St. 312-744-6630

300 N. Central Park Ave. 312-746-5100

1852 W. 19th St. 312-738-1503

5550 S. Greenwood Ave. 773-702-0200

Dec 11

Updated Dec 12

Save Ace Technical Charter High School

ACE Tech is outperforming three closest community schools, so why is CPS threatening to shut this school down?

Ace Technical Charter High School located at 5410 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60609 is the only charter in Chicago charged with preparing students for lucrative careers in the trades. Architecture, Construction and Engineering.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    CPS appointed board of directors is planning to close ACE Tech, because the school has been effective in preparing African American youth to become gainfully employed in Chicago's construction trades and racist construction trades unions....Where blacks in represent only 1.2 % of securing construction trade contracts in Chicago!

Dec 10

Oct 08

Updated Dec 05

Alley light not fixed as of June 2017 despite calling 311 3x and requesting service on-line 2x

I pay hefty Chicago/Cook County taxes and every year they increase-and yet, I can't get the city to fix the alley light. Twice I have seen it reported on-line with the status "closed". When I call 311 to complain they don't want to hear anything other than the address and click-they disconnect. Is this the norm? Does it usually take this long? Let's face it, our neighborhood is no longer safe and a dark alley is asking for trouble.

  • I am inclined to believe that the complaint may not be real and is using the platform to create conversation. Provide an address for the light that is out. I'll personally do my best to contact the city and make them aware of the issue and have it repaired. I...

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    I am inclined to believe that the complaint may not be real and is using the platform to create conversation. Provide an address for the light that is out. I'll personally do my best to contact the city and make them aware of the issue and have it repaired. I like to help whenever I can. I have lived in Chicago 35 years and have seen the good and bad. Our city is not perfect but with a little push to our reps, we have to help ourselves to get things done.

  • R Brighton Park

    Dude really!? My complaint on this forum was based on the fact I went through the proper channels several times and nothing was done. I asked for suggestions. The fact that your butthurt because I didn’t give you my address, doesn’t give you a right to negate or even question...

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    Dude really!? My complaint on this forum was based on the fact I went through the proper channels several times and nothing was done. I asked for suggestions. The fact that your butthurt because I didn’t give you my address, doesn’t give you a right to negate or even question my use of this forum. Get over yourself-YOU are not employed by the City of Chicago nor do you represent the City of Chicago. No one has to answer to you in order to add credibility to their concerns. Initially, what I thought was a nice gesture on your part, now has me wondering. No thanks-after your BS comment, stay clear of the area I live in.

Dec 03

Nov 16

Updated Dec 02

McKinley Park curious

Hello all, I'm considering purchasing a home in McKinley park. The neighborhood has great transportation to the Loop (where I work) and the overall aesthetic is quaint and pleasant. However, I'm concerned about crime and the many foreclosures throughout. The property that I like is priced on the very high spectrum of the median price. So the possibility of neighborhood depreciation is also top of mind. Are any residents here able to share their thoughts addressing my concerns? I'd love to here perspective from an actual resident. Thanks so much!

  • Keep an eye on 35th in the coming years, I bet new businesses will (slowly) start popping up. Like in Bridgeport, a little more every year.

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    We bought here in 2008 and are glad we did. McKinley Park has way lower crime than every adjacent neighborhood (including Bridgeport). It's at the geographic center of Chicago. The park is great. And there's a growing level of civic commitment and involvement throughout the neighborhood. McKinley Park has also had the shortest time on the market for home sales.

Dec 01

Updated Dec 02

43rd and Dameb

Anyone know what is to be done on 43rd and Damen lots of construction is going on ????

  • New food distribution warehouse, I believe it will be Marano's (not yo be confused with Mariano's).

Nov 11

Updated Dec 01

33rd and damen lot

Anyone know what is happening with the lot on 33rd and Damen? The trucks are gone.

  • Tyler Peterson Area Man

    I'd like to know too. Hoping it's not something that ties up traffic even more in that intersection. Is there a way to find out through the city what is planned there?

  • I heard from "NextDoor" that:

    Samantha Hertel, McKinley Park·4d ago
    Yes, I went to the alderman's office and asked the same thing just the other day! It turns out that the Marano Company is expanding their distribution center. They currently have one by Ashland and the Stevenson so they are building a new one at 33rd and Damen.

Dec 01

Nov 22 2011

Updated Nov 25

Water Shutoff

General questions looking for helpful comments: I am currently doing some work in my basement. Detected a mild leak from an old valve on the main just before the meter in my house. I'd like to replace the old valve, problem is, I have no visible water shutoff in front of my house. (No buffalo box, no pit.) Have not gone directly to water dept yet, but I was wondering if I or my plumber can do anything before having the city come out? Does the city even respond if the home owner is looking for shut down just for repair? What would be the fastest way to handle this?

  • If the water department cuts your water off is there a way they can find out if you turn it back on

  • Hi there! We are in the same predicament with not knowing where the water shut off is between the building I live in (12 units) and the street. A plumber told me I need to call the city for them to make a blue X as to where the box...

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    Hi there! We are in the same predicament with not knowing where the water shut off is between the building I live in (12 units) and the street. A plumber told me I need to call the city for them to make a blue X as to where the box is. We have tried to have the city come out for a couple of years or to provide blueprints but nothing so far. Where do you call? What do you tell them? I need to have a leaking faucet fixed and I think I want to have a shut off valve installed to my unit.

Nov 22

Updated Nov 25

Archer ave & Francisco Safety Island

What alderman, city planner, or person was responsible for the safety Island installed at the intersection of Archer ave & Francisco?. This will impede the flow of the traffic on Archer and will create a real nice mess of traffic and air pollution during rush hour and winter driving. Why weren't residents notified of this? Was a permit issued for this waste of taxpayers money?

  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    Who are they? Still want it out cause they did not advertise this well enough!

  • peter jachimiec over taxed homeowner

    2 years ago they had a hearing and they put it in now? How did they get the word out? In the Brighton Park Life news?

Nov 22

Nov 20

    Is That Turkey Hazardous to Your Health?
    Have you ever wondered how long food really lasts after preparation? How about that turkey dinner? Do the mashed potatoes, a hearty root vegetable, last longer than cranberries? As American's work weeks increase, currently 47 hours a week, prepared food has become the new national dinner.
    http://tumblr.com

Nov 20

Alderman George A. Cardenas updated their pro...

Chef Rafael Perez, St. Augustine College and Alderman George Cardenas, 12th Ward cut the ceremonial turkey at the 2016 12th Ward Thanksgiving Brunch. Join us Thanksgiving Day 2017 for another FREE traditional Thanksgiving meal provided to you by Alderman Cardenas and Chef Perez's team. Thursday, November 23 10am-1pm McKinley Park 2210 W Pershing Rd

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Chef Rafael Perez, St. Augustine College and Alderman George Cardenas, 12th Ward cut the ceremonial turkey at the 2016 12th Ward Thanksgiving Brunch. Join us Thanksgiving Day 2017 for another FREE...
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