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McKinley Park hosts candidates’ forum for 12th and 25th Wards

Aldermanic candidates from the 12th and 25th Wards participated in a candidate’s forum Monday, December 8, 2014 at the McKinley Park library. The forum, organized by the McKinley Park Progressive Alliance, gave residents an opportunity to pose questions to 25th Ward aldermanic candidates Byron Sigcho and Jorge Mujica and 12th Ward candidate Pete DeMay. Incumbents […]

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Chicago’s Black, Brown youth unite against incarceration, lack of opportunities

Lee la versión en español abajo A diverse group of young poets, students and activists from across the city gathered in Little Village on Monday May 19 to protest the lack of investment in communities of color and the incarceration of minority youth in Chicago and Illinois. The sidewalk outside of Paderewski Elementary, a school […]

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Dominick’s employee says store closure will affect him more than anticipated

Before its official closing date, Dominick’s has been offering better deals than Wal-Mart does on Black Friday. In some stores, the lines at the registers reached the end of the store aisles. But while some are taking advantage of half-priced gourmet cheese, fruit and vegetables, others less fortunate are preparing to say good-bye to the grocery […]

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McKinley Park Community Garden Promotes Healthy Lifestyles

The McKinley Park Community Garden (MPCG) hosted its first garden walk, a tour of the neighborhood gardens owned by local residents. The garden walk is just one of the many efforts of the McKinley Park Community Garden, a not-for-profit organic garden established last April. On Saturday Aug. 10, residents saw firsthand the lush vegetation of […]

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Back of the Yards, McKinley Park Students Receive Incentive Awards for Undergraduate Engineering Studies

Students from Back of the Yards and McKinley Park were among the 106 Chicago students admitted to an accredited college or university engineering program who received renewable Incentive Awards from the Chicago Engineers’ Foundation of the Union League Club of Chicago recently. For the 2012-2013 academic year, 52 rising college freshmen, 21 sophomores, 12 juniors, […]