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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.

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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. 

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Sam Guard, a retired engineer technician, who worked on building projects throughout Chicago, has lived most of his 95 years in Hyde Park.

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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…

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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.

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"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. 

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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.