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The Oriental Institute is among the world's premier research centers on the ancient Middle East and its galleries are a boutique truncation of Berlin's Pergamon Museum — but largely without Greek and Roman antiquities on display. Artifacts from Tel Megiddo and Persepolis, yes; the Market Gat…

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Construction on the "Kenwood Link," Kenwood Academy's $8.3 million elevated, enclosed pedway connecting the main building with the former Canter Middle School is set to begin in early 2023.

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The Kenwood Academy Broncos, reigning Chicago Public League football champions, were off to a rough start this season. After suffering a narrow season opening loss to Glenbard North (21-18) on August 27, and the loss of a quarterback due to injury sustained during the match, the Broncos are …

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My favorite piece at the Renaissance Society’s new show, “Fear of Property” is a 2 minute 30 second video by Pedro Neves Marques entitled “The Pudic Relation between Machine and Plant.” It records an encounter between a robot hand and a Mimosa pudica (aka sensitive plant, shame plant, sleepy…

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Several thousand people strolled up and down 61st Street in West Woodlawn Saturday, September 10th, enjoying the balmy afternoon with family and neighbors, perusing booths that showcased local services, retail stores, makers (craftsmen), artists and other entrepreneurs. Amidst the bustle and…

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If you think a black comedy that premiered on Broadway in 1941 isn't likely to appeal to audiences eight decades years later, think again. Court Theatre's production of Joseph Kesselring's “Arsenic and Old Lace” is as fresh and funny as if it were written yesterday and, on opening night earl…

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Most people aren’t wild about Monday mornings. But if you’re too young for school, or you’re looking after someone who is, you might find a reason to go wild at HelloBaby, the free play center at 600 E. 61st St. for babies, toddlers and tykes. 

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Kenwood Academy is treating students' trauma, reassessing its security plans and has no plans to change its open-campus policy in the aftermath of a student's murder on Friday, Sept. 9, Principal Karen Calloway said at a Sept. 15 local school council meeting.

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Flooding along 57th Street at its intersection with Blackstone Avenue, Sunday, Sept. 11.

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When the Museum of Science and Industry Circus Exhibit opened in April of 1973, MSI president Daniel M. MacMaster called it “a spectacular addition to the museum's attractions” in a Hyde Park Herald article. He went on to say that it would be as popular as the Coal Mine, U-505 submarine and …

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The Midway Plaisance, which stretches for a mile between Jackson Park and Washington Park, often puzzles people. Is it a road? Is it a park? What’s a plaisance?

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The second generation of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, made to target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of the omicron strain, are on their way. 

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“Alright, sopranos now,” co-founder Jonathan Miller said, motioning to a seated group. Accompanied by the piano, the section of older adults holding sheet music in a semicircle around the small chapel stage began to sing.  

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At a virtual 5th Ward meeting held on Tuesday, August 23, Ald. Leslie Hairston told constituents that she would not move forward with the University of Chicago’s proposal to convert a nearby one-way strip of 57th Street into a two-way street. 

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"We are here to help you and push you to your destiny, where you need to be, because you deserve to be respected," said Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) housing organizer Bobbi Brown as she spoke to about two hundred seniors gathered on the campus of Dyett High School. 

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Members of the Wicked Legends Mas Band perform on the Midway during the Chicago Caribbean Carnival procession, Saturday, August 20, 2022. 

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The 35th Annual Children’s Book Fair of Hyde Park will take place on Sunday, September 18th, and the fair is currently looking for essay submissions geared towards this year’s theme of Banned Books, due September 1st.