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Southwest Side small-business incubator to receive $80,000 in federal funding

McKinley Park’s 36Squared Business Incubator will use the money to provide more services to entrepreneurs.

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Crackdown on rogue towing OK’d as council tries to end a ‘public safety nightmare’

Aldermen voted to create licenses for tow truck operators, require a $250 license for every truck they use and license the locations where towed vehicles are stored. They also OK’d a Friday night Cubs game and a plan to renovate two buildings near McKinley Park for affordable housing.

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Low-income housing near McKinley Park asphalt plant on cusp of approval 

City Housing Commissioner Novara publicly opposed the project last year, citing health concerns. 

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Cook County judge’s car stolen at McKinley Park gas station

The circuit court judge, a 45-year-old woman, had left her key fob inside the car just before noon when it was taken, Chicago police said.

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Woman carjacked in McKinley Park

The woman’s Chevy was last seen eastbound on Pershing Road.

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McKinley Park shooting ruled a homicide

The man was found lying unresponsive Wednesday on Archer Avenue.

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Lightfoot tries to ‘separate fact from fiction’ to salvage stalled crackdown on industrial polluters

"This notion of, `Oh, my goodness. The sky is falling. We will never have development again in the city of Chicago really is insulting to the intelligence of us all," the mayor said.

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City explores moving controversial McKinley Park asphalt plant

Residents have been complaining about the operation for years, but owner Michael Tadin Jr. says he hasn’t discussed a move with Chicago officials.

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City rejects affordable housing funding for McKinley Park, citing nearby asphalt plant

Developers sought almost $8 million from city housing department for redevelopment of historic Central Manufacturing District.

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Police seek man who exposed himself to 4-year-old girl in McKinley Park

When the man approached the girl, her mother confronted him, and he ran off, police said.

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Person demands wire transfer in armed robberies in Back of the Yards, McKinley Park: police

In each incident, two males stood at the entrance of a cellphone store, flashed a gun at the clerk and a male speaking Spanish then called the store and instructed the clerk to take cash from the register and wire the money to an account in Mexico.

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2 children among 5 seriously hurt in McKinley Park crash

The crash happened about 4:16 p.m. near 36th Street and Western Avenue, officials said.

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Man shot to death in McKinley Park

Eric Chapman Jr. was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

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Catalytic converter thefts reported in South Side neighborhoods: police

The four thefts happened in Bridgeport, Gage Park and McKinley Park.

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Vehicle thefts reported on South Side

The suspect took off in vehicles either left running or with the keys inside, police said.

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Death of teen shot in McKinley Park ruled accidental: officials

The 16-year-old was struck in the abdomen and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

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Boy, 16, fatally shot in McKinley Park

He was struck in the abdomen and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital.

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Boy, 16, missing from McKinley Park since February: police

Axel Benetez was last seen Feb. 27 in the 3400 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

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Chicago firefighter hurt in McKinley Park extra-alarm blaze

Crews arrived to find heavy fire on the second floor and some roofing fell on one of the responding firefighters, Velez said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

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Woman shot while riding in vehicle in McKinley Park

She was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to the side of her face, police said.

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Man last seen in Joliet boarding train to Chicago found dead

He was found about 7 a.m. Dec. 10, 2019, in the 3600 block of South Archer Avenue and pronounced at the scene.

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Thieves target vehicles left running on South, Southwest sides

No suspect description was available, according to police.

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Homes, garages burglarized in McKinley Park: police

The burglaries happened at all hours of the day between Dec. 30 and Jan. 4, police said.

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Girl missing from McKinley Park: police

Ashley Williams, 16, was last seen Saturday in the 3300 block of South Leavitt Street.

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Catalytic converter thefts reported in Southwest Side neighborhoods: police

In each incident someone removed catalytic converters from parked vehicles in residential areas, police said.

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2 shot in vehicle in McKinley Park

A 17-year-old boy and 27-year-old man were both hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

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Missing man last seen in McKinley Park located

Cesar Terrazas, 28, was last seen about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday near the Dunkin’ at 3256 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago police said.

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Woman wounded in McKinley Park shooting

A 23-year-old woman was a passenger in a car in McKinley Park when she heard gunshots and realized she was hit in the shoulder, Chicago police said.

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Commercial burglaries reported on Southwest Side: police

A burglar targeted McKinley Park, Gage Park and Back of the Yards businesses in April, according to Chicago police.

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Man accused of running predatory towing scam now faces lawsuit

The suit contends that Jon Twist, a convicted felon, towed a semitrailer in March and has refused to release it until his company is paid $10,000.

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Thief targets catalytic converters on South Side: police

The converters were taken from vehicles spread out around the McKinley Park, Bridgeport and Fuller Park areas, Chicago police said.

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Burglar forces entry into Southwest Side homes: police

McKinley Park and Brighton Park residents should secure all doors and windows following reports of residential burglaries in April.