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The Medici is Hiring Delivery Drivers!

Join the Medici Family!
We are looking for several friendly and courteous people to join our delivery team. Full and part time driver positions are available.
Who we are:
The Medici is a neighborhood restaurant that has been in business for over 50 years. With delivery as a huge part of what we do, we are a two building operation with a restaurant, bakery, and deli. The Medici does high volume residential delivery as well as large catered order delivery...

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Join the Medici Family!
We are looking for several friendly and courteous people to join our delivery team. Full and part time driver positions are available.
Who we are:
The Medici is a neighborhood restaurant that has been in business for over 50 years. With delivery as a huge part of what we do, we are a two building operation with a restaurant, bakery, and deli. The Medici does high volume residential delivery as well as large catered order delivery within the greater Hyde Park-Kenwood area. Find out more about us on our website, www.medici57.com.
Qualifications:
• A positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
• A dependable vehicle, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Responsibilities:
• Deliver orders in a timely and safe manner.
• Accept payments and make change.
• Complete side work, including, but not limited to setting up current and future delivery orders.
Perks:
• Hourly wage plus tips, gratuities, and delivery fees.
• Free meal during work.
• Exceptional work environment and coworkers.
To apply:
• Stop by the restaurant and complete an application in person.
• Print out an application from our website http://www.medici57.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/New-Application-for-Employment.pdf and either drop it off in person or email it to mattie@medici57.com.

2 hours ago

How Hyde Park Got Its Groove Back

At the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue, in an increasingly bustling patch of Hyde Park, sits the Promontory, the newest restaurant-club...

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Updated 6 hours ago

Community Compost Program

Want to help transform your organic waste into soil energy? Sign up for monthly/weekly compost pick-up with Farmer Jon's neighborhood bicycle collection. Rates starting at $15/month contact pleasantfarms@gmail.com

  • Thanks for sharing about this! I live on the north side of Woodlawn, near 61st and Drexel. Would this service extend to that area or is it only for Hyde park residents?

  • I signed up for this service a few months back and have been extremely pleased!

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All history begins in the local

...it right away because the Administration Building was occupied by students. Two big high rises, 1700 E. 56th Street and Cornell Village were just opening. Regents Park would come just a couple of years...

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Feb 25

Updated 4 days ago

Homeless Woman under 51st Metra Underpass on Lake Shore Gone

Hi all -

A woman news reports have referred to as Christine - though who has introduced herself to me as Cary-Beth - has been living under this underpass for at least a year. She was posted about last year: http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/apr22-homeless-woman-51st-st-and-lake-park-ave-6099675/ when she accepted medical assistance. Recently, I noticed last Thursday that she was no longer in the area, and in fact her sleeping bag was left empty. I checked with the gas station she goes for snacks at times...

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A woman news reports have referred to as Christine - though who has introduced herself to me as Cary-Beth - has been living under this underpass for at least a year. She was posted about last year: http://chicago.everyblock.com/kindness/apr22-homeless-woman-51st-st-and-lake-park-ave-6099675/ when she accepted medical assistance. Recently, I noticed last Thursday that she was no longer in the area, and in fact her sleeping bag was left empty. I checked with the gas station she goes for snacks at times and they had not seen her. By Sunday, the area was swept clean of all her belongings. Does anyone know if her family members took her in, if she was taken to the hospital or a shelter, or otherwise? I pass by her often and have often chatted with her since I live nearby. Would love to know if anyone has news.

  • To Anne - yes, I agree. I wonder if those were retrieved by friends or family of hers. If she ends up needing a new comforter/chair/grocery cart I would like to help out, but longer term I hope that the court situation that put her under the viaduct resolves itself and she finds a warmer place to stay.

  • The facebook group is called Hyde Park Classics.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/hpclassics/?ref=br_tf

4 days ago

South Side Shrimp closes in Hyde Park

In the summer of 2012, Beverly resident Julia Moore opened her Mt. Greenwood-based restaurant’s second location in Hyde Park, 5319 S. Hyde Park Blvd., drawn by the area’s population density. But revenue couldn’t keep up with costs.

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    REPLACE MAIN PANEL,REMOVE OLD CLOTH WIRING,INSTALL NEW CIRCUITS FOR KITCHEN AND LAUNDRY AND INSTALL REQUIRED GFCI RECEPTACLES

    5421 S. Cornell Ave. Issued February 24, 2015 Comment

Feb 24

Updated Feb 25

Cook County Clerk Offcie Still Discriminates Against GLBT Community

The Cook County Clerk Office is still discriminating against the GLBT Community.
On February 15th after being together for 12 years my partner Patrick and I were married surrounded by friends and family. What an exciting time filled with so much love and joy.

On February 19th we went to the office of the Cook County Clerk to turn in our marriage license and apply for copies of our marriage certificate. What an absolute horrible experience. Not only was the...

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The Cook County Clerk Office is still discriminating against the GLBT Community.
On February 15th after being together for 12 years my partner Patrick and I were married surrounded by friends and family. What an exciting time filled with so much love and joy.

On February 19th we went to the office of the Cook County Clerk to turn in our marriage license and apply for copies of our marriage certificate. What an absolute horrible experience. Not only was the person behind the counter indifferent, she was difficult. Then to make the whole thing worse, on the receipt for our marriage certificate they used the language of bride and groom! My partner Patrick and I were standing right in front of this person, she had our marriage license with both our names on it and the words, "spouse and spouse". She did not even spell my name correct on the receipt. She spelled Shane with a "G" at the end. This was supposed to be a special day but all I felt was anger and embarrassment as I was forced to explain why this was wrong and why they needed to fix it, while I was being stared at by everyone in the room.

After all the work and sacrifice our community has made and we still have to deal with this stupid and obvious discrimination.

  • I pity the woman responsible for your unfortunate experience. Clearly shes unhappy; don't let her ignorance cloud your great day.

  • Emily M Pastor, Designer, Hyde Parker (since 2005).

    I'm so sorry to hear that this was your experience. It just serves as a reminder that the work for full inclusion continues. You can't legislate hearts and minds, but laws are a huge step forward. Joy to you and your partner as you begin a new chapter of life together!

  • I was very happy to get this very kind response from David Orr the Cook county Clerk regarding my recent complaint about our marriage certificate:

    Dear Mr. Desautels,

    I am writing in response to your February 24th email in which you described your unpleasant experience on Feb. 19 while purchasing...

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    I was very happy to get this very kind response from David Orr the Cook county Clerk regarding my recent complaint about our marriage certificate:

    Dear Mr. Desautels,

    I am writing in response to your February 24th email in which you described your unpleasant experience on Feb. 19 while purchasing a marriage certificate at our downtown Bureau of Vital Records. Customer satisfaction is something we take very seriously, and I’m sincerely sorry we failed you and your partner.

    While I understand your frustration and disappointment, the problems you experienced were not a result of discrimination. My staff and I pride ourselves on treating every customer with the respect they deserve, and we have enthusiastically welcomed more than 6,500 same-sex couples to our office in the first year of marriage equality.

    Rather, this incident was due to an employee who failed to meet the high standards expected of my employees. The bride-groom error on your receipt was also due to the clerk’s poor performance. All of the official marriage documents – the application, license and certificate – automatically display the titles designated by the couple. Our cashiering receipts, however, must be edited by the clerk. The clerk skipped this last step. We have spoken with and disciplined the employee, and she will be re-trained on how to issue a marriage license.

    I sincerely regret that we did not serve you better. Please accept a refund for the $34 you paid on Feb. 15. We would also like to send you a complimentary commemorative certificate. You can contact Director of Vital Records Brenski Coleman at 312-603-6703 or brenski.coleman@cookcountyil.gov to work out the details.

    Finally, congratulations on your recent marriage. I wish you and Patrick a lifetime of love, joy and laughter.

    Kind regards,
    David Orr
    Cook County Clerk

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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACEMENT OF 1 METAL 3-STORY PORCH WITH 1 WOODEN 3-STORY PORCH BASED ON EXISTING CONFIGURATION LOCATED AT 5413 S. CORNELL AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60615.

    5413 S. Cornell Ave. Issued February 23, 2015 Comment

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Feb 23

Updated Feb 24

Looking for Parking Drexel and 53rd

Looking for a parking space, shared driveway, or garage I can rent for 6-12 months. Woudl appreciate any leads.

  • Come to the corner of 51st and Drexel and Hyde Park Blvd. There is a parking lot.

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Feb 23

Hyde Park Community Players' 1st full musical in April! Join Kickstarter campaign

HPCP is planning on producing our first full length, published musical, Musical of Musicals, the Musical! April 10-19 at University Church. To offset costs, please donate to our kickstarter campaign at
http://kck.st/1zsmF5U

Feb 20

Updated Feb 23

5th Ward Residents Just a Reminder of the Upcoming Mayoral and Aldermanic race

I don't know about anybody else, but I'm tired of the desert in South Shore.
We never got a grocery store. Walgreens after 4:00 pm is very dangerous. Not to mention, all those empty stores along 71st. from Jeffrey to Exchange. I recall when I moved here; I thought this was such a beautiful neighborhood, what happened? We lost the bank, grocery and hardware stores, and several clothing stores. Well, South Shore Community, next business to leave will be Radio...

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I don't know about anybody else, but I'm tired of the desert in South Shore.
We never got a grocery store. Walgreens after 4:00 pm is very dangerous. Not to mention, all those empty stores along 71st. from Jeffrey to Exchange. I recall when I moved here; I thought this was such a beautiful neighborhood, what happened? We lost the bank, grocery and hardware stores, and several clothing stores. Well, South Shore Community, next business to leave will be Radio Shack. How long will South Shore remain a Food Desert? I’m sure we all love Hyde Park, and South Shore. It's time for some major improvements.
Walgreens should not continue to sell alcohol. Tomorrow is the last day for early voting, please come out and vote neighborhood! Tip for today: If you continue to do the same thing, you will get the same results every time. If what you are doing is not working or giving you the outcome you desire, change your approach. Look at the pictures of the old Hamilton Theater. How many of you remember the Hamilton Theater? Have a safe and Happy Weekend

  • iKare 25 year Hyde Park Resident

    Vote for change!

  • it's funny how rahm is looking for low turnout,historically republicans look for a low turnout not democrats.

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Updated Feb 22

The Real Norman Bolden

Check out this recently launched website about Fourth Ward Aldermanic Candidate Norman Bolden

http://therealnormanbolden.com/about.html

  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Seriously, I don't believe in god, but I do think the quote is relevant. I tried to get on the ballot for the aldermanic election, but one of the incumbent's operatives challenged my signatures and the residents of the ward...

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    "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Seriously, I don't believe in god, but I do think the quote is relevant. I tried to get on the ballot for the aldermanic election, but one of the incumbent's operatives challenged my signatures and the residents of the ward were not able to evaluate my ideas and opinions in terms of the best interest of the city and the ward. People in power should not have to take to the low road to stay in power; they should have a track record that speaks for itself and legions of loyal supporters. I met Norman Bolden while I was gathering signatures. For a time, we worked the same area. He accepted the validity of my pursuit, as I did his. I was pleasantly surprised by his sense of decency. I also read his responses to the Tribune candidate questionnaire. Again I was impressed. I met two people petitioning for Burns and they each stated they had no allegiance to the candidate, but they needed the $125 per day they were being paid. For those who would follow links to gain further knowledge, I urge you to visit my site, The 4th Ward link in the "Archive" tab has the record of my ballot attempt. The "Social Science" tab has some interesting videos. We don't need Ward Bosses, we need public servants.
    http://movementfornewchicago,org/

  • Jeffrey Booker 40 years in Chicago; the city does not work well.

    That should be http://movementfornewchicago.org sometimes commas look like periods to these aging eyes.

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Updated Feb 21

South side dog park

Does anyone else question why the majority of dog parks are on the north side? I live in North Kenwood and it seems to me that Hyde Park, Kenwood, North Kenwood and Bronzeville have tons of dog owners and dog park closer to us would be most appreciated!!!

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Further proof i'm low on sleep or caffeine, typos galore plus i forgot to mention/offer; if any of these spaces or similar will work, let me know and coming spring, i'll install a bag dispenser, toy/leash basket/rack and water station.

  • Tracy in Hyde Park Lives in East Hyde Park

    The little park by Lake Shore Drive, between 51st and 53rd, is named after the former mayor. The big park west of Cottage Grove is named after the former general and first president. The naming of the big park came first, before the mayor with the same last name was a mayor, so it's just "Washington Park." If you mean the other, then both first and last name must be given. Maybe one day the big park will be renamed, "George Washington Park," to avoid confusion.

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How to vote in Chicago’s 2015 elections

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr. (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd (33).

...will be located at: 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S...

...Shore Dr. (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429...

...S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936...

...Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave...

...S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St...

...1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Dr. (37), 1450 E. 55 Pl (39...

...Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Dr. (37), 1450 E. 55 Pl (39...

...Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Dr. (37), 1450 E. 55 Pl (39...

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...document with voter’s name and address) to the Chicago Board of Elections offices, at 69 W. Washington St.

Fourth Ward voters may cast ballots anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at the King Community Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Fifth Ward voters may cast ballots anytime from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at the Jackson Park field house, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave.

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr. (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd (33).

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr. (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd (33).

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr. (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd (33).

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr. (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd (33).

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 4th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. (precinct 1), 4850 S. Lake Park Ave. (9), 936 E. 47 St. (15), 1330 E. 50 St. (22, 23 and 24), 4949 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (26), 1448 E. 53 St. (27), 4800 S. Chicago Beach Dr. (31), 810 E. Hyde Park Blvd (33).

Hyde Park-Kenwood’s 5th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. (7 and 22...

...s 5th Ward polling stations will be located at: 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave. (precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200...

...precinct 3), 936 E. 54 St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove...

...St. (4), 5050 S. Lake Shore Dr. (7 and 22), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell...

...5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (8), 5200 S. University Ave. (9), 5480 S. Cornell Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S...

...Ave. (11), 5325 S. Cottage Grove Ave. (15), 5401 S. Cornell Ave. (18 and 23), 5429 S Dorchester Ave. (19), 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (20), 936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55...

...936 E. 54 St. (21), 1526 E. 55 St. (24), 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. (27), 5801 S. Dorchester Ave. (34), 1700 E. 56 St. (35 and 41), 5550 S. South Shore Dr. (37), 1450...

Feb 20

Rahm: Rename 53rd Street for UChicago’s Zimmer

CHICAGO, February 20 (Reuters)—Aiming to shore up support with South Side voters going into next week’s election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel today proposed that East 53rd Street in Hyde Park be renamed for University of Chicago president Robert J. Zimmer.

https://awayfromtheabyss.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/rahm-rename-53rd-street-for-uchicagos-zimmer/

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