McKinley Park Carjacking in 2020 Among Fewest Per Community Area

Published July 7, 2021

The McKinley Park Community Area recorded a single carjacking in 2020, placing it among Chicago's community areas with the fewest that year, according to an analysis by the Better Government Association.

  • McKinley Park Community Area records single carjacking in 2020, among fewest per community area in Chicago.
  • Better Government Association report compares 2020 carjackings citywide and details dearth of resources for young offenders.
  • Neighborhood's sole carjacking had three offenders tripping a garage door sensor off an alley on October 21, 2020.

Read more: McKinley Park Carjacking in 2020 Among Fewest Per Community Area

Dunkin’ Drive-Through Restarts After Developer Sues City

Published July 5, 2021

Development of the Dunkin' restaurant across from the 35th/Archer Orange Line El station is again underway following a successful lawsuit, with 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas criticizing plans for the drive-through.

  • Development of drive-through across from 35th/Archer Orange Line El station again underway after lawsuit.
  • Existing zoning, already-approved permits and developer track record support permit reinstatement, says suit.
  • 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas voices continued opposition to project.

Read more: Dunkin’ Drive-Through Restarts After Developer Sues City

Business Incubator Announces All-Abilities Entrepreneur Grants

Published July 4, 2021

The Boost Awards from the 36Squared Business Incubator again call for all-abiliites entrepreneurs to apply for up to $1,000 in startup funding, with an application deadline of Friday, July 16, 2021.

  • Boost Awards call for all-abilities entrepreneurs to apply for up to $1,000 in startup funding.
  • Program from McKinley Park-based 36Squared Business Incubator continues support for business founders facing a disability.
  • Applications are due on Friday, July 16, 2021.

Read more: Business Incubator Announces All-Abilities Entrepreneur Grants

Riverside Mall Plugs Remaining Vacancy with Comcast Xfinity Store

Published July 1, 2021

The Riverside Square shopping mall is adding a Comcast Xfinity store, set to open late summer 2021, filling one of the final vacancies in the bustling retail strip that includes the adjoining River's Edge Plaza.

  • Riverside Square shopping mall adds a new retail tenant in a formerly vacant space.
  • Comcast Xfinity store to open in late summer for service demonstrations and customer support.
  • Around 12 new jobs anticipated, with store seeking nearby residents for positions.

Read more: Riverside Mall Plugs Remaining Vacancy with Comcast Xfinity Store

Inventive Horizon Student Wins Regional Entrepreneurship Award

Published June 27, 2021

Thomas Bittings Jr Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park 202106

The Goldilocks Shower System is a new, award-winning temperature control invention from Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park student Thomas Bittings Jr., who won a $2,000 cash prize he'll use to help launch his product.

  • Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park student and inventor Thomas Bittings Jr. wins top honors from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.
  • Goldilocks Shower System invention lands $2,000 prize, which Bittings will invest in product launch.
  • Graduating high school senior plans to study engineering and business on a full-ride scholarship starting fall 2021.

Read more: Inventive Horizon Student Wins Regional Entrepreneurship Award

 
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