Feb 06

Updated Feb 07

    McKinley Park News - Robbers Targeting Residents in Garages and Back Yards, Cops Warn
    Chicago Police warned residents of a string of daytime robberies in garages and back yards, including one in McKinley Park on Saturday, January 27.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • It's upsetting, but the kind of thing I like to be informed of. Thank you

  • No description given of perpetrators? Color of car?

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    none were available, apparently, Muskateer.

Feb 05

    McKinley Park News - Political Candidate Forum, Blackhawks Clinic Highlight This Week's Events in McKinley Park
    This week in McKinley Park, catch leading local politicos speak at the 2018 Candidates Forum, send the kids out on the ice for the Blackhawks Hockey Clinics and get the scoop on the Wrigley factory site at the McKinley Park Civic Association Meeting. These events are more are taking place in the McKinley Park neighborhood this week.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Feb 02

Updated Feb 04

    Neighborhood News
    The family business of C&J Auto Parts is closing after over 65 years at its current location at 3200 S. Archer Ave. This Saturday, February 3, will be the last chance for customers to shop on the final day of C&J's going-out-of-business sale, ending the work that ran through four generations of the Zalon family.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • Sad 2 C go. Wonder what will take its place...HOPEFULLY NOT ANOTHER SPA!!

  • So sad!! No more family businesses anywhere!! Being run out by the big box stores! This is terrible.

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    Muskateer, I would note that this isn't a big box development (or doesn't seem to be). It will be mostly residential with first-floor commercial on the sidewalk facing the street.

Feb 04

Feb 02

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN CABINET ON FRONT (EAST) ELEVATION.

    3200 S. Western Ave. Issued January 31, 2018 Comment

Feb 01

Updated Feb 01

    McKinley Park News - Lipinski Calls for Bubbly Creek Cleanup to Move Forward
    Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) is renewing his calls for cleanup of the South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River, more commonly known as Bubbly Creek. The extremely polluted waterway, which gets its name from century-old slaughterhouse sludge still pushing bubbles to the surface, suffered another befoulement by diesel oil this past fall.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • Justin, have you heard anything about the other three phases, which may include erosion control, lighting and river walk?

Jan 31

    McKinley Park News - Aquinas Graduates New Batch of Literacy Tutors
    The Aquinas Literacy Center trained 20 new English as a Second Language tutors at its workshop this past weekend in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 31

Jan 30

    McKinley Park News - Community Garden Returning this Spring to New, Permanent Home
    The McKinley Park Community Garden is set to return to after over a year's hiatus from planting, weeding and harvesting at the popular neighborhood spot. Now assigned a new, permanent home on the Chicago Park District land "between the Damens," the garden will no longer face uncertainty about its future with each growing season.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 29

    McKinley Park News - Burglars Posing as Utility Workers, Cops Warn
    The 9th District of the Chicago Police Department released a Community Alert on burglars posing as utility workers who have struck in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 29

    McKinley Park News - Week Ahead Promises Jazz at the Library, Business Networking and More
    Jazz vibraphonist Thaddeus Tukes performs live at the library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, presenting The Story of Vibes in Chicago . Tukes will play and discuss Chicago vibraphone greats, including Lionel Hampton, as well as talk about his work with Chance the Rapper and the vibes' influence on Chicago's African-American jazz scene.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 26

Updated Jan 28

    McKinley Park News - Unionization Underway for Namaste Charter School Staff
    The staff at Namaste Charter School have filed for their intent to unionize, according to media reports.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • Fellow Resident-Non PC liflong B.P. resident.

    They will always want MORE money. Then they WILL have do deal with the voters,NOT the school board! Put ALL demands on the ballot!!

Jan 26

Year in Review #2017 Alderman Cardenas Throws...

Year in Review #2017 Alderman Cardenas Throws First Pitch for Omega Delta Baseball Season On April 22nd, 2017 Alderman Cardenas threw out the first pitch starting the season for the Omega Delta Baseball League at Hoyne Park, 3417 S. Hamilton. Each year the alderman sponsors a team to show his support for the incredible work of the league. Omega Delta is a regular sponsor of community activities at the park as well as baseball. The Alderman stated, "Baseball is a perfect way to showcase local talent and keep kids on the right track. Criminal activity is depleted with daily usage of the park. Making a strong community is a true team effort".

    Alderman George A. Cardenas
    Year in Review #2017 Alderman Cardenas Throws First Pitch for Omega Delta Baseball Season On April 22nd, 2017 Alderman Cardenas threw out the first pitch starting the season for the Omega Delta...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 25

    McKinley Park News - Youth Substance Abuse Awareness Program Rolls Out in McKinley Park
    Combating teens' false perceptions about their peers' use of alcohol and marijuana is one focus of the substance abuse awareness program rolled out this week in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Staff from the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) began their advocacy and information campaign as part of the McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substances Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS).
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 19

Updated Jan 24

Archer and Kedzie

Anyone know what is going up at the sight of the old White Castle at Archer and Kedzie? I saw construction starting this morning.

Jan 24

    McKinley Park News - La Palapa Undergoing Major Expansion to Building and Restaurant
    The iconic shark on the rooftop will return along with a fully refurbished and expanded restaurant at La Palapa, the popular Mexican seafood eatery on Damen Avenue just north of Archer Avenue.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 23

Updated Jan 24

In search of a small house or apt in Bridgeport , Ch. Il. 60608

The max rent is 900.00

  • Lily Maggie Lily Maggie Bridgeport resident

    Im looking for an apt, or small house to rent in Bridgeport, zip code 60608

    Move In date Jan/2018

  • Hi, we have an available apt at 26th and Princeton, if you are interested. It's a smaller 2 bed for $850.

  • Peter Drossos Douglas Park

    I have a 2 bedroom by Roosevelt and Western. Newly rehabbed. Great unit. Message me if you are interested.

Jan 23

    McKinley Park News - Rep Theresa Mah Receives Community Service Award at Open House
    Rep Theresa Mah received word of her winning the Toms Community Service Award at her open house via members of the McKinley Park Civic Association.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 22

    McKinley Park News - Literacy Tutor Training, Baseball Signup and More Coming This Week to McKinley Park
    This week in the McKinley Park neighborhood, volunteer to become a literacy tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center's training session this coming weekend , Friday evening and Saturday, January 26-27. The center works to satisfy an ever-growing demand for English learning by adult immigrants, and this worthy effort is great way to make friends, gain a skill and give back to the local community.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 21

Jan 19

Updated Jan 20

  • My guess is the re development of the rest of the CMD might not be far off, and the what ends up being done with the old Finkle steel site might be used as a precedent for re zoning. (even thought the land here is not nearly as desirable to developers)

  • Justin K. McKinley Parker since 2008, south sider since 1998

    The big push-pull, I think, is whether this goes toward residential development, or stays business/commercial (and thus brings jobs back to this area).

Jan 18

    McKinley Park News - Development Council Launches McKinley Park Initiatives at First Meeting
    The McKinley Park Development Council presented itself to the public at its inaugural meeting on Wednesday, January 17, launching a set of initiatives to benefit the McKinley Park neighborhood. Foremost among these is building a neighborhood development plan as part of the council's acceptance into the Local Technical Assistance program of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 17

    McKinley Park News - Street Art Glitters in the Crumbling Halls of the Candy King
    The abandoned Wrigley gum factory squats at the southeast corner of 35th Street and Ashland Avenue like a mouldering ruin. The site, a testament to corporate betrayal and official corruption, has been shuttered since 2006 and remains the biggest source of blight in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 16

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, January 26 (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, January 27 (9am to 4pm). Attendance on both days is required to begin as a tutor. Please register in advance. For more information, please contact Sabrina at sabrina@aquinasliteracycenter.org or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.

Jan 16

    McKinley Park News - Youth Substance Abuse Program Building Coalition for McKinley Park
    The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is spearheading a program to reduce youth alcohol and marijuana use in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Its McKinley Park Underage Drinking and Other Substances Prevention Coalition (McK-UDOS) looks to bring together community organizations with resources to enable education, awareness and advocacy on teen substance abuse.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 12

Updated Jan 15

Home prices are rising in the neighborhood

  • Bruce Brighton Park

    Would I want to live in the city again? No thanks.

  • Lou

    Fortunately for me and the other home owners in the area, there seems to be more people who think living in the city is a good idea. Have fun living in the burbs.

  • I wonder if it'll push west into Brighton Park.

    Anybody know who's buying up the single-family homes just north of Archer & Western on Western? Can't find these listed anywhere. Wonder what the sales price is.

Jan 15

    McKinley Park News - Civic Engagement, Kids Fun and More Lined Up This Week in McKinley Park
    The week ahead in McKinley Park promises great opportunities for civic engagement, fun kids and family activities, and ways to keep your New Year's resolutions to get fit. Kids fun this week centers around our excellent library, with events like LEGO at the Library, 4:30 p.m.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 15

Jan 11

Updated Jan 12

Cleaning person

Im looking for a cleaning person. I pay $15 per hour. I live on 18th st. Near harrison park. I have a small 1 bedroom.

  • Hi Marla - You can call my room mate Kris. She is interested and we live in the area -- CERMAK & PAULINA. 773-562-9365. I am a slob and she keeps up with my mess so she is pretty good.

Jan 11

    Neighborhood News
    The January 10 meeting for Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) program presented introductions of new CAPS personnel, as well as a summary of neighborhood crime reports and strategies for neighbors to work together to fight crime.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 10

    McKinley Park News - McKinley Park Advisory Council Plots Dog Park Development, 2018 Programs
    The McKinley Park Advisory Council and its Dog Park Committee solidified plans for 2018 at its January 8 meeting at the McKinley Park fieldhouse. Notably, development of the dog park project continues to move forward, with the committee receiving the latest site plans and a detailed breakdown of costs from the Chicago Park District.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 10

Jan 09

    McKinley Park News - Velma Thomas Principal Promoted to CPS Leadership Program
    Mary Kay Richardson, principal of the Velma Thomas Early Childoood Center at 3625 S. Hoyne Ave., has joined the ranks of leading Chicago Public Schools (CPS) principals by entering the Independent Schools Principals progam. This program rewards high-performing CPS principals with more autonomy and networks top educators together to share best practices and further develop professional skills.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Jan 08

    McKinley Park News - Civic Association Sets 2018 Plans and Educator Awardees
    The McKinley Park Civic Association set plans for 2018 at its Jan. 3 meeting, including the upcoming annual banquet on March 4 featuring top local educators and community leaders, the 2018 Memorial Day Parade and the 2018 Omega Delta Baseball season.
    https://mckinleypark.news

Aug 11 2016

Updated Jan 05

Obnoxious Loudness in Pilsen

How can people in certain parts of Pilsen tolerate Banda music and drunkeness in the middle of the night? How? The is a total lack of regard for people who have wake up early. Moreover, if you call the police, you become a target for their animosity. Does anyone know how to silence these folks without becoming a target?

  • Ringo712 Block Captain

    I live in La Villita so it's the same if not more so. It comes with the territory for living around Mexican Immigrants. It's a different way of life you need to get used to if you want to live Amongst different cultures

  • I've been here 6 years..a transplanted South Chicagoan.. Its a shame gentrification has softened peoples ears.. There are bigger fish to fry..but keep complaining about Banda music.. The assault rifles down Cermak Road during school hours bring perspective..

Jan 05

  • Permit issued for signs

    INSTALL ONE INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED WALL SIGN CABINET ON SIDE (SOUTH) ELEVATION.

    3200 S. Western Ave. Issued January 3, 2018 Comment

Jan 04

    Crain's Chicago Business
    Visit Crain's Chicago Business for complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.
    https://home.chicagobusiness.com

Dec 27

Subway on archer???

Does anyone know when Subway is opening near Archer and Pershing?

Dec 26

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Dec 11

Updated Dec 12

Save Ace Technical Charter High School

ACE Tech is outperforming three closest community schools, so why is CPS threatening to shut this school down?

Ace Technical Charter High School located at 5410 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60609 is the only charter in Chicago charged with preparing students for lucrative careers in the trades. Architecture, Construction and Engineering.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    CPS appointed board of directors is planning to close ACE Tech, because the school has been effective in preparing African American youth to become gainfully employed in Chicago's construction trades and racist construction trades unions....Where blacks in represent only 1.2 % of securing construction trade contracts in Chicago!

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