Street Artists, Businesses Unite to Support Paleta Vendor, Create New Public Artwork

Published September 21, 2020

The robbed ice cream vendor received funds raised from community support on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at a street art event with supporting artists and live mural painting at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue.

  • Robbed ice cream vendor receives over $2,000 in community support.
  • Street art event includes live mural painting by artists from Paint the City on boarded-up storefronts at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue.
  • GoFundMe campaign and art auction hosted by Counterfit funds all-volunteer effort from organizers Cesar Calderon and Marcelo Ruiz.

Read more: Street Artists, Businesses Unite to Support Paleta Vendor, Create New Public Artwork

Small Landlords Predominate in McKinley Park, Says Find My Landlord

Published September 19, 2020

Most landlords in the McKinley Park neighborhood own only one or two properties, according to a new data-based service that lists landlords and their aggregated ownership information for every residential rental in Chicago.

  • Most landlords in McKinley Park own only one or two rentals, according to new service based on public data.
  • Every residential rental is listed, along with landlords' names and their aggregated property ownership across Chicago.
  • Project from Chicago's Democratic Socialists of America seeks to illuminate property ownership and rentals as pertains to tenants' rights.

Read more: Small Landlords Predominate in McKinley Park, Says Find My Landlord

9th District Police Seek Help Identifying Gas Station Thief

Published September 18, 2020

A theft early in the evening on Wednesday, September 9, at the Marathon Gas station at West 35th and South Wood streets resulted in the loss of thousands of dollars in stolen cigarettes.

  • Early evening theft on Wednesday, September 9, results in loss of thousands of dollars in cigarettes.
  • Theft occurs while goods are being unloaded at the Marathon Gas station at West 35th and South Wood streets.
  • Surveillance video depicts suspect stealing from gas station owner's vehicle and absconding west on 35th.

Read more: 9th District Police Seek Help Identifying Gas Station Thief

Last Chance for McKinley Park Neighborhood to Get Counted for Census

Published September 16, 2020

The September 30 deadline looms for responding to the U.S. Census, a critically important count of citizens that will determine funding and political representation over the next decade, say local elected officials.

  • Census tract in McKinley Park fails to exceed 50 percent self-reporting rate.
  • Nationwide count of citizens will determine funding and political representation for the next 10 years.
  • Your responses before the September 30 deadline are critically important, say neighborhood elected officials.

Read more: Last Chance for McKinley Park Neighborhood to Get Counted for Census

Pandemic Stymies Fight Against McKinley Park Gang Houses

Published September 14, 2020

The CAPS Beat 912 meeting on Wednesday, September 8, provided updates on McKinley Park neighborhood crime and the response to it, including from 9th District community policing officer Jason Sollis and 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.

  • CAPS Beat 912 meeting on Wednesday, September 8, provides updates on McKinley Park crime and police and community response.
  • 9th District community policing officer Jason Sollis and 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas address recent increase in gang activity and shootings.
  • Community involvement key to identifying robber of neighborhood paleta vendor.

Read more: Pandemic Stymies Fight Against McKinley Park Gang Houses

 
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