Aug 11

Updated Aug 11

Promontory point

Anyone know what just finished happening at the point. 10 emergency vehicles, 4 emergency boats, 30ish personnel all staring into the water? Nothing came out. Backboard left empty. Can't get close enough to see bit they seem to be leaving now. That's a ton of resources for a false alarm!

Jul 19

Fire Response @ 54th & Drexel

Four fire trucks just responded to what appears to be a fire in the basement apartment in the greystone a few buildings down from the corner of 54th and Drexel. Perhaps coincidentally, this is also in or near the same building where -- to the untrained eye -- there are a lot of comings, goings, and general loitering that seem vaguely suspicious. I asked the firemen standing around what was going on, and they first ignored me, and told me it's "absolutely not [their] job" to communicate with neighbors about the nature of fires on their street. So, any neighbors out there who can shed some light on what's going on -- either this time in particular, or in general?

Jul 18

Site Maintenance - 7/19 at 9 p.m.

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Jul 08

Updated Jul 15

Meeting with Law Enforcement

Next Monday, July 14, @ 7:00 PM the Jackson Park Advisory Committee will host a meeting at the Iowa Building located at 56th & South Shore Drive,
There will be members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Park District Security will be present.
The committee will be offering snacks to those attending.

  • I could not attend. What was discussed and did many people participate?

Jul 14

Interesting health and crime data for the neighborhood

http://www.chicagohealthatlas.org/place/hyde_park

Click around to view other Chicago neighborhood stats as well.

Jul 07

Free concerts at Nichols Park on Sundays

Just thought I'd let you all know about the free music in at Nichols Park this summer. Hope you all had a happy Fourth of July!

The Nichols Park Advisory Council and 4th on 53rd Parade Committee are hosting free concerts at Nichols Park in Hyde Park. The George Franklin Memorial 2014 Summer Sunday Concert Series will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from July 13 to Sept. 14 at the Nichols Park North Fountain Patio at 1355...

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Just thought I'd let you all know about the free music in at Nichols Park this summer. Hope you all had a happy Fourth of July!

The Nichols Park Advisory Council and 4th on 53rd Parade Committee are hosting free concerts at Nichols Park in Hyde Park. The George Franklin Memorial 2014 Summer Sunday Concert Series will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from July 13 to Sept. 14 at the Nichols Park North Fountain Patio at 1355 E. 53rd St.
The series kicks off on July 13 with Bernard Crump and continues every Sunday with R&B, soul, indie rock, blues, reggae, Latin, funk, Texas rock, a jug band, and finishing Sept. 14 with Billie Branch blues.
The lineup includes:

July 13: Bernard Crump (“James Brown Review” & “Muddy Waters Tribute”)
July 20: Bruce Henry (R&B/soul)
July 27: The Dam(n) Choir (indie rock)
Aug. 3: Billy Flynn (blues)
Aug. 10: Akasha (reggae)
Aug. 17: Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquestra (Latin/cumbia)
Aug. 24: The Heard (funk)
Aug. 31: Dave Herrero (Texas rock)
Sept. 7: Strictly Jug Nuts (jug band)
Sept. 14: Billy Branch (blues)

Jul 06

Updated Jul 07

Cops are not patrolling parks!!!

I am beyond tired of not being able to take my dog out to the bathroom because there are 10+ people in groups outside smoking weed etc after 11 pm. This neighborhood has turned into a s**t show. I called UC cops because I was told it was quicker they said it was CPD issue. Hmm. Interesting. They are constantly over here when it's convenient for them but not when residents are In need. Hyde park crime is going to sky rocket because cops over here don't care at all!!!

  • Walk around the neighborhood and one sees the police sitting outside of public view utilizing their cell phones.
    Prime locations for viewing same are 55th Street just west of LSD, 53rd Street just east of South Shore Drive by the bike path and my favorite spot is the parking lot at 47th and Cornell Drive, the squad car sits there for hours at a time.
    We, the taxpayer, pay them a good salary and they do nothing to earn same!

  • Hi MsHydeParker, which park was this? The UCPD doesn't patrol the Point, fyi.

  • Yael Neighborhood parent

    I'd encourage you to lodge a complaint with the head of UC security. The University has invested TONS of money trying to keep/attract staff and faculty here (all of the new retail, the UCPD itself, etc...) Crime threatens the return on that investment. If you make some noise to higher-ups, it should draw attention to both the problem of the intimidating groups in the park, and the problem of the response you received when you called UCPD. (They have always responded quickly and appropriately when I've called with similar complaints.)

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