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Water Main Project Is Killing Our Business, Says Portage Grounds Cafe Owner

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The biggest hassle for Portage Grounds customers has been the lack of parking near the cafe, 5501 W. Irving Park Road, Quezada said.

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    Water Main Project Is Our Killing Business, Says Portage Grounds Cafe Owner
    PORTAGE PARK - A months-long construction project to replace water mains underneath Irving Park Road has snarled traffic and made it impossible to park near Portage Grounds in Portage Park - grinding the cafe's profits to dust, its owner said.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

  • The same problem existed last year on Central from Irving Pk. almost all the way to Lawrence...I'm sure businesses like Suparossa, Crafty Beaver , Mias, etc. lost big $$..Can you imagine having a wedding at Suparossa with all that dust?

  • so much for the theory traffic calming and reduced parking is supposed to stimulate business by driving pedestrian traffic.

4 hours ago

Last Harper Court concert of the season

Concerts began in May and continued weekly through the summer, featuring blues, jazz and Latin artists that performed in Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct.

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Singer-songwriter playing series at Hyde Park Farmer’s Market

Other artists will be performing at the Hyde Park Farmer’s Market, 5235 S. Harper Ct., every Thursday through October from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Singer-songwriter playing series at Hyde Park Farmer's Market
    By Sarah Pan Herald Intern Ethan Sellers, a multi-faceted musician and Hyde Park music teacher, is playing acoustic guitar and vocal sets at the Hyde Park Farmer's Market on the mornings of Sept. 8 and 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Oct.
    http://hpherald.com

11 hours ago

‘Ladies Of LaBagh’ Help Keep Chicago Forest Preserve Wild

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    'Ladies Of LaBagh' Help Keep Chicago Forest Preserve Wild
    CHICAGO - Ella La Bagh likely would be proud of the women volunteering in the woods named in her honor. The Northwest Side forest preserve LaBagh Woods - named for La Bagh, a naturalist who fought to save trees and other plant and wildlife - remains one of Chicago's wildest areas, in big part to the large group of female volunteers who remove invasive species and make sure native ones keep thriving.
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12 hours ago

This Week Will Be Sunny, Not Too Hot, So Get Outside

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    This Week Will Be Sunny, Not Too Hot, So Get Outside
    CHICAGO - It'll be a warm, mostly sunny week in Chicago. The week will start off "pretty and humid," said AccuWeather meteorologist Dave Samuhel, but things should cool down by the end of the week. The only storms Chicago is expected to see could happen Tuesday afternoon.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

12 hours ago

‘Empire’ Actor Opening Chicago Theater Company, Filming Pilot TV Show

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The grand opening for the theater at 2039 W. Jarvis Ave. is Saturday.

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    'Empire' Actor Opening Chicago Theater Company, Filming Pilot TV Show
    ROGERS PARK - "Empire" actor Antoine McKay is bringing a theater and production company to Rogers Park. "I used to live in Rogers Park for eight years and I love [it]," he said. "This is where a lot of artists live and this is where I lived when I first moved [to Chicago]."
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12 hours ago

Police Union Boss Defends Call For Overworked Cops To Skip Labor Day OT

Hyde Park & Kenwood

    Police Union Boss Defends Call For Overworked Cops To Skip Labor Day OT
    CITY HALL - Police union head Dean Angelo Sr. is calling on officers to forgo overtime on the Labor Day weekend for their own family benefit and overall peace of mind, saying "it's not a job action." The local Fraternal Order of Police union raised eyebrows a month ago with a memo calling for officers to resist overtime on the Labor Day weekend.
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Movie About The Obamas’ First Date Opens, But How Accurate Is The Flick?

By most accounts, the community meeting they attended on film was added as a dramatic flourish. Still, after taking in a movie, there’s no doubt the date ended with ice cream and the couple’s first kiss, recreated on film and marked with a plaque at 53rd and Dorchester.

    Movie About The Obamas' First Date Opens, But How Accurate Is The Flick?
    (CBS) - Barack and Michelle Obama, America's first couple, are in the spotlight for something that happened here in Chicago decades ago: their first date. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports on the love story that's on the big screen at a theater near you.
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3 days ago

#HashtagLunchbag preps meals for the homeless

The next #HashtagLunchbag event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. Volunteers can register at www.hashtaglunchbag.org. A $10 donation is suggested to cover the cost of food.

    #HashtagLunchbag preps meals for the homeless
    By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer #HashtagLunchbag is a charity movement dedicated to empowering and inspiring humanity to reap the benefits of giving through social media. It is a perfect example of how a small group of people on a local level can make a tremendous impact, one small act at a time.
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3 days ago

HPKCC collects used books for annual book sale

Book donations can be made at the bottom of the stairs at Treasure Island Foods, 1526 E. 55th St.

    HPKCC collects used books for annual book sale
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) has started collecting books for the upcoming Hyde Park Used Book Sale, which happens Saturday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 11. Book donations can be made at the bottom of the stairs at Treasure Island Foods, 1526 E. 55th St.
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3 days ago

'Southside With You' Obama Date Movie Creates Sparks (Among Critics)

...Spike Lee film "Do the Right Thing" and had ice cream at a shop at Dorchester Avenue and 53rd Street — was written and directed by Richard Tanne. The two were both working at the Sidley...

    'Southside With You' Obama Date Movie Creates Sparks (Among Critics)
    CHICAGO - The shot-in-Chicago film about President Barack Obama's first date with his future wife Michelle Robinson is in theaters now, generally winning positive reviews from the nation's top movie critics.
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3 days ago

Nando’s Peri-Peri likely to replace Clark’s

On Tuesday, the city issued permits to Burton Heiss, the owner of Nando’s Peri-Peri for $70, 000 in interior renovations for the former diner at 1447 E. 53rd St.

    Nando's Peri-Peri likely to replace Clark's
    By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer According to recent city building permits, the South African chicken chain Nando's Peri-Peri will replace Clark's Diner, which was evicted by the University of Chicago, earlier this month. On Tuesday, the city issued permits to Burton Heiss, the owner of Nando's Peri-Peri for $70, 000 in interior renovations for the former diner at 1447 E.
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3 days ago

‘After Hours’ returns to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House this Fall

...21, and 28 between 5 - 8 p.m. at the Frederick C. Robie House at 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave in Hyde Park, admission is $30 for Trust members and $35 for non-members. While...

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The three-week training program for Wright’s Home and Studio starts on October 4th at 951 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park while volunteer education for the Robie House is slated for October 25th at 5757 S. Woodlawn. Sessions will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

    Enjoy drinks exploring Wright's Robie House this fall
    Providing guests a chance to enjoy live music, sip adult beverages, and snack on hors d'oeuvres while exploring a famoed icon of the Prairie School of architectural design, 'After Hours' is returning to Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in October.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

3 days ago

Nando's Peri-Peri Pulls Permits to Replace Clarke's in Hyde Park

On Tuesday, the city issued permits to Burton Heiss, owner of Nando’s Peri-Peri, for $70,000 in interior renovations for the former Clarke’s at 1447 E. 53rd St.

    Nando's Peri-Peri Pulls Permits to Replace Clarke's in Hyde Park
    HYDE PARK - Nando's Peri-Peri appears poised to replace Clarke's in Hyde Park, according to recent building permits. On Tuesday, the city issued permits to Burton Heiss, owner of Nando's Peri-Peri, for $70,000 in interior renovations for the former Clarke's at 1447 E. 53rd St. On Aug.
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3 days ago

Barack and Michelle Obama’s love affair—with each other, and the city—hits the big screen

...Theater). Their fabled first kiss outside a Baskin-Robbins occurs not at the corner of Dorchester and 53rd (the spot has been marked with a commemorative plaque since 2012) but at 53rd and...

...and 53rd (the spot has been marked with a commemorative plaque since 2012) but at 53rd and Woodlawn, where the film crew turned a Harold's Chicken Shack into a Baskin-Robbins for...

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    Barack and Michelle Obama's love affair-with each other, and the city-hits the big screen
    Plenty of couples banter, woo, and fall in love in Chicago, despite the vast majority of American films locating romance elsewhere (most often in New York). But in dramatizing the first date of Barack and Michelle Obama in the summer of 1989, when they were colleagues at a Loop law firm, writer-director Richard Tanne returned to the city where the couple met and, three years later, married.
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Burglaries

After reading the crime postings on this blog I have come to realize that there is a tremendous increase of burglaries in Hyde Park.

The police officers assigned to this community, who are working days, need to quit hanging out at the coffee shops on 53rd and 55th but rather need to start patrolling the side streets and alleys. They can also get off talking on their cell phones and pay attention to what is happening in the community.

Senator Kwame Raoul needs to realize that his pact with the ACLU regarding street stops has led to his constituents being victimized.

4 days ago

Changes at local CPS schools

Students at Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E. 56th St., will be showing up to school in uniforms for the first time.

What was formerly Ray Elementary School’s, 5361 S. Kimbark Ave., Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will now be called Friends of Ray/Ray Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

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Nicole Neal, the former assistant principal at Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., announced in June that she would be leaving the school to take on the role of Director of Student Services for the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

    Changes at local CPS schools
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Tuesday, Sept. 6 is the first day of school for students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools, and Hyde Park schools will have some changes for the start of the new academic year. Kozminski Uniforms Students at Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E.
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4 days ago

Studs Turkel biographer to discuss work at 57th Street Books

The discussion begins at 6 p.m. at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

    Studs Turkel biographer to discuss work at 57th Street Books
    By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Author Alan Wieder will be visiting 57th Street Books on September 15 to discuss his biography about the famous Chicagoan broadcaster, "Studs Terkel: Politics, Culture, But Mostly Conversation." Well known for being a storyteller, Studs Turkel was an acclaimed author, radio host, historian and supporter of civil rights.
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4 days ago

U.S. Rep. Kelly to Host Symposium on Black Women and Girls

On Friday, August 26 U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) will host a symposium on Black women and girls at The Polsky Exchange on the University of Chicago campus located at 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor.

    U.S. Rep. Kelly to Host Symposium on Black Women and Girls
    On Friday, August 26 U.S. Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL) will host a symposium on Black women and girls at The Polsky Exchange on the University of Chicago campus located at 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd Floor. She will be joined by Congressional Caucus members, Co-Chair Congresswoman Yvette Clark, D-NY and Congresswoman Gwen Moore, D-WI.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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Restoring Hyde Park’s history through building renovations

...55th streets alone. Not to mention staple buildings in Hyde Park like the Harper Theatre, 5238 S. Harper Ave.; Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., and Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220...

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Fortune, one of the co-founders of Fortune Restoration, has been working on restoring Hyde Park’s buildings to as close to their origins as possible. His most recent project was a three-story six-unit condo building on the 5400 block of South Hyde Park Boulevard, built in 1907.

...buildings in Hyde Park like the Harper Theatre, 5238 S. Harper Ave.; Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., and Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., all of which are...

...Ave.; Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., and Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., all of which are 100 years old or older...

    Restoring Hyde Park's history through building renovations
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park neighborhood is over 160 years old, so it's no surprise that some of its buildings are a century old or more as well. With older buildings, however, come much needed restorations and renovations, and that's where Tom Fortune comes in.
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  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Director, Bronzeville Visitor Information Center

    Bronzeville is home to over 40 % of landmark structures in Chicago. Working with Tim Samuelson, then 2nd Ward Alderman Bobby Rush, myself and hundreds of community activists, we were able to stop the demolition of many national register properties like the Wabash YMCA, 8th Regiment Armory building, Chicago Bee...

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    Bronzeville is home to over 40 % of landmark structures in Chicago. Working with Tim Samuelson, then 2nd Ward Alderman Bobby Rush, myself and hundreds of community activists, we were able to stop the demolition of many national register properties like the Wabash YMCA, 8th Regiment Armory building, Chicago Bee Building, Anthony Overton building and the historic Supreme Life building, which was purchased with an EZ grant by Black Metropolis Convention & Tourism Council. Mayor Richard M. Daley administration took the landmark building from BMC&TC utilizing eminent domain and awarded it to East Lake Management & Development.

    African Americans living in Chicaago know your history:

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    Mar 22, 2010 - He was one of the Supreme Liberty Life Ins. Co. poliicy holders. He died ... Address: 1340 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610 .. Architect: ...
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    Jul 25, 2016 - History of Supreme Life Building: The Supreme Life Building is a historic ... King Drive in the Douglas community area of Chicago, Illinois.
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