Neighborhood Business Incubator Hums with New Grant Funding, Executive Director Award

Published July 25, 2021

The 36Squared Business Incubator lands $80,000 in federal funding with the help of U.S. Rep. Marie Newman, and Executive Director Andrew Fogaty gets picked as a State Star within the Small Business Development Center network.

  • 36Squared Business Incubator lands $80,000 in planned federal funding.
  • U.S. Rep. Marie Newman helps steer community project monies to the business development center.
  • Incubator Executive Director Andrew Fogaty receives top statewide award.

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Marz Brewing (and Mom's Food) Gets Nod in Bon Appétit

Published July 24, 2021

Columnist and chef Valeria Taylor lauds Marz Community Brewing Co. and its kitchen, hosting Japanese comfort food from Mom's, in a write-up of her culinary trip through Chicago.

  • Valeria Taylor, columnist and chef, highlights Marz Community Brewing Co. in a recent write-up.
  • Mom's restaurant, which operates out of the tap room kitchen, gets raves for its Japanese comfort food.
  • Magazine column highlights Marz among other locations in a culinary trip through Chicago.

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Community Policing Group Returns for BBQ in McKinley Park

Published July 17, 2021

Coming together face-to-face for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAPS Beat 912 community policing group celebrated with hot dogs and drinks while getting updates on neighborhood crime from Chicago police.

  • CAPS Beat 912 reconvenes face-to-face for first in-person event since before the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Chicago police provide updates on McKinley Park neighborhood crime statistics.
  • State Rep. Theresa Mah, Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya and Alderman George Cardenas speak at the BBQ.

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Largest Aviation Maintenance School in U.S. Lands in McKinley Park

Published July 14, 2021

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance is opening its largest campus this fall in a converted new warehouse at South Ashland Avenue and West 37th Street, launching the only FAA-certified mechanics program in the Chicago area.

  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance is building its largest campus in a warehouse at 3711 S. Ashland Avenue.
  • School will offer FAA-certified mechanics training and drone pilot training.
  • Hundreds of students anticipated daily at the new school; dozens of new neighborhood jobs created to support it.

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McKinley Park Carjacking in 2020 Among Fewest Per Community Area

Published July 7, 2021

The McKinley Park Community Area recorded a single carjacking in 2020, placing it among Chicago's community areas with the fewest that year, according to an analysis by the Better Government Association.

  • McKinley Park Community Area records single carjacking in 2020, among fewest per community area in Chicago.
  • Better Government Association report compares 2020 carjackings citywide and details dearth of resources for young offenders.
  • Neighborhood's sole carjacking had three offenders tripping a garage door sensor off an alley on October 21, 2020.

Read more: McKinley Park Carjacking in 2020 Among Fewest Per Community Area

 
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