The Hyde Park sculpture by Damon Reed is in Nichols Park
There are around 300 union members, around around half of whom live in Hyde Park
The first of a new Herald series on Hyde Park history
Court-based program aims to distribute $60 million to renters facing eviction due to COVID-19
To better reflect its existing mission, the DuSable Museum of African American History will look to become an education center as well as a museum by Juneteenth 2022.
As the eastern monarch butterfly begins its long southward migration to the oyamel fir forests of Michoacán, Mexico, Hyde Parkers are taking stock of their efforts this summer to collect and count the milkweed that the insect population depends on.
Frontline Books and Crafts, the Rastafari and Pan-African shop just off 53rd Street that has been a longtime community space and a persistent advocate for local Chicago authors, is in danger of closing its doors if the business cannot raise tens of thousands of dollars in the near future.
KAM Isaiah Israel congregants have raised $4.1 million out of a $5 million fundraising goal to renovate the synagogue and sustain it for years to come — not just for its envisioned continuing future as Chicago's oldest Jewish congregation, but as a public space for the broader South Side.
An in-person memorial service for community arts leader Cindy Pardo will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.
A trio of local museums will hold a family art crawl this Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. as part of the continuing multi-site exhibition “Toward Common Cause.”
Park Station, the mixed-income development at 63rd Street and South Maryland Avenue, passed through City Council at its Sept. 14 meeting, according to Block Club Chicago.
The University of Chicago Medicine has received a multi-million dollar federal grant for ovarian cancer research.
Several years ago, the Herald published "Lost Hyde Park," a series of articles by Susan O'Connor Davis, author of "Chicago's Historic Hyde Park," a 2013 book from the University of Chicago Press. Unfortunately, most of the articles were lost when we switched over to a new website last year.
As of Sept. 8, only about 9,400 students and about 6,000 staff members had so far opted into the testing
Event fundraised for kids' Halloween party
Sam Guard, a retired engineer technician, who worked on building projects throughout Chicago, has lived most of his 95 years in Hyde Park.
Kenwood Academy teachers used class time two decades ago to tell students they should not resort to criticizing other groups,. Today, teachers teach 9/11 as history.
Unvaccinated students who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days, during which they will be taught remotely
The Study at University of Chicago, a new hotel on the south end of the Midway Plaisance, will hold a soft opening on Sept. 16 while it continues to seek support from the community for a liquor license.
The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to rename the new Jackson Park track and field facility after pioneering Black athlete and South Sider Bob Pickens.
Karen Calloway stresses quality opportunities for students at high schools in their own neighborhoods
"Let's test it. Let's see if there's a solution. Let's fail a few times in order to understand a problem, not present a solution."
Kiwanis is attempting to resurrect a Hyde Park-Kenwood chapter and searching for interested members.
The Floating Museum art collective will bring an inflatable sculpture to the front lawn of the Museum of Science and Industry this Friday, Sept. 10, and Saturday, Sept. 11.
“Even as the distinctive approaches to foundational discovery and education at the university remain vibrant, it is clear that a meaningful transformation is underway.”
The Hyde Park Hotel once commanded the intersection of Hyde Park Boulevard (51st Street) and Lake Avenue, an elegant landmark between two communities. The main facade faced the north toward fashionable Kenwood, while to the south was the increasingly commercial district of Hyde Park. The sit…
When are families notified of COVID cases? And when are kids sent home? Here’s a guide to Chicago’s protocol.
The 1978 'Wizard of Oz' adaptation marked a height of the blaxploitation era and simultaneously its imminent collapse, but nevertheless became a cult classic
Hospitalized unvaccinated people 'recognize that they screwed up and they're paying a very big price, in terms of having severe COVID and having a good chance of dying.'
Arwady stresses need for people to get flu shots going into fall
As summer shades into fall, Hyde Park-Kenwood’s food programs continue their operations in the face of continued demand during COVID-19.
The Study at the University of Chicago, the boutique hotel slated to open this fall at 1227 E. 60th St., will host a pair of meetings on Sept. 8 and 15 to update the community on its plans and seek support for its liquor license application.
Removal of trees from the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) site commenced Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021. Felled trees and stumps could be seen along the northern edge of the Jackson Park Women's Garden. Further south within the OPC footprint more trees had been cut, their stumps remaining in the ground.
"One minute," shouts DePaul student Maxwell Murray to a group of street soccer players in red and yellow pinnies playing on a defunct basketball court, letting them know how much time they have left in their game.
83% of employees, 84% of students have uploaded proof of vaccinations. Due to delta, masks are required indoors.
"I feel like if everybody listens, we'll be OK."
“Bake Squad,” the baking show that made its Netflix debut on August 11, is the icing on the cake — or whipped cream on the pie — for Maya-Camille Broussard.
Gates have gone up at the north and south bridges to Wooded Island in Jackson Park to keep the area safe from "criminal activity," the Chicago Park District says, and the island will be closed from dusk to dawn.
Washington Park will host a joint African-Caribbean and food festival on Sept. 11 and 12.
The action comes regardless of the Supreme Court's revocation of the federal eviction ban.
Park Station, the 56-unit mixed-income building proposed for 63rd Street and South Maryland Avenue, passed through the Chicago Plan Commission at its Aug. 26 meeting.
The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced on Aug. 26 amid an ongoing surge in the pandemic that first arrived in Illinois in March 2020.
With schools set to fully reopen Monday, Chicago says it will drop the electronic COVID-19 screener it previously required families to complete daily before students stepped onto campus. Instead, it will institute what amounts to an honor system.
New tattoo parlor could open on 55th, and more city rental assistance is coming this year
Comer Children’s Hospital Dr. Daniel Johnson strongly supports vaccinations for children aged 12 and older
Neighborhood has increasingly diversified; surrounding neighborhoods' populations have mostly increased
Two of four ZIP codes fall below city average; all below state, national averages
Getting high school students into the workforce has proven difficult during the pandemic. A Pew Research Center study found that teenage employment in the summer of 2020 hit its lowest level in more than a decade — only about 30.8% of U.S. teens had a paying job.
The letter was addressed to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the heads of CPS and the Chicago School Board