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The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a University of Chicago–affiliated business incubator and resource hub, announced today that it is launching a start-up accelerator for deep technology. 

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Even as the weather has officially turned cold, the few businesses in Hyde Park with outdoor dining set-ups are hoping to keep them open as long as possible — but, like most other local restaurants, they’re hoping that indoor dining will soon be allowed back in some capacity. 

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Over the course of the pandemic, restaurants in Hyde Park have banded together through initiatives like the Kenwood Food Project and Feeding Frontliners to provide meals to medical workers and first responders.

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The Hawk, Chicago’s winter wind, blew off the lake across the South Side this Saturday, rattling the metal doors of Natty Bwoy Bikes & Boards, one of several shops housed in the shipping containers that make up Boxville, the mall on 51st Street near the Green Line station in Bronzeville.

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After three years of training on the South Side lakefront, runner Ian Gonzalez was tired of going to the North Side to get all the items he needed to support his passion for running. He decided to do something about it. In September of this year, he opened the Last Lap Cornerstore in Boxvill…

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This year’s South East Chicago Commission (SECC) symposium took place virtually, with entrepreneurs, artists and businesspeople taking stock of the economic landscape in the midst of a sharp recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced applications for $220 million more in state Business Interruption Grant (BIG) money, part of Illinois' allocation of federal funds from the CARES Act, will begin on Thursday after the state issued $49 million last month in the first round to business across Illinois.

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A little more than five months after closing her Vanille outlet in Hyde Park, Sophie Evanoff has partnered with Hyde Park Produce Market to bring her signature pastries back to the neighborhood.

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Bark n Bubbles Doggy Day Spa celebrated held a grand opening ceremony in the Picadilly building at 1433 E. Hyde Park Boulevard on Aug. 1.

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The city announced an expansion of the Expanded Outdoor Dining Program that will allow bars and taverns to serve liquor on front sidewalks, and all bars and restaurants to serve in outdoor areas that would typically require an Outdoor Patio License.

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The Paycheck Protection Program is tied to at least 6,785 jobs at more than 800 businesses and institutions in the area. While money remains in the program, the initial loans, issued in the spring, have largely run their course; recipients face months of recession and pandemic ahead and no g…

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SPRINGFIELD — The application deadline is approaching for one of the key programs driving the state’s equity-centric approach to marijuana legalization, and the state is looking to hire hundreds from disadvantaged communities to review those applications.

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Hyde Park's proximity to the University of Chicago and the local business climate as reasons why Aziz Rupshi opened a Wingstop chicken wing restaurant here last month, and he says business is thriving.

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Silver Room owner Eric Williams explains how he used a combination of his savings and a grant from the University of Chicago to remodel and reopen his store at 1506 E. 53rd St.; Williams’ store had been closed due to pandemic lock down until the last weekend in June.

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The 61st Street Outdoor Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with new “Covid Era Customer Policies” and practices. Masks are required for entry and pedestrian flow is managed to maintain social distancing.