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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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 …

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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. 

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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. 

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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 …

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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.

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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.