3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Damen overpass

Does anyone remember what year the Damen avenue overpass was torn down. The one from 37th to 47th.

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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!

  • Hi Sharon! Well, this former Northsider is likely moving to McKinley. I had a condo in Logan but I'm ready to buy a house now and have been priced out of my area. I'm so happy for all that McKinley has to offer and it seems to me that the residents will make it a wonderful place to call home. Thank you!

  • Mike mckinley park

    BTW I moved here from Bridgeport . I find Mckinley park an infinitely better place to live. It is quieter, there is more green space, and less noticeable crime. Night life and coffee shops can quickly be accessed in other neighbor hoods.I find that better than living in close proximity to bars. I walk to Bridgeport regularely. One last very important detail is we have great resources for food, marionos, target ,cermak foods, jewel,, and a farmers market.Good luck with the search!

6 days ago

Updated 5 days ago

    Would You Rather Pay A Fine Than Vote?
    Why do you vote? Maybe a family tradition. You're a dedicated party supporter or even an anti-party voter. Either way, it turns out very few Americans elect people to over 511,000 political seats. Voter turnout declines while massive political protests increase across our great nation.
    http://tumblr.com
  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    This is BULSHIT forf of a tyranny ! Just another way of robbing your hard earned money

  • Been to a few third world countries where this is the law. Of course they are also required to fill out their ballots in pencil. Vote or live with the vote of others, your choice.

6 days ago

Nov 11

Updated Nov 13

33rd and damen lot

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

  • heard a long time ago that walmart was going in there. this was when they bought and tore down the houses on 33 and hoyne

  • Thank you for asking! I kept forgetting to do so. And I really, really hope it is not a Walmart.

  • I think it would be too small to put a walmart there.

Nov 07

Nov 05

  • Permit issued for new construction

    2247R W. PERSHING RD. - PROPOSED INSTALLATION OF 96'-9" L. X 70'-0" W. PRE-MANUFACTURED TEMPORARY 1-STORY CLASSROOM BUILDING BEHIND THE EXISTING K-9 SCHOOL (HSA MCKINLEY PARK) - EXIST. USE OF PROPERTY CLASS 'C3 ASSEMBLY' & PROPOSED USE CLASS 'C3 ASSEMBLY', PER PLANS

    2245 W. Pershing Rd. Issued November 3, 2017 Comment

Nov 03

Nov 02

Dog park coming to McKinley Park

Chicago’s biggest dog park is coming to McKinley Park at 2210 W. Pershing Rd. The 15,000 square foot dog area will sit just west of McKinley’s gymnastics center.

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The South Side has lagged behind the North Side in dog park facilities. Currently, Coliseum Park at 1466 S. Wabash Ave. is the southernmost dog park in the city. Officials are planning another dog park at 9801 S. Avenue G in the Calumet Park community.

    Gazette Chicago " Dog park coming to McKinley Park
    November 2, 2017 Chicago's biggest dog park is coming to McKinley Park at 2210 W. Pershing Rd. The 15,000 square foot dog area will sit just west of McKinley's gymnastics center. "A preliminary concept has been given to the McKinley Park dog park committee for their review," said Claudine Malik of the Chicago Park District's planning department.
    http://www.gazettechicago.com

Oct 31

    McKinley Park News - Advisory Council Brings Halloween to the Park for Fun Run
    Costumed runners enjoyed the Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the McKinley Park Advisory Council on Sat., Oct. 28, 2017.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Oct 29

Halloween Event at Metropcs

Having a Halloween event at 3146 s ashland ave Metropcs games food snacks prizes. Mainly for kids come in costume. Costume contest as well for boy and girl

Oct 26

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    T-MOBILE CH22512A REMOVE 3 EXISTING ANTENNAS WITH ASSOCIATE EQUIPMENT, AND REPLACE 3 PROPOSED LTE 700/GSM -PCS PANEL ANTENNAS PER PLANS.

    4036 S. Western Ave. Issued October 24, 2017 Comment

Oct 24

    McKinley Park News - Aquinas Graduates New Language Tutors, Seeks More Volunteers
    The Aquinas Literacy Center graduated a new crop of 17 volunteer tutors and seeks more help in its mission to provide English literacy services to the neighborhood.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Oct 24

    McKinley Park News - Who Loves Halloween? McKinley Park Loves Halloween!
    The McKinley Park neighborhood is gearing up for seasonal festivities centered around Halloween, already kicked off with the Hoyne Park Advisory Council's kids Halloween party and costume contest, held Saturday, October 21, at Hoyne Park. Children and parents enjoyed treats, crafts and a bounce house, as well as a costume contest with fierce yet very cute competition (winners below).
    https://mckinleypark.news

Oct 23

FOUND DOG

Looking for the owners of this found pup..found at Archer & Western on 10-20-17

Oct 19

Oct 18

Found - Pitbull Puppy Mix!

I found a pitbull puppy mix at the Target on 45th and Pulaski. She is about 6-8 months old and 35-40 pounds. She is VERY sweet with people and well groomed. Posted on Lost Dogs IL. Wearing a small black collar with no tags and no microchip. Clipped tail and brown and white marbled paws. Please share!

Oct 16

Anyone lose a ferret?

Hello, my husband found a ferret in Mckinley Park this morning, it was cold but very docile. Please let me know ASAP if you are missing one, if we can't find its owner, we'll be turning it over to a rescue this afternoon.

Oct 08

Updated Oct 13

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.

  • JL

    With all the new lights on Morgan if one went out I wounder how long it would take to get fix LOL I have the same problem 3 months and still waiting

  • R Brighton Park

    That is ridiculous-I guess it is the norm. Well, I did call the Alderman's office earlier this week. Let's hope something gets done. Thanks to all for the comments.

Oct 13

  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    TMOBILE CH22512AREMOVE AND REPLACE EXISTING DC POWER CABINET AND BATTERY BACKUP CABINET. REUSE 7 EXISTING ANTENNAS AND INSTALL 2 NEW WITH NEW RRU'S. UTILIZING EXISTING MOUNTS, FIBER OPTIC CABLES AND DC POWER TRUNKS

    4036 S. Western Ave. Issued October 11, 2017 Comment

Oct 13

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Oct 05

Oct 04

Attend your Caps meeting

Just came from a very informative caps meeting for Beats 911 and 922 in the 9th districts. While there was a good showing more people are needed. Make our neighborhood safe.

Oct 03

English (ESL) Literacy Tutors Needed!

Help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center! By volunteering as an English Literacy Tutor for just 90 minutes per week, you can empower an adult learner to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Tutoring is scheduled at your convenience during regular Center hours (Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm). All tutoring occurs at our Center, located at 1751 West 35th Street in Chicago. Prospective tutors must be native or near native English speakers. Knowledge of another language is not required;...

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Help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center! By volunteering as an English Literacy Tutor for just 90 minutes per week, you can empower an adult learner to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Tutoring is scheduled at your convenience during regular Center hours (Monday through Thursday 9am-8pm). All tutoring occurs at our Center, located at 1751 West 35th Street in Chicago. Prospective tutors must be native or near native English speakers. Knowledge of another language is not required; all tutoring is in English. You will receive 13 hours of training before working with an assigned learner.

Our next New Tutor Training Workshop will be:

Friday, October 13 from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday, October 14 from 9am to 4pm

Prospective tutors must attend both days, and advance registration is required. A one-time $25 fee helps cover the cost of materials and workshop refreshments. The remaining 3 hours of training are scheduled individually during regular Center hours.

Contact us for registration information today! Email Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or call (773) 927-0512 .

    Aquinas Literacy Center
    Here at Aquinas Literacy Center we strive to help change lives word by word in an effort to help our students share their story and engage more fully in the world around them. We offer a variety of programming to help students in their learning.
    http://aquinasliteracycenter.org

Oct 03

Sep 28

Alderman George A. Cardenas added 2 new photo...

...26th, 2017 Alderman Cardenas presented his annual Back to School Health Fair at McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing, from 10 AM till 2 PM. Over 1,000 people attended the fair receiving free...


Sep 16

Updated Sep 28

Auto Crash by Pete's Marked Saturday AM @ ~ 810am

Is anyone aware how the two girls who crashed into the light pole by Pete's Market this morning are doing, if they survived? Per the fire department one was taken to Christ. Don't know about the other.

Sep 28

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Sep 23

Donate for Hurricane Victims

Come and help hurricane victims 3146 s Ashland Ave Metropcs. They need our help. Clothes shoes money diapers canned goods anything. In this world everyone struggles. Struggling is hard especially when u lose everything. So please help. Help us help them . Thank you .

Sep 16

Updated Sep 23

Stop the Violence

We seriously need to organize a March in Brighton Park. How do we go about this? Can I get pointers, help with this? This is possibly the worse yr for this neighborhood ever. I've been living in Brighton Park my whole life and I don't recall anything close to all the violence going on this bad. Can we make this an event? Is there anyone willing to help with this?

  • Easy Money "Ask not what your country can do for you; ..."

    You want the violence to stop? Let local authorities work with ICE.

    Truth be told, most of the crime being committed in Brighton Park is done by the children of illegal aliens.

    If their parents get deported those Ese will begin to obey the law.

  • Disagree, Has nothing to do with having illegal aliens as parents. Why deport their parents? They're not causing violence. They need to bring back funds so mentors can work with troubled kids in the schools/neighborhood. It may not have saved /changed every troubled kid but it made a difference while...

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    Disagree, Has nothing to do with having illegal aliens as parents. Why deport their parents? They're not causing violence. They need to bring back funds so mentors can work with troubled kids in the schools/neighborhood. It may not have saved /changed every troubled kid but it made a difference while mentoring was going on. Youths had someone to talk to and places to occupy their time at/with besides the streets. They(Kelly hs) haven't had a mentor since 2006, Miguel Contreras, last I remember. He was a mentor for awhile when I was in HS and he began to train me to work with troubled youths until they cut out funds. It's been history since then, the streets just got wilder.

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