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Harper and 57th

Anyone know whats going on at 57th and Harper? There's no parking, green cones everywhere, and security (people with yellow vests that say "security") walking around.

Jan 06 2012

Updated 10 hours ago

Coyote On Metra Tracks

Just a heads up to everyone out there. I heard a howling noise right now, and even before I looked, I told my husband, "I bet that was a coyote." Sure enough, I looked out our door, and there was a coyote on the Metra tracks. This was near 54th and Cornell. So I guess they're venturing further south??? Is there anyone that I'm supposed to call and report this to, or is it just a case of letting them wander around? Worried for the little doggies around here.

  • Rebo Positive pet and service dog trainer

    Coyotes generally run from humans. Make yourself look big by waving your arms and make a big sound and you will scare them off.

    They are interested in small rodents, not you. Rabies has not been an issue in Chicago in 50 years.

    Yes, be alert but don't over worry...

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    Coyotes generally run from humans. Make yourself look big by waving your arms and make a big sound and you will scare them off.

    They are interested in small rodents, not you. Rabies has not been an issue in Chicago in 50 years.

    Yes, be alert but don't over worry about rabies. Mace? I don't know. Doubt they will get close enough. As "Likes Toast" said, dogs are a much bigger issue.

    Do not let your cats outdoors! They can be targeted by coyotes, great horned owls, dogs, humans, cars, other cats and kids. Outdoor cats do not live as long as indoor cats. It's not like it used to be when cats could roam. Too dangerous, now.

  • There have been coyote sightings in Washington Park, Jackson Park and even in Harold Washington Park the last few years.
    They normally roam during the hours of darkness and avoid humans. If you see one wave your arms and they will move on.

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Nov 10

Updated 29 hours ago

Promontory Point retaining walls

Today I walked the "Point" and observed that the recent storm has revealed significant damage to the retaining walls.
The east end of the "Point" has significant erosion behind the retaining wall. The soil in numerous locations has washed away revealing the walls are in danger of collapsing.
Furthermore on the far north end of the area not reconstructed has been washed away and there is very little infrastructure preventing damage to the area behind this area.
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Today I walked the "Point" and observed that the recent storm has revealed significant damage to the retaining walls.
The east end of the "Point" has significant erosion behind the retaining wall. The soil in numerous locations has washed away revealing the walls are in danger of collapsing.
Furthermore on the far north end of the area not reconstructed has been washed away and there is very little infrastructure preventing damage to the area behind this area.
Ten years back the Park District and Army Corp of Engineers indicated they wanted to reconstruct the retaining walls but the "Save the Point" group objected and the politicians vacillated and the project was deferred.
Then Senator Obama stated he would work with the group and the Park District and work out a compromise. We are still waiting!
Alderman Hairston claimed she would find a solution. We are still waiting!
The time for action is fast coming and the politicians and reasonable people need to step forward and act!

  • Not nearly as popular, but someone made and gave out "Fix the Point" bumper stickers. I think I still have mine somewhere.

  • bigmike2 retired police officer

    Weather permitting I walked around "The Point" today. Fences are in place along with signs forbidding access to the rocks on the east end indicating it is dangerous.

    It is time for the Save the Point group and Alderman Hairston to take action.

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2 days ago

Hyde Park teenager missing since Halloween

Keenan Mardis, 16, of the 5400 block of South Everett Avenue, is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a medium complexion.

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Why Are There No Security Cameras In The South Side Lakefront Underpasses

How do we get the city to put security cameras in and at the entrances to the underpasses south of 31st Street? All those lights are nice, but security cameras might deter some crime.

  • Early last summer, at the community meeting after the murder in the Iowa Building, Alderman Hairston indicated that there was cameras in the underpasses at 57th Street.
    It appears she had her facts wrong,
    Cameras should be installed in all of the underpasses on south Lake Shore Drive.

Nov 09 2011

Updated 3 days ago

Thanksgiving food and clothing drives in the Hyde Park/Bronzeville area

Hey everyone, Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away! Does anyone have info on food and/or clothing drives in the neighborhood to share? Or are you looking for volunteers for an upcoming drive or charity event? If so, feel free to post a comment or new neighbor message.

  • My grad school, Catholic Theological Union is collecting food for a thanksgiving food pantry tomorrow, November 15th for a charity in Back of the Yards. Pick up is scheduled for 1 pm. If you want to drop anything off tomorrow morning, buzz into the reception desk! CTU is located at 5416 S Cornell. :)

  • Chi Anti-Vi Youth violence reduction group will be conducting a food or toy drive from Monday, November 24th to December 12th. Drop off locations are at the offices of Quad Communities Development Corporation 4659 South Cottage Grove, 2nd floor. Call (773) 268-7232 for more information. Visit www.ChiANtiVI.com

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Hi Neighbor's

I'm new to this if any have free used/new baby items u don't need let me know I need them badly. Thanks

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Cleaning lady/service?

Can anyone recommend a good cleaning lady/service in Hyde Park?

  • D&T clean service donnahoward217@gmail.com to book a cleaning she service the hyde park area.

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    I have many years of experience and many long time clients who would gladly provide referrals. I can provide you with a free estimate at your preferred date and time. Please feel free to call me at 773-858-0926. Look forward to hearing from you!

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3:35am & Good morning EB neighbors

Dress warm & hope you have a fantastic Thursday be safe 👠

Nov 12

17-year-old suspect charged in two sexual assaults along Hyde Park lakefront

The most recent attack occurred at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, on the 5800 block of South Lake Shore Drive when a 55-year-old woman was attacked, sexually assaulted and her cell phone taken.

He was connected to a similar attack that occurred at 11:10 a.m. Friday on the 5400 block of South Lake Shore Drive on Oct. 31 when a 58-year-old woman who was running on the path was assaulted.

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Raekwon Franklin, 17, of the 3600 block of South Lake Park Avenue, has been charged with two felony counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault and one misdemeanor count of Obstructing Identification. He is being held on $400,000 bond.

Nov 12

Hyde Park Democrats breeze back into office after quiet election, minor polling glitch

Last Tuesday afternoon, the Circuit Court of Cook County ordered four Chicago polling places to stay open until 8 p.m., including one at 1700 E. 56th St. Voting was delayed until after 6 a.m. at the Hyde Park polling place, because election judges couldn’t locate supplies.

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All of Hyde Park and South Kenwood’s incumbent politicians up for re-election last week — each of them Democrats — will keep their seats.

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Updated Nov 11

Rape at 57th and Lake Shore Drive bike/run path 10/31/2014

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141101/hyde-park/woman-sexaully-assaulted-hyde-park-while-jogging

A 58-year-old woman jogging along the lakefront in Hyde Park was sexually assaulted Friday morning, police said.

The woman was jogging in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 11:10 a.m. Friday when a man approached her from behind, police said.

The man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground in a "semi secluded area before physically restraining and sexually assaulting her," police said Saturday.

The assailant is described as a black man between 23 and...

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A 58-year-old woman jogging along the lakefront in Hyde Park was sexually assaulted Friday morning, police said.

The woman was jogging in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 11:10 a.m. Friday when a man approached her from behind, police said.

The man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground in a "semi secluded area before physically restraining and sexually assaulting her," police said Saturday.

The assailant is described as a black man between 23 and 25 years old, standing between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-1, and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.

He has brown eyes, black hair with twists or short braids, and a clean cut medium complexion. He was wearing a black-and-white camouflage zipper hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans and a dark knit hat with long string ties on either side, police said.

Police advise people to avoid secluded areas, such as parks, alleys and vacant lots, and to run in groups when possible.

Anyone with information can call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

  • AndiJ Hyde Parker since '78

    In case someone steals a boat and carries it through the underpass.

  • Alderman Hairston was speaking after a shooting at the Iowa building when she stated at a community meeting in Montgomery Place that there was cameras in the underpasses at 57th Street and LSD.
    It appears she had her facts wrong!

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Video tours of six Hyde Park / Kenwood apartment buildings

The modernist towers of Regents Park , 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr, house over 1,000 apartments and share a lavish suite of amenities.

The façade of the Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, is richly-ornamented with Native American-themed terra cotta.

Mies van der Rohe was peripherally involved in the design of the six 14-story buildings that comprise the Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd.

The Shoreland, 5454 South Shore Dr, is a Hyde Park landmark. Its grand lobby was one of the centers of neighborhood social life.

Windermere House, 1642 E 56th St, was once one of Chicago’s most luxurious hotels.

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The Sutherland, 4659 S Drexel Blvd, was built as a hotel, briefly converted to a military hospital, and for years hosted a music venue frequented by jazz greats.

Nov 11

Problems at the polls

I arrived at my polling location, 1700 East 56th Street, at 6:30 a.m. to find poll workers still setting up. Though Illinois law...

Nov 05

Updated Nov 10

Rape on 57th Lake Front

Rape at 57th and Lake Shore Drive bike/run path 10/31/2014

by Laura Hussein
Hyde Park community activist
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141101/hyde-park/woman-sexaully-assaulted-hyde-park-while-jogging

A 58-year-old woman jogging along the lakefront in Hyde Park was sexually assaulted Friday morning, police said.

The woman was jogging in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 11:10 a.m. Friday when a man approached her from behind, police said.

The man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground in a "semi secluded area before physically restraining and...

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Rape at 57th and Lake Shore Drive bike/run path 10/31/2014

by Laura Hussein
Hyde Park community activist
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20141101/hyde-park/woman-sexaully-assaulted-hyde-park-while-jogging

A 58-year-old woman jogging along the lakefront in Hyde Park was sexually assaulted Friday morning, police said.

The woman was jogging in the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive about 11:10 a.m. Friday when a man approached her from behind, police said.

The man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground in a "semi secluded area before physically restraining and sexually assaulting her," police said Saturday.

The assailant is described as a black man between 23 and 25 years old, standing between 5-foot-11 and 6-foot-1, and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.

He has brown eyes, black hair with twists or short braids, and a clean cut medium complexion. He was wearing a black-and-white camouflage zipper hooded sweatshirt, gray jeans and a dark knit hat with long string ties on either side, police said.

Police advise people to avoid secluded areas, such as parks, alleys and vacant lots, and to run in groups when possible.

Anyone with information can call Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

  • AndiJ Hyde Parker since '78

    Why are there no cameras at any of the underpasses at 55th, 57th, 58/9th, and 63rd?
    I looked and saw none. Unless they're hidden.

  • Alderman Hairston stated there was a camera in the underpass after last spring's shooting.
    She had her facts wrong again!

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Nov 04

Updated Nov 09

Dirty tricks? Chicago election judges get 'malicious' calls

Precinct 35, 41/Ward 5, 1700 East 56th Street

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Precinct 9 / Ward 49, 6935 North Sheridan Road

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Precinct 39, 25/Ward 3, 1455 S. Wabash

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