Neighborhood Teen Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self

Published April 15, 2020

A 16-year-old male and resident of the McKinley Park neighborhood died after a shooting incident on Tuesday, April 14, in the 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago.

  • 16-year-old dies from shooting incident on Tuesday, April 14, in the 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago.
  • Abdominal injury resulted from teen accidentally shooting himself, alderman says.
  • Neighbors encouraged by 12th Ward to report issues with nearby residence.

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Neighbors Activate McKinley Park COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network

Published April 14, 2020

Volunteers in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago have banded together to form the McKinley Park COVID-19 Support Network, a group to coordinate pandemic aid efforts and support vulnerable residents.

  • Local volunteers form the McKinley Park COVID-19 Support Network to offer aid and information during the pandemic.
  • Vulnerable residents and those in need can call, email and connect online in English, Spanish and Chinese.
  • Neighborhood-level efforts mirror those across the City of Chicago.

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McKinley Park Teen Missing Since February

Published April 10, 2020

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Police are asking for the public's help in locating missing McKinley Park teen-ager Axel Benetez, last seen in the 3400 block of South Hermitage Avenue on Thursday, February 27.

  • Axel Benetez was last seen in the 3400 block of South Hermitage Avenue.
  • 16-year-old was wearing a red sweatshirt, black pants and Nike sneakers.
  • Teen-ager has been missing since Thursday, February 27.

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Bubbly Creek Cleanup Moves Forward with Corps Feasibility Study

Published April 8, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the final report for its Bubbly Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study, a comprehensive set of recommendations for overhauling the polluted Chicago waterway.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases the final report for the Bubbly Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.
  • Highly polluted waterway could be improved by capping riverbed and restoring native habitat.
  • South Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago River still bubbles to this day.

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Fabrication Studio Makes Face Shields to Help Chicago Fight Pandemic

Published March 26, 2020

McKinley Park neighborhood-based Bridgewater Studio plans to produce 150,000 face shields for Chicago's first responders, transitioning equipment, know-how and personnel toward critically needed personal protective equipment.

  • Bridgewater Studio in the McKinley Park neighborhood adapts face shield design from NYC manufacturer.
  • Custom fabrication business aims to produce 150,000 face shields by Wednesday, April 8.
  • Face shields intended to support City of Chicago's first responders.

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