6 hours ago

    Neighborhood News
    The McKinley Park neighborhood deserves better notice of major new developments like the new MAT Asphalt plant about to start operations at 4010 S. Damen Ave. I personally knew nothing about it until coming across a Facebook post in late March.

21 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Politicos, Neighbors Flock to Parks for Spring Kickoff Events
    Local politicians attending McKinley Park neighborhood events include governor candidate JB Pritzker and his running mate, Juliana Stratton, State Rep Theresa Mah, State Senator Tony Munoz and 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, who attended the Omega Delta Baseball & Softball League opening day and the McKinley Park Earth Day planting event.

45 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Asphalt Plant Meeting, Community Assistance Highlight This Week's Events
    This week in the McKinley Park neighborhood, attend the Community Asphalt Plant meeting, find Chinese language help with healthcare enrollment, learn about the Chicago Housing Authority's voucher program, train to be a language tutor, have fun at the library and more.

3 days ago

Alderman Cardenas's Week in Review April 16th, 2018

Alderman Cardenas's Week In Review
Alderman Cardenas was busy supporting the community from introducing legislation to create an Office of Labor Standards to ensuring tree trimming and light replacement was completed. On Earth Day he celebrated at several events supporting the opening day of Omega DeltaBaseball, joining the McKinley Park Community Garden for their new build out and working with Girl Scouts for their annual clean and green in La Villita, Chicago. Join us every week and weekend as we continue to build the best ward this city has ever seen!

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman Cardenas's Week In Review Alderman Cardenas was busy supporting the community from introducing legislation to create an Office of Labor Standards to ensuring tree trimming and light...

5 days ago

    McKinley Park News - New Townhome Development Proposed for Pershing Road
    Sixteen new townhomes have been proposed for 1900 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, and the project requires a zoning change under consideration, said 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas. This proposed development continues to push forward residential construction in the McKinley Park neighborhood.

6 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Cops Announce Robbery Suspect Nabbed, Crime Stats at April CAPS Meeting
    At the April 11 meeting of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting for Beat 912, representatives from the Chicago Police Department announced the apprehension of a primary suspect in the March 20 robbery of Humberto's Pizza on Pershing Road.

6 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Omega Delta Baseball Gets Ready for Opening Day
    The popular Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League is starting its 2018 season with a parade and full day of games and fun this Saturday, April 21. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

Apr 16

    Neighborhood News
    Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League gets their season off to celebratory start on Saturday, April 21, with their Omega Delta Baseball Opening Day festivities. This includes a parade through the neighborhood starting at 11 a.m at the Target store at 33rd Street and Damen Avenue and ending at Hoyne Park, where the league, neighbors and friends can enjoy a full day of baseball games and fun.

Apr 12

Updated Apr 13

    McKinley Park News - Horizon Students Build Solar Panels to Power Play Garden
    Horizon Science Academy high school students are bringing solar power to the McKinley Park Play Garden and other locations as part of a program to teach STEM subjects and connect youth to the community in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
  • Bruce Brighton Park

    A very nice program to learn about.

Apr 11

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Coalition Targets Springtime Teen Drinking
    The McKinley Park Underage Drinking & Other Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) is reaching out to local youth with information on alcohol consumption as part of the coalition's campaign for Alcohol Awareness Month.

Apr 10

    McKinley Park News - Gender Segregation Nixed at McKinley Park Pool
    At the April 9 meeting of the McKinley Park Advisory Council, members and park officials noted that gender segregated swimming times will removed from the McKinley Park pool for the 2018 season, plus other news about park improvements, events and programs in the biggest park in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Apr 09

    McKinley Park News - Get Ready for Punk Rock, Photography and Art This Week in McKinley Park
    Neighborhood social butterflies will have a full schedule this week, starting with Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night on Tuesday at One City Tap, 3115 S. Archer Ave. This Friday, April 13, will not be unlucky at the Intersection Photo Exhibition Opening , starting at 7 p.m. at 3500 S.

Apr 06

    McKinley Park News - Asphalt Manufacturer, Community Members Engage Concerns and Plans Around New Plant
    Within a couple weeks, the new MAT Asphalt plant is set to begin production in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, and plant owner Michael Tadin Jr., local officials and community members are connecting to address worries and uncover the project's prospects for the area.

Apr 05

    McKinley Park News - Civic Assocation Meeting Focuses on Asphalt Plant
    A standing-room-only crowd filled the McKinley Park Civic Association meeting on Wednesday, April 4, with most of the meeting focused on the new MAT Asphalt plant preparing to open for business at 4010 S. Damen Ave., Chicago.

Apr 04

    McKinley Park News - Farmers Market Adds Extra Month, More Vendors to 2018 Lineup
    The McKinley Park Farmers Market is adding an extra month to its schedule in 2018, extending the weekly neighborhood event to Sundays through October. In addition, the market has expanded its vendor lineup, more than doubling the number of vendors from previous years.

Apr 03

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Growing Natural Area; Community Help Needed for Contest, Planting Day
    McKinley Park's natural area is quintupling in size with an expansion project where community help is needed for an Earth Day planting event and a contest to get more funding. The park, in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, will get five new acres of natural area.

Apr 02

    McKinley Park News - Omega Delta Fund-raiser, Library Performance and Community Meetings Highlight This Week's Calendar
    Send the kids to the library on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. for Mad Hatters Story Time , featuring a special performance that ties in improv comedy, music and storytelling by the Mad Hatters from the Junior League of Chicago.

Mar 29

    McKinley Park News - Asphalt Plant to Begin Production This Spring in Central Manufacturing District
    An asphalt plant at Pershing and Damen in the Central Manufacturing District is set to start operations this spring, with the new business receiving support from the 12th Ward office and Alderman George Cardenas, who noted the modern, green nature of the plant and the appropriateness of its location.

Mar 28

    McKinley Park News - Detectives Seek Three in Armed Robbery on Pershing Road
    The Chicago Police Department is asking the public's help in tracking down robbery suspects perpetrating crime in the McKinley Park neighborhood. At 9 p.m. on March 20, 2018, three individuals committed an armed robbery with a handgun in a restaurant on the 1800 block of West Pershing Road.

Mar 27

    McKinley Park News - End Gender Segregation at the McKinley Park Pool
    I have been a proud resident of the McKinley Park neighborhood since 2005. In the summer of 2007, I discovered what I believe to be McKinley Park's greatest summer amenity: the outdoor pool. It is an amazing space, Olympic-sized with an attached kiddie pool and water playground.

Mar 26

    McKinley Park News - Easter Services, Kids Science Headline This Week's Events in McKinley Park
    Neighborhood congregations celebrate Easter this week and coming weekend, including Blessed Sacrament Parish's Ascensions of the Cross , with a walk through the McKinley Park neighborhood on Friday morning. Ss. Peter and Paul Church plays host to the all-parish Holy Saturday Easter Service on Saturday evening, the Blessing of the Easter Baskets earlier that day at noon, Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.

Mar 23

    McKinley Park News - Youth Anti-Substance Abuse Coalition Presses Forward with Outreach, Data Survey
    Data on teen substance abuse is one of the most useful tools for evaluating usage and the effectiveness of programs to combat it, and the McKinley Park Underage Drinking & Other Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) is pushing forward with assisting rollout of the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey.

Mar 22

Lots of info here on council and neighborhood updates ...

    McKinley Park News - Development Council Tours Razzmatazz, Shares Program and Community Updates
    The McKinley Park Development Council toured the Chicago Indoor Sports and Razzmatazz Family Fun Center at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21, including a peek at business operations, updates on council projects and event announcements from neighborhood groups.

Mar 21

    McKinley Park News - Garcia, Anaya, Fraustro-Sandoval Notch Wins in Local Elections
    Local leaders Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Alma Anaya and Beatriz Fraustro-Sandoval won their election contests on Tuesday, March 20, setting Garcia and Anaya up as leading candidates for their offices in the November 20 general election and placing Fraustro-Sandoval on the 14th Subcircuit of Cook County as judge.

Mar 20

    McKinley Park News - Aquinas Highlights Catholic Sisters' Contributions at Dine and Discuss
    "Madre, if we could only speak English," were the words that inspired the Adrian Dominican Sisters to start the Aquinas Literacy Center, according to an accounting shared at the center's Dine and Discuss event on Tuesday, March 13.

Mar 19

    Neighborhood News
    This week in McKinley Park, join the McKinley Park Development Council on Wednesday night for social networking and fun at Razzmatazz, find kids and family fun at the library and get assistance from the ward office. These events are more are going on for the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Mar 16

    McKinley Park News - Marcos Raya Moves to McKinley Park
    Renowned Chicago artist Marcos Raya has relocated his estudio to McKinley Park after decades of working from the Pilsen neighborhood. Raya, who is well-known for his visual art, his murals in Pilsen and his longtime art and activism, said rising prices were a key consideration for making the move.

Mar 15

    Neighborhood News
    The Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting for Beat 912 on Wednesday, March 14, featured new Chicago Police Department 9th District Commander Randall Darlin, who introduced himself, outlined future policing strategies for the neighborhood and touched on recent crime incidents, including the robbery and shooting the afternoon of Tuesday, March 12, at West 36th Street and South Winchester Avenue.

Mar 14

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Advisory Council Re-elects Officers for 2018 Season
    The McKinley Park Advisory Council, the citizen-run stewardship and advocacy organization for McKinley Park, re-elected its incumbent slate of volunteer officers at its monthly meeting on Monday, March 12.

Mar 13

    McKinley Park News - Civic Association Plots Spring Plans, Development Inquiries
    The March 7, 2018, meeting of the McKinley Park Civic Association touched on the past banquet and the upcoming Memorial Day parade.

Mar 12

    McKinley Park News - Community Groups, Senior Activities, Dining and Punk Rock Lined Up for McKinley Park
    This week in McKinley Park, Dine and Discuss at Aquinas, catch punk rock at One City Tap, hit advisory council and CAPS meetings, enjoy senior activities, connect with Local School Councils, and more in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Mar 09

    McKinley Park News - Namaste Student Beni Cwiakala Competing on MasterChef Junior
    Namaste Charter School fifth-grader Beni Cwiakala is a contestant on the MasterChef Junior TV show currently airing nationwide. The contest, now in season six, is in the process of showing Cwiakala's and others' progress as they face various cooking challenges adjudicated by celebrity chef judges. "I am very determined and competitive," Cwiakala said.

Mar 08

Weight Watchers

Hello. Is anyone interested in joining WW? I just joined and I go downtown to the meetings. If we can get 15 people interested in attending meetings they would provide a group leader. Then I would ask Harrison Park if we could use a meeting room. If you are interested please contact me with your phone # and your preference for AM, Lunch or PM times. Thank You! Be Well. :-)

Mar 08

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Incubator Brings Support for Entrepreneurs, Small Business
    The 36squared Business Incubator Sponsored by CIBC is up and running in the McKinley Park neighborhood and ready to offer free help to local businesses and entrepreneurs. "We provide everything from writing a basic business plan through getting funding," said Executive Director Andrew Fogaty. "Our role is to provide free business help."

Mar 07

    McKinley Park News - Civic Association Celebrates Top Teachers, Leaders at Banquet
    The McKinley Park Civic Association feted outstanding local educators and leaders at its 47th annual banquet, held on Sunday, March 4, at Polonia Banquets. Nine local teachers received honors as Outstanding Educators of the Year, and Illinois 2nd District State Rep. Theresa Mah accepted her 2018 William H.G. Toms Community Service Award.

Mar 06

    McKinley Park News - Dozens of McKinley Park Properties Hit Tax Delinquency List
    Dozens of the McKinley Park neighborhood's residential and commercial properties appear on the delinquency list for 2016 taxes and are at risk of being included in Cook County's upcoming annual tax sale on May 4, according to public data released by the Cook County Treasurer's office.

Mar 05

    McKinley Park News - Celebrate St. Patrick's, Connect via Community Groups and More This Week in McKinley Park
    If you crave a St. Patrick's Day dinner with all the trimmings, look no further than Blessed Sacrament Parish this coming Saturday night. The parish's St. Joseph & St. Patrick Saturday Night Supper offers a traditional holiday spread, starting after mass at 5 p.m. on March 10 at Ss.

Mar 02

    McKinley Park News - Community Garden Signups Begin Today
    Signups for McKinley Park Community Garden plots run March 1-10, or until all plots are reserved.

Mar 01

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Farmers Market Seeks Vendors, Volunteers for 2018 Season
    The 2018 McKinley Park Farmers Market still has vendor slots available for the popular weekly neighborhood event and is reaching out to potential vendors and volunteers who wish to get involved. The market will offer fresh produce, ready-to-eat items and local goods every Sunday from June 4 through October 28, 2018, at its standing location beside the William McKinley statue in the northwest corner of the park.

Feb 28

    McKinley Park News - Horizon Science Academy Rated in Illinois State Report Card
    The State of Illinois has released its report cards for neighborhood schools, including for Horizon Science Academy at 2245 W. Pershing Road. The school, which educates kindergarteners through high schoolers, showed a mix of performance results, with one bright spot being mathematics performance for elementary students.

Feb 27

    McKinley Park News - Tour Offers Peek Inside Central Manufacturing District Buildings
    Three gargantuan city-owned properties in the Central Manufacturing District received scrutiny from architects and planners this past Friday, February 23, during a tour designed to market their sale and redevelopment. As a lead-in to C40's Reinventing Cities design competition, the tour meandered through the lots and buildings stretching from 1717 to 1819 West Pershing Road, led by representatives from the City of Chicago's Department of Planning and Development.

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