Small Business Grants Opening Up for Archer/Western TIF in McKinley Park

Published March 19, 2021

The City of Chicago's Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) program is again opening up six-figure property improvement grants to local commercial and industrial businesses, with applications open April 1 to May 3.

  • Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) grants offer up to six figures in funding for qualifying projects.
  • City of Chicago program supports property improvements for commercial and industrial business owners.
  • Applications are open April 1 to May 3, with an informational seminar set for April 7.

Read more: Small Business Grants Opening Up for Archer/Western TIF in McKinley Park

Mob Destroys Car in Street Racer Fracas at Mariano's Parking Lot

Published March 17, 2021

Street racing, stunt driving and a violent attack along a McKinley Park strip of South Ashland Avenue took place last weekend in the River's Edge and Riverside Square mall parking lots, a favored nighttime haunt of Chicago street racers.

  • Temperate weather brings return of street racers to South Ashland Avenue and River's Edge and Riverside Square parking lots.
  • Car demolished by mob on Saturday night in front of Mariano's grocery store.
  • Police, alderman highlight issue and discuss possible solutions during 9th District online event.

Read more: Mob Destroys Car in Street Racer Fracas at Mariano's Parking Lot

Small Business Incubator Adds Neighborhood Business Development Center

Published March 16, 2021

The 36Squared Business Incubator is expanding with a new role and funding from the City of Chicago to be a Neighborhood Business Development Center, including onboarding new Program Manager Veronica Pineau. 

  • 36Squared Business Incubator joins Chicago's Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC) program.
  • Additional funding powers role for new Program Manager Veronica Pineau.
  • Incubator stands out as NBDC Innovation Center and for accessible, all-abilities business support.

Read more: Small Business Incubator Adds Neighborhood Business Development Center

Building Permit IDs Amazon for McKinley Park Warehouse

Published March 15, 2021

A just-released City of Chicago building permit for the pending last-mile shipping facility at West 35th Street and South Ashland Avenue includes an Amazon-specific description for security and data cabling.

  • A new building permit for the last-mile shipping facility at West 35th Street and South Ashland Avenue includes Amazon-specific description.
  • Security and data cabling to be installed by regional vendor from Lockport, Illinois.
  • Famously reticent Amazon has not yet replied to press inquiry about the building permit.

Read more: Building Permit IDs Amazon for McKinley Park Warehouse

StreetsBlog Chicago Highlights McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan

Published March 12, 2021

StreetsBlog Chicago has taken a deep dive into the McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan in an essay and analysis by Co-editor Courtney Cobbs. In her article "McKinley Park plan seeks to preserve affordability, make walking and biking safer," Cobbs both outlines the fundamentals of the neighborhood plan and opines on how many of its themes touch on transit and community concerns.

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