2 days ago

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

5 days ago

Updated 2 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

5 days ago

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 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 08

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    NEW SECOND FLOOR ADDITION TO EXISTING 1 STORY SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, TO INCLUDE NEW MECHANICAL SYSTEM, NEW ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AND NEW PLUMBING FIXTURES, AS PER PLAN. EXISTING OCCUPANCY USE A-1 TO REMAIN.

    3211 S. Hamilton Ave. Issued June 6, 2018 Comment

Jun 08

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 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

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 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 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

May 22

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Preps for Annual Memorial Day Parade
    Led by the McKinley Park Civic Association, the McKinley Park neighborhood is getting ready for the May 28, 2018, Memorial Day parade.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 21

    McKinley Park News - Get the Scoop on Best Practices for Landlords, Local Homeownership This Week in McKinley Park
    Current and prospective McKinley Park neighborhood homeowners and local landlords will learn best practices for managing their properties at the New Home Buyer and Landlord Seminar on Thursday evening at Bethany Baptist Church.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 18

Updated May 18

    McKinley Park News - Tadin to Pave Damen; Local Group Announces Air Quality Monitoring
    Asphalt from the local MAT Asphalt plant will be used to fix local streets, announced plant owner Michael Tadin Jr.; a new local environmental group is raising funds for more air quality sensors; and new updates and information on the asphalt plant were announced, affecting the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago and the Central Manufacturing District.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 17

    McKinley Park News - Pl-zeň Owners Pitch Brewpub for 34th and Ashland
    Cesar Gonzalez, owner and proprietor of the popular Pl-zeň gastropub on 18th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood, pitched his plan for a neighborhood brewpub at 34th Street and Ashland Avenue during the Wednesday, May 16, meeting of the McKinley Park Development Council.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 16

    McKinley Park News - Evictions Planned After Forced Gang House Inspection
    Eviction papers have been delivered to residents of the designated gang house building at 3629 S. Wood St., the site of a City of Chicago inspection with forced-entry authority on Friday, May 11, said 12th Ward Chief of Staff Samie Martinez.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 16

May 15

    McKinley Park News - Carbon Fee and Dividend Policies Would be a Boon for McKinley Park
    A government policy called Carbon Fee and Dividend would help the McKinley Park neighborhood's health and economy, argues Dr. Noah Paulson in an editorial that examines this environmental policy and the support for it in Chicago, including sponsorship from 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 14

    McKinley Park News - Get a Job, Hop On Your Bike and Connect with the Community This Week in McKinley Park
    If you're looking for work, find opportunities at the Spring Job Fair this Wednesday afternoon, May 16, at the McKinley Park library. At the event, 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas brings together local employers seeking workers, including Gold Star Bakery, Lindahl, Chicago Department of Transportation, MAT Asphalt, the CTA and other businesses.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 13

May 13

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    REPAIR AND REPLACE FLOORING, PAINT WALLS, REPLACE 25SHEETS OF DRYWALL , 5 WINDOWS, TILE, REPAIR THE STAIRS AND PATIO. NO STRUCTURAL WORK.

    3321 S. Hamilton Ave. Issued May 11, 2018 Comment

May 11

May 10

    McKinley Park News - CAPS Meeting Details Shoot-Out, Pending Actions Against Gang Houses
    The Wed., May 9, meeting of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) group for Beat 912 provided details on the May 8 shoot-out in the 3600 block of S. Wood St. and pending actions against nearby gang houses in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, as well as neighborhood crime statistics and more information on gang activity in the 12th Ward.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 09

    McKinley Park News - Latest Batch of Literacy Tutors Trained and Ready at Aquinas
    Fifteen new English literacy tutors completed their training at the Aquinas Literacy Center over the weekend of April 28, getting them ready to assist English language learners through this popular program. The Friday night and Saturday sessions are part of a total of 13 hours of training each tutor undergoes, resulting in their certification to teach English as a Second Language learners.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 09

May 07

    McKinley Park News - Youth Talent, Adult Fun, Kids Learning and More Lined Up This Week in McKinley Park
    This week's event highlights for the McKinley Park neighborhood include the youth recital at Bethany Baptist Church, One City Tap's monthly punk night, a calling frog and toad workshop, kids and adult learning and fun, and tons more, all in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 04

ATF agent shot in head in Back of the Yards; manhunt underway

...be involved.Around 6 a.m., officers were involved in a foot chase in the 3300-block of South Bell Avenue and in the 3200-block of South Leavitt.No one is in custody...

...in a foot chase in the 3300-block of South Bell Avenue and in the 3200-block of South Leavitt.No one is in custody...

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

...North Hermitage Avenue in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.The area around West 44th Street and Hermitage is blocked off.The initial calls of shots fired come in around 3:15 a...

    ATF agent shot in head in Back of the Yards; manhunt underway
    An ATF agent was critically wounded in a shooting on Chicago's South Side early Friday morning. The agent was on a joint mission with Chicago police when shots rang out near West 45th Street and North Hermitage Avenue in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
    http://abc7chicago.com

May 04

    McKinley Park News - Dog Park Development Leaps Forward with TIF Funding
    The McKinley Park Dog Park is on track to receive 100 percent of its required funding with potential build-out this year, said dog park committee lead Angie Robertson. The $375,000 budget for the park stands to be paid out of funds from the Archer/Western Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, with the support of 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, Robertson said.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 03

Updated May 03

    McKinley Park News - One City Tap Stands Alone as McKinley Park's Sole Tavern
    Business Name: One City Tap Business Type: Tavern Address: 3115 S. Archer Ave. Time in the Neighborhood: Exactly one year as of May 5, 2018 "One City Tap focuses on providing a respectful service to our patrons and a verbal description of the products that we carry," said co-owner Marco ("J.R.") Lopez.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • Congratulations & Happy Anniversary One Tap!! Keep up the Great Work !! Margie

May 02

    McKinley Park News - Business Incubator Announces Business Grant, Tours Marz Brewing at Lenders Forum
    36Squared Business Incubator in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago sponsored an April 19 Lenders Forum that featured the new Boost Grant for disabled business owners, information on business loan programs and a tour of Marz Community Brewing.
    https://mckinleypark.news

May 01

    Neighborhood News
    McKinley Park's third annual Summer Concert Series still has a limited number of available slots for performers who wish to showcase their talent at the popular weekly event. Running in conjunction with the expanded McKinley Park Farmers Market, the 2018 concert series presents performances every Sunday afternoon from June 3 through September.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 30

    McKinley Park News - Community Gardeners Finish New Site Buildout
    With the help of volunteers and the community, the McKinley Park Community Garden has completed its construction and is ready for plants to get into the soil at its new, permanent location between northbound and southbound Damen Avenue at South 38th Street in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 30

    McKinley Park News - Find Free Funding for Your Business, Party and Shop in the Central Manufacturing District This Week in McKinley Park
    Do you need money to improve your local business? Attend the Small Business Improvement Fund Application Rollout at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, May 3, at the McKinley Park public library. Reimbursement grants for up to $100,000 are available to small business and commercial property owners via the Archer/Western Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 27

Updated Apr 29

    McKinley Park News - Gangs Spotlighted in Data Release, Pending House Raid
    The 12th Ward office is prepping forcible entry and inspection of a gang house at 3629 S. Wood St. following a court order; gang data for Beat 912 was the result of a compelled release by reporting from ProPublica Illinois.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Keep fighting the good fight. as long a landlord get theoir money.... they do not care.....

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