Southwest Side Environment Team Study Parallels Renewal for Metal Shredder

Published April 25, 2022

SIMS Metal Management in Pilsen gets examined in context of surrounding industry by the University of Illinois - Chicago team studying environmental justice issues in the McKinley Park and adjacent neighborhoods.

  • SIMS Metal Management in the Pilsen neighborhood scrutinized by study of surrounding industry and emissions sources.
  • Study comes from the University of Illinois - Chicago team examining environmental justice issues in McKinley Park and other neighborhoods.
  • Community meeting on SIMS set for Wednesday, April 27.

Read more: Southwest Side Environment Team Study Parallels Renewal for Metal Shredder

Ward Announces Community Micro-Grants

Published April 25, 2022

Funding for community projects line up $100,000 in grants for qualified 12th Ward community organizations to produce projects in arts and culture, or wellness and public safety.

  • $100,000 in funding for projects in arts and culture, or wellness and public safety, queues up for 12th Ward community groups.
  • City of Chicago now accepting micro-grant applications through May 20.
  • Recommended seminar on Friday, April 29, promises more information and grant application support.

Read more: Ward Announces Community Micro-Grants

Family, Police Appeal for Information in Slaying of McKinley Park Man

Published April 18, 2022

Family members share details of the homicide the night of Friday, April 8, of McKinley Park 27-year-old Ryan Arliskas and ask for help finding more video footage, as police relate updates and share public safety information.

  • McKinley Park neighborhood 27-year-old Ryan Arliskas fatally shot the night of Friday, April 8.
  • Victim's family members detail moments preceding homicide and ask for any video footage or information.
  • Community policing meeting touches on slaying, relates other crime and public safety updates.

Read more: Family, Police Appeal for Information in Slaying of McKinley Park Man

New McKinley Park Steward Announces Cleanup, Habitat Programs

Published April 10, 2022

The McKinley Park Bio Blitz joins park stewardship days kicking off on Earth Day weekend in Chicago's McKinley Park as the start of 2022 programming to support the park, organized by new steward Nicholas Efrosinis.

  • Bio Blitz, park stewardship days kick off season's activities for the natural area of Chicago's McKinley Park.
  • Nicholas Efrosinis, the new volunteer steward for McKinley Park, announces programs to begin on Earth Day weekend.
  • McKinley Park Community Garden plots are filled up for 2022; but waiting list is available.

Read more: New McKinley Park Steward Announces Cleanup, Habitat Programs

Community Policing Returns to In-Person Meetings at McKinley Park

Published April 7, 2022

After two years of online meetings, residents and Chicago Police Department officers connected face-to-face about community policing issues and neighborhood events at the March CAPS get-together for police Beat 912.

  • Residents, Chicago Police Department officers connect in face-to-face meeting for Beat 912.
  • Meeting continues community policing CAPS program, including crime statistics and neighborhood updates.
  • Beat 912 seeks a volunteer facilitator who can assist community policing programs and help connect with the community.

Read more: Community Policing Returns to In-Person Meetings at McKinley Park

 
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