3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

    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

3 days ago

    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

4 days ago

    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

5 days ago

6 days ago

    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 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 07

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.....

Apr 28

Apr 26

    McKinley Park News - Neighbors, Panelists Debate Asphalt Plant Project at Community Meeting
    A capacity crowd packed the Wed., April 25, meeting about the MAT Asphalt plant, sponsored by the 12th Ward IPO and held at the McKinley Park library, to hear 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, activists Kim Wasserman and Olga Bautista, neighbor Amber Cicotte, MAT Asphalt reps Joe Hoyt and Tony Sanchez, Billy Drew and local residents debate the project.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 25

Alderman George A. Cardenas added 3 new photo...

12th Ward Report The week of April 16th, 2018 Light replacement on Troy Cermak to 26th St, Graffiti removal on 33rd and Western and tree trimming Rockwell and 25th pl. These are but a few of the hundreds of City service requests completed in our ward. Make sure to contact the Alderman's office with your 311 reports as well so we can follow up until completion.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman George A. Cardenas added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 25

    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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 24

Alderman George A. Cardenas added 3 new photo...

12th Ward Report The week of April 16th, 2018 Light replacement on Troy Cermak to 26th St, Graffiti removal on 33rd and Western and tree trimming Rockwell and 25th pl. These are but a few of the hundreds of City service requests completed in our ward. Make sure to contact the Alderman's office with your 311 reports as well so we can follow up until completion.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman George A. Cardenas added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 24

    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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 23

    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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 23

Alderman George A. Cardenas added 3 new photo...

12th Ward Report The week of April 16th, 2018 Light replacement on Troy Cermak to 26th St, Graffiti removal on 33rd and Western and tree trimming Rockwell and 25th pl. These are but a few of the hundreds of City service requests completed in our ward. Make sure to contact the Alderman's office with your 311 reports as well so we can follow up until completion.

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Alderman George A. Cardenas added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 22

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!
https://www.facebook.com/aldermangeorgecardenas/videos/10155786410894317/

    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...
    http://www.facebook.com

Apr 20

    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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 19

    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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 19

Apr 18

    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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 14

Alderman Cardenas Announces Jobs in 12th Ward

Alderman Cardenas Collaborates with Local Businesses for Jobs
As the 12th Ward business community grows Alderman Cardenas insists that local residents have a preference in the hiring process. A plethora of jobs are available from truck driver to engineers to line managers. Please go to the following business websites and addresses to apply for local jobs:

New Star Lighting
http://newstarlighting.com/
2225 W. Pershing Rd.
Chicago, IL 60609

MAT Construction
4450 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL 60609

Gold Standard Bakery
http://www.gsbaking.com/home.html
3700 S. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60609

Chicago ADA Paratransit (Coming soon to 43rd and Damen)
is looking for drivers. Apply on their website: https://www.cookdupagetransportation.com/work-us/employment-opportunities/.

    Luminaires | Newstar Lighting
    New Star Lighting, a division of 555 International, has been a leading manufacturer of quality driven luminaires for over 25 years.
    http://newstarlighting.com

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • Bruce Brighton Park

    A very nice program to learn about.

Apr 13

Apr 12

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Apr 10

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, April 27 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, April 28 (9am to 4pm). Attendance on both days is required to become a tutor. Please register in advance. For a registration packet, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

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.
    https://mckinleypark.news

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