Development Council Advocates for Latino Caucus Ward Map

Published January 17, 2022

The McKinley Park Development Council issued a statement in support of the Latino Caucus ward map, a proposal for redistricting that keeps the McKinley Park neighborhood entirely within the 12th Ward.

  • McKinley Park Development Council issues statement in support of Latino Caucus ward redistricting map.
  • Proposed map is one of a handful, but the only one that keeps the McKinley Park neighborhood in a single ward: the 12th.
  • Council will discuss ward  redistricting maps and other neighborhood development at its meeting on Wednesday, January 19.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at McKinley Park

Published January 16, 2022

The Chicago Park District accepts drop-off of natural Christmas trees for recycling at McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, through Saturday, January 22, 2022.

  • Chicago Park District again hosts citywide Christmas tree recycling.
  • McKinley Park hosts drop-off location at 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, through Saturday, January 22, 2022.
  • Program provides free mulch for parks and residents, keeps recyclable waste out of landfills.

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Starbucks, 7-Eleven Gas Station Construction Begins at Archer and Western

Published December 12, 2021

Build-out has begin for a planned Starbucks drive-through restaurant and 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at a long-vacant plot at South Western Avenue and South Archer Avenue in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • Build-out begins for Starbucks drive-through and 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station.
  • City-issued building permits detail scope of current work and anticipated permits for interiors and underground gas tanks.
  • Site renderings from developer show prospective layouts and building elevations.

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Latino Caucus Ward Map Keeps McKinley Park Whole

Published December 6, 2021

Three redistricting maps propose new ward boundaries for Chicago, with two maps splitting the McKinley Park neighborhood and one from the city council's Latino Caucus proposing a Bubbly Creek border between the 11th and 12th wards.

  • Bubbly Creek would be the border between 11th and 12th wards in proposed Latino Caucus redistricting map.
  • Two other proposed maps — including one from the City of Chicago's rules committee — chop up the neighborhood.
  • Chicago City Council blows Dec. 1 deadline, so maps might be decided by voters for the first time in decades.

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Robotics Whiz Named Top Charter School Senior in Illinois

Published December 3, 2021

Carleage Perez, a student at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park, is the top charter school senior in Illinois, according to the award from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools celebrated at a media breakfast at the school.

  • Carleage Perez wins Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.
  • Student win celebrated at a Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park media breakfast on November 18, 2021.
  • Horizon also named No. 1 Illinois charter elementary and middle school by U.S. News and World Report.

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