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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 wasn't able to make the meeting. Was there anything said specifically about Cornell Park and/or about the recent spate of incidents surrounding it? i.e. why cornell park?

16 hours ago

Friday night shooting leaves several injured, 1 dead

Police respond to a shooting last Friday evening on the corner of 53rd Street and Cornell Avenue. – Spencer Bibbs

Osmond Malcolm, a manager at Chant, 1509 E. 53rd St., said he did not hear the gunfire but he saw people on the restaurant’s patio immediately rush into the restaurant saying people had been shot.

    Friday night shooting leaves several injured, 1 dead - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Several people were shot near the intersection of Cornell Avenue and 53rd Street last Friday night in what the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Department of Safety and Security called a "potential targeted shooting." One man later succumbed to his wounds. Officers from the U.
    https://hpherald.com

17 hours ago

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Board of Directors annual meeting Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, June 20, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will have an annual Board of Directors meeting to discuss the future of the HPNC.

    Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Board of Directors annual meeting Wednesday - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern This coming Wednesday, June 20, from 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will have an annual Board of Directors meeting to discuss the future of the HPNC. Sarah Diwan, executive director of the HPNC, plans to discuss plans for building renovations ...
    https://hpherald.com

18 hours ago

Police & fire alerts

On Sunday, June 17 at 12:35 a.m., UCPD and Chicago Police officers responded to reports of shots fired, finding shell casings at 1503 E. Hyde Park Blvd. but no reports of injury or property damage.

On Sunday at 3:34 p.m., a suspect pushed a victim at 5704 S. Kenwood Ave., taking the victim’s cell phone before fleeing in a waiting vehicle eastward on 57th Street. Chicago Police are investigating.

On Sunday at 3:40 p.m., a UCPD officer detained a shoplifter at Target, 1346 E. 53rd St., and the retailer declined prosecution.

On Sunday at 10:41p.m., UCPD officers detained a suspect wanted by Chicago Police for a hit and run traffic crash who was hiding underneath a vehicle in an alley near 5448 S. Cornell Ave. The suspect was charged with resisting police, battery, trespass to vehicle and traffic charges.

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On Tuesday, June 12 at 7:20 a.m., an unknown suspect kicked a 21-year-old victim waiting for a bus at 6250 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the left leg. The suspect punched the victim in the face while the victim was on the ground, took the victim’s iPhone and fled westbound on 63rd Street.

On Tuesday at 3:20 p.m., a disorderly, unauthorized individual refused multiple warnings to leave the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Charter School’s Woodlawn campus, 6300 S. University Ave. The offender was arrested by UCPD officers and charged with criminal trespassing and reckless conduct.

On Thursday, June 14 at 9:45 p.m., a disruptive individual who refused to leave U. of C. Medicine’s Center For Care and Discovery, 5700 S. Maryland Ave., was detained by security and arrested by UCPD officers for trespassing.

    Police & fire alerts - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The University of Chicago Police (UCPD) reported the following incidents between June 11 and 17. On Tuesday, June 12 at 7:20 a.m., an unknown suspect kicked a 21-year-old victim waiting for a bus at 6250 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in the left leg.
    https://hpherald.com

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Is anyone missing a cat?

This cat was found about four days ago. He is very young but appears well cared for and very sweet and comfortable around people.

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datascifellows posted 5 photos to Flickr:

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Board of Directors to host annual meeting Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, June 20, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will have an annual Board of Directors meeting and a community discussion about the future of the HPNC.

    Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Board of Directors to host annual meeting Wednesday - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern This coming Wednesday, June 20, from 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will have an annual Board of Directors meeting and a community discussion about the future of the HPNC. Sarah Diwan, executive director of the HPNC, is planning to discuss ...
    https://hpherald.com

5 days ago

Local Make Music Chicago performances planned for Thursday

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 days ago

Three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects honored at Hyde Park Historical Society

...the 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair, during a presentation at the Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., last Sunday. – Marc Monaghan

    Three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects honored at Hyde Park Historical Society - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern Last Sunday, three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects were honored by the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) as the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township. The students presented their projects at the HPHS, 5529 S.
    https://hpherald.com

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Jun 13

Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years

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

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

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

Jun 13

HP Chamber Speak

...was a teenager she worked part-time in a clothing store on the corner of Harper and 53rd Street called United Colors of Benetton. The store left for financial reasons and that corner then...

...Theater, and now, once again, the Harper Theater. The Village Foods Shopping Center located on 51st & Lake Park enjoyed 31 years in that spot and shared that spot with the Original House of...

At Lake Park & 53rd Street the destination was once a Hollywood Video and a Krochs & Brentano’s bookstore. Now Starbucks...

...very shortly, become another Hyde Park high-rise. The Elms Hotel on the corner of 53rd and Cornell was demolished and is now Universal Dental Group. The Cove Cocktail Lounge was originally called...

...Chevrolet dealership was the original tenant of the Arts Deco Building on the corner of 55th & Lake Park. Winters Men’s Store on the corner of 55th & Kenwood became a bicycle shop, pet...

...on the corner of 55th & Lake Park. Winters Men’s Store on the corner of 55th & Kenwood became a bicycle shop, pet store, McKey & Pogue Realtors and Bank Financial, formerly University Bank...

...s Pizza was formerly the Eagle Pub. The Hyde Park YMCA lasted 73 years at 53rd & Dorchester until it became Rexall Drugs and later, Fifth Third Bank, et al. Across the street...

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...was originally called The 1750 and next door stood a socialist bookstore. Montgomery Place on 56th & South Shore Drive is sitting on the former Shore Motel and Morton’s Restaurant site. The University of...

    HP Chamber Speak - hpherald.com
    By JoAnn Fastoff Blackman Hyde Park: Repurposed and Revived The more things change, the more things change. People grow, so must a community, otherwise the community dies. Change can be good. It can mean "to replace with another", or "to make or become different". So, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy (ride)."
    https://hpherald.com

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Jun 12

Explore Chicago: Fall in love at the Obama Kissing Rock

A plaque marking the location of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's first kiss on the corner of Dorchester Avenue and 53rd Street.

    Explore Chicago: Fall in love at the Obama Kissing Rock
    Sitting in front of a Subway sandwich franchise at 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue in Chicago is a simple rock with a metallic plaque installed in it. It may not seem like the most romantic place in the country, but it is the spot where President Barack Obama first planted one on his wife, Michelle.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 12

Saturday morning robberies leaves 1 victim stabbed

...one armed with a knife, attempted to rob a victim walking on the sidewalk at 5259 S. Lake Park Ave. The victim said he had no belongings, at which point a suspect stabbed him in...

...old, one armed with a handgun, approached a 20-year-old man walking eastbound on East 54th Street near South Kimbark Avenue from behind and grabbed his left arm. The first offender, who was wearing a gray...

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...53rd Street. The victim was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center emergency room, 901 E. 58th St., by Chicago Fire Department emergency medical services...

    Saturday morning robberies leaves 1 victim stabbed - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Two armed robbery attempts-one resisted, the other successful-occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 9, and left one victim stabbed, according to the University of Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Police. At 12:40 a.m., two black men around 17- to 20-years old, one armed with a knife, ...
    https://hpherald.com

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Updated Jun 09

Neighboring gang violence spills over in to our Hyde Park

I feel very fortunate to live in our Hyde Park which has one of the lowest violent crime rates in our city. Thanks to my neighbors and Chicago Police, University of Chicago police who look after us.

But there was an incident this week where some very violent gang crime from neighboring communities (Chatham and Bronzeville) spilled over in to Hyde Park. Police shot and killed a young man - Maurice Granton after verbal exchanges, gun brandishing - Granton was...

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I feel very fortunate to live in our Hyde Park which has one of the lowest violent crime rates in our city. Thanks to my neighbors and Chicago Police, University of Chicago police who look after us.

But there was an incident this week where some very violent gang crime from neighboring communities (Chatham and Bronzeville) spilled over in to Hyde Park. Police shot and killed a young man - Maurice Granton after verbal exchanges, gun brandishing - Granton was brought to Hyde Park University of Chicago trauma center where he died. Large numbers of his family members and neighbors came a long and basically caused a riot.

The media is just spinning this a trigger happy Chicago police killing a young AA man for no real reason as his relatives insist "He Dindu Nuffin".

Turns out Maurice Granton was shot in a gang shooting just a few days ago, treated and released and back on the street doing not nuffin - plus Maurice Granton liked to do the extremely stupid self incriminating acting of posting photos of himself brandishing guns and flashing gun signs.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-police-shooting-20180606-story.html

    Man fatally shot by police after 'armed confrontation' in Bronzeville: police
    A man was shot and killed by police Wednesday night after an "armed confrontation" on the South Side, Chicago police said. Officers were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood around 8:10 p.m., according to Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Joe - Not good enough ... you think anyone reads the Second City Cop blog? The "true" nature of this story needs to be told at a much higher level.

  • To see the blog to to

    www.secondcitycop.blogspot.com

    Granton is showing off with the weapon that was recovered after he displayed same to the police.

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Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

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...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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    Just got the NEWS Anthony Bourdain, Found Dead in France ! Terriable !

Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

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...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • This is a reprint from 2016 that the Trib reposted today in honor of his passing. So far from being inappropriate, it's exactly what one should do in light of today's news.

  • Ok, thanks Lesko. I didn't see the time stamp. I thought this was unfortunate timing and bad QC by Trib.

Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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