McKinley Park War Hero Honored at Veterans Memorial

Published September 26, 2020

Henry Charkowski historic photo World War II US Army uniform 1940

Henry Charkowski, longtime McKinley Park neighborhood resident and Bronze Star recipient for service in World War II, was remembered in a ceremony and installment with family members on Saturday, September 19. 

  • Henry Charkowski lived for most of his life in the 3200 block of South Paulina Street, as did several members of his family.
  • For service across five theaters of conflict in World War II, Charkowski received Bronze Star medals.
  • Family members remember Charkowski in Wisconsin veterans park ceremony on Saturday, September 19.

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Halloween Prep, Fall Programs Begin at McKinley Park Field House

Published September 25, 2020

Neighborhood residents can donate decorations for Halloween display in the field house windows, providing frights October 13 through 31 as a way for families to safely enjoy the Halloween season. 

  • McKinley Park field house windows to host spooky Halloween sights October 13 through 31.
  • Neighborhood residents can donate frightful decor and effects to help families safely enjoy the season.
  • Fall park programs for kids 3 to 12 still have openings available.

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Parishioners Appeal St. Maurice Church Deconsecration and Sale

Published September 24, 2020

St. Maurice Church, slated for likely sale in a deconsecration decree from the Archdiocese of Chicago, gets a shot at preservation with the aid of Saving Our Catholic Churches, a new Chicago group providing help with Catholic canonical law.

  • St. Maurice Church in the McKinley Park neighborhood faces a likely sale after a deconsecration decree from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Saving Our Catholic Churches assists Blessed Sacrament Parish congregants with filing an appeal.
  • Process and deliberation is based on internal Catholic canonical law.

Read more: Parishioners Appeal St. Maurice Church Deconsecration and Sale

Street Artists, Businesses Unite to Support Paleta Vendor, Create New Public Artwork

Published September 21, 2020

The robbed ice cream vendor received funds raised from community support on Sunday, September 20, 2020, at a street art event with supporting artists and live mural painting at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue.

  • Robbed ice cream vendor receives over $2,000 in community support.
  • Street art event includes live mural painting by artists from Paint the City on boarded-up storefronts at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue.
  • GoFundMe campaign and art auction hosted by Counterfit funds all-volunteer effort from organizers Cesar Calderon and Marcelo Ruiz.

Read more: Street Artists, Businesses Unite to Support Paleta Vendor, Create New Public Artwork

Small Landlords Predominate in McKinley Park, Says Find My Landlord

Published September 19, 2020

Most landlords in the McKinley Park neighborhood own only one or two properties, according to a new data-based service that lists landlords and their aggregated ownership information for every residential rental in Chicago.

  • Most landlords in McKinley Park own only one or two rentals, according to new service based on public data.
  • Every residential rental is listed, along with landlords' names and their aggregated property ownership across Chicago.
  • Project from Chicago's Democratic Socialists of America seeks to illuminate property ownership and rentals as pertains to tenants' rights.

Read more: Small Landlords Predominate in McKinley Park, Says Find My Landlord

 
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