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Police alert community to Kenwood burglaries

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Chicago Police sent out a community alert on Thursday, July 14, regarding a series of burglaries that have taken place in Kenwood in June and July. In each of the instances, police said offenders gained entry into a garage or a residence and took property from therein. The dates and(…)

Mexican sandwich restaurant to replace Packed

Mexican sandwich restaurant to replace Packed

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Cemitas Puebla, a family-owned Mexican sandwich restaurant, will move into the former location of Packed, 1321 E. 57th St., the dumpling shop that closed in May, according to the local food website Chicago Eater. Owner Tony Anteliz told the Eater that while he has not set a specific opening date,(…)

Artist hosts weekend pop-up

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Local artist Joel Maxime Jr., also known as “Crave”, is hosting a collaborative event by bringing together designers and artists for a one-day pop-up shop this Saturday, July 16. Maxime’s “Hair-a-tage” series still lives on the side City Hyde Park development, 5105 S. Harper Ave., but he wants to showcase(…)

57th Street Books to host discussion with literary agent

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., will host an “Ask the Agent” fest on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. The agent, Lori Kilkelly from Rodeen Literary Management, will answer pre-selected questions about publishing, particularly in children’s literature, sent in by members of the audience before the event. The(…)

NPR storytelling show plants its feet in Hyde Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Moth Radio Hour, a National Public Radio storytelling program, has extended its wings into Hyde Park. Tuesday marked the inaugural night of a monthly residency for The Moth at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Promontory will continue to host the storytelling event every second Tuesday of(…)

Police alert community to July robberies

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Chicago Police are warning community residents of two similar robbery incidents that occurred recently. Police said that in each of the instances, two Black males, 25-28 years of age, each weighing approximately 210 lbs., approach a victim on the street, place a sharp object in the victim’s back and seize(…)

Review:  “Chimerica”

Review: “Chimerica”

RECOMMENDED Where: TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. When: through July 31 Tickets: $22-$51 Phone: 773-281-8463 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Lucy Kirkwood’s “Chimerica,” a London hit and winner of the 2014 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, is a not unfamiliar blend of mystery-thriller and newspaper procedural sparked by the iconic photo(…)

Review:  “Bat Boy: The Musical”

Review: “Bat Boy: The Musical”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Griffin Theatre Company at The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. When: through July 24 Tickets: $39.50 Phone: 866-811-4111 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Judging by the riotous audience response at the performance I attended (not the opening), Griffin Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of “Bat Boy: The Musical” has(…)

Op-Ed: Mikva’s Lesson on Democracy Resonates Today

I grew up four blocks away from Abner Mikva’s house in Evanston. In the late 70’s, my contact with then Congressman Mikva was limited to trips to his house on Halloween when he or one of his family members would hand out full size Hershey bars to the neighborhood ghosts and pirates. I appreciated his largesse so(…)

Jennie Mendelson, 94

Jennie Mendelson, 94

Jennie Mendelson (nee Rosenberg) died on June 28 at the age of 94. Mendelson grew up in New Jersey, attended Newark College of Engineering and moved to Hyde Park in Chicago with her late husband Saul Mendelson in the late 1940’s. Later they moved to South Shore. Mendelson was active in politics and a generous(…)