Bill Payne, a native South Sider with a background in telecommunications, has been named the Polsky Center’s executive director. He currently holds the position of executive director of science and technology at the business and startup incubator.
At the beginning of the week, the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) announced a $2 million relief program across nine South Side community areas to help combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. By Friday, a university spokesperson told the Herald, the OCE had al…
Soon after taking nonprofit status, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores is in survival mode, attempting to weather the sharp economic downturn and storefront closures expected to wipe out $1 million in revenue through the end of June.
After closing his physical store and holding an initial call with other business owners, Silver Room owner Eric Williams is planning weekly "Connecting Community" meetings every Thursday at 1 p.m. for residents to hear from experts on the evolving coronavirus pandemic and share space togethe…
A group of Mac Properties tenants announced Tuesday that they were beginning a rent strike on April 1, refusing to pay rent until their demands are met. Meanwhile, the property management company and landlord sent out its own email to tenants Monday, stating that it will “work with each resi…
Government and private-sector officials explained resources available to local business owners confronting the rapidly changing economic conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sophy Hotel is housing University of Chicago Medical Center staff for free through at least April 17.
The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee has cancelled the event, scheduled for May 15-16, on what would have been its 61st year.
Mona Oommen, who struggles with a chronic back problem, has been taking Pilates mat classes at Chaturanga Holistic Fitness in Hyde Park for eight years.
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) has listed online resources to benefit local businesses and is planning virtual business consultations.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, grocery stores around the neighborhood are modifying their hours to accommodate senior shoppers and other vulnerable populations. The Herald will update the below list with any new information.
After a two-year run, Vanille Patisserie has closed its storefront in Hyde Park, 5229 S. Harper Court, but the owner is looking for ways to maintain a presence in Hyde Park or the South Side.
Surrounded by supporters, friends and family members, Mathnasium's owner and executive director Laurie Bryant (center, holding scissors) celebrates Grand Opening of the new Mathnasium,1326 E. 53rd St., by cutting a ceremonial red ribbon. Mathasium is a math learning center for grades 1-12. A…
A bright golden accent wall gives an idea about what will open at 1644 E. 53rd St. next month: 14 Parish Restaurant & Rhum Bar, with plans for Caribbean-inspired cuisine, more than 100 rums and “Havana nights” outdoor seating and music this summer.
The South East Chicago Commission has increased its staff to address evolving needs of the Hyde Park community.
The math tutoring company Mathnasium will open its first Hyde Park branch on Pi Day: Friday, March 14.
Three entrepreneurs representing construction, finance and business services discussed the sensitivities that accompany being out LGBT African Americans in their work at an LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois-sponsored forum Thursday night at the Connect Gallery, furthermore stressing the n…
A year after returning home to Chicago from Houston, Shakeeta Addae knew she wanted to start styling hair in Hyde Park.
At the monthly Downtown Hyde Park business district improvement meeting, representatives for Wexford, the developer of Harper Court Phase II, said the project will create 600 permanent jobs as well as 500 construction jobs.