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53rd and surrounding streets, Saturday night (2/18)

I was walking home Saturday night around 9:15/9:30pm and there was a large gathering of teenagers in the McDonalds parking lot, at least 100, at Lake Park and 52nd. UChicago security drove up as I was rounding the corner so I didn't see what happened. I turned onto 53rd to head west home and was stopped by UChicago security in front of Starbucks. The officer put her hand up and seemed very nervous as she asked "Yes ma'am how can...

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I was walking home Saturday night around 9:15/9:30pm and there was a large gathering of teenagers in the McDonalds parking lot, at least 100, at Lake Park and 52nd. UChicago security drove up as I was rounding the corner so I didn't see what happened. I turned onto 53rd to head west home and was stopped by UChicago security in front of Starbucks. The officer put her hand up and seemed very nervous as she asked "Yes ma'am how can I help you?" I explained I was just trying to get home and was asked where I live and whether or not I was driving. I gave my address and was then told they were trying to clear the street of teenagers who had "taken over" and she pointed to a group of kids on the west side of the building Akira is in. 53rd street was virtually empty as I walked home. I saw another large group of students on Harper across the street from the movie theater and another group, though smaller, at Blackstone. UChicago security vehicles were all over the place. Any idea what was going on? I have not been able to find any information on what happened or why the security response was so sever.

  • Jolyon renter/resident

    Swkstdt, what do you disagree with in my comment (which I viewed as more informational than opinion based though I recognize that the two intersect)?

  • Val

    Thanks everyone. I am still surprised I haven't seen anything in the news, even local HP news, about this.

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New Balance closes its Hyde Park location

Hyde Park’s New Balance store, 5500 S. Lake Park Ave., closed its doors for business on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Before New Balance moved in, the space on the southwest corner of Lake Park Avenue and 55th Street was home to BankFinancial. Goode said that while that particular corner is a busy area, foot traffic is not as prominent.

    New Balance closes its Hyde Park location
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park's New Balance store, 5500 S. Lake Park Ave., closed its doors for business on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Wallace Goode, executive director of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, said that in speaking with the manager of the store, the reason for closing was a lack of sales.
    http://hpherald.com

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Hi , this terrier was found around 55th and ...

Hi , this terrier was found around 55th and Hyde Park Blvd today. He is not microchipped and he is intact. We are looking for the owners. He is currently at the Hyde Park Animal Hospital at 6937 S Stony.


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Updated Feb 17

    Alderman calls for more transparency on Obama library planning
    The Obama Foundation, the not-for-profit developing the first African-American president's library and museum in Jackson Park, was criticized by a local alderman Monday for not sharing enough information on how South Side residents will benefit from the high-profile project. "My primary concern is how the Obama Foundation plans to engage the community in the transformation of these neighborhoods," Ald.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • AL Old homesteader

    Insider privileged information.you won't get the info until their interests are met

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Business Tips To Open Your Own

For several years with my father take the initiative to open our own. We can count on this source of income to help us meet our financial goals. Although at that time I had a degree in <a href="http://www.blogoutreachr.com/">business</a>; administration and theoretical knowledge of steps to take to start the; the moment of truth, most importantly for me was the determination and dedication that has made him a success.
We still have many things to improve, but I want to...

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For several years with my father take the initiative to open our own. We can count on this source of income to help us meet our financial goals. Although at that time I had a degree in <a href="http://www.blogoutreachr.com/">business</a>; administration and theoretical knowledge of steps to take to start the; the moment of truth, most importantly for me was the determination and dedication that has made him a success.
We still have many things to improve, but I want to share things that I consider essential to achieve this. The business has had its ups and downs, but every day we learn something new and that’s what matters.
Here is a list of tips that everyone, no matter the, you can consider:
TIPS TO OPEN YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Organization
I do not know how to say this easier. The most notable problem I’ve had in my business is that at first we were all excited about the, but we forget to have an organizational plan. At first you will have many heads, have to be an accountant, secretary / a, messenger, collector, publisher, etc. All areas are important and all need to have a development plan. You have to know how to take the minutes of meetings, regardless of where the money is being spent, who have to meet, and more. For this you can use several tools:
A bank account for the business. You can go to any bank and open a business account in your name. In the US each person is a.
A system of how to record the output and input of money (Excel is sufficient). This will help you know where the money goes and where it goes.
An agenda for you things to do, who is going to do and the next steps to take. Late or miss a business meeting can cost thousands of dollars.
An archivist to save important documents, but even if your business has to do with confidential information of your customers.
A tracking system for customers.

Feb 13

Studio Gang’s ‘Solstice on the Park’ tower cleared to rise 26 stories

...work on the foundation and first four floors of the 26-story rental tower at 1616 E. 56th Street began in October, the project was given the official all-clear by the city of...

    Studio Gang's 'Solstice on the Park' cleared to rise 26 stories
    In the works since 2007, Hyde Park's highly anticipated 'Solstice on the Park' high-rise apartment project has cleared another milestone in its construction process.
    http://chicago.curbed.com

Feb 13

Litehouse Grill to move from 53rd to 55th

The restaurant will be moving to 1660 E. 55th St., and owner Erik Nance said he is projecting an opening date of March 1.

Along with Litehouse Grill, Nance also owns Mikkey’s Retro Grill, 5319 S. Hyde Park Blvd., which he said will also be expanding to a second location at 83rd Street and Stony Island Avenue by the end of March.

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Litehouse Whole Food Grill, 1373 E. 53rd St., announced that it will be changing locations in March.

Along with Litehouse Grill, Nance also owns Mikkey’s Retro Grill, 5319 S. Hyde Park Blvd., which he said will also be expanding to a second location at 83rd Street and Stony Island Avenue by the end of March.

    Litehouse Grill to move from 53rd to 55th
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Litehouse Whole Food Grill, 1373 E. 53rd St., announced that it will be changing locations in March. The restaurant will be moving to 1660 E. 55th St., and owner Erik Nance said he is projecting an opening date of March 1.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 13

After Many Long Days, Studio Gang’s Solstice About to Cast Shadows

The building in question is the Studio Gang building Solstice on the Park. It’s now sporting the address 1616 East 56th Street, instead of number 1556.

    After Many Long Days, Studio Gang's Solstice About to Cast Shadows
    This past Friday, Mother Nature issued a permit allowing the daffodils in Lincoln Park to start reaching out of their burrows and raising their heads skyward. Coincidentally, it was the same day that the City of Chicago issued a permit allowing Hyde Park's newest skyscraper to grow to its final height.
    http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org

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Mid-year cuts made as Rauner freezes CPS spending

Bret Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., will see $36,951 in cuts; Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is looking...

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Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., is seeing the biggest cut out of the local schools in the area, with $236,816 being cut from the budget. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is also seeing a significant cut of $160,514 from its budget.

Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., is seeing the biggest cut out of the local schools in the area, with $236,816 being cut from the budget. Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is also seeing a significant cut of $160,514 from its budget.

...Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., will see $36,951 in cuts; Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is looking at $79,425 in cuts; Shoesmith Elementary, 1330 E. 50th St. has $63...

...Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., is looking at $79,425 in cuts; Shoesmith Elementary, 1330 E. 50th St. has $63,500 in cuts, and Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., has a...

...Shoesmith Elementary, 1330 E. 50th St. has $63,500 in cuts, and Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., has a total of $36,951 being cut from its budget...

The schools in the area with the least amount of budget cuts are Ray Elementary, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., at $30,120 in cuts, and Reavis Elementary, 834 E. 50th, with only $20,382 in cuts.

The schools in the area with the least amount of budget cuts are Ray Elementary, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., at $30,120 in cuts, and Reavis Elementary, 834 E. 50th, with only $20,382 in cuts.

    Mid-year cuts made as Rauner freezes CPS spending
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced mid-year cuts to schools' budgets this week because of a $46 million freeze in school spending from Gov. Bruce Rauner. Each school in the district is seeing different amounts cut from their original budget: anywhere from $20,000 to over $200,000 in cuts.
    http://hpherald.com

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Updated Feb 10

    4th Ward Aldermatic Campaign, February 4, 2017
    BREAKING NEWS Campaign for 4th Ward Alderman The forum for alderman/alderwoman for the 4th Ward, City of Chicago was held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference.
    https://www.youtube.com/
  • Robert Rohdenburg Activist Citizen

    CAN-TV Video of 4th, 4th Ward Candidate Forum (Gap Community Organization/League of Women Voters):(2 hours 19 minutes, 15 seconds long):

    FROM:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nCI9cY_kkU

    Remaining Candidate Forums:

    • Bronzeville Neighborhood Collective, 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Kenicott Park field house, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

    • Chicago Votes and University of Chicago Democracy Initiative Circle forum, 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Chapin Hall, 1313 E. 60th St.

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South Side Libertarians Unite!

Join The Libertarian Party of Chicago for a conference call discussing the formation of a new chapter for Libertarians who reside on the South Side of Chicago and Cook County. We ask you to share your thoughts and ideas on making this new chapter a reality. South Side Libertarians, unite!

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 8:30 PM

https://www.meetup.com/lpchicago/events/237558742/

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Jan 31

Bret Harte fundraises for D.C. trip

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., is asking for donations that will go towards funding a trip to Washington, D.C. for its eighth grade students.

    Bret Harte fundraises for D.C. trip
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., is asking for donations that will go towards funding a trip to Washington, D.C. for its eighth grade students. Principal Shenethe Parks is hoping to raise $37,000 by March 3, which will go towards the cost of the trip for the students who cannot afford to pay.
    http://hpherald.com

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Updated Jan 30

Indivisible Hyde Park - fighting Trump

Neighbors,

Some friends and I have gotten involved with Indivisible Chicago (www.indivisiblechicago.com), a group inspired by the Indivisible Guide (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/). The basic idea is for people worried about our incoming president to start learning how to apply pressure on senators, congressmen, and other elected officials.

Most of the members are on the north side, and we are interested in starting something down in Hyde Park.

Does anyone know if something like this is going on down here already? Are there groups who would naturally be a part of this? Are you interested?

    Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda
    Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.
    https://www.indivisibleguide.com
  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Black N White
    Hilly won like three states. They happened to be the most populous states so she racked up popular vote.

    I respond:

    Agreed and well said.

    How about bringing back some good paying manufacturing jobs here in Chicago?

    United Autoworkers in Michigan all voted for Trump. How about building some manufacturing plants making tanks in East Chicago?

  • LMNHP Hyde Parker since 2006

    I just saw an ad for an "Indivisible Hyde Park" meetup last night at Jimmy's/Woodlawn Tap. Sorry to have missed it, but I went to http://www.indivisiblechicago.com/ to sign up for the mailing list and request to be added for the next meeting.

    You can also join this Hyde Park discussion and organization group. It is invite only but applying to join is easy: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/thinking-about-donald-trump

Jan 30

U. of C. Cutting Off Political Arm That Drove Urban Renewal, Fought Crime

Nearly 50 bars, clubs and small shops along Lake Park Avenue and 55th Street were razed.

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...from those used to prevent Carl Hansberry, who was African-American, from buying property in Hyde Park and Kenwood in the '30s and '40s after U.S. Supreme Court rulings whittled away restrictive covenants...

    U. of C. Cutting Off Political Arm That Drove Urban Renewal, Fought Crime
    HYDE PARK - The University of Chicago is cutting loose the South East Chicago Commission, its nonprofit that was once a formidable crime-fighting group and a tool used to clear slums. The university announced late Thursday that over the next year it will spin off the 65-year-old nonprofit into an autonomous group with less direct control by the university.
    https://www.dnainfo.com

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