New Dunkin' Drive-Through Coming to Archer and Leavitt

Published January 7, 2021

Construction has started on a new Dunkin' drive-through across from the 35th/Archer Orange Line El station, the second neighborhood Dunkin' from restaurateur and developer Sanjeev Khatau.

  • A new Dunkin' drive-through is approved for construction across from the 35th/Archer Orange Line El station.
  • The restaurant is the second neighborhood Dunkin' from restaurateur and developer Sanjeev Khatau.
  • Location sits in a spot highlighted for possible transit-oriented development.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at McKinley Park

Published January 6, 2021

Keep Christmas trees out of the landfill by recycling them at the drop off point in McKinley Park from January 9 through January 23 via a City of Chicago program that also offers free mulch to residents.

  • Residents can drop off Christmas trees in McKinley Park from January 9 through January 23.
  • Free mulch is also available for nearby pickup as part of the City of Chicago recycling program.
  • Only natural Christmas trees with all decorations removed are accepted.

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McKinley Park Programs Suspended Due to COVID Pandemic

Published January 5, 2021

No indoor activities and winter programs will be taking place at McKinley Park and other locations right now, the Chicago Park District announced, however, the McKinley Park ice rink and park trails remain open for residents to use.

  • Indoor programs and activities are on hold because of Tier 3 pandemic mitigation measures.
  • Chicago Park District announces suspension of in-person winter programming throughout city.
  • McKinley Park ice rink, walking trails and restrooms remain open.

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Cops on Hunt for McKinley Statue Vandals as Violent Crime Wave Ebbs

Published December 15, 2020

The William McKinley memorial statue in McKinley Park survived a November 25 vandalism attempt that is still under investigation, while a fall crime spike eases, Chicago police said at the December meeting for CAPS Beat 912.

  • The statue of President William McKinley at his memorial in McKinley Park survives a November 25 attempt to pull it down.
  • Materials at the scene point to a possible link to indigenous Hawaiian protesters, police say.
  • Crime statistics and analysis show easing off from a spike in violent crime, even as overall reports remain lower than in 2019.

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Media Speculation Posits Amazon Warehouse for Former Wrigley Factory Site

Published December 9, 2020

Writing in Crain's Chicago Business cites unnamed sources who say Amazon's bound for a last-mile warehouse at 3535 S. Ashland Ave., but the commerce and shipping giant has not yet announced a move.

  • Writing in Crain's Chicago Business cites unnamed sources who say Amazon will move into a last-mile warehouse at 3535 S. Ashland Ave.
  • The Planned Manufacturing District site in the 11th Ward has been vacant since 2006, when the Wrigley factory closed down.
  • Amazon declines to comment on future business plans for the site, dubbed the South Branch Commerce Center.

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