Meet Your Neighbor: McKinley Park Childrens Librarian Katie Boucher

Published July 17, 2022

The childrens librarian at the McKinley Park branch of the Chicago Public Library continues programming for kids, from the youngest children through teen-agers, bringing in-person events back after successfully navigating COVID-19.

  • McKinley Park library's childrens librarian programs in-person events after successfully navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Online library story times during COVID drew big crowds of kids from across the city.
  • Current library programs for young people range from early childhood story times to teen book clubs to special events.

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City Again Seeks Developers for Historic Central Manufacturing District Properties

Published July 14, 2022

Chicago is once again trying to get developers to bite on two underused and dilapidated properties in the Central Manufacturing District along Pershing Road.

  • City of Chicago seeks developers for dilapidated warehouse, vehicle storage yard for city-owned properties on Pershing Road.
  • Community Development Commission approves pitch from city planner Nolan Zaroff to solicit development proposals.
  • Developer proposals due by October 21, reports Crain's Chicago Business.

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Grant Powers Teen Nature Program at Play Garden

Published July 8, 2022

The McKinley Community Play Garden has won a $35,000 grant from the 12th Ward for a teen nature program running into early August at the garden space.

  • McKinley Community Play Garden wins a $35,000 grant to support a teen nature program running into August.
  • 12th Ward selects garden for grant award alongside three other ward organizations.
  • Play garden closed for teen use only on afternoons Tuesdays through Fridays.

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Street Soccer Tour Lands in McKinley Park

Published July 6, 2022

Four temporary soccer pitches tempt neighborhood players into pick-up games through Wednesday, July 13, at Chicago's McKinley Park thanks to the Street Soccer Tour.

  • Four temporary soccer pitches pop up in McKinley Park for pick-up games.
  • Street Soccer Tour visits McKinley Park through Wednesday, July 13, before traveling to other Chicago parks.
  • Best neighborhood soccer teams in the city get ready for the Chicago Street Soccer Cup this fall.

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McKinley Park Swimming Pool Opens Today

Published July 5, 2022

The McKinley Park swimming pool has opened for swimmers, offering sessions for adults, families and open swimming on Tuesdays through Saturdays running until August 20.

  • McKinley Park pool opens alongside other Chicago Park District pools.
  • Pool at McKinley Park offers sessions for families, adults and open swimming Tuesdays through Sundays.
  • Complete McKinley Park swimming pool calendar and schedule lists all swimming sessions.

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