Monthly Archives: March 2013

Hyde Park G and S to screen pirate movie

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Hyde Park’s Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company will present a special film screening Sunday, March 10 in advance of their production of “Pirates of Penzance.” The film, “Topsy-Turvy,” will be screened in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., in cooperation with the University of Chicago’s DOC Films. “[The film(…)

Murray PTO hosting sale

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Murray Language Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be hosting its 4th annual rummage sale on April 13 to raise money to assist with providing programs and other resources for the school. The school is currently seeking storage bins to for the sale. The Murray PTO is in(…)

Legal battle ends for trauma center protestors

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The legal battle for the protestors arrested outside the University of Chicago’s new Center for Care and Discovery last month has come to an end. Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) posted a video announcing the conclusion to the legal process on its Facebook page last Friday afternoon. Alex Goldberg(…)

Man nabbed for bank robbery in Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A Hyde Park man was charged with one felony count of bank robbery on Monday, March 4, after allegedly taking $1,874 from Fifth Third Bank, 1420 E. 53rd St., on Friday, March 1. Robert D. Shaw, 54, of 527 E. 51st St., was charged with one count of bank robbery.(…)

The shadow across 53rd Street

Developers of the Mobil gas station and former McDonalds sites on 53rd Street across from Nichols Park presented to Hyde Parkers on Jan. 28 a vision for the combined parcel that clearly meets one goal of planners for the new 53rd Street — residential density. Unfortunately, it achieves that goal at the cost of almost(…)

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives impacting Pullman

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives impacting Pullman

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI), a non-profit community development organization, has been behind a wave of recent commercial expansion and preservation activity in the South Side’s Pullman neighborhood. Despite its namesake and involvement in other neighborhoods, CNI has had a disproportionate impact on Pullman. Headquartered at the U.S. Bank(…)

Historic Pullman’s storied past, driven by George

Historic Pullman’s storied past, driven by George

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Little is straightforward about the motivations behind George Pullman’s perfectly planned town. A paternalistic wealthy industrialist or a daring social reformer; his company, trying to do its best for its employees or working hard to keep them down — these are the divergent roles, largely based on one’s point of(…)

Pullman group describes life in an historic district

Pullman group describes life in an historic district

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted by permission from the Beman Committee of the Pullman Civic Organization’s Guide for Historic Pullman District Home Owners. Visit for more information. “It is hereby declared necessary for the general welfare of the citizens of the City of Chicago…To safeguard the City of Chicago’s historic and cultural(…)