Lightfoot Exhorts Neighborhood to Respond to Census

Published April 29, 2020

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks directly to the McKinley Park neighborhood in a video highlighting the local low response rate and the importance of the U.S. Census for funding and political representation.

  • Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the McKinley Park neighborhood needs to do better in responding to the U.S. Census.
  • Video message highlights importance of an accurate census count for funding and political representation.
  • Fewer than 50 percent of McKinley Park's residents have responded thus far, with only a third responding in some areas.

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Greene Elementary Cheers Students, Families and Neighborhood with Drive-Through Parade

Published April 28, 2020

Teachers, staff and families of Nathanael Greene Elementary School in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago shared greetings and encouragement at a safe distance via a drive-through parade on Friday, April 24.

  • Nathanael Greene Elementary School connects teachers, staff and families at a safe distance with a pandemic parade on Friday, April 24.
  • Dozens of decorated cars receive street-side greetings from neighborhood families on a route winding through the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
  • Signs state how much the students and teachers miss each other, offer encouragement and support during the pandemic.

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CAPS Beat 912 Moves Online to Share Crime Updates, Street Racer Plans

Published April 27, 2020

The meeting for Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) moved online on Wednesday, April 22, due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, providing McKinley Park neighborhood crime statistics and updates on the street racing hot spot on Ashland Avenue.

  • Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) met online on Wednesday, April 22, due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
  • McKinley Park neighborhood crime statistics showed a bump in auto thefts and recorded a pedestrian stabbing during a robbery.
  • Chicago's street racing community regularly meets at a hot spot in McKinley Park, with documentarians and police focusing on night-time gatherings.

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Cook County Health Data Reveals Neighborhood COVID-19 Deaths

Published April 17, 2020

Although data and maps from the Cook County Medical Examiner show no COVID-19 deaths in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, other reports note a significant nearby outbreak not yet included in medical examiner data.

  • Cook County Medical Examiner publishes extensive data on local COVID-19 deaths, showing zero in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
  • Media reports note a nearby COVID-19 outbreak not yet displayed in medical examiner data.
  • Multiple online tools include Cook County COVID-19 dashboard and death map.

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CBS 2 News Spotlights COVID-19 Outbreak in City Building on Pershing Road

Published April 16, 2020

The CBS 2 Chicago newsroom at WBBM-TV shares an expose on a deadly cluster of COVID-19 infections among City of Chicago workers at an historic Chicago Manufacturing District office building on Pershing Road.

  • CBS 2 Chicago news reports on COVID-19 outbreak among City of Chicago workers at McKinley Park office building.
  • Central Manufacturing District building houses city offices, storage and tradespeople.
  • News report ties death of city worker to COVID-19 infection, with at least five additional employees testing positive.

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