A quiet, mostly residential neighborhood just south of the Stevenson Expressway and bordered by Western Avenue and Bubbly Creek, McKinley Park tends to be overshadowed by its neighbors: Bridgeport in the east and Back of the Yards in the south. But its namesake park is a pleasant oasis, with a pool, a skating rink, and a pond with a nature walk — and nicely positioned for a stroll up Archer Avenue, the neighborhood’s main restaurant street, lined with cafes, diners, and taquerias.
As of August 20, the city has mandated that everyone wear facial coverings while indoors. For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More