McKinley Park Memorial Day Parade Returns to Honor Veterans

Published June 4, 2021

The McKinley Park Memorial Day parade returned after a year off due to the COVID pandemic, winding through the neighborhood on Monday, May 31, 2021, and ending with a ceremony at William McKinley American Legion Post 231.

  • McKinley Park Memorial Day parade returns after a year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
  • Familiar parade route winds through neighborhood and includes veterans, community groups and antique autos.
  • Ceremony at William McKinley American Legion Post 231 notes veterans' sacrifices and includes gun salute and Taps.

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Parkview Lofts Affordable Housing Gets Final OKs from City

Published June 2, 2021

Parkview Lofts and Parkview Commerce on Pershing Road across from McKinley Park have now received full approval from the City of Chicago for conversion and redevelopment of long-vacant Central Manufacturing District warehouses.

  • Parkview Lofts set to bring 120 affordable apartments to a long-vacant Central Manufacturing District warehouse across from McKinley Park.
  • Parkview Commerce next door to offer market-rate lofts and business space.
  • City approval comes after zoning board consideration and split vote in the City Council.

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Street Racer Takeover Shuts Down Archer and Hoyne in McKinley Park

Published May 23, 2021

Dozens of cars and spectators blocked the intersection of South Archer and South Hoyne avenues early in the morning of Sunday, May 23, to stunt drive around the intersection, with a motorcyclist crashing there at the tail end of the takeover.

  • Dozens of cars and spectators block South Archer and South Hoyne avenues to stunt drive and do donuts around the intersection.
  • Motorcycle crash as street racers disperse leaves man unconscious in street.
  • Street racers blocked from access to former popular spot at Riverside Square and River's Edge Plaza parking lots.

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Plan Commission Approves Parkview Lofts Affordable Housing Project

Published May 21, 2021

Parkview Lofts and Parkview Commerce at 2159 and 2139 W. Pershing Road received approval for development in a vote from the Chicago Plan Commission on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

  • Chicago Plan Commission approves Parkview Lofts affordable housing conversion and Parkview Commerce mixed development next door.
  • Project moves to consideration and vote next week by zoning committee and Chicago City Council.
  • Split vote saw commissioners debating development's proximity to MAT Asphalt.

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Eric Crawford, 13, Succumbs to Injuries from Drive-By Shooting in McKinley Park

Published May 19, 2021

A McKinley Park neighborhood teen-ager has died days after being shot in a drive-by the morning of Sunday, May 17, 2021, on the 3700 block of South Wood Street.

  • McKinley Park neighborhood teen-ager dies days after drive-by in the 3700 block of South Wood Street.
  • Teen taken off life support at Stroger Hospital.
  • Family asks anyone with information on the Sunday, May 17, 2021, shooting to contact police.

Read more: Eric Crawford, 13, Succumbs to Injuries from Drive-By Shooting in McKinley Park

 
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