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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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The University of Chicago Police Department reported the following incidents between Sept. 14-20.

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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.

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“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. 

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Complete coverage of City Council actions is on Pages 6 and 7.

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The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents between Sept. 4-13.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.