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Calls to remove police officers from schools are fundamentally about a reallocation of resources, Ald. Sophia King (4th) said at a press conference today, where members of the Progressive Reform Caucus that she chairs called for moribund legislation to remove them to have a hearing in City Council.

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The 61st Street Outdoor Farmers Market opened Saturday morning with new “Covid Era Customer Policies” and practices. Masks are required for entry and pedestrian flow is managed to maintain social distancing.

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Pedestrians brave rain and high winds on Friday night as they cross Lake Park Avenue at 53rd Street.

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The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club’s (HPNC’s) website states that “2020 has been unexpectedly complex. Beginning mid-March, due to the Covid-19 public health crisis, HPNC was forced to suspend all regular programs, leading to over 75% loss in revenue.”

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Undeterred by rain, Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th) tells demonstrators on Wednesday at Daley Plaza that she opposes the city’s $33 million contract with the Chicago Police Department that pays for police officers in Chicago Public Schools. Taylor said that instead, she wants the city to hire mo…

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Monday's intermittent rain couldn’t deter Chicagoans from taking to the Lakefront Trail as it opened officially after months of being closed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This cyclist heads for the path and passes lakefront path at Promontory Point, 55th Street and Lake Shore Drive, pas…

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Four suspects broke into Ray School early Sunday morning through a rear window, scattering items throughout the building and breaking an interior window with a chair, though it is unclear if they stole anything.

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Several Hyde Park museums have confirmed they will remain closed after Friday, June 26, when the city and state will enter the next phase of their coronavirus response plans that allow movie theaters, museums, zoos and performance venues to reopen.

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Across Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods, residents celebrated Juneteenth, commemorating the freeing of slaves in the United States with protest marches, gatherings, a food giveaway and a Black-owned business crawl along 53rd Street. 

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The series has completed a look at the development of the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue and turned to stories of interest within the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities.  The articles are all of varying topics but relate to the residences that currently or in the past have defined…

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The third and final meeting in the Section 106 process to discuss measures to mitigate the impact of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) has been postponed until July. 

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Chicago's beaches are still closed, Mayor Lightfoot says, but these young people staged a rebellion of their own, swimming off Promontory Point to cool down from the June heat.

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Hyde Park and other parts of the South Side will hold several events this year celebrating Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States. 

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Emergency repair work on the Morgan Shoal section of the Lake Michigan shoreline between the 47th Street and 51st Street pedestrian bridges has started, said Michael Padilla, United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District project manager.

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Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Hyde Park gas station after a University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) officer arrested a suspect suspected of robbing a victim later that evening.