Individuals claiming to represent the owners of 3841 S. Honore St. and 3842 S. Honore St. have denied the properties' involvement in the gang and drug activity described by Chicago Police Department officers at the June 8, 2016, meeting of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) for Beat 912. In direct outreach to this publication, these individuals refuted the public allegations made by police and community members at the CAPS meeting, as first reported here on McKinleyPark.org.
Aquinas Literacy Center (ALC) graduate Virginia Mercado received the Sister Claudia Hinds Scolarship on June 16, 2016, at the center's annual student awards celebration, where nine adult learners celebrated their graduation from Aquinas’ English as a Second Language (ESL) program.
“As a staff, we selected Virginia as the recipient of the Sister Claudia Hinds Scholarship because of her persistence in learning English," said ALC Executive Director Alison Altmeyer. "In her three years at Aquinas, Virginia committed herself to attending one-on-one tutoring sessions, participating in supplemental classes and studying English in our computer learning center. She has truly embraced our mission.”