Car in Homicide of 13-Year-Old Found; Octogenarians Battle Home Invaders

Published June 25, 2021

Chicago police reported finding the white SUV used in the May 16 homicide of teen-ager Eric Crawford, an attack on 80-year-olds by home invaders and other crime reports during the Wednesday, June 9, meeting for CAPS Beat 912.

  • Chicago police say white SUV used in May 16 homicide of Eric Crawford was found, but no arrests yet.
  • 80-year-olds fight off home invaders in robbery attempt.
  • Community policing BBQ set for Wednesday, July 14.

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Parks and Pool Ready for Summer Season in McKinley Park

Published June 22, 2021

Performances and programs are gearing up to launch at parks in the McKinley Park neighborhood, from the McKinley Park pool reopening for the summer to the return of Midnight Circus.

  • Pool reopening joins return performances slated for McKinley Park in summer 2021.
  • Hoyne Park hosts monthly movie nights, with reopened bathrooms.
  • Summer park events include Chicago Dance Month, Midnight Circus and more.

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McKinley Park Pool to Reopen for Season

Published June 15, 2021

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McKinley Park's popular outdoor swimming pool will reopen this summer, according to an update from the McKinley Park Advisory Council that also highlighted upcoming summer programs and the status of Hoyne Park amenities.

  • Outdoor swimming pool will open for 2021 summer season, announced McKinley Park Advisory Council.
  • Target opening date is June 25, but staffing issues may delay reopening.
  • Council announces more summer events and the return of Midnight Circus to McKinley Park.

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Entrepreneurial Spirit Continues Through Generations at Kristoffer's Cakes

Published June 11, 2021

Teen baker and aspiring entrepreneur Kristoffer Chavarria has taken the reigns at McKinley Park sweet shop Kristoffer's Cakes, a move inspired by his entrepreneurial family and business lessons at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park.

  • Teenage baker takes leading role at McKinley Park sweet shop Kristoffer's Cakes.
  • Family recipes, tradition of entrepreneurship inspire Kristoffer Chavarria to grow bakery business.
  • Business program at Horizon Science Academy - McKinley Park provides education, resources and inspiration for young entrepreneur.

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"Archimedes" Concrete Boat Lands at Gear Symbol Art Collective

Published June 10, 2021

The new McKinley Park neighborhood gallery and art collective Gear Symbol presented a weekend-long exhibition for the Archimedes concrete boat project, including an art opening on Friday, May 21, 2021.

  • New McKinley Park neighborhood art collective presents Archimedes concrete boat project.
  • Gallery space opening on Friday, May 21, 2021, kicks off weekend-long exhibition.
  • Artists James Langford and Larry Tchogninou find collaborator in Gear Symbol head Steve Matiasek.

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