Environmental Town Hall Draws Hundreds of Residents and Federal, State and Local Officials

Published January 18, 2020

The Town Hall of the Southwest Environmental Alliance marshals community activists and elected officials to address local pollution, announce a community health study and oppose the permit for MAT Asphalt.

  • The Southwest Environmental Alliance meeting draws a capacity crowd to the National Latino Education Institute.
  • Elected officials attend from federal, state, county and city levels.
  • New UIC study will measure pollution impact on local communities; group rallies opposition to MAT Asphalt permit.

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Civic Association Announces 2020 Educator, Toms Award Winners

Published January 15, 2020
Steve Demitro portrait CAPS Beat 912 Christmas party 20191212Award winner Steve Demitro

Local attorney Steve Demitro and neighborhood educators are recipients of annual awards from the McKinley Park Civic Association, which celebrates at its annual banquet on Sunday, March 8.

  • Local attorney Steve Demitro lands the William H.G. Toms Community Service Award.
  • Winning educators come from McKinley Park neighborhood and nearby schools.
  • Tickets are now on sale for the McKinley Park Civic Association banquet on Sunday, March 8.

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McKinley Park Catalyzed Parks Innovation Across Chicago and Nation

Published January 14, 2020

Local historian Mark Kinsella shares the deep history of McKinley Park. Join him on Wednesday, January 15, for the launch of the McKinley Park/Brighton Park Historical Society.

  • Local historian Mark Kinsella shares the deep history of our neighborhood's namesake park.
  • Learn more and help launch the McKinley Park/Brighton Park Historical Society on Wednesday, January 15.
  • McKinley Park remains an anchor for the area through its nearly 120-year history.

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History, Environment and Community Take Lead in This Week's Top Events

Published January 13, 2020

Help save the McKinley Park Farmers Market, attend the historical society launch at the development council meeting, connect with environmental organizers and more this week in McKinley Park.

  • Connect with the McKinley Park Advisory Council to help save the Farmers Market.
  • Attend the launch of the local historical society at the McKinley Park Development Council meeting.
  • Organize with environmental activists at the National Latino Education Institute.

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Essay Contest Solicits Hero Picks from Local Young Writers

Published January 7, 2020

The McKinley Park Civic Association and Illinois 1st District State Senator Tony Muñoz are sponsoring a student essay contest, with winners featured at the association's annual banquet.

  • The McKinley Park Civic Association and Illinois 1st District State Senator Tony Muñoz ask local students to share their heroes.
  • Winners get feted at the association's annual banquet on March 8.
  • The contest is open to neighborhood students ages 3 through high school.

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