McKinley Park News Celebrates Publication of Over 500 Local News Articles


CHICAGO — The McKinley Park News is very proud to announce the publication of more than 500 neighborhood news articles about the McKinley Park Community Area and Central Manufacturing District of Chicago. The publication – online at – has been a neighborhood news source since 2016 and operated as a commercial news business since 2019.

“This benchmark represents the richness of the McKinley Park neighborhood and the news that it inspires,” said Publisher Justin Kerr. “When engaged deeply with a community, there is no shortage of news to report, even for just a single neighborhood.”

Nearly all of the items tallied are local news articles. Joining them are Opinion/Editorial essays and special editorial features like Local Business Profiles.

“Our new neighborhood news correspondents Kevin O’Neil and Katie Roberts contributed articles to get us over 500,” Kerr said. “We will look forward to them helping us surpass a thousand.”

All of the articles remain freely available on the McKinley Park News website and are sorted, indexed and searchable there. They join the many other free website and editorial features, including a calendar of neighborhood events and web-enhanced editions of important public documents such as the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan.

“We’re getting close to surpassing 15,000 listings of neighborhood events in our calendars,” Kerr said. Dozens of neighborhood Institutions enjoy free, enhanced website accounts to list their events there.

Kerr also noted the growing collections of hundreds of neighborhood building permits, crime reports and notable arrests with mug shots that have been a feature available to paid subscribers since last summer.

To celebrate publication of 500 local news articles, the McKinley Park News is offering a special promotion: 50 percent off the annual $29.95 subscription price for the first 50 subscribers who use the discount code CELEBRATE500 when signing up.

“Becoming a subscriber not only supports local journalism,” Kerr said. “It also gives you access to essential community content and features unavailable anywhere else: online or in print.”

The McKinley Park News is a micro-local online publication covering the McKinley Park Community Area and Central Manufacturing District of Chicago from its website at Its features include original news reporting, a comprehensive calendar of neighborhood events and an interactive membership and subscription system. Online as a neighborhood resource since 2012, the McKinley Park News launched its commercial operations in 2019 as a publication of Local News LLC.



Justin Kerr
(312) 560-1115
P.O. Box 9136
Chicago, IL 60609

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