Cops Hunt Killers in McKinley Park Homicides

Published September 2, 2022

Four homicides in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood has outpaced all of 2021 and has police apprehending and announcing suspects, while families await answers on a "connected" pair of slayings on the same block.

  • Four McKinley Park neighborhood homicides this spring and summer has outpaced all of 2021.
  • Chicago police release video, images of suspects in April 8, 2022, slaying of Ryan Arliksas.
  • Police apprehend and charge suspect in June 30 homicide of Mario Leyva while families await answers on two "connected" homicides.

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Most MAT Asphalt Odor Complaints Not Upheld, State Mum on Investigation

Published August 29, 2022

Analysis of data from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) examine distribution and status of MAT Asphalt odor complaints, while the Illinois Attorney General investigation remains silent after one year.

  • MAT Asphalt complaint data from the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency show distribution, status of complaints.
  • Illinois Attorney General remains silent on announced investigation into MAT Asphalt after one year.
  • Complaints are cited as reason for state investigation and suspended asphalt contract bidding from the City of Chicago.

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Secretary of State Lauds Horizon School's Organ Donor Poster Winners

Published August 23, 2022

At a ceremony at the McKinley Park public library, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White congratulated three winners of the statewide Life Goes On organ donor poster contest, all of whom attend Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park.

  • Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White lauds winners of the statewide Life Goes On organ donor poster contest.
  • All three winners, including overall winner 8-year-old Zeyneb Efe, attend Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park.
  • Ceremony at the McKinley Park public library highlighted the students' artwork, related how to sign up to be a donor.

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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.

Read more: Meet Your Neighbor: McKinley Park Childrens Librarian Katie Boucher

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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