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A view of East Hyde Park just before dawn Tuesday from the 31st Street Marina. Photo by Marc Monaghan

Locals sign up for Community Action Council

Locals sign up for Community Action Council

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Council (HP-K CC) Schools Committee hosted another Chicago Public Schools Community Action Council (CAC) interest meeting last Wednesday. About 40 community members attended the meeting, which was held at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. Out of the 40, 16 people signed up(…)

Review: “Seven Guitars”

RECOMMENDED Where: Court Theater, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. When: Through Feb. 16 Tickets: $45-$65 Phone: 773-753-4472 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic I haven’t seen August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” since its world premiere at Goodman Theatre in January 1995, and my opinion of the play hasn’t changed much since then. Court Theatre’s production directed by Ron(…)

Deli expands hours, offers breakfast

Deli expands hours, offers breakfast

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Bergstein’s, Hyde Park’s newest deli, began offering breakfast sandwiches last week. Bergstein’s, 1164 E. 55th St., now opens at 7 a.m. and offers a range of sandwiches. Manager Josh Widen said they expect to serve Intelligentsia coffee soon. The hours Bergstein’s remain open will extend to 8 p.m. after Feb.(…)

MSI offers free days for kids in February

MSI offers free days for kids in February

The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) will be offering free museum entry for kids in February. Free days at MSI, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 1-28. Free tickets are available for kids between the ages of 3 and 11 and must be obtained(…)

IL Republicans battling it out at U. of C.

A Republican gubernatorial forum will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. A hour-long roundtable discussion featuring candidates Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner and Dan Rutherford will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session. The event will be moderated by NBC 5 Political Editor(…)

Ukranians protest in solidarity in Kenwood

Ukranians protest in solidarity in Kenwood

Dozens of people demonstrated in solidarity with Ukrainian protesters early Sunday, across the street from President Barack Obama’s residence at 47th Street and Greenwood Avenue. The demonstration, which included around as many as 50 people at one point, was held in response to ongoing Ukrainian protests against President Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian policies. One protester held(…)

Despres awards announced

Despres awards announced

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society will award the Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Awards to the developers who rehabilitated the Harper Theater and the Shoreland Hotel. Jim Hennessy, associate vice president for commercial and real estate operations at the University of Chicago will accept the award for the work done(…)