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Damen overpass

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

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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!

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    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.
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  • 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.

Nov 11

Updated 4 days ago

  • Chi Talker, with all due respect perhaps you should consider taking some of your own advice...

    "Get to know your new neighbors before making assumptions."

    Are there companies (both MBE/WBE and non-minority/woman owned) utilizing these programs that engage in fraudulent practices/behavior? Absolutely. In the same way that a certain percentage...

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    Chi Talker, with all due respect perhaps you should consider taking some of your own advice...

    "Get to know your new neighbors before making assumptions."

    Are there companies (both MBE/WBE and non-minority/woman owned) utilizing these programs that engage in fraudulent practices/behavior? Absolutely. In the same way that a certain percentage of companies in ANY industry will always be willing to bend/break the rules.

    At the same time, there are countless firms that are using these programs legally/ethically in order to grow and thrive. And while it's unfortunate that these small businesses need my services in order to navigate the City's maze of rules/rules, I am, like most people, only working to provide for my family - not to engage in fraud or run scams.

    Regards,

  • Wasn't the Hired Truck Scandal connected to Bridgeport? Look, there are countless city government related scams, but Bridgeport has extracted more than its share over the last 100+ years.

5 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #Bridgeport #McKinleyPark (Archer & 35th St.) Coco - Male Shih-Tzu. Brown/White/Tan. Call 312-404-4125. Friendly. Cook County. 60609. Missing 11/13/2017. To see Coco’s location on the Helping Lost Pets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pID=2044241 More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2044241

    Lost Dogs Illinois
    Lost Dogs Illinois. 131K likes. http://www.lostdogsillinois.org/ 501 (c) 3 organization. Registered Illinois Charitable Organization. No More Homeless Pet Network Partner.
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We last saw him around the McKinley Park neig...

We last saw him around the McKinley Park neighborhood (Archer and 35th street) at around 11 am today --- 11/13/2017. His name is Coco and he is a male shih tzu. He is around 20 pounds. You can call me at 312-404-4125.

    Sasha Rys
    We last saw him around the McKinley Park neighborhood (Archer and 35th street) at around 11 am today --- 11/13/2017. His name is Coco and he is a male shih tzu. He is around 20 pounds. You can call...
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 11

Updated 6 days ago

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.

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

Due to a scheduling conflict, the 12th Ward Community meeting on the Mayor's budget proposal has been pushed back to Thursday, November 9. The meeting will remain at the same location (3532 S Hoyne Ave) and at the same time (6:30-7:30pm). We look forward to introducing you to the proposal, and taking your feedback then. Thank you! Debido a un cambio de horario, la Junta Comunitaria para hablar sobre el presupuesto proponido por el alcalde ha sido movida a este jueves, 9 de noviembre. La reunión se mantendrá en el mismo lugar (3532 S Hoyne Ave) y a la misma hora (6:30-7:30pm). Esperamos poder verlos este día para presentarles el presupuesto, y tomar sus reacciones. Gracias por su entendimiento.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman George A. Cardenas, Chicago, Illinois. 2.8K likes. Alderman George Cardenas is currently in his fourth term as Alderman of the 12th Ward and is the Chair for the Committee on Health and...
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    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

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    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 22

Updated Oct 23

Pilsen Open Studios XV

http://www.chicagotribune.com/hoy/ct-pilsen-artists-open-up-their-studios-on-their-quinceanera-20171020-story.html

"Although most artists are Latino, not everyone uses the same aesthetic and not everyone makes folk art. The Latin American community is just as complex in styles and philosophies as what you are going to find in the Art Institute of Chicago."

    Pilsen artists open up their studios on their 'quinceañera'
    15 years ago, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events designated October as Chicago Artists' Month. They sent a letter to the muralist Héctor Duarte to propose the idea that he open up his workshop to the public, located across the street from the National Museum of Mexican Art, and offer him some publicity in their brochure.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • In the 15 years of the Open Studios, many of us that live our life in Pilsen/ Heart of Chicago area. we are not allowed to visit the art studios. People with mobility disabilities are excluded due to no access to the studios locations. Maybe that should be included in such articles. Many of the businesses on 18th Street exclude those with disabilities on a daily basis,

Oct 22

    Diez y Ocho restaurant 'priced out', re-opens Friday for the last time
    'Diez y Ocho' is the name by which Michael Hernandez calls the neighborhood where he grew up, and it's what he decided to name his burger joint located on 18th St. and Damen Ave., a promising, but short-lived venture that could not survive the increasing cost of commercial space in Pilsen, he said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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 18

9 Wounded In Chicago Gun Violence Tuesday

...the South Side. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the left hand near 37th and Hoyne, according to Chicago Police. The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known. He showed...

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At 11:22 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the right foot while he was standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of North Mason in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

...23-year-old was walking at 9:54 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 200 block of West 79th Street when another male walked up and fired shots, police said. He was shot in the...

...old boy was shot in the South Side Gresham neighborhood. He was walking in the 8500 block of South Wolcott when someone fired shots from a tan-colored car, police said. He suffered multiple gunshot...

...Humboldt Park neighborhood. The men, ages 31 and 26, were in a vehicle in the 900 block of North Hamlin when someone in a silver vehicle shot at them, police said. The younger man was...

...of a vehicle when another vehicle drove up and someone inside started shooting in the 1300 block of West 95th Street in the Far South Side Washington Heights neighborhood, police said. The man was shot in...

...the West Side. A 39-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2800 block of West Wilcox when a gray SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. The man...

    9 Wounded In Chicago Gun Violence Tuesday
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Nine people were injured in shootings Tuesday on Chicago's South and West sides. The day's latest shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the left hand near 37th and Hoyne, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

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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.

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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 07

Updated Oct 12

Cleaning prson

Hi. Im looking for a cleaning person every other week. $15.00 per hour. Im at 18th and Wood. :)

  • Marla S Pilsenmama

    Hello Anna. If you give me your email address I will contact you. Thanks!

  • Anna espinosa Brighton Park neighborhood watch.

    annatrevino34@gmail.com

Oct 12

Oct 11

Alderman Cardenas reminds residents of the Ch...

Alderman Cardenas reminds residents of the Chicago CAPS 09 McKinley Park meeting 3625 S. Hoyne 7-8PM on 10/11/17


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Oct 09

Alderman Cardenas reminds residents of the Ch...

Alderman Cardenas reminds residents of the Chicago CAPS 09 McKinley Park meeting 3625 S. Hoyne 7-8PM on 10/11/17


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.

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