41 hours ago

    McKinley Park News - Local Whiz Kid Sets Sights on Engineering Heights
    Local high school graduate and Chinese immigrant Amy Wu is going straight into the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's prestigious engineering program, thanks to support she's received from the community and the Bottom Line organization, which provides college support for students in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago and across the city.
    https://mckinleypark.news

2 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Muñoz Fetes Seniors at White Sox Outing
    Illinois 1st District State Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Antonio "Tony" Muñoz treated seniors to a White Sox outing, healthcare info and feedback session on June 14, 2018, in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, leaving from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
    https://mckinleypark.news
  • rra Diehard Cubs fan

    Glad they had fun would of been better if the Sox would of won. Maybe next time they should go to a Cubs game will have more fun.

4 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Local Musicians to Shine at Make Music Chicago in McKinley Park
    Make Music Chicago in McKinley Park is part of a worldwide music celebration, bringing live music and performance to McKinley Park the evening of the summer solstice, June 21. Attend to enjoy the shows and volunteer to help out. Many local musicians will be showcased in this premier festival for the neighborhood.
    https://mckinleypark.news

4 days ago

    McKinley Park News - Huge Music Lineup, Development Party at Marz Slated for This Week in McKinley Park
    On Thursday night, do not miss the stupendous lineup for Make Music Chicago in McKinley Park: 10 acts across three stages! Help neighborhood development and network with neighbors on Wednesday evening at the McKinley Park Development Council meeting. The pool opens this week, and the schedule is online.
    https://mckinleypark.news

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 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 23

New City - Safe and Peaceful Communities

In May 2018 The Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

May 23

Safe and Peaceful Communities - Gage Park

This week, the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities has awarded AWOFINC a 2018 grant, one of 132 rapid-response grants to support activities that promote safe and peaceful conditions in 19 prioritized Chicago communities. AWOFINC's Parent Information & Resouces, Violence Prevention Consortium and Youth Leadership & Development initiatives seek to identify and establish Community-Based Participatory Partnerships with groups and organizations. The consortium will be actively engaging multiple communities. Find out how you can participate in Leadership Training, Community Engagement, Violence Prevention initiatives as well as youth programs by contacting our office or send a message to any of our cooperating initiatives Facebook pages.

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 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 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 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

    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

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

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