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NBA star Kevin Durant supports youth basketball camp

...Nike’s Summer Hoop Training program, Rise Chicago Basketball Camp, at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., watch as National Basketball Association Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant of the Golden State...

    NBA star Kevin Durant supports youth basketball camp - hpherald.com
    By Wendell Hutson Contributing Writer Youth attending a summer basketball camp at Kenwood Academy High School were surprised Thursday by NBA star Kevin Durant, who stopped by and gave words of encouragement. Durant, a forward for the 2018 NBA champions Golden State Warriors, said if he were not playing professional basketball he would probably have ...
    https://hpherald.com

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Loud Group 2:30 AM 53rd and Everette

There was a very loud group of people shouting at each other last night Wednesday July 11th at 2:30 AM outside of the Cove, then moved on to 55th and Everett. This crowd shouted and fought with each other for at least 20 minutes. I called the University of Chicago police, then forwarded me on to the Chicago police. Did anyone else get awoken last night.

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Local refugee, immigrant support organizations march in 4th on 53rd Parade

...into local schools. A May release said the group placed nine volunteers at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., to work as classroom assistants for the English language learners program...

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...week summer camp, hosted at the local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5200 S. University Ave., where around 20 local refugee children are doing arts and crafts, sports, dance, reading and...

    Local refugee, immigrant support organizations march in 4th on 53rd Parade - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Two local organizations, Families Together - South Side and the Hyde Park Refugee Project, marched together in the 4th on 53rd Parade last Wednesday, drawing attention to the ongoing national crisis of immigrant family separation at the southern border and local efforts to support refugees.
    https://hpherald.com

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Join us, July 11th at 6 p.m. for a community ...

Join us, July 11th at 6 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss the Silver Room Block Party and how it will effect area residents. The meeting will take place at Kenwood Academy (5015 S. Blackstone)

    Sophia D. King
    Join us, July 11th at 6 p.m. for a community meeting to discuss the Silver Room Block Party and how it will effect area residents. The meeting will take place at Kenwood Academy (5015 S. Blackstone)
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Jul 06

Jul 04

Kenwood Academy’s new principal ready to welcome the new year

Karen Calloway will begin her 18th year at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., this fall in her new role as the school’s principal. Calloway told the Herald...

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Calloway is an alum of Lindblom Technical High School, now the Lindblom Math & Science Acedemy, 6130 S. Wolcott Ave. For college she attended Lewis University, in suburban Romeoville, Illinois where she received a bachelor...

    Kenwood Academy's new principal ready to welcome the new year - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer Karen Calloway will begin her 18th year at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., this fall in her new role as the school's principal. Calloway told the Herald that she wishes to continue Kenwood's platform to provide its students with the skills and support they need as they ...
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Jun 28

RedEye papers plague Harper Square Co-op

The maintenance department of the Harper Square Housing Co-op condominium complex, 4800 S. Lake Park Ave., has spent hours every week for the past two months cleaning up quantities of blown...

...them out on the curbs, near the condominiums’ driveway and at a bus stop at Lake Park Avenue and 48th Street...

    RedEye papers plague Harper Square Co-op - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The maintenance department of the Harper Square Housing Co-op condominium complex, 4800 S. Lake Park Ave., has spent hours every week for the past two months cleaning up quantities of blown newsprint, which they identified as the RedEye weekly newspaper, off their lawn, a charge the distribution director for the ...
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Jun 26

Updated Jun 27

Trains suddenly using their horns

Any idea why the trains have started honking in the past 24 hours? It kept us up all night. It seems to be Amtrak and the freight trains. This is the first time I can remember that they've started consistently honking while passing through Hyde Park.

  • I_want_to_know In search of solutions!

    I was told that last week a man was laying across the train tracks around 63rd street and had to be physically removed by the Metra police. He had stopped a South Bend train for quite awhile but supposedly there were no accidents.
    I am not sure if this is the reason for the honking though.
    Is there a pattern that the horns honk?
    https://www.quora.com/Why-do-train-engineers-blow-their-horns-in-a-certain-pattern

  • Yes! They woke me up several times Monday night at 1.30am, 3.30am and 5am. We’re 2/3 mile from train tracks and I never normally hear them. I assumed that they were doing work on the tracks and it was a safely thing?

  • They were installing brand new signals and working on things behind our building from Monday until yesterday afternoon (I think they might be out there again...I hear a lot of radio chatter). I'm not sure if they're doing it on a long expanse of track, but this is near 54th street. I believe that the all the trains are blowing their horns more so that they can alert the workers they're going to be coming through.

May 31 2017

Updated Jun 26

    Man, 34, shot in East Hyde Park
    A man was shot Wednesday evening in the East Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 34-year-old was getting out of a vehicle at 5:16 p.m. in the 5300 block of South Cornell Avenue when someone walked up and shot him in his side and arm before running away, according to Chicago Police.
    http://chicago.suntimes.com

Jun 25

Plumber Reccomendations

Hi neighbors! Our sink in our Kenwood condo has become separated from the counter top and now we have a bit of a leak under the sink as well. We are looking for a good plumber that services the area. I know I could call roto-rooter, but I always find them impersonal and very expensive. I think the leak is causing a severe buckling in our kitchen laminate floors as well, so flooring professional recommendations are also appreciated!!!

Jun 20

Updated Jun 23

East Hyde Park Community Meeting 6/20

I was informed by a neighbor that there will be a meeting tonight with the Alderman (Leslie Hairston) at Cornell Park as a result of the recent shooting at 5302 S. Cornell. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM.

  • I just noticed that the signs are up for an Alcohol Infused Desserts & Public House at 1644 E. 53rd Street.
    Does the community really need another tavern competing with the Falcon?

  • It is to be named the Bibliophile.

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Kenwood Academy track and field reconstruction to be completed in August

Construction has begun on a new track and field at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. – Spencer Bibbs

    Kenwood Academy track and field reconstruction to be completed in August - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The reconstruction of the track and field at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is projected to be completed by August, according to outgoing Principal Dr. Gregory Jones. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) confirmed that the project will cost $3.5 million out of the fiscal year 2017 supplemental capital ...
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Local Make Music Chicago performances planned for Thursday

(Left to right) Kolleen Blum and Mitzi Lebensorger perform ‘Old Fashioned Country” music last Thursday during the First Thursday Music Series in Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. – Owen M. Lawson III

At the Blackstone Library Auditorium in Kenwood, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., an afternoon of classical, blues, jazz, pop and gospel music will run from 2 p...

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...the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Sky Lobby, located on the seventh floor of 5841 S. Maryland Ave., multi-instrumentalist Ronnie Malley will give a two-hour concert featuring the oud, a lute...

...Marta Nicholas organized Make Music Chicago events at International House at the University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St., in just a few weeks, soon after hearing about the event. This year, the music...

Performances at the Jackson Park field house, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave., beginning at 11 a.m., include the Northwestern University Music Academy and Hyde Park Suzuki Institute World, the Lyric Opera chorus, Apostolic Youth Musicians and the Music in Urban Schools Chorus.

    Local Make Music Chicago performances planned for Thursday - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer On Thursday, the longest day of the year, music will resound from locations across the Windy City. It's Make Music Chicago, held annually on the summer solstice since 2011, and six sites in Hyde Park-Kenwood will host free and accessible performances throughout the day.
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 15

Sophia D. King added 2 new photos.

Thank you to the crews of the Chicago Department of Transportation for repainting the viaduct at 47th and Lake Park Avenue.

    Sophia D. King
    Thank you to the crews of the Chicago Department of Transportation for repainting the viaduct at 47th and Lake Park Avenue.
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Jun 15

What is happening on Lake park and 49th in the Kenwood Academy property?

Construction heavy equipment and digging.

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Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years

...Methodist church, Troop 512 merged with another troop at the United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., when the Methodists merged congregations with it. Troop 512 scouts come to Hyde Park from...

Clement Dunn, 13 and a seventh grader at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., got into boy scouts through a friend two years ago.

    Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Boy Scouts of America Troop 512 is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year by doing what local boy scouts have done for decades: hiking and camping anywhere from the Lake Michigan shoreline to the suburban forest preserves to downstate parks, building fires, swinging axes and learning how to navigate Chicago's ...
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 13

Kenwood Academy received five sexual harassment complaints over the last decade

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. – Herald file photo

    Kenwood Academy received five sexual harassment complaints over the last decade - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer A recent Chicago Tribune investigation revealed an epidemic of sexual abuse and assault cases in Chicago Public Schools over the last decade, with reports of these cases rising into the hundreds. The investigation also indicated that CPS schools had "failed to report" on these sexual crimes and provided a list ...
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