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

Marz Feeds the Hungry with Love Fridge, Mom's Meals

Published September 10, 2020

Marz Community Brewing Company has continued its free local nutrition assistance through the 24/7/365 Love Fridge program and weekly donated meals from Mom's chefs who have now found a home in the tap room kitchen.

  • Marz Community Brewing Company hosts a Love Fridge for 24/7/365 free food pick-up and donations.
  • Marz's Community Kitchen initiative provides hundreds of free meals weekly from the tap room kitchen and sister restaurants.
  • Mom's has made the move to Marz and is helping with Community Kitchen meals, plus tap room and special event menus.

Read more: Marz Feeds the Hungry with Love Fridge, Mom's Meals

Paleta Robbery Suspect Apprehended, Say Police

Published September 4, 2020

A 17-year-old juvenile suspect has been apprehended in connection with the robbery of a McKinley Park neighborhood ice-cream vendor on August 25, 2020, in the 3600 block of South Honore Street, thanks to community help identifying the suspect.

  • A 17-year-old juvenile suspect has been taken into custody in connection with the August 25, 2020, robbery of a push-cart ice cream vendor.
  • Officers from the 9th District cited community help in identification after they distributed video and images of the incident.
  • Single charge of armed robbery anticipated against the suspect, say detectives.

Read more: Paleta Robbery Suspect Apprehended, Say Police

9th District Seeks Help Identifying Robbers of Paleta Vendor

Published August 31, 2020

A local push-cart ice cream seller suffered through a robbery on Tuesday, August 25, in the 3600 block of South Honore Street by two unidentified males now sought by Chicago Police detectives who released photos and video of the incident.

  • Local ice cream seller robbed by two men on Tuesday, August 25, in the 3600 block of South Honore Street.
  • Detectives working from the 9th District are asking for help identifying the robbers and additional sources of photos and video.
  • Two men are pictured on video approaching paleta vendor before accosting and robbing him.

Read more: 9th District Seeks Help Identifying Robbers of Paleta Vendor

 
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