Community Policing Returns to In-Person Meetings at McKinley Park

Published April 7, 2022

After two years of online meetings, residents and Chicago Police Department officers connected face-to-face about community policing issues and neighborhood events at the March CAPS get-together for police Beat 912.

  • Residents, Chicago Police Department officers connect in face-to-face meeting for Beat 912.
  • Meeting continues community policing CAPS program, including crime statistics and neighborhood updates.
  • Beat 912 seeks a volunteer facilitator who can assist community policing programs and help connect with the community.

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St. Baldrick's Head Shaves Support Cancer Research this Saturday

Published April 4, 2022

The Chicago Police Department's 9th District and William McKinley American Legion Post 231 team up to support childhood cancer research on Saturday, April 9.

  • Chicago Police Department's 9th District takes local lead in childhood cancer research fund-raiser on Saturday, April 9.
  • William McKinley American Legion Post 231 to host head-shaving event in their HQ's parking lot.
  • St. Baldrick's Foundation seeks to close "funding gap" for kids cancer research.

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McKinley Park Artist's Stalagmite Creamsicles Seed Native Plants

Published March 5, 2022

An on-the-street art exhibit in the 2400 block of West 34th Street showcased the ice sculpture of local artist Latham Zearfoss, presented with the support of the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

  • Exhibit on the 2400 block of West 34th Street presents the ice sculptures of local artist Latham Zearfoss.
  • Artwork contains nutrients and seeds designed to sprout after ice melts away.
  • Project supported by the Greater Southwest Development Corporation.

Read more: McKinley Park Artist's Stalagmite Creamsicles Seed Native Plants

New Coalition Ward Map Keeps McKinley Park Whole

Published February 18, 2022

The Latino Caucus and the Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission have teamed up to offer a new ward map for consideration in the June 2022 primary election, with Bubbly Creek as the dividing line between 11th and 12th  wards.

  • Latino Caucus and Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission join forces to propose a new map of Chicago's wards.
  • Proposed map sets Bubbly Creek as the border between 11th and 12th wards. contrasting with Rules Committee map.
  • Maps may be decided in a voter referendum during the June 2022 primary election.

Read more: New Coalition Ward Map Keeps McKinley Park Whole

Literacy Center Tutors Ready to Teach English to Adult Learners

Published January 31, 2022

Aquinas Literacy Center expanded its group of tutors who instruct immigrant English language learners, adding ten new volunteers who completed a daylong training session on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

  • Aquinas Literacy Center onboards ten new English language tutors.
  • Volunteers will work one-on-one with adult learners, many of whom are immigrants.
  • Next tutor training session set for Saturday, March 5, 2022.

Read more: Literacy Center Tutors Ready to Teach English to Adult Learners

 
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