U.S. House Approves Funding for Bubbly Creek Cleanup

Published August 31, 2020

The South Branch of the Chicago river, also known as Bubbly Creek, may be set for cleanup after project funding is included in the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 as a provision sponsored by 3rd District Congressman Dan Lipinski.

  • Water Resources Development Act of 2020 includes funding to clean up the South Branch of the Chicago river, aka Bubbly Creek.
  • Project is one of many for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on local and national level and is sponsored by 3rd District Congressman Dan Lipinski.
  • Act still needs to pass U.S. Senate approval before being signed into law.

Read more: U.S. House Approves Funding for Bubbly Creek Cleanup

Donations Sought to Save Two Neighborhood Families from Evictions

Published August 27, 2020

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Two McKinley Park neighborhood families face evictions: a fate the McKinley Park Mutual Aid group hopes to prevent through online fund-raising via Venmo and a QR code pointing to the donation gateway. 

  • Two McKinley Park families face evictions from their neighborhood homes.
  • McKinley Park Mutual Aid group has raised $400, but still needs $2,000 to cover rent costs.
  • QR code points to Venmo-powered donation gateway for online giving.

Read more: Donations Sought to Save Two Neighborhood Families from Evictions

Divest, Imagine, Invest Protest Brings Police, Environmental Reform Message to McKinley Park

The Divest, Imagine, Invest march begins from the William McKinley memorial in McKinley Park on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
The Divest, Imagine, Invest march begins from the William McKinley memorial in McKinley Park on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
Published August 15, 2020

The Divest, Imagine, Invest protest in McKinley Park brought a collection of community organizations together to advocate for police reform, a focus on environmental racism and adoption of a Green New Deal.

  • Divest, Imagine, Invest protest and march focuses on police, environmental reform advocacy.
  • Over 100 protesters, marchers and event organizers came to McKinley Park.
  • Event organized by Sunrise Movement Chicago was co-sponsored by the Southwest Environmental Alliance, McKinley Park Mutual Aid, the Grassroots Collaborative, the 12th Ward IPO and Neighbors for Environmental Justice.

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Local Pollution Hotspots, Coming Industrial Development IDed in UIC Study

Published July 14, 2020

"Identifying Environmental Hazards within Southwest Chicago" comes from a research team at the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health and tallies pollution sources and impact across the Southwest Side.

  • "Identifying Environmental Hazards within Southwest Chicago" looks at local emissions sources and their impact across the Southwest Side.
  • Research team from the University of Illinois at Chicago releases study in partnership with the Southwest Environmental Alliance.
  • Analysis notes how City of Chicago planning and policy portend more industrial businesses moving into area.

Read more: Local Pollution Hotspots, Coming Industrial Development IDed in UIC Study

McKinley Park Named Connected Community for Statewide Internet Program

Published July 10, 2020

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The McKinley Park Development Council lands the Illinois Connected Communities program for McKinley Park, which will work to expand broadband access and literacy in the neighborhood.

  • McKinley Park Development Council lands Illinois Connected Communities program to bring better broadband to the neighborhood.
  • Statewide initiative is first planning step toward participation in the $420 million Connect Illinois program.
  • McKinley Park is one of 12 communities in first cohort of statewide program.

Read more: McKinley Park Named Connected Community for Statewide Internet Program

 
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