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Piano for sell

Baldwin studio piano for sell, and in good condition. Time to say goodbye to piano, as our piano player has moved on after graduation.

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Free Redbox DVD Rental Promo Code

Just text PJOHNSON to 727272 by 12/22 and get a free DVD Rental :)

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A Taste of Hyde Park

Do you have friends and co-workers who don't live in the area but always talk about how they should come visit someday?
Give them the gift of Hyde Park this holiday season!

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    SELF_CERTIFICATION - Interior renovation - First time interior build out on Lower Level 2 (18,500 SF), space to be fit-out to create, laboratories and offices as per plans. New work will include wall partitions, doors, and MEP systems.Structural peer review - CONDITIONAL APPROVAL SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION AND AUDIT. 5640 S ELLIS.

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Nov 30

Updated 3 days ago

Our local homeless peoples

Well, today I saw how we (they?) handle the (mentally ill, homeless, lost souls) in Hyde Park. A "cleanup" crew consisting of a garbage truck and a supervisor in a Streets and Sanitation pickup took most of the (anyone know his name?) stuff (personal belongings?) from the man under the 55th Street viaduct and removed it.

Notice the lack of specific information in that paragraph. Who is this man? Is he a benign being or a ticking time bomb? Who...

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Well, today I saw how we (they?) handle the (mentally ill, homeless, lost souls) in Hyde Park. A "cleanup" crew consisting of a garbage truck and a supervisor in a Streets and Sanitation pickup took most of the (anyone know his name?) stuff (personal belongings?) from the man under the 55th Street viaduct and removed it.

Notice the lack of specific information in that paragraph. Who is this man? Is he a benign being or a ticking time bomb? Who sent the trucks? Why wasn't there a person there to offer him help? Now what happens? We bring him more blankets to write on because it will be freezing tonight and the cycle starts all over again.

I admit, the pile of leftover food he made in the middle of the street this weekend was a digusting mess and the pigeons were loving it. Was this a message about Thanksgiving? Was it his way of showing us we have more than enough to eat, more than he can eat, more than the fowl can consume?

I don't know. But one thing about Hyde Park, it is a safe place for people like this to inhabit. That's not a bad thing. I just wish we would talk about it more. There's a lady in a chair on 51st. A man writing (is it jibberish, or a message?) on 55th. There's Pierre on 53rd and Blackstone (if you don't buy, sell, or trade with him, you should) and several more that we rarely see.

They are the invisible people. But only to those of us who don't want to see them.

Discuss.

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Maybe this organization can help. A Safe haven 7734358300

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Mentally I'll people need more than a "home".

    It's PC propaganda that the problem is because mean rich people have denied these people homes and that they are just like the rest of us, only they don't have a home.

    Crazy people can and do destructive things like that crazy Islamic extremist who just killed hostages in Australia after living a hateful crazy, extremist life for many years.

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Dec 09

Updated 5 days ago

Apartment cleaning services

Hello. I'm looking for someone to clean my apartment on a monthly basis. Does anyone know of someone in the Hyde Park area they can recommend?

  • Try Sweeping Dimensions. The owner is Lari Diaz. You can google them for their number. We have been using them off and on for years and they do an excellent job. They bring their own equipment including a great vacuum cleaner.

  • HP via Naija Active Neighbor

    @Bunnieface -

    Actually I misread the comment.. My apologies..

Dec 12

Updated 6 days ago

Dear Hyde Parkers,

See the attached pic, it's your neighborhood in BLUE. You may have noticed, that there have been numerous attempts made on EB, over the past year, to enlist your support in making your blue fade. Your 'blue' being, your safety. There are a few loud misguided hypersensitives in our midst's, that want you to question the way UCPD conducts their business, despite the fact that UCPD has clearly proven for decades to do their job by far better than CPD....

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See the attached pic, it's your neighborhood in BLUE. You may have noticed, that there have been numerous attempts made on EB, over the past year, to enlist your support in making your blue fade. Your 'blue' being, your safety. There are a few loud misguided hypersensitives in our midst's, that want you to question the way UCPD conducts their business, despite the fact that UCPD has clearly proven for decades to do their job by far better than CPD.

Don't take my word for it, see for yourself, the bigger picture.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/il/chicago/crime/

Then bring into consideration, CPD's "good works" in Chatham, Woodlawn (my neighborhood) and the west side. Clearly none of their strategies, good or bad, have worked.
https://chicago.everyblock.com/crime-posts/mar05-keeping-close-eye-cpds-glenn-evans-6021064/

So in short, support your UCPD.

  • While there are certainly factors in the crime rate other than the quality of the police forces, I would agree that the UCPD does appear to keep Hyde Park/Kenwood safe. I can say at least that as someone who grew up in HP, I always felt safe with UCPD around....

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    While there are certainly factors in the crime rate other than the quality of the police forces, I would agree that the UCPD does appear to keep Hyde Park/Kenwood safe. I can say at least that as someone who grew up in HP, I always felt safe with UCPD around.

    I witnessed a mugging a few years ago (I was about a block away) and ran to a UC emergency phone. I'd say an unmarked UCPD car came within 1-2 minutes, and after about five minutes, at least three UCPD cars had stopped. One was taking statements and at least one cruised the area looking for the perpetrators. A CPD car came around this time as well, but clearly UCPD were on the scene in amazing time. And this was for a very low-level crime, an un-armed robbery.

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Dec 10

Village elder group seeks to help solo providers

...CHPV officially launched its full program in November at Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., one of its main goals was to learn how it could provide services tailored to...

Dec 10

New CPS rating shows local schools improving; Murray gets top ranking

...ratings: Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St. increased from Level 2 to Level 1; Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2; Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., increased from Level...

...Level 1; Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2; Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 1+; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., increased from Level...

...Level 2; Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 1+; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 2+; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., increased from Level...

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In Hyde Park elementary school ratings: Bret Harte, 1556 E. 56th St. increased from Level 2 to Level 1; Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., increased from Level...

...Level 1+; Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 2+; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2 and Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., increased from...

...2+; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., increased from Level 3 to Level 2 and Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., increased from Level 2 to Level 1...

Although it is now closed CPS measured the final results of Canter Middle School, 4959 S. Blackstone Ave., which increased in ratings from Level 3 to Level 1. Scheduled for phase out Dyett...

...in ratings from Level 3 to Level 1. Scheduled for phase out Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., had no change and remains at Level 3 but Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S...

...51st St., had no change and remains at Level 3 but Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., increased from Level 2 to Level 1...

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Updated Dec 07

Live-In Nanny Needed

Hello - we are seeking a live-in nanny for our 2yo & 5yo. We live in Roscoe Village on the North Side. The ideal candidate will have a friendly and positive attitude; be willing to help with all aspects of household management; and have flexibility re. work times and hours. Primary assistance is needed Mon-Fri., so it's okay if the nanny has somewhere else to live/stay on the weekends. MUST have a driver's license and excellent references. Spanish-speaking okay.

  • Now

    Jannie what does being an attorney have to do with it? No need to answer. I know you're weary of this conversation. But being an attorney implies not necessarily a knowledgeable person but more of a predatory character. I'm basing this on cultural perception and not on who you may be. May you take to heart what Ginni and I are saying to you. Thanks!

  • @Now - against my better judgment I am going to answer and leave it at this: I'm sorry for the misery that's clearly in your life and the negativity that's caused you to post as you have. And I would like to apologize to all the attorneys and other intelligent people who you've insulted through your thread. We have found a nanny and I will be deleting this post and no longer following it. I wish you the best.

Dec 07

Lots of Christmas Concerts in the Chicago Area

...free concert at 3 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 14, at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Call (773) 363-6063. The Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra will present the Love and Peace of...

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...PARKING is available at the Moody Bible Institute garage, located at the northwest corner of Wells Street and Institute Place., one block north of Chicago Avenue. Complimentary SHUTTLE SERVICE between the garage and the church...

...Wheaton Ave. in Wheaton, IL; Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 pm, at St. Clement Church, 642 W. Deming Pl. in Chicago, IL; Sunday, Dec. 7, at 4 pm, at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host free holiday concerts and performances throughout December in Preston Bradley Hall. On Classical...

...of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present Caroling at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. at Randolph St., on the Fridays of Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at 6 p.m. Choral groups...

...encouraged to skate at the park’s ice rink. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 220 S. Michigan Ave., will once again perform Welcome Yule! on Sun., Dec. 14, at 1:30 p.m...

...s choirs from all over the city performing in the City Hall first floor lobby, 121 N. LaSalle St., Mon. through Fri., Dec. 8 through 12, from noon to 1 p.m. In a...

...to 1 p.m. In a special collaboration, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., will present the Chicago Children’s Choir and Sphinx Virtuosi, an award-winning ensemble of...

Enjoy a military tribute, singalongs, and Santa Claus. The event is Sat., Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. For ticket information, call (877) 987-6487 or visit www.copernicuscenter.org.

...at Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; Fri., Dec. 19, at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St.; and Sat., Dec. 20, at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Prices are adults...

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave. will feature Christmas carols played by harpist Penny Currier on Wed., Dec. 24, at 4...

...Chicago Food Depository are welcome. A holiday reception will follow. The church is located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to www.2ndPresbyterian.org...

St. Barbara Catholic School will present a children’s Christmas concert, A New Light Is Dawning, Fri., Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the church at 2867 S. Throop St. Call (312) 842-7979 or log on to www.stbarbarachicago.org.

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Dec 06

Chicago offers holiday delights to make the season bright

...free concert at 3 p.m. on Sun., Dec. 14, at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Call (773) 363-6063. The Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra will present the Love and Peace of...

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...Performances will be held at 3 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 6, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., and Sat., Dec. 20, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph...

...S. Michigan Ave., and Sat., Dec. 20, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr. Tickets are $15 to $80. Call (312) 427-5620 or visit www.apollochorus.org...

...led tour highlighting Christmas customs and decorations of the past at the Clarke House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave., and Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. Tours are offered Wed. through Sun. Tickets...

...the past at the Clarke House Museum, 1827 S. Indiana Ave., and Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Ave. Tours are offered Wed. through Sun. Tickets for one house are $10 for adults, $9...

Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is the site of several holiday offerings. Inspired by the Nuremberg Christmas market that began...

...and Delaware St., Chicago; Sat., Dec. 13, at 8 p.m., at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago; and Sat., Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. at Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave...

The Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., will host

...of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will present Caroling at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. at Randolph St., on the Fridays of Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at 6 p.m. Choral groups...

...s choirs from all over the city performing in the City Hall first floor lobby, 121 N. LaSalle St., Mon. through Fri., Dec. 8 through 12, from noon to 1 p.m. In a...

...to 1 p.m. In a special collaboration, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., will present the Chicago Children’s Choir and Sphinx Virtuosi, an award-winning ensemble of...

Enjoy a military tribute, singalongs, and Santa Claus. The event is Sat., Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave. For ticket information, call (877) 987-6487 or visit www.copernicuscenter.org.

...at Metropolis, 111 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights; Fri., Dec. 19, at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St.; and Sat., Dec. 20, at Wentz Hall, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. Prices are adults...

The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N. Lakeview Ave. will feature Christmas carols played by harpist Penny Currier on Wed., Dec. 24, at 4...

...Chicago Food Depository are welcome. A holiday reception will follow. The church is located at 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 225-4951 or log on to www.2ndPresbyterian.org...

St. Barbara Catholic School will present a children’s Christmas concert, A New Light Is Dawning, Fri., Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the church at 2867 S. Throop St. Call (312) 842-7979 or log on to www.stbarbarachicago.org.

The Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute, 111 S. Michigan Ave., will showcase holiday decorations and traditions of the past through Wed., Jan. 8, with 12...

...000 “snowballs” for a family-friendly snowball fight. The museum is located at Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. For more information, visit www.chicagochildrensmuseum...

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., is showing stained glass, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, and paintings by Louis Comfort Tiffany through Sun...

...and Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti through Sun., April 26. The museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr. For information, call (312) 922-9410 or visit www.fieldmuseum.org...

...more than 300 artifacts from Disney’s 90-year history. The museum is located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive. Call (773) 684-1414 or visit www.msichicago.org...

The annual winter camp at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr., for children ages four through eight will allow youngsters to create nature-inspired art, enjoy...

...a free gift or explore Shedd’s Polar Play Zone. The aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Call (312) 939-2438 or visit www.sheddaquarium.org...

...dates also available. Beginning and ending the tour at the John Hancock Plaza tree at 875 N. Michigan Ave., the trolley takes passengers through the festive lights and holiday spectacles of wintertime in Chicago...

...through Jan. 4; hours are 5 to 9 p.m. The zoo is located at 2200 N. Cannon Dr. Call (312) 742-2000 or visit www.lpzoo.org...

Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., hosts its 14th annual Winter WonderFest, which presents a 170,000-square-foot holiday- themed...

...11a.m. to 2 p.m., departing from the Chicago Cultural Center visitor center at 77 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 945- 4231 or visit www.chicagogreeter.com...

...Sat., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee every Sun. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets prices from $19 to $49. Call (773) 404-7336 or visit www.americanbluestheater.com...

...heroism about the power of family, running through Sun., Jan. 4, at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E. Chestnut St. Cinderella has been updated for the 21st century in a show that runs from Tue...

...that runs from Tue., Dec. 16, through Sun., Jan 4, at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St. Call (312) 977-1710 or log on to www.broadwayinchicago.com...

...Sat. and Sun., Dec. 13 and 14, at the University of Illinois at Chicago Theatre, 1044 W. Harrison St. Tickets are $35 for adults, $27 for seniors, and $22 for students and dancers. Group...

...BFG (the big friendly giant) will run through Sun., Jan. 4, at the Apollo Theatre, 2450 N. Lincoln Ave. One night, lonely orphan Sophie is snatched away to an enchanted land by a friendly...

...the improv team Natural Gas. The production runs Thurs. through Sat., through Dec.13, at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. Log on to http://thegifttheatre.org/ or call (773) 283-7071. For the 36th year...

...be purchased by calling (312) 443-3800 or at the theater’s box office at 170 N. Dearborn St. Visit www.goodmantheatre.org...

...to 7 p.m. All performances take place at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Call (312) 386-8905 or visit www.joffrey.com...

...and Sat. and Sun. afternoons at 1 p.m. Performances are at the Rivendell Theater, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. Call (773) 334-4543 or log onto www.lilbudstheatre.org...

The heartwarming tale The Christmas Schooner, about the first ship to sail to Chicago bringing Christmas trees, runs Wed. through Sun. until Sun., Dec. 29, at the Mercury Theatre, 3745 N. Southport Ave. Call (773) 325-1700 or log on to www.mercurytheatrechicago.com.

Provision Theater Co., 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., is presenting Christmas on the Air through Sun. Dec. 28. Show times are Fri. and...

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose will be performed from Wed., Dec. 10, through Sun., Jan. 4, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Call (773) 338-2177 or log on to www.raventheatre.com.

...takes place the weekends of Dec. 12 to 14 and 19 to 21 at Redmoon, 2120 S. Jefferson Street. Performances are Fri. at 7 p.m., and Sat. and Sun. at 1 and 5...

...s a Ho-Ho Holy Night by Vicki Quade returns to The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. In this interactive comedy, audience members play bingo while answering questions about Christmas. Performances are...

Second City’s Holidazed & Confused Revue runs Tue. through Sun., Dec. 5 through 28, featuring songs and new and classic sketches. The theater is located at 1616 N. Wells St. Call (312) 337-3992 or visit www.secondcity.com.

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave., is showing its holiday flower show, Silver Linings, through Sun., Jan. 4. Admission is free...

...Chicago Holiday Art Spree will be held in the Illinois Artisans Shop, Thompson Center Atrium, 100 W. Randolph St., from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wed. through Fri., Dec. 10, through...

Tree House Humane Society, 1212 W. Carmen Ave., will host its 15th annual Lights of Love open house and lighting ceremony. Purchase a...

...Holiday Trees from Around the World exhibit in Room 112 of the Cook County Building, 118 N. Clark St. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the trees...

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Dec 05

Die-Ins, Blocked Traffic Mark Eric Garner Protests In Chicago

The protests started earlier Thursday afternoon on the South Side, where University of Chicago students and residents staged a die-in at 55th Street and Woodlawn Avenue.

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...at major intersections downtown, blocked on-ramps to the Dan Ryan expressway, and shut down Lake Shore Drive at North Avenue, while police ran interference and blocked protesters from heading to their intended target, Soldier Field...

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Dec 05

Chicago protests after no indictment in Eric Garner chokehold death

Earlier Thursday afternoon, hundreds also attended an earlier march at the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park. They blocked traffic near 55th and Woodlawn, but broke up the line to let an ambulance pass through.

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...from crossing Michigan Avenue. From there, the group marched to the South Loop, gathering at Roosevelt and Wabash and then heading west on Roosevelt. They were blocked from going on to the Dan...

Dec 05

Protest held at U of C

They blocked traffic near 55th and Woodlawn, but broke up the line to let an ambulance pass through.

Dec 04

Chicago Protests After NYC Chokehold Death Decision

The demonstrators then marched to 55th Street and Woodlawn Avenue in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood, where President Barack Obama’s Chicago home is located, and blocked traffic as they protested.

Dec 04

Protest of Ferguson and Eric Garner jury decisions brings Hyde Park traffic to a standstill

A massive crowd protesting police brutality and racial injustice brought traffic to a standstill at the intersection of 55th Street and Woodlawn Avenue this afternoon.

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Dec 02

Junior Speakers Club

Greetings, Parents of 6th-8th Graders: Beginning this Saturday, Tea & Crumpets will be offering a 10-week session of Public Speaking Classes at Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd Street). Please join us at 10am for this excellent program. For more information, please contact Jihan Murray-Smith at 773.648.1067

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Dec 02

Chicago Protesters Participate in National ‘Hands Up, Walk Out’ Movement

And on Monday a group of nearly 50 began their walkout at the Lutheran School of Theology, 1100 E. 55th St. Participants marched the five blocks to President Barack Obama’s Hyde Park home.

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