Park District Programs Return at McKinley Park, Citywide

Published January 27, 2021

Volleyball, table tennis, kids and veterans programming, and more have returned to Chicago's McKinley Park after COVID-19 pandemic conditions move the State of Illinois to its tier 3 mitigation plan.

  • Chicago's McKinley Park kicks off its winter programming a couple weeks late due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Now available is table tennis, volleyball, kids programs and sports for veterans and service members.
  • Safety measures, including social distancing and mask wearing, remain in-place throughout all park locations.

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Stoopin' Around Rates the Front Stoops of McKinley Park

Published January 26, 2021

The McKinley Park neighborhood's front stoops get rated and graded in the second episode of "Just Stoopin' Around," a web series from local showrunners Steve Schmitt and Milo Krimstein.

  • "Just Stoopin' Around" takes a lighthearted look at the front stoops of the McKinley Park neighborhood.
  • Showrunners Steve Schmitt and Milo Krimstein host and produce the original web series.
  • McKinley Park follows Logan Square as the second neighborhood for the show.

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Family Seeks Answers, Pleads for Info on McKinley Park Homicide

Published January 25, 2021

No suspects are in custody and little information is available on the homicide of Jean Carlo Cobian, shot in the early morning hours of Wednesday, December 30, 2020, near West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue.

  • Southwest Side 21-year-old Jean Carlo Cobian dies after being shot early in the morning of Wednesday, December 30, 2020.
  • A $5,000 reward seeks to inspire information and tips leading to arrests.
  • Mother pleads for any information to help solve the homicide of her son.

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Velma Thomas Teachers Endure Freezing Temps as Local School Council Opposes Reopening

Published January 14, 2021

The Local School Council for Velma Thomas Early Childhood Center in the McKinley Park neighborhood has unanimously opposed the Chicago Public Schools reopening plan, stating that it is unsafe and counterproductive to learning.

  • Local School Council unanimously votes against Chicago Public Schools reopening plan.
  • Teachers huddle in cold prior to mandated return to classrooms at Velma Thomas Early Childhood Center.
  • School district insists reopening is OK in Reopening Guide.

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Cardenas Puts Brakes on Dunkin' Drive-Through

Published January 11, 2021

12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas has halted the building permit for the proposed drive-through restaurant at 3650 S. Archer Ave., until a development meeting allows for community engagement.

  • The building permit for the proposed drive-through restaurant at 3560 S. Archer Ave. has been put on hold.
  • 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas halts permit, stating his office was not contacted about the drive-through.
  • Next steps involve community engagement through a development meeting, Cardenas says.

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