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Embracing Your Space: SPINAL INJURY in Chicago and Illinois

This Illinois resource offers a wide array of resources in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Be sure to check it out for tips, local support groups, activities, and other resources:
knowledgeinitiative.org/embracing-your-space

    Embracing Your Space: Spinal Injury Resources
    Choose the Right Rehab Center Rehabilitation will play a critical role in your recovery. During rehab, you will work with a team of doctors, nurses and therapists. They will help you to regain some of the function that you lost, teach you how to control your body and show you how to live as independently as possible.
    https://www.salvilaw.com

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Apr 19

Apr 18

Blackstone Public Library to host Spring Book Sale

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Blackstone Public Library to host Spring Book Sale - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include a wide collection of genres including children's books, young adult, and adult books in both paperback and hardcover editions.
    https://hpherald.com

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Apr 12

Blackstone Public Library to host Spring Book Sale

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Blackstone Public Library to host Spring Book Sale - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Herald Intern The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, April 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will include a wide collection of genres including children's books, young adult, and adult books in both paperback and hardcover editions.
    https://hpherald.com

Apr 12

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Week In Photos

Ruth Cohen places an election ballot in a voting machine on Election Day, March 20, at United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. – Owen M. Lawson III

Earl Hopwell of Dorchester Avenue and 48th Street: “Today is the day that we take control of our politics from politicians who don’t listen.”

Ken Harris, 4850 Lake Park Ave.: “I’ve voted in every election since I was 18, and I’m now 55.”

Librarian Zena Smith (right) reads “Dancing Feet” to kids and their parents, last Friday morning, at Blackstone Branch Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave. – Owen M. Lawson III

Yvonne Whaley of 4800 Lake Park Avenue: “The line was not long. It went fairly well. I always vote! It’s always been a priority in my family. No matter if it’s the primary or the general, we come out and vote.”

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Kori Podszus, 54th Street and Ellis Avenue:”I’m just proud of the opportunity to vote in this election, especially with the current political climate in this country. I hope my voice will be heard.”

Voters mark their ballots at Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., during the primary election, Tuesday, March 20. – Marc Monaghan

Adrienne Irmer, Democratic Party Candidate for Illinois 25th District State Representative, enters her election watch venue at Studio 22-26, 2226 E. 71st St., to watch election returns, Tuesday, March 20. – Marc Monaghan

...University of Chicago WHPK 88.5 radio station’s 50-year celebration at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. During the event WHPK D.J.s from the past and present came out to...

    Week In Photos - hpherald.com
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Mar 26

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Bill Lowry wins the Cook County Commissioner 3rd District Democratic Primary Election

Candidate Bill Lowry won the Cook County Commissioner of the 3rd District seat Tuesday night, March 20, in the 2018 Illinois Democratic Primary Election. The event took place near Lowry’s home at the LaQuinta Hotel in Hyde Park, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive.

    Bill Lowry wins the Cook County Commissioner 3rd District Democratic Primary Election - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Candidate Bill Lowry won the Cook County Commissioner of the 3rd District seat Tuesday night, March 20, in the 2018 Illinois Democratic Primary Election. The event took place near Lowry's home at the LaQuinta Hotel in Hyde Park, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive.
    http://hpherald.com

Mar 21

Preckwinkle prevails over Democratic candidate Bob Fioretti the Primary Election

Preckwinkle gave her victory speech at LaQuinta Hotel in Hyde Park, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive.

    Preckwinkle prevails over Democratic candidate Bob Fioretti the Primary Election - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was reelected as president of the county beating her challenger Bob Fioretti by 62 percent during Tuesday night's Primary Election. Preckwinkle gave her victory speech at LaQuinta Hotel in Hyde Park, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive.
    http://hpherald.com

Mar 19

Tiger Woods Golf Course in JP Sounds Good

I've changed my mind about the Tiger Woods 18 hole golf course in Jackson Park. It's sounds very good with a commitment to keep green fees under $50 for Chicago residents and push to make green fees free for youths under 17 years old. Affordable golf for local young people is an excellent idea. Along with the outstanding tennis facility now in operation at 54th and State street, we're getting some tremendous golf and tennis facilities/programs for our young people (And also for us old codgers)

Great job Tiger Woods!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/golf/ct-spt-tiger-woods-golf-course-jackson-park-20180201-story.html

    What's the latest on Tiger Woods course at Jackson Park?
    Designers of the proposed Tiger Woods golf course on the Jackson Park and South Shore properties think in terms of letters, not numbers. So don't call their latest plan 2.0. They've torn up so many iterations, they're up to Plan "V" - and they believe this 7,341-yard layout (2,998 yards for little squirts) would provide a victory for everyone, namely golf enthusiasts and the neighboring community.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Mar 18

Mar 13

The Hyde Park Art Center to host art event for seniors

The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host an event for seniors entitled “Art Making Activities for 65+,” on Monday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    The Hyde Park Art Center to host art event for seniors - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., will host an event for seniors entitled "Art Making Activities for 65+," on Monday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, the HPAC will offer a workshop and "Adult Coloring Book Party" for seniors ages 65 and ...
    http://hpherald.com

Mar 09

Updated Mar 10

PLANET FITNESS coming to town!!!!

FInally we will have another gym option besides that awful LA Fitness coming to the Hyde Park/ Kenwood Neighborhoods!!

Opening soon I think, they're in pre sales now!

May 03

Updated Mar 08

Plans for Obama Library - Oh *****

Ok, here's the first plans for the Obama Presidential library just a few blocks South of us off Jackson Park.....

https://www.yahoo.com/news/obamas-visit-chicago-discuss-planned-library-museum-050051795--election.html

Holy #**$@# #**$@# the Taj Mahal in India looks modest compared to this!

Hey but at least we're going to get this, instead of say, given to Oprah's California Zip code

:-)

Let's go South Side Chicago! yeah baby!

    Obama unveils vision for presidential library in Chicago
    CHICAGO (AP) - Former President Barack Obama unveiled plans for his future presidential center Wednesday, painting a picture of a buzzing hub for youth and community programs on the South Side of Chicago where he raised his family and launched his political career.
    https://www.yahoo.com
  • That is one butt ugly building!

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    This drawing doesn't reflect the apparent reality that this thing is going to be (Drum roll)

    29 stories tall!

Mar 03

Updated Mar 05

Relocating to 5900 block of S. Prairie

Hello everyone. I am thinking of relocating my family to the Washington Park neighborhood around the 5900 block of So. Prairie. I am encouraged by the Obama library going in a few blocks to the east, the golf course among other things. I asked the Aldermans office(Cochran)about any plans for this immediate area but their response was “I don’t know, I’ll have to do some digging” which tells me there is nothing planned. Does anyone know anything that may help me out? Thanks in advance!

  • House-Frau Homemaker, mom, animal lover

    https://www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/5953-S-Prairie-Ave-60637/home/13944260
    Yes that’s what I am thinking. There is vacant land across the street& the city owns lots on either side of the 3 rowhouses. I am trying to find out what the plans are but hit a wall. Exciting potential - but scary too!

  • I wonder if any of those empty lots are designated for the new 'Parade of Homes' Initiative? That would be a huge plus for you as those are going up as market-rate, single family homes. I see what you're saying though, there's quite a lot of unknowns for this exact...

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    I wonder if any of those empty lots are designated for the new 'Parade of Homes' Initiative? That would be a huge plus for you as those are going up as market-rate, single family homes. I see what you're saying though, there's quite a lot of unknowns for this exact location, especially given all the empty parcels. If I was your realtor, I'd probably honestly tell you to look for something a little closer to the Lake and/or the Obama center. Or, even a bit more north of here, closer to the near-south, Bronzeville/Douglas areas. I realize that may be tough at a 100K price-point though.

Feb 06

Updated Mar 05

13 local car robberies in one month

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

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4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

    13 local car robberies in one month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Police Department released a community alert to inform residents about about 13 robberies within the area last month. In each robbery, Chicago Police said the victims left their vehicles unattended and unlocked with the keys inside the vehicle.
    http://hpherald.com

  • Lynne McDaniel An Orange Moon

    Our car too. 45th Drexel.

    Yes, I think it’s a great idea to organize! Yes we all know most of the politicians are worthless, so let’s do it! We simply cannot wait or expect for politicians to solve our neighborhood issues. Yes that’s what they’re paid to do and most...

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    Our car too. 45th Drexel.

    Yes, I think it’s a great idea to organize! Yes we all know most of the politicians are worthless, so let’s do it! We simply cannot wait or expect for politicians to solve our neighborhood issues. Yes that’s what they’re paid to do and most of us feel we’re not getting served.

    Lets organize a North Kenwood WATCH Group! 🌝

    I’d like to see a little more “pride of ownership” — there’s sooo much trash over here. Liquor bottles, food containers, dog mess, blunt wrappers. Let’s do a Spring Clean soon! That way we can meet each other and get things done! What would you like to see happen?

  • how about the 70 plus cars broken into between Ellis and Ingelside on 53rd street since last November. Everyone who has parked on the diagonal park near Kozminski and north on the same street. Has seen cars broken into every 3 days. My fiance contacted the Alderman and Police. His...

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    how about the 70 plus cars broken into between Ellis and Ingelside on 53rd street since last November. Everyone who has parked on the diagonal park near Kozminski and north on the same street. Has seen cars broken into every 3 days. My fiance contacted the Alderman and Police. His car was one of those. We have observed this since November but its been going on much longer than that. I have pictures up on NextDoor. The heavy snow storm blocked most of the driver seeing the glass. Then sometime last week somebody swept away some of the glass. Its a mystery.

Mar 05

Kemal Murray Tennis Center with Obama Library West of Washington Park

I was very excited to hear tennis coach/entrepreneur Kemal Murray speak at the South Shore Cultural center Sat. Kemal has built one of the largest, state of the art Tennis Centers at 54th - 55th and State street! I haven't seen such a handsome, charming and ambitious man like Kemal since Mohammed Ali in his prime!

Kemal has invested > $12 million in virtually vacant (near) Englewood west of our Hyde Park. If other investment follows then this area could...

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I was very excited to hear tennis coach/entrepreneur Kemal Murray speak at the South Shore Cultural center Sat. Kemal has built one of the largest, state of the art Tennis Centers at 54th - 55th and State street! I haven't seen such a handsome, charming and ambitious man like Kemal since Mohammed Ali in his prime!

Kemal has invested > $12 million in virtually vacant (near) Englewood west of our Hyde Park. If other investment follows then this area could come up.

The alternative location for the Obama Library would be 55th street just west of Washington Park - it has ideal Green Line Public transportation, access to the Dan Ryan expressway and would not entail destroying Chicago's precious public park land.

The more I see of the proposed Jackson Park Obama Library plans, the more I hate it. It will cause a traffic nightmare closing Cornel Drive - Indiana commuters will all have to snarl through Stony Island. A big chuck of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance will be turned in to a god awful parking lot. Plus it's just terrible that a beautiful public park that is a refuge from Chicago politics will be turned in to a 24/7 political place - Jackson Park will become Obama Park.

Don't let anyone say the Obama Library takeover of Jackson Park is a done deal. It's not. They said the same thing about the election of Hillary and they're still whining that the FBI is going to reverse Hillary's loss by some ridiculous Russian spy scandal. Isn't there some laws about destroying/altering historic heritage sites? Let's support Kemal Murray's tennis center and add the Obama library in a great place and save our parks.

Attached is a petition in PDF format

Mar 02

Blackstone Library to host “Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club”

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled “Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club,” on Monday, March 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host "Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club" - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled "Bold Literary Talkers Toastmasters Club," on Monday, March 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is designed to help participants ignite their careers, grow relationships and become better speakers and presenters in the field of ...
    http://hpherald.com

Mar 01

Hyde Park OWL celebrates Women’s History Month with movie screening of “Maggie Growls”

...3, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Social time begins at 1 p.m., business meeting begins at 1:30 p.m...

    Hyde Park OWL celebrates Women's History Month with movie screening of "Maggie Growls" - hpherald.com
    In celebration of Women's History Month during March, Hyde Park OWL, the Voice of Women 40+, has chosen to look back at the feminist movement of the 1970s with "Maggie Growls," a documentary film that covers the life and great accomplishments of Maggie Kuhn, (1905-1995), a major social activist during that era, whose outrage at ...
    http://hpherald.com

Feb 13

Updated Feb 27

Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community

5000 Block of South Cornell Avenue, Sunday, Jan. 7, at 4:20 p.m.

5000 Block of South Lake Shore Drive, West, Monday, Jan. 8, at 7:36 p.m.

5100 Block of South Lake Park Avenue, Monday, Jan. 8, at 8:20 p.m.

1600 Block of East 53rd Street, Thursday, Jan. 18, at 6:10 p.m.

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...break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb...

4400 Block of South Berkeley Avenue, Tuesday, Jan. 2, at 5:50 p.m.

4700 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 7:40 a.m.

4800 Block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 2:20 p.m.

4900 Block of South Drexel Boulevard, from Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 between 9:59 p.m. and Friday, Jan. 5, at 8:12 a.m.

1100 Block of East 46th Street, Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 5:30 p.m.

1100 Block of East 48th Street, Saturday, Jan. 13, between 8:30 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

1300 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, from Wednesday, Jan. 17 between 6 a.m. and Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

900 Block of East Hyde Park Boulevard, Friday, Jan. 19, between 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 a.m.

1000 Block of East 47th Street, Wednesday, Jan. 24, between 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

    Car thefts and break-ins of concern to the community - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A series of car break-ins and car thefts has members of the community concerned. Last week, in the 1600 block of East 56th Street five cars were broken into between the hours of 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb.
    http://hpherald.com

  • We all need to tank Kimm Foxx for creating this problem. She cares more about the criminals than the community. She should the Public Defender not the Chief Prosecutor.

  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    Yep. also my former Kenwood alderman Tim Evans shares much of the blame. These two are practicing catch and release of basically all criminals short of murder and even with murder the conviction rate is ~ 12%. Chicago's punks, criminals are literally getting away with murder!

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