Starbucks, 7-Eleven Gas Station Construction Begins at Archer and Western

Published December 12, 2021

Build-out has begin for a planned Starbucks drive-through restaurant and 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at a long-vacant plot at South Western Avenue and South Archer Avenue in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • Build-out begins for Starbucks drive-through and 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station.
  • City-issued building permits detail scope of current work and anticipated permits for interiors and underground gas tanks.
  • Site renderings from developer show prospective layouts and building elevations.

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Latino Caucus Ward Map Keeps McKinley Park Whole

Published December 6, 2021

Three redistricting maps propose new ward boundaries for Chicago, with two maps splitting the McKinley Park neighborhood and one from the city council's Latino Caucus proposing a Bubbly Creek border between the 11th and 12th wards.

  • Bubbly Creek would be the border between 11th and 12th wards in proposed Latino Caucus redistricting map.
  • Two other proposed maps — including one from the City of Chicago's rules committee — chop up the neighborhood.
  • Chicago City Council blows Dec. 1 deadline, so maps might be decided by voters for the first time in decades.

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Robotics Whiz Named Top Charter School Senior in Illinois

Published December 3, 2021

Carleage Perez, a student at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park, is the top charter school senior in Illinois, according to the award from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools celebrated at a media breakfast at the school.

  • Carleage Perez wins Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.
  • Student win celebrated at a Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park media breakfast on November 18, 2021.
  • Horizon also named No. 1 Illinois charter elementary and middle school by U.S. News and World Report.

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McKinley Park El Stop Joins Chicago Transit-Oriented Pilot Program

Published November 22, 2021

The 35th/Archer Orange Line El station and surrounding area is the focus of a winning project to bring equitable transit-oriented development (ETOD) to Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • Chicago's Equitable Transit-Oriented Development (ETOD) Pilot Program picks 35th/Archer Orange Line El stop.
  • Award comes with $15,000 for technical assistance, traffic study and multi-language engagement.
  • McKinley Park Development Council wins project, aligning with McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan.

Read more: McKinley Park El Stop Joins Chicago Transit-Oriented Pilot Program

Aquinas Tutors Grow Numbers Through Remote Learning

Published November 21, 2021

Aquinas Literacy Center continued its tutor training through an online training session on Saturday, November 11, 2021, adding five new volunteers who will teach English to adult learners in the McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • Aquinas Literacy Center continues training tutors through an online session on Saturday, November 11, 2021.
  • Five new volunteers have joined the group to train adult learners in the English language.
  • The next training session is set for January 22, 2022, at the center.

Read more: Aquinas Tutors Grow Numbers Through Remote Learning

 
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