McKinley Chopped: Community Ward Maps Cut Neighborhood in Half

Published October 14, 2021

Proposed new maps for Chicago's redrawn wards split the McKinley Park neighborhood into north and south along West 36th Street and separate the Original East District from the Chicago Manufacturing District along West Pershing Road.

  • New proposed ward maps from the Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission and the Coalition for a Better Chinese-American Community split McKinley Park.
  • North-south dividing line runs along West 36th Street.
  • Original East District separated from Central Manufacturing District buildings on West Pershing Road.

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Council Lands Grant for Transit-Oriented Development Study

Published October 6, 2021

The McKinley Park Development Council received a $3,000 grant from Elevated Chicago to study and advocate for equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) along Ashland Avenue in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • McKinley Park Development Council receives a grant to study neighborhood equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD).
  • Grant of $3,000 will pay for community visioning of accessible housing development along Ashland Avenue in McKinley Park.
  • Elevated Chicago awards grant as part of an eTOD pilot project.

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Students Win C40 Contest for Redesign of Central Manufacturing District

Published October 1, 2021

A team from the University of Chicago has won the C40 Reinventing Cities design competition for their proposed overhaul of massive, long-vacant and dilapidated buildings and other properties in the Central Manufacturing District.

  • University of Chicago team wins C40 Reinventing Cities competition for Central Manufacturing District proposal.
  • Project envisions overhaul of millions of square feet of unused space, with an actual cost of over $1 billion.
  • Planning department hopes this academic exercise will spur development interest and ideas.

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Midnight Circus Amazes Again in McKinley Park

Published September 27, 2021

The Chicago-based Midnight Circus returned again to McKinley Park for two shows on Saturday, September 18, wowing crowds with the acrobatics, stunts and skill of world-class circus performers.

  • Chicago-based circus returns to McKinley Park for two shows on Saturday, September 18.
  • Pandemic keeps the show open-air, with free admittance for the community.
  • Acrobats fly through the air on Russian bar and aerial hoop; clowns and jugglers entertain the capacity crowd.

Read more: Midnight Circus Amazes Again in McKinley Park

Aquinas Literacy Center Returns to In-Person Tutor Training

Published September 23, 2021

For the first time in 18 months, the McKinley Park neighborhood's Aquinas Literacy Center held in-person literacy tutor training, prepping six new volunteers for one-to-one English language instruction with local adult learners.

  • For the first time in 18 months, volunteer literacy tutors receive training on-site at McKinley Park neighborhood center.
  • Six new volunteers join corps of dozens who provide one-on-one training to adult English learners.
  • Next literacy tutor training session set for Saturday, October 23.

Read more: Aquinas Literacy Center Returns to In-Person Tutor Training

 
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