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Children’s musician performs at Hyde Park Farmers Market

Children’s musician performs at Hyde Park Farmers Market

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer As part of the live musical performances featured during this season’s Hyde Park Farmers Market, Chicago children’s musician, Laura Doherty, is set to play on Thursday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the market located in Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Doherty has been writing and(…)

Silver Room brings legendary block party to Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Although it will be the Silver Room’s 13th Annual Sound System Block Party, the July 16 event will be the first time it has happened in Hyde Park since the Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., moved from Wicker Park last year. Silver Room owner, Eric Williams, said that the(…)

DuSable Arts and Crafts Fest

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern The DuSable Museum of African American History is holding its 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on the weekend of July 9 and July 10, from noon to 10 p.m. both days. A number of artists, food vendors, authors and entertainers will showcase their talents at the festival, including performers(…)

On-demand grocery system “Instacart” expanding

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Grocery delivery system Instacart has recently expanded into Chicago’s South Side, in partnership with the Hyde Park Whole Foods, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. The San Francisco-based company, Instacart has been present in Hyde Park (zip codes 60615 and 60637) for about two years, and two weeks ago moved into(…)

Harper Square to host annual yard sale

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Harper Square Cooperative, a mixed-income housing community at 4800-4850 S. Lake Park Ave., will hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five families will sell items including art, books, electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and kitchenware in the square’s courtyard. According to resident(…)

Hyde Park Community Players produce first outdoor play

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players are gearing up to perform their first outdoor production, “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. Hyde Park Community Player Laura MacGregor will direct the play, which runs Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 and Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. The location for the(…)

Architecture Design Camp creates pipeline to success

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) is holding an architecture and design camp July 28-31st at the University of Chicago. The four-day camp called “Project Pipeline” is for middle school students from grades 6-8, and held at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. “The(…)

Abner Mikva, 90

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Longtime Hyde Park resident and former local politician Abner Mikva passed away on Monday, July 4, at the age of 90. Mikva’s Hyde Park legacy began when he started as a student at the University of Chicago Law School in 1948. It was when he was living in Hyde Park(…)

John Rogers Sr. honored with street naming

John Rogers Sr. honored with street naming

By Sonia Schlesinger HERALD INTERN Hyde Park residents, city officials, and family of John W. Rogers Sr. gathered at Stony Island Avenue and 57th Street on the morning of July 5 to dedicate an honorary street sign to the late Judge. Several city officials and family members gave tributes to Rogers, including Cook County Board(…)

Advisory council leaders to be chosen at next Bixler meeting

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer An election for Bixler Park Advisory Council’s officers will be held next Monday, July 11, at 6 p.m., inside the Midway Plaisance Fieldhouse, 1130 Midway Plaisance. The meeting will mark the first official assembly of the newly emerging advisory council. All community residents are invited to attend and fill out(…)

Book release at the Hyde Park Art Center

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Artist Alice Hargrave discusses her work and releases her new book Paradise Wavering next Thursday, July 14 at the Hyde Park Art Center. Hargrave, a Chicago artist and educator, currently has an exhibit on display in the Art Center, also titled “Paradise Wavering”, running from May 1 to July 24.(…)

Abner Mikva, 90

Abner Mikva Hyde Park native, federal judge, lawyer, law professor, died Monday, July 4, he was 90. Mikva, who was once a University of Chicago Law School professor, was a U.S. State Rep. serving the 2nd congressional district from 1969-1973 and the 10th congressional district from 1975-1979. He was then appointed Chief Judge of the(…)

Raoul and Johnson want harsher sentencing for repeat gun offenders

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) is partnering with Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to develop legislation that aims to impose harsher sentences for repeat gun offenders. The legislation will propose guidelines that strive to keep repeat offenders from returning to the streets before an adequate amount of time is served. “Repeat(…)

CIE to host summer lectures

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern The Center for Innovation Exchange, 1452 E. 53rd St., will host a series of lectures on banking practices and its local impact, especially on the South Side of Chicago, this month and next. The events include Impact Banking and Implications for the Next Generation, July 8, 3 p.m. to 5(…)

Hyde Park Art Center shows French shorts

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Three French short films will be shown as a series at the Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) on July 7 to preview a larger film program coming later in the month. Presented by the Institut Français and the Cultural Service at the French Consulate in Chicago, the three short films(…)

Sunday night jazz at Room 43

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Jazz Society will host a Sunday Evening Jazz event this Sunday, July 3, at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. and the jazz music lasts until 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $5 for students. Trumpet player Marquis Hill will be(…)

Harper Square to host annual yard sale next Saturday

By SONIA SCHLESINGER 
Herald Intern Harper Square Cooperative, a mixed-income housing community at 4800-4850 S. Lake Park Ave., will hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five families will sell items including art, books, electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and kitchenware in the square’s courtyard. According to resident(…)

Hyde Park rental prices reach new high

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As new development projects continue to roll through Hyde Park, some neighborhood tenants are experiencing skyrocketing rental prices. J.L. Jordan III, a Hyde Park resident and realtor who has worked in the community for over six years, said that rental prices have surged over the past few years. “In the(…)

Blackstone Public Library closed on July 4

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Blackstone Public Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., along with all public libraries in the city will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observation of Independence Day. Blackstone will be open the rest of the week during its normal hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,(…)

Revival show brings in all-female improv group

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer On Friday, July 1, The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., will host the all-female sketch and improv comedy troupe, EbonyEssenceJet. The event starts at 8 p.m. and is $10 ($5 for students). EbonyEssenceJet is a Chicago-based female group featuring four African American women who light up comedy stages with witty(…)