CDC clears boosters for 5- to 11-year-olds
59th St. Metra station improvements scheduled for completion next year
The University of Chicago women’s lacrosse team once again cruised through the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), capturing a second consecutive championship last weekend. Now, in the midst of a 14-game winning streak, the Maroons are making a run into the NCAA Division III…
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) says three Thursday morning incidents, two armed robberies in Hyde Park and an attempted vehicular hijacking in Woodlawn, appear to be related. According to UCPD reports, the incidents all occurred within an hour, were close to each other an…
Just after daybreak on Saturday, May 14, I joined Woodlawn resident and birder Randy Shonkwiler as he took a bird walk through Jackson Park's Garden of the Phoenix.
Seminaries will lease building ‘for a limited period of time’
Just before 9 a.m. on Friday, more than 100 shopping carts were lined up in the parking lot of the Hyde Park Shopping Center. It was opening day of the Garden Fair, an event that had been on hiatus since 2019.
The Elijah Muhammad House is hosting a non-alcoholic wine tasting fundraiser for the museum’s renovation and restoration.
The Chicago Park District and Site Design Group (SDG), the Park District's contractor for the design of a play space at the east end of the Midway Plaisance, presented two alternative design concepts for the proposed play space at the May 3 public meeting on the project at the South Shore Cu…
The CTA is temporarily moving the eastern terminus and bus turnaround of its 63 Route to the 63rd Street Beach parking lot. The reroute is due to Obama Presidential Center-related construction — something Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) opposes out of concerns for safety, parking and pollution.
A school bus driver and woman were taken to the hospital in fair-to-serious condition on Friday, May 13, after the bus crashed on DuSable Lake Shore Drive near 57th Dr.
Arthur Clay and Ben Finley founded the National Brotherhood of Skiers in 1973, when it was rare to see Black skiers on the slopes. This March, after more than sixty years of their organization encouraging Black and people of color to participate in snow sports, Clay and Finley were inducted …
Agreement would preclude opportunity for City Council redistricting referendum
The question came when Khalil Cotton least expected it. He was in summer school, after falling behind at Dyett High School for the Arts during the upheaval of COVID and virtual learning his junior year.
The University of Chicago’s new Public Safety Advisory Council is accepting applications for its first slate of representatives.
We’re excited to announce Hannah Faris as the Herald's new editor. Hannah previously served as an editor at In These Times Magazine and has worked with outlets like South Side Weekly, WBEZ and The Real News Network.
On any given Sunday in the summer of 1992, Lower Links, a subterranean club just south of Wrigley Field, was packed wall-to-wall with hundreds of people. DJs, B-Boys, graffiti artists and hip-hop fans from every corner of the city and suburbs spilled out into the streets, and hip-hop emanate…
Six people — four women (ages 22 to 30) and two men (21 and 29) — were wounded in a shooting in Jackson Park late Tuesday night, police said.
Chuck Thurow, former executive director of the Hyde Park Art Center, toasts outgoing executive director Kate Lorenz with some “Kate's Hooch” during her going-away party at the Hyde Park Art Center, Friday, May 6.
In Kimbark Plaza, at the front corner of Harold’s Chicken #14, sits a small lottery shop with a big history. Video Connection, 1208 E. 53rd St., which recently garnered attention for dispensing a winning $850,000 lottery ticket, has been a cornerstone of Hyde Park for nearly 40 years.
Before abortion was legalized across the United States in 1973, the Hyde Park-based Abortion Counseling Service, also known as the Jane Collective, helped people get abortions in Chicago.
As the carvings over the main entrance say, the state built the armory for the 124th Field Artillery of the Illinois National Guard, which fought in World War I as part of the 33rd Infantry Division.
The school year for Chicago Public Schools ends on June 14, and the Chicago Parks District is gearing up for summer with a host of camps and activities. Registration for the Park District’s Hyde Park-area camps can be done either online on Tuesday, May 10, starting at 9:00 a.m. or in-person …
Huaraches Mexican Restaurant, 1611 E. 55th St., held a grand opening on Monday, May 9, serving free huaraches to patrons. Huarache, the restaurant's namesake menu item, is a popular Mexican dish consisting of a masa dough base stuffed with smashed pinto beans and topped with meats and vegetables.
Paper was nominated for 4 awards this year
Cajun Boil and Shake, a modern Cajun restaurant that will serve seafood boils and comfort food, is opening this month in East Hyde Park. Located at the former site of Bar Louie, 5500 S. Shore Dr., the restaurant intends to be a family-oriented gathering place for the neighborhood.
The day after a stray bullet fired midday on 53rd Street last November, shattering a window of the neighborhood Kilwins, owner Jackie Jackson stood before reporters and said she would be taking a pause from running the business. She said her health was not well.
The South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT) will celebrate its fifth anniversary on May 20 at the Harris Theater with a show featuring a quintet of new dance pieces.
Will be his 2nd restaurant in Hyde Park, his 3rd in Chicago
Officials with the Hyde Park-Kenwood (HPK) Legends Baseball League were all smiles on Saturday as they cut the ribbon on a newly renovated baseball diamond.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted in favor of a final recommendation for Monumental Baptist Church in Bronzeville at its May 5 meeting, clearing a path for the Romanesque Revival building to become a city landmark.
When Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Nicole Lee, her pick for 11th Ward alderman, at a March 24 press conference in Bridgeport, she was flanked by members of the committee that had overseen the selection process for a new candidate to fill the vacant City Council seat.
University of Chicago students relaunched a fossil fuel divestment campaign that has been mostly dormant since the mid-2010s with an April 29 rally and march on campus.
Frontline Books and Crafts is hosting a fundraiser to prevent its Hyde Park location from closing.
On May 1, a crowd of 50 workers, students and community members gathered in Nichols Park for a rally in celebration of International Workers’ Day. Organized by the University of Chicago Labor Council (UCLC), the May Day celebration was joined by several area labor unions, student groups and …
A 27-year-old man was shot and killed on Saturday in the parking lot of the shopping plaza near 47th Street and Lake Park Avenue, police said.
The Chicago Department of Public Health has launched a digital talk series, "Dr. Taylor's Table," with one of the agency's medical directors, where Black Chicagoans can come for free, non-judgmental conversation and advice on health disparities, racial equity in health care, and mental and g…
Chicago Public Schools leaders vowed to step up efforts to explain next fall’s school budgets amid intensifying pushback — and sharp questioning from a school board member — about cuts on some campuses with declining enrollment.
Augustana Lutheran Church's Community Breakfast, held every third Sunday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m., has been on hiatus since just after the COVID-19 pandemic began. But it's set to resume in May and needs volunteers.
Fairgrounds Craft Coffee and Tea opened its newest location on the first floor of the University of Chicago’s Campus North Residential Commons on March 29.
Buckner gets 7 through General Assembly, Robinson 8
Event now 2 days, will be ticketed
Ald. Sophia King (4th) has breakthrough COVID-19, testing positive after a few days of mild, cold-like symptoms.
Longtime St. Thomas the Apostle parishioner Maude McGrady Brooks celebrated her 100th birthday at the church on Sunday, followed by cake with well-wishers at the University Park Condominiums.
Chicago Hyde Park Village, the neighborhood's lead senior citizen advocacy group, held its annual benefit at Leona’s, 1236 E. 53rd St., in Kimbark Plaza on Sunday, April 24.
A man was shot and killed on Saturday afternoon in Bronzeville, according to Chicago police.
A rail-to-trail initiative for the abandoned 'L' embankment in Bronzeville is getting under way, with community advocates announcing a first round of funding this past weekend.
A week after the 100th anniversary of former Chicago Mayor Harold Washington’s birthday, about 130 people gathered in Harold Washington Park on Saturday, April 23, to celebrate his legacy.
Last year, the Herald reported that summer festival organizers were planning a full slate of the local events residents know and love, all of which had been canceled in 2020.