7 hours ago

Faces of 53rd Street: Eric Williams

When you meet Eric Williams, the dynamic, creative owner of The Silver Room at 1506 E. 53rd Street in Hyde Park, you might not realize he was originally a finance major and a stockbroker – but that’s exactly how the career of one of Chicago’s most recognized retail entrepreneurs began.

    Faces of 53rd Street: Eric Williams
    When you meet Eric Williams, the dynamic, creative owner of The Silver Room at 1506 E. 53rd Street in Hyde Park, you might not realize he was originally a finance major and a stockbroker - but that's exactly how the career of one of Chicago's most recognized retail entrepreneurs began.
    http://fiftythird.uchicago.edu

7 hours ago

'Pinball Bandit' sought by FBI in 5 Chicago bank robberies

...Investigators think he's committed five robberies at four different banks across Chicago:- Chase Bank, 1204 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL, 5:51 p.m. on 1/13/2016.- MB Financial, 5918 North Broadway...

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...East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL, 5:51 p.m. on 1/13/2016.- MB Financial, 5918 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, 4:38 p.m. on 1/19/2016.- Chase Bank, 1130 West Taylor...

...5918 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, 4:38 p.m. on 1/19/2016.- Chase Bank, 1130 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, 5:51pm on 1/19/2016.- Chase Bank, 1959 West Division Street, Chicago...

...Bank, 1130 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL, 5:51pm on 1/19/2016.- Chase Bank, 1959 West Division Street, Chicago, IL, 5:47 p.m. on 1/25/2016.- Chase Bank, 1204 East 53rd...

    'Pinball Bandit' sought by FBI in 5 Chicago bank robberies
    The FBI is asking for your help identifying a man they call the "Pinball Bandit". Investigators think he's committed five robberies at four different banks across Chicago: - Chase Bank, 1204 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL, 5:51 p.m. on 1/13/2016. - MB Financial, 5918 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, 4:38 p.m.
    http://abc7chicago.com

9 hours ago

FBI Seeks Serial Bank Robber Dubbed ‘Pinball Bandit’

His first robbery was at the Chase Bank branch at 1204 E. 53rd St. on Jan. 13, the FBI said. He entered the bank at 5:51 p.m., approached an employee and made a threatening demand for money.

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MB Financial, 5918 N. Broadway, at 4:38 p.m. Jan. 19;

Chase Bank, 1130 W. Taylor St., at 5:51 p.m. Jan. 19;

Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division St., at 5:47 p.m. Jan. 25;

    FBI Seeks Serial Bank Robber Dubbed 'Pinball Bandit'
    (STMW) - The FBI is offering a reward for information about a man dubbed the "Pinball Bandit," wanted for five bank robberies in Chicago over the past month. The robber earned his nickname because of the frequency and locations of the robberies he's suspected of committing, according to a statement from the FBI.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

9 hours ago

Hyde Park Bank robbed twice in three weeks

The Hyde Park branch of Chase Bank, 1204 E. 53rd St., is where two of those robberies occurred. The most recent took place on Feb. 2 at approximately 5:38 p.m.

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A complete list of the five robberies is as follows: MB Financial Bank, 5918 N. Broadway, on Jan. 19; Chase Bank, 1130 W. Taylor St., on Jan. 19; Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division St., on Jan. 25; Chase Bank, 1204 E. 53rd St., on Jan. 13 and again on Feb. 2.

A complete list of the five robberies is as follows: MB Financial Bank, 5918 N. Broadway, on Jan. 19; Chase Bank, 1130 W. Taylor St., on Jan. 19; Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division St., on Jan. 25; Chase Bank, 1204 E. 53rd St., on Jan. 13 and again on Feb. 2.

A complete list of the five robberies is as follows: MB Financial Bank, 5918 N. Broadway, on Jan. 19; Chase Bank, 1130 W. Taylor St., on Jan. 19; Chase Bank, 1959 W. Division St., on Jan. 25; Chase Bank, 1204 E. 53rd St., on Jan. 13 and again on Feb. 2.

    Hyde Park Bank robbed twice in three weeks
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The FBI is asking the public for assistance in identifying and locating a man suspected of carrying out five bank robberies within the past three weeks. The Hyde Park branch of Chase Bank, 1204 E. 53rd St., is where two of those robberies occurred.
    http://hpherald.com

13 hours ago

Chicago Black Restaurant Week runs Feb. 7-13

1373 E. 53rd St., Chicago (Hyde Park)

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841 W. 103rd St., Chicago

    Chicago Black Restaurant Week runs Feb. 7-13
    In honor of Black History Month, we took a closer look at some local Black-owned restaurants that are being featured in the first-ever Chicago Black Restaurant Week (CBRW). Lauran Smith, creative director for CBRW, stopped by to fill us in! Chicago Black Restaurant Week, which will be Feb.
    http://abc7chicago.com

15 hours ago

Resurrected Studio Gang Tower for Hyde Park Seeks Re-Approval

...no longer mostly dead but very much alive and well. Replacing a parking lot at 5540 S. Cornell Ave on the northern edge of Jackson Park, the 299-foot residential tower designed by Studio...

...316 spaces in a garage to be shared with the neighboring 53-unit building at 5528 S. Cornell Ave. and the 220-unit Windermere House just east at 1642 E 56th St. The Solstice...

...building at 5528 S. Cornell Ave. and the 220-unit Windermere House just east at 1642 E 56th St. The Solstice plan also provides upgrades to nearby Bret Harte Elementary School located immediately to...

    Resurrected Studio Gang Tower for Hyde Park Seeks Re-Approval
    Rendering via Studio Gang] Nearly a year since the dormant Solstice on the Park project first showed a faint pulse, it appears that the Hyde Park proposal is no longer mostly dead but very much alive and well. Replacing a parking lot at 5540 S.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

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Calendar for the Week of 2/6/2015–2/12/2015

1–3 p.m. in the Community Room at Treasure Island, 1526 East 55th Street

1–3 p.m. at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 South Kenwood Avenue

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5:30 p.m. at the Neubauer Collegium, 5701 South Woodlawn Avenue. Register online.

    Calendar for the Week of 2/6/2015-2/12/2015
    Hyde Park's Older Women's League (OWL) is concerned about the alienation of female voters from the political process. OWL, which advocates for elderly women, finds the prospect of disengaged women of all ages potentially-in their words-disastrous. A panel at this meeting will consider the problem. 1-3 p.m.
    http://chicagomaroon.com

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    INSTALLATION OF LOW VOLTAGE BURGLAR ALARM INTERIOR WORK ONLY # 4017-86792

    3515 S. Calumet Ave. Issued February 3, 2016 Comment
  • Permit issued for elevator equipment

    Modernization of (1) 10,000# cap., hydraulic, passenger elevator (RED #7 car) serving 3 floors pursuant to scope of work submitted. All work to be made in compliance with 2010 City of Chicago Elevator Code. (EV008151)

    5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. Issued February 3, 2016 Comment

24 hours ago

Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Police Calls for Federal Probe

...was standing with a group of other young people near the Carter School, in the 5700 block of South Michigan Avenue, but fled the area as police approached. Pursuing officers chased him several blocks, and said...

    Mom of Teen Fatally Shot by Police Calls for Federal Probe
    The mother of a teenager shot by Chicago Police is asking the United States Justice Department to investigate her son's case. Patricia Green's 17-year-old son Christian was shot and killed July 4, 2013, in a vacant lot on the South Side. Police initially said Green pointed a gun at them and that he had been shot in the chest.
    http://www.nbcchicago.com

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Pop-up shops at The Silver Room

A special one-day pop-up shop is taking over The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., Saturday, Feb. 6.

    Pop-up shops at The Silver Room
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A special one-day pop-up shop is taking over The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., Saturday, Feb. 6. From noon to 8 p.m., Rare Shipments will be selling its women's clothing and statement accessories at The Silver Room's storefront.
    http://hpherald.com

31 hours ago

“Homemade Stories” hits the Promontory

Wednesday evening, a diverse and attentive crowd filled the upstairs venue at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., to hear a man named Shannon Cason spill his soul.

    "Homemade Stories" hits the Promontory
    By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Wednesday evening, a diverse and attentive crowd filled the upstairs venue at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., to hear a man named Shannon Cason spill his soul. Cason is the host of the WBEZ-sponsored podcast series "Homemade Stories," a project that has Cason and guests recount personal narratives from their pasts and engage in candid conversation.
    http://hpherald.com

34 hours ago

Family Of Another Black Teen Killed By Police Seeks Federal Probe

Christian Green, 17, was shot and killed on July 4, 2013, in the 5600 block of South State Street.

    Family Of Another Black Teen Killed By Police Seeks Federal Probe
    CHICAGO (CBS) - Attorneys for a teenager who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer three years ago have asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the case. Christian Green, 17, was shot and killed on July 4, 2013, in the 5600 block of South State Street.
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

2 days ago

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Travis gains support in race

...23, Travis, along with her devoted team of volunteers and supporters at her campaign office, 4315 S. Cottage Grove Ave., were gearing up to knock on doors in the 7th ward. From 11 a.m...

    Travis gains support in race
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer It's less than two months until the Illinois primary elections, and Jay Travis, candidate for state representative of the 26th District, is gaining momentum in her campaign. Travis has obtained notable supporters throughout her campaign, the most recent being Citizen Action/Illinois, a public interest group that has been at the forefront of the fight for economic and social justice in the state.
    http://hpherald.com

41 hours ago

Solstice on the Park zoning meeting

The Chicago Plan Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the 24-story Solstice development, 5540 S. Cornell Ave., at 10 a.m. Feb. 18, on the second floor of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.

The Solstice development still plans to include an underground parking garage with a minimum of 316 parking spaces. The residents of the new development as well as those who live at the 53-unit building next door at 5528 S. Cornell Ave. and the Windermere, 1642 E. 56th St, will utilize the garage.

The Solstice development still plans to include an underground parking garage with a minimum of 316 parking spaces. The residents of the new development as well as those who live at the 53-unit building next door at 5528 S. Cornell Ave. and the Windermere, 1642 E. 56th St, will utilize the garage.

The building will be next door to Bret Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., but Cassel said changes to accommodate the school have already been made.

Cassel said by adding a drive aisle, Bret Harte was able to reroute drop-off and pick-up traffic for parents. Before the new route was created the school had to block off 56th Street at Stony Island at the beginning and ending of the school day for student safety.

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The Chicago Plan Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the 24-story Solstice development, 5540 S. Cornell Ave., at 10 a.m. Feb. 18, on the second floor of City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St.

    Solstice on the Park zoning meeting
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Studio Gang has been relatively quiet in regards to the future of the long-awaited Solstice on the Park but conversations about the project will resume this month due to a zoning change. The Chicago Plan Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the 24-story Solstice development, 5540 S.
    http://hpherald.com

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