Central Manufacturing District Highlighted As Top Endangered Chicago Site

Published February 27, 2020

The monolithic buildings of the Central Manufacturing District are one of the top seven endangered Chicago sites for 2020, said Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago.

  • Preservation Chicago releases annual list for 2020's most-endangered historic buildings and areas.
  • Historic manufacturing area alongside McKinley Park pegged as one of seven sites in danger.
  • Other endangered locations include Jackson Park, Unity Church and the Chicago Union Station Power House.
  • "Landmark-worthy" buildings should be saved and restored, says Preservation Chicago's executive director.

Read more: Central Manufacturing District Highlighted As Top Endangered Chicago Site

Music, Community Events Take the Lead This Week in McKinley Park

Signups are underway now for the upcoming season of play for Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball.
Signups are underway now for the upcoming season of play for Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball.
Published February 24, 2020

Head to One City Tap on Thursday for punk DJs at Otro Ritmo: Endless Night; Marz Community Brewing Co. continues their ongoing events series with jazz, karaoke and weekend DJs.

  • Otro Ritmo: Endless Night brings punk DJs to One City Tap on Thursday for the music collaborative's first foray in 2020.
  • Marz Community Brewing Co. continues to entertain with ongoing jazz, karaoke and DJ events.
  • Review Namaste Charter School on Wednesday at their open house.

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Essay Contest Winners Share Stories of Their Heroes

Published February 21, 2020

The McKinley Park Civic Association and Illinois 1st District State Senator Tony Muñoz announce five local student winners to be honored at the civic association banquet on March 8.

  • McKinley Park Civic Association and Illinois 1st District State Senator Tony Muñoz sponsor writing contest for local students.
  • Five winners will be honored at the upcoming civic association banquet on March 8.
  • Over 100 writing entries submitted within five contest categories.

Read more: Essay Contest Winners Share Stories of Their Heroes

Celebrate Mardi Gras, Connect with the Community This Week in McKinley Park

Published February 17, 2020

Mardi Gras gets into full swing with Polish pastry, glutinous beer and celebratory performances at Pączki Fest; the McKinley Park Development Council and local schools assemble; and music, film and gaming events entertain this week.

  • Party like you're in New Orleans for Mardi Gras at Pączki Fest.
  • McKinley Park Development Council and local schools host meetings and events.
  • Music performance, gaming events and cinema offer more neighborhood entertainment.

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Volunteer Tutors Train to Teach at In-Demand Literacy Program

Published February 12, 2020

Aquinas Literacy Center recently welcomed 14 new volunteers into its English literacy tutoring program, which provides free English training to adult language learners from its McKinley Park neighborhood-based headquarters.

  • Aquinas Literacy Center expands cadre of tutors by 14 new volunteers.
  • Two-day training program leads to one-on-one instruction with local English language learners.
  • Popular program inspires a big waiting list of pupils; next volunteer training is March 13-14 .

Read more: Volunteer Tutors Train to Teach at In-Demand Literacy Program

 
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