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  • Permit issued for new construction

    FULL BUILDING PERMIT: NEW CONSTRUCTION - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CAMPUS MIXED USE STUDENT AND FACULTY RESIDENCE HALL WITH DINING COMMONS, AUXILLIARY SPACES AND CORE & SHELL RETAIL SPACES, CONNECTED 5, 11 & 15 STORY TOWERS COMPOSE THE BUILDING AS PER PLANS. **GREEN ROOF = 25,789 SF** 5500 S UNIVERSITY AVENUE

    5500 S. University Ave. Issued October 21, 2014 Comment

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Hyde Park Community Players start season with a scare

...comic relief, performed live in front of microphones in the sanctuary of Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. Tales include Ray Bradbury’s short story “Zero Hour,” Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” T...

For more information, visit hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. Tickets at the door are $12. Advance tickets are $10 and are for sale at the Players’ website and at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St.

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Kozminski Elementary library to gain $1000 in books with new grant

Like many other public schools, the library at Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., has had challenges securing the funding needed to maintain its library. Vicki Long, member of...

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Personal research may benefit community

Would anyone like to sign up for a neighborhood compost collection service? Pick-up and replacement of a provided 5-gallon bucket will go to feed a local worm farm. Vermicomposting. $10/pick-up or price dependent on pick-up requirements. I would like to start providing such a service on bicycle with trailer, would you be interested in this type of service? Programs can be set up to receive compost in return after a certain amount of food collected.

  • I would be interested

  • thank you! here is my email, pleasantfarms@gmail.com. I am getting together the program and can send you the info sheet. then we can begin!

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  • St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    I am a parent of a middle school child at STA. This is a fantastic school, especially moving into the middle school years. The principal is incredibly involved, approachable, and dedicated. The class size is small and the teachers know each child very intimately. The workload in middle school is high, but the idea is to prepare kids for high school. The teachers are passionate and professional. It would be nice if there was a bit more diversity (my child is not black), but this seems to be progressively improving and my child has never felt anything but completely welcome. This is a school that is good for kids at all levels of academic performance and I have been impressed that the teachers are helping my child reach an individualized potential--as opposed to being a school that enrolls all high-performing kids and then takes credit for their (expected) high standardized test scores--that said, kids here are doing well on standardized tests too. Above all, if you visit STA I think you will find it obvious that the kids here are genuinely happy and glad to be there. Bullying is not tolerated whatsoever. Credit to the principal and teachers this is a very good school

    St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School (5467 South Woodlawn Avenue) Published on GreatSchools October 20, 2014

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Support Education

Hello Bronzeville and Hyde Park. My name is Louis Robertson. I'm a 20 year old college student. I went away for my first year of college last year to Western Illinois University (WIU) and I must say it was a great experience. However I could not attend my second year of college because I was short about $3,500 in tuition cost. I'm now attending Kennedy King but I want to go back to Western Illinois. I'm asking for the community...

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Hello Bronzeville and Hyde Park. My name is Louis Robertson. I'm a 20 year old college student. I went away for my first year of college last year to Western Illinois University (WIU) and I must say it was a great experience. However I could not attend my second year of college because I was short about $3,500 in tuition cost. I'm now attending Kennedy King but I want to go back to Western Illinois. I'm asking for the community help of helping me raise money to pay WIU so that I can go back next year to finish off my education. You can help be donating money to me on my go fund me account. Here is the link http://www.gofundme.com/9hhm5k every donation will be very much appreciated.

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Condo Management Company

Does anyone have a great condo management company they can recommend that serves the Washington Park/HydePark/Bronzeville area?

Thanks!

  • We use The Building Group to manage our cooperative in Hyde Park and are very happy with them. They manage other buildings in Hyde Park including Vista Homes. Jim Stoller is President and very responsive.

  • Kane Property Management: our condo at 54th and Dorchester switched to Kane from Wolin Levin and never looked back. They are terrific, and relatively cheap.
    806 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    (773) 472-2300

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    First time interior build-out of 2nd floor office and 3rd floor lab space (27,000 SF) in an existing medical research building as per plans. Infill opening at 4th floor. STRUCTURAL PEER REVIEW ** SELF-CERTIFICATION - CONDITIONAL APPROVAL SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION AND AUDIT**

    5640 S. Ellis Ave. Issued October 14, 2014 Comment

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Local non-profit taking St. Thomas students to Museum of Science and Industry

Through the City Museums For Kids organization, students from St. Thomas, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., will be visiting the Museum of Science and Industry on Dec. 11.

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...attended Catholic school. When he was in 4th grade at St. Ambrose, which was on 47th Street and Ellis Avenue. The nuns there announced that the class would be going on a field trip to...

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Homeless (?) Woman at 53rd and Lake Park?

I'm posting because of something very disturbing that has been happening over the last several months, but that took an extremely upsetting turn last night, and I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar experience.

For several months now, there has been a woman, who I assume to be homeless, sitting on the sidewalk outside of the Binny's Express on the corner of 53rd and the Lake Park side street, across from Harper Court. The first several times I...

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I'm posting because of something very disturbing that has been happening over the last several months, but that took an extremely upsetting turn last night, and I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar experience.

For several months now, there has been a woman, who I assume to be homeless, sitting on the sidewalk outside of the Binny's Express on the corner of 53rd and the Lake Park side street, across from Harper Court. The first several times I walked past her, she asked very nicely if I had any change to spare, I gave her what I had, and kept going. She was very kind and pleasant. However lately, when I pass her I have not had anything to give her and have told her as much. This is when the problems start. She has become increasingly belligerent when I say that I do not have any change to spare. At first when told no, she would just say nothing. That escalated to yelling profanities after me as I continued walking down the street, which is unpleasant, but it is what it is. Yesterday, however, when told that I had nothing to give her, she responded by yelling profanities and saying, "One of these days I'm gonna punch your big a** out."

The profanities are one thing, but threatening physical harm is quite another. I'm unsure of what to do in this situation. I don't know what this woman's story is, but I will say that for the first time in the three years that I have lived in Hyde Park, this incident has made me feel unsafe. I should not have to be threatened, however serious or not this woman may have been, or cursed at as I walk down the street carrying out my own business.

My question is, has anyone else had a similar experience with this woman? Does anyone know her story? What should I do if this happens again? I was unsure if the police (either CPD or UChicago) should be called. Perhaps I am overreacting and being overly sensitive about the whole thing, but it was truly unsettling. Any advice my neighbors can give will be welcome.

  • sean els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    JD writes:

    "Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were 2 prodigies (University of Chicago students) from wealthy families who wanted to commit the perfect crime. "

    Sean replies:

    Just because someone comes from a wealthy family, that doesn't mean they will not fall down in to immoral, destructive behavior. Leopoldo and Loeb must certainly did, they committed a brutal murder just for...

    The thrill of it.

    But they got caught, busted and they didn't do it anymore, at least not in our neighborhood.

  • JD Independent Candidate for 20th Ward Alderman

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New Regenstein Library exhibit showcases WWI-era French illustration

Illustrated French books from the World War I era are the focus of an exhibit opening Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) Regenstein Library, 1100 E. 57th St.

...Hyde Park husband and wife duo Teri J. Edelstein, former director of the Smart Museum, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., and Neil Harris, professor emeritus of history at the U. of C., features around 120...

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Lost Cat, Small and Grey

Hi, our cat ran out the door yesterday night around midnight. She is small and grey and isn't wearing a collar. We live at 53rd and Harper, so it is likely that she is still around that area. If you see her, please e-mail me at jenna.r.christensen@gmail.com.

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    Hi neighbor. I live in your building (same courtyard) and will keep an eye out for this cat. I was out with my dog about 12:45 that night but I didn't see her in the courtyard.

  • Thanks so much, but she has actually been found! One of my neighbors brought her by last night, she had been in the stairwell early that morning and she had kept her in her apartment until she got home from work. But thanks again! I'm going to remove this post now.

  • So glad to hear that she has been found! I live in your building as well and was keeping an eye out each time I came and went yesterday.

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Student Counseling Services relocates to Alumni House

...for therapy groups, and offices and meeting rooms in a much better state of repair. 5555 South Woodlawn is also large enough to accommodate the entire SCS staff,” Rasmussen wrote in an e...

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Memorial service planned for Shutsung Liao

A memorial service for Shutsung Liao will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.

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O-Issue 2014: Compendium of Dorms

5445 South Ingleside Avenue

1101 East 56th Street

1009 East 57th Street

5514 South University Avenue

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5748 South Blackstone Avenue

1442 East 59th Street

5540 South Hyde Park Boulevard

1005 East 60th Street

1414 East 59th Street

5700 South Stony Island Avenue

1307 East 59th Street

6031 South Ellis Avenue

South, as it is popularly known, is the imposing, glassy behemoth at 60th and Ellis which houses 800 people. It is a mix of singles, doubles, and apartments. Build quality...

Oct 07

O-Issue 2014: Hyde Park/Area Dining

1208 East 53rd Street

1236 East 53rd Street

1327 East 57th Street

1226 East 53rd Street

5640 South University Avenue

1214 East 53rd Street

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809 East 63rd Street

5220 South Lake Park Avenue

1518 East 53rd Street

1462 East 53rd Street

6100 South Blackstone Avenue

1601 East 55th Street

5226 South Harper Avenue

Once you get past the fact that you paid five dollars for an ice cream cone, it’s all gravy. Cute store layout combined with a location right next to Harper Theater (5238 South Harper Avenue) makes an excellent movie/ice cream date easy to finagle.

1649 East 55th Street

2441 North Lincoln Avenue

5311 South Blackstone Avenue

1440 East 57th Street

1375 East 53rd Street

1635 East 55th Street

Beats the price of prepared food by a wide margin. Produce selection and closer-to-campus location are marginally better than rival Treasure Island (1526 East 55th Street).

8251 South Cottage Grove Avenue

311 East 75th Street

Oct 06

HAROLD WASHINGTON PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING_Monday, October 6th

HAROLD WASHINGTON PARK
PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING

Every first Monday of the Month at the Del Prado
5307 S Hyde Park Blvd 2nd Floor Lobby

7 PM

For More Information Contact: Timika Hoffman-Zoller
At zollerfamily@gmail.com or 773.454.0499

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Three To See: This Week's Theater Recommendations

Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., 773-753-4472 or online.

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Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., 773-338-2177 or online.

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Oct 02

Multi-Family BLOCK SALE this Sat. 10/4, 9am-3pm

Multiple condos, townhouses and single family houses are coming together to participate in a block sale next Sat., Oct. 4th from 9am to 3pm (weather permitting).

52nd St. and Dorchester Ave.

Hope to see you there!

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