Teen Photographers Showcase the Nature of McKinley Park

Published September 21, 2021

A summer program from the Chicago Park District and the Coalition for a Better Chinese-American Community resulted in an exhibition of teen nature photography of McKinley Park on Saturday, September 4.

  • Summer program from the Chicago Park District and the Coalition for a Better Chinese-American Community teaches nature photography to teens.
  • Exhibition on Saturday, September 4, showcases teen-age photographers' work in the McKinley Park field house.
  • Photos remain on display for public viewing.

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Amazon Pulls Back Curtain on McKinley Park Last-Mile Warehouse

Published September 20, 2021

New McKinley Park neighborhood sorting and shipping center from e-commerce giant Amazon is starting out at tens of thousands of packages per 12-hour shift, said new Operations Manager Kymbria Brown.

  • New last-mile shipping and sorting center from e-commerce giant Amazon starts McKinley Park operations.
  • Ramp-up phase handles tens of thousands of parcels per 12-hour shift; capacity tops at 95,000 packages, twice per day.
  • Warehouse is hiring, with 55 positions open.

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Bethany Baptist Church Welcomes New Pastor

Published September 19, 2021

Pastor Brock Brockway of Bethany Baptist Church

Brock Brockway has joined historic McKinley Park neighborhood church Bethany Baptist as its new pastor, beginning his first set of services on Sunday, September 12.

  • Brock Brockway joins historic McKinley Park neighborhood church.
  • First sermon took place on Sunday, September 12, and will continue with weekly services and programs.
  • New pastor holds divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has a background in engineering and management.

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Legendary McKinley Park-Style Pizza Returns in Weekend Pop-ups

Published September 17, 2021

Thin-crust pizza with an historic McKinley Park neighborhood legacy is on the menu at the Moose Family Center in Bridgeview, Illinois, with pizzaiolo Anthony Caccitolo hoping to pass Jefee's Pizza to the next generation.

  • Jefee's Pizza, an historic McKinley Park neighborhood pizzeria, slings pies on Saturdays through October at the Moose Family Center in Bridgeview, Illinois.
  • Thin-crust specialty draws crowds of long-time fans eager to remember Jefee's and enjoy the pizza again.
  • Pizzaiolo Anthony Caccitolo hopes to pass business, recipes to the next generation.

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Political Luminaries Unveil McKinley Park Aviation Campus at Ribbon-Cutting

Published September 16, 2021

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker joined other state, national and local officials on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, in welcoming the Aviation Institute of Maintenance to Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker and fellow state, national and local officials welcome the Aviation Institute of Maintenance to McKinley Park.
  • Campus is the largest in the United States for training aviation mechanics, a skill in high demand, speakers say.
  • Partnerships with City Colleges of Chicago, local high schools set to onboard students into flexible, high-paying careers.

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