McKinley Park Surrounded by Areas of Highest Industrial Burden

Published August 23, 2021

Chicago's environmental hazards and their distribution show an unequal burden borne by neighborhoods in the South and West sides, according to the latest study from the University of Illinois - Chicago's School of Public Health.

  • South and West side neighborhoods bear the biggest burdens from Chicago's industrial activity, a new study shows.
  • Environmental justice analysis from the University of Illinois - Chicago's School of Public Health looks at toxic hazards, industrial roads, rail yards and brownfields.
  • Study expands on previous examinations of toxic sites and school populations.

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McKinley Park American Legion Hosts Community Hoedown

Published August 18, 2021

The William McKinley American Legion Post 231 celebrated veterans and the community at its annual summer party: a hoedown and picnic at the post on Saturday, August 7, 2021.

  • William McKinley American Legion Post 231 throws down a hoedown on Saturday, August 7, 2021.
  • Community event part of new programs and outreach at the post, leaders say.
  • Illinois 1st District State Senator Tony Muñoz joins veterans to present awards to young artists.

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Major Crimes Rate Falls by Double Digits in McKinley Park, Nearby Neighborhoods

Published August 17, 2021

The number of reported major index crimes for the McKinley Park Community Area and its Chicago Police Beat 912 has continued to fall year-to-year, a trend that started before and continues through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Reported incidents of major index crimes continue to fall for the McKinley Park Community Area and its Chicago Police Beat 912.
  • Trend started before and continues through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 9th District Commander Don Jerome credits officers, community policing group.

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Cardenas Vows Downzoning in Wake of Planned 24/7 Taco Bell Drive-Through

Published August 6, 2021

A new Taco Bell drive-through operating around the clock is planned for South Ashland Avenue and West 34th Street, with car-friendly zoning supporting such use, but opposed by 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas.

  • Proposed restaurant to operate around the clock at South Ashland Avenue and West 34th Street.
  • Development comes from same team as the Dunkin' drive-through across from the 35th/Archer El station.
  • 12th Ward alderman voices opposition, plans for community meeting later in August.

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Omega Delta League Wraps Another Home Run Season of Youth Baseball and Softball

Published August 6, 2021

Neighborhood champions of the Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League's 2021 season celebrate wins while awaiting the championship ceremony, fall baseball, movie nights and more fun in Chicago's Hoyne Park.

  • Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League concludes its 2021 season and announces champions.
  • All-volunteer, non-profit league plays from Chicago's Hoyne Park and powers lively activity there.
  • New baseball scoreboard comes thanks to the Chicago Cubs Diamond Project.

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