Home Local McKinley Park residents love their namesake park and affordable neighborhood. But they are fighting the city over an asphalt plant they say is ruining its charm.

McKinley Park residents love their namesake park and affordable neighborhood. But they are fighting the city over an asphalt plant they say is ruining its charm.

by staff

Jackie Montesdeoca feeds her daughter Ava, 11 months old, at their home in McKinley Park in Chicago, May 11, 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 across the street. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

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