McKinley Park Flatiron Building Gets OK for Full Rehabilitation

Published September 24, 2022

The flatiron building at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue is approved for a full overhaul, with developers planning for new storefront commercial spaces and 10 residences coming online in 2023.

  • Long-underused flatiron building at West 35th Street and South Archer Avenue is poised for a full overhaul.
  • Development team plans three commercial storefronts with 10 modern residences above.
  • Construction planned to start in October 2022 and be completed before June 2023.

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City Pitches Historic Warehouse Redevelopment Again

Published September 16, 2022

Central Manufacturing District properties along Pershing Road are the target of desired development, spurred by a new Request for Proposal (RFP) and property building tours from the City of Chicago.

  • Department of Planning and Development showcases Central Manufacturing District properties in tour for developers and architects.
  • Request for Proposal (RFP) lays out the latest redevelopment opportunity outlined for long-underused, city-owned properties.
  • New, smaller package of properties hoped to inspire developers after past development attempts fail.

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“Astro Joe” Brings Joy of Astronomy to McKinley Park

Published September 14, 2022

The Chicago Astronomy Crew showed dozens of local residents and fans of the night sky the workings of telescopes and methods for urban astronomy in a sky gazing session headed by science educator Joe Guzman.

  • Chicago Astronomy Crew bring education, sky gazing session to McKinley Park.
  • Science educator Joe Guzman leads talk on urban astronomy, attracting dozens of residents and fans of the night sky.
  • Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the Chicago Park District man field house crafts to teach astronomy to kids.

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Cops Hunt Killers in McKinley Park Homicides

Published September 2, 2022

Four homicides in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood has outpaced all of 2021 and has police apprehending and announcing suspects, while families await answers on a "connected" pair of slayings on the same block.

  • Four McKinley Park neighborhood homicides this spring and summer has outpaced all of 2021.
  • Chicago police release video, images of suspects in April 8, 2022, slaying of Ryan Arliksas.
  • Police apprehend and charge suspect in June 30 homicide of Mario Leyva while families await answers on two "connected" homicides.

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Most MAT Asphalt Odor Complaints Not Upheld, State Mum on Investigation

Published August 29, 2022

Analysis of data from the City of Chicago and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) examine distribution and status of MAT Asphalt odor complaints, while the Illinois Attorney General investigation remains silent after one year.

  • MAT Asphalt complaint data from the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency show distribution, status of complaints.
  • Illinois Attorney General remains silent on announced investigation into MAT Asphalt after one year.
  • Complaints are cited as reason for state investigation and suspended asphalt contract bidding from the City of Chicago.

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