Backdoor Redistricting Deal Divides McKinley Park Between 11th, 12th Wards

Published May 17, 2022

The Chicago City Council has voted to approve a heavily gerrymandered ward map that irregularly splits McKinley Park into two wards, with the support of all three current alders whose wards currently cover the neighborhood.

  • Chicago City Council votes 43 to 7 to adopt a heavily gerrymandered ward map that irregularly chops up the neighborhood.
  • New map gets Yes votes from all three alders representing wards that currently cover the McKinley Park Community Area.
  • Vote comes despite opposition from community groups, residents and stakeholders.

Read more: Backdoor Redistricting Deal Divides McKinley Park Between 11th, 12th Wards

Neighborhood Demands Single-Ward Representation

Published May 12, 2022

A coalition of neighborhood community groups, elected officials, enterprises and institutions have co-signed a public letter asking that McKinley Park remain within a single ward through redistricting of Chicago's political boundaries.

  • Neighborhood community groups, elected officials, institutions and enterprises sign public letter asking that McKinley Park remain within a single ward.
  • Redistricting process looks to chop up neighborhood into multiple Chicago wards with irregular boundaries.
  • Change.org petition lets residents add their support for keeping McKinley Park whole.

Read more: Neighborhood Demands Single-Ward Representation

Kids Play, Community Celebrates as Baseball Returns to Hoyne Park

Published May 8, 2022

The Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League kicked off its 2022 season on Saturday, April 30, with a parade, ceremony, baseball games and cheer from the Chicago Cubs, elected officials, players, parents and coaches.

  • Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League kicks off opening day on Saturday, April 30.
  • Players, parents and coaches celebrate alongside elected officials and Chicago Cubs owners Tom and Laura Ricketts.
  • Neighborhood baseball field gets overhaul with help from the Chicago Cubs Diamond Project.

Read more: Kids Play, Community Celebrates as Baseball Returns to Hoyne Park

Memorial Day Parade Is On as Planners Call for More Marchers

Published May 7, 2022

McKinley Park's annual Memorial Day parade will step off on Monday, May 30, and the McKinley Park Civic Association announced details and a call for more participants at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 4.

  • Annual tradition for the McKinley Park neighborhood returns on Monday, May 30.
  • McKinley Park Civic Association and William McKinley American Legion Post 231 sponsor march through neighborhood.
  • Music groups especially sought to bolster parade, which is free for participants.

Read more: Memorial Day Parade Is On as Planners Call for More Marchers

New 11th Ward Alder Supports Ward Map that Divides Neighborhood

Published May 2, 2022
Chicago 11th Ward Alderwoman Nicole Lee portrait

Nicole Lee, the recently appointed 11th Ward representative on the Chicago City Council, says she supports a ward map that irregularly divides the McKinley Park neighborhood, keeping part of it in the 11th Ward and the rest in the 12th.

  • Nicole Lee, recently appointed to represent the 11th Ward on the Chicago City Council, says she supports dividing McKinley Park between 11th and 12th Wards.
  • Redistricting presents two competing maps that redraw ward boundaries, and voters may decide in June 28 referendum.
  • Latino Coalition map would keep all of the McKinley Park neighborhood within the 12th Ward.

Read more: New 11th Ward Alder Supports Ward Map that Divides Neighborhood

 
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