As the academic year begins, there is still no consensus on how universities across the country should deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools, such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have already closed again after several clusters of coronavirus cases broke out on ca…
A man attempting to park his car at the BP parking lot on the corner of 52nd Street and Lake Park Avenue accelerated and drove into the building Saturday at 12:45 p.m., forcing the Great Steak cheesesteak shop within it to suspend business.
The state is funneling $140 million to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) across Illinois, and three such organizations in Hyde Park and Kenwood — Howard Brown Health, Friend Health and the Near North Health Service Corporation — stand to benefit.
The deadline to get on the ballot for Local School Council (LSC) elections is Friday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m.
A 33-year-old man shot in the shoulder and hand Thursday night during an altercation behind The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. W., is in good condition.
Armed robbers working in pairs stole belongings from victims in separate incidents Thursday in Hyde Park. The Chicago Police Department is investigating.
“I am an animal lover, period,” said Adam Hollingsworth, the Dreadhead Cowboy, as he held his son Akai during a press conference in Woodlawn on Thursday afternoon. Hollingsworth was released on bail yesterday evening after being arrested while riding a horse on the Dan Ryan Expressway Monday.
The new 4th Ward advisory council in Hyde Park, which was formed earlier this year through Ald. Sophia King’s office, is looking for residents to chair its education and infrastructure subcommittees.
As the Chicago Park District (CPD) announced that it faces a $32-million shortfall in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hyde Park and South Shore residents weighed in on next year’s budget plans during an open forum on Tuesday evening.
At a Sept. 22 meeting, Chairman George Rumsey of the Downtown Hyde Park special service area said "nobody has a clue if anything is being organized or being planned" for Halloween night in Hyde Park this year.
As the COVID-19 crisis wears on, protections have remained in place for many renters, with eviction moratoriums in effect at both the state and federal level in Illinois. But housing advocates are increasingly concerned about a deluge of filings once the eviction bans end — as well as the po…
University of Chicago police arrested one suspect for an aggravated vehicular hijacking Monday night in Hyde Park, while the Chicago Police Department (CPD) reports that armed suspects who robbed a pedestrian of belongings and a vehicle are at large.
As others wait in line,Stefani Lummen and her children Josie (on the left) and Teddy (in Stefani’s arms) check out Hyde Park Bank’s table during the 33rd Annual Children’s Book Fair, Sunday, September 20, 2020. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Children’s Book Fair this year was a “w…
State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II (D-25th) will host a virtual meeting on efforts to stem lakefront erosion on Thursday, Oct. 1.
The University of Chicago Police Department reported the following incidents between Sept. 14-20.
As the U.S. Census count draws to a close at the end of September, self-response rates in the 4th and 5th ward are still lagging behind city averages.
During a Hyde Park–Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) forum Thursday evening, voting rights advocates discussed the effects of the pandemic on this year’s election, particularly for marginalized groups that have long struggled to exercise their full voting rights.
The High Holy Days will look different this year at KAM Isaiah Israel and Congregation Rodfei Zedek, Hyde Park's Reform and Conservative synagogues.
While the hospital has not announced any vaccine trials yet, the University of Chicago Medical Center is launching a vaccine trial registry where people willing to participate in future COVID-19 research can sign up.
The members of the Jackson Park Advisory Council held a memorial service for Dwight Powell on Monday evening in the park’s Japanese Garden. Powell, who served as JPAC treasurer for the last dozen years, died in early April.
The University of Chicago will host a community town hall on Thursday at 6 p.m. ahead of reopening its campus for the autumn quarter.
With ridership levels dropping to a fraction of normal because of COVID-19, Metra on Tuesday launched a multi-media campaign to educate the public about the agency’s efforts to sanitize rail cars and stations, keep customers at a safe social distance, and bring customers back aboard trains.
“I have a smile on my face today I didn’t have before,” said Smart Move Furniture owner Shavonne Sahara after receiving a $3,000 check from Arsiak Vartenian and Candice Payne in her 51st Street store Friday afternoon.
Forced out of their haunts by the public health crisis, staff and regulars of The Cove Lounge and Falcon Inn gathered at the dilapidated Iowa Building in Jackson Park for an open-air, bring-what-you-can, come-as-you-are run of Sunday afternoon barbecues through Sept. 13.
Richard Paul Taub, Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago, sociologist of urban, rural, and community economic development, died peacefully at his home in Santa Fe, NM, on Aug. 19, at the age of 83.
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The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents between Sept. 4-13.
Of the six elementary schools in Hyde Park-Kenwood, only Murray Language Academy saw more students attend class on Sept. 8, the first day of remote learning, than the 84.2% average attendance across all Chicago Public Schools.
A coordinated drill designed to simulate looting took place in Kenwood Thursday afternoon. The results of the exercises will be used in a plan to respond to incidents of future civil unrest, said Chicago Police Department Supt. David O. Brown in a press conference.
Police have arrested an Auburn Gresham man for allegedly kidnapping two women from their Hyde Park apartment and forcing them to withdraw cash from ATMs and banks early in the morning of Aug. 31.
A panel discussion Thursday afternoon featuring U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-14th) drew attention to the continuing issue of racial inequality in the country's healthcare system, and focused on the ways that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this longer-lasting problem.
The city will conduct a neighborhood public safety drill at 47th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, and warns the public to expect traffic delays in the area.
Protect Our Parks (POP) filed a motion for reconsideration on Friday after the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in the group’s case against the Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The group had already indicated it would do so a few weeks ago.
Jackson Park announced that some of its in-person programming for the fall will begin this week, with residents able to participate in activities that include baseball, gymnastics, pickleball, and crocheting.
The 2nd District is warning civilians of recent robberies after two men committed two armed robberies within the span of five minutes early in the morning of Thursday, Sept. 3.
Police are searching for the man who abducted two women from their Hyde Park apartment and forced them to withdraw cash from multiple ATMs and a wire transfer business. He released the women along 55th Street after one was able to get help from a passerby and contact the police.
Student protesters ended their occupation in front of University of Chicago Provost Ka Yee Lee’s house on the 4900 block of S. Greenwood Avenue Friday evening after a final confrontation with Chicago police.
The Rev. Leon Dorsey Finney, Jr., a powerful real estate developer who resisted the advances of the University of Chicago in Woodlawn during the early 1960s and built up a controversial real estate empire only to see it collapse toward the end of his life, died on Sept. 4 at the age of 82.
The Commission on Chicago Landmarks unanimously gave preliminary landmark status to the Emmett Till home in Woodlawn on Thursday afternoon, though commissioners raised questions about the owner’s future plans for the site.
Local public schoolteachers say preparation over the summer has put them in a better position to return to remote instruction this fall than they were when the coronavirus pandemic forced an abrupt end to in-person instruction in March.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a $330 million infusion from local banks into the Community Investment Corporation (CIC) to help build affordable housing on the South and West sides.
Organizers with Care Not Cops say that Chicago police raided their encampment at 49th Street and Greenwood Avenue early Thursday morning, after the group moved back into the street Wednesday afternoon.
The University of Chicago's Center for Asian Health Equity has received a five-year, $4.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase colorectal screenings, particularly among underserved and rural communities in Illinois.
Protesters with Care Not Cops reoccupied the street in front of University of Chicago Provost Ka Yee Lee’s house after a press conference Wednesday afternoon. The group had largely moved to the sidewalk after Chicago police issued dispersal orders against them Sunday and Monday.
The need for better and more sustainable methods of distributing food has become increasingly apparent as the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic lock-down have worn on and federal stimulus money has run out.
Chicago Public Schools' first day is Tuesday, Sept. 8, and classes will be virtual. The district has launched a website, www.cps.edu/reopening2020, to help parents prepare.
The protest in front of the home of University of Chicago Provost Ka Yee Lee’s home continued into Tuesday afternoon with the demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the U. of C. Police Department (UCPD).
The University of Chicago has reversed a controversial financial aid policy which made international students prove that they will be returning to Hyde Park this fall in order to receive a financial aid package with their regular living expenses allowance.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration will host a series of virtual meetings this week focusing on the city's budget shortfall.
Students are integrating back to in-school learning from Sept. 1 at the Ancona School, though the administration says around 40% of each grade level will spend the first part of the academic year continuing with parallel or remote education.
Two resurfacing projects, near the University of Chicago campus and in East Hyde Park, are scheduled to conclude by Sept. 11, school and city officials say.