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McKinley Park residents want asphalt plant shut down

McKinley Park residents want asphalt plant shut down

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May 28, 2021  McKinley Park residents are fighting the city over the MAT Asphalt plant in their neighborhood. more. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune) Some mornings, the smell seeping inside Jackie Montesdeoca ...

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Jul 28, 2021  Feds jump into McKinley Park asphalt plant fracas ... They note more than 100 odor complaints to the city from residents in the past three years. ... White Sox want

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Petition No to toxic fumes in McKinley Park! Shut down ...

We the undersigned hereby demand that the new MAT Asphalt LLC plant, located at 4010 S Damen Ave, be shut down and relocated to an area further away from 12th Ward residents and homes immediately. The current location, directly across the street from McKinley Park, 1,100 feet from the nearest home, and 1,300 feet from a school, is unacceptable.

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May 13, 2020  Since 2018, residents of McKinley Park on Chicago’s Southwest Side have raised concerns that the MAT Asphalt plant in their neighborhood is spewing pollutants into residential streets and yards. Now, several environmental groups say the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the issue.

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Sep 11, 2020  Credit: Pascal Sabino MAT Asphalt is located at 2055 W. Pershing Road in McKinley Park. Residents say the city is ultimately to blame for the environmental impacts of the factory. Not only did the city fail to notify residents that a new polluter was operating in the neighborhood, but the city has at least $15 million worth of contracts with ...

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Aug 29, 2020  City explores moving controversial McKinley Park asphalt plant Residents have been complaining about the operation for years, but owner Michael Tadin Jr. says he

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MAT Asphalt’s plant, located at 2055 W. Pershing Road, was opened in the heart of the McKinley Park neighborhood in April, 2018. The plant, which primarily produces road paving material, faces McKinley Park, and is next door to the National Latino Education Institute and a few blocks from Horizon Science Academy: McKinley Park, a K-12 Charter ...

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Munoz measure responds to issues with asphalt plant in ...

Aug 19, 2019  “There is no reason why McKinley Park residents weren’t given ample notice regarding the asphalt plant, and we don’t want to see another community put in the same situation.” Last year, McKinley Park residents received only a two week notice before construction on an asphalt plant began. Munoz held a town hall in July to discuss the ...

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Jun 29, 2018  “We understand that the new asphalt plant near McKinley Park will be using equipment with the latest technologies to reduce pollution,” Maxey-Faulkner said in an email.

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Aug 06, 2018  Little Village, McKinley Park and the Southeast Side all have high concentrations of Latino residents, and average median incomes fall below the Chicago average in each neighborhood. Little Village is about 85 percent Latino, while the East Side community area on the Southeast Side is almost 80 percent Latino, census figures show.

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McKinley Park residents fighting for clean air try to ...

MAT Asphalt’s plant, located at 2055 W. Pershing Road, was opened in the heart of the McKinley Park neighborhood in April, 2018. The plant, which primarily produces road paving material, faces McKinley Park, and is next door to the National Latino Education Institute and a few blocks from Horizon Science Academy: McKinley Park

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After Chicago coal plant demolition debacle, residents ...

Apr 17, 2020  At the press conference, residents called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to shut down an asphalt plant in the nearby McKinley Park neighborhood that was approved and opened without an adequate community process, according to many advocates. And they demanded Lightfoot prevent the move of General Iron, a metal shredding operation, from the city’s ...

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Polluting Asphalt Plant In McKinley Park Surprised Local ...

Apr 16, 2019  Polluting Asphalt Plant In McKinley Park Surprised Local Leaders, Now A State Bill Requires State EPA To Warn Them. When MAT Asphalt came to McKinley Park in 2018, neighbors and city officials said they had no idea it was coming or that it would be applying for a pollution permit.

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Environmental Fight Underscores COVID-19 Concerns in ...

May 13, 2020  MAT Asphalt opened in 2018, and some residents and Chicago aldermen have asked Mayor Lori Lightfoot to shut it down during the pandemic. Community residents say pollution in the form of particulate matter is burdening the surrounding community. Organizers have tried to prevent the plant from getting an Illinois EPA license to operate, but the ...

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McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Gives Away 1,000 Turkeys As ...

Nov 29, 2019  McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Gives Away 1,000 Turkeys As Some Neighbors Work To Boot Plant From Neighborhood. The plant's manager said the turkeys are part of their effort to be a good neighbor, but residents fighting the factory say the giveaway was a publicity stunt.

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McKinley Park News - Neighbors, Panelists Debate Asphalt ...

Apr 26, 2018  A capacity crowd packed the Wed., April 25, meeting about the MAT Asphalt plant, sponsored by the 12th Ward IPO and held at the McKinley Park library, to hear 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, activists Kim Wasserman and Olga Bautista, neighbor Amber Cicotte, MAT Asphalt reps Joe Hoyt and Tony Sanchez, Billy Drew and local residents debate the project.

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Fed-up Residents on South, West Sides Fight City Hall Over ...

Aug 06, 2018  Little Village, McKinley Park and the Southeast Side all have high concentrations of Latino residents, and average median incomes fall below the Chicago average in each neighborhood. Little Village is about 85 percent Latino, while the East Side community area on the Southeast Side is almost 80 percent Latino, census figures show.

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The pollution next door: Stories of people who live near a ...

Apr 30, 2021  After picking up her daughter from day care and taking a walk in McKinley Park, Jackie said, "I'd love to open the windows but I can't in the summer," because of the smell of the MAT Asphalt plant ...

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Fed-up residents on South, West sides fight City Hall over ...

Aug 06, 2018  The moves come as a scrap metal plant is planning to move from Lincoln Park to the Southeast Side and an asphalt plant popped up overnight across the street from McKinley Park

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Lincoln Park Chicago News WTTW

Activists Pushing to Close McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Protest in Front of Owner’s Home. Jul 6, 2020 ... Residents Want More. ... but residents, who have been fighting for a shutdown of the facility, say the action doesn’t go far enough. Read More >>

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The pollution next door: Stories of people who live near a ...

McKinley Park — where a controversial asphalt plant built four years ago has sparked complaints about noxious odors — is pushing back. When operations started at the MAT Asphalt plant, residents complained that they weren’t given an opportunity for public input, and they were concerned about potential health hazards because the facility ...

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Chicago’s Climate Apartheid – South Side Weekly

Aug 19, 2020  The target on Saturday was the MAT Asphalt plant, adjacent to the park, and its impact on the health of neighborhoods across the South Side. “This is not just about a little asphalt company. We want the asphalt company out, but it’s bigger than that,” said McKinley Park resident Theresa McNamara, of Southwest Environmental Alliance.

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Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Force Developer Out ...

Apr 16, 2020  Activists Want Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Force Developer Out Of Little Village After Smokestack Demolition Blankets Neighborhood In Dust April 16, 2020 at 11:21 am

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Illinois EPA is supposed to inform poor, minority ...

Nov 15, 2018  The McKinley Park community will have an informal meeting and public hearing sometime next year ahead of a decision on MAT Asphalt’s long-term operating permit, Pressnall said.

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Outraged residents say they weren’t notified about new ...

Jul 11, 2018  The new MAT Asphalt is set to open this month in the 2000 block of West Pershing Road in Chicago’s McKinley Park neighborhood. The owner, Michael Tadin Jr., who did not want to speak on camera ...

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Two developments slated to come to McKinley Park, Back of ...

McKinley Park battle. Cardenas called the development in the McKinley park areas necessary. Before the City Council vote, he urged colleagues to question claims that it is too close to the MAT asphalt plant. The plant opened in 2018 and sits about 700 feet

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McKinley Park News - Environmental Justice Group Launches ...

Aug 10, 2018  Neighbors for Environmental Justice, a recently formed, grassroots group based in the McKinley Park neighborhood, launched its programs and advocacy with a well-attended community meeting and the rollout of specific projects, including a new air quality sensor network.Formed as a response to the quickly built MAT Asphalt plant at 2055 W. Pershing Road, the environmental justice

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A Dirty Deal for McKinley Park? — Green Community Connections

Apr 30, 2019  *Worried about fumes, McKinley Park residents say officials failed to notify them about asphalt plant being built nearby, by Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune, June 29, 2018. *McKinley Park group rallies neighbors to push back against asphalt plant, lack of notification, by Tony Briscoe, Chicago Tribune, July 29, 2018.

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McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan - Home - CMAP

McKinley Park’s need for a Neighborhood Plan McKinley Park is a working-class neighborhood located on Chicagos southwest side. Throughout its long history, McKinley Park has served as an important job center with significant portions of its land designated for industrial activity.

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McKinley Park Neighborhood Plan

McKinley Park’s location and strong sense of community makes it ideal for residents and businesses alike. The strategies to be developed in the neighborhood plan aim to improve the vitality and mobility of the community, while also ensuring safety and resilience for everyone in McKinley Park. The ECR is an

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The pollution next door: Stories of people who live near a ...

McKinley Park — where a controversial asphalt plant built four years ago has sparked complaints about noxious odors — is pushing back. When operations started at the MAT Asphalt plant, residents complained that they weren’t given an opportunity for public input, and they were concerned about potential health hazards because the facility ...

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Did Chicago Stop Enforcing Environmental Regulations ...

Mar 15, 2021  MAT, named for its owner Michael A. Tadin, is a hot mix asphalt plant that opened suddenly in 2018 next to schools and homes, directly across the street from McKinley Park. It immediately drew outrage for its lack of public notice , for the foul sulfurous odors that it emits as a by-product of asphalt production, for the dust that blows from ...

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After a summer of poor air quality, Lori Lightfoot seeks ...

Oct 19, 2020  Also noticeably absent from the ordinance was the MAT Asphalt plant which opened in McKinley Park in 2018. The facility has been protested by neighborhood activist groups ever since, who say the plant was constructed without prior notice to neighbors and that it places further strain on an already environmentally burdened area. It is unlikely ...

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From Toxic Fluff in Lincoln Park, to the Smoke that ...

Feb 08, 2021  For a clear example of this, look to McKinley Park’s MAT Asphalt — in 2018, the plant went up with little to no public hearings, notice or involvement. IEC stands with communities and believes they must be included and treated as the major stakeholders they are in permitting processes that will directly affect their health and well-being.

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McKinley Park Redevelopment With Affordable Housing Gets ...

blockclubchicago - McKINLEY PARK — Plans to convert warehouse buildings in the Central Manufacturing District into an affordable housing and office complex received key McKinley Park Redevelopment With Affordable Housing Gets Key City OK — But Some Worry About Nearby Asphalt Plant - Flipboard

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Chicago Aldermen Delay Vote To Rename Lake Shore Drive ...

May 26, 2021  Aldermen in favor of the project argued this would increase the quality of life for low-income residents in McKinley Park, since the development would be across the street from the park

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We Are Not the City’s Garbage Can

Nov 11, 2020  In fact, both General Iron and the Hilco warehouse project that resulted in the botched demolition of a decommissioned coal plant in Little Village last April were approved under the process that this ordinance proposes. It also would do little to protect residents of McKinley Park from the toxic MAT Asphalt plant poisoning their neighborhood.

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The Spark Issue No. 1099

Feb 17, 2020  McKinley Park Asphalt Plant. Feb 17, 2020. Residents of Chicago’s blue collar McKinley Park neighborhood woke two years ago to find an asphalt plant operating in their neighborhood. There had been no public meetings or hearings held before the plant was built. MAT asphalt plant is on 39th street just west of Damen.

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