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 2 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.

2 days ago

2 days ago

SOPHY hotel announces new restaurant

A rendering of the Mesler restaurant that will be located inside the SOPHY Hyde Park hotel, 1411 E. 53rd St., which is expected to open in the fall of 2018.

    SOPHY hotel announces new restaurant - hpherald.com
    By PRIYANKA SHRIJAY Herald Intern Hyde Park's Sophy Hotel, 1411 E. 53rd St., opening this fall, has released details for its new restaurant, "Mesler". In a statement the hotel said the name of the restaurant, which means "to mix and mingle," was chosen to reflect Hyde Park's racial and cultural diversity.
    https://hpherald.com

4 days ago

The Silver Room Prepares To Host 15th Annual Block Party

...into old friends]; they feel safe and cool and nobody is tripping.” The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd, is an eclectic shop showcasing art, jewelry, attire as well as serving as a gathering...

    The Silver Room Prepares To Host 15th Annual Block Party
    As temperatures heat up around Chicago, so do the festivals throughout town. From the Chosen Few Music Fest to Summer Dance, Chicago hands-down has free (or cheap) fun and entertainment on the summer schedule. And one of the biggest festivals on the South Side is coming up-The Silver Room Block Party on July 21 from noon-10 p.m.
    http://chicagodefender.com

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

4 days ago

4 days ago

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 09/09/2018 Erection Starts: 7/21/2018, Erection Ends: 7/21/2018. PLATFORMS- 1 DAY EVENT 7/21/18 ERECT TWO (2) 20'X24'X32" PLATFORMS, ONE (1) 16'X16'X32" PLATFORMS. SETUP 7/21/18- REMOVE 7/21/18 ASSEMBLY

    1506 E. 53rd St. Issued July 9, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    MISC BRICK REPLACEMENT AT TOP OF NORTH & SOUTH WALLS

    5310 S. Harper Ave. Issued July 6, 2018 Comment

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)
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Jul 06

ATN – July

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 5300 S. Harper Ct., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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...7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA...

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to www.aric.edu.

At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food...

The Boulevard of Chicago at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. provides medical respite care and housing services for homeless adults discharged from area hospitals. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to www.blvd.org.

The Bronzeville Alliance and community partners held a spring volunteer day on June 23, during which they worked on the Bronze-ville Neighborhood Farm. The alliance is located at 4158 S. Calumet Ave. Call (708) 522-8275.

...will host the Light One Candle fundraising gala on Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Geraghty, 2520 S. Hoyne Ave., with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets...

...dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, go to brightstarcommunityoutreach.com. The church is at 4518 S. Cottage Grove Ave.

Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Chicago-Womens-Park-and-Gardens.   

...will be held Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wentworth Avenue at Cermak Road. Sponsored by the Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, the fair features the Lion Dance procession as...

...gift shops, Chinese arts and crafts exhibits, street vendors, and a children’s area at 24th Place and Wentworth. Log on to www.chicagochinatown.org or call (312) 326-5320...

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to www.dls.org.

...and tobacco-free family friendly festival, runs Thursday through Sunday, July 26 through 29, at 1400 W. Cermak Rd. Hours are Thursday 5 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to...

City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fulton Market Expo, 800 W. Fulton Market, is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market, 3700 S. Archer Ave., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market, 1400 W. 46th St., is open the Saturdays of July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, and Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

South Loop Farmers Market, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. is open Thursdays through Sept. 27, 4 to 8 p.m.

Sunday City Market Bridgeport, 1000 W 35th St., is open Sundays, July 8 through Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

The comedy Support Group for Men will be performed at the Goodman Theatre through Sunday, July 29. Call (312) 443-3800. The Goodman is located at 170 N. Dearborn St.

Greater West Town Partnership, 500 N. Sacramento Blvd., offers job placement and training programs in wood products manufacturing and shipping and receiving. Call (312) 563-9570.

The International Music Foundation will present Rush Hour Concerts every Tuesday through Aug. 28 at St. James Cathedral, 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.imfchicago.org or call (312) 670-6888.

...along with its Chicago Mayoral Forum, on Thursday, July 19, at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Ave. Local Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-4th) will receive one of the awards. For information, log...

The next meeting of the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1224 W. Lexington St. For more information or to join a committee email chicagolittleitaly@gmail.com or log on to licna.org.

Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., will offer backstage tours at 10 a.m. and noon on the Fridays of July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets are $15. Call (312) 825-5600 or email groupsales@lyricopera.org.

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

The National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St., (312) 738-1503, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m...

...benefit dinner celebrating Chicago immigrants’ contributions and lives on Wednesday, July 25, at Café Brauer, 2021 N. Stockton Dr. The evening starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Dinner and...

Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.

Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan

The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the...

...4:30 p.m., at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, third floor, suite 316, 710 S. Paulina St. Tai Chi, a great way to improve concentration, balance, and range of motion, costs $30...

...2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Tower Resource Center, fourth floor, suite 04547, 1620 W. Harrison St. To reserve your spot or for more information, call (888) 352-RUSH (7874...

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to www.ignatius.org.

St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.

Register for coed youth or teen boxing classes at Sheridan Park, 910 S. Aberdeen St. Ages 8-12: 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Ages 13 to 17: 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will offer the free Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.

Alderman Patrick D. Thompson of the 11th Ward had the City install new stop signs at 31st Street and Shields Avenue to increase community safety. To contact Thompson’s office, call (773) 254-6677.

Through Sunday, July 29, the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, 2320 W. Chicago Ave hosts the exhibition Pushing the Limits, selections from the UIMA permanent collection featuring works by artists who attempted to transcend the limitations of their chosen medium.

Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St., will host the Pitchfork Music Festival Friday through Sunday, July 20 through 22. Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, and Lauryn Hill are among the headliners. Single day tickets cost $75; a three-day advance ticket is $175. Log on to www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

...hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available...

The West Central Association will host a networking event, Wednesday, July 11, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Morgan’s on Fulton, 950 W. Fulton St. Log on to www.wcachicago.org.

    Gazette Chicago " ATN - July
    July 6, 2018 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members.
    http://www.gazettechicago.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 05

Jul 05

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

Jul 03

Join us tomorrow at the 27th annual 4th on 53...

Join us tomorrow at the 27th annual 4th on 53rd Parade! If you would like to march with us, meet us behind the Hyde Park Bank (1525 E. 53rd Street) between 10 and 10:30 a.m. T-shirts will be provided. #4thwardstrong

    Sophia D. King
    Join us tomorrow at the 27th annual 4th on 53rd Parade! If you would like to march with us, meet us behind the Hyde Park Bank (1525 E. 53rd Street) between 10 and 10:30 a.m. T-shirts will be...
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Jul 03

Jul 01

Updated Jul 02

A10 restaurant announces closing

A10 1462 E. 53rd St. -Owen Lawson III

    A10 restaurant announces closing - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The A10 restaurant, 1462 E. 53rd St., known for its cocktails and small plates, announced its closing Saturday in a Facebook post. "Another business expressed strong interest in developing a new dining concept for the space, and we decided it was the right time to transition and focus on other ...
    https://hpherald.com

Jul 02

Don't miss tonight's Alderman 'On the Block,'...

Don't miss tonight's Alderman 'On the Block,' taking place at Mellow Yellow (1508 E. 53rd Street) from 4-7 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Alderman King and staff. We look forward to having you join us.

    Sophia D. King
    Don't miss tonight's Alderman 'On the Block,' taking place at Mellow Yellow (1508 E. 53rd Street) from 4-7 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Alderman King and staff. We look forward...
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Jul 02

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

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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

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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
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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

From sea to shining sky: Fourth of July in Chicago

...in the parade, or join in afterward for the picnic and festival at Nichols Park (1355 E. 53rd). Wed 7/4, 10 AM, 54th and Old Lake Park. Free

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Another 90s Party: Wet Hot American Summer Edition Beauty Bar hosts this all-American installment of its Another 90s Party series. Get down to some throwback tunes, summer camp-style. Sat 6/30, 9 PM, Beauty Bar, 1444 W. Chicago, 312-226-8828, thebeautybar.com/home-chicago, $5.

...Illinois Supreme Court justice Anne M. Burke. Wed 7/4, 10 AM, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark, 312-642-4600, chicagohistory.org. Free

Fireworks at Navy Pier A classic! Make your way to Navy Pier for its annual fireworks display. Make sure to get there early; the party will close once it reaches capacity, and a large crowd is expected. Wed 7/4, 9:30-9:45 PM, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, 312-595-7437, navypier.com. Free

Four-Course Fourth of July Dinner Watch the fireworks from Pinstripes' riverfront patio while enjoying a main course of maple-glazed salmon or boneless short rib, accompanied by antipasto, salad, and dessert. Wed 7/4, 7:30 PM, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois, 312-527-3010, $80.

...hold back on the red, white, and blue. Sun 7/1, 11 AM, Hopsmith Tavern, 15 W. Division, 312-600-9816, hopsmithchicago.com...

Fourth of July Late Night After the fireworks, the Owl offers drink specials and a midweek dance party. Wed 7/4, 10 PM, the Owl, 2521 N. Milwaukee, 773-235-5300, owlbarchicago.com. Free

    From sea to shining sky: Fourth of July in Chicago
    Four-Course Fourth of July Dinner Watch the fireworks from Pinstripes' riverfront patio while enjoying a main course of maple-glazed salmon or boneless short rib, accompanied by antipasto, salad, and dessert. Wed 7/4, 7:30 PM, Pinstripes, 435 E. Illinois, 312-527-3010, $80.
    https://www.chicagoreader.com

Jun 27

Monday, July 2, we will be hosting an Alderma...

Monday, July 2, we will be hosting an Alderman 'On the Block' at Mellow Yellow (1508 E. 53rd Street). This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Alderman King and staff. Meetings are first come first serve from 4-7 p.m. We look forward to you joining us. #4thwardstrong

    Sophia D. King
    Monday, July 2, we will be hosting an Alderman 'On the Block' at Mellow Yellow (1508 E. 53rd Street). This is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Alderman King and staff. Meetings are first come...
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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.

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