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The Hyde Park Art Center’s annual gala went virtual last Saturday but still managed to bring in $424,000 for the exhibition and educational space, surpassing its goal for the evening.

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Local activists — including University of Chicago alums and students Michelle Yang, Laurel Chen and Samhitha K. (foreground, left to right) and neighborhood resident Brandon Patterson (background with face shield) — demonstrate in favor of defunding the Chicago Police Department and against …

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Nine parents and four community members are vying for positions on the Local School Council (LSC) at Kenwood Academy High School, with the election scheduled for Nov. 19.

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Last Sunday, Nov. 8, activists with GoodKids MadCity and BlkRising gathered in the afternoon at 55th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, where they handed out food and supplies to passersby and locals. There was also a DJ and dance party to commemorate the loss of King Von, a Chicago drill rapp…

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Local School Council (LSC) elections, which are scheduled for Nov. 18 and 19, have been delayed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic, and it appears that the nature of the times has diverted attention from the races for Chicago Public Schools governing bodies.

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published a final Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Section 106 review of the construction of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) in Jackson Park last week. The publication of the MOA indicates that after three years of presentations, meetings wi…

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Nella Pizza e Pasta launched a GoFundMe for its employees this week, hoping to secure enough money to keep from laying off employees this winter. 

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The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club will host its annual gala tomorrow evening, as it continues to raise money for its programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The David Rubenstein Forum has opened on 60th Street, providing not only badly needed meeting space for the University of Chicago (currently retrofitted for use amid the coronavirus pandemic) but a striking addition to Hyde Park's architectural panoply. 

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The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents as having occurred between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1. 

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Since the beginning of October, new cases of COVID-19 are up 150% in Illinois, deaths are up 83% and hospitalizations 73%. All signs point to a "meaningful and sustained increase in transmission of this virus," Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Oct. 29, and "we can expect worse to come."