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We would like to notify the community about a...

We would like to notify the community about a court hearing taking place tomorrow, February 22, regarding the status of the Shiloh Baptist Church located at 4840 S. Dorchester Avenue. The hearing will take place at 11a.m. in the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 W. Washington Street, Court Room 1105. We urge any residents who wish to learn more about the future of this troubled property to attend tomorrow's hearing.

    Sophia D. King
    Sophia D. King. 1.4K likes. Sophia D. King's Official Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

The Gift of Glam Prom Dress Drive & Giveaway

This is our 5th year hosting and having our Prom Drive & Giveaway program. We think we are more excited this year than last. All information is on the picture.

www.facebook.com/thegiftofglam

2 days ago

The Gift of Glam Prom Dress Drive & Giveaway

This is our 5th year hosting and having our Prom Drive & Giveaway program. We think we are more excited this year than last. All information is on the picture.

2 days ago

Community members and education advocates discuss public school rating systems at education forum

...schools, that took place, Feb. 12, in the Little Theater of Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. Sponsors of the forum included Chicago United for Equity, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago Teachers Union...

    Community members and education advocates discuss public school rating systems at education forum - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Community members, education advocates, and students gathered at Kenwood Academy High School last Tuesday evening to examine what makes a school great and how school-level ratings factor into that determination. Much of the discussion on Tuesday centered on the school rating system that is currently in effect with the Chicago ...
    http://hpherald.com

2 days ago

Shiloh Baptist Church site discussed at 4th Ward meeting

...hand,” during an explanation of the initial phase of the conversion of Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., into a 13-unit residential building that involves the dismantling of three of the four...

...the church, during a 4th Ward meeting at St. Paul and The Redeemer Episcopal Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., Thursday, Feb. 15. – Marc Monaghan

    Shiloh Baptist Church site discussed at 4th Ward meeting - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Ald. Sophia King (4th) hosted a public meeting at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., Feb. 15. "We are here tonight to look at the Shiloh project," King ...
    http://hpherald.com

3 days ago

  • Kenwood Academy High School reviewed by a parent

    The staff at this school is incompetent and rude. It amazes me that they hire these people to interact with not only our kids but the public as well. They are good at sweeping everything under the rug and never taking responsibility or ownership for anything. I have not run into anyone at this school who is willing to help. They will only continue to go down hill.

    Kenwood Academy High School (5015 South Blackstone Ave) Published on GreatSchools February 20, 2018 Comment

5 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Cat Seeks Groomer

The last lion cut has grown out, it's time for a 'tween time touch-up. Cat is very curious, accustomed to a 2-person team grooming team because he wiggles a lot.
Suggestions?? Recommendations??

  • Hi Nancy,

    Cindy, at Hyde Park Animal Hospital on Stony Island does a great job with squirmy cats! She's incredibly loving and sensitive to all the animals she grooms. We followed her from Parker's Pets after they closed to this new location. I hope this helps. Good luck!

  • Thanks, Tracey

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Jan 31

Updated 4 days ago

Looking for a management company

We are a small HOA looking for a reliable company to manage our day to day activities. We need assistance with fees, grounds, and maintenance issues. We haven't had much luck looking in the chamber of commerce directories. Some of the opinions of customers as I read through comments make me cringe. We need a good company that cares about the its customers, attentive to the needs of customers. and has integrity. There are many townhomes and condos in the area, please share your best company. Thank you all in advance.

  • would advise on having the financials handled by a management company and handle the maintenance yourself. You should look at www.chicagoecondosolutions.com they have a financial package for a low price based on the number of units. Other services on demand if needed.

  • FitMom Neighborhood Blogger

    Thank you all for your suggestions I’ll check them all out within the next few days.

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Feb 17

The Blackstone Library to host Knit and Crochet Circle event

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled “Knit and Crochet Circle” on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

    The Blackstone Library to host Knit and Crochet Circle event - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled "Knit and Crochet Circle" on Monday, Feb. 26, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The group encourages participants to bring a current knit and crochet project with an inspiration to finish.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 15

Blackstone Library to host “Family Fun Wednesday”

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host “Family Fun Wednesdays” on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host "Family Fun Wednesday" - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host "Family Fun Wednesdays" on Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event is suitable for children and families to listen to stories while making crafts to share with others.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 14

Kenwood Academy Choir Director honored by former alums with remodeled classroom

Choir teacher Richard Nunley poses in his balloon festooned classroom at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., last Tuesday. The room had been decorated with the balloons for an event on Jan...

    Kenwood Academy Choir Director honored by former alums with remodeled classroom - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern A former Kenwood Academy High School alum teamed up with Chicago's own Jennifer Hudson and her campaign for American Family Insurance to honor Kenwood Academy Choir Director Richard Nunley by renovating his classroom and donating new resources for current students. DeShaun Blake, a 2016 Kenwood Academy graduate and ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 14

Local principal and teacher are Golden Apple Awards finalists

Dr. Gregory Jones, the principal at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Lisa Washington Kuzel, an elementary school teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools...

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Jones was named as principal of Kenwood in 2012. Before that, he was the assistant principal at Westinghouse College Prep High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd., where he had been since 2008.

He has been an educator since 1997. He began at Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Dr., as the girl’s basketball and volleyball coach. He became the accounting, computer technology, world...

...to careers coordinator until 2007 when he became assistant principal at Marconi Elementary Community Academy, 230 N. Kolmar Ave.

    Local principal and teacher are Golden Apple Awards finalists - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Dr. Gregory Jones, the principal at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Lisa Washington Kuzel, an elementary school teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools were both named as Golden Apple Awards finalists, according to a public announcement released last Thursday.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 14

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Feb 09

Former Shiloh Baptist Church site to be discussed at 4th Ward meeting

Ald. Sophia King (4th) will host a public meeting next week to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

Ald. Sophia King (4th) will host a public meeting next week to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.

    Former Shiloh Baptist Church site to be discussed at 4th Ward meeting - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Ald. Sophia King (4th) will host a public meeting next week to discuss the latest updates on the site of the former Shiloh Baptist Church, 4840 S. Dorchester Ave., at St. Paul & the Redeemer Church, 4945 S. Dorchester Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m.
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 07

Friends of Kenwood Academy raises $40,000 for Kenwood High School

...s diverse learners. The check-giving ceremony occurred in the Little Auditorium at the school, 5015 S. Blackstone Avenue, last Thursday. – Marc Monaghan

The organization has more fundraising goals for this year. For example, the school will host a fundraising event at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., in the coming months similar to Ray Elementary School’s “Raise a Glass” event.

    Friends of Kenwood Academy raises $40,000 for Kenwood High School - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Thursday, Friends of Kenwood Academy, a non-profit organization, and fundraising arm for Kenwood Academic Center and Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., presented the high school with a check for $40,000. "A great high school is a big part of the community and the work of parents is ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 07

Kenwood’s Got Talent is Calling for Community Auditions

Kenwood’s Got Talent will be held February 23 at 7pm at the Kenwood Auditorium, 5015 S Blackstone. Tickets will be sold at the entrance of the auditorium at $10 per adult, and $5 per student.

    Kenwood's Got Talent is Calling for Community Auditions - hpherald.com
    Gabriella Cruz-Martínez Herald Intern Kenwood Academy is hosting a talent showcase to raise proceeds for its Concert Choir on Feb. 23 and is currently seeking Bronco Parents, School Administrators, School Staff, Alumni, and Hyde Park community members to audition for the event. This special edition showcase titled Kenwood's Got Talent, will be centered around the ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 07

Public education forum to be held at Kenwood High School

A public education forum will be held next month at Kenwood Academy High School 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., on Monday, Feb 12.

    Public education forum to be held at Kenwood High School - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A public education forum will be held next month at Kenwood Academy High School 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., on Monday, Feb 12. The forum will examine what makes a school great and how school-level ratings factor into that determination. "Chicago schools live and die by their level ratings," according to ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 04

Feb 02

Friends of Kenwood Academy donates $40,000 to Kenwood High School

...s diverse learners. The check-giving ceremony occurred in the Little Auditorium at the school, 5015 South Blackstone Avenue, Thursday, February 1, 2018...

The organization has more fundraising goals for this year. For example, the school will host a fundraising event at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., in the coming months similar to Ray Elementary School’s “Raise a Glass” event.

    Friends of Kenwood Academy donates $40,000 to Kenwood High School - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Thursday, Friends of Kenwood Academy, a non-profit organization, and fundraising arm for Kenwood Academic Center and Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., presented the high school with a $40,000 donation. "A great high school is a big part of the community and the work of parents is the ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 01

Jan 31

Filming Notice

Chicago PD will be filming throughout the 4th Ward in the near future, some traffic and parking may be effected. Please see the flyers for details.

Jan 31

Organization for Action hosts panel discussion on gentrification at Blackstone Library

...Cons” presented by OFA (Organizing for Action) Chicago Metro South at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., Saturday, Jan. 27. – Marc Monaghan

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The next OFA Chicago Metro South event “Waging War on Food Deserts – Creating Hunger-Free Zones” will take place at the South Shore Branch Library, 2505 E. 73rd St., from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

    Organization for Action hosts panel discussion on gentrification at Blackstone Library - hpherald.com
    By MARC MONAGHAN Contributing Writer The Organization for Action's (OFA) Chicago Metro South branch hosted a panel discussion titled "Southside Gentrification: The Pros and Cons," last Saturday, at the Blackstone Branch Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. During the lively panel discussion, The conversation ranged from the effect of the Red Line extension on Southside ...
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 31

Kenwood retires NBA veteran and alum Nazr Mohammed’s jersey

...ceremony marking the retirement of Mohammed’s Kenwood High School jersey (#54), at the school, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., Tuesday, Jan. 23...

    Kenwood retires NBA veteran and alum Nazr Mohammed's jersey - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., hosted a jersey retirement ceremony for 18-year NBA veteran and class of '95 Kenwood alum Nazr Mohammed, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the school's auditorium. During the ceremony, family, friends, school, coaches and former teammates honored Mohammed.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 29

Public education forum to be held at Kenwood High School

A public education forum will be held next month at Kenwood Academy High School 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., on Monday, Feb 12.

    Public education forum to be held at Kenwood High School - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A public education forum will be held next month at Kenwood Academy High School 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., on Monday, Feb 12. The forum will examine what makes a school great and how school-level ratings factor into that determination. "Chicago schools live and die by their level ratings," according to ...
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 27

Updated Jan 29

Crime to Vehicle 5400 South Shore Dr.

I witnessed an unusual suspicious incident yesterday 11 AM 5440 South Shore drive.

2 Men got out of a Black SUV stood in the middle of the street and operated some very large, loud piece of machinery (Chain saw?) and stood over another vehicle. The men acted very suspiciously and glared menacingly at me when I noticed them. I think they were trying to cut off a City "Boot" that had immobilized the other car. They may have been attempting to steal a Catalytic Converter. This ended when the two jumped in to the Black SUV and sped off.

Suspects were 2 AA men ~ the ages of 25-30.

  • Did you get their license plate number?

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Joe Jank,

    No I didn't get the license plate and to be honest the two thieves noticed me noticing them and were putting out extreme hostile vibes.

Jan 24

Updated Jan 28

FOUND DOG last night in Kenicott Park

60 lbs, aprox 2-5 years old
male, not neutered
no chip

contact: Brittany Wilbon
blwilbon@gmail.com

( posted on Lost Dogs IL )

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Update:puparent has been found and Ace has been reunited with his family!

Jan 27

Police chase carjacked Porsche, ends in crash on Lake Shore Drive

Police say a Porsche was carjacked Friday night in the 1300 block of East Madison Park in Kenwood.

    Police chase carjacked Porsche, ends in crash on Lake Shore Drive
    CHICAGO -- Police are investigating after a carjacking lead to a chase that ended in a crash on Lake Shore Drive. Police say a Porsche was carjacked Friday night in the 1300 block of East Madison Park in Kenwood. Officers spotted the stolen vehicle near 37th and Cottage Grove and apparently pressured the vehicle.
    http://cltv.com

Jan 27

Jan 27

Police chase carjacked Porsche, ends in crash on Lake Shore Drive

Police say a Porsche was carjacked Friday night in the 1300 block of East Madison Park in Kenwood.

This article has 1 other Chicago location (Show)

6428-6472 S. Coast Guard Dr.

    Police chase carjacked Porsche, ends in crash on Lake Shore Drive
    CHICAGO -- Police are investigating after a carjacking lead to a chase that ended in a crash on Lake Shore Drive. Police say a Porsche was carjacked Friday night in the 1300 block of East Madison Park in Kenwood. Officers spotted the stolen vehicle near 37th and Cottage Grove and apparently pressured the vehicle.
    http://wgntv.com

Jan 25

Jan 24

Hyde Park edges Kenwood 66-64 in “The Battle of Hyde Park”

In a battle for neighborhood bragging rights, the Hyde Park Academy High School Thunderbirds defeated the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos, 66-64 in overtime on Thursday night, Jan. 18, at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

    Hyde Park edges Kenwood 66-64 in "The Battle of Hyde Park" - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer In a battle for neighborhood bragging rights, the Hyde Park Academy High School Thunderbirds defeated the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos, 66-64 in overtime on Thursday night, Jan. 18, at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. In the first half, the Thunderbirds jumped out to a 12-2 run.
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 24

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    10 KITCHENS WITH NEW CABINETS, 3 GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, TUCKPOINT, REMOVE & REPLACE PLUMBING FIXTURES,MINOR PIPING REPAIRS, REMOVE DRYWALL & PLASTER AS NEEDED. (APPROX 3000 SQFT.) FLOORING SANDING & PAINTING.ELECTRICAL IS PULLED ON A SEPARATE PERMIT#100742405 - ALL WORK SAME AS EXISTING. NO STRUCTURAL WORK. ALL WORK SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTIONS.

    1361 E. 50th St. Issued January 22, 2018 Comment

Jan 24

Blackstone Library to host financial author Wayne Demartra

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Blackstone Ave., will host an event entitled “Making the Most of Your Money in 2018,” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host financial author Wayne Demartra - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Blackstone Ave., will host an event entitled "Making the Most of Your Money in 2018," on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wayne DeMartra, an experienced network marketer, will host the event, as he will share tips with residents on handling finances ...
    http://hpherald.com

Jan 19

3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars

About 8:20 p.m. Jan. 8 in the 5000 block of South Lake Park Avenue;

And about 6:50 p.m. Dec. 26 in 1300 block of East 47th Street.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m. on Jan. 12 in the 8000 block of South Prairie Avenue, when the officers found them in a stolen car, police said in a news release.

A robbery about 1:15 p.m. Jan. 12 in the 1100 block of South Jefferson Street;

Just before noon on Jan. 10 in the 1000 block of South Desplaines Street;

About 11:40 a.m. Dec. 28 in the 1600 block of South State Street;

About 8:10 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 100 block of East Chicago Avenue;

Just before 8 p.m. Dec. 26 in the 1200 block of South Indiana Avenue;

    3 teens charged in string of downtown, South Side robberies using stolen cars
    Three teenagers have been charged in a string of carjackings and robberies downtown and on the South Side committed by people driving previously stolen cars, police said Friday. The last of the three, a 16-year-old boy, turned himself in to police on Wednesday, after officers arrested two boys, ages 15 and 17, about 2 p.m.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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