Portage Park, Chicago

A spacious and tranquil neighborhood located on the northwest side of Chicago; Portage Park is just a short drive from McKinley Family Chiropractic which is located in Irving Park. This gorgeous neighborhood features top-rated schools, an active business district, and affordable property options.  The neighborhood’s most bustling area is the Six Corners intersection which features a plethora of small shops and quaint specialty stores. The community offers many dining options including restaurants, bars and grills, pizzerias, delis, and bakeries that offer the softest pastries and bread. Portage Park also offers lots of outdoor activities with its notable network of parkland with spacious grounds and even an Olympic-sized swimming pool too.

Portage Park, Chicago History

Portage Park got its name from the early history of Irving Park Road.  Back in the early 19th century, the area was known as a portage for Native Americans to carry their canoes from the Des Plaines River to the Chicago River.  In 1816, a treaty was signed that gave control to the US government over the entire section between the Chicago River and the Mississippi River.  E.B. Sutherland staked his claim on this territory by erecting a tavern on North West Plank Road (Milwaukee Avenue).  The area also was used as the town hall for what was called Jefferson Township in the mid-1800s.  It was a municipality that was independent of Chicago until 1889.

Over the years many developers made investments on the area and transformed the once marshy landscape into an area that is ideal for settlement. This encouraged an increase in residents in the area.  1913, saw the establishment of this 36-acre park that is also the name of the neighborhood where it belongs. The original plan for the park was made by the American Park Builders Company which was also responsible for the initial construction between 1913 to 1917.  The design of the park included a naturalistic swimming lagoon, that the public began to enjoy in July 1916.  By the 1920s came along, a fieldhouse and gymnasium were added and this was designed by Clarence Hatzfield, the firm that would later design many of the Prairie and Craftsman-style Bungalows in the nearby Villa District.  Portage Park became popular as it offered lots of athletic activities along with cultural and club activities for residents of Chicago’s Northwest side.

More developments were made in order to improve sewage and roads, which at the time were prone to flooding, however, this was corrected when the 1950s came along.  In 1960, the Kennedy Expressway was able to reach residents of Portage Park, allowing for a quick and convenient commute downtown.

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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