CAPS Beat 912 Moves Online to Share Crime Updates, Street Racer Plans

Published April 27, 2020

The meeting for Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) moved online on Wednesday, April 22, due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, providing McKinley Park neighborhood crime statistics and updates on the street racing hot spot on Ashland Avenue.

  • Beat 912 of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) met online on Wednesday, April 22, due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
  • McKinley Park neighborhood crime statistics showed a bump in auto thefts and recorded a pedestrian stabbing during a robbery.
  • Chicago's street racing community regularly meets at a hot spot in McKinley Park, with documentarians and police focusing on night-time gatherings.

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Cook County Health Data Reveals Neighborhood COVID-19 Deaths

Published April 17, 2020

Although data and maps from the Cook County Medical Examiner show no COVID-19 deaths in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, other reports note a significant nearby outbreak not yet included in medical examiner data.

  • Cook County Medical Examiner publishes extensive data on local COVID-19 deaths, showing zero in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago.
  • Media reports note a nearby COVID-19 outbreak not yet displayed in medical examiner data.
  • Multiple online tools include Cook County COVID-19 dashboard and death map.

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CBS 2 News Spotlights COVID-19 Outbreak in City Building on Pershing Road

Published April 16, 2020

The CBS 2 Chicago newsroom at WBBM-TV shares an expose on a deadly cluster of COVID-19 infections among City of Chicago workers at an historic Chicago Manufacturing District office building on Pershing Road.

  • CBS 2 Chicago news reports on COVID-19 outbreak among City of Chicago workers at McKinley Park office building.
  • Central Manufacturing District building houses city offices, storage and tradespeople.
  • News report ties death of city worker to COVID-19 infection, with at least five additional employees testing positive.

Read more: CBS 2 News Spotlights COVID-19 Outbreak in City Building on Pershing Road

Neighborhood Teen Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self

Published April 15, 2020

A 16-year-old male and resident of the McKinley Park neighborhood died after a shooting incident on Tuesday, April 14, in the 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago.

  • 16-year-old dies from shooting incident on Tuesday, April 14, in the 3600 block of South Marshfield Avenue, Chicago.
  • Abdominal injury resulted from teen accidentally shooting himself, alderman says.
  • Neighbors encouraged by 12th Ward to report issues with nearby residence.

Read more: Neighborhood Teen Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self

Neighbors Activate McKinley Park COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network

Published April 14, 2020

Volunteers in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago have banded together to form the McKinley Park COVID-19 Support Network, a group to coordinate pandemic aid efforts and support vulnerable residents.

  • Local volunteers form the McKinley Park COVID-19 Support Network to offer aid and information during the pandemic.
  • Vulnerable residents and those in need can call, email and connect online in English, Spanish and Chinese.
  • Neighborhood-level efforts mirror those across the City of Chicago.

Read more: Neighbors Activate McKinley Park COVID-19 Mutual Aid Network

 
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