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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.

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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.
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UCPD issues alert on car jacking at Lake Park Avenue BP Gas Station

On Friday morning a car was stolen from the BP Gas Station on the 5100 block of South Lake Park Avenue, according to the University of Chicago Police Department.

    UCPD issues alert on car jacking at Lake Park Avenue BP Gas Station - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Friday morning a car was stolen from the BP Gas Station on the 5100 block of South Lake Park Avenue, according to the University of Chicago Police Department. The robbery occurred just after 8:30 a.m. on Friday. University Police said two unknown people approached a driver at the BP ...
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Kenwood falls short on its home floor to top ranked Simeon

The Kenwood Academy High School boys basketball team fell to No.1 ranked Simeon Career Academy 65-48 on last Tuesday night at Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

    Kenwood falls short on its home floor to top ranked Simeon - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Kenwood Academy High School boys basketball team fell to No.1 ranked Simeon Career Academy 65-48 on last Tuesday night at Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. In the first half, the Kenwood Broncos surprised the Simeon Wolverines after jumping out to early leads of 15-12, 19-12 and 24-18 late in ...
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5 new Chicago fitness spots that will rock your world

5109 S Harper Ave. (between Hyde Park Blvd & 52nd St.), Hyde Park

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1714 N Damen Ave. (between Wabansia Ave & St Paul Ave.), Wicker Park

Title Boxing Club - Wicker Park 1355 N Milwaukee Ave. (between Wabansia Ave & St Paul Ave.), Wicker Park

Coconut Yoga 4330 N Lincoln Ave. (between Cullom Ave & Pensacola Ave.), North Center

iLoveKickboxing.com 4733 N Western Ave.. (between Leland Ave & Lawrence Ave.), Lincoln Square

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Jan 12

  • Modeling the Human Body

    Mr. Collins is asking for $1819.55:
    My students need a science education that allows them to manipulate the world around them. I teach anatomy and physiology; it is important for students to have models that represent the concepts that we are discussing.
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Jan 10

An evening of fun and celebration for folks of all ages at the Blackstone Library

Upcoming performances of the Music Teachers of Hyde Park Artist Series at the Blackstone Library (4904 S. Lake Park Ave.) include Irene Claude on flute on Jan. 17, “A Musical Potpourri” on Feb. 21, pianist...

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    By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The closer you get to Christmas, the harder it is to find a big Christmas concert. But there are lots of smaller ones that can be very rewarding. The Wednesday before Christmas I attended "A Winter Holiday Concert, with audience sing-along" at the Blackstone Library, hosted by the Music ...
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Jan 09

Filming Notice - Monday and Tuesday, January 15 & 16 from 5 am - 9 pm.

East Side of Blackstone between 51st/Hyde Park Blvd & 50th Street.

Jan 09

U of C professors work to move Obama library

There is some good news - 100 plus University of Chicago professors have publicly called to change the location of the proposed Obama Library and huge above ground parking garage currently proposed to grabbed up large parts of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance.

Their arguments are sound - the Jackson Park/Midway location destroys sacred green space, creates traffic and parking nightmares and will have very limited jobs, economic benefits to poor Black AA communities. The alternative location West of...

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There is some good news - 100 plus University of Chicago professors have publicly called to change the location of the proposed Obama Library and huge above ground parking garage currently proposed to grabbed up large parts of Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance.

Their arguments are sound - the Jackson Park/Midway location destroys sacred green space, creates traffic and parking nightmares and will have very limited jobs, economic benefits to poor Black AA communities. The alternative location West of Washington Park at 55th street is so much better - on the Green El Line, no destruction of park space an anchor to create an up and coming mixed income community west of Hyde Park. Let's all get behind this:

http://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/8/university-chicago-tell-barack-obama-move-library/

    University of Chicago faculty tell Obama to move presidential library - Washington Times
    More than 100 members of the University of Chicago faculty are asking the Obama Foundation to move the proposed library honoring the 44th president to a new location because the plan as currently constituted is "socially regressive."
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Jan 09

Blackstone Library to host roundtable discussion on Southside Gentrification

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled “Southside Gentrification: Pros and Cons,” on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host roundtable discussion on Southside Gentrification - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an event entitled "Southside Gentrification: Pros and Cons," on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Chicago Metro South Organization For Action (OFA) and will allow community members to participate in a ...
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Harper Court Arts Council renews partnership with SECC

...c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to supporting the arts and community development in both the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods, has made grants totaling more than $1.28 million to 36 organizations located or...

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    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Harper Court Arts Council announced its renewed partnership with the South East Chicago Commission (SECC). Funding from the arts council will enable the SECC to cover the administrative and program costs needed to help local small businesses. The SECC will also use the funding to promote economic development and ...
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Dec 06

Updated Jan 03

Canadian Geese Environmental Destruction

I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of...

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I am appalled at the huge numbers of Canadian Geese polluting our ecosystem in Jackson Park, Washington Park and along the South Lakefront. I noticed literally thousands of Canadian Geese in my walk in Jackson Park last sunday. These birds apparently deposit over 1 pound of feces each day and this is polluting our water system in the same ways that human feces/sewage once did. The best environmental engineering achievement in Chicago history was when we reversed the flow of the Chicago river so untreated sewage stop flowing in to Lake Michigan - our source of drinking water. It's a basic rule of civilization not to poop in your drinking water. Well these Canadian Geese are seriously pooping in our drinking water, also ruining things for swimmers off the Point and 57th, 61st street beaches. Plus the Geese feces is food for the exploding rat population.

The Canadian Geese aren't even flying South for the Winter anymore as they have it so easy here. Even liberal Seattle did a mass culling of Geese because they valued their clean water.

Why don't we do the same? There are lots of safe, responsible shot gun and bow and arrow ways to hunt these Geese. Another option is to introduce predators.

Here's an article about the huge problems of Canadian Geese.

http://www.hydepark.org/parks/jpac/geese.htm

I do note that Ald Hairston has spoken sensibly on this problem.

    Canada geese in parks
    Jackson Park home. Jackson Park News and Bulletins *Alderman Hairston says the article was incompletely published and does not include her distinction between the geese and their feces or include that any solution must be humane. At least one bird conservation organization has sent a letter to federal government asking that the protected status of the Canada goose not be lifted.
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  • jaye els Returned to Hyde Park Kenwood

    On the plus side, it looks like our 10 day brutal arctic cold spell has caused most of the Canadian Geese to fly South.

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Jan 03

POLITICS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

Raoul is entering his 13th year as Illinois State Senator. His district includes both the Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhoods.

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King during her election speech at Little Black Pearl, 1060 E. 47th St., she called her win “a victory for the community.”

The announcement was made at Tarver’s campaign kick-off fundraiser, held at Vice District Brewing Company, 1454 S. Michigan Ave., in October, a company Tarver co founded.

Carrillo, who was endorsed by Ald. Sadlowski-Garza of the (10th), made her announcement at Gorditas Loli’s Mexican Restaurant, 3522 E. 106th St.

Southside resident Adrienne Irmer hosted a campaign kick-off fundraiser at Litehouse Whole Food Grill, 1660 E. 55th St., on Thursday night Nov. 16, to publicly announce her run for State Representative of the 25th District of Illinois.

Chan McKibben, activist, leader and Hyde Park resident, announcement was made on her website after hosting a campaign kick-off fundraiser at Lee Wing Wah Restaurant, 2147 S. China Place, in Chinatown on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Chan McKibben also served as a singer and board secretary of the choir Le Cantanti de Chicago, a city-wide choir that rehearses at the Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., made up of an organization composed of women of many backgrounds and nationalities.

Biss made his announcement at an Indivisible Chicago-South Side monthly meeting held on Tuesday, July 11, at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.

The meeting was hosted by Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

    POLITICS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    ALDERMAN SOPHIA KING ELECTION VICTORY IN THE 4TH WARD By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer Ald. Sophia King wins 4th Ward special election This year in politics started off with a win for Ald. Sophia King (4th) who was officially elected 4th Ward Alderman Tuesday, Feb. 28.
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Jan 03

DEVELOPMENT YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

...was unveiled during a press conference at the Polsky Center’s Polsky Exchange North building, 1452 E. 53rd St., Thursday, Oct. 19. The schematic rendering indicates that the total height of the structure will...

The new Sophy Boutique Hotel will be located at the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue and is scheduled to open its doors in the summer of 2018, according to hotelbusiness.com.

After a four year waiting period, Ald. Sophia King (4th) in collaboration with the University of Chicago, hosted a meeting to discuss Phase II of the Harper Court development project at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., on Wednesday June 14.

...to update them on its 250 unit, 28 story building proposal for the corner of 53rd Street and Cornell Avenue...

About 40 community members attended the meeting, which was held at East Park Tower, 5242 S. Hyde Park Blvd. For most of the meeting residents raised concerns such as parking, zoning, apartment views and...

The Vue53 Apartments, 1330 E. 53rd St., reached an important milestone on Oct. 19, for accomplishing full occupancy and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification status.

The Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., received renovations and repairs back in June after several cracks and leaks were reported in...

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The advisory committee, which consists of five individuals, assisted in reviewing the submitted Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the Michael Reese site, 2960 S. Ellis Ave.

The meeting was held at Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave.

The building, which will be called “The Rubenstein Forum Center,” 1201 E. 60th St., will be named in honor of University Trustee and alumnus, David M. Rubenstein, JD...

    DEVELOPMENT YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer This year, several proposals have been issued for development projects in Hyde Park including a few boutique hotels. Sophy Hotel coming to Hyde Park in summer 2018 The new Sophy Boutique Hotel will be located at the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue and is scheduled to open its ...
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Jan 03

EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

In August, Ari Frede, principal at Ancona School announced that he would be stepping down as the Head of the Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave. In a letter to the school community, Frede said that he would transition out of the position over the remainder of 2017.

...St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S...

...E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave...

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., $4,587,883

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While it is his first year serving in the role as principal he is no stranger to Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St.

Two years ago, Bright was the resident principal at Bret Harte as a part of the New Leaders Program. He worked alongside Parks. Bright was the assistant principal at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, 917 W. 88th St., during the 2016-2017 school year.

In June, The University of Chicago named Charles Abelmann as the new director of U. of C. Laboratory Schools (Lab Schools), 1362 E. 59th St.

University of Chicago (UChicago) Charter school students will spend the remainder of the school year in a brand new building located at 6300 S. University Ave.

The main entrance will be on the south end of the building facing the campus’ current school at 6420 S. University Ave.

A class of 50 freshmen walked the halls of Hales Franciscan High School, 4930 S. Cottage Grove Ave., which reopened this year. The school was closed in 2016 due to low enrollment rates and financial struggles.

He is also one of four co-founders of Betty Shabazz International Charter Schools, 7822 S. Dobson Ave., where he served as CEO until 2012.

...restored funds to Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., Kozminksi Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330...

...St., Kozminksi Elementary Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., Reavis Elementary Math & Science Specialty School, 834 E. 50th St., Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone...

...50th St., Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. and Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave.

Dyett High School for the Arts, 555 E. 51st St., $3,328,690

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., $6,030,399

    EDUCATION YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Changes in school and district leadership, budget woes and local events shape up 2017 in education By TONIA HILL Staff Writer There were numerous changes in leadership in both public and private schools in the neighborhood over the last year. Shakeups also occurred in the Chicago Board of Education.
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Jan 03

POLICE YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The Chicago Police Department breaks up a fight at the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue. – Spencer Bibbs

January – 25-year-old Robert Jones was shot on Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, on the 5100 Block of South Blackstone Avenue at 9 p.m., and later died from his injuries.

The suspect approached the victim as he was exiting a vehicle on the 5300 Block of South Cornell Avenue at 5:16 p.m., according to the Chicago Police.

Police say the woman was riding in the passenger seat of a car that was driving in the 1400 Block of East 53rd Street at 11:39 p.m. when several men fired shots from the sidewalk.

...are both students at Jones College Prep, and Wint, who attends Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., led a massive peaceful protest in downtown Chicago last summer in response to the killings...

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February – A man was shot Monday night, Feb. 13, on the 4700 Block of South Drexel Avenue.

A friend took him to St. Bernard Hospital, 326 W. 64th St., in stable condition.

A 33-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night, Feb. 19, on the 5000 block of S. Drexel Blvd., at 11:52 p.m.

...pain. The driver of the vehicle transported the victim to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, 2525 S. Michigan Ave with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim was later transferred to Stroger Hospital...

...with a gunshot wound to the back. The victim was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, 1969 W. Ogden Ave., in critical condition...

March – A 28-year-old man was shot Wednesday night, March 23, on the 1100 block of East 48th Street. The man was in a vehicle at approximately 7:23 p.m. when he was...

...abdomen and the leg. He transported himself in stable condition to Comer Children’s Hospital, 5721 S. Maryland Ave., he was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, 1969 W. Ogden Ave., in stable condition...

According to police, at 8:05 p.m., the man, was riding in the back seat of a car driving northbound on 5500 Block of South Hyde Park Blvd. when he was shot.

The man was self-transported to the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Medical Center, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The man was later transferred to Mt. Sinai, 1500 S. Fairfield Ave.

The victim sustained gunshot wounds to the side and arm and was transported to Northwestern Hospital, 251 E. Huron St., in stable condition.

It happened in the 5700 Block of South Lake Shore Drive at 11:45 a.m.

The shooting happened in the 5200 Block of South Cottage Grove Avenue at 2:45 p.m.

Chicago Police said the victim was standing in the 5400 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up and an offender began firing at the victim from the inside of the car.

Kalven’s Hyde Park-based Invisible Institute, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., previously won the Hillman Foundation’s monthly Sidney Award in December 2015 for its Citizens Police Date Project, which is the most extensive interactive database of police misconduct complaints.

Police sought out new ways to deter violence in the city – In July, the Chicago Police Department rolled out new patrol vehicles at the Wentworth Police District, 5101 S. Wentworth Ave.,

During the public announcement, the department said that it would issue 550 new Ford Explorers and Interceptors across the city that will be built at the Torrence Avenue Ford plant, 12600 S. Torrence Ave.

Rainey is originally from Chicago. He grew up near Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive, and attended De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave. before his family moved to California in the late 1970s.

Rainey is originally from Chicago. He grew up near Dunbar High School, 3000 S. King Drive, and attended De La Salle Institute, 3434 S. Michigan Ave. before his family moved to California in the late 1970s.

    POLICE YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Crime, shootings, UCPD gets new police chief and more in 2017 By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The number of shootings in the city at large is down in comparison to 2016. Shootings in Hyde Park are relatively low in contrast to the entire city. However, robberies continue to be an issue in the neighborhood.
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Jan 03

NOTABLE FIGURES YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

Before heading to McCormick Place, the President sat down for a one-on-one interview with NBC Nightly News Anchor, Lester Holt, at Valois Restaurant, 1518 E. 53rd St.

McClear is a student at Loyola University Chicago; Patel is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Watkins is a senior at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave.

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University of Chicago students Asya Akca (far left) and Oluwaseyi “Shea” Omonijo (far right) applaud as the bust of Dr. Georgiana Rose Simpson, the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. from a U.S. university, is unveiled in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., Tuesday, Nov. 28. – Marc Monaghan

...County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Bryon T. Brazier pastor of Apostolic Church of God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald...

...God 6230 S. Dorchester Ave., Dr. Leon Finney pastor of the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church 4610 S. Prairie Ave., Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), South Shore Chamber, and the Chicago Urban League...

The pair spoke in depth to a large crowd about his book, violence in Chicago and President Donald Trump’s response to the violence in Chicago on Wednesday night, Jan. 26, at KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.

Obama gives first public address since leaving the White House at U. of C. – In April, Obama met with young leaders at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., in his first public speaking appearance since leaving office in January.

...Bangladesh, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, Tunisia, and China convened in Chicago at the Marriot Marquis, 2121 S. Prairie Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 31 and Wednesday, Nov. 1, for Hyde Park-based Obama Foundation’s...

Also, featured in social spaces was a bookstore operated in partnership with Seminary-Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.

Before the start of the summit, Prince Harry, and Michelle Obama met with 20 students at Hyde Park Academy High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., which is situated directly across from the future site for the OPC.

The summit ended with a celebration at the Wintrust Arena, 200 E. Cermak Rd., with appearances by Chance the Rapper, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Gloria Estefan, Andra Day, Nas, Brandi Carlile, The National, Francis & the Lights.

Fred Hochberg, former chairman and president of the U.S. Export-Import Bank led the discussion with Brazile that was held in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., Hochberg is a resident fellow at the IOP this quarter.

    NOTABLE FIGURES YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Notable figures visit Hyde Park in 2017 By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago's Institute of Politics hosted many high profile figures in politics in the last year. In January, just weeks before President Donald Trump's inauguration his then press secretary, Sean Spicer sat down with IOP director, David Axelrod and former White ...
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Jan 03

RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings

Hyde Park resident Susan “Sue” Freehling, founder and owner of The Freehling Pot and Pan Co., 1365 E. 53rd. St., is permanently closing her shop after nearly 43 years in business. This photo of Freehling was taken in 2005. – Marc Monahgan  

Yusho Hyde Park, 1301 E. 53rd St., would close its doors after nearly three years of operation in Hyde Park.

“From the moment they’ve got here they wanted to learn more about the community and invest in the community,” said Jonathan Swain, president of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. “It’s always sad to see a business close. I will miss seeing it on the corner [of 53rd Street and Kimbark Avenue].”

The local Century 21 Affiliated, 5200 S. Harper Ave., closed its doors in September.

The Greek grill opened its doors in November 2017 and currently, occupies the retail space that formerly housed Pepes, 1310 E. 53rd St.

A source close to the project said that the foundation, which has office space inside the University of Chicago building at 5235 S. Harper Court, began using the storefront space as early as September.

Eto’o Modern Asian Cuisine restaurant, 1373 E. 53rd St., held a soft opening Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and hosted a grand opening in the last week of September.

Chef K, who also owns Shinju Sushi restaurant next door to Eto’o, 1375 E. 53rd St., purchased additional space to help expand his business and offer his customers more authentic Thai food options.

The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the grand opening of Vanille Patisserie, 5229 S. Harper Court, on Friday, Dec. 1.

Aloha Poke Co., 5221 S. Harper Court, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Ald. Sophia King (4th) back in October.

The fitness studio franchise opened on Thursday, Dec. 7, in the City Hyde Park building, 5111 S. Harper Ave.

With all recipes made from scratch, Fabiana’s Bakery, 1658 E. 53rd St., held its grand opening celebration on Saturday June 10.

Known as one of the top fitness guru’s in the city, Annie Padrid, owner of “The Space: Functional Applied Fitness LLC,” 5307 S. Hyde Park Blvd., added a new space to her fitness facility.

The Threading and Waxing Salon, 1648 E. 53rd St., hosted its grand opening in Hyde Park on Aug. 30.

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Powell also said with rent cost and the value of amenities on the rise in Hyde Park, she’s decided to move her frozen yogurt shop to Café at Ellis Park, 3520 S. Cottage Grove Ave., in Bronzeville.

According to the Herald archives, Kennedy, whose office was located in the Art Deco building, 5508 S. Lake Park Ave., played a huge role in the merging of the two companies. Kennedy’s ability to...

Build Coffee Shop hosted its grand opening on Saturday, June 24, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave.

This marks the second move for the foundation since its inception in January 2014. The foundation moved from its original location 300 E. Randolph St. to the Harper Court building in March 2016.

Prior to his business opening, the space was previously occupied by Litehouse Grill, which was relocated to 1660 E. 55th St. in June.

Fabiana’s, which was previously located inside University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., made the move to 53rd St. to provide commerce back on the main streets said Michael Scott Carter, co-owner of Fabiana’s Bakery.

    RETAIL YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 Openings and Closings - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer In 2017, Hyde Park said goodbye to some longtime institutions (4 closings) and hello to new stores (13 openings) and grand re openings (3) on each of its commercial corridors. Hyde Park says goodbye to multiple neighborhood staples Closings Freehling Pot and Pan Co.
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Jan 03

SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

...in 2014, Brandon Green, a fifteen-year-old honor student from Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., was selected as one of 60 players to attend the “2017 Breakthrough Major League Baseball...

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Kenwood Academy High School senior Robert McGee scores two points against Gray Collegiate Academy, Saturday, Dec. 2, in the 6th Annual Chicago Elite Classic at UIC Pavillion, 525 S Racine Ave. – Owen M. Lawson III

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    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer MARCH MADNESS! Kenwood boys basketball team wins the 2017 IHSA 4A State Regional Title Thanks to 17 points and several rebounds performance by 6'8" senior center Manny Patterson, coach Marlo Finner and the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos boys basketball team would clinch the Class 4A 2017 State Regional Championship title ...
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Jan 03

Adrienne Irmer Envisions Brighter Future For 25th District in State House

Based on Irmer’s background, she is no stranger to the 25th district. She said she grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood where she attended Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and currently resides in the South Shore neighborhood located on the southern end of the district.

    Adrienne Irmer Envisions Brighter Future For 25th District in State House
    Adrienne Irmer's path to the Illinois House was made clearer with the recent announcement that the incumbent in her home district, State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, would not seek re-election. Now, Irmer plans to make the most of the opportunity by going "all in" for the 25 th.
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FOUND @ 41st & Drexel

"We found a very sweet dog today in our neighborhood (found at 41st and Drexel). She was found in between two houses, barking out in the cold all day. She has no identification. We brought her to MedVet (24 hour vet) and found out that she has no microchip, and recently had puppies. We think she may have been abandoned, but we are hoping to see if we can spread the message far and wide in the case that someone is looking for her. Please share - especially South Side folks!" ~ Neil Maude 12/29/17

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Music Teachers of Hyde Park to host “Artist Series” at Blackstone Library

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., in collaboration with the Music Teachers of Hyde Park will host an artist series entitled “Music: The Beat of Our City” Through Greg Kot’s Book I’ll Take You There,” on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Music Teachers of Hyde Park to host "Artist Series" at Blackstone Library - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., in collaboration with the Music Teachers of Hyde Park will host an artist series entitled "Music: The Beat of Our City" Through Greg Kot's Book I'll Take You There," on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 6:30 p.m.
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Dec 29

Save Jackson Park! Obamas Should Build Homeless Centers Instead.

The Obama elites are grabbing precious green park space in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance - to build their Obama Presidential Library and Tiger Woods and other elites convert Jackson Park & South Shore Cultural Center to an expensive golf course. Apparently we can’t get Barack Obama to visit the South Side of Chicago unless he’s on the Lake Front and playing expensive golf.

Meanwhile the rest of our city is suffering shootings, murders, deteriorating infrastructure, rat infestation and...

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The Obama elites are grabbing precious green park space in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance - to build their Obama Presidential Library and Tiger Woods and other elites convert Jackson Park & South Shore Cultural Center to an expensive golf course. Apparently we can’t get Barack Obama to visit the South Side of Chicago unless he’s on the Lake Front and playing expensive golf.

Meanwhile the rest of our city is suffering shootings, murders, deteriorating infrastructure, rat infestation and increasing numbers of homeless people ~ 80,000.

The situation is so bad that the homeless are now using our police stations as shelters - disrupting police work and exposing police officers and crime victims to disease.

I propose that we shame the City and national political and media elites to simply abandon the Obama Presidential library and posh golf course in our Jackson Park and instead build state of the art homeless shelters with adequate showers, laundry facilities and nursing and security services.

The extremely wealthy Obama supporters (Oprah Winfrey) can contribute the $s to prevent Chicago homeless from freezing to death or dying of diseases like Hepatitis or TB.

And really what have Oprah Winfrey or the Obamas done for poor Black AA here on the South Side and West Side - Oprah has left our town, doesn’t employ many/any poor Black AA Chicagoans and the Obamas don’t even want to associate with poor Chicagoans and will only come visit if they turn Jackson Park in to a semi private Obama/Tiger woods Presidential library and expensive golf course on our Lake Front!

And why do we even need more Presidential libraries anywhere in Chicago or anywhere in the USA - it’s just propaganda to say “our President was the best”. Does anyone go to the George W Bush Presidential library? Somehow I doubt if George W Bush ever read a serious book.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-englewood-barbie-20171222-story.html

    Feeding the homeless at Club 51: 'They are my friends, I break bread with them'
    Aleta Clark says she was 18 months old when her mom dropped her off at a South Side police station and walked off. Nearly 30 years later, Clark walked into another station on the South Side in February to see a relative and noticed a lobby filled with people seeking shelter from the cold night.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Dec 29

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    [SELF-CERT PROJECT] INTERIOR BUILD-OUT OF A 3,324 SQ.FT. BANK SPACE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN EXISTING 12-STORY CONCRETE BUILDING AS PER PLANS (PNC BANK).

    1521 E. Hyde Park Blvd. Issued December 27, 2017 Comment

Dec 28

Blackstone Library to host arts and crafts event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an arts and crafts event entitled “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Crafts,” on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Blackstone Library to host arts and crafts event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., will host an arts and crafts event entitled "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Story Crafts," on Thursday, Jan. 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is designed for preschoolers and will allow participants to honor Dr. Martin Luther King ...
    http://hpherald.com

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