14 hours ago

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/18 – 1/21

Grown Folks Stories @ The Silver Room, 1506 E 53rd St., 8:00pm – 11:00PM

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Wham City Comedy x Helltrap Nightmare @ Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., 7:00PM & 10:00PM, 21+, $12

Sonny Smith (of Sonny & The Sunsets) / Cut Worms / Okey Dokey / Cafe Racer @ Schubas, 3159 N. Southport Ave., 8:00PM, 18+ -$15

Allan Rayman / Blaise Moore / OddCouple @ Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 9:00PM, 18+, $15

Typhoon / Mimicking Birds / Sunbathe @ Metro, 3730 N Clark St., 7:30PM, All Ages, $15

White Mystery / Paul Cherry / Son of a Gun In The Round @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 7:30PM,  17+

Vampires vs Unicorns Tournament @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 6:00PM, All Ages

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Easy Habits / Son of a Gun / Cass Cwik @ Coles, 2338 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

The Gold Web Album Release Show @ Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave., 10:00PM, 21+

Bric-A-Brac Brunch @ The Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 11:00AM, All Ages

Dumpster Tapes Presents: Krozer / Wet Wallet / Diagonal @ Slippery Slope, 2357 N Milwaukee Ave, 9:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/18 - 1/21 - Third Coast Review
    Another great weekend with plenty of events to distract you from the chilly winter weather! There is so much to do this weekend including the Women's March celebrating the spirit of the resistance efforts over the past year, the continuation of Buddy Guy's shows at his legendary venue (shows on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), the Northwestern...
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38 hours ago

Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park

Where: The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St.

The ensemble cast throughout each sketch referred to people and places relative to Hyde Park such as The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave.

    Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park - hpherald.com
    Where: The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St. When: Jan. 20 - Feb. 24. Tickets: $10-$20 Contact: the-revival.com By TONIA HILL Staff Writer "Hyde Ya Kids, Hyde Ya Park," a new sketch comedy will open to the public next Saturday at the Revival, 1160 E. 55th St.
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39 hours ago

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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Obama Foundation hosts volunteer service project for MLK Day

Obama Foundation Event #002 – Volunteer Heather McClean assists Adrian Arreguin as he helps make a double layer tied fleece blanket during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Obama Foundation’s offices 1538 E 53rd St., Monday, Jan. 15. – Marc Monaghan

    Obama Foundation hosts volunteer service project for MLK Day - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Volunteers gathered, Jan. 15, at the Obama Foundation's Hyde Park headquarters, 1538 E. 53rd St., to assist with service projects to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Obama Foundation hosted volunteer activities with the Honeycomb Project.
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3 days ago

MLK Events to go to in the Chicago Area

               o Pack lunches and make blankers for youth and families with                            Honeycomb for La Casa Norte, at the Obama Foundation Offices,                      1538 East 53rd St.

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• The City Year Chicago’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Opening Ceremony at Gale Elementary Community Academy, 1631 W. Jonquil Terrace from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.; Governor Rauner is said to attend as well as Senator Dick Durbin

• Mikva Challenge MLK Youth Summit at Jones College Prep, 700 South State St. at 10 a.m.; Mayor Emanuel Rahm is scheduled to deliver remarks.

• Willie Wilson’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will host Governor Rauner at the New Convenant Missionary Baptist Church at 754 E. 77th St. at 11 a.m.

    MLK Events to go to in the Chicago Area
    Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is being honored in a variety of ways across the nation on Monday. Ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, Illinois is just one of the many states partaking in a series of gatherings this holiday to commemorate his memory as an advocate for equality and justice.
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5 days ago

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

    5 New Chicago Fitness Spots That Will Rock Your World
    Want to check out the newest fitness spots in Chicago? You're in luck: we've found five places that will help you sweat, stretch and strengthen your way to physical fitness. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in search of a fresh workout option near you.
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6 days ago

  • 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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6 days ago

Ray to host annual fundraiser at the Promontory next month

Volunteer Charis Wuerffel (on right) waits as parents Steve and Kate Benson (on left) discuss how many raffle tickets to buy during William H. Ray School’s annual fundraiser, Raise A Glass For Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West, Thursday evening, February 2, 2017. – Marc Monaghan

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will provide childcare for school age children from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the night of the event for $20 per child plus $10 per sibling, which includes a dinner and fun activities. Ray students will not have school on Friday, Feb. 2.

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Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will host its third annual school fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Feb. 1., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Ray to host annual fundraiser at the Promontory next month - hpherald.com
    By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will host its third annual school fundraiser, Raise a Glass for Ray, at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., Thursday, Feb. 1., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $40 ticket includes beer, wine and appetizers.
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Jan 10

Noteworthy Notes to close after two years in Harper Court

Noteworthy Notes, 5231 S. Harper Court, will close on Thursday, Feb.1. – Spencer Bibbs

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Rudman, a University of Chicago graduate, first opened the Hyde Park location of her store in 2015, after establishing her first location in the Lakeview neighborhood at 3629 N. Halsted St. in 2000.

    Noteworthy Notes to close after two years in Harper Court - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer After operating two years in Harper Court, Noteworthy Notes, 5231 S. Harper Court, will officially close on Thursday, Feb.1. "It's been a great experience we're sad to leave Hyde Park," said Cindy Rudman, owner of the Stationery store Noteworthy Notes.
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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 08

Harper Theater temporarily closed due to water pipes bursting in the building

Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., was forced to close temporarily on Monday, Jan. 8, due to water pipes bursting in the upper level of the building, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

    Harper Theater temporarily closed due to water pipes bursting in the building - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., was forced to close temporarily on Monday, Jan. 8, due to water pipes bursting in the upper level of the building, according to the Chicago Fire Department. According to an eyewitness that was in the building, a little after 1:30 p.m.
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Jan 08

Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/8 – 1/10

The Moth StorySLAM: Ambition @ The Promontory, 5311 S Lake Park Ave., 6:00PM, 17+

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First Monday Jazz: Sam Trump @ Currency Exchange Café, 305 E Garfield Blvd., 7:00PM – 8:00PM, All Ages

Ohmme / Campdogzz / Quarter Mile Thunder @ Empty Bottle, 1035 N Western Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Salonathon: I Do What I Want! @ Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., 8:30PM, 21+

Laverne x Faux Co @ The Owl, 2521 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

A Scientist Walks into a Bar: Paleontology Post Jurassic Park @ The Hideout, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave., 6:30PM, 21+

Sun Storm: Bill MacKay & Tim Kinsella Residency @ Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

CHIRP Radio’s First Time: First Strike @ Martyrs’, 3855 N Lincoln Ave., 8:00PM, All Ages

Ancient Friends / Archie Powell & the Exports / Sunjacket @ Quenchers, 2401 N Western Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Stars Align: Thomas Comerford and Julie Meckler @ The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave., 9:30PM, 21+

    Fresh Start to Your Week: 1/8 - 1/10
    This week's curated list of events for the beginning of your week huge! Each day has four amazing sections ranging from concerts, talks, and storytellers ready to make your evening fun! Every show offers something unique and undoubtedly Chicagoan, so take advantage of the slightly less chilly weather and enjoy the first half of your...
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Updated Jan 07

Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/4 – 1/7

Lemonade with Julie Dash, Jamila Woods, and Jacqueline Stewart @ The Harper Theater, 5238 S Harper Ave., 7:00PM-8:30PM, All Ages

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A Tribute To Studio Ghibli @ The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave., Various times, All Ages

Ian’s Party 2017 @ Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) & Subterranean (2011 W North Ave.), 6:00PM, 18+

Ian’s Party 2017 @ Chop Shop (2033 W North Ave.) & Subterranean (2011 W North Ave.), 6:00PM, 18+

The Infinite Wrench @ The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N Ashland Ave., Saturday & Sunday 11:30PM, Sunday 7:00PM, 14+

In the Land of Pasaquan: The Story of Eddie Owens Martin @ Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider, 756 N Milwaukee Ave., 5:30PM – 8:30PM, All Ages

ANCHR Magazine Showcase: Lucille Furs / The Evening Attraction / Capital Soirée @ Schubas, 3159 N Southport Ave., 9:00PM, 18+

Side Hug / Beach Bunny / Shoebox Money @ Joyride Records, 1914 W Chicago Ave., 4:00PM, All Ages

Transitionary: New Works by James “Jimbot” Demski @ Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, 2780 N Lincoln Ave., 7:00PM -10:o0PM, All Ages

Xiu Xiu Performs the Music of Twin Peaks / Quicksails @ Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport St., 8:30PM (Doors Open at 7:30PM), 17+

Deeper / Charlie Reed (7″ Release) / Cafe Racer @ The Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia Ave., 9:00PM, 21+

Build-A-Robot @ Logan Arcade, 2410 W Fullerton Ave., 6:00PM-9:00PM, 21+

    Your Chicago Curated Weekend: 1/4 - 1/7
    Well, would you look at that. It's no longer 2017! Hopefully your New Year celebrations didn't take you out of commission for too long since it's now the first weekend of 2018 and there are so many things to do! Movies, arts, music, and of course that yearly tradition of riding the trains around Chicago...
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    @Joe Indiana ?

    Use your imagination. There's a whole world out there. Surely you can do better than Indiana.

Jan 05

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...

    Harper Court Arts Council renews partnership with SECC - hpherald.com
    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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Jan 05

Noteworthy Notes to close after two years in Harper Court

After operating two years in Harper Court, Noteworthy Notes, 5231 S. Harper Court, will officially close on Thursday, Feb.1.

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Rudman, a University of Chicago graduate, first opened the Hyde Park location of her store in 2015, after establishing her first location in the Lakeview neighborhood at 3629 N. Halsted St. in 2000.

    Noteworthy Notes to close after two years in Harper Court - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer After operating two years in Harper Court, Noteworthy Notes, 5231 S. Harper Court, will officially close on Thursday, Feb.1. "It's been a great experience we're sad to leave Hyde Park," said Cindy Rudman, owner of the Stationery store Noteworthy Notes.
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Jan 05

Chicago date idea: Sultry dance class then Jamaican cuisine

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    Chicago date idea: Sultry dance class then Jamaican cuisine
    Rather than putting a ton of effort into an outing and then only hitting one spot, why not extend the adventure? This week, we're pairing a dance class at The Silver Room with dinner at Ja' Grill. Main attraction: Kizomba class at The Silver Room 1506 E. 53rd St.
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Jan 05

Harper Court location of NoteworthyNotes to close February 1

The Harper Court location of NoteworthyNotes will close on February 1, 2018, with a store-wide sale beginning Friday, January 5 and continuing throughout the entire month. The gift and stationery store, located at 5231 S. Harper Court, originally opened for business on November 20, 2015.

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...business in 2000 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, moving to a storefront location at 3629 N. Halsted Street in Lakeview in 2010. The store has built a following as a source for personalized...

    Harper Court location of NoteworthyNotes to close February 1 | 53rd St.
    Cindy Rudman, NoteworthyNotes owner and University of Chicago Booth School of Business alum, launched the business in 2000 in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, moving to a storefront location at 3629 N. Halsted Street in Lakeview in 2010. The store has built a following as a source for personalized gifts, invitations and stationery, as well as housewares, bags, and jewelry.
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Jan 05

  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    Work in unit 2R & 3R only: repair/replace drywall. patch/plaster walls/ceilings.- electrical permit #100742022- all work same as existing (no structural work); subject to field inspections

    1443 E. 53rd St. Issued January 3, 2018 Comment

Jan 04

Sophy Hotel names Anthony Beach general manager

Anthony Beach was named General Manager of the Sophy Hotel, 1411 E. 53rd St., on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The boutique hotel is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. – Photo courtesy of Sophy Hyde Park

Anthony Beach was named General Manager of the Sophy Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Sophy Hotel, a boutique hotel currently under construction on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.

    Sophy Hotel names Anthony Beach general manager - hpherald.com
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Staff Writer Anthony Beach was named General Manager of the Sophy Hotel on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The Sophy Hotel, a boutique hotel currently under construction on the corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018. Beach, who was officially hired on Dec.
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Jan 04

5 things to do in Chicago this weekend

...screen treatment for one night only at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harper Theater (5238 S. Harper Ave.). The “Lemonade” screening will be followed by a conversation between Chicago musician and poet Jamila...

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...career gets its own musical bent for “Beautiful,” currently on stage at Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.). The musical recounts King’s story through her own lyrics, tracing a tale of trying...

...run Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., beginning at at Red Lion Pub (2446 N. Lincoln Ave.) and continues through Lincoln Park and multiple other bars on a 2.5-hour “lesson...

...together like David Bowie, and the Bowie Ball! at 10 p.m. Thursday at Berlin (954 W. Belmont Ave.) is basically an illustration of this in party form. Not only is it a joyous...

    5 things to do in Chicago this weekend
    Get off to a strong start on your first weekend of the New Year with our help: Drink to ghosts, dance the night away or enjoy something "Beautiful" or some "Lemonade." 'Lemonade' on the silver screen As the line goes, "Lemonade" is a popular drink, and it still is - even in the middle of Chicago winter.
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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.
    http://www.hydepark.org
  • 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

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.

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.

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

COMMUNITY YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

After hosting a successful “14th Annual Silver Room Sound System Block Party,” Eric Williams, owner of the Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., has now taking his talents to Massachusetts and is attending Harvard University Graduate School of Design on a fellowship since August.

The festival took place in the parking lot behind the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1535 E. 53rd St., and featured live music, Pumpkin Beers with great Cider, Brats, BBQ and Brass bands, brass inspired mixes and sweet fall harvest treats.

According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the first incident took place on the 1500 block of East 53rd Street when two males, ages 17 were arrested for Aggravated Battery to a peace officer after being asked by University of Chicago Police officers to leave the scene.

The second incident took place on the 5100 block of South Kimbark Avenue after an offender struck a male victim in the head with a BB gun.

In honor of its 97th year anniversary, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2017 Annual Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd.

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The event took place on the corner of Harper Avenue and Harper Court near 53rd Street. The fest featured samplings from over 80 different beer vendors and wines and mixed drinks, including food from local restaurants such as Ja’Grill and Pork Chop.

Later that evening, University of Chicago Police observed the vehicle and a pursuit ensued, leading to the offenders hopping out of the car and being both apprehended and placed into custody on the 4800 block of South Evans Avenue.

    COMMUNITY YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    Celebrations and Ceremonies By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer 2017 Hyde Park Brew Fest draws huge crowd in June The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Kimbark Beverage Shoppe kicked off the summer by sponsoring the 2017 Hyde Park Brew Fest in June. "We're expecting a great day and great weather," said Jonathan T.
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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

NON PROFITS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The Hyde Park Historical Society hosted its annual History Fair Program on Saturday, June 17, in the sanctuary of Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.

During the meeting, which took place at the Hyde Park Bank Building, 1525 E. 53rd St., both organizations were reviewed by a panel of judges made up of eight SSA committee...

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The Hyde Park Historical Society cable car building, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. – Photo courtesy of the Hyde Park Historical Society

    NON PROFITS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer HYDE PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY The Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., launched a crowdfunding campaign to help preserve the old Cable Car Building in Hyde Park in the month of December. The HPHS, went live in the month of December to launch its crowdfunding campaign page from 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.

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 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...

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

SENIORS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV), 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its annual “Fall Frolic Event,” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV), 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its annual “Fall Frolic Event,” on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave.

The Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) held its 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the historical Hyde Park Bank building, 1525 E. 53rd St.

The event was held in the Lower Level Community Room of Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St., and featured guest speakers, Jeanne Cameron, executive director of Alliance for Retired Americans; Melisa Stephen...

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Niki Turley (far left), teacher at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., and her 3rd and 4th grade class accept a check donation from Neva Hefner, vice...

    SENIORS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    By Joseph Phillips Staff Writer Grammy award -winning composer, Augusta Read Thomas visited Montgomery Place in June. Thomas in collaboration with the Montgomery Place, 5550 South Shore Drive, hosted a music event entitled: "The Exploration of Music and Imagination," for senior residents of the Hyde Park area.
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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

    SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW 2017 - hpherald.com
    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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