Massive Mural Heralds Completion of Ashland Avenue Warehouse

Published September 30, 2020

Mural artwork by Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt now graces the new warehouse at 3711 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago, a new public art project sponsored by commercial real estate developer Logistics Property Co.

  • Mural artwork from Detroit-based artist Ellen Rutt enabled through support from commercial real estate developer Logistics Property Co.
  • Commercial warehouse facility is nearly complete and awaiting one or more tenants.
  • Developer's community support extends to nearby Chicago Public Art Group.

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City Seeks Feedback on Plan for High-Density Neighborhood Development

Published September 27, 2020

The draft City of Chicago ETOD Policy Plan proposes higher-density development with limited parking through most of the McKinley Park neighborhood, with feedback on the transit-oriented development plan due on Thursday, October 29. 

  • Draft ETOD Policy Plan spells out Chicago's transit-oriented development priorities and results.
  • Most of the McKinley Park neighborhood lies in areas earmarked for higher-density development with limited parking.
  • Feedback for the draft plan is due by Thursday, October 29.

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McKinley Park War Hero Honored at Veterans Memorial

Published September 26, 2020

Henry Charkowski historic photo World War II US Army uniform 1940

Henry Charkowski, longtime McKinley Park neighborhood resident and Bronze Star recipient for service in World War II, was remembered in a ceremony and installment with family members on Saturday, September 19. 

  • Henry Charkowski lived for most of his life in the 3200 block of South Paulina Street, as did several members of his family.
  • For service across five theaters of conflict in World War II, Charkowski received Bronze Star medals.
  • Family members remember Charkowski in Wisconsin veterans park ceremony on Saturday, September 19.

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Halloween Prep, Fall Programs Begin at McKinley Park Field House

Published September 25, 2020

Neighborhood residents can donate decorations for Halloween display in the field house windows, providing frights October 13 through 31 as a way for families to safely enjoy the Halloween season. 

  • McKinley Park field house windows to host spooky Halloween sights October 13 through 31.
  • Neighborhood residents can donate frightful decor and effects to help families safely enjoy the season.
  • Fall park programs for kids 3 to 12 still have openings available.

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Parishioners Appeal St. Maurice Church Deconsecration and Sale

Published September 24, 2020

St. Maurice Church, slated for likely sale in a deconsecration decree from the Archdiocese of Chicago, gets a shot at preservation with the aid of Saving Our Catholic Churches, a new Chicago group providing help with Catholic canonical law.

  • St. Maurice Church in the McKinley Park neighborhood faces a likely sale after a deconsecration decree from the Archdiocese of Chicago.
  • Saving Our Catholic Churches assists Blessed Sacrament Parish congregants with filing an appeal.
  • Process and deliberation is based on internal Catholic canonical law.

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