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  • Harte Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Bret Harte is a new school experience for me. I am anxious to see the progress my child makes in the special Ed pre-k program. Teachers are really nice. Teacher aides could be alil nicer and office staff is simply wonderful.

    Harte Elementary School (1556 East 56th Street) Published on GreatSchools October 24, 2014

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  • Permit issued for electric wiring

    ELECTRICAL WORK FOR HALLWAYS REMODELING TO INCLUDE: INSTALLATION OF EXTENSIONS TO EXISTING CEILING LIGHTS BOXES, MOVING EXIT OR EMERGENCY LIGHTS IF NEEDED.

    5326 S. Cornell Ave. Issued October 21, 2014 Comment

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  • Harte Elementary School reviewed by a parent

    Very disappointed in the Special Education Speech Therapist Brandi at this school and the special aide assistant Rachel. Their demeanor and facial expressions are very confusing to most special needs children who are trying to learn how to trust the teachers working with them and how communicate and build social skills. I have witnessed a very short patient and harsh style of interactions with these precious children. I Hope they find something else that brings them some type of fulfillment and joy. Our children are depending on emotionally responsible, and well trained teachers and therapist to work with them. Just a note if you do not like a helpless defenseless special needs student, the child nor the parent should know this. Please stay professional. The children did not ask to be this way.

    Harte Elementary School (1556 East 56th Street) Published on GreatSchools October 22, 2014

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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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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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Far South Side man charged in East Chatham fatal shooting

Vazquez, of the 1700 block of East 56th Street, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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Erick T. Horton, 34, of the 10800 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 4 shooting death of Nigell Vazquez.

About 8:30 p.m. that day, Vazquez had been sitting on a porch in the 8600 block of South Ingleside Avenue, when two people walked up and opened fire, said police.

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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?

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  • 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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Hyde Park Historical Society and Hyde Park Art Center team up for panel discussion

...place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at HPAC, 5520 S. Cornell Ave. The panelists are Chicago historian Neil Harris, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago; filmmaker...

...of art in the neighborhood, according to Knack, extending back to the artist colony at 57th Street and Stony Island Avenue, which formed in stores originally built for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Knack — who...

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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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Park District seeking input on Hyde Park playground renovation

The Chicago Park District (CPD) is seeking input on how to update Shoreland Playground, located near the entrance to Promontory Point at 5454 S. South Shore Drive.

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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.

  • KML

    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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Oscar Brown remembered

Brown, who would have turned 88 on Friday, died in 2005. His daughters, jazz musicians Maggie Brown and Africa Brown, will perform as The 2 Brown Sisters at Promontory, 5331 S. Lake Park Ave., with Kelan Phil Cohran.

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Oscar Brown Jr. was born on the South Side and lived most of his life in Hyde Park and Kenwood. His 1960 jazz album “Sin & Soul” is considered a classic. Its tracks, including “Afro Blue,” “Work Song” and “Bid ‘Em In,” are still occasionally covered by modern jazz musicians.

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