Veterans Programs, Open Playgrounds Herald Step Toward Parks Reopening

Published February 25, 2021

Playgrounds at McKinley Park, Hoyne Park, Kucinski-Murphy Park and Mulberry Playlot Park are now open thanks to improving COVID-19 numbers, joined by new sports programs for veterans at the McKinley Park field house. 

  • Children and families can now enjoy the McKinley Park neighborhood's playgrounds after park district opens them back up.
  • New veterans programming at the McKinley Park field house includes archery, badminton and table tennis.
  • Mask-wearing and other safety precautions are still mandatory, says park district.

Read more: Veterans Programs, Open Playgrounds Herald Step Toward Parks Reopening

Youth Unemployment, High Rent Burdens Stand Out in McKinley Park Data from Heartland Alliance

Published February 20, 2021

A data portal from the Heartland Alliance sorts and details key indicators of community economy, health and education for the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago and other community areas citywide. 

  • McKinley Park neighborhood data for economic conditions, community health and education are all detailed in new portal.
  • McKinley Park stands out from adjacent neighborhoods in resident longevity, homeownership and more.
  • Data portal provides statistics for every Chicago community area and citywide averages.

Read more: Youth Unemployment, High Rent Burdens Stand Out in McKinley Park Data from Heartland Alliance

Development Council Launches Broadband Survey for Connected Communities Program

Published February 19, 2021

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A survey of Internet access, quality and use for Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood seeks to gather data to bridge the digital divide. Now open for responses, the survey is the first local project for the Illinois Connected Communities program. 

  • Internet survey seeks to query local conditions on access, quality and use for residents and businesses in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
  • Project from the McKinley Park Development Council is its first in the Illinois Connected Communities program.
  • Survey data to inform future programs on closing the neighborhood's digital divide.

Read more: Development Council Launches Broadband Survey for Connected Communities Program

McKinley Memorial On Chopping Block in Chicago Monuments Project

Published February 18, 2021

The memorial to President William McKinley in Chicago's McKinley Park is one of 41 Chicago monuments listed in a City project to discuss and potentially change historic markers tied to past racism and oppression. 

  • President William McKinley memorial in Chicago's McKinley Park is one of 41 listed for issues tied to historic inequity, racism and oppression.
  • City of Chicago-led project forms advisory committee to pick monuments, lead decision-making on monument changes and removal.
  • 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas tweets opposition to including McKinley Park in project.

Read more: McKinley Memorial On Chopping Block in Chicago Monuments Project

Neighborhood Plan Release Portends New Era of Development for McKinley Park

Published February 13, 2021

The McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan has landed, providing a blueprint for neighborhood development from the McKinley Park Development Council and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). 

  • The McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan provides comprehensive guidance on community development and improvement.
  • The just-released plan is a project of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) won by the McKinley Park Development Council.
  • Housing affordability, transit-oriented development and revitalizing the Central Manufacturing District included among plan focuses.

Read more: Neighborhood Plan Release Portends New Era of Development for McKinley Park

 
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