Environmental Justice Issues Inspire New Pollution Sites Map

Published January 25, 2022

The University of Illinois — Chicago School of Public Health team measuring local environmental justice issues released its latest interactive map showing proximity to emissions sites in McKinley Park and Chicago.

  • University of Illinois — Chicago School of Public Health team releases interactive map showing proximity to emissions sources.
  • Map shows Toxic-Release Inventory sites, asphalt plants, rail yards, brownfields and neighborhood elementary schools.
  • Environmental justice map is the third in a series from the UIC team.

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MAT Asphalt Issues Emissions Testing Results

Published January 21, 2022

Results from 2021 emissions testing at MAT Asphalt overseen by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. EPA show pollution levels far below regulatory limits.

  • Results from 2021 emissions testing show MAT Asphalt pollution to be far below regulatory limits.
  • The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. EPA oversaw the standardized tests.
  • Emissions testing results precede anticipated hearing for 10-year operating permit.

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Annual Crime Rate Jumps 7 Percent in McKinley Park

Published January 20, 2022

Led by double-digit increases in assaults and motor vehicle thefts, incidents of major index crime increased in 2021 as compared to 2020 in the McKinley Park Community Area of Chicago.

  • Incidents of major index crime increase in 2021 as compared to 2020 in the McKinley Park Community Area of Chicago.
  • Assaults and motor vehicle thefts jump by double digits annually for the neighborhood.
  • All adjacent neighborhoods also report an annual increase in crime.

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Development Council Advocates for Latino Caucus Ward Map

Published January 17, 2022

The McKinley Park Development Council issued a statement in support of the Latino Caucus ward map, a proposal for redistricting that keeps the McKinley Park neighborhood entirely within the 12th Ward.

  • McKinley Park Development Council issues statement in support of Latino Caucus ward redistricting map.
  • Proposed map is one of a handful, but the only one that keeps the McKinley Park neighborhood in a single ward: the 12th.
  • Council will discuss ward  redistricting maps and other neighborhood development at its meeting on Wednesday, January 19.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at McKinley Park

Published January 16, 2022

The Chicago Park District accepts drop-off of natural Christmas trees for recycling at McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, through Saturday, January 22, 2022.

  • Chicago Park District again hosts citywide Christmas tree recycling.
  • McKinley Park hosts drop-off location at 2210 W. Pershing Road, Chicago, through Saturday, January 22, 2022.
  • Program provides free mulch for parks and residents, keeps recyclable waste out of landfills.

Read more: Recycle Your Christmas Tree at McKinley Park

 
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