Music, Comedy and Civics Lead Events Lineup This Week in McKinley Park

Published September 30, 2019

Back to the Future is this Saturday's feature at the McKinley Park public library.Back to the Future is this Saturday's feature at the McKinley Park public library.The Otro Ritmo crew returns to One City Tap for a blowout show this Thursday night, October 3. Otro Ritmo Presents: Ethers, Thigh Master, Michael Beach & The Artists and Primitive Teeth brings bands to the McKinley Park neighborhood for a show featuring indie rockin' sounds from Chicago and Australia.

If stand-up comedy is more your thing, check out the Yeast Party Comedy Night on Thursday, October 3, at Marz Community Brewing Co. Host Clare Austen-Smith again features the best rising comics from Chicago and beyond at this stand-up showcase in the Marz tap room.

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ComEd Tools of the Trade Builds Hands-On Career Skills in Young Learners

Bryan Finley and Phillip Chavez work on one of their Tools of the Trade shop projects at the ComEd training center in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
Bryan Finley and Phillip Chavez work on one of their Tools of the Trade shop projects at the ComEd training center in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
Published September 26, 2019

Local students got their hands dirty this summer learning valuable and fundamental job skills through ComEd's Tools of the Trade program, a seven-week course taking place at the ComEd Training Center at 3536 S. Iron St.

McKinley Park neighborhood resident Phillip Chavez graduated alongside his peers in the program that puts tools and training in the hands of young people looking at careers in the trades.

"I'm interested in this," Chavez said. "I want to work on the smart grid."

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Jam-Packed Weekend Rolls McKinley Park into Fall

Published September 23, 2019

Marie Newman leadMeet U.S. Congress candidate Marie Newman at her house party on Saturday night, September 28.A weekend laden with fun community events is set to delight the McKinley Park neighborhood, including the Fishing Derby taking place on Saturday, September 28, at the McKinley Park lagoon. Local attorney Steve Demitro again brings the derby to the park, stocking the lagoon with hard-fighting sports fish hopefully landing in the nets of participating kids ages 7 to 13. While you're there, lend a hand to help spiff up the park at the McKinley Park Stewardship Day, also on Saturday.

The McKinley Park Farmers Market concludes its season on Sunday, September 29, with a blowout Farmers Market Concert: Kelly High School Marching Band performance. Fun favorites like Bocce Ball join market vendors, including the McKinley Park News, which is offering Neighbor Account Signups at our market booth.

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Pochos, Butterdough Pegged as "Best of the South Side"

Published September 18, 2019

The South Side Weekly has highlighted McKinley Park neighborhood businesses Butterdough and Pochos as two picks for their "Best of the South Side" issue, lauding the two eateries for their innovative cuisine.

Butterdough gets the nod as the "Best Window Into Baking" based on its flawless, evocative pastries in a piece by Jocelyn Vega, while Pochos lands "Best New Brunch" in a review from Joshua Falk.

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Women's Health and Fitness Focus of Muñoz-Hosted Event

Published September 18, 2019

Illinois 1st District State Senator Antonio "Tony" Muñoz hosted a local event for the National Women's Health and Fitness Day, bringing dozens of vendors and speakers to the National Latino Education Institute in support of women's health. Taking place on Friday, September 13, the event drew hundreds of local women who took advantage of workshops, health screenings, fitness sessions and health care resources.

"We were able to bring together a wide array of vendors and workshops to support women's health," Muñoz said. "Women are a driving force in our communities, and it’s important that they have access to resources they need."

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