Surrounded by "Worst of the Worst" - Environmental Justice Study Tallies Toxic Sites Versus School Populations

Published May 15, 2021

A new environmental justice study from UIC researchers highlights massive disparities across Chicago for school kids' proximity to toxic sites.

  • New citywide environmental justice study from UIC's School of Public Health shows massive disparity for school kids' proximity to toxic sites.
  • Heavily burdened areas surround the McKinley Park neighborhood on all sides.
  • Study breaks ground by establishing new methods to measure environmental justice.

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Party Over: Street Racers Routed from Riverside and River's Edge Parking Lots

Published May 14, 2021

Illegal street racing and stunt driving is seemingly coming to an end at the Riverside Square and River's Edge Plaza parking lots after a coordinated mitigation effort from the 12th Ward, 9th District police and property owners.

  • Illegal street racing, stunt driving seemingly mitigated at Riverside Square and River's Edge Plaza parking lots.
  • Big drop-off in complaints results from effort coordinated between the 12th Ward, 9th District police and mall ownership.
  • Steel swing gates, guarded nighttime access, license plate-reading cameras and new ordinances lined up to halt street racers.

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Banner, Building Permits Herald Coming Aviation Maintenance School

Published May 10, 2021

The Aviation Institute of Maintenance looks to move into the Chicago Manufacturing District's historic East District based on building permits and promotional signs at the new commercial building at 3711 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.

  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance looks to land its newest campus in the McKinley Park neighborhood.
  • Institute operates schools nationwide to support entry-level careers in aviation.
  • Building permits and signage list the Aviation Institute of Maintenance as arriving in summer 2021.

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Play Ball! Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball Starts Season at Hoyne Park

Published May 10, 2021

Players, parents and coaches of the Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League joined guests and elected officials at the opening day ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at Hoyne Park, to begin play and pledge good sportsmanship. 

  • Hoyne Park hosts opening day for Omega Delta Youth Baseball & Softball League.
  • Elected officials join players, parents, coaches and guests to kick off the 2021 season, which runs through the summer.
  • Players range from 4-years-olds to teen-agers learning sports skills and enjoying friendly competition in the all-volunteer, non-profit league.

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Anglers Asked to Protect Birds with Proper Fishing Line Disposal

Published May 5, 2021

Crippled migratory birds inspire a call for fishermen to use the tackle disposal containers around Chicago's McKinley Park lagoon, joined with new signage reminding dog walkers and bike riders of restrictions in the park's natural area. 

  • Migratory birds face maiming and death from fishing tackle discarded around Chicago's McKinley Park lagoon.
  • Containers to throw away fishing line safely ring the popular spot for local fishermen.
  • New signs remind dog walkers and bikers of bird-friendly restrictions in the park's natural area.

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