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New Hyde Park School - 63rd

Any thoughts on the new 'Hyde Park' school on 63rd? It's finally beginning to take shape.

The NIMBYs of Hyde Park won by pushing it further south, but does West Woodlawn win by having the school in our own backyard?

  • Just FYI Hanoke- I'm a new teacher at the Orthogenic School, and they only enroll students with a primary diagnosis of ED (Emotional Disorder), as opposed to BD (Behavior Disorder), so they are students who need a great deal of emotional and therapeutic support, but are not violent, and do not pose a security risk to one another or to their surrounding environment.

  • Lisa Gates Attorney, HPDS parent

    I'm so disappointed to read all of these negative reactions to having such a fine school in our city and presumably near your homes. The Orthogenic School is, I'm sure, a god-send to families that need it. I know that Hyde Park Day School has been the most wonderful, welcoming,...

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    I'm so disappointed to read all of these negative reactions to having such a fine school in our city and presumably near your homes. The Orthogenic School is, I'm sure, a god-send to families that need it. I know that Hyde Park Day School has been the most wonderful, welcoming, safe place we could ever have hoped for for our son. I would like to suggest you visit the school if you have an interest in whether it's good enough to be near you, rather than simply posting knee-jerk concerns about children with special needs.

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    Ms. Freeman is asking for $619.13:
    My students need the odds and ends (everything from pencils to power cords, markers to common core workbooks) to equip our classroom for a PHENOMENAL year in third grade!
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Bail set at $1M for Park Manor man accused of reckless homicide

Gabriel E. Johnson, 18, of the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue, faces a felony reckless homicide charge among others in connection to the incident, which took...

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...reckless homicide charge among others in connection to the incident, which took place in the 600 block of West 80th Street and ended in the death of 16-year-old Wally Flex, who was riding in...

Reese, of the 7500 block of South Eggleston Avenue, was holding a gun and attempting to climb out of the passenger window as police approached, he said.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

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PlayStreets at Till Academy

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 3PM-7PM

Come join us for PlayStreets, a family-friendly event for all ages. Activities include basketball, cheerleading, double dutch, dancing, and other games. Join us for free food and fun! Information and resources are available from CEDA, a health van, family support, child care options, and more.

PlayStreets is a Healthy Chicago program of the Chicago Department of Public Health and the City of Chicago to promote active play and safe neighborhoods. It is hosted by the Woodlawn Public Safety Alliance and other partners.

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1 Dead, 26 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

About 4:35 p.m., the 26-year-old man was in the 6700 block of South Langley when someone walked up and opened fire, striking him in the abdomen and buttocks, police said. The person then got into a black Dodge Charger and drove off.

Ten minutes later, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the right leg in the 6700 block of South Champlain, police said. He told police he was walking on the sidewalk at 4:45 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where his condition was stable.

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The boy was shot in the head about 8:30 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Justine Street, police said.

The boy, of the 1000 block of West 78th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His name was withheld Monday morning pending notification of his family.

An 18-year-old man was approached by a group of males near the parade at 12:37 p.m. in the 4200 block of South King Drive, police said. An argument broke out and someone in the group opened fire, striking him in the arm.

A 28-year-old man was shot about 2:45 a.m. while eating with another male and female inside El Taconazo Restaurant, at 4124 W. North Ave., police said.

The 21-year-old man was standing outside in the 8400 block of South Kilbourn when someone walked up and shot him in the left foot before taking off in a vehicle, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition.

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7 wounded in separate Sunday shootings

Most recently, at 4:35 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Langley Avenue, someone shot a 27-year-old man in the abdomen and buttocks, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. He was also taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his condition was serious, Zala said.

About 4:10 p.m. another person was shot, a 16-year-old boy, said Zala. He was walking in the 6700 block of South Champlain Avenue when he heard “loud reports’’ and realized he’d been shot.

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At 3 p.m. a 17-year-old girl was in an alley in the 3900 block of South Indiana Avenue when she heard shots and she realized she was struck in her right leg, said Zala. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County where her condition had stabilized.

Earlier, in the Rogers Park neighborhood, a man was shot in the arm in the 7400 block of North Hoyne Avenue about 1:50 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

In another shooting about 8:50 a.m., a 20-year-old man was taken to a hospital in good condition after being shot in an alley in the 900 block of North Drake Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.

At about 9 p.m. a person was shot on the 5900 block of South Justine Street, according to the Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Joseph Roccasalva.

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