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Bike repair shop set to close this summer

The vivid bike lover, who graduated from Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., said he moved the business twice...

Once Jones closes he said there are two more bike shops in Hyde Park although “they seem more like a coffee shop than a bike repair shop,” he said. The two shops are Ancien Cyclist & Café, 1558 E. 53rd St., and Tamago, 5501 S. Everett Ave.

Once Jones closes he said there are two more bike shops in Hyde Park although “they seem more like a coffee shop than a bike repair shop,” he said. The two shops are Ancien Cyclist & Café, 1558 E. 53rd St., and Tamago, 5501 S. Everett Ave.

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The founder and owner DJ’s Bike Doctor Inc., 1344 E. 55th St., said after starting the business in 2009 he would be closing for good by the end of the summer.

...graduated from Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., said he moved the business twice before settling at his current location where he has...

    Bike repair shop set to close this summer - hpherald.com
    By WENDELL HUTSON Contributing Writer The economic challenges that come with running a business has led to the pending closure of a local bike repair shop in Hyde Park. The founder and owner DJ's Bike Doctor Inc., 1344 E.
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Innovative Parking Solutions

I could not believe that I stepped out of my Car to get lunch at McDonald's, I saw the sign said 30 Minute parking, I stepped next door all of 4 Minutes, came back and my Car had a Boot on it...this big Burly man came up to me and scared the hell out of me, I am a diminutive 75yr old woman, and was shocked when he approached me and intimidated me, he also recorded the encounter, and I...

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I could not believe that I stepped out of my Car to get lunch at McDonald's, I saw the sign said 30 Minute parking, I stepped next door all of 4 Minutes, came back and my Car had a Boot on it...this big Burly man came up to me and scared the hell out of me, I am a diminutive 75yr old woman, and was shocked when he approached me and intimidated me, he also recorded the encounter, and I started taking pictures of him, he then Threatened me, that if I took a picture of him, he would call a Tow truck, then it would cost me 240.00 plus the $140.00, I had to pay to get this Boot off of my car, I was livid to say the least, and could see myself on the 5:00 O'clock news, being beat down by this Bully, I am contacting the department on aging and my attorney, McDonald's and Innovative Parking Solutions need to do better. The sign clearly says 30 Minute parking.

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    this company is disgusting. my car was booted while shopping in a store that was designated to the parking lot, and when the man approached me to take my money, he mumbled the terms and conditions so that i could not hear him at all, showed no identification for working...

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    this company is disgusting. my car was booted while shopping in a store that was designated to the parking lot, and when the man approached me to take my money, he mumbled the terms and conditions so that i could not hear him at all, showed no identification for working for Innovative Parking, and he and his friend who removed the boot laughed at me and were sarcastic with me. highly unprofessional and extremely disappointed that $140 of the money I was going to spend at other stores in that lot now had to go to this company!
    i also explained that I am a college student who was purchasing school supplies, the man only mumbled "ok", and did not offer any explanation or help.

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51st and Indiana

Does anyone know what's happening on Indiana near 51st? The police are driving south bound on Indiana. I've seen about 6 police SUV's .

  • Unfortunately I can't. I am one of the working class individuals that you wouldn't know lives in this neighborhood. I go to work and come home. We don't hang out in the neighborhood. You just notice the youth hanging out in the same areas and avoid them.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Yolanda and others - we have to get down and basic, not be brave, reckless and bold - but we have to identify the specific buildings, the specific bad people who are pushing the worst hard drugs in our community.

    We have tough guys, good guys in our city, in our country who can take down this #*$&@ - but we have to identify who, where, what exactly ....

    These *&#$##@ let's ID them and shut them down.

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Warm Weather Brings Trash Problems

I greatly enjoyed the warm weather this weekend. I hope others were out and about. But, the warm weather brings many problems we've all experience before - rising violent crime, shootings etc. I note that this weekend the usually very safe South Side bike back and beaches had a shooting ~ 31st street mid eventing after dark.

Also someone was shot on the Red Line platform at 55th street/Garfield.

Another problem we get with the warm weather is garbage. Our...

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I greatly enjoyed the warm weather this weekend. I hope others were out and about. But, the warm weather brings many problems we've all experience before - rising violent crime, shootings etc. I note that this weekend the usually very safe South Side bike back and beaches had a shooting ~ 31st street mid eventing after dark.

Also someone was shot on the Red Line platform at 55th street/Garfield.

Another problem we get with the warm weather is garbage. Our lakefront (55th Street Point) garbage cans were overflowing Sunday afternoon, also problems of just people dumping their garbage not in cans. These are mostly visitors from other neighborhoods who do not respect our communities or respect really much of anything.

Please work with our alderwomen, the City, also the University of Chicago to do better regarding trash and garbage collection. The University of Chicago has a private police force, why not a private streets and sanitation force with lots of their own garbage cans?

  • I totally agree! Harold Washington Park is a perfect example of neighborhood invaders who pull grills, chairs and tables out of their cars. Eat , drink and leave trash all over the place.

Apr 21

Local organizations gear up for downtown Science March on Saturday

Indivisible’s Environmental Working group will be meeting on Friday night, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., to design posters for the march on Saturday. The group will supply all necessary materials.

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Mom’s Demand Action will be gathering at 9:30 a.m. next to the South Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.) on the corner of South Michigan and East Jackson Drive.

Mom’s Demand Action will be gathering at 9:30 a.m. next to the South Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.) on the corner of South Michigan and East Jackson Drive.

    Local organizations gear up for downtown Science March on Saturday - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Hyde Park-based organizations are gearing up for the March for Science rally, march, and expo downtown on Saturday, April 22, which is Earth Day. Members from Indivisible Chicago - South Side, as well as Moms Demand Action South Side, will attend the event on Saturd
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Apr 21

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HPHS seeks donations to save cable car building

The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is reaching out to the Hyde Park community to raise funds to restore its historic cable car building, 5529 South Lake Park Ave.

    HPHS seeks donations to save cable car building - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is reaching out to the Hyde Park community to raise funds to restore its historic cable car building, 5529 South Lake Park Ave. Michal Safar, HPHS president said the organization began to see "deterioration of the building's
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Apr 18

Hyde Park Garden Fair Call for Volunteers

The Hyde Park Garden Fair is seeking volunteers for the 2017 Spring Fair on May 19th and 20th. There are a variety of ways to get involved. Whatever your plant passion, level of gardening expertise or ability, we would love to have you!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Setup Assistant (Day Before) - May 18

Adding Up Customer Tickets - May 19-20

Will-Call Attendant - May 19-20

Floating Assistant - May 19-20

Follow the link below to sign up today!
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Questions? Message us above!

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Easter police presence

There were many University Police outside an apartment building at 51/Drexel, along with a moving van. Does anyone know what happened?

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HPHS to host open house

The open house will begin at 2 p.m. at 5529 S. Lake Park Ave.

    HPHS to host open house - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) will host an open house, Saturday, April 22. The featured exhibit is Hyde Park in 1890 from Rascher's Atlas. The exhibit will include maps from the atlas between 51st and 59th streets and Cottage Grove Avenue and the lakefront.
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