Any McKinley Park Festival Must Engage and Respect the Neighborhood

Published June 6, 2022

Although the Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival will not appear in McKinley Park over July 15-17 as proposed, many residents would still love to see a well-planned large event in our neighborhood.

  • Mas Flow Reggaeton Festival will not appear in McKinley Park over July 15-17 as proposed.
  • Neighborhood currently enjoys no big festival or annual event series.
  • Community would welcome a well-planned fest that includes the neighborhood and allays community concerns.

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Biden, Democrats Must End Title 42 Now

Published April 26, 2022

U.S. Rep. Jesus Chuy Garcia portraitU.S. Representative Jesús "Chuy" García speaks to the need to reverse unfair and cruel Trump-era immigration policies affecting asylum-seekers and their families in our neighborhoods:

"The Biden administration should honor its commitment to immediately end Title 42 restrictions, which were imposed by former President Donald Trump to deny asylum seekers their basic, protected rights."

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An Illustrated History of McKinley Park

Published January 22, 2022

Editorial cartoonist Jackie Guataquira shares her drawn impressions of McKinley Park based on feedback solicited from the neighborhood and its history dating back to Native Americans.

  • View McKinley Park and the neighborhood through the drawings of editorial cartoonist Jackie Guataquira.
  • Illustrations are inspired by community feedback and local history dating back to Native Americans.
  • Feature is the first editorial cartoon to appear in the McKinley Park News.

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End of Eviction Moratorium Highlights Housing Disparities

Published September 15, 2021

Spanish Coalition for Housing Executive Director Joseph Lopez headshotSpanish Coalition for Housing Executive Director Joseph Lopez discusses what the coming end of the moratorium on evictions means for both tenant and landlords in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood and beyond:

"There will need to be a balance of affordable housing for renters, more equal opportunities for individuals seeking to become homeowners, as well as for those who independently rent property across the city."

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McKinley Park Deserves To Be in a Single Ward

Published March 9, 2021

This year, one of the most consequential civic decisions will befall the McKinley Park neighborhood and communities across the country: political redistricting based on the upcoming counts from the 2020 U.S. Census.

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Diversity is Our Strength and Our Protection

Published January 14, 2021

One of the many reasons to love the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago is the natural protection afforded against hatred and bigotry by living in a multicultural community. As McKinley Park is a “majority-minority” area, with over 50 percent Latino residents and a burgeoning Asian-American population, overt hatred dares not openly show its face here, much less support for traitor Donald Trump.

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