Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and vaccine manufacturer Pfizer are holding a town hall tomorrow at 10 a.m., “The COVID-19 Vaccine and You: Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy.”
Students in the University of Chicago’s social work programs are protesting their school’s recent name change after a $75 million donation from the Crown family.
The sewer improvement project affecting Hyde Park Boulevard between 53rd and 54th streets should be completed around the end of March, city officials say.
The Chicago Park District and Westrec Marinas are building a new breakwater at the mouth of the Jackson Park Outer Harbor to combat wave damage and reduce silting of the harbor.
The Chicago Park District announced that the city's lakefront and playgrounds had officially reopened as COVID-19 metrics continue to ease, as Hyde Parkers took to the open air to enjoy a warm-up after a prolonged period of sub-freezing temperatures.
Justine Jentes studies two cyanotypes by Jonathan Castillo, part of his "American Institutional Indebtedness" series. The cyanotypes are on display in the Hyde Park Art Center’s (HPAC’s) current exhibition, "Ground Floor," which will be showing through April 3.
A virtual celebration of life will be held for Dr. Alfred Klinger next Thursday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m..
Murray Language Academy will host a virtual discussion with the actor Harry Lennix, as well as a performance from a children's theater troupe, next Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The Chicago Plan Commission unanimously voted through the zoning plans for the Michael Reese megadevelopment, clearing a path for approval in City Council in the coming weeks.
Two statues in Washington and Jackson parks are listed for review under the Chicago Monuments Project, and the city is soliciting public feedback as part of a "first effort to grapple with the often unacknowledged — or forgotten — history associated with the City’s various municipal art coll…
Management at the Henry W. McGee Post Office told federal investigators from the United States Postal Service that employee availability is contributing to delayed delivery of mail there, and investigators additionally detail inaccurate reporting of mail conditions, improper scanning and ins…
Local public library staff, working in close proximity with patrons in indoor environments, are concerned about their safety and feel overwhelmed, saying they are providing social services beyond their job description.
A man is in serious condition after being shot Tuesday evening in East Hyde Park, police said.
A new study from a University of Chicago lab group suggests that asymptomatic people make up more than 80% of COVID-19 cases and, along with presymptomatic cases, account for at least half of new infections.
A couple enjoys a walk at the Promontory Point on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Nearly 18 inches of snow fell in some parts of the South Side yesterday.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, founded at Howard University in Washington, has a long history in Hyde Park: the sorority's second chapter was founded at the University of Chicago in 1913, and its headquarters stands today on Stony Island Avenue.
Climate change is to blame for a disruption to the jet stream that has caused the polar vortex, which should be swirling over the Arctic, to drop dramatically over North America, plunging Chicago into a long cold snap and sending a once-in-a-lifetime winter storm to Texas.
At Hyde Park's Blackstone Library branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., children's librarian Zen Smith talks about the many Black History books on display for youngsters, including one on Bessie Coleman, the first African-American women to earn a pilot's license in America.
Nearly a year after it began, the Kenwood Food Project has grown, expanding to help provide food from local restaurants and grocery stores to families at Bret Harte Elementary School and the Hyde Park Refugee Project.
Museums in Illinois are allowed to open in light of the reduction in COVID-19 cases, and institutions in Hyde Park are planning exhibitions patrons can visit by appointment.
Snow removal equipment has snacked more than a foot of snow from recent storms in order to make parking space available for use by customers shopping at Hyde Park Shopping Center, 5500 S. Lake Park Ave. (If you park your car and aren't shopping, the car will be towed at your expense.)
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle have jointly announced that their jurisdictions will opt out of the state's expansion of vaccine eligibility to people with comorbidities and underlying conditions, citing supply issues.
Painter and designer Nikko Washington is well-known for his unorthodox art — a 2019 exhibition at the Logan Center explored a changing Hyde Park, where he grew up, and he's designed album covers for the rappers Noname and Vic Mensa as artistic director of the SaveMoney collective.".
After Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union reached a deal last week, students returned to schools across the city. Here, Zoey waves goodbye to her mother as she prepares to enter Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., for half-day preschool on Thursday, Feb. 11.
After a tense standoff that threatened a strike in the nation’s third largest city, Chicago teachers voted in favor of a school reopening deal that allows buildings to reopen their doors as soon as this week.
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) at the University of Chicago, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary, is running a survey to hear what Black Chicagoans need to preserve their family histories.
Consistent with all neighborhood ice rinks, the Midway Plaisance Ice Rink will close on Feb. 15. Skating has been very popular this pandemic year; to maintain social distancing, the Park District limited the total number of skaters on the rink at one time to 50. On Jan. 2, an employee at the…
The parking lot at Kimbark Plaza flooded yesterday after a water pipe broke in front of Leona's Pizzeria, 1236 E. 53rd St.
The 61st edition of the University of Chicago Folk Festival will take place Feb. 12-13, with performances and workshops streamed virtually.
Chicago Teachers Union members are considering a framework that will allow kindergarten through 8th grade classes to resume for the first time since last March.
Former Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who steered a sea change within public education organizing before stepping down in 2018, has died. She was 67.
“I call it the Pickens Portable Piano Pickup,” said Kenwood Academy music teacher Bethany Pickens as she waited for her students to arrive at the school on Friday to pick up one of the 153 loaner keyboards stacked in the hallway.
Facing an impasse with its teachers union, Chicago will delay reopening schools for most elementary students until later this month and more gradually phase in students by grade.
Five Kenwood Academy students have won scholarships from the Posse Foundation, a selective on-campus and career mentorship program, and are looking forward to bright futures.
Local state and city elected officials spoke in support of the Chicago Teachers Union as the labor group turned down what Chicago Public Schools described as its "last, best and final" offer on Friday.
After being pummeled by two snowstorms, a cold snap will settle over Chicago through the middle of February.
South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT) will premiere a pair of new performances in February as part of its Black History Month celebration.
Side effects to the COVID-19 vaccines are common and can be severe, but that means the drugs are working to prime the immune system to fight off the coronavirus infection.
Pending perfunctory approval from the City Council later this month, funding is in place for Kenwood Academy's $7.5 million elevated, enclosed pedway connecting the main building with the former Canter Middle School.
Graduate Students United (GSU) at the University of Chicago launched a fee refusal campaign this week, with more than 500 students refusing to pay the school’s student life fee.
Temperatures are set to dip significantly in Chicago this weekend, with highs only a little over ten degrees Friday through Monday. When temperatures are below freezing, the city opens warming areas at its community service centers and other locations. Here's where to go in Hyde Park and nea…
The long and controversial federal review process for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) has concluded, and construction may begin as soon as August.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will investigate the University of Chicago Title IX Office following a retaliation complaint by a recently dismissed Ph.D. student, whose allegations and fundraising efforts have gained a high profile on social media over the past few weeks.
Chicago police discussed its newly created carjacking task force at a town hall meeting Monday night hosted by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st).
Editor's note (2/11/21):
The nascent effort by a group of local residents to help prevent carjackings continues. At a rally on Jan. 23, the group announced that it would create and man "safe zones" at gas stations in Hyde Park and other nearby communities. This past Saturday morning, Jan. 30, about 80 people gathere…
A vehicle removes snow and spreads salt in order to clear the parking lot at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 5500 S. Lake Park Ave.
Eligible Chicagoans can now visit zocdoc.com/vaccine to see a list of COVID-19 vaccine appointments, though supply and appointments are still limited and officials caution that it will take weeks before everyone can get their shots.
Public school teachers in Hyde Park and Kenwood said in interviews with the Herald that they do not trust Chicago Public Schools can provide them or their students with safe work environments, as the district and Chicago Teachers Union sparred over reopening plans.
County officials made the case last Thursday for the South Cook Fair Transit pilot, which they say will increase transit accessibility for many low-income residents in Chicago and the suburbs.
Two mid-South Side community organizations, the Emerald South Economic Development Collaborative and the DuSable Museum of African American History, have received grants funded in part by the state's revenue from adult-use marijuana sales.