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Air Quality Alert until 12AM CDT THU

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What's open among Hyde Park businesses and services

Although the city has moved into the next phase of loosening restrictions on businesses and services, Hyde Park businesses still need your … Read more



6,785 jobs tied to tens of millions of dollars in PPP loans approved for 841 area applicants

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved tens of millions of dollars in low-interest, forgivable Paycheck Protection Program l… Read more


U. of C. removes plaque of Stephen Douglas from campus

The University of Chicago will remove a plaque of Stephen A. Douglas from campus, President Robert J. Zimmer announced in an email on Tuesd… Read more


Cooling resources at King Center, Blackstone library, Kenwood Park activated through Friday

The city has opened cooling resources in Kenwood through Friday as the heat wave is expected to bring hot, humid weather for the rest of th… Read more


Protesters mark Fourth of July with march to Dyett High School, releasing list of demands to combat systemic racism

Protesters marched from Bronzeville to Washington Park on Saturday, marking the Fourth of July by releasing a platform of demands to combat… Read more



U. of C. to try to bring athletes back for practice, competition in August

The University of Chicago will try to resume varsity athletic programs in the coming academic year and bring athletes back to Hyde Park in … Read more

IHSA announces guidelines for return to play following COVID-19 hiatus

After suspending interscholastic athletics for two months because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Illinois High School Association released i… Read more


Football player at U. of C. forms coalition for school’s Black athletes

A few days after a police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd, Demetrius Johnson, a Black football player at the University of Chica… Read more


Long-time Hyde Parker Zelda Star dies at 94

Zelda Star, a long-time resident of Hyde Park died on June 20, 2020 at the age of 94. Read more

Dwight Powell, JPAC treasurer, dies at 72

Dwight Powell, who served as treasurer and on the board of the Jackson Park Advisory Council for a dozen years, advocating for the establis… Read more


Toussaint Toole, head and neck surgeon who ran marathons, dies at 84

Toussaint G. Toole, a head and neck surgeon who lived in Hyde Park, died recently at the age of 84. Read more

Arts & Entertainment


57th Street Art Fair goes virtual

The 57th Street Art Fair has gone virtual, after canceling its annual in-person show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more


With 'Spinning Home Movies,' DJs bring Chicagoans a weekly dose of history

Luther Vandross soundtracking a Greater Grand Crossing block party. Kids rollerblading over Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” A young couple … Read more


Magician Dennis Watkins launches online Magic Parlour Happy Hour

Dennis Watkins wants to put some magic back in our lives. Read more

Upcoming Events

Hyde Park-Kenwood Food Pantry

Recipients may come for groceries once every four weeks. Case manager also available. Enter through… Read more


Weather Today

Clear night


87° 76°

Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 70s.

Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSE at 10 mph
Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:23:45 AM
Sunset:08:27:20 PM

This Week's Forecast

Clear nightWed
20%87° 76°
Scattered thunderstormsThu
50%91° 72°
Scattered thunderstormsFri
50%84° 71°
Mostly clearSat
20%86° 71°
Partly cloudySun
20%81° 70°
20%83° 70°
Mostly clearTue
0%91° 76°