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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 pullmancivic.org 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(…)

Frequently asked questions about landmark districts

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. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about maintaining a home in the Pullman Historic District. Visit pullmancivic.org for more information. Q: What work requires a building permit? A: You(…)

The basics of Pullman homes

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 pullmancivic.org for more information. “Here for the first time in the history of city building have the dwellings for an entire community been scientifically and artistically built in every(…)