Politics, Civics and Music Ignite McKinley Park This Week

Published February 11, 2020

Local and national politics pull fans and canvassers, music events fill neighborhood venues — including the Marz Record Fair — and the CAPS Beat 912 meeting, business networking and more round out this week's events schedule.

  • Politics and civics fill the neighborhood with canvassing, a watch party, the CAPS meeting and more.
  • A big lineup of music events include the Marz Record Fair, Otro Ritmo: South Side Punk Night, karaoke and DJs.
  • Gaming, learning and networking land at the McKinley Park library, Marz Brewing, Pacific Global Bank and other venues.

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Former Wrigley Factory Making Way for Last-Mile Warehouse

Published February 6, 2020

The long-shuttered Wrigley factory at West 35th Street and South Ashland Avenue is being torn down and replaced by a last-mile shipping warehouse, one of a string of similar developments in the McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • The long-shuttered Wrigley factory at West 35th Street and South Ashland Avenue will soon be demolished.
  • New last-mile shipping warehouse to rise this summer, one of several similar developments in the neighborhood.
  • Alderman, property management speak to site advantages and balancing industrial and residential interests.

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McKinley Park Dog Park Presents Soft (and Fuzzy) Opening

Published February 5, 2020

Neighbors and pet lovers are encouraged to make use of the now-open dog-friendly area in McKinley Park, the first dog park on the Southwest Side and the result of volunteer work by the McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council.

  • The new dog-friendly area in McKinley Park is now open for use by hounds and their humans.
  • This is the first dog park on the Southwest Side, the result of work by the all-volunteer McKinley Dog Park Advisory Council.
  • A grand opening will follow final dog park improvements this spring.

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Community Thanks Christine, Glenn Young for 26 Years of Community Policing

Published February 4, 2020

Glenn and Christine Young have stepped down after dozens of years leading local community policing efforts as facilitators of Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS). At the January 8 CAPS meeting, police officers, elected officials and neighbors thanked the Youngs for their service.

  • Christine and Glenn Young are stepping down after years as facilitators for Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS).
  • State Representative Theresa Mah, Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya, Alderman George Cardenas among speakers honoring the Youngs.
  • January CAPS meeting also featured neighborhood crime stats.

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Civic Association Meeting, Entertainment at the Library and Marz Brewing Lead This Week's Events Lineup

Published February 3, 2020

Tickets for the McKinley Park Civic Association banquet are on sale at the association meeting on Wednesday, February 5; the McKinley Park public library and Marz Community Brewing Co. again present another fun and full lineup of events this week.

  • The McKinley Park Civic Association Meeting on Wednesday, February 5, features Memorial Day planning and ticket sales for the association's March 8 banquet.
  • Marz Community Brewing lines up a full week of live entertainment, DJs, stand-up comedy and a pub quiz.
  • The McKinley Park library presents Charlotte's Web, gaming and senior computer training.

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