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2 days ago

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

3 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

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.

3 days ago

4 days ago

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

5 days ago

Jul 06

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)
    https://www.facebook.com

Jul 06

Jul 05

Reavis, Shoesmith schools pass cleanliness inspections

Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools “blitz” cleanliness inspections done after news broke of severe cleanliness issues...

No other Hyde Park–Kenwood public schools were among the 408 in the new CPS report, which was dated July 3. Kenwood and Hyde Park high schools and Bret Hart, Kozminski, Murray and Ray elementary schools had previously failed cleanliness inspections.

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Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools “blitz” cleanliness inspections...

    Reavis, Shoesmith schools pass cleanliness inspections - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., passed Chicago Public Schools "blitz" cleanliness inspections done after news broke of severe cleanliness issues at schools district-wide. Shoesmith had failed an earlier inspection. There was no previous report filed on Reavis.
    https://hpherald.com

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 ...
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 26

Updated Jul 01

Keys Found

I found some keys late afternoon, Tues., June 26, on South Cornell near 5528-32. The keys look brand new. If these are yours let me know. Please describe. Thanks

Jun 29

Updated Jun 30

Incredibles 2 : Who’s afraid of the superpowered woman?

5238 S Harper

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

1715 Maple Ave.

210 W 87th St.

2600 N. Western Ave.

322 E. Illinois St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

600 N. Michigan

7000 Carpenter Rd.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

100 N. State

2828 N. Clark St.

6746 N. Sheridan Rd.

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4614 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Incredibles 2 : Who's afraid of the superpowered woman?
    This review contains spoilers. Superhero movies are such a part of our theatergoing experience that it's easy to forget Pixar's The Incredibles riffed on the conventions of the genre before it became pervasive. The movie came out in 2004, four years before Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Comics Universe, and unlike other movies revolving around costumed crime-fighters, it focused on family dynamics.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 29

Incredibles 2 : Who’s afraid of the superpowered woman?

5238 S Harper

This article has 15 other Chicago locations (Show)

150 W. Roosevelt Rd.

1715 Maple Ave.

210 W 87th St.

2600 N. Western Ave.

322 E. Illinois St.

1471 W. Webster Ave.

1500 North Clybourn Avenue

600 N. Michigan

7000 Carpenter Rd.

7601 S. Cicero Ave.

100 N. State

2828 N. Clark St.

6746 N. Sheridan Rd.

2646 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4614 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Incredibles 2 : Who's afraid of the superpowered woman?
    This review contains spoilers. Superhero movies are such a part of our theatergoing experience that it's easy to forget Pixar's The Incredibles riffed on the conventions of the genre before it became pervasive. The movie came out in 2004, four years before Iron Man kicked off the Marvel Comics Universe, and unlike other movies revolving around costumed crime-fighters, it focused on family dynamics.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

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Jun 27

Week in Photos

Quincy Martin III, Marlon Cummings and Matthew Cony enjoy an afternoon meal in the outside dining area of Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., on a recent early summer evening, June 24.

A Pizza Capri waitress serves two customers in the outside dining area of the restaurant, 1501 E. 53rd St., on a recent early summer evening, June 17.

The Benert family enjoys an early evening meal at Nando’s Peri Peri, 1447 E. 53rd St.., on a recent early summer evening, June 23.

Alex Ensign (left) and Daniel Andrew check out sale items at a Sunday afternoon flea market event in Harper Court, 5200 S. Harper Court. – Owen M. Lawson III

Torrey L. Barrett, Latanya Evans and Cynthia Jones and the Sala family enjoy an evening meal in the outside dining area of the The Sit Down Café and Sushi Bar, 1312 E. 53rd Street, on a recent early summer evening, May 31.

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Families sit on the lawn at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 5200 S. University Ave., last Saturday night to watch “Toy Story”. – Owen M. Lawson III

    Week in Photos - hpherald.com
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 27

Part Twenty-Eight: America’s Jockey

...the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue, and turned to stories of interest within the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities.  The articles are all of varying topics, but relate to the residences that currently...

    Part Twenty-Eight: America's Jockey - hpherald.com
    The series has completed a look at the development of the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue, and turned to stories of interest within the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities. The articles are all of varying topics, but relate to the residences that currently or in the past have defined the urban fabric.
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 27

Freehling named 4th on 53rd Parade grand marshal

Sue Freehling, a native Hyde Parker and former owner of Freehling Pot & Pan Co., will be the grand marshal of the 4th on 53rd Parade next Wednesday, July 4. The parade committee selected Freehling for her contributions to the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities.

    Freehling named 4th on 53rd Parade grand marshal - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern Sue Freehling, a native Hyde Parker and former owner of Freehling Pot & Pan Co., will be the grand marshal of the 4th on 53rd Parade next Wednesday, July 4. The parade committee selected Freehling for her contributions to the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities.
    https://hpherald.com

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.

Jun 27

Jun 26

Introducing ME & S.P.A.C.E!

Just moved into the neighborhood and opened my residential community wellness place called S.P.A.C.E Some Place A Community Engages I am the main space holder and healer providing massage therapy private and small group yoga wellness & mindfulness makerspace and whatever else arts and wellness the community needs come support join and grow with me...visit on facebook and see the great space and special
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    SPACE Hyde Park
    SPACE Hyde Park. 102 likes. Residential Community Wholistic Healing & Mindfulness Studio. Providing Massage Therapy & Body Work, Small Group Yoga, Mindfulness Meet Ups & Makerspace
    https://www.facebook.com

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 26

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 24

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.

Jun 23

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