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Hi Neighbor's

I'm new to this if any have free used/new baby items u don't need let me know I need them badly. Thanks

  • If you don't mind me asking, what age/gender? Or are you just looking for general items

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Killing at 52nd Cornell

There was apparently a killing Friday night in the 52nd and Cornell block.

Authorities are classifying this as "involuntary manslaughter", not murder. Chicago Magazine did an interesting story how this City and other cities like Chicago work to lower the official murder totals. What's the story here at 52nd and Cornell? Was the suspect a convict felon, openly carrying unlicensed hand guns? Was he living rent free in our neighborhood on Section 8? What is the whole story?

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There was apparently a killing Friday night in the 52nd and Cornell block.

Authorities are classifying this as "involuntary manslaughter", not murder. Chicago Magazine did an interesting story how this City and other cities like Chicago work to lower the official murder totals. What's the story here at 52nd and Cornell? Was the suspect a convict felon, openly carrying unlicensed hand guns? Was he living rent free in our neighborhood on Section 8? What is the whole story?

Here is what we have so far:

"(CBS) -- A Chicago man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal shooting in Hyde Park Friday night.
Police say Paris Walker-Rush, 25, fatally shot another man inside of an apartment in the 5200 block of South Cornell shortly after 9 p.m. Walker-Rush was arrested at the scene without incident and is now facing felony charges for involuntary manslaughter and unlawful use of weapon.
Walker-Rush was ordered held on $900,000 bond in court Saturday."

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/11/22/man-charged-in-fatal-hyde-park-shooting/

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Jan 06 2012

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Coyote On Metra Tracks

Just a heads up to everyone out there. I heard a howling noise right now, and even before I looked, I told my husband, "I bet that was a coyote." Sure enough, I looked out our door, and there was a coyote on the Metra tracks. This was near 54th and Cornell. So I guess they're venturing further south??? Is there anyone that I'm supposed to call and report this to, or is it just a case of letting them wander around? Worried for the little doggies around here.

  • There have been coyote sightings in Washington Park, Jackson Park and even in Harold Washington Park the last few years.
    They normally roam during the hours of darkness and avoid humans. If you see one wave your arms and they will move on.

  • I used to let my cat outdoors until he came home one morning with a his tail frayed and infected. His tail was so damaged that it had to be amputated. The vet said that it appeared he was attacked by another animal such as a cat,raccoon,or opossum. Please keep you cat indoors! My cat still whines by the back door,wanting to go outside,even though he has been neutered.

2 days ago

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51st and Cornell?

Anyone know why the flood of police cars on Cornell between 51st and 53rd?

  • If you read the article, this is an accidental shooting, not a murder.

  • The initial Trib article didn't make that clear, but yes, that seems to be the case.

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Four Neighborhood Places To Eat This Weekend

Amy's Candy Bar, 1546 E. 55th St.

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Fahlstrom's Fresh Fish Market, 1258 W. Belmont Ave.

• A 480-square-foot box in Irving Park that serves up big barbecue flavor is now serving cookies. Located at 4009 N. Albany Ave., smalls Smoke Shack is now serving brown butter sea salt cookies. 

• Eli's Cheesecake is hosting its biannual dock sale from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at its shipping dock, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive. The sale features special "dock buster" products, cheesecake samples and sale prices on regular merchandise.

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Harper and 57th

Anyone know whats going on at 57th and Harper? There's no parking, green cones everywhere, and security (people with yellow vests that say "security") walking around.

3 days ago

Amy's Candy Bar Pop-Up Now Open in Hyde Park

The shop at 1546 E. 55th St., which has its grand opening Friday, is stocked with new varieties of the handmade confections sold at the original Amy's in Lincoln Square, including meringues, dark chocolate-sea salt almond toffee and dark chocolate-dipped orange peel.

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Foreign Language High School Pushed By Parents

The schools are LaSalle; LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St. in West Town; Andrew Jackson, 1340 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side; and Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.

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Thomas, a co-chairman of the Local School Council at LaSalle Language Academy, 1734 N. Orleans St., is part of a group of parents from the city's four elementary language academies who have banded together to push for such a language academy high school.

The schools are LaSalle; LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St. in West Town; Andrew Jackson, 1340 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side; and Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.

The schools are LaSalle; LaSalle II, 1148 N. Honore St. in West Town; Andrew Jackson, 1340 W. Harrison St. on the Near West Side; and Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. in Hyde Park.

The city's top selective enrollment schools such as Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St., and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St., do offer numerous language...

...Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells St., and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, 211 S. Laflin St., do offer numerous language classes. But getting into those schools is challenging even with good...

Nov 10

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Promontory Point retaining walls

Today I walked the "Point" and observed that the recent storm has revealed significant damage to the retaining walls.
The east end of the "Point" has significant erosion behind the retaining wall. The soil in numerous locations has washed away revealing the walls are in danger of collapsing.
Furthermore on the far north end of the area not reconstructed has been washed away and there is very little infrastructure preventing damage to the area behind this area.
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Today I walked the "Point" and observed that the recent storm has revealed significant damage to the retaining walls.
The east end of the "Point" has significant erosion behind the retaining wall. The soil in numerous locations has washed away revealing the walls are in danger of collapsing.
Furthermore on the far north end of the area not reconstructed has been washed away and there is very little infrastructure preventing damage to the area behind this area.
Ten years back the Park District and Army Corp of Engineers indicated they wanted to reconstruct the retaining walls but the "Save the Point" group objected and the politicians vacillated and the project was deferred.
Then Senator Obama stated he would work with the group and the Park District and work out a compromise. We are still waiting!
Alderman Hairston claimed she would find a solution. We are still waiting!
The time for action is fast coming and the politicians and reasonable people need to step forward and act!

  • Not nearly as popular, but someone made and gave out "Fix the Point" bumper stickers. I think I still have mine somewhere.

  • bigmike2 retired police officer

    Weather permitting I walked around "The Point" today. Fences are in place along with signs forbidding access to the rocks on the east end indicating it is dangerous.

    It is time for the Save the Point group and Alderman Hairston to take action.

3 days ago

2Fresh Entertainment Signs with P.R. Firm Freelance Associates

...calling her Captain Lee. Jone will play Doris in the Overlea Players’ production of Fame (5410 Kenwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206) from Thursday – Saturday November 20th – 22nd, and she will perform her new...

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U. of C. Officer in Chase Trips on Kenwood Couple's Stairs, Sues for $500K

Two of the girls approached two people walking down the 5600 block of South Blackstone Avenue and one of the girls pointed a handgun at them. They took one of the...

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The lawsuit stunned Ezra McCann, a retired Chicago firefighter who is at a loss as to how he could be sued for a chase he had no knowledge of until it unfolded in front of him in his yard at 4832 S. Dorchester Ave.

University police spotted the three girls just after midnight when they crashed the car in front of 4814 S. Dorchester Ave. while speeding the wrong way down the street, according to police reports.

“I don’t want them doing anything for me at 48th and Dorchester,” McCann said.

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  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    INTERIOR REPAIR ON RETAIL SNACK SHOP. DRYWALL PATCHING, FLOOR,SANDING, DROP CEILING REPAIR (TILES ONLY). NO STRUCTURAL WORK.

    5508 S. Lake Park Ave. Issued November 18, 2014 Comment

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5 days ago

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Why Are There No Security Cameras In The South Side Lakefront Underpasses

How do we get the city to put security cameras in and at the entrances to the underpasses south of 31st Street? All those lights are nice, but security cameras might deter some crime.

  • Early last summer, at the community meeting after the murder in the Iowa Building, Alderman Hairston indicated that there was cameras in the underpasses at 57th Street.
    It appears she had her facts wrong,
    Cameras should be installed in all of the underpasses on south Lake Shore Drive.

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Nov 09 2011

Updated 5 days ago

Thanksgiving food and clothing drives in the Hyde Park/Bronzeville area

Hey everyone, Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! Does anyone have info on food and/or clothing drives in the neighborhood to share? Or are you looking for volunteers for an upcoming drive or charity event? If so, feel free to post a comment or new neighbor message.

  • My grad school, Catholic Theological Union is collecting food for a thanksgiving food pantry tomorrow, November 15th for a charity in Back of the Yards. Pick up is scheduled for 1 pm. If you want to drop anything off tomorrow morning, buzz into the reception desk! CTU is located at 5416 S Cornell. :)

  • Chi Anti-Vi Youth violence reduction group will be conducting a food or toy drive from Monday, November 24th to December 12th. Drop off locations are at the offices of Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 South Cottage Grove, 2nd floor. Call (773) 268-7232 for more information. Visit www.ChiANtiVI.com

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A10 Receives Michelin Guide Honor

A10, located at 1462 E. 53rd St., is one of 59 Chicago restaurants included on the 2015 Bib Gourmand list. It is also only the second restaurant in Hyde Park to be recognized by Michelin. French restaurant La Petite Folie, at 1504 E. 55th Street, has also been recommended by the guide.

A10, located at 1462 E. 53rd St., is one of 59 Chicago restaurants included on the 2015 Bib Gourmand list. It is also only the second restaurant in Hyde Park to be recognized by Michelin. French restaurant La Petite Folie, at 1504 E. 55th Street, has also been recommended by the guide.

Nov 17

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Nov 16

Updated Nov 16

Cleaning lady/service?

Can anyone recommend a good cleaning lady/service in Hyde Park?

  • D&T clean service donnahoward217@gmail.com to book a cleaning she service the hyde park area.

  • Grace Housekeeper

    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

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