Fabrication Studio Makes Face Shields to Help Chicago Fight Pandemic

Published March 26, 2020

McKinley Park neighborhood-based Bridgewater Studio plans to produce 150,000 face shields for Chicago's first responders, transitioning equipment, know-how and personnel toward critically needed personal protective equipment.

  • Bridgewater Studio in the McKinley Park neighborhood adapts face shield design from NYC manufacturer.
  • Custom fabrication business aims to produce 150,000 face shields by Wednesday, April 8.
  • Face shields intended to support City of Chicago's first responders.

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Neighborhood Restaurants Feed McKinley Park with Delivery, Take-out During Pandemic

Published March 18, 2020

The McKinley Park neighborhood's restaurants continue to serve residents with take-out and delivery options during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, as displayed in an interactive map listing restaurants and their ordering details.

  • Restaurants in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago continue to stay open through the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
  • With dining rooms shuttered by state order, take-out and delivery remain options for hungry neighborhood residents.
  • Interactive map lists open neighborhood restaurants and service details.

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Chile Toreado Wows Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic

Published March 13, 2020

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McKinley Park neighborhood-based Chile Toreado inspires another glowing media review in the Chicago Tribune's write-up on the Mexican restaurant run by local resident and chef Jaime Sotelo.

  • Chile Toreado continues its string of plaudits and positive reviews in a write-up by Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Grace Wong.
  • Mexican restaurant in the McKinley Park neighborhood leverages cuisine from the family's farm near Ixcapuzalco, Guerrero.
  • Chef and co-owner Jaime Sotelo grew Chile Toreado from the successful 5 Rabanitos restaurant in Pilsen.

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$10 Million Construction Loan Lands For Ashland Warehouse Development

Published March 13, 2020

Building completion is slated for late summer 2020 for the Logistics Property Co.'s last-mile shipping warehouse at Ashland Avenue and 37th Street, a project now supported by a development loan from Inland Bank and Trust.

  • Logistics Property Co. anticipates completion of last-mile warehouse in late summer 2020.
  • Loan from Inland Bank and Trust finances construction for site in one of the neighborhood's designated industrial zones.
  • Coming warehouse is part of a wave of commercial and industrial development in McKinley Park.

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Civic Association Banquet Celebrates Teachers, Student Writers and McKinley Park Community

Published March 11, 2020

For the 49th year in a row, the McKinley Park Civic Association celebrated the community at its banquet and awards ceremony on Sunday, March 8, 2020, including feting the winners of Educator of the Year, the William H.G. Toms Community Service Award and local student writers.

  • The McKinley Park Civic Association celebrated at its 49th annual banquet and award ceremony on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
  • Educator of the Year and the William H.G. Toms Community Service Award winners received plaudits for their accomplishments.
  • For the first time, local students are honored for their award-winning essays in the association's new writing contest.

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