Avondale, Chicago

Avondale is one of the premier neighborhoods in Chicago offering gorgeous new and vintage homes, ample green space, plenty of transportation options, and lots of choices for fun and recreation. Avondale community members treat its many parks as extensions of their own backyards. Located just a few minutes away from McKinley Family Chiropractic in Irving Park, you will find lots of group gardening activities, summertime movies in the park, kids’ camps, and lots and lots of after-school or work activities. The activities encourage residents to come together and discover new skills or just stay healthy and active. The community offers a rich restaurant scene offering delectable Mexican food restaurants, yummy pizza, hotdog stands, and popular donut and coffee shops. There are also many popular brand-name clothing stores and convenient markets. This makes Avondale a great place to settle and live life to the fullest.

Avondale, Chicago History

Avondale officially became part of Chicago when it was annexed in 1889.  Since then the city has developed it by installing hard-surface roads that helped the fledgling community become an up-and-coming industrial and business district.  A lot of immigrants from Europe decided to work in Avondale in brand new factories. Moreover, the extension of the railroad along with the electrification of the community also helped people to commute to their respective jobs in the area and the city.

The Avondale community was always known to be a tight-knit group, from the days when it was all farmland up to its development as an urban residential hub today.  During the early part of the 19th century, the area was all prairie land, set along an Indian trail that laid to the west of the Soo Line Railroad near the Chicago River.  In 1848, the Indian trail was straightened out and planked to make it the direct diagonal of Milwaukee Avenue where Avondale first began to develop. Unfortunately, the train tracks had difficulty keeping up with the heavy and frequent loads that passed through them. These were shoddily done and easily became warped from overuse and sun exposure. This resulted in very uncomfortable train rides that led to many commuters complaining. When the Chicago/Milwaukee/St. Paul tracks were extended in 1870 to Milwaukee along with the addition of more stops, more farmers began settling in, including twenty African-American families thus making Avondale a diverse ethnic community. The 1930s also saw many foreigners come to Avondale to settle including Swedes, Poles, Austrians, and Germans.

The end of World War 2, saw the opening of the popular Riverview Amusement Park with its famous parachute-drop rides and popular rollercoaster known as “The Bobs” drawing huge crowds of people to the community every weekend. This establishment is no longer there however, the active and fun vibe of Avondale still remains to this day.

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Our Doctors

Dr. Heath McKinley

Dr. McKinley has been committed to serving families in the Chicago area for the past 16 years. His mission is to empower as many people as possible to experience their optimal health potential through genuine care and education.

Dr. Matthew Ray

Dr. Matthew Ray has been committed to serving families in the Chicago area for the past 6 years. Born and raised in South Africa, he has been brought up with a chiropractic lifestyle due to the fact his father is a Chiropractor and went to the same School as he did (Palmer College of Chiropractic).

Our Specialties


If your new born has colic we can help reduce the discomfort. You should not have to deal with colic problems alone.


Are your infant or child having problems with constipation? Let us help relieve them and get them back on a regular routine

Ear Infections

Ear infections in babies and children can be frustrating and overwhelming. Let us help you provide your child a healthier, infection free life style.

Poor Sleep

Are you having problems with your infant or child’s sleeping pattern? Sleep is very important for growth. We can help them sleep better and strengthen their immune.


Attention disorder is common, but not incurable. We can assist in approving your child’s attention helping them keep up with their class mates.


We don’t want to see your child suffer from breathing problems. Asthma too, is curable. We can help your child with their breathing and stamina.

Bed Wetting

Bed wetting is frustrating and embarrassing, especially for your child. Let us help put a stop to it and give your child more confidence.


Have your child or infant been in an accident recently or have any physical disabilities. We specialize in rehabilitating adolescences with any kind of disability or injury.

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  • 2242 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618
  • (773) 583-4325 CALL or TEXT (Se Habla Espanol)
  • info@mckinleychiro.com

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM / 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM / 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed