Draft Ward Map Keeps McKinley Park Whole

Published September 14, 2021

The McKinley Park neighborhood would join most of Bridgeport, Armour Square and Chinatown in the Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission's first draft map, an alternative to the ward map being created in secret at city hall.

  • Chicago Advisory Redistricting Commission releases its first draft map of Chicago ward boundaries.
  • McKinley Park joins most of Bridgeport, Armour Square and Chinatown in a single ward.
  • Project based on public feedback offers alternative to map created in secret by city council, mayor.

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McKinley Park Lacrosse Program Trains Kids, Breaks Social Barriers

Published September 10, 2021

A summer lacrosse clinic from the Community Health Initiative Program, Simply Social Sports and OWLS brought a new sport program and equipment to more than 40 children in Chicago's McKinley Park.

  • Clinic from the Community Health Initiative Program, Simply Social Sports and OWLS brings lacrosse program to McKinley Park.
  • Kids get free training, games and equipment over a six-session summer series, with chance to continue.
  • Program introduces city kids to a predominantly white sport, organizers say.

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Horizon Science Academy Fetes New Street Banners

Published September 9, 2021

New street banners along West Pershing Road highlight Horizon Science Academy – McKinley Park, which celebrated the program during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the school on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

  • New street banners on West Pershing Road highlight McKinley Park neighborhood charter school.
  • Principal, students and staff cut ribbon during ceremony on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
  • Banners feature past graduates, school achievements.

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Message Meets Necessity in the Artwork of Robert Valadez

Published September 8, 2021

Southwest Side muralist and painter Robert Valadez shares his story of struggle and survival from a teen-age street artist in the Pilsen neighborhood through current work showcasing social justice issues in art.

  • Southwest Side artist and muralist Robert Valadez shares story of struggle and survival.
  • Paintings and murals reflect artist's priority to depict social justice issues.
  • Latest murals in progress adorn prayer hall at First Lutheran Church in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

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Reward Offered in Theft of Architectural Artifact

Published September 3, 2021

An historic plaque was stolen from a building under rehabilitation in Chicago's renowned Central Manufacturing District, and owners want it back, offering a $500 reward for return "with no questions asked."

  • Stolen plaque commemorates Chicago's historic Central Manufacturing District.
  • Theft occurred at a building under rehabilitation by local developer Aberdeen Development Inc.
  • $500 reward offered for return of plaque "with no questions asked."

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